Wednesday, 16th December 2020

Lark Suite Virtual Community

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Homecoming: the city with psychological resilience

The founders of the Good City Foundation will commence the Summit by welcoming our delegates, alumni and partners to celebrate together the 5th anniversary of Good City Foundation (formerly known as Future City Summit). This is also an important occasion to present how we understand the resilience of Hong Kong after stressful/traumatic events and set it as an example for other emerging cities in a conference context.


Andre Kwok

Founder & Chairman
Good City Foundation
Hong Kong SAR

Lawrence Yu

Executive Director
Future City Summit 2020
Hong Kong SAR

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Moonshot of Hong Kong, and Good Cities Diplomacy of Asia and the Emerging World

Keynote I puts its focus on the interaction between commerce and culture. Recent development in Hong Kong has seen the integration of culture, art and commerce, such as the K11 Brand, The Mills, Tai Kwun. The business model and the long-term impact it brings to Hong Kong could be explored in Keynote I. In particular, a comparison with mainland China, such as its development of the 798 Art District in Beijing, or the M50 Art District in Shanghai, could offer more insight on the interaction and development of art in a commercial context.


Stephen Phillips

Director General,
Invest Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR


Zabrina Lo

Associate features editor
Tatler HK
Hong Kong SAR

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Next Generation of Humanity, Capitalism and Planning for Good

With the surge of impact brought by the pandemic, economic shift and dividing inequality gap among cities, are we seeing different flaws and consequences brought by the insufficient city planning in the last century? Now that we have learnt more about our cities through big data, cross-disciplinary policies and designs with social experiments and rising awareness of humans, are we able to rewind the clock, and retrofit our cities to be more liveable, sustainable and resilient in the long run?

The session Post-Pandemic Urban Economic Planning Outlook in Asia gathers a wide range of designers and engineers from different parts of Asia to share their latest viewpoints of urban economics planning in Asia. Together with the post-pandemic impact to urban development and the livelihood of the underprivileged, where has gone wrong in our cities? The knowledge and insights would be crystalised together with the session co-host to issue a brief insight publication for open learning among the other designers, planners and architects community.


Dwinita Larasati

Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN)

Saibal Das Chowdhury


Richard Hsu

Pan-Asia Network
Mainland China

Karuna Gopal

Foundation for
Futuristic Cities


Dr. Eric Li

Associate Professor
The University of British Columbia

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM

Reinvent Resilience through Social Innovation and Three Zeros

Master Class in Integrated Urban Economics Planning is a series of development economics workshops in Future City Summit 2020 with selected development partners in the regions of Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia to distillate and crystalise knowledge and experience of pandemic shocks and our entrepreneurship responses.

In the Master Class I: Integrated Urban Economics Planning “Reinvent Resilience through Social Innovation and Three Zeros”, the workshop would provide the latest food for thoughts and development economics knowledge in social innovation domains. Facilitated by YY Ventures (Goshti), the Master Class would train with selected case studies of social entrepreneurs and social enterprises.

The objectives of the workshop serve to analyse the principles of social innovation in the application of urban economics planning in emerging South Asia and the rest of the world, as well as the post-pandemic social innovation financing and fund-raising strategies to align with the global post-pandemic development agenda.


Shadman Sadab

Director of Public Private Partnership,
Good City Foundation

Tazin Shadid

YY Ventures

03:30 AM - 04:30 PM

How do environmentalists in different stages imagine the next 50 years for Hong Kong?

With daunting figures of wildlife loss, unlimited information of the rise of sea level and diverse awareness campaigns, sustainability has integrated into our lives from recycling, BYOB to the change of diet. Just as how the concept of sustainability has enriched our understanding of remedial actions we can take, environmental activists being at the frontiers are also experimenting in their own endeavours: from pioneering a shift in diet and lifestyle, bringing forth the beauty of wildlife through local eco-tourism, to rolling up sleeves calling for actions in an elementary school and bringing environmental protection an item into the agenda of local community forum.
In this session, our inspiring speakers who represent three different generations of Hong Kong will share how they envision Hong Kong in the next 50 years, their journeys and reflections in manifesting such visions.


