Summit Schedule (7th GAES)

7th GAES Details

  • Online Summit:29th - 30th Jul 2022 (Live-streaming)
  • Physical Summit:5th - 7th Aug 2022 (HKCEC-Hall 5G)
Opening Ceremony
Speaker Bio
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG
Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation
- Mr Chris SUN Yuk-han, JP
Secretary for Labour and Welfare
- Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP
Secretary for Housing
- Dr the Hon LAM Ching-choi, S.B.S., JP
Member of the Executive Council
- Dr the Hon Stephen WONG Yuen-shan
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation
Member of the Legislative Council
- Dr Donald LI Kwok-tung, S.B.S., JP
Chairman, Elderly Commission
CEO Forum : From Crisis to Changes
Speaker Bio
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Mr Kenneth CHAN Chi-yuk
Chairman, The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong
- Mr Alfred CHEUNG
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Sales Officer, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited
- Mr Donald CHOI Wun-hing
Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group
- Dr the Hon LAM Ching-choi, SBS, JP
Member of the Executive Council
- Dr Pamela TIN
Head, Healthcare & Social Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Abstract

The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we live, work, and relate to others. Hong Kong, like other Asian cities, is facing huge challenges in meeting the diverse needs of its ageing populations, and urgently requires new ideas and solutions. It is equally important to work on solutions that are sustainable and inclusive. Prominent leaders from the public and private sectors will share their vision, strategy, the challenges they are facing and suggested changes for the society in the new normal.

Overcoming Hong Kong’s Healthcare Crisis: Developing a Sustainable Healthcare Model
Speaker Bio
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Dr Joseph CHAN
Chief Medical Officer, HKSH Medical Group
Deputy Medical Superintendent, HKSH
Head, Department of Women’s Health and Obstetrics, HKSH
- Dr Hong FUNG, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre
- Dr Kenneth TSANG
Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong
- Prof Jean WOO
Co-Director, CUHK Institute of Health Equity
Director, the Jockey Club Institute of Aging, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant, Prince of Wales and Shatin Hospitals, Hospital Authority

Abstract

Healthcare systems around the world are faced with unprecedented challenges under the pandemic. Hong Kong has a dual public-private healthcare system. However, their disparities are great. Public hospitals provide services to 90% of in-patients in Hong Kong at a heavily subsidised cost. The problems in Hong Kong’s collapsing healthcare system as shown during the pandemic are alarming. At this session, CEOs from private hospitals and the first primary healthcare centre will explore how we can rebuild and recover from the pandemic with a fairer and better healthcare system for the future, including the adoption of smart systems, financing and procurement of services, tele-medicine, the deepening of public‑private partnerships, etc.

Community Innovation : A Bottom-up Approach from Crisis to Changes
Speaker Bio
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Ms Ophelia LIN
Co-founder and managing director, Concord Alliance Ltd and Meiriki Japan and J-Health
- Dr Ning FAN
Chairman and Founder, Forget Thee Not
- Ms Cindy WONG
Chief Operating Officer, Golden Age Foundation
- Ms Yan CHAN
Secretary General, Community Investment and Inclusion Fund

Abstract

In the face of the adversities brought about by COVID, the civil society has reacted much quicker than government institutions. We have witnessed the rise of “community innovation” that is based on truly inclusive values and to meet the urgent needs of the society. The outbreak has roused the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of different social groups as a means of resilience and survival. Such innovation can stimulate bigger and more resourceful actors, such as large corporations, family foundations and even the government, to take part in tackling crises. Hear first-hand from the curators of such important bottom-up innovations and learn how such solutions may bring about positive social changes.

Supported by Bayer Hong Kong: Eye Care I Care
Speaker Bio
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Ms Justina SHEK
- Ms Nancy SIT
- Dr Barbara TAM
Ophthalmologist
- Ms Cemen WONG
DJ, Metro Broadcast Corporation
The Future and Implication of Telehealth for Elderlies
Speaker Bio
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Mr Raymond LAM
Executive Director, OMRON Hong Kong Limited
- Dr Edward LEUNG Man-fuk
Director, Geriatric Medicine (Healthy Ageing), Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
- Mr Ivan NG
Founder & CEO, FindDoc

Abstract

Telehealth is an effective alternative to traditional face-to-face diagnosis and treatment of patients and is disrupting the healthcare industry. Telehealth have attracted a phenomenal increase in users especially after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, specifically among the elderlies who are the most vulnerable to the pandemic. This session will discuss the future of telehealth, the implication for elderlies and the benefits it brings.

Facilitating Aging-in-Place in the Hong Kong Society
Speaker Bio
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Ms Zoe CHAN
Project Director, Innovation and Technology for Ageing, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
- Dr Carmen NG
General Manager (Elderly Services), Hong Kong Housing Society
- Dr Alice TSO Shing-yuk
Chairman, Nightingale Home Care Co., Ltd.
- Ms Stephanie LAW
Managing Director, Culture Homes and Forward Living

Abstract

In Hong Kong, over 90% of its aging population resides at home. To enhance the quality of life of elders aging at home, community support, homecare services, as well as Gerontechnology are crucial to create an eco-system to support senior citizens and their carers to enhance independent care and assisted care capabilities. In this session, we will explore the topic of building a facilitating an eco-system for ageing-in-place, together with speakers from Hong Kong Housing Society, Florence Nightingale Home Health & Nursing, as well as Jockey Club “age at home” Gerontech Education and Rental Service.

