CBRE Hong Kong Forum 2023 |THRIVE


Date: October 24, 2023 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30pm to 5:15pm (Forum) / 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Networking)

Location: 4/F, West Atrium and Viewing Deck, Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon

RSVP: By invitation only

The annual CBRE flagship event attracts leaders from the industry, investment and business communities to discuss pressing matters of the day. At CBRE Forum Hong Kong 2023, CBRE sector experts and industry leaders will gather to discuss how we can turbocharge Hong Kong’s recovery and ensure the real estate industry continues to thrive.
Current challenges range from interest rate hikes, rising vacancies, fewer tourists than predicted, a lacklustre global economy, geo-political tensions, intense competition from other markets and an intense war for talent to an ageing population. Government policies such as the dual-metropolis city development plan are set to strengthen the city’s real estate market over the longer term – but the question is how and when will we see the results?
During a memorable afternoon of keynote speeches, panel discussions and a one-on-one fireside chat, experts will provide insights into emerging trends such as ESG investing and ways for corporates and property stakeholders to manage their challenges head-on.

Programme Agenda

1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration
2:00pm – 2:05pm Opening performance
2:05pm - 2:10pm Welcome speech by Mr. Tom Gaffney, Regional Managing Director, CBRE Hong Kong
2:15pm - 2:45pm Keynote speech by Dr. Henry Chin, Global Head of Investor Thought Leadership & Head of Research, Asia Pacific, CBRE and Ada Choi, Head of Occupier Research & Head of Data Intelligence and Management, Research, Asia Pacific, CBRE
2:45pm - 3:25pm Expert Roundtable - Thriving through challenge with innovative solutions

Our CBRE experts will consider what keeps Hong Kong real estate professionals awake at night and share their insights and practical solutions.

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3:25pm - 3:40pm Coffee break
3:40pm - 4:25pm Panel Discussion – ESG in Commercial Real Estate: The opportunities, challenges and ROI. 

Can we expect strong financial returns on ESG-related investment or are the benefits limited to intangibles? Our panellists discuss the pull and push factors that drive a successful ESG strategy.

This session will be moderated by Ms. Rita Wong, Executive Director, and Head of Valuation & Consulting, Greater China

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4:30pm - 5:00pm Fireside chat with Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP 

This session will be facilitated by Mr. Tom Gaffney, Regional Managing Director, CBRE Hong Kong

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5:00pm – 5:15pm Wrap-up & Group Photo
5:30pm – 7:00pm Networking

Expert Roundtable

Roundtable speakers

Panel Discussion



Fireside Chat

Guest speaker



Take Exit E4 or E5 of Kowloon Station and walk along Nga Cheung Road to the footbridge. Cross the footbridge to enter the West Kowloon Cultural District and walk to the Museum. 

Alternatively, take Exit C1 or D1 of Kowloon Station and follow signs to the Artist Square Bridge through ELEMENTS on 2/F, Metal Zone. Cross the Artist Square Bridge to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District (approximately 10 minutes).

Hourly parking

Parking is available at the Hong Kong Palace Museum Car Park. You may also park at the Car Park near the M+ Car Park or at the Art Park Car Park.

Shuttle Bus 

Shuttle bus to Tsim Sha Tsui and Admiralty MTR stations will be available at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm.