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“Double Ageing”

= Population Ageing + Building Stock Ageing

“Double Smart”

= Smart Ageing + Smart City

Social Innovation Regional Forum 2020 examines the unique challenges of “Double Ageing”, bringing together experts from Asia and Europe to explore proposals and strategies that enable a better future for sustainable cities and their inhabitants.

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Tackling Double Ageing by Double Smart

Date : 11 Dec 2020 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-17:40
Venue : Online
Language : English and Mandarin (with simultaneous interpretation)
Combining developments made in the fields of smart ageing and smart city, a people-centric ‘’Double Smart’’ approach to tackling the ‘’Double Ageing’’ of population and building stock has the potential to better tend to the different needs of various individuals and stakeholders, drawing on the power of social innovation to offer cities the opportunity to become more sustainable and liveable. Our keynote speakers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Europe will share their insights, practice and experience from their contributions to social innovation projects that align with the double smart approach.


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Address :
Prof. Jin-guang TENG
President, PolyU
14:40 - 14:50 Welcome Address :
Executive Director of Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
14:50 - 15:10 Keynote Address :
Guest of Honor
Mr Alfred SIT Wing-hang, JP
Secretary for Innovation and Technology
15:10 - 15:30 Keynote 1:
Executive Director of Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
15:30 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:00 Keynote 2:
Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better

Topic: The Age of Ageing Better? A Manifesto for Our Future
16:00 - 16:20 Keynote 3:
Mr LING Kar-Kan, SBS
Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Tackling Double Ageing by Double Smart
16:20 - 16:40 Keynote 4:
Ms Janice CHIA
Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia

Topic: Towards 2025: Creating Socially Connected Communities For Ageing in Asia
16:40 - 17:00 Keynote 5:
Ms Noriko DENO
Community Designer, Studio-L

Topic: Community Design for aging society in Japan
17:00 - 17:10 Break
17:10 - 17:40 Panel discussion:
Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, SBS, JP
Executive Council Member
Chairman of the Elderly Commission
CEO of Haven of Hope Christian Service




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