The Green Future of Hong Hong, July 4th 2024

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The seminar focuses on the Green Future of Hong Kong with two themes: Energy Transition & Logistics, and Sustainable Initiatives from Global Players.

 

This event is an important platform for sharing knowledge, discussing best practices, and exploring partnerships. Join business leaders from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and the Greater Bay Area to work together to achieve global climate goals.

 

Energy Transition and Logistics: Join us as we delve into the transformative journey towards sustainable energy practices and the dynamic evolution of logistics in Hong Kong. Discover how innovative strategies are reshaping energy consumption and logistics operations, paving the way for a greener, more efficient future.

 

Sustainable Initiatives from Global Players: Be inspired by visionary initiatives from around the world, as leaders from the Netherlands, Europe, Hong Kong, and China’s Greater Bay Area share insights into sustainable development. Explore groundbreaking projects and collaborative efforts driving positive change, shaping the sustainable future of Hong Kong and beyond.

 

Both themes touch on critical aspects of Hong Kong's future development and sustainability.

 

Our esteemed speakers, with their wealth of knowledge and expertise in sustainability, will not only share insights on the challenges and opportunities of implementing sustainable practices but also evaluate the actions that have been taken so far. They will provide an in-depth analysis of the effectiveness and impact of these actions in mitigating climate change.

 

This year, we have the pleasure of welcoming 20 leaders from Hong Kong Business Associations from across Europe. They will join as part of their Annual Europe Forum. We also welcome leaders from Hong Kong Business Associations from Kazakhstan and South Africa.

 

Speakers

Bouke van der Weerdt, CTO at Huawei 

Bouke van der Weerdt is the CTO for Huawei's Digital Power department in the Benelux and Ireland. He is an experienced technical sales professional with a demonstrated history of working at various positions in the Solar Inverter industry. Graduated in 2005 from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences with a specialism in Power Conversion Technology and Energy Distribution Networks, there are few mysteries left for him when it comes to solar inverters and their interactions with the environment, including the grid. In his free time, Bouke is volunteer for the local community's children playground and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer.

 

Jan Willem Westerink, Director Global Accounts at Kerry Logistics Network Limited

Jan Willem Westerink brings over two decades of logistics expertise across Europe and the US to his role as Director of Global Accounts at Kerry, a position he has held since 2020. Residing in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with his wife and two daughters, Jan Willem is deeply committed to integrating sustainability within the logistics sector. He is an active member of the global ESG task force at Kerry, where he plays a key role in crafting and advancing the company's sustainability strategy. His work is driven by a passion for making a meaningful impact—a pursuit increasingly aligned with the demands of Kerry's customers who seek innovative and sustainable logistics solutions to minimize their environmental impact. Jan Willem's leadership is instrumental in navigating the complex landscape of global logistics toward a more sustainable future.

Peter van Campen, Director Asia Pacific & Middle East at Rituals Cosmetics 

After his studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the London School of Economics, Peter van Campen spent the last 30 years of his career developing global brands with companies like LVMH and Heineken. Having lived and worked in Europe and Asia for many years, he decided to return to Amsterdam 10 years ago to be part of the leadership of Rituals, which was still in its start-up phase at that time. After 8 years of dedication growing the brand in Europe, Peter is now back in Asia, where he leads the brand development for Rituals across the continent. He currently lives (again) in Hong Kong.

Annabelle Diepenhorst, CEO at HSBC The Netherlands

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations and locally in the Netherlands, HSBC is one of the few international banks with scale offering a full range of local products and services. Annabelle has more than 20 years of banking experience and her career has spanned roles across both corporate and investment banking at numerous international banks. She has an international background and has lived in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the US

Hans Poulis

Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

H.E. Tan Jian

Ambassador of China to the Netherlands

Paula Kant

Head of Investment Promotion of InvestHK, Brussels

Shirley Yung

Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union

Chris Lo

Regional Director Europe of The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Frankfurt

Annie Loong

Assistant Representative, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels

Programme

A day encompassing a seminar, followed by a delicious cocktail reception and an exquisite dinner, with George Ammerlaan, Honorary Ambassador of the NHKBA, as our MC.

 

15:00

Registration

15:30

Openings speech by Hans Poulis, NHKBA

Remarks by Chris Lo, HKTDC

15:45

Seminar session 1 - Energy Transition & Logistics

  • Bouke van der Weerdt, Huawei

  • Jan Willem Westerink, Kerry Logistics Network Limited

16:35

Break

16:50

Seminar session 2 - Sustainable Initiatives from Global Players

  • Peter van Campen, Rituals Cosmetics

  • Annabelle Diepenhorst, HSBC The Netherlands

17:40

How well do you know Hong Kong?

  • Paula Kant, InvestHK

  • Annie Loong, HKETO Brussels

  • Chris Lo, HKTDC

18:00

Cocktail Reception

19:30

Dinner

Speeches by:

H.E. Ambassador Tan Jian

Hans Poulis, NHKBA

Shirley Yung, HKETO Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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