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The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Property and Facility Management Division Conference 2023 “Explored the Next Generation of Smart Property & Facility Management in Greater Bay Area”

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 22 September 2023 – The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Property and Facility Management Division hosted the Annual Conference 2023 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University today.

With the theme of “Next Generation of Smart Property & Facility Management in Greater Bay Area”, the conference attracted 230 guests from Hong Kong and the Mainland in attendance. The conference brought together industry experts, practitioners, and academics from across the Greater Bay Area to share insights on industry development and explore the latest strategies for technology applications in property and facility management. Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP, Secretary for Housing, Housing Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China, attended as the Guest of Honour.

Due to the rapid digital innovation and transformation in the construction industry in Hong Kong and the country in the past few years, exploring the smart technology adoption in property and facility management would be important to facilitate smart city development and improve the living quality.

Meanwhile, the rising demand for property management and infrastructural development in The Greater Bay Area has brought new industry dynamics. With the support of the Guangdong Property and Facilities Management Association of the Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou Property Management Association and Shenzhen Property Management Industry Association, the expert and industry leaders in the Mainland engaged in fruitful discussions with the local speakers and participants to forge the industry development in the future.

Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP, Secretary for Housing of HKSAR Government mentioned in her opening address, “Embracing innovation and collaboration is crucial for improving the quality and efficiency of our property and facility management services. The Housing Bureau has been integrating innovative technology in construction and management services to improve efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability while reducing waste and pollution. The conference today offers a platform to leverage strengths, share best practices, and explore smart solutions in smart property and facility management in the Greater Bay Area, aligning with the government’s Smart City blueprint.”

The conference comprised eight presentations and two panel discussions. Hosted by Sr Prof HUI Chi Man Eddie, MH, JP, Professor of Department of Building & Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Vice Chairman of Property Management Services Authority, Past Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – Property and Facility Management Division and Prof. CHAN Yuk-kit, James, MH, JP, Managing Director of Charterwealth Professional Limited, twelve industry leaders were invited to explore the current opportunities and challenges of smart technology adoption in property and facility management and share their visions for technology adoption within the Greater Bay Area over the next ten years.

Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, noted, “the conference theme, The Next Generation of Smart Property and Facility Management in Greater Bay Area, could not be more apt in resonating with our mission and vision. As we step into an era of unprecedented technological advancements, it is imperative that we leverage our expertise to shape a future that is not only smart but also user-centric and age-friendly.”

Sr Charles HUNG Chuen-ka, Chairman of the Property and Facility Management Division of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, noted, “Property and Facility Management is renowned as one of the indispensable professions in supporting the core business of the organisations as well as our living. Our profession has been widely recognized locally and internationally. It’s time to explore how to leverage our advantages to enhance service quality with technologies and create synergies with the professionals in the Greater Bay Area to elevate the excellence of the property and facility management. ”

Sr Louis LEE Man-ho, Organising Committee Chairman of the Property and Facility Management Conference 2023, stated in his closing speech, “With over 230 participants joining from 44 supporting organisations ranging from HKSAR government, professional institutions in the Greater Bay Area, today’s conference is a benchmark event in showcasing the synergy and technology adoption in the Greater Bay Area. We will continue collaborating with government and industry to advance industrial practices and standards through different activities and collaboration in the Greater Bay Area.

List of Speaker and Presentation Topic (in order of speech delivery):

Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung
President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Welcome Speech
Sr Charles HUNG Chuen-ka

Chairman, Property and Facility Management Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Opening Remarks
Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP

Secretary for Housing, Housing Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China

Keynote Speech by Guest of Honour
Sr Hon Tony TSE Wai-chuen, BBS, JP

Founding President of Guangdong Property and Facilities Management Association of the Greater Bay Area and Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying, Planning, and Landscape), Legislative Council of The Hong Kong Special Administration Region of The People’s Republic of China

The Challenges for Smart Property and Facility Management
Mr LI Yongxin

President of Guangzhou Property Management Association &

Mr CHEN Zuoqin

Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Yuexiu Services Group Limited and Director of the Digital and Intelligence Committee of Guangzhou Property Management Association

The Practice of Smart Property and Facility Management
Mr Nixon CHAU

Managing Director & General Manager

SenseTime Hong Kong

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Innovation for Inclusion: Accelerating the Transformation of Property & Facility Management
Ar. Donald CHOI Wun-hing, JP,

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group

ESG – The Soul of Corporation
Mr CHEN Yaozhong

Vice President of the Shenzhen Property Management Industry Association &

Mr CHEN Haizhao

Secretary of the Party Committee and Managing Director of China Merchants Property Operation

The Core of Integrated Facility Management Business – Creating Value for Clients
Mr Arthur LEE Hok-yin

Assistant Director/3, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China

Shaping Smart Facility Management with BIM-AM & IoT
Ms Bella CHHOA

Director – Asset Management, Sino Land Company Limited

Enhancing Customer Journey through Innovation
Mr IP Siu-chuen

Director, Hong Yip Service Company Limited

An Uplift of Intelligent Property Facility Management for Enjoyment of Smart Service and Quality Lifestyle
Sr Louis LEE Man-ho

Organising Committee Chairman of the HKIS – Property and Facility Management Division Conference 2023

Closing Remarks

Conference Booklet is downloadable here.

High-resolution event photos are downloadable here.

Photo Caption:

001 Ms Winnie HO, JP, Secretary for Housing, Housing Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China (6th from right), Sr Paul WONG, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (5th from right), Sr Charles HUNG, Chairman, Property and Facility Management Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (6th from left), Sr Louis LEE, Organising Committee Chairman of the HKIS – Property and Facility Management Division Conference 2023 (5th from left), Mr LI Yongxin, President of Guangzhou Property Management Association (4th from right), Sr Hon Tony TSE, BBS, JP, Founding President of Guangdong Property and Facilities Management Association of the Greater Bay Area and Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying, Planning, and Landscape), Legislative Council of The Hong Kong Special Administration Region of The People’s Republic of China (4th from left), Mr CHEN Zuoqin, Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Yuexiu Services Group Limited and Director of the Digital and Intelligence Committee of Guangzhou Property Management Association (3rd from right), Mr CHEN Haizhao, Secretary of the Party Committee and Managing Director of China Merchants Property Operation (3rd from left), Mr Nixon CHAU, Managing Director & General Manager, SenseTime Hong Kong (2nd from right), Ar. Donald CHOI, JP, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group (2nd from left), Sr Prof Eddie HUI, MH, JP, Professor of Department of Building & Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Vice Chairman of Property Management Services Authority and Past Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – Property and Facility Management Division (1st from right) and Prof James CHAN, MH, JP, Managing Director of Charterwealth Professional Limited (1st from left) at the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – Property and Faculty Management Division Conference 2023.
002 Ms Winnie HO Win-yin, JP, Secretary for Housing, Housing Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China
003 Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors delivered the welcome speech.
004 Sr Charles HUNG Chuen-ka, Chairman of the HKIS Property and Facility Management Division delivered the opening speech.
005 The conference drew over 230 industry professionals across the Greater Bay Area.

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About the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong. As of 8 August 2023, the number of members reached 10722, of which 7683 were corporate members, 55 were associate members and 2984 were probationers and students. HKIS work includes setting standards for professional services and performance, establishing codes of ethics, determining requirements for admission as professional surveyors, and encouraging members to upgrade skills through continuing professional development.

The Institute has an important consultative role in government policy making and on issues affecting the profession. We have advised the government on issues such as building safety and unauthorized building works, problems of property management, town planning and development strategies, construction quality, construction costs and housing problems. We have also issued guidance notes on floor area measurement, real estates valuation and land boundary survey, etc.

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