SIRF 2019 – Thematic Sessions
Date: 6 December 2019 (Friday)
Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Venue: TU101, TU107, TU201, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
13:30 Registration
Thematic Session 1: Enabling Age-friendly Smart City
Venue: TU201

Ms Samantha Allen
Director, IWBI Asia, International WELL Building Institute Asia
Topic: Designing Healthy Environments for Older Adults using the WELL Building Standard
Ms Karen Lee
Project Manager II / Spatial, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: Tackling Double-Ageing: Reimaging Public Space to Promote Ageing-in-Place and Community Rehabilitation
Ms Liu Ying
CBO and Co-founder, Chengdu Longlive Pension Industry Development Co, ltd.
Topic: The Homes of People Over the Age of 70 Need to Be Retrofitted for Aging
Dr Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong
Topic: Building Caregiver Friendly Hong Kong

Ms Yvonne Yeung
Executive Secretary, Chinese YWCA of Hong Kong
Thematic Session 2: Envisioning Building Rejuvenation
Venue: TU107

Mr Ben Lui
Executive Director (Operations), Urban Renewal Authority
Topic: Building Rehabilitation in Hong Kong – Challenges Encountered
Ms Vivien Mak
Director, P&T Architects and Engineers Limited
Topic: From Sustainability to Age-friendliness – The Potentials of Building Rejuvenation
Mr Yip Hing Kwok, BBS, MH, JP
Member, Kwun Tong District Council
Chairman, Amoy Gardens Owners Committee

Ms Theresa Yeung
Director, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Thematic Session 3: Nurturing Social Innovators
Venue: TU101

Ms Gwen Chan
Project Manager II / Social, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: Turning students from Content Receivers to Productive learners
Dr Chen-Fu Yang
CEO, 5% Design Action
Topic: Transformative Service Design Action: Exploring the Quality Life of Dementia Patients and Caregivers
Dr Chandra Yanto
Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: How the Disabled Make Employment Decisions in Social Enterprises

Mr Xia Xuan
Founder, Star of Social Innovation
15:20 Networking Break
Thematic Session 4: Triggering Beyond Assistive Technology
Venue: TU201

Mr Justin Chan
Co-founder, Commvest (Asia) Limited
Topic: Rethinking Social Innovation and Civic Engagement
Mr Alvin Cheung
Co-founder & COO, HandyRehab
Topic: Affordable Robotics for Rehabilitation
Mr Daniel Chun
Chief Executive Officer, Remotec Technology Limited
Topic: Personal Robots for Elderly Care
Ms Eleanor Yee Ling Kam
Head of Ageing Innovation, New World Development Company Limited
Mr Peter Yan
Chief Executive Officer, Cyberport Hong Kong

Ms Rosana Wong
Executive Director, Yau Lee Holdings Limited
Thematic Session 5: Innovating Future Housing
Venue: TU107

Mr Patrick Chui
Director, Ronald Lu and Partners
Topic: Alternative ideas for “Home for Senior”
Mr James Chan Yum-min
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Housing Society
Topic: From Elderly Housing to Inter-generational Living
Dr Bo Kyong Seo
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Science, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: Urban Regeneration and Policy Innovation: Utilisation of Old Empty Houses for Social Housing in Seoul, South Korea
Mr Robert Wong
Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited (Hong Kong)

Dr Calvin Luk
Project Manager I / Spatial / Leader of Spatial Team, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thematic Session 6: Connecting All in Our Community
Venue: TU101

Ms Debby Cheng
Project Manager I / Social, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: Co-creation: For the People, With the People, Of the People
Ms Nicole Thum
Senior Programme Executive, Think City
Topic: Inclusive Placemaking
Mr Eric Lee
Ms Xiaomei Yuan
State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science,School of Architecture, South China University of Technology
Topic: Age-friendly Community Co-construction for Active Health – Urban Renewal Strategies in the times of "Double Aging"
Ms Yilei Tang
Director of Public Innovation Strategy, One Foundation
Co-founder, Impacthub Shenzhen

Topic: 我能實驗室—用社會創新參與城市治理

Ms Alice Wan
Director, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Assn. Ltd
17:00 End of Day 1