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14th Brunel International Lecture Series: Closing lecture, East Asia

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Date
09 July 2024
Time
16:30 - 18:00 HKT (GMT+8)
Location
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong,
China
Add to Calendar 09-07-2024 16:30 09-07-2024 18:00 false HKT (GMT+8) 14th Brunel International Lecture Series: Closing lecture, East Asia https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/brunel-international-closing-lecture-east-asia The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Overview

On 9 July, the 14th Brunel International Lecture Series will touch down in East Asia for the final leg of its global tour.
 
Over the past 18 months, the series has shone a spotlight on equitable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure challenges around the world and how the engineering community can help to address them.

In each geographical region, high-profile leaders have explored the practical engineering issues involved in tackling climate change at a local level – from resilience planning in Central America to future-proofing in Australasia.
 
The concluding lecture – which will take place in Hong Kong – will examine the challenges involved in financing sustainable infrastructure projects in East Asia and the opportunities for securing investment and government funding. 

It will also explore how risk assessment and mitigation can help to make sustainable projects more attractive to financiers and investors.

Register now to attend either in person or online. No attendance certificates will be provided for this event. 

To catch up with previous lectures in the series, visit the ICE 14th Brunel International Lecture Series page.

Sponsored by:

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

With support from:

International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

This coalition continues to broaden participation across other stakeholder communities to accelerate innovation, adoption and scaling of strategic resilient and sustainable infrastructure solutions built upon a commitment to tangible and collaborative action.

Closing lecture supporting organisations

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Hong Kong Branch

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Hong Kong Branch

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association and learned society that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession. The Institution's Hong Kong Branch was formally launched in 1997.

Climate Finance Asia

Climate Finance Asia

Established in 2008 in Hong Kong by leading environmental and social development professionals, Climate Finance Asia is a mission-driven business focused on tackling the climate challenge through the tools of sustainable finance.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a global professional body that aims to promote and enforce the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Civil Exchange

Civil Exchange

Civic Exchange is a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank and registered charity. Civic Exchange uses in-depth research and dialogue to inform policy and engage stakeholders on addressing environmental and development challenges in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Hong Kong Green Finance Association

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to gather industry experts and provide policy suggestions to the HKSAR Government and other regulators in developing green finance in the city.

Construction Industry Council

Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is a statutory body established on 1 February 2007. The main functions of the CIC are to convey the industry's needs and aspirations to the government of Hong Kong, as well as provide a communication channel for Government to solicit advice on all construction-related matters.

Institution of Public Private Partnerships

Institution of Public Private Partnerships

The Institution of Public Private Partnerships (IPPP) is a non-profit making learned organisation with the ultimate aim of implementing infrastructure development projects in an efficient and sustainable way via public private partnerships.

Venue

The University of Hong Kong, Rayson Huang Theatre
Pokfulam
Hong Kong
China

Programme

Hong Kong Time
16:30 - 16:35

Opening remarks

16:35 - 16:45

Introduction

16:45 - 17:00

Keynote address

17:00 - 17:05

Panellists introduction

17:05 - 17:45

Panel discussion

17:45 - 17:50

Closing remarks 

17:50 - 18:00

In-person event close

18:00

Networking session for in-person attendees

 
British Summer Time
09:30 - 09:35

Opening remarks

09:35 - 09:45

Introduction

09:45 - 10:00

Keynote address

10:00 - 10:05

Panellists introduction

10:05 - 10:45

Panel discussion

10:45 - 10:50

Closing remarks

10:50 - 11:00

In-person event close

11:00

Networking session for in-person attendees

Speakers

David Porter

David Porter

Institution of Civil Engineers

vice president

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David Porter

David Porter is the Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and will, subject to interim annual election by Council, become President in November 2025. As VP he has responsibility for the ICE Learning Society activity.

He is Director of Engineering and Services with the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) in their Transport and Road Asset Management core group, which is the roads authority for Northern Ireland.

David is the director of engineering within the Department for Infrastructure, In this position, David is the chief highways engineer and the head of the civil engineering profession within the Northern Ireland civil service. . Previously, he was the Chief Executive of Rivers Agency, the flood defence and drainage authority for Northern Ireland.

David is a Chartered civil engineer, a Fellow of ICE, and has served on its Council, and on numerous other committees and Panels.

Ricky Lau

Ricky Lau

Development Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)

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Ricky Lau

In October 2021, Ir Ricky LAU was appointed as the permanent secretary for development (Works) to oversee public works policy and infrastructure development.

Ir LAU was the director of civil engineering and development from October 2018 to October 2021 and was responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and the implementation of various reclamation, new development area and major infrastructure projects. He joined the Hong Kong Government in 1992 as an assistant engineer. Before joining the Civil Engineering and Development Department in 2015, he worked in the Highways Department and the Development Bureau.  

Ronald Young

Ronald Young

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SGCIB)

head of sustainable finance

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Ronald Young

Ronald is head of sustainable finance for Asia at Societe Generale based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the origination and structuring of sustainable finance transactions and the development of innovative impact finance solutions across Asia.

Ronald has more than 17 years of structured finance and principal investing experience working at a number of financial institutions and an infrastructure developer across the Renewable Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources sectors in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. 

Ronald graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Dual Degree Program, with a Bachelor in Economics (in Finance) and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Business Law.

Wing Law

Wing Law

AtkinsRéalis

chief executive officer

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Wing Law

Wing Law is the CEO of Asia at AtkinsRéalis, bringing over 20 years of experience in engineering and construction within the infrastructure and transport markets. He has a proven track record of fostering talent development and successfully leading and growing businesses across Asia.

Before joining AtkinsRéalis, Wing was the managing director of WSP’s Asia transport and infrastructure business and held senior management positions at Gammon, Arup, and Jacobs. His leadership at these companies led to significant business growth and project successes.

Under Wing's leadership, AtkinsRéalis is poised to continue driving innovation, sustainability, and excellence in engineering and construction across Asia. His vision includes expanding the company’s footprint in the region, fostering local talent, and developing cutting-edge solutions that address the challenges of urbanization and climate change.

Prof Wei Pan

Prof Wei Pan

The University of Hong Kong

head, department of civil engineering

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Prof Wei Pan

Professor Wei Pan, FICE, is head of department of civil engineering of The University of Hong Kong, where he is also executive director of Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development, and director of NetZeroLab and MiCLab. Professor Pan is a world-leading scholar in modular integrated construction (MiC) and sustainable construction engineering and management. He has attracted HK$120million research funding and authored 350 publications, being a Top 1% scholar worldwide by citations. He is editor-in-chief of ICE Engineering Sustainability. Professor Pan was awarded Distinguished Young Investigator of China by the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2019, CE’s Commendation in 2020, and MiC Outstanding People in 2022.

For more information please contact:

Paula Dinu

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