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Joint Symposium 2023 - Shaping the Future: Trends and Insights for Tomorrow Technologies Development in Greater Bay Area

This Symposium is an annual event intended to bring together international and local speakers to foster all aspects of advances in building design and building services engineering.

Conference Information:
- Theme: Shaping the Future: Trends and Insights for Tomorrow Technologies Development in Greater Bay Area
- Date: 22 November 2023
- Time: 09:00 - 18:00
- Location: Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
- Organising Institutions: HKIE-Building Services Division / ASHRAE Hong Kong / CIBSE Hong Kong Region
- Organising University: Department of Building Environment & Energy Engineering - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Official language of the Symposium is English

Sub-themes of the symposium
1. Codes & Guidance
2. Design & Research
3. Operation & Application
4. Maintenance & Performance

Who Should Attend:
Engineers, architects, designers, researchers, academics, property developers, professionals and practitioners involved in the wide range of disciplines associated with building design and building services engineering. 

Fees (Per Person)
- Standard: HK$ 1,800 ($1,700 for early bird on or before 25-Oct-2022)
- Full time students: HK$ 400 
(Fee includes proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch, student package includes proceddings and coffee breaks only)

Please register online here.
a) Please make the Cheque payable to “ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter”.
b) Send the Cheque to – "Swire Properties Limited", 18/F, One Island East, Taikoo Place,
18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong (Attn: Mr. Barry Lau (ASHRAE))
c) At the back of the Cheque, please kindly state “JS2023, Name of your organisation, Contact person and  and Contact tel. number”.
No refund may be made but substitute delegate is allowed.
Receipt will be issued to the contact person when cheque is received. Enquiry email:

09:00 - 09:05: Welcome Address (Mr. Michael SUNGChairman, Joint Symposium 2023 Organizing Committee)
09:05 - 09:20: Opening Address (Mr. TAI Sheung-shing, Victor, The Under Secretary for Housing, HKSAR)
09:20 - 09:30: Keynote Speech (Ms. Fiona CousinsPresident-Elect, CIBSE)

Session 1- Codes and Guidance
Chaired by:     CIBSE Hong Kong Region (Mr. Gary CHIANG, Chair)
09:30 - 09:55: Strategies for Net Zero Hospital by ASHRAE Society
09:55 - 10:20: Multi-trade Integrated MEP (MIMEP) Growing Forward, by Gammon E&M Limited
10:20 - 10:35: Question for Session 1
10:35 - 10:40: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
10:40 - 11:05: Coffee Break

Session 2 - Design and Research
Chaired by:     The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Prof. Asif Usmani, Head of Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering)
11:05 - 11:30: How AI can Help to Achieve Net Zero, by BuroHappold Engineering
11:30 - 11:55: Integrated Atomistic Simulations: Advancing Fire Safety and Toxicity Evaluation in Building Materials, by Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, University of New South Wales and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11:55 - 12:20 Future Fire-safe Facade Glass System with Active Ventilation, by Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12:20 - 12:35: Question for Session 2
12:35 - 12:40: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
12:40 - 13:55: Lunch
14:00 - 14:10: Keynote Speech (Mr. Francis MILLSASHRAE Society Distinguish Lecturer)
Session 3 - Operation and Application
Chaired By:     ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter (Mr. Peter LAM, Lecturer)
14:10 - 14:35: Demystifying District Cooling Systems in Hong Kong, by Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR Government
14:35 - 15:00: Optimal Ventilation Strategy for Hospital Inpatient Wards, by Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
15:00 - 15:25: Autonomous Vehicle Energy Saving Programme, by Power Electronics Research Center, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
15:25 - 15:40: Question for Session 3
15:40 - 15:45: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
15:45 - 16:10: Coffee Break

Session 4 - Maintenance and Performance
Chaired By:     HKIE - Building Services Division (Ir Keith YUEChairman)
16:10 - 16:35: The Rational Use of Cooling Towers to Improve the Overall Performance of the Chiller COP, by Mesanct
16:35 - 17:00: Water Treatment Energy Saving Technology, by Prefecttech Frigaid Company Limited 
17:00 - 17:15: Question for Session 4
17:15 - 17:20: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
17:20 - 17:30 Closing Speech (Ir Keith YUE, Chairman, HKIE - Building Services Division)


The original flyer can be downloaded here.