International Commerce Centre
The Hong Kong Networking Reception, held at the International Commerce Centre, concluded the first day of presentations and technical tours in Hong Kong – the third and final city of the 2016 International Conference. That evening, attendees of the reception, kindly hosted by Sun Hung Kai Properties and sponsored by Schindler, returned to the Sky100 Observation Space, which had been transformed from a forum for discussion into a swanky event space. Warm welcomes were offered by Mike Wong, Deputy Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties, and Jujudhan Jena, President, Jardine Schindler Group, Schindler. Over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, delegates took in the Hong Kong skyline while debating convivially the themes of the conference and discussing their own experiences throughout the week. With the menace of typhoon Haima on the horizon, many took this opportunity to celebrate the past week of conference programming while all were gathered in one place.
At 98 percent occupancy, the International Commerce Centre houses some of the most prominent financial institutions in the world. The building is routinely recognized as a paragon of good management, from a commercial, environmental, and community standpoint. It was awarded the CTBUH 2014 Performance Award for its rigorous building management program and the degree to which information is shared about its performance in all aspects. With refreshments and hors d’oeuvres in hand, attendees took in the sight at top of this landmark tower.