The afternoon will be spent with all delegates together once again, in one common conference program located in the One Island East office tower. Those registered for The Lawn at The Upper House Networking Reception / Closing Party will take a shuttle to the final event culminating the journey through the Pearl River Delta in style.

Venue: One Island East

Program Hosted by:

Friday 21 October, Schedule, Hong Kong

12:30 pm Arrival, Registration, and Lunch
1:25 pm Welcome from Program Host

Session 1

1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: The challenges and opportunities of density and height

It is generally recognized that the horizontal mode of urban development – with the energy required to both build and operate such a city – is unsustainable into the future, especially against the backdrop of massive population growth and a million people urbanizing on the planet every week. It is instinctively believed by many that the concentration of both population and infrastructure through the dense, vertical city – sharing concentrated resources and preserving land for nature and agriculture – is the only vision for a sustainable urban future. But is this true? And, if true, what are the challenges to making it happen in the optimum way? This panel discussion brings together five illustrious contributors who will debate the merits and challenges of height and increased urban density, engaging the audience in what will be a thoughtful and enlightening session.

3:00 pm Coffee Break

Session 2

3:30 pm
5:00 pm

Conference Closing Plenary

5:00 pm Travel to Closing Reception
6:00 pm Networking Reception / Closing Party (for those registered) at the Lawn at the Upper House

About This Program Location

One Island East

About One Island East

One Island East comprises 59 office floors with a typical floor plate of 2,300 square meters (24,760 square feet). One Island East is the landmark of Taikoo Place, recognized as one of the Hong Kong’s best planned business hubs, managed by Swire Properties. The portfolio offers some 6 million sq ft of prime commercial space for local and multinational corporations.

The basic form of the building is a square plan with rounded corners and a central core. The two corners facing north and south open up at the top floors to address the Harbor view. At the base, the two corners facing east and west open up to address the open space. The edges of the four façades sail beyond, creating a floating effect and giving lightness to the building. Architectural fins are introduced on the faç… Read More

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