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Re-industrialisation Conference reveals profound economic impacts on relevant development of Hong Kong


15 Feb 2016


(Hong Kong, 15 February 2016) - TecONE, a one-stop resources centre under the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation ("HKSTP") and Hong Kong Productivity Council(“HKPC”), will hold an annual event Re-industrialisation Conference at Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park on 22 February, revealing how re-industrialisation brings about profound impacts and enormous business opportunities to the future development of society and economy in Hong Kong. Re-industrialisation, being one of the measures vigorously upheld by the government in the policy address of this year, is a directive strategy for promoting the development of intelligent and high value-added manufacturing industries in Hong Kong.   

The Conference is composed of various programmes, which cover insights from government officers, industrial professionals and international experts in various aspects of re-industralisation. They will guide a number of participants to carry out insightful discussion and in-depth analysis on the impacts and advantages of re-industrialisation from different perspectives, among which, increase in employment opportunities, diversified economic development, commercialisation of innovation and technology, broadening business opportunities, shortening in production cycles, prompt reaction to market demand and achieving small-scale customisation and production, etc.  

In the Conference, Nicholas Yang, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, will deliver a keynote speech on the theme of re-industrialisation; Kay Matzner, International Project Manager of Fraunhofer Society from Germany, will take Germany as an example in his speech on the development and results of Industry 4.0 in simple language; whilst Professor Daniel Cheng, Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries, will conduct a tailored analysis of the current situation in Hong Kong and how Hong Kong industry can benefit from re-industrialisation.  

Allen Ma, CEO of HKSTP, said, "Re-industrialisation is a key factor to promote competitiveness for Hong Kong’s innovation development and economic growth. The development plan of HKSTP consists of various strategies which encourage Hong Kong to stride forward towards re-industrialisation, including re-developing our three industrial estates into new and  high-end industrial buildings and expanding Hong Kong Science Park to increase the capacity of Hong Kong to incubate and commercialise technology-based innovations. Our ultimate goal is to develop a unique value  chain in which ‘Innovate in Hong Kong, ‘Design in Hong Kong’ and ‘Made in Hong Kong’ all can be realised in this compact city."  

Agnes Mak, Executive Director of HKPC, said, "HKPC has been supporting local enterprises in industrial upgrading and transformation in order to develop high value-added businesses. With the strong foundation and experience of the local industry, re-reindustrialisation will ensure the growth in economic diversity of Hong Kong. In line with the Industry 4.0 concept and the national strategy of ‘Made in China 2025’, HKPC has stepped up its industry support and introduced various new initiatives recently to promote smart production technologies. These include promoting the application of 3D printing, robotics and conformal cooling technologies; as well as the introduction of software and mobile applications' reliability and system security testing to prepare enterprises to embark on re-industrialisation."  

Other key topics that will be brought up for discussion at the Conference include the important functions developed through the progress of re-industrialisation by software, brand-new industrial production mode from the angles of creative industry, new definitions for production flow from business perspective, how re-industrialisation is achieved from the view of talent development, as well as different local sectors’ views on re-industrialisation. For details of the Conference, please refer to appendix I.  

For details of registration, please visit the following website: https://hkstp.wufoo.eu/forms/tecone-signature-event/  

 

Appendix I  

Re-Industrialization – Impact and Opportunities for Hong Kong

Date: 22.2.2016 (Monday) 

Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Charles K Kao Auditorium, Phase 2, Hong Kong Science Park
 

Time Programme  
09:00 – 09:30 Registration  
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome remarks Mr. Allen Ma, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation  
09:35 – 09:40 Welcome remarks  Mrs. Agnes Mak, Executive Director, Hong Kong Productivity Council  
09:40 – 09:50 Group Photo  
09:50 – 10:00 Keynote speech  Mr. Nicholas W. Yang, JP,  Secretary for Innovation and Technology  (Please click here for bio) Keynote speech  Mr. Nicholas W. Yang, JP,  Secretary for Innovation and Technology
10:00 – 10:30

Keynote speech: i4.0 in Germany and successful examples

Mr. Kay Matzner, International Project Manager 

bei Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft  (Please click here for bio)

Keynote speech: i4.0 in Germany and successful examples  Mr. Kay Matzner, International Project Manager   bei Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
10:30 – 11:00

Keynote speech: How can HK industries capitalize on re-industrialization?

