Summit Schedule (9th GAES)

Event details

Exhibition date: August 2-4, 2024 (Friday to Sunday)

Exhibition location: Hall 3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Opening hours:

  • August 2, 2024 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Opening Ceremony starts at 10:30)
  • August 3, 2024 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • August 4, 2024 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (last public admission at 6:00 pm)

-- Last updated: 2024/07/08 13:47

 

Opening Forum – Sustainable Smart Ageing
Speaker Bio
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summit Stage
English
Mr Wilson TANG Chee Ping
Chief Executive, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (Title Sponsor)
Ar Donald CHOI Wun Hing, BBS, JP
Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group
Dr the Honourable LAM Ching Choi, SBS, JP
Non-official Member, Executive Council, HKSAR Government
CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service
Assoc Prof LEE Kheng Hock
Deputy CEO (Education and Community Partnerships), SingHealth Community Hospitals
Dr Donald LI Kwok Tung, GBS, JP
Chairman, Elderly Commission
Dr William T. SMITH
Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in New York
Dr Lanning TIAN
President, Senior Service Informatics Innovation Research Center
Chairwoman, Zhongguancun SSIDC Smart Health and Senior Care Industrial Alliance, China
Mr Roberto Z ZOZOBRADO
CEO, Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)
Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG
Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation

Abstract

Population ageing is emerging as a significant challenge on a global scale. How can a sustainable future be ensured for the Golden Agers? The Opening Forum will delve into ‘Sustainable Smart Ageing’, exploring the challenges and opportunities that the global elderly population will face in the future. Discussions will revolve around innovative sustainable lifestyles, including policy advocacy for the elderly, the development potential of the Golden Age Economy, impactful investment strategies, elderly healthcare, community development, and other related issues.

Global Market Transformation – from Silver to Gold
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Summit Stage
English
Dr the Honourable LAM Ching Choi, SBS, JP
Non-official Member, Executive Council, HKSAR Government
CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service
Ms Elsa WONG
Managing Director, NEC Hong Kong Limited
Mr Joe SHAM Ka Hung
CEO of VR Management Ltd
Mr Roberto Z ZOZOBRADO
CEO, Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)
Ms Jasmine LEE Shun Yi
Managing Partner, EY Hong Kong and Macau

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

The global landscape is witnessing a shift from a ‘Silver Economy’ to a ‘Golden Age Economy’, propelled by the increasing purchasing power and changing preferences of the ageing demographic. How can Hong Kong and Asia seize this transformative opportunity? This forum will showcase emerging business paradigms, investment patterns, and corporate strategies specifically designed to address the dynamic demands and aspirations of Golden Age consumers worldwide.

Hong Kong Older Adults Digital Living Study – Interim Findings Presentation
Speaker Bio
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Dr Bobo LAU Hi Po
Associate Professor, Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr Steve FONG Fu Fai
Department Head and Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Prof Rick KWAN Yiu Cho
Associate Dean (Programmes) & Professor, School of Nursing, Tung Wah College

Abstract

The pandemic has led to rapid digitalisation in our daily lives and exposed substantial gaps in the access and usage of information and communication technologies between different age groups in Hong Kong, notably between the younger and the older cohorts. The Hong Kong Older Adults Digital Living Study (HK-OADLS) is a project funded by the University Grants Committee to evaluate the post-pandemic ‘grey digital divide’ using an inductive methodology and a user typology approach to inform segmentation and diversification of digital support in the community. This project is a collaborative effort between Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Tung Wah College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

This forum will present the interim findings from three studies under HK-OADLS and summarise the recent views of older adults, the general public and elderly care professionals on the ‘grey digital divide’ through qualitative and quantitative approaches. Based on these insights, our investigators from the Department of Social Work at Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the School of Nursing of Tung Wah College will also elaborate on the social and healthcare implications of our findings.

 

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Greater Bay Area Market Transformation – from Silver to Gold
Speaker Bio
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Miss Charmaine LEE Pui Sze, JP
Director of Social Welfare
Dr Lanning TIAN
President, Senior Service Informatics Innovation Research Center
Chairwoman, Zhongguancun SSIDC Smart Health and Senior Care Industrial Alliance, China
Mr Kenneth CHAN Chi Yuk
President, Greater Bay Area Healthcare and Elderly Services Association
Ms Zhixian YANG
Care Home Manager, Residential Care Homes for the Elderly in Foshan, E.T. Investment Limited
Prof Vivian W. Q. Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing
Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU
Program Director, Master of Social Sciences (Gerontology)

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

Centred on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, this session will explore the distinctive opportunities and challenges arising from the region's shift from a 'Silver' to a 'Golden Age' market. What role does Hong Kong play in this transformative journey? This dialogue will encompass pertinent policies of the Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong Governments, alongside the strategies of both nonprofit and for-profit organisations, aiming to harness the collaborative developmental possibilities of cross-border retirement living and expand the array of choices for the ageing populace.