Mindset Innovation in Needs Assessment for Elderly Services
Speaker Bio
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Mr Kenneth CHAN Chi-yuk
Chairman, The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong
- Mr HO Kai-ming, JP
Under Secretary, Labour and Welfare
- Mr Stephen LAM
Founder & CEO, Product Creator, Dai3mimi Health-Tech Limited
- Dr TIK Chi-yuen, S.B.S, B.B.S, JP
Legislative Councillor (Social Welfare)
- Mr Peter YAN King-shun, JP
CEO, Cyberport
- Mr Albert AU
Founder, acesobee

Abstract

Standardised Care Need Assessment Mechanism for Elderly Services, a mechanism that aims to allocate suitable long-term care services for the elderly, has been implemented for 20 years. Since July 2021, an updated mechanism has been introduced with more localised elements and considerations. With this new system and number of pilot schemes (i.e. Community Care Service Voucher), how should we perform needs assessment so that the elderly and carers can receive more tailor-made services?

Technology Innovation in Dementia Support
Speaker Bio
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Mr Ivan LEE Ho-leung
General Manager, Residential Product & Quality of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
- Mr Roy LIM
CEO, Robocore Technology Limited
- Mr Kenny SHUI Chi-wai
Research Director and Head, Economic Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation
- Ms Elsa WONG
Managing Director, NEC Hong Kong Limited
- Dr Edward LEUNG Man-fuk
President, The Hong Kong Association of Gerontology

Abstract

According to the Hospital Authority, the prevalence rates of dementia in Hong Kong is estimated to be at 5%-8% among persons aged over 65, and at 20%-30% among those aged over 80. Research and deployment relating to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dementia, and development of Hong Kong-fitted assistive technologies for the rehabilitation and care of persons with dementia can enable them to live well in the community. It also benefits the quality of life of both the elderly and carers. In this session, we have invited service providers and technology companies to share their challenges and the tips to tackle for the solutions rollout.

Financial Sustainability for the 100-year Life
Speaker Bio
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Ms Ryanne LAI
Co-founder, ForeverGift.hk
- Mr Chapman WONG
Managing Director, AllianceBernstein Hong Kong Limited
- Mr Simon YUEN
Senior Regional Director, FTLife Insurance Company Limited
- Ms AU Lai-chong
Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Delta Asia Financial Group

Abstract

Majority of the population in developed countries today can expect to live over 100 years old. However, our current daily practices are ill equipped to cope with a 100-year life. Individuals, corporates and governments all have a role to play in ensuring we structure our lives differently so we can make the most of a longer life. This session will shed light on financial planning, estate planning and charity giving for individuals to tailor for this new pleasant 100-year life.

Carer Support
Speaker Bio
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Ms Leila CHAN Hiu-lui
Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, Big Silver
- Prof Alice CHONG
Research Professor, Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Former Senior Researcher, Labour and Welfare Bureau
- Dr Cissy YU
CEO, Supreme Care Limited
- Mrs Sandy LAW
Carer

Abstract

Carers, in particular the unpaid carers, take up an important role in caring of the elderly. Within the process of long term care of elders, carers encounter a lot of difficulties such as dealing with sudden medical circumstances of elders, fragmented or insufficient information, lack of knowledge and skills and financial difficulty in purchase of health care items, etc. Under these pressures, carers are in desperate need of support service. In this session, we will first study the existing carer service and related pilot projects and to make suggestions on further enhancement and development. Moreover, we will explore collaboration opportunities among Government, private and public sectors such as empowerment of carers, building promotion and information platform, etc. We believe that members of the society can work hand in hand together to support the carers.

Discovery Channel: A World without Prejudice
Speaker Bio
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese
- Dr Karen CHEUNG Siu-lan
Fellow, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, University of Hong Kong
Director, Mindlink Research Centre
Member, Service Development and Management Committee, The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
- Ms Agnes CHIANG Lai-ping
Founder & Chairman, Love Foundation
- Mr KWAN Chuk-fai, MH, JP
Chairman, Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, Home and Youth Affairs Bureau
Mr. Lo Sai Cheong
Senior Media Experts

Abstract

Whole increasing efforts have been put into building up the resilience of citizens, we also need to go beyond resilience to change the very social conditions that affect the lives of the needy and the disadvantaged. At this session, prominent social leaders will share their insights, knowledge and experiences to help unlock the leadership needed to transform our society towards a “society for all.” This requires a paradigm shift so as to recognize the dignity, value and importance of each person, regardless of age and social status.

Closing Ceremony
Speaker Bio
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Summit stage
Cantonese