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Forum Program

Updated as of 21 February, 2017

Day 1

30 March 2017 (Thursday)


2017MIECF Opening Ceremony


Welcome Address



Keynote Address


Invited VIPs (Key Government Official and Special Supporting Organisations)



Keynote Speech

Mr. Achim Steiner  

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

  • United Nations Under-Secretary General

  • 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

The Future of Manufacturing – the next stage of 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.

-    The business case for innovations in products and services

-    Financing environmental innovations for sustainable business

-    Positioning your company in the sustainable market business 


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

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


Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit


Session 2

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.

-     The challenges and opportunities to develop coastal regions as tourism hubs

-     Driving sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industry: Models for               innovation

-     Case studies: How coastal regions have captured a share of the tourism             market by developing their own brand of activities

-     Sustainable and responsible tourism planning tools and techniques

-     Case studies: Sustainable business stories and best practices for overall           sustainability

Moderator: (TBC)


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

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

-     Mr. Quek Choon-Yang, Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Tourism Board (Singapore) 


Signing Ceremony


Day 2

31 March 2017 (Friday)


Green Forum


Session 3

The Blueprint for Innovative Green Development

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.

-    Pathways and best practices in              innovative green development

-    National policies and planning for low      carbon transformation and                      environmental protection innovation

-    Commercialization of science and          technology and its application in            environmental protection industries        and market

-    Successful case studies of                    innovative green development

(Speaker list to be confirmed)

Session 4

   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.

Session Keynote speaker:

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


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


Prof. Khee Poh Lam, Professor of Carnegie Mellon University

Topic: Total Building Performance Analysis

Mr. John Boecker, Architect and Founding Partner, 7group (USA)

Topic: Reframing Sustainability in Green Buildings – Guidelines for Integrative Design

Mr. Peter Graham, Executive Director of Global Buildings Performance Network, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (Belgium)

Topic: Best Practices for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings




Coffee Break


Session 5

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 Lacasta, Chairman of the Governing Board, Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) (Portugal)


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

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

Topic: National Tools to Support Coastal Decision Makers to Manage Risks Associated with Climate Change

Prof. Rachelle Alterman, Professor, Urban Planning and Law, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Topic: Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean Region

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



 Session 6 (Workshop)

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

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

Topic: Sustainable Construction in Brazil



Exhibition Visit



Industry Insights with Mr. Achim Steiner – Special session

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

15:30-17:30 (TBC)

Green Chemical Forum

PPRD Session