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In December 2017, the HKSAR Government published its Smart City Blueprint establishing a framework to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. Since the Blueprint's release more or less one year ago, the city is making landmark technology and infrastructure improvements, notably with the launch of the Faster Payment System, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in late 2018.

In addition to these accomplishments, the city has set ambitious targets for smart development in the next two years – including the rollout of electronic identify (eID) for residents, the launch of commercial 5G, and a plan to replace half of the coal-powered energy supplied to the city's grid with renewable sources.

To track citizens' opinions on top priorities for smart city development going forward, KPMG China, in association with CLP Holdings, JOS, Siemens, Smart City Consortium and Wilson Group, recently launched a new report entitled Connected Cities: Citizen insights across Asia Pacific. The report features a survey of 4,192 residents in five leading Asia Pacific cities, namely, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore, on the benefits they expect to enjoy as cities become 'smarter'. Key focus areas of the survey include transportation and mobility, building a future-focused workforce, living environment, healthcare, energy and resources and the impact of technology.

At this seminar, Julian Vella, KPMG' ASPAC Regional Head - Global Infrastructure Advisory & Co-Head – China Infrastructure will share insights on the current state of smart city development in the five cities polled as well as key differentiators and best practices. This will be followed by an interactive discussion with our panellists Mark Lunt, JOS' Group Managing Director, Clube Ng, Connected City Alliance' Founding Co-Chairman, and Keith Cheng, Siemens' Head of HK Digitalization Hub. The panel will be moderated by Patrick Lee, Convener of the Chamber's Smart City Working Group.

Speaker(s) Julian Vella, ASPAC Regional Head - Global Infrastructure Advisory & Co-Head – China Infrastructure, KPMG
Mark Lunt, Group Managing Director, Jardine OneSolution
Clube Ng, Founding Co-Chairman, Connected City Alliance
Keith Cheng, Head of Hong Kong Digitalization Hub, MindSphere Application Center – City, Siemens Ltd
Language English
Date and Time 2019/04/02 15:30 to 17:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries Brian Shum
Tel: 28231220
Fee Members @ HK$280 / Non-Members @ HK$580
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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