Natalie Chung

Co-founder and Director of V’air
Member at the Council for Sustainable Development
Hong Kong SAR

Laurel Chor

Freelance Visual Journalist
Founder of Hong Kong Explorers
Hong Kong SAR

Bobsy Gaia

Founder Of Mana!
Hong Kong SAR


Dr Winnie Law

Deputy Director
and Principal Lecturer
at the Centre for Civil Society
and Governance of HKU
Hong Kong SAR

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Maximising the “value” of land: exit plan for Hong Kong’s housing crisis?

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive place to buy property. According to UBS’s Real Estate Bubble Index, it rates Hong Kong with the highest risk of a housing bubble as well as the highest price-to-income ratio, forcing urban dwellers to move to satellite towns or micro-properties within city centers.

With the rise of blockchain technologies for tokenization and AI for spatial analysis, can we utilise these technologies in a human and community-centric way to empower private & public stakeholders to create affordable solutions for lower income groups for upward mobility and a better living environment?


Dr Tat Lam

Founder & CEO
Shanzhai City
Hong Kong SAR

Clement Tien

Hong Kong SAR

Kitman Mok

Kwai Hung Group
Hong Kong SAR


Dorothy Lam

Co-Founder &
Chief Catalyst of
Dream Impact

If the city that we all live in serves a great deal of memory, it shall be a compose of art, culture and all sensations of humans and environment. Against the industrial stereotype of technological removal of human touch, it takes artisan senses and designer hearts to cook the culture and memory with right technology that makes humanity matter. These values and vehicles of cultures especially hold a crucial role in defining our memories and histories in the time of challenges and pandemic. It tells a story of a generation of Asian.

The following panel in “Art, Culture and City As a Memory” gathers designers, creative directors, and architects to share their perspectives of values of arts and culture in their cities. How do we strike a set of principles to preserve culture and memory of a city, and how shall we balance the values of technological impact and the roles of humanity?


Karl Kongkham

Managing Director
Warner Music Thailand

Chiko Wirahadi

Sun Sang Bamboo Village

Alvin Yip

Founder and Curator
Circus Tram:
the Social Club
Hong Kong SAR


Lee Williamson

Generation T Asia

Grassroot communities of resilience and evolutionary purposes

Many business and government-driven initiatives are striving to create innovation in society by changing systems, structures, or processes. Nonetheless, grassroots communities start with people because they believe that the future should be resilient and inclusive for all; thus, we have to create it together. Still, it's rare to do something truly together as a collective of equal peers. Can entrepreneurial communities support both individual and collective evolution? What does it take to share the risk of building a business, or working together to achieve a meaningful goal for society? How can we design next-generation networks that are resilient and future proof? These are just some of the million-dollar questions we're going to discuss with our guests.


Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker
Christian Action
Hong Kong SAR

Sonalie Figueiras

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Green Queen Media
Hong Kong SAR

Jan Smejkal

Startup Grind China & APAC

Jeff Rotmeyer

Founder and CEO
ImpactHK and Love 21 Foundation
Hong Kong SAR


Jessie Huang

Impact Circles
San Francisco

The post-pandemic world implies a deeper connectivity between human and nature than ever. Resilience of human society and natural environment at sustainability has become the fundamental core benchmarking for business, investing, policy design and education. The larger movement begins with the new normality of urban planning and the way we consume and conserve our natural resources, meaning energy, materials and space. The following panel of Sustainability, Environment and Humans looks into a larger imagination of cities and environment where the pandemic has taught us, especially in the case of energy planning in the rapidly urbanised cities. What shall be the new or reinforced principles of sustainability and resilience measurement in business, policy and governance?


