7th Asia Office Space Congress – Hong Kong
Place, Project, Process: Revolution or Evolution for Hong Kong’s Office Market
Hong Kong sits at the nexus of the world’s fastest growing group of economies, and its changing office space landscape reflects in the global economy. Overcrowded central district’s rents are becoming more realistic while decentralised locations popularity increases – what does that mean for the workplace and Hong Kong’s role as a regional hub?
Does this spell a revolution or an evolution in terms of:
PLACE – where are the new business hubs both geographically and virtually
PROJECT – how global projects will designed or delivered
PROCESS – keeping up with the new standards in workplace strategy and office space management
In its 7th year, hear industry leaders deliver high level presentations and expert analysis on the latest trends and market data, technical requirements and sustainable office options at the Asia Office Space Congress Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong there are two big businesses – finance and real estate, and the former has a substantial impact over the latter. However in recent years discussions of Place in Hong Kong keep looking outside the central business districts where the big financial institutes reside. With real estate mogul taking the reins as Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, the question of finding room for all types of property has become a priority and a new emphasis within government.
At the Congress experts will discuss the new real estate options within Hong Kong while looking at Hong Kong’s place as a regional headquarters hub. These topics lead on to a brief discussion of the growing regional economies from smaller hotspots such as in Vietnam and the Philippines and the larger influencers of China and India. How are they impacting on Hong Kong’s sense of place? How are they influencing the decisions of multinationals looking for space in the region?
The way that corporate office projects are structured is changing. In the panel discussion entitled Partnering for Economic, Social & Environmental Sustainability a full spectrum of industry experts will discuss how better to work together to deliver measurable benefits for clients. The moderated session will ask a designer, project manager, building owner, product supplier, facilities management, contractor and one of their clients to discuss each of their roles and suggest methods to build sustainability into their relationships with each other.
Understanding the need for economic viability, a more integrated approach to design and development is delivering results on all fronts but as the panelists will show there is a need for greater communication to refine the process.
Practical ways that this communication can assist can be seen in a very practical way when achieving BEAM and LEED certifications leading to quicker cheaper solutions. However this incorporated design process challenges some traditional approaches requiring thorough research and expert advice to reap the greatest economic rewards.
An integrated approach can also assist in the following project presentations where speakers delve into how to inspire creativity in Asia’s workplaces. Creativity is important in any industry but the balance of spaces for both collaboration and noise-free distraction will change from company to company, office to office and will change over time.
In many cases this will involve a big change, frequently combined with a relocation project, so we have invited speakers to talk about Big Moves: How to plan them, how to execute them and how to get back up to optimum productivity after move in date.
Once move in is complete there is still a great deal of real estate and workplace strategy taking place as facilities managers and operations staff need to management monitor ongoing impacts of real estate decision making on the workforce and vice versa. So apart from experts speaking about technology and facilities management best practice and benchmarking The final session of the day will be packed with occupiers discussing their challenges around the region. It is the consolidation of a day discussing trends and meeting the people responsible for delivering them region wide.
Apart from the relevant content the Congress gives unparalleled networking with 400 companies having enjoyed the Congress and attending annually. And not just in Hong Kong, the Asia Office Space Congress attracts corporate occupiers, designers and project managers annually in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai.
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