Ir Prof Daniel M.Cheng MH, JP, Chairman, 

Federation of Hong Kong Industries  (Please click here for bio)

Keynote speech: How can HK industries capitalize on re-industrialization?  Ir Prof Daniel M.Cheng MH, JP, Chairman,   Federation of Hong Kong Industries
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break  
11:15 – 11:35

From Ideation to Production

Mr. Kevin Ko, Managing Director,

Radius China  (a Jabil company)  (Please click here for bio)

From Ideation to Production  Mr. Kevin Ko, Managing Director,  Radius China  (a Jabil company)
11:35 – 12:05

Transformation from Intelligent Manufacturing (i-mfg)

Towards Smart Manufacturing

Ir Thomas K.K. Lee, General Manager, 

Materials & Manufacturing Technology Division, 

Hong Kong Productivity Council  (Please click here for bio)

Transformation from Intelligent Manufacturing (i-mfg)  Towards Smart Manufacturing  Ir Thomas K.K. Lee, General Manager,   Materials & Manufacturing Technology Division,   Hong Kong Productivity Council
12:05 – 12:35

Opportunities and Critical Success Factors for the Development of Cyber-Physical Systems in Hong Kong

Dr. T. John Koo, Director, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS),

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)  (please click here for bio)

Opportunities and Critical Success Factors for the Development of Cyber-Physical Systems in Hong Kong  Dr. T. John Koo, Director, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS),  Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
12:35 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 14:35

Panel Discussion (1): 

Creating new industries in HK from an innovator's perspectives

Moderator: Mr. Peter Mok, Head of Incubation,  Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks    

Panel members: 

 
  (1) Mr. Alan Lee, Founder, B-Free Technology  (please click here for bio) Mr. Alan Lee, Founder, B-Free Technology
  (2) Mr. Matthew Man, CEO, Megasoft  (please click here for bio) Mr. Matthew Man, CEO, Megasoft
  (3) Mr. Eric Wong, CEO, GRST Energy  (please click here for bio) Mr. Eric Wong, CEO, GRST Energy
14:35 – 15:10

Panel Discussion (2): 

Redefining production in HK from an industrialist’s perspectives  

Moderator: Dr. Lawrence Cheung, General Manager,  Automotive & Electronics Division,  Hong Kong Productivity Council    

Panel members : 

 
  (1) Ms. Martha Hao, Executive Vice President Wise Ally Holdings Limited (a Defond Group company)  (please click here for bio) Ms. Martha Hao, Executive Vice President Wise Ally Holdings Limited (a Defond Group company)
  (2) Mr. David Chan, Chairman and CEO,  Blue Box Holdings Ltd.  (please click here for bio) Mr. David Chan, Chairman and CEO,  Blue Box Holdings Ltd.
  (3) Mr. Calvin Wu, General Manager Shing Hing Plastic Manufacturing Ltd Mr. Calvin Wu, General Manager Shing Hing Plastic Manufacturing Ltd
15:10 – 15:45

Panel Discussion (3):

Enabling re-industrialisation from talent development’s perspective    

Moderator: Ir. Dr. H.L. Yiu, Head, Electronics / Material and Precision Engineering Clusters, HKSTP    

Panel members: 

 
  (1) Prof. HC Man, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University;  (please click here for bio) Prof. HC Man, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
  (2) Professor Yun-hui, LIU, Director,  T Stone Robotics Institute,  The Chinese University of Hong Kong;  (please click here for bio) Professor Yun-hui, LIU, Director,  T Stone Robotics Institute,  The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
  (3) Professor Ronald Chung Chi-kit Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council  (please click here for bio) Professor Ronald Chung Chi-kit Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council
15:45 – 15:55

Closing remark: Impact and Opportunities

Mr. Allen Ma, CEO,

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

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