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The Organising Committee would like to express sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of the Conference:

 

Platinum Sponsors
Chun Wo Development Holdings Ltd
Gammon Construction Ltd
 
Lunch Sponsor
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd
 
Gold Sponsors
AECOM
ARUP
Bestwin Engineering Ltd
China Geo-Engineering Corporation
CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
Freyssinet Hong Kong Ltd
Hip Hing Construction Co Ltd
The Hongkong Electric Co Ltd
Hopewell Wind Power Ltd / Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Ltd
Hsin Chong Construction Co Ltd
Hyder Consulting Ltd
InteliBuild
Kum Shing Construction Co Ltd
Leighton Contractors (Asia) Ltd
Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Ltd
MTR Corporation
Paul Y Engineering Group Ltd
VSL Hong Kong Ltd


GUEST OF HONOUR


Mrs LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, Carrie
JP, Secretary for Development
Development Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR

Mrs Carrie Lam has been appointed Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government since 1 July 2007. She joined the Administrative Service in August 1980, and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. Mrs Lam had served in various bureaux and departments. She was Director of Social Welfare from August 2000 to October 2003, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) from November 2003 to May 2004, Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London from September 2004 to March 2006. She was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs before her appointment as the Secretary for Development.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 

Ir MAK Chai-kwong
FICE, FHKIE, FCILT, FHKIHT
JP, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)
Development Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR

Mak Chai Kwong is the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), responsible for the coordination of the public sector infrastructure works programme in Hong Kong and the development of works and heritage conservation policies.

He joined the Hong Kong Government in 1973 after graduation from the University of Hong Kong. His early career was associated with the development of Hong Kong’s railway system.

He was appointed Director of Highways in 2002 before taking up his present appointment in 2006.



Professor Peter GUTHRIE OBE
Head, Centre for Sustainable Development,
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Peter Guthrie is Head of the Centre for Sustainable Development. He is the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK having held this post since 2000. He is a Fellow of St Edmund's College.

Peter Guthrie is the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK having held this post since 2000. His research is focused on the assessment of large scale projects for sustainability and work has included consideration of mixed developments, mining projects, housing, and educational buildings. He also pursues research in the sustainable development of infrastructure in developing countries, including the challenging the appropriateness of technical standards, waste management, the potential for waste materials to be used as materials in construction, and the engineering of earth roads.

A civil engineer with geotechnical specialisation by background, Peter has worked on roads in countries such as Nigeria, Lesotho, Sudan, Philippines Ethiopia, and Botswana, and on major infrastructure projects such as London 2012, Orange County Great Park (California), Channel Tunnel Rail Link, CrossRail, West Coast Mainline Route Modernisation and Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester Airports, and major building projects such as Eden Project Phase 4, and large scale schemes for the Prison Service and the Ministry of Defence. He has advised on policy matters related to waste and environment in Russia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Romania and Portugal.
He has acted as expert witness on the proposals for Dunsfold Park Eco-Village in Surrey. He is Director of Research on a Grosvenor led research programme on Energy Policy in the Built Environment, Co Principal Investigator on the EPSRC funded ISSUES Project, and supervisor on PhD research on sustainable development in international development, looking at stakeholder engagement, assessment post hoc, and the role of international consultants. He was the Principal Investigator on the Land Securities plc funded programme of research into sustainability of the Ebbsfleet Valley scheme. Peter is Vice-Chair of DEFRA’s Scientific Advisory Council and leads the Waste Sub Group.

He is also on the DECC Project Board for the Severn Tidal Power scheme. He was involved in the founding of "http://www.redr.org/" RedR, a charity that provides engineers and other personnel to relief agencies in disasters. In recognition of this initiative he was awarded the prestigious "http://www.beaconfellowship.org.uk/press_releases.asp?rel=1074" Beacon Prize for charitable giving in 2005. He was a Trustee/Director of "http://www.ewb-uk.org/" Engineers Without Borders (EWB) which is a student inspired organisation which seeks to help students make a contribution to the relief of poverty through improved awareness and field projects linked to research.



