Summit Schedule (8th GAES)

Event Details

Date:11-13 August 2023 (Fri - Sun)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 5G


Opening session: Transform with Agility
Speaker Bio
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summit stage
The Honourable Chris SUN Yuk-han, JP
Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Dr Karoline SCHMID
Chief, Fertility and Population Ageing Section at Population Division, DESA, United Nations
Dr Edward LEONG Che-hung, G.B.M., G.B.S., O.B.E., JP
Former Chair, Elderly Commission
Mr CHUA Hoi-wai
Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG
Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation

Keynote Speaker: Dr Karoline SCHMID

Keynote Topic: Innovation and Transformation with Agility (conduct in English)

Simultaneous interpretation in English, Cantonese, Putonghua are available for this session.

CEO Forum: Transformative Power of Smart Ageing
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Summit stage
Mr James CHAN Yum-min
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Hong Kong Housing Society
Ar Donald CHOI Wun-hing, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group
Mr KUOK Hoi-sang, MH
Chairman and Managing Director, Chevalier Group
Mr Wilson TANG
Chief Executive, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited
Dr Jane LEE, JP
President, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Abstract: At this forum, CEOs and prominent leaders across sectors will share their vision and insights for powering up the smart ageing transformation. With continued innovation across sectors, the way we age has been transformed greatly over the past decade, and the latest technological developments have brought about enormous opportunities for advancing and transforming the concept of smart ageing. Smart ageing requires collaboration from all sectors, both public and private, and all industries, from housing to finance and many more, to improve the lives of older adults.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Putonghua are available for this session.

Developing a Sustainable Strategy for the Golden Age Economy
Speaker Bio
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Summit stage
Mr Horace MA
Executive Director, Chevalier Group
Mr Jimmy PUN, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Adventist Charitable Foundation Limited
Mr Joe SHAM Ka-hung
Chief Executive Officer, VR Management Limited
Ms AU Lai-Chong
Group Chief Executive Officer, Delta Asia Financial Group

Abstract: In the wake of the pandemic recovery, how can companies better address the needs of the ageing population? Corporates who have been running successful elderly care services in the US and Hong Kong will unveil their sustainable business models. This session will help participants better understand the market segmentation of the golden age economy, accelerate new thinking, inject innovation, and engage older clients in a meaningful and sustainable way with added value services.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Putonghua are available for this session.

Transformation of Healthcare
Speaker Bio
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit stage
Prof BIAN Zhao-xiang
- Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University
- Director and Chair Professor, Clinical Division, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr LUK Che-chung, JP
Vice-chairman and Chief of Medical Services, Virtus Medical
Dr PANG Fei-chau
- Commissioner for Primary Healthcare, Primary Healthcare Office, Health Bureau
- President, the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
Dr Hong FUNG, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre

Abstract: The pandemic has unveiled deep-seated problems in healthcare systems worldwide. This session will explore how senior healthcare is transformed by strengthening primary health care, incorporating Chinese medicine into the healthcare system, as well as the role of the private sector in the redistribution of resources.

Agile Financial Planning
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Summit stage
Mr NGAI Chi-wai
Chief Marketing Officer, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited
Prof Vivian LOU
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong
Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration; Program Director, Master of Social Sciences (Gerontology), The University of Hong Kong
Dr Eddie LAM
Professional Investor and Writer

Abstract: With increasing life expectancy and volatile economic conditions, how can we best prepare ourselves for sustained financial health? Guest speakers from financial institutions and non-profit organizations will share their expert insights on agile financial planning approaches to protect and enhance the value of our wealth in later stages of life.

Ecosystem of Developing Innovative Technology
Speaker Bio
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Summit stage
Mr Kelvin CHAN
Assistant General Manager, NEC Hong Kong Limited
Mr David FONG, BBS, JP
Managing Director, Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co Ltd
Mr Simon K Y Wong, MH, FCILT
Chief Executive Officer, Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)
Mr Jason CHIU, JP
Founder of Cherrypicks

Abstract:  Technology has become an indispensable part of smart ageing. Yet, older adults are the least adept with technology. There are a lot of missing links in the entire ecosystem. Technological advancement requires the dedication and collaboration of different links in the ecosystem including the public sector, private corporates, and investors. Leaders in these fields will share how they play a critical role in developing a collaborative ecosystem that may enhance innovative smart ageing technology.

