12 ~ 15 June 2018 - "4-Day Waste Management Study Trip to South Korea"

Coorganized with the HKIE Environmental Division, HKWMA is delighted to announce that the above trip to South Korea has been scheduled. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit various unique and prestigious waste facilities near the Seoul Area, meet with the local Ministry of Environment as well as joining the "Dream Park Resource Recycling Forum".

HKWMA members will enjoy a sponsorship of up to HK$1,500. Please see our flyer for details and click the link on the flyer for registration before limited seats run out.

06 June 2018: Sino-German Dialogue Forum on Environment and Climate Change: "Exploring Solutions in Urban Solid Waste Management", Beijing, China

It is our pleasure and honor to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming Sino-German Dialogue Forum on Environment and Climate Change, with the theme "Exploring Solutions in Urban Solid Waste Management". This interesting annual forum at the Hilton Hotel in Beijing and is organized by KfW, a German government-owned development bank, and the Chinese Ministry of Finance.

This year we are pleased to inform you that our Chairman, Mr. Jude Chow, was invited to give a presentation on "Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Waste Management" and that a HKWMA Corporate member, Mr. Nigel Mattravers of ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions will give a presentation related to the topic of "Technology Cooperation for Recycling and Waste-to-Energy Solutions".

Please visit for official website https://sino-german-dialogue.org for more information, and register with the organizer directly if you are interested.

23 June 2018: IFMA's Visit to WEEE·PARK

HKWMA is pleased to be one of the Supporting Organizations of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Hong Kong Chapter's upcoming visit to the WEEE·PARK in EcoPark in Tuen Mun. Please see flyer for details and register with IFMA direcltly if interested.

18 ~ 19 September 2018: CSR Asia Summit 2018

We would like to inform you about an upcoming event in Hong Kong: the CSR Asia Summit 2018, which will take place in the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong.

Although this Summit is not solely focused on waste management but more on matters related to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and emerging business opportunities and challenges, there will be some topics addressed in the "Emerging Issues and Impacts" they may be of interest to you.

For more information, see attached flyer.

24 ~ 22 October 2018: ISWA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

HKWMA is one of the Supporting Organizations of the upcoming the ISWA World Congress by the International Solid Waste Association. If you are interested to join as a participant, please register with ISWA online at www.iswa2018.org.

23 May 2018 - BEC EnviroSeries Conference  "The Greater Bay Area – Leveraging Opportunities for Hong Kong in the Transition towards Sustainability"

As in previous years, HKWMA is pleased to be a Supporting Organization of the said conference organized by the Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”). The Conference will explore how Hong Kong business can be better engaged to build up a sustainable Bay Area and how to position Hong Kong to make the most of the Greater Bay Area in transition towards sustainability. Government officials, business leaders, policy makers, senior executives and academia are all invited to discuss the following areas. Please see flyer enclosed for details.

05 May 2018: HKWMA is pleased to support the Forum on "How does our Environmental Industry sieze the Opportunities brought by the Belt-and Road and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area  (「環保業界如何把握粵港澳大灣區和一帶一路發展機遇」論壇)  organized by the Hong Kong Green Stratege Alliance (HKGSA). Please refer to our flyer for online registration details.

30 April 2018: Spring Reception

The Spring Reception was successfully concluded as scheduled at the Hong Kong Club. Our Guest of Honor, Mr. Tobias Fabian Huinink, Business Director Asia, ALBA Group shared wiht us some excellent insight about the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility (WEEETRF) recently in full operations.

For photos of the Reception, please visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=194zlcWsPUXKtuhnGD6aQqeCMSJB8-MdT. Look forward to seeing you (again) at our upcoming activities!

29 April ~ 06 May 2018: CIWEM HK Technical Mission to Canada

HKWMA is pleased to be a Supporting Organization for the "Technical Mission to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada", organized by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental management (CIWEM HK). The main objectives of this Technical Mission are to encourage sharing and exchange of valuable experience with the environmental facility management in Toronto and Vancouver, and to enhance the interconnection of trade practitioners and relevant businesses.

Please see CIWEM HK's flyer for details and registration procedures.

27 April 2018: As in previous years, HKWMA is pleased to be one of the supporting organizations of the HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum "Developing Intelligent Resource Preservation Strategies for Hong Kong - Challenges for Innovation and Sustainability".

The environmental pressure and depletion of resources, as result from intense consumption, pollution and climate change, have led to the necessity to identify waste as a valuable resource that requires responsible and sustainable solutions for managing, recovering and recycling.  Accordingly, concepts such as "zero waste", "circular economy" and "closed loops" have emerged worldwide as a new way of thinking about waste problems and unsustainable consumption and growth. The Hong Kong SAR Government, together with the key stakeholders, is actively supporting the development of waste reduction and recovery with various initiatives, major environmental programmes and infrastructure investments.

