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Event On : February 24, 2023

AIA Hong Kong Kick-off 2023: Ecosystem Of A Circular Economy

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Date(s) - February 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm


Dear Members

This seminar Ecosystem Of A Circular Economy is a follow-up event to last year’s webinar Every Material Matters – Delivering Net-Zero With A Circular Economy by Sustainable Office Solutions (SOS*).

The seminar will include a tour of the SOS showroom and warehouse to “see behind the scenes” of their operations, followed by a panel discussion with some of their clients and community partners to gain a better understanding of how furniture and other items can be re-purposed to benefit others – to realise a Circular Economy.

*SOS provides a platform connecting social enterprises, community organizations and recyclers with the corporate real estate market. They work with businesses to provide a customised inventory management program detailing reuse and redistribution options. Their process-driven service extracts maximum value from the inventory and generates valuable data on each project’s social and environmental impact. They facilitate donation of unwanted furniture to their verified repurposing partners, keeping items in use and out of our landfills. SOS is committed to protecting the environment and improving the landfill crisis caused by discarded office furniture and equipment.

This event is generously sponsored by JEB Group.


Date      February 24, 2023 (Friday)
Time      6:30 – 8:15 PM (HKT)
Venue   JEB Group Office
4/F, 5A Cheung Wah Building, 10 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay
CES      1.5 LUs/HSW
Fee       Gratis
Quota   40

To register, please sign up HERE on or before 5:00 PM on February 17, 2023.

Please note

  • This in-person event is limited to a maximum of 40 guests.
  • Refreshments will be served


The Speakers

Jon Abel – Group Facilities Management Director, DFI Retail Group

Jon Abel is the Group Facilities Management Director for the DFI Retail Group. He looks after the repair and maintenance of supermarkets, health & beauty, and convenience stores, as well as offices and warehouses across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. His career has ranged from environmental science to sports clothing to property and retail. Whilst his roles have varied, he has always had a passion for and a focus on the environment and sustainability. Jon is currently exploring ways in which SOS can work in closer conjunction with DFI on more projects in the future.

Paul Johnson – Managing Partner, Blue Stone Management

Paul is Managing Partner of leading Project Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying consultancy – Blue Stone Management. Based in Hong Kong, he looks after all Blue Stone offices in Asia and provides corporate responsibility for the successful delivery of their projects from appointment through to the close-out stage of each project. Originally from an engineering background, Paul has a demonstrated track record for delivering large, new green field and brown field construction projects. He acquired his experience in the construction industry having worked for a number of international consultants and major contractors.

Howard Ling – Convenor, AISIA

Howard Ling has founded or consulted with more than 50 social enterprises in Hong Kong and Macau. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and the Hong Kong Humanity Award, in 2017, for his dedicated public and community services, particularly for his contributions to the development of these social enterprises. He also serves as a Professor of Practice at Baptist University.

Pamela Hinton – General Manager, Sustainable Office Solutions (SOS*)

With over 19 years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary designer, Pam Hinton has worked on a vast array of award winning, global projects. She has designed, specified and/or procured high quality, bespoke furniture while also sourcing custom furniture direct from factories throughout China. Inspired by a desire to boost innovation and drive positive change in the design and construction industry, she joined SOS at the company’s inception in 2020. As General Manager for SOS in Hong Kong, China and Singapore, she supports organisations on their path to de-carbonisation, ensuring that valuable assets are redistributed and repurposed to generate value for all stakeholders.

The Moderator

Vikki Lew, AIA

Vikki is a California-licensed architect with fifteen years of experience. Her diverse portfolio ranges from tall buildings to aviation to healthcare projects. Vikki served as our Chapter secretary and Young Architects Group founding chair in 2015-17. She is currently the COTE chair at AIA Hong Kong and awards committee advisor for AIA Shanghai. At the national level, she has been a recipient of both an AIA Upjohn Fellowship and a College of Fellows emerging professional grant. She was also the first international editor of YAF Connection Journal (2017-18).

Vikki founded Design Research in 2019 to undertake applied studies under the Upjohn Fellowship whereby she addresses the challenges of data and building performance as architects worldwide strive to design for de-carbonization. Vikki began her career at The Design Partnership in San Francisco and has worked at Foster+Partners, SOM and Atkins in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability from Harvard.




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