Intergenerational Living Communities
Speaker Bio
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Summit stage
Dr. CHU Chung-man, Ferrick
Executive Director (Operations), Equal Opportunities Commission
The Honourable Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP
Secretary for Housing
Dr Carmen NG
Social and Elderly Wellness Director, Hong Kong Housing Society
Dr MO Kar-him
- Chairman and Co-founder, Happy Ageing Lab Foundation
- Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Abstract: Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes and communities as they age. How can we develop communities that promote life satisfaction, a positive quality of life, and self-esteem for people of all ages? Unlike the traditional concept of elderly residence, smart ageing recommends an inclusive and supportive community that caters for needs across all ages. In this session, we will explore how to build intergenerational communities from the perspectives of community planning, architectural design, and interior fittings.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Putonghua are available for this session.

Innovation in Cross-border Elderly Care
Speaker Bio
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Summit stage
Mr HO Kai-ming, JP
Under Secretary, Labour and Welfare
Mr WANG Hong-bing
Chairman, Jiangsu Regard Senior Care Group
Mr WANG Li-jun
- President, Guangzhou Association of Social Welfare and Senior Service
- Committee Member, Guangdong Provincial Technical Committee for the Standardization of Senior Service
- Committee member, Guangdong Provincial Technical Committee for Quality Management Standardization
Mr XU Mei-ping
President, Shenzhen Social Welfare Association
Mr Kenneth CHAN Chi-yuk
Chairman, The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong

Abstract: The cramped living space and long wait for residential care homes in Hong Kong have led more seniors to consider living in other cities, notably in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). Yet more updated information on the living conditions, medical and financial planning, policy support, etc., needs to be made available for the elderly and their families to decide with confidence. Experts on elderly care in the GBA will share their insights on cross-border collaborations between Hong Kong and the Mainland and their corporate strategies in developing the elderly market. The latest Government policy developments for fostering closer collaboration within the GBA on the golden age economy, talent, capital, and standardization will also be discussed.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Cantonese are available for this session.

The 2nd Smart Ageing Award
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summit stage
Winning Teams

Dissemination Seminar

The award winners will present their winning projects in this session.

Rethinking Golden Age Gourmet
Speaker Bio
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Summit stage
Mr Angus CHAN
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Pine Care Group
Director of Elderly Care Services of Chinachem Group
Mrs Sarah CHOY
Head (Social Enterprise & Medical Services), Po Leung Kuk
Mr Benson KWONG Chung-bun
General Manager (Customer Services, Sales Development & Specialty Restaurants), Fairwood Holdings Limited
Mr Maurice KONG
Chairman, Institute of Dining Professionals

Abstract: Eating well contributes greatly to the quality of ageing. Yet many golden agers have diet restrictions or health conditions that make that challenging. Corporates, NGOs, and academia have all put great efforts into elevating the golden age dining experience, transforming the look and feel, taste and texture, and services for the betterment of the daily lives of older adults.

Sustainable Talent Development
Speaker Bio
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Summit stage
Ms Winsome HAI Hiu-chu
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bamboos Health Care Holdings Limited
Ms Ophelia LIN
Co-founder and Managing Director, Concord Alliance Ltd and Meiriki Japan and J-Health
Ms Cindy WONG
Chief Operating Officer, Golden Age Foundation
Ms Gladys YAM
Deputy Executive DIrector, Vocational Training Council
Mrs Patricia LAU
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Abstract: The elderly industry is currently seeing significant growth. A sustainable talent pipeline is at the core of the strategic development of our society. Due to the ageing population, the demand for talents in the elderly care industry and other sectors is stronger than ever. In this session, speakers will explore how we can attract younger workers to join the elderly care industry and tap the potential of younger seniors to serve other older adults.

Closing Session: Hong Kong’s Got Talents!
Speaker Bio
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Summit stage
Mr LEUNG Wing-mo
Former Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory
Mr Cristovao NGAI
Partner of P.C. Woo & Co.
Ms TSE Suet-sum
Performing artist
Ms Amy WU
Performing artist and professional counselor
Ms Cindy WONG
Chief Operating Officer, Golden Age Foundation

Abstract: The 21st century challenges older people to invent this new world of ageing with purpose. With extended longevity ahead, baby boomers must step up and join in efforts to redefine this stage of life rather than accepting yesterday’s norms. In this extremely interactive and entertaining session, celebrities from different fields will unveil how they tread on the second half of their lives with purpose and vitality and explore multi-facets of talents.