HKQAA 30th Anniversary Forum cum Celebration Cocktail Reception

Congratulate for HKQAA 30th Anniversary! I was honor to be invited as guest to join the HKQAA 30th Anniversary Forum cum Celebration Cocktail Reception on 18th Oct 2019.  Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) is one of supporting organizations since 2006.  There are separated into two parts.  Morning Session is Forum with the theme entitled “Towards Sustainable Development Goals – ESG Management and Responsible Finance” and Afternoon Session is Celebration Cocktail Reception with special guest the Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS (Chief Executive, HKSAR). Before the forum, I took some photos with HKQAA friends and quality friends.

(Left: Dr. Micheal Lam (CEO, HKQAA), Ir C.S. Ho (Deputy Chairman, HKQAA), Mr. Simon Wong Ka Wo (Deputy Chairman, HKQAA) and I)

(Left: Mr. Adams Wong, Mr. Bryne Pang, I and Mr. PC Chan)

(Left: I, Ms. Meico Cheong, Mr. Edmond Fung and Mr. Coleman Tse)

(Left: I, Mr. Edmond Fung and Mr. Wilman Chan)

I met Dr. Nigel Croft (Chairman, ISO/TC 176/SC 2 (Quality Systems)) again.

I also met Dr. CN Ng (Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, HKU)

HKSQ friends Mr. Larry Lee (Quality & Compliance Manager, GP) and my junior classmate in BCH Dept., CityU Ms. Fay Lo (LPG Health Safety Security & Environment Manager, DSG Energy)

Dr. Wilson Chan (Associate Director of Outreach, MBA Programme, College of Business, CityU) and I are member of CityU Eminence Society (CES).

In the beginning, Ir C.S. Ho (Deputy Chairman, HKQAA) gave welcome speech and he said business leaders were focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and stated in HBR article. 

Mr. James Henry Lau Jr, JP (Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government) was forum guest to give opening remark.  He said ESG was green factor and risk management in the Green Finance Product and Green Investment.  Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) would collaborate with the industry and other stakeholders to combat climate change risks and develop green finance.  Moreover, HKMA would adopt a principle that priority given to Green and ESG investments if the long term return was comparable to other investments on a risk-adjusted basis.

Guests and HKQAA board member took a group photo.


CityU Knowledge Transfer Office TSSSU_SEEDS Q&A Session

Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) arranged Q&A Session for TSSSU and SEEDS on 17th Oct 2019.  TSSSU (Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities) is a funding scheme launched by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) to encourage commercialization of R&D results through establishing start-ups. A start-up selected under TSSSU can receive a maximum funding of HK$1.5 million per year on a reimbursement basis.  SEEDS (Student Early Entrepreneurship Development Scheme) provides funding up to HK$200,000 to nurture entrepreneurial ideas. CityU student teams are eligible to apply (staff and alumni are welcome to serve as advisors).  I was the first time to go to the Innovation Commons inside library in CityU. 

Ms Wendy Yau (Executive Officer, KTO) was the speaker to introduce TSSSU and SEEDS schemes to students.  Many students were interested in both funding programmes. 

The TSSSU funding max. is HK$1.5m/year per startup for max. 3 consecutive years.  The funding period is from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.  CityU TSSSU Application deadline is on 18 November 2019 (Monday) before 5:00PM

Each team should appoint a person-in-charge (PIC) who is a CityU undergraduate/postgraduate, a full-time professor or an alumnus who graduated within recent 5 years (graduated on or after 1 Jan 2015). The PIC should hold a senior position in the start-up.  However, team member could be senior alumni without graduation period limit.

The scope of funding basically includes relevant, reasonable and proportionate in Manpower, Equipment and other Direct Cost which mainly in Hong Kong.  However, funding does not include rental expenses that were irrelevant to operation, Gifts for promotion, Investment, Travelling expenses, Entertainment expenses, etc.  However, the funding is based on reimbursement arrangement that start-ups should have enough cash/capital for operation at least 6 to 9 month’s cash flow!

The TSSSU funded project should report the progress quarterly and to submit auditors’ report annually.  The schedule is showed as following table.


Launching Ceremony and Welcome Reception for the First "GBA Doctorate, Executive Master and Associate Academician" Course (首屆「大灣區博士、行政人員碩士及副院士」課程啟動禮暨迎新酒會)

I was honor to be invited by Mr. Peter Yip (President, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association) and Mr. Bruce Cheung (Executive Director, CS Global Consultancy Limited) to attend the launching ceremony and welcome reception for the 1st “GBA Doctorate, Executive Master and Associate Academician" Course on 16th Oct 2019.  I met Mr. Peter Yip and Mr. Bruce Cheung during HKIMI seminar on 26 July 2019 and then they introduced this association to me.

I took a photo with Mr. Peter Yip for memory.

I met many old and new friends in the ceremony.

(Left: I, Mr. Carlos Tam (Assistant VP, HKT Limited), Dr. William Yip (Vice Chairperson, Hong Kong Institute of Marketing), Mr. Emil Chan (CIO, CS Global Consultancy Ltd.) and Mr. David T.W. Chung (President, HKIMI)) 

(Left: Mr. David T.W. Chung, Dr. Toa Charm (Chairman, OpenCertHub; Associate Professor of Practice in Management, Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK) and I)

(Left: I, Dr. Louis Ma (Director, School of Continuing and Professional Education, CityU) and Dr. Danny Wan (Vice Chairman, Choice Investment Holdings))

(Left: Mr. Daniel KF Choi (Programme Development Manager, SCOPE, CityU) and I)

(Left: Ms. Amy Pan (Manager (Career Development and Training) MBA Programme, HKU), Dr. Chen Wei Guang (Director, Nanchang University “Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan” Education Development Research Center and United Education Center of Greater Bay Area) and I)

Then all participants to take a group photo.