Ryan Jin

Lead (Smart Cities and Future Mobility)
EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy

Colin Tam

Crystal Vision Energy Limited
Hong Kong SAR

Gonzalo Portellano

Head of Portfolio Design Asia Pacific
Hong Kong SAR

Christie Fernandez

Founder and CEO


Max Song

Mainland China

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM 5th Anniversary Celebration Session of Future City Summit. Location: Cyberport HK & Livestream

Thursday, 17th December 2020

Lark Suite Virtual Community

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Digital Experiential Tour at Sham Sui Po District, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

The second day will end with a deep-dive into one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Hong Kong in a well-curated guided tour. The virtual tour experience will offer participants a chance to walk into the everyday lives of the local dwellers in that area, understand and rethink the different social issues from a flipped perspective as insiders.

  • Visiting the homeless
  • Understanding grassroot living style
  • Visiting subdivided Flat and experiencing the living condition of the underprivileged
  • Viewing the Sham Shui Po cityscape from the bird eye’s view
  • Understanding the existing housing solutions
  • Engage in a dialogue with a local NGO serving the homeless & grassroots

Sham Shui Po is one of the districts in Hong Kong facing complex social issues. On the other hand, it's unique cityscape creates fascinating experience for visitors.

Hosted by

Kaifong Tour is a social enterprise dedicated to promoting community engagement in Hong Kong. We provide alternative and experiential learning experience catered for schools, corporates and non-governmental organizations. With guided tours, community docent training, community exploration workshops and other community projects, we wish to bring forth a first-person perspective of a Kaifong to community lovers, educators and people from all walks of life, so that they will start to explore and appreciate the local communities, open up imaginations and reflect on various social issues.

Facilitated by

Dream Impact is a social minded community located in Hong Kong where we aim to provide the right resources to socially-minded entrepreneurs. In the meantime, we help to bridge communities and opportunities across sectors to widen our community's circle of influence and both scale and deepen social impact through supporting the growth of a spectrum of social startups, businesses and innovations.

01:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 AM - 03:00 AM

Cities of the 2nd Tier; New Normal; New Shocks and New Resilience

Master Class in Integrated Urban Economics Planning is a series of development economics workshops in Future City Summit 2020 with selected development partners in the regions of Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia to distillate and crystalise knowledge and experience of pandemic shocks and our entrepreneurship responses.

In the Master Class II: Integrated Urban Economics Planning “Cities of the 2nd Tier; New Normal; New Shocks and New Resilience”, the workshop would provide the latest food for thoughts and development economics knowledge in urban economics planning. Pandemic shocks have been considered a long term impact to the socio-economic landscape not just in capital 1st tier cities but also the 2nd and 3rd tier cities in Southeast Asia due to the massive labor migrations and young workforce relocation to the provinces.

The objectives of the workshop serve to analyze the economics of such demand and labor supply shock to the 2nd tier cities. The workshop encourages the participating entrepreneurs, technologists, investors and policymakers(town planners) to take reference of their own cities to rethink or transform the shocks into urban growth opportunities through advanced policy designs and public private partnership.


Retnam Shanmuga

Board of Management
E-Forum for Smart Cities

Calvin Chua

Spatial Anatomy

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Afrofuturism Down The Road, Where Next?

The surge of Afrofuturism especially since the global release of Marvel movie “Black Panther” has aroused a deeper debate of the self-identity, future position and culture of youth in Africa. While entrepreneurship has become an economic means to propel from poverty level for African continent, the Black leadership movement has surged to a level of identifying how far the next generation of African youth and its diaspora can go.

The special panel Frontier Urban Economic Planning Outlook on Africa will look into a dynamic conversation among young African scholars, entrepreneurs and government leaders. The dialogue aims to explore the latest thought and perspectives on the role of young African professionals and leaders in technology entrepreneurship and global policy development agenda.