Please register directly with the HKIE if you are interested.

16 April ~ 11 June 2018: Experience Sharing Seminars by the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

HKWMA has gladly accepted the invitation to be a Collaborative Partner for the 2018 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence and the activities that are organized in this context. And as such, we encourage you to attend an interesting upcoming series of experience seminars. At these seminars, twenty (20!) organizations from different sectors will present and share their experiences in pursuing and achieving excellent environmental performance. This will be an unique occasion to gather same ideas and inspiration to improve our environmental performance. For more detailed information and registration, see the promotional flyers.

26 March 2018: BEAM Plus New Buildings Training and Examination Program

HKWMA is a Supporting Organization of the BEAM Plus New Buildings Training and Examination Program organized by the BEAM Society Limited. This training and examination is part of the BEAM Professionals accreditation program. The training will take place on 26th March 2018, and the examination can be taken on 7th, 8th or 9th May 2018.

The BEAM assessment and certification provide building users with a performance label that demonstrates the overall quality of a building. A qualified BEAM green building is recognized to be aimed at sustainability, providing a safer, healthier, more comfortable, more functional and more efficient living or working environment. BEAM Professionals (BEAM Pro) are green building professionals accredited by the Hong Kong Green Building Council in various aspects of the green building life cycle. The key role of BEAM Pro is to integrate the latest green building standards and practices into everyday building planning, design, construction and operation. Note that candidates must complete the 1.5-hour Fundamental Course as a prerequisite before enrolling in this elective BEAM Plus New Buildings training. For more information about the BEAM Plus New Buildings Training and Examination program and registration, see attached flyer. For more information, see website: https://www.beamsociety.org.hk/en_professionals_1.php. Note that HKWMA members can enjoy a discount on the training and examination fee.

22 March 2018 - Green Procurement Forum

HKWMA would like to share with you the said Forum organized by HK EPD in conjunction with HKPC. In this Forum, EPD aims to promote the purchase of goods and service that cause minimal adverse environmental and health impact and support the development of sustainable procurement and consumption. The Green Procurement Forum brings the key stakeholders together to exchange experiences and to define the role of procurement in achieving sustainable development and environmental excellence without compromising commercial and operational goals. For more detailed information and registration for this event, see attached flyer. For online registration, please go to the following website: https://events.hkpc.org/v2/form.php?code=GP2018.

21 March 2018 - Career Talk at THEi Tsing Yi Campus

As part of the YMC's effort in promoting HKWMA within educational institutions, a Career Talk has been scheduled on 21st March 2018 (Wednesday) between 18:15 and 20:30 at the Tsing Yi THEi Campus Lecture Hall 5 ( 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories). Topics will include "Prospects in Waste Management Industry in Hong Kong", "Introduction on HKWMA and HKWMA-YMC", etc. which will be presented by the Executive Committee Member as well as YMC Member of HKWMA. No prior registration is required and please simply attend if you are interested.

24 February 2018: Joint Soccer Competition

Organized by the HKIE Environmental Division, supported by HKWMA and AIIB (Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings), sponsored by Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC), CLP and Socam Development (瑞安建業), HKWMA YMC will organize a soccer team to compete for the championship. If you are a YMC member and interested, please contact our YMC at ymc@hongkongwma.org.hk for enrolment details.

18 Sep 2017: HKWMA is on Air !!

In a continuing effort to sustain the waste management development in Hong Kong and attract talents to our business, the HKWMA has started to reach out to various levels of stakeholders, and in particular, to younger generations who are looking for a challenging and promising career.  Yet over the past decades, there have been negative stereotypes on the potential of waste management industry and the social status of practitioners (and even on engineers/professionals). With the technological advancement, the awareness of resources preservation and the concepts of circular economy driving our society and industry, it is one of the HKWMA policies to propagate the right messages to the general public and students from tertiary educations to consider devoting their career to waste management industry, at the same time, facilitating the industry to recruit the best talents to embrace the upcoming opportunities.

Commercial Radio 1 (CR1) has invited our Immediate Past Chariman Mr. Victor Li to share our views via "Share my songs (有誰共鳴)" & the "KOT’s Education (葛民教育)" respectively on 18th September 2017 and 08th November 2017. These are two well-received light-hearted programs combining songs and sharing a useful message in a relaxed way, uncovering some unaware trade practices in an amusing atmosphere, and to spread the messages to a diverse audience.  These two programs have helped us clarifying some of our views to the public and especially younger generation.

The CR1 has granted our members an access right to listen to one of the programs - "Share my songs (有誰共鳴)" through the following link, from now till 15th February 2018: http://www.881903.com/main/projects/881/sms/guest/20171213.html.