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Forum Program

Updated as of 29 March, 2017

Day 1

30 March 2017 (Thursday)


2017MIECF Opening Ceremony

The Venetian Ballroom G-L (Level 3)


Welcome Speech



Keynote Address

-    Mr. Ren Shuben, Director General of Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (China)

-    Mr. Wu Yuanbin, Director General of Department of Science and Technology for Social Development, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, representing Mr. Xu Nanping, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (China)

-    Mr. Xu Bijiu, National Environmental Protection Inspector General, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, representing Mr. Chen Jining, Minister of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

-    Mr. Carlos Martins, Secretary of State of Environment of Portugal (Portugal)

-    Mr. Yang Teisheng, Deputy Director-general of Department of Energy  Conservation and Resources Utilization, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of The People’s Republic of China, representing Mr. Xin Guobin, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of The People’s Republic of China (China)


Keynote Speech

Mr. Achim Steiner  

  • Former of Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016)

  • Former of United Nations Under-Secretary General

  • Former of Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

  • Director of the Oxford Martin School

  • International Vice-Chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)



 Official Opening of Exhibition



Exhibition Visit


Green Business Co-operation Day


Session 1

 Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

Future of Manufacturing – Innovative Sustainable Economy

Manufacturing remains a critical area in many economies, and the sustainability shift in sector has created new opportunities and challenges to business leaders and policy makers. To ensure relevance in the business world, many companies will have to innovate to remain competitive, and facilitate the transfer of new technology and research into commercial use based on market demand. Following this trend, this session will discuss critical business models for companies in light manufacturing sector, in the new era of carbon emissions awareness and calls for corporate sustainability by consumers. Case studies and latest technologies will be covered.


-    Mr. António Trindade, Founding President of Macao Association of Environmental Protection Industry (Macao, China)


-    Mr. Junji Hatano, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Partners Asiatica (Japan)

-    Mr. Vasco Pimenta, Chief Executive Officer of Spin.Works (Portugal)

-    Dr. Roy Eric Xavier, President, Alianca Internacional Macaense (AIM – Macau) (USA)

-    Dr. Billy Wu, Lecturer of Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London (UK)


Business Exchange 


Session 2

 Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

Green Business of Sustainable Coastal Tourism

Coastal and island tourism will generate new drive and business opportunities for the hospitality sectors in coastal regions and cities. This session will provide a comprehensive review on the opportunities and challenges on the development of coastal tourism towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable tourism planning through innovative models and best practices, featuring the success stories and unique experience from different regions on coastal tourism development.


-     Dr. Fanny Vong, President of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) (Macao, China)


-     Mr. Andrew Jones, Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (Thailand)

-     Dr. Ieong Tou Hong, Chairman of Macau Economic Development Promotion Association (Macao, China)

-      Mr. Yu Youkang, Deputy Director, Zhuhai Municipal Committee Policy Research Office, Zhuhai Economic and Social Development Research Center (China)

-    Mr. Sébastien Portes, General Manager of Hong Kong & Macau, Club Méditerranée (Hong Kong, China)


Signing Ceremony

Expo Hall A (Level 1)


Day 2

31 March 2017 (Friday)


Green Forum


Session 3

 Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

The Blueprint for Innovative Green Development (Co-developed with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, The People’s Republic of China)

Green Innovation promotes green development and the growth of ecological civilizations. The People’s Republic of China defined Green development as one of the five key development directives on the 13th Five-Year Plan, green innovation being the most important factor of the process. This session will focus on the development of green innovation in The People’s Republic of China, on green technological strategies used for environmental protection and renewable energies. Successful case studies in achieving the target of a sustainable green economy and development will be presented.


Prof. Wang Zhi Shi, Director, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Environmental Research Institute (Macao, China)

Session Keynote speaker:

Ms. Tao Xiaosong, Division Director, General Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

Topic: Environmental Protection Situation and Overall Working Process of China


Mr. Wang Fei, Deputy Director Officer, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

Topic: 13th Five-Year Plan of national environmental protection

Mr. Lv Ben, Consultant, Department of Science, Technology and Standards, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

Topic: Improve environmental quality, Promote green development

Ms. Li Haiying, Division Director, Secretariat of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (China)

Topic: Sharing economy and green development

Mr. Shi Feng, Deputy Division Director, Department of Technical Exchange, China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Development (China)