Isaya Yunge

Goodsam Technologies

Shem Ayegba PMP

Project Manager
Prokyoor Limited

Jacob Afwata

Managing Director
McDan & Company

Petrider Paul

African Union Youth Advisory Council


Alexander Ljungström

Strategic Advisor
AIOPS & ITOM at Einar & Partners

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Our Hong Kong, Where Does it Lead?

What makes Hong Kong unique? The environment, the capital, the culture or the people? In the aftermath of the social movement in 2019, how does Hong Kong carry on despite all the hardships? What is the “core” value that differentiates Hong Kong from other cities in Mainland China? This keynote speech may provide an insight into how Hong Kong people recover and re-discover their city’s value following the tensions left behind after a series of “trauma”.


Prof. Rana Mitter

Director of the University of Oxford China Centre
University of Oxford


Lawrence Yu

Chief Executive
Future City Summit 2020
Hong Kong SAR

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

From Hub of Spice Trade to Global Lead in Tech and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Success Stories from the South Asia

The Indian sub-continent has been a historical hub of trade and commerce. For centuries, businessmen and explorers from all across the world have ventured for South Asia to explore the region’s unique assembly of spice, cultural practices, art, cuisine, industries and people. Throughout the course of history, the region has been divided into nations like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and much more. But the sense of South-Asian-ness connects people throughout the region.

Currently South-Asia has become a global tech hub. South Asian Innovations and Solutions have brought significant impact on other parts of the world. Home to a couple of tiger economies and some of the largest economies in the world, South Asia covers 5.2 million km2 which is 11.71 % of the Asian continent with almost 2 Billion resilient people living in the region.

The panel discussion will explore the glorious past of South Asia, the potential future of the region, challenges to overcome and will define the meaning of “SouthAsian-ness” through discussion among entrepreneurs from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.


Usama Tauqeer


Vaibhav Gogia

Tailwind Partners

Er. Bikash Gurung

Robotics Association of Nepal


Shadman Sadab

Director of Public Private Partnership,
Good City Foundation

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, all walks of leaders in the cities have strived to create initiatives or take professional emergency measures to respond to Covid-19. In response to the public health in the urban cities, it comes to the crucial engagement and preventive measures before the scenario goes further out of control.

For entrepreneurs, how have they taken their enterprises beyond the pandemic since then? How could they use their resources to support other meaningful causes which are in need of attention in society? Young entrepreneurs can put their heads together in this session to discuss creative solutions to sustain their current operations, and create more value throughout and beyond the Covid-19 response period.

Meanwhile, for medical professionals and policy planners, how would they respond collectively and in alignment with the private sector to ensure stability in the city and long-term sufficiency and consistency of public health planning, policy design and governance with digital technologies?

The following panel aims to explore deeper the lesson learnt in Covid-19 and draw some new knowledge that long-term potential planning and response to the new normal and development of their own cities. The panel would be especially a centre of the Summit to crystallize public health emergency and preventive planning for reference of other emerging cities that are prone to other waves of pandemic in future.


Jessie Chung

Family Mask
Hong Kong SAR

Karen Lau

United Nations Volunteer
Hong Kong SAR

Rebecca Choy Yung

Founder and Chair
Golden Age Foundation
Hong Kong SAR


Rohit Kumar Verma

CUHK Public Health Graduate, HKU MBBS Final Year Student
Host of TED Circles
Hong Kong SAR

Pandemic shock, movements, global shift and disparity of economic landscape and inefficiency of digital transformation in all layers of society, are the multiple leading factors driving 2020 one of the most challenging years ever. According to a latest report by the International Labor Organisation(ILO), Covid-19 has caused the global labor working hours to fall 14 per cent during the second quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 400 million full-time jobs. When much of our structural inequalities and city fragility are revealed at the time of the pandemic, how do we envision our future workforce to be part of the solution and what exactly does it take to build a workforce that is both agile and resilient to more uncertainties and complicated challenges?

