HONG KONG, Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Taking place from 14 – 15 September 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the fourth edition of ReThink HK successfully convened industry professionals to embrace sustainability targets at the spectacular conference and solution showcase. Spanning three halls at level 1 of HKCEC, ReThink HK gathered over 500 speakers to offer more than 160 conference sessions, marking its largest edition since 2020. The event saw a record-breaking 3500+, serving up massive connections, learnings and opportunities over the two days.
At the opening ceremony, government officials, business leaders, sustainability practitioners and researchers gathered to share visions for Hong Kong’s future growth. “Transitioning to carbon neutrality requires significant financial resources. The government has allocated 6 billion USD over the past decade for sustainable infrastructure and initiatives. Another 30 billion USD will be allocated for mitigation and adaptation measures, including energy-saving, renewable energy, green transport and so on. The government aims to drive the green economy, create new opportunities, and explore innovative solutions like hydrogen economy and low-carbon technologies. Achieving carbon neutrality requires participation from all sectors.” said Mr Tse Chin-wan, BBS, JP, Secretary for Environment and Ecology.
“In a world confronted by environmental, social and economic challenges, the concept of sustainability emerges as the guiding light towards a thriving and resilient future. This year, we are delighted to present a more diverse showcase supported by seven newly curated conference theatres, stronger line-up of corporate support which will help to foster more cross-sector, private and public collaborations to realise the true potential of accelerating a sustainable transition for the benefit of our amazing city, businesses, future generations and the planet as a whole.” said Mr Chris Brown, Founder and CEO of ReThink HK 2023
Exciting Highlights brought by New Exhibitors
This year, the event played host to more than 200 exhibitors, with more than half participating for the first time. Through presenting an array of newly-introduced products and solutions, these new exhibitors equipped attendees with pioneering tools to put sustainability ideas into action. Among the highlights are Swire Motors’ EV Volvo truck which made its first debut in Hong Kong; the city’s first electric heavy-duty truck presented by Windrose, Schneider Electric’s highly acclaimed EV charging technologies, and the first-ever 100% biofuel tri-generation plant in Hong Kong — a hydrogen and biofuel energy solution brought by Kolar Husky.
To offer a glimpse into sustainability practices in different countries and communities, ReThink HK collaborated with leading organisations to provide dedicated displays, such as the European Pavilion, BEC Pavilion, Start-up Pavilion, NGO Pavilion, the FSES (Fullness Social Enterprises Society) Pavilion, as well as the newly joined Canadian Pavilion and HKSTP Innovation Pavilion. Drawing from a global pool of knowledge and expertise, attendees could work out the best sustainability practices tailored to their unique context.
Joining Forces to Realise Shared Goals
As our exclusive co-organiser, Business Environment Council (BEC) has once again enriched our attendee’s visiting experience by presenting the BEC Pavilion and BEC Circular Transition Theatre, which drew a large number of sustainability practitioners from the business sector to explore net-zero solutions. We are also pleased to announce that BEC will continue to join hands with ReThink HK in 2024 to present new angles on sustainability in the business world.
“This is our third year collaborating with ReThink HK, and we are delighted to see that the event is making strides every year with more diverse themes and attendees. Through this exclusive partnership, we were able to gather member corporations to share best practices and inspire changes in business models and operating strategies. We will step up efforts to raise industry’s awareness and research into a wider range of topics in the upcoming edition.” said Mr. Simon Ng, Chief Executive Officer of BEC.
In addition to the commitment of our exclusive partner, ReThink HK 2023 also garnered support from 20+ top-tier and special sponsors, each playing a major role in their respective sectors such as banking, energy, real estate, transport, and technology. To name a few, Acceture, Chinachem Group, DBS, Henderson Land, HKSTP, HSBC, JLL, MTR, RESET Carbon, Schneider Electric, UOB and more. This extensive collaboration network demonstrates our pivotal role to motivate stakeholders across sectors to embrace the same sustainability goals.
Educational Conference Offered Remarkable Insights
The 2-day conference gathered 500+ renowned speakers to deliver best industry practices, forward-thinking solutions and unique perspectives at 7 curated theatres, taking attendees on an eye-opening journey towards sustainability. From technology, supply chains, finance, building to workplace culture, the conference addressed the most pressing issues across a wide range of sectors, catering to the strategic needs of all attending stakeholders.
The 2023 edition was grateful to have received the support of 95 esteemed event partners, including industry associations, consulates generals, trade commissions, chambers of commerce, think tanks, charities and media, who contributed through various means to bring the event to fruition.
Shaping Tomorrow’s World Today
ReThink HK is more than a solution showcase; it is a vibrant hub where ideas are exchanged, connections are built, and ambitions are put into action. Building upon previous success, the next edition of ReThink HK, returning from 12 – 13 September 2024 at Hall 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will scale new heights with more diverse exhibitors, ground-breaking solutions and in-depth conference topics. Convening business leaders, sustainability practitioners and thought leaders from around the world, ReThink HK will continue to drive real changes to create a better, greener and more sustainable future.
About ReThink HK
ReThink HK is a unique annual event that helps organisations align sustainable business practices at every stage of their value chain, showcases innovation and solutions accelerating sustainable transformation. ReThink unites the ecosystem so all stakeholders and communities can contribute to and look forward to a climate-smart and equitable city, for everyone. All delegate fees contribute to funding local impact projects with Hong Kong charities.
For more event information, please visit ReThink HK’s website: https://rethink-event.com/.
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