In the beginning, Mr. Peter Yip (President, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association) gave a welcome speech and introduced their vision and purpose to cooperate with the country's reform and opening up, the strategic planning development of GBA through nutrient talents to accelerate the construction of GBA district to be world leading economy area.


CityU Eminence Society – The 4th Exco Meeting 2019 in Milton Exhibits Group

The CityU Eminence Society (CES) 4th Exco Meeting of the fourth executive committee was held on 14th Oct 2019.  We appreciated Mr. Peter Jung (Vice Chairman, Milton Exhibits) arranged the meeting in his office to feel their creative culture and environment.

(Left: Dr. YC Chau, Mr. CK Chan, Ms. Cecilia MK Yueng, Ms. Wendy Sin, Mr. Xavier SK Wong, Mr. Weeky SL Wong, Dr. Raymond SH Leung, Mr. Peter Jung, Mr. William TL Ma and I)

We enjoyed Thai style dinner.

After meeting, we visited Milton Exhibits Group’s offices.

Home feel launch and open design for staff.

Open area can go to the roof.

We all expected to be BBQ or hot pot in here soon.

I had visited here by second time and HKSQ had arranged a visit on 4th Oct 2019.  For more information, please click at HKSQ Technical Visit to Milton Exhibits Group.

CityU Eminence Society - www.cityues.org
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SGS ISO/IEC 17025 LMS Internal Auditor Training in Ecospace Limited

I was honor to be invited by SGS to train the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory Management System (LMS) Internal Auditor Training Course in Ecospace Limited from 11 & 14 Oct 2019. Since SGS is HKSQ corporate member, we had cooperated for long time in other events.   I took a photo in front of the building of Chemical Waste Treatment Facilities owned by EPD.

I also took a photo in the Ecospace Limited brand for memory.

The whole plant model is showed in the entry. They treated chemical waste, mercury waste and clinical waste, etc.  

We took a group photo during the training course. I had briefed the new and major changes of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and HOKLAS requirements, as well as, audit characteristic and competence.

There are many case studies and exercises.  They need to present their audit plan, audit scope & objective, audit findings, CAR and audit report to demonstrate their learning achievement.

Finally, we took a photo in front of their results.

20190809: SGS ISO/IEC 17025 LMS Internal Auditor Training Course - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/08/sgs-isoiec-17025-lms-internal-auditor.html


CES Seminar – When Trump loves in 5G and 6G

CityU Eminence Society (CES) University Collaborative Project Work Group organized a seminar named “When Trump loves in 5G and 6G” and then visit the State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves.  Before the seminar, CES work group members took a photo with Dr. Wong Hang for memory. 

(Left: I, Dr. Wong Hang, Mr. Weeky Wong and Dr. YC Chau)

In the beginning, Mr. Week Wong (Chairman of CityU Eminence Society) gave welcome speech and he also introduced CityU Eminence Society (CES) to all participants.  

Dr. Wong Hang (Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, CityU) was our guest speaker and he shared knowledge and development trend of 5G, as well as, 6G idea.  His talk focused on Investment, Technology and Leading Country.

Firstly, Dr. Wong briefed the history of telecommunication from 1G to 5G.  1G used AM signal, 2G changed to digital and then 3G would use internet, until 4G could use mobile for World Wide Web.

Then he introduced 5G technology and advantages to us. It is the first attempt at microwave (4G: ~2GHz) and millimeter-wave (5G: <6GHz) spectrum.  Millimeter-wave is faster than microwave one order of magnitude (x10).  He also explained 5G in terms of Data Rate, Latency, Mobility, Connection Density, Spectrum Efficiency and Antenna Access.


Greater Bay Area Conference: Inclusive Growth through Innovation and Sustainability

I (Chairman, HKSQ) was honor to be invited by China Daily and Silk Road Economic Development Research Center (SREDRC) to participate the 5th Greater Bay Area Conference (previously known as Belt and Road Conference).  It aims to examine how various sectors, including financial services, trading and logistics, and professional services, can work together to reap opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, as well as the evolution of smart healthcare and the opportunities it opens up across the sector and other peripheral industries.  Before the conference, I took a photo with Mr. Zhou Li (Editorial board member of the China Daily Group and editor-in-chief of China Daily Asia Pacific) and Mr. Joseph N.K. Chan (Chairman, Silk Road Economic Development Research Center; Principal Director & Founding Partner, Oriental Patron Financial Group) for memory.

The venue is great! There are 29 tables.

In the beginning, a chatbot MC was talking with us.

Firstly, Mr. Zhou LI (Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group; Publisher & Editor-in Chief, China Daily Asia Pacific) gave a welcome remarks and introduced this conference.

Then Mr. Joseph CHAN Nap-kee (Chairman, Silk Road Economic Development Research Center) gave a welcome speech and he said GBA plan is initiative of Belt and Road Policy. 

The Honourable Mr. C. Y. LEUNG, GBM, GBS, JP (Vice Chairman, The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) was the keynote speaker and he shared his view on Greater Bay Area (GBA).  

In the beginning, he reviewed the high speed railway in Hong Kong under One-Country Two-System with high degree of autonomy in principle for co-location inspection.  That was Policy Innovation.

Then he introduced Policy Innovation for GBA to achieve synergy effect.  The further policy innovation needed to lower barriers of two system before market force to take over.  Another cooperation was Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, he said it could consider to increase the quota depended on Zhuhai and Hong Kong traffic.  Finally, he expected we have a good opportunity under GBA plan in future of Hong Kong. 

政策創新達至一地兩檢、大灣區若要取得成功、需要政治決心 (In English)

Group photo of all guests


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