The following panel gathers a group of young leaders of different sectors in Hong Kong, and together we explore what is pressingly needed to be fixed in the system, how they see the shifting meaning of workforce in the future and most importantly, how the new generation of Hong Kong leaders, the 80s and 90s, can take a more proactive role to nurture such agile and resilient workforce in and for the future.


Ben Yu

Business Director
Nanhai Corporation Ltd
Hong Kong SAR / Mainland China

William Chiu

Head of Future Skills
Asia Pacific, HSBC
Hong Kong SAR

Brian Cheng

Generation Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR


Victor Kwok

Head of Education and Youth Research
Our Hong Kong Foundation
Hong Kong SAR

Washing Away Our Pandemic Woes: Improving Water and Sanitation through Innovative Financing

Situated at the crossroads between environmental sustainability and health and hygiene is that issue that refuses to go away: Water and sanitation.

With more than 2.2 billion people - almost 30% of the world’s population - lacking access to safe water, and twice as many to safely managed sanitation services, we face a fight against time to build a sustainable water and sanitation system that ensures equitable and just access that safeguards the lives of many. And COVID-19, beyond being a public health crisis, once again has us staring at the systemic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues right in the face.

Perhaps a silver lining throughout the pandemic is the increased attention that impact-focused projects and funding have gained, as a way to make use of global markets to bring about systemic change. Besides impact investing, the Development Impact Bond (DIB) has risen in prominence as an alternative option that delivers a more rigorous, sustainable and substantial impact to local communities affected by WASH issues.

In this second panel within the Sustainability, Environment and Humans track, we will dive deep into the process of DIBs in the WASH context, and learn from investors and local partners on how synergies can take shape in local communities. From the experiences, lessons and challenges on delivering and assessing impact shared from both project owners and investors, we look forward to pushing the conversation forward on systematically improving WASH issues from the ground up.


Jack Sim

World Toilet Organisation

Sikai Chen

Senior Project Leader
Tri-Sector Associates

Sanjay Banka

Executive Chairman
Banka BioLoo Limited


Johnson Kong

Our Hong Kong Foundation
Hong Kong SAR

06:00 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Remark

Monday, 21 December 2020

Hangzhou City, Mainland China

09.30 AM - 06.30 PM

Transit to Hangzhou with High Speed Rail at Kowloon West Station
从香港出发杭州(飞机/高铁 - 待定)

Check-In Hotel

07.00 PM - 08.30 PM

Hangzhou Belt and Road Networking Dinner

08.30 PM - 09.30 PM Buddy Program (1)
Ice-breaking at West Lake (tbc)
夜游西湖破冰 (暂定)

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Hangzhou City, Mainland China

08.30 AM - 11.30 AM Urban Horizon (1)
The Data-made Town in Yunxi
从城市出发 (1)
11.30 AM - 01.30 PM Buddy Program (2)
Project Roadshow
小伙伴计划 (2)
01.30 PM - 04.30 PM Urban Horizon (2)
One Thousand and One Nights of Smart City Ecosystem
从城市出发 (2)
04.30 PM - 06.30 PM The Deep Learning (1)
Reborn of Hospitality and Tourism
深入垂直领域 (1)
06.30 PM - 08.30 PM Buddy Program (3)
Dinner Cross-Learn

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Hangzhou City, Mainland China

08.30 AM - 10.30 AM The Deep Learning (2)
The Secret Recipe of Alibaba
10.30 AM - 02.30 PM The Deep Learning (3)
Inception of FinTech Business
02.30 PM - 04.30 PM The Deep Learning (4)
Fast and Furious of MedTech
04.30 PM - 06.30 PM Wrapping Up of Program

Private Sector Committee (Advisory Council) of ASEAN Smart Cities Network, endorsed by Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

Good City Foundation is a non-governmental non-profit multilateral development organization focused on the facilitation and growth of local government projects, startups, businesses and other potential projects in different emerging cities of the world.

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