Impact Investing for a Sustainable Future
Speaker Bio
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Mr Laurence LI, SC, JP
Chairman, Financial Services Development Council
Mr HUANG Zhen Qiu
Vice Mayor of the Zhuhai Municipal Government
Mr Wilson TANG
Chief Executive, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (Title Sponsor)
Dr William T. SMITH
Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in New York
Ir Prof Alan LAM
Managing Partner & CTO, Gravity Capital Partners Limited
Ms Lai-Chong AU
Group Chief Executive Officer, Delta Asia Financial Group

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

As human lifespans continue to increase, living to 100 years old is no longer a rarity. How can impact investing be leveraged to create a more sustainable future for the ageing population? This session will discuss investment strategies and case studies from private financial institutions, non-profit organisations and foundations, exploring how impact investing can generate positive social and environmental benefits alongside financial returns.

Global Senior Living
Speaker Bio
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Ms Winnie HO Wing Yin, JP
Secretary for Housing
Dr Carmen NG
Social and Elderly Wellness Director, Hong Kong Housing Society
Ms Candy HUI
Managing Director, CCG Healthcare, Chinachem Group
Ms Christy Wong
Assistant General Manager, Training & Development Department, China Taiping Life Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Limited
Ms LIU Ying
Co-Founder, Chengdu Longlive Pension Industry Development Co Ltd
Mrs Patricia LAU
CEO, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

‘Living long and living well’ is a popular motto among golden agers. As the ageing population presents unique demands, the challenge of creating a more diverse and high-quality array of senior living options also increases. This session will explore the innovative models introduced by public and private organisations, showcasing how they can provide comprehensive, quality care and living environments tailored for the golden agers by building vibrant, age-friendly communities.

It’s a Wonderful Life in the Greater Bay Area
Speaker Bio
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Summit Stage
Mandarin
Mr GAO Hongwei
Party Secretary, Civil Affairs Bureau
Ms LI Junxia
Assistant Director, Zhuhai City Investment Promotion Bureau
Mr HU Yubo
Co-General Manager of the Zhuhai region, Huafa Group
Ms FENG Xia
Assistant Party Secretary of the Modern Service Division and Assistant to the President, Huafa Group
Mr Kenneth CHAN Chi Yuk
President, Greater Bay Area Healthcare and Elderly Services Association

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

In recent years, Zhuhai has made significant progress in many areas, becoming a pivotal city in the Greater Bay Area. With the integration between Hong Kong and mainland China and the improvement of transportation, more Hong Kongers are choosing to purchase homes in Zhuhai, enriching the city’s urban residential structure and driving the development of other related industries. The Huafa Group is spearheading the development of Zhuhai to offer residents a livable, environmentally friendly and technically advanced lifestyle. Through various initiatives, the group strives to provide a variety of choices for its customers and fosters collaboration with its partners to promote Zhuhai’s sustainable development. To that end, these new developments can provide golden agers more variety in residential and investment options.

Health with Ageing – New Paradigms and Models for Health
Speaker Bio
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Dr Ronald LAM Man Kin, JP
Director of Health
Assoc Prof LEE Kheng Hock
Deputy CEO (Education and Community Partnerships), SingHealth Community Hospitals
Dr YIP Wai Man
Specialist in Geriatric Medicine
Prof Samuel WONG
Director, School of Public Health and Primary Care and Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Hong FUNG, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre

Simultaneous interpretations are available for this session.

Abstract

As global population ageing becomes increasingly apparent, new challenges in healthcare systems worldwide also arise. Traditional medical models have proven inadequate, urgently necessitating more holistic, people-centric approaches to meet the diverse needs of the ageing population. This session will introduce emerging models of medical, rehabilitation and elderly care services in Singapore and Hong Kong. Experts will share innovative preventive healthcare measures, technology-assisted medical solutions and integrated approaches to enhance the health and quality of life for the elderly. During the session, our speakers will discuss industry exploration of novel medical-elderly care-community integration models. and review future trends in health management for the ageing population.