Topic: Greening the Belt and Road Initiative and green supply chain

Mr. Dong Lin, Deputy chief engineer/Researcher, South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

Topic: Green Development Level Analysis for the Pearl River Delta Urban Agglomeration


Session 4

Florence Room 2201-2302 (Level 1)

   The Ways to Drive Higher Performance in Green Buildings

This session will explore innovative and cutting edge technology and strategies for low-energy green buildings that will benefit cities due to lower carbon emissions and sustainability. Participants will discuss how innovation in conceptualizing design and energy performance in buildings (manufacturing, government, and hospitality sectors) can reduce carbon emissions and enhance transition towards green city.


Prof. Kou Kun Pang, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (Macao, China) 

Session Keynote speaker:

Mr. Wong Kam-Sing, Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong, China)

Topic: HK’s Climate Action Plan 2030+: Climate Change and Green Building


Prof. Lam Khee Poh, PhD, FRIBA

Provost’s Chair Professor of Architecture and Building

Dean, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

Topic: Total Building Performance Analysis

Mr. Felipe Faria, CEO, Green Building Council Brasil (Brasil)

Topic: Sustainable Construction in Brazil

Mr. Christopher Knabe, Director & Head of Office Shanghai, OBERMEYER Engineering Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (China)

Topic: Green Interaction – Best Practices for Energy Efficiency- and EcoCity – Design in China




Coffee Break


Session 5

Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

Sustainable Coastal Management, Climate Adaptation and Resilience of Cities

Coastal areas, in many countries, are home to large-sized cities with a significant population. Resilience and adaptation of these cities to climate change, flood and erosion will be the key drivers of the design of sustainable and innovative management solutions. This session will discuss lessons learnt from disasters and will propose eco-innovative solutions and potential adaptation mechanisms to reduce future impacts of coastal hazards at global, national, regional and local levels. New technologies, strategic partnerships, incentives, and coordination will be covered as the key supporting factors to meet the challenges and close the gap between research and realities of climate change.


Mr. Nuno LacastaPresident of the Board of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA, I.P.) (Portugal)

Session Keynote speaker:

Prof. Ouyang Zhiyun, Deputy Director, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science (China) 

Topic: Ecosystem pattern and its changes in coastal area of China


Mr. Celso Aleixo PintoCoordinator of the Unit for Coastal Monitoring and Risk, Portuguese Environment Agency (APA, I.P.)  (Portugal)

Topic: Coastal erosion and risk management in a changing climate: Adaptive capacity and strategy for Portugal´s coastline

Mr. David Rissik, Deputy Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (Australia)

Topic: CoastAdapt: A national tool to support Australians on or near to the coast  manage the risks associated with climate change.

Mr. Cláudio de Jesus, President of the Board of Directors, Águas de Portugal Internacional (AdP) (Portugal)

Topic: Bringing life back to the Tagus Estuary, the largest wetland in Portugal and one of the most important in Europe



 Session 6 (Workshop)

Florence Room 2201-2302 (Level 1)

Maximizing Energy Saving in Buildings – Efficiency and Assessment

The objective of this workshop is to explore the approaches and concepts to minimize energy cost for buildings by implementing a set of solutions to achieve sustainable and efficient energy usage. The workshop serves as a general overview and quick look into energy efficiency measures appropriate for urban areas, including the key factors influencing energy usage such as user behavior.


Mr. Anthony Watanabe, Managing Director, Asia Clean Innovations (Thailand)


Mr. Albert Chuck, Chairman, China Green Building and Energy Saving (Macau) Association (Macao, China)

Topic: Introduction to China Green Building Assessment Standard and certification process for buildings

Prof. Rick Diamond, Deputy for Research Operations, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)

Topic: “Why don’t buildings perform the way we want to behave?” How Behaviour Impacts Energy Use in Commercial Buildings



Exhibition Visit



Industry Insights with Mr. Achim Steiner – Special session

Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

Harnessing Environmental Innovation as Key Driver for Sustainable Development

The special session with keynote speaker will discuss on strategic incentives in policies and approaches that will boost creation and transfer of critical knowledge and technology in the objective of stimulating innovative capacity within a country and region, in the environmental sector. Research and development infrastructures, the role of public and private innovation actors, and national development priorities will be explored, including funding programs supporting entrepreneurship to create strategies and technologies that benefit citizens and the environment.  