Professor Christopher KENNEDY
Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Chris Kennedy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses in Engineering Ecology, Infrastructure Economics and the Design of Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities. His work involves applying principles of Industrial Ecology to the design of urban infrastructure systems, including buildings, water systems, and urban transportation. Amongst his publications are studies of urban metabolism, and processes for developing sustainable urban transportation systems. His wider work has included contributions to probability theory, regional economics, contaminant transport and engineering education.

Chris has worked and studied in Europe and North America. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London (B.Eng.) and the University of Waterloo, Canada (MASc., Ph.D.) , as well as a diploma in Economics from the University of Warwick, U.K. and an MBA from the University of Toronto. His previous employers include the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, and various engineering firms in the UK. In 2004/05, Chris was a visiting professor at Oxford University and ETH Zürich. He has been a consultant on infrastructure economics for Infrastructure Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Finance. He has also conducted professional and voluntary work for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Environment Canada, the National Research Council, the US National Science Foundation, and the World Bank.



Mr James LAW
Chairman & Chief Cybertect, James Law Cybertecture Int’l

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK from the age of nine, James Law realized his talents in architecture when he was just seven years old. A self-confessed gadget freak, James’ fascination with buildings, structures and technology began at an early age. His favourite past times as a child included making robots and building computers.

After completing a degree in architecture from University College London in 1992, under renowned visionary architect Peter Cook, James took up his first job as an architect at the firm of prestigious Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa in Tokyo in 1994. Following this foray, James moved back to Hong Kong in 1997 to take up a position as the Director of Gensler International, one of the largest design firms in the world, and to focus on technology projects.

A defining moment in James’ architectural career occurred in 2000 when he was invited to design of both architecture and technology of the Dickson Cyber Express Shopping Mall – the world’s first “Bricks & Clicks” retail complex in Hong Kong. This led to James coining the term “Cybertecture”, to symbolize a new kind of design which merges technology & architecture as a future design that brings people “Live The Future”.

With growing reputation, James became an active advocate in the issues of future technology and design. James then set up James Law Cybertecture International on the first day of the new century in 2001 to mark a start of a new era in design.

In 2004, James was selected as the only Chinese recipient of the Asian Innovation Award given by the President of Singapore. In the same year, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka invited James Law to participate in a brainstorming presentation on the topic of Cybertecture for the future planning and reconstruction of Sri Lanka.



Dr Stephanie WRAY
Global Environment Leader, Hyder Consulting Ltd, UK

Stephanie is a highly qualified and experienced environmental manager who delivers sustainable projects from a base of expert technical knowledge. She has a wealth of experience in partnering with clients, enabling them to achieve their development objectives sustainably and with the minimum environmental impact. Stephanie has published technical guidance and has presented conference papers both in the UK and internationally. She is skilled in developing public consultations, ministerial briefings and media days and regularly acts as expert witness on matters relating to the Habitats Regulations. Stephanie’s background is as a community ecologist, taking a broad intellectual approach to the inter-relationships between people, animals, plants and the the wider environment. Her research interest include agile contruction and environmental change management. She founded Cresswell Associates, the specialist ecology consultancy, in 1995 and retained her position as Director after Cresswell Associates became a fully integrated division of Hyder. Stephanie has recently been appointed to Hyder’s Professional Board as Global Environment Leader, and also advises the Executive Board on matters relating to sustainability and corporate responsibility.



Professor Dr Qian Shi
Department of Construction Management & Real Estate,
Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC

Professor Dr Qian Shi graduated from Tongji University. From 2001 to 2002 he was in Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien) as a visiting scholar. Now he works as a Professor in the Department of Construction Management & Real Estate in Tongji University. He is also the Director of the Center for Master of Engineering, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University and the vice-chairman of the project management division of the Shanghai Society of Civil Engineers. His research mainly focuses on Sustainable Construction, Project Management, Green Building and Risk Management. Dr Shi has involved in many large construction projects in Mainland China, such as the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai World Expo 2010, Guangzhou University City and etc.