Online summit schedule

2020.07.08 (Wed)

Opening Session - Smart Ageing for Tomorrow in the Time of the Pandemic
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Mr Kenneth Chan Chi-yuk
Chairman of the Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong
Dr Ching-choi LAM
Non-official Member, Executive Council, HKSAR Government
Chairman, Elderly Commission
Mrs Helen Kan
Executive Director and Alternate Chief Executive Officer, China CITIC Bank International Limited
Mr Ricky Wai-kay WONG
Vice Chairman and CEO, Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Mr Stephen Wong
Deputy Executive Director & Head of Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation

The pandemic has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly for older adults. At the same time, the world is facing another  opportunity for change on a scale not seen before. How do leaders address such huge challenges? What approaches will different sectors use to help different age groups, especially the elderly, to understand and adapt to this landscape of complexity? At this session, leaders from the public, business, financial and elderly care sectors will exchange ideas and strategies on rebuilding our society as we begin to transit out of crisis mode into a new normal.

Enhancing Immunity through Health Practices
Speaker Bio
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main forum
Dr Raymond LAI
Diagnostic Radiology Specialist
Dr David DAI
Chairman, Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association
Dr YUEN Hong-chau
Registered Acupuncturist
Dr Linda ZHONG
Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Eternal youth and radiant looks are the dreams of many people. Young and old alike seek to maintain good health so as to defer the ageing process. The basic approach to total wellness can begin with strengthening the immune system in the body.
Digital Innovations for Smart Ageing
Speaker Bio
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Mr Argon Ho
Executive Director, Pixel Networks Limited
Ms Anne Li
Researcher, Our Hong Kong Foundation
Dr Charleston Sin
Dr Charleston Sin Executive Director, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Dr CP Wong
Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics
The massive digitalisation of our society, especially after the pandemic, can be a challenge for older people.
Global Innovative Programmes for the Elderly to combat COVID-19
Speaker Bio
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Dr Chandrakala DIYALI
Senior Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Social Sciences Amity University, India
Prof Brian FINDSEN
Former Professor of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Prof Eef Hogervorst
Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Loughborough, UK
Ms Thelma KAY
Former Chief, Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Dr Pamela Tin
Head of Healthcare & Social Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation
Professor Teresa Tsien
Honorary Consultant, Smart Ageing Hub, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global population in drastic ways. Although all age groups are at risk of contracting COVID-19, older people are especially at risk due to physiological changes that come with ageing and potential underlying health conditions. Making matters worse, seniors must spend more time at home often without physical contact with family members and friends.  As a result, they have a high probability of developing severe illness.

Different countries and cities are adopting innovative approaches to minimize the risk.  In this webinar, panel speakers from Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK will share how their governments, NGOs, and institutions have addressed the issue and present their insights on the way forward.

2020.08.08 (Sat)

Recipe for Cross-Generational Inclusion
Speaker Bio
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ms Queenie LI
Public Policy Institute Researcher - Healthcare & Social Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation
Ms May Lau
Head, Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation
Dr Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work & Social
Administration, The University of Hong Kong
WONG Shum-yee, Pauline
Senior Manageress
Integrated Children & Youth, Family and Community Development
Service, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service
In an ageing society, it is very important to encourage interactions and communication amongst the young and the old in times of technological innovation, geographic mobility, and shifting economies.
Innovative Financial Services for Golden Agers
Speaker Bio
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Main forum
Ms Lai-Chong AU
Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Delta Asia Financial Group
Ms Orchis LI
General Manager, Gen Re Hong Kong
Councillor of the Life Insurance Council under the Hong Kong
Federation of Insurers
Mr Stephen Pau
Chief Investment Officer
Hefeng Family Office
Ms Christina Yung
Senior Community, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hong Kong HSBC
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
To make an effective financial arrangement is extremely challenging for the elderly, people with dementia, those with chronic illness, anyone with declining health, or their caregivers.
Concluding Session - Truth of Ageing
Speaker Bio
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mr Garry Chan
Vice Chairman
Policy Donation Programme, Life Care Movement
Professor Richard M. W. HO
Honorary Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Honorary Fellow of New Asia College
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Managing Director, Long Benefit Enterprises Limited
What is ageing? What is the meaning of ageing? How can you stay young at heart no matter how old you are?