Ageing with Health – Social Prescription for Health
Speaker Bio
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Dr LOUIE Hung Tak, Lobo, MH
Senior Lecturer I & Associate Head, Department of Health and Physical Education,The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Melissa CHAN
Clinical Advisor & Clinical Psychologist, Mind HK
Prof Zhixiu LIN
Director, School of Chinese Medicine and Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms Marietta LO
Development Director, Golden Age Foundation
Mr Dicky CHOW Ka Chun
Senior Researcher and Head, Healthcare and Social Innovation, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Abstract

The United Kingdom was the first country in the world to make social prescribing a part of its healthcare system. Since its widespread promotion in 2019, the system has benefited over two million people. Not only has social prescribing gained momentum around the world, but it has also successfully transformed healthcare by shifting the focus from hospitals to communities. But how is Hong Kong embracing this new shift? This session will discuss the emerging social prescribing practices and insights from Hong Kong, highlighting initiatives specially designed to promote the golden agers’ physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Unlocking Sustainable Talents
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Prof Sally CHAN Wai Chi
President, Tung Wah College
Dr Fowie NG
Associate Professor, School of Management, Tung Wah College
Prof Alex CHAN
Dean and Professor of the School of Arts and Humanities, Tung Wah College
Prof Rick KWAN Yiu Cho
Associate Dean (Programmes) & Professor, School of Nursing, Tung Wah College
Dr Lisa LAM, SFHEA
Director, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Prof Bertram Emil SHI
Director of Center for Aging Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof Estella MA P. M.
Director of Voice Research Laboratory, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Dr MAK Wai-kei
Head of Department, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan)
Dr LIU Tai Wa
Head of Nursing (Mental and Primary Care) Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies Hong Kong Metropolitan University
Associate Prof Carol MA Hok Ka
Head (Gerontology Programmes) & Senior Fellow (CEL) | S R Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr Sally LO Ka Wing
Research Assistant Professor, Felizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences, Saint Francis University
Prof Florence LEI Weng Chi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Faculty of Business and Law, University of Saint Joseph
Mr Nicholas OOI
Innovation Lead, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr Matthew SHUM
Founder, The Illuminant

Abstract

As the population ages, there is an urgent need to develop skilled professionals who can provide high-quality elderly services. This represents both a social responsibility and a developmental opportunity. Education institutions are proactively adapting their curricula to nurture the younger generation for this promising industry. Moreover, opportunities are being created for the elderly to acquire new skills and leverage their expertise to make valuable contributions in the workforce. This session will explore various methods for fostering forward-thinking and innovative talent and supporting the sustainable development of elderly services. Representatives from several educational institutions will also present training programs focused on elderly care services as well as tailored reskilling courses to reintegrate the golden agers into the workforce.

Session 1 11:15 – 11:35 The Translation of Digital Technologies to Promote the Mental Health of Older People

Session 2 11:40 – 12:00 Empowering the Golden Aged: Service-Learning and Social Innovation for Sustainable Social Impact

Session 3 12:05 – 12:25 Supporting Medical Staff with Humanoid Robotics

Session 4 12:30 – 12:50 "Green Voice Buddy" Scheme

Session 5 12:55 – 13:15 Building Sustainable Talents through VPET and Community Engagement

Session 6 13:20 – 13:40 Applying Gerontechnology in Elderly Home

Session 7 13:45 – 14:05
How do we nurture our students to work in the eldercare sector?

Session 8 14:10 – 14:30 The Key to the Sustainability of Care: Understanding the Physical-Psychological-Social-Spiritual Needs of Carers

Session 9 14:35 – 14:55 How to build a better ecosystem to meet the growing needs of the golden age population?

Harnessing Technology to Deliver Sustainable and Innovative Solutions
Speaker Bio
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Mr Simon K Y Wong, MH, FCILT
CEO, Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)
Mr Ricky CHOI
Cluster Lead, Smart Living of Cyberport
Mr Roy LIM
CEO, Robocore Technology Ltd.
Prof Gary LAU Kui Kai
Assistant Dean (Education Innovations), LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Director, Stroke Research and Prevention Group (HKU Stroke)

Abstract

How can we strike a balance between leveraging technology and maintaining a human-centred approach to ensure sustainable and innovative elderly care solutions? This session will showcase cutting-edge practices to provide groundbreaking and lasting solutions for the ageing population. The discussion will encompass the applications of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and big data, in the fields of healthcare, caregiving and lifestyle services, and explore the potential of integrating technology with human-centred services.

Closing Session – “Congratulations and Celebration!”
Speaker Bio
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Summit Stage
Cantonese
Golden Age Fellows and Innovators

Abstract

Over the past decade, Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has spearheaded the cultivation of cross-sectoral stakeholder participation and collaboration to foster the development of smart ageing cities. Honouring GAF’s 10th anniversary, the closing ceremony will showcase inspiring life stories from our Golden Age Fellows, Ambassadors and Innovators. An award ceremony will be held concurrently to recognise exceptional designs from the Bus Design Competition with vibrant musical performances.

Attendees are invited to join in celebrating this important milestone and together, let us continue to drive inter-generational connections and create a robust, sustainable and smart ageing future.