BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017 Circular Economy: Towards a Resource Efficient Hong Kong Managing Waste, Driving Growth

Host / Sponsor: BEC
Event Time: Tue 16-May-2017, 09:30 to 17:00
Venue: JW Marriott Hong Kong
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In Hong Kong, land scarcity and waste management remain the pressing issues endangering the local environment and economy. Hong Kong’s daily per capita domestic waste generation rate is still high in comparison to other Asian cities with similar economic development. Government and business sector are proactively looking at new business models, strategies and innovations that can bring waste under control, treat waste as a resource for addressing sustainability challenges, while enhancing the competitiveness and growth of local economy.

From the World Economic Forum’s perspective, nothing that is made in a circular economy becomes waste. The circular economy’s potential for innovation, job creation and economic development is huge. Waste management industry will play a key role at the heart of circular economy.

At this Conference, we will bring together thought leaders, senior executives and policy experts from the government and business sectors to examine opportunities, strategies, innovative technologies and collaborative initiatives in promoting circular economy. The conference aims to inspire our audiences to optimize the utilization of assets by adopting the circular business model for enhancing not only business performance, but also the competitiveness and economic growth for Hong Kong.

Plenary Sessions: 

Plenary I – Rethinking waste and discovering the value of waste in the circular economy

Plenary II – A Sectoral Analysis: from textiles to building materials – from waste prevention to extending lifespan of the resources used.

Plenary III – The final step – waste to energy in the circular economy and implications for Hong Kong

Guest of Honour:
Please click here for the details of the Conference Programme (tentative)

Keynote Presentation by Overseas Speaker

Plenary I – Rethinking waste and discovering the value of waste in the circular economy

Plenary II – A Sectoral Analysis: from textiles to electronic and building materials – from waste prevention to extending lifespan of the resources used

Plenary III – The final step – waste to energy in the circular economy and implications for Hong Kong

 [Latest Programme and Speakers will be updated from time to timeKeep posted!

Members of Supporting Organisations: 10% discount* on registration fee

  • EuroCham members discount code: beces2017c1


*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
#3 or more participants register at the same time.

Please complete the Online Registration Form to reserve your seat. For further information, please visit the Conference Webpage or contact Ms Cathy Lo (T 2784 3922 | E


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