Event Synopsis:

“Waste into Green Energy” – Green Finance Opportunities  is to demonstrate and highlight the importance of waste-to-green energy in the context of the sustainable energy industry, ultimately providing a great opportunity for green financing.

ESG, particularly waste-to-green energy, has potential to become the mainstream of sustainable development.  The global waste-to-energy market is expected to reach a market size of USD 69.94 million by 2026, according to Mortor Intelligence.  After the rapid growth in recent years, people are more concerned about urban waste generation.  What approaches should we adopt for waste management to pursue sustainable urban development?  What is the stable and truly reliable source of sustainable and renewable energy that we can use?  We believe these are the main factors driving a strong demand of the waste-to-energy technology, because waste-to-green energy is the answer to solve the waste issues while producing energy through advanced technology.

This Event covers ESG policies in Hong Kong, social impact of sustainable and renewable energy industry, what is the best energy for sustainable development, how blockchain acts as a digital enabler for green finance, and most importantly, how waste-to-green energy has risen and become the mainstream of sustainable development. 

Industry elites, including S.C. Mak, Dr. Patrick Lau, Dr. Chun Ho Lam (Jason), Dr. Kyle Wong,  Samson Ng, Dr. Kate Kwan CPA(US) CGMA FRM & Dr. Amanda Lim from different organisers (AAMA PRD, HAESCO, Association of Blockchain Development) and supporting parties (Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Urban Gateway Energy Limited, ACH Worldwide Limited, Normsun & Co, ASIA CEO COMMUNITY), will be the speakers and facilitators of this seminar.

About the Speakers: 

1. Dr. Jason LAM: Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

With interests in climate change, environmental pollution and designing electrocatalyst to degrade persistent organic pollutants in wastewater, Dr. Lam’s research direction focuses on applying electrocatalysis to transform renewable feedstock, such as biomass, into chemicals and fuels. 

Dr. Lam taught at Wesleyan University before joining City University of Hong Kong. He mentored undergraduate researchers at MSU, Yale, and high school students in the MSU High School Honours Science Program (HSHSP). Dr. Lam has also been invited to design and teach an online certificate program on the practice of green chemistry for professional students at University of Washington. 

2. Dr. Kyle WONG: President of Association of Blockchain Development; Chief Operating Officer of Artificial Intelligence Hong Kong Limited.

Kyle, Ph.D., CFA and FRM, has more than 30 yr. of experience in the financial markets.  He has taken on sales and management positions at Merrill Lynch, Citibank, HSBC and RBC Group in Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore.  He has great knowledge in tokenomics.  He was advisor to several crypto projects.  From 2010-2017 He was the Chief Operating Officer of a hedge fund focusing on tech and value stocks in the Greater China area.  He will bring his expertise in identifying macro trends, valuation and due diligence to technology projects.  Kyle received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University.

3. Dr. Patrick LAU: Deputy Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Dr. Patrick Lau has been Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 2019. In this role, Dr Lau helps create opportunities and facilitates deals for Hong Kong businesses. His portfolio covers the promotion of Hong Kong’s service sectors, merchandise trade and innovation, as well as the HKTDC’s external relations, corporate communications and marketing and its network of 50 offices worldwide.

Dr Lau was a lawyer at international law firms Baker McKenzie and Skadden Arps before he became an investment banker at UBS AG and China Construction Bank (CCB) International as a Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Assistant Head of Investment Bank. From 2015 to 2018, Dr Lau was the CEO of a digital infrastructure company, Director of Investments at the Malaysian Government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, and Board Director and Investment Committee Member of venture and private equity fund Xeraya Capital.

4. Mr. Samson NG: Director of Haesco; Managing Director of Urban Gateway Energy; CEO of EnerWaste AP

Samson has spent the last 30 years, primarily in the energy sector as an entrepreneur and senior executive with a strong development, asset management, strategic planning and legal focus.  Noticing the rising energy demand in emerging markets in the early years, Samson made a move to become a developer and investor in sustainability and joined the efforts to change the course before climate change is irreversible. Samson received his LLB from University of London and MA from City University of London.

Panel Moderator

Dr. Amanda Lim: A Charter Member of AAMA PRD, a Digital Economy Consultant and a Lecturer. 

Being a business consultant and a project research lecturer, Amanda has valuable and reputable corporate consultancy job experience.  Her consultancy and research projects are related to AI, fintech, blockchain, biotech, robotics and retail 4.0.  She has published more than thirty articles and research reports related to Digital Economy.  She got her Bachelor Degree of Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Hong Kong, Master Degree of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Manchester, PhD (Management) from Renmin University of China and Postdoctoral Certificate from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.  She got her Fintech course certificate from HKU and her Contract Law course Certificate from Harvard University.  Also, she is an assistant Professor at the Industrial and Economic Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Master of Ceremony

Dr. Kate KWAN​: ESG Director of ACH Worldwide Ltd

Dr Kate Kwan, CPA(US), CGMA, FRM is an experienced Investment Banking Executive Director with a talent for harnessing exceptional stakeholder engagement skills to negotiate “mission impossible” trade deals with high-profile investors in challenging markets, and a proven track record of leveraging transformational leadership to facilitate rapid organizational growth, swiftly turning around financial performance from loss to profit. Kate currently is the ESG Director at ACH Worldwide Limited leading ESG projects and initiatives for customers. In her recent role as Loan Syndications and Head of Private Debt Mobilization for a multinational financial services company, her most notable achievement has been to successfully establish a credit insurance platform in Asia, only the third geographical region in the world with its own platform after Spain and the US. In a previous role as Head of Secondary Loan Sales (Global Emerging Markets) for a major investment bank, she successfully established a secondary loan trading platform with 278 trades totaling billions of US$ over a 5-yr period.


“Waste into Green Energy” – Green Finance Opportunities

​​​​Date:         Delayed upon further notice owing to the Covid-19 Situation 
Time:        TBC
       HKTDC SME Centre
                    Ground Level, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Supporting Organizations:

1.         ACH Worldwide Ltd
2.         Asia CEO Community Limited
3.         Hong Kong Trade and Development Council
5.         Normsun & Co

​​​ACH Worldwide Limited