#Accelerate The Change: ReThink HK returns

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The City’s Most Ambitious Business Event for Sustainable Development Returns 5&6 Oct.

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The third edition of ReThink HK, the city’s best attended and most ambitious business event for sustainable development, is returning this 5 & 6 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. As with last year, ReThink 2022 will be co-hosted by the Business Environment Council (BEC) which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The robust partnership will strengthen stakeholders engagement and business synergy in the private sector to facilitate development of the circular economy and prepare for a net-zero Hong Kong.

The content-led conference-expo hybrid will invite more than 300 expert speakers to share their visions and insights with the audience across seven themed conference theatres and stages, covering important topics including: economic progression while coexisting with nature harmoniously, efficient use of resources, transformation to a low-carbon society, and circular economy for future generations.

Redefining and Exploring Sustainability

In addition to the six original themed conference theatres and stages, such as the ‘Sustainable Partnerships Theatre’, the ‘BEC Sustainable Business Theatre’ and the ‘Change Makers Stage’, ReThink 2022 will see the addition of the brand-new ‘Future Leaders Stage’ which focuses on identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders to empower the city’s sustainable development.

At their own ‘BEC Sustainable Business Theatre’, the BEC will deliver its refreshed contents, namely “Mainstreaming Circularity in Business Strategies and Practices” on Day 1 and “Mainstreaming Sustainability for SMEs” on Day 2 at the BEC Sustainable Business Theatre to highlight the importance of circular economy transformation for future generations and discuss the challenges and opportunities in business sustainability for the city’s SMEs.

The many facets of sustainability continue to be explored in innovative ways. Building on the success of talks surrounding workplace sustainability and equality at the Change Maker’s Stage in 2021, the ‘Sustainable Transformation Theatre’ will this year add a new “Rethinking Workplace Transformation” programme which includes expert insight focusing on diversity and inclusion to raise the society’s awareness of these issues.

In addition, at the Sustainable Partnerships Theatre this year, the two full-day summit returns with refreshed directions: while “HK2050isNow Energy & Mobility Summit” on Day 1 will explore the feasibility of Hong Kong becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2050, “Green Monday Food & ESG Summit” on Day 2 will discuss key topics including the business of sustainable F&B and investment to drive a positive change, bringing audience the topics that address the rapidly changing landscape of environmental and social sustainability.

New concrete ideas and products for the future

The showcase area will also be expanded with new pavilions designed to provide specialised sustainable products, services and solutions to different sectors, including the European Pavilion, PropTech Pavilion and Startup Pavilion. Supporters and exhibitioners this year include environmental consultancies AEC Group and ERM, EngTech company Negawatt, plastic waste recycling joint venture New Life Plastics, supply chain compliance solutions provider QIMA, testing and certification company SGS.

Previous Harbour Times “Leader of the Week” features ‘Island Life’ and ‘CHOMP’ also return with updated exhibitions.

“We’re excited to be coming back for a second year and to meet other like-minded people who believe in the importance of sustainability” said CHOMP’s Carla Martinesi

In addition, ReThink HK will also introduce the Sustainability Leaders VIP Lounge, a dedicated networking space to facilitate conversations between top business leaders to exchange ideas, foster future collaborations and accelerate Hong Kong’s sustainable development.

Transforming and accelerating the change 

“The sustainable transformation of Hong Kong is everyone’s business, and it will require the contribution of all businesses, big and small. ReThink HK has been designed to offer insight, ideas and inspiration to those responsible for researching and resourcing new sustainability strategies – and the two-day programme has sessions relevant to all job functions and industries. By working together, we can accelerate the changes needed to secure a green future for our city!” Mr Chris Brown, Founder & Director, ReThink HK.

For more information, please visit ReThink HK’s website: https://rethink-event.com/

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