-      Programmes and incentives (policies and economic)

-      Fostering collaboration and competition through market incentives and partnerships

-      Nurturing innovation and creativity in the younger generation

-      Increasing and supporting commercialization of innovation for growth and development

-     Diffusion of climate smart technologies to complement effective policies and instruments


Prof. Hao Jiming, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dean of the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (China)


Session 7

Florence Room 2201-2302 (Level 1)

Pan-Pearl River Delta Region (PPRD) Session

Part I: Sharing of Brazil and Portugal business communication delegation Trip

Speaker: Mr. Jiang Xiaoting, President, Sichuan Province Environmental Science Association (China)

Topic: Experience and reference – Brazil and Portugal business trip

Part II: Green Innovative Development in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region (Roundtable Discussion)

Presidents or Association Secretaries of Environmental Industry Associations across the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region will introduce the province’s environmental achievements and advanced technology, to further promote cooperation and development in environmental protection activities across the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region. 


Mr. Ou Jun, Vice Secretary General of Guangdong Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China) 


Mr. Huang Fuping, Vice President and Secretary-General of Guangxi Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: New Technology for Wastewater Management of Light Industry

Mr. Liu Guoping, Executive Vice Chairmen Secretary-General of Fujian Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: Introduction of National Key New Product: High-effective Polyphenylene Sulphide spunlace mat filtering material

Mr. Li Yongqing, Chairman of Yunnan Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: Actively Promote the PPP Model   Accelerate the Innovation of Environmental Protection Industry

Mr. Xie Tian, Chairmen of Sichuan Association of Environmental Protection Industry China

Topic: Sichuan’s Environmental Industry progressing towards South Asia – Servicing Nation’s “One Belt One Road” Strategy

Ms. Wan Qun, Director of Jiangxi Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: “Platform Economics” under Innovative Models

Mr. Ou Yuezhou, Chairman of Guangdong Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: Environmental Industry facilitates Green Development 

Mr. Chai Tian, Secretary-General of Hunan Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: Introduction of Advanced Environmental Technology in Hunan 

Mr. Yang Qiansheng, Secretary General of Guizhou Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

Topic: Innovative Environmental Management to enhance Environmental Quality

Mr. Zhou Zhiping, Executive Vice Chairmen of Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association (Hong Kong, China)

Topic: Internet of Things (IoT) and Community Waste Management

Mr. Li Juanqiao, Chairman of Macau Association of Environmental Protection Industry (Macao, China) 

Topic: Challenges and Outlook of Food Waste Management in Macao


 Session 8 

Sicily Room 2401-2502 (Level 1)

Green Chemical Forum – Emissions Trading Contributing to the Development of Low-Carbon Industry

Green Chemical Forum is a platform for the exchange of advanced ideas and technologies from domestic and foreign chemical industry. This forum will focus on carbon emissions trading and to promote the low-carbon development of petrochemical industry, realize the transformation of economic development mode to green and low carbon. The leading expert of UN Environment Assembly will be invited to the forum to interpret the trend of global climate governance under the new situation and China’s response. And the topics of this seminar contain the development and policy trend of China’s carbon market, the progress of research on carbon emission benchmark value of for petrochemical industry’s key products in carbon market, experience of pilot carbon trade in local market, strategy and practice share of enterprise’s response to carbon market, and so on. Welcome colleagues to participate in the industry.


Dr. Ye Hao, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (China)


Mr. Zhang Haibin, WWF Leading Expert of the China Climate Change Forum, Professor of Peking University (China)

Topic: The Trend of Global Climate Governance Under the New Situation and China’s Response

Ms. Zhao Xiaolu, Expert of China Low Carbon Alliance (China)

Topic: The Development and Policy Trend of China’s Carbon Market

Mr. Li Yongliang, Deputy Director of Industry Development Department, CPCIF (China)

Topic: Progress of Research on Carbon Emission Benchmark Value of Petrochemical Industry’s Key Products in Carbon Market

Mr. Zhang Jiancheng, Assistant President of China Emissions Exchange (China)

Topic: Experience of Pilot Carbon Trade in Local Market

Mr. Li Xing, Originator, BP Global Environmental Products (GEP) (China)

Topic: BP Carbon Market Strategy and Practice