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07 Jun 2021

Jockey Club Age-friendly City International Conference cum
City Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony

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The Jockey Club Age-friendly City International Conference cum City Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony will be held on 7 June 2021. Under the theme of "Age-friendly Cities 15 Years On: Origins and Best Practices Worldwide and in Hong Kong", the event brings together government, business sector, academia, non-profit sector, social enterprises and beyond from Hong Kong and overseas to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices on building an age-friendly city locally and worldwide, as well as to create a network and platform for future collaboration and sustainable development.

The event consists of a series of plenary and thematic sessions, thematic forum, exhibition, as well as the award presentation ceremony of the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme 2020 to recognise outstanding age-friendly practices in Hong Kong. Join the event to get inspired, explore, learn and get connected with different stakeholders in building an age-friendly city. Seats are limited, register now!

Date: 7 June 2021 (Monday)
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Venue: S221-S230, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Language: English (Supplemented with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese)
Mode: Hybrid mode, with physical event to be held at HKCEC for local speakers and participants, and online participation for overseas speakers and participants

Programme Rundown:
09:30 - 10:00 | Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 11:00 | Opening Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 | Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony
12:00 - 13:00 | Thematic Forum ‐ Innovative Age‐friendly Practices under the New Normal
14:30 - 15:50 | Thematic Session ‐ Building an Age‐friendly City for an Ageing Community: The Hong Kong Insights
16:00 - 17:10 | Thematic Session ‐ Advancing Age‐friendly City: Cooperation and Participation towards Sustainability
17:10 - 17:30 | Q & A and Closing Remarks
Detailed rundown

Officiating Guests:
Mr. Matthew CHEUNG
Chief Secretary for Administration
Mr. Leong CHEUNG
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
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Speakers:
Opening Plenary
Dr. Alexandre KALACHE
President, International Longevity Centre-Brazil
Topic - The origins of age-friendly city movement
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Mr. Leong CHEUNG
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Topic - Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project: A unique and successful model in building an age-friendly city

Thematic Forum - Innovative Age‐friendly Practices under the New Normal
Hon. Bernard CHAN
Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Mr. Leong CHEUNG
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Dr. Ching-choi LAM
Chairman, Elderly Commission
Mr. Robert WONG
Outstanding Young Person 2015 & Registered architect promoting creative age-friendly design

Thematic Session - Building an Age‐friendly City for an Ageing Community: The Hong Kong Insights
Professor Terry LUM
Associate Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong
Topic -  Achieving an age-friendly city through a 3-year citywide intervention in Hong Kong: Perspectives of older adults
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Professor Joshua MOK
Vice-President, Lingnan University
Topic - Productive engagement and ageing in productivist welfare regimes: Questing for an age-friendly city in Hong Kong
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Dr. Alma AU
Former Associate Professor in Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic - Respect and social inclusion: Building community capacity to generate age-friendly resources for supporting both older adults in general and vulnerable groups
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Professor Jean WOO
Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Topic - Age-friendly communities: A cornerstone for healthy ageing and tackling health inequalities

Thematic Session - Advancing Age‐friendly City: Cooperation and Participation towards Sustainability
Ms. Winnie HO
Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department
Topic - Caring for the elderly. Build a better city
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Ms. Janice CHIA
Founder and Executive Director, Ageing Asia
Topic - The business of longevity in Asia: The rise of a new generation of ageing seniors that are driving new business opportunities in housing, health and care
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Professor Christopher PHILLIPSON
Professor of Sociology & Social Gerontology, University of Manchester
Topic - Developing sustainable age-friendly programmes in Manchester, UK: New approaches and programmes in the context of Covid-19
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Initiated and funded by:

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Project partners:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Lingnan University
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
  • Sau Po Centre on Ageing
  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
  • Institute of Active Ageing
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