Summit Info


22 November 2018 (Thursday)
Time Activity
1000 - 1045 Opening Ceremony (By invitation)
1100 - 1230

Keynote Session


Facilitator : Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong


Dr Chi-kwong Law, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong

Policies supporting the Application of Innovation and Technology in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care

Mr Thomas Hammer-Jakobsen, Founder and Partner, Copenhagen Living Lab, Denmark

The Future of Health is a Way of Life – Role of Different Stakeholders in the Emerging Gerontech-ecology

1430 - 1730

Plenary Session 1

The Future of Elderly Care

Facilitator : Prof Hsu Yeh-Liang, Director of Gerontechnology Research Centre, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

  • Dr Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director, Age-Well Network of Centres of Excellence Inc.; Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

      Role of IoT and Big Data in Providing Quality Services for Senior Citizens

  • Prof Thomas Bock, Full Chair Professor, Building Realization and Robotics, Technical University Munich, Germany

      Robotic Ambience for Future Elderly Life

  • Dr Lanning Tian, President, Senior Service Informatics Innovation Research Center (SSIDC) ; Board Chairwoman, Zhongguancun SSIDC Smart Health and Senior Care Industrial Alliance, China

      Facilitate Ageing in Place by Means of Technology and Big Data

  • Dr Bettina Horster, Board Member, VIVAI Software AG; Smart Service Power, Dortmund, Germany

      Smart Service Power –Autonomous and Secure Living for the Elderly – through Technology


24 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time Activity
0930 - 1230

Plenary Session 2

Promoting Ageing in Place through Adoption of Technologies

Facilitator : Dr Ching-choi Lam, Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong

      Tech Enabled Homecare : How We Use Technology to Remove Inefficiency in Caregiver Service

  • Dr Rob Grenfell, Director of Health and Biosecurity, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

      Australian Government’s Initiatives in Linking the Elderly in the Community with Health Care Professionals

      The German Standard and Experience of Introducing Digital Rehabilitation

      Age Friendly Community Pharmacy Online - Taiwan's Innovative PPP ICT Model for Better Drug Management

1430 - 1730

Plenary Session 3

Use of Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Living of People with Disabilities

Facilitator : Dr Joseph Kwok, Vice-chairperson, The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities

  • Prof Raymond Tong, Chairman of Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

       Creating Intelligent Assistive Technologies and Robotics in Supporting Healthcaret

       Looking to the Future of Inclusive Technology and Life-changing Impact

       Emerging Technologies Changing the World for One Billion Persons with Disabilities

  • Dr Therese Willkomm, Director, NH-Assistive Technology State Program to Present Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, USA

       Rapid Creation, Fabrication and Deployment of Assistive Technology Solutions

                     Dr Jordan Nguyen appears by arrangement with Saxton Speaker Bureau


25 November 2018 (Sunday)
Time Activity
1000 – 1230

Age-Friendly Hong Kong (AFHK) Summit cum 2018-2019 Age-Friendly City Appreciation Scheme Recognition Ceremony

  • Dr Helen Ko, Senior Lecturer, Master and PhD in Gerontology Programmes, S R Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

      Promoting Age-friendly Workplaces: Singapore’s Strategies

  • Mr Tai-Kiat Tan, Director, Operations, SingHealth Community Hospitals, Singapore ; Research Scholar, Singapore University of Social Sciences Geron EngAGE, Singapore

      Redesign Workplace and Use of Technology to Enhance Elder Employment

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof Teresa TSIEN

  • Dr Ching- Choi Lam
  • Dr Helen Ko
  • Mr Tai Kiat,Tan
  • Mr Allan Kwok
  • Ms Aries Lee
  • Mr Terence Lau

Open Forum

2018 Age-Friendly City Appreciation Scheme Recognition Ceremony



** The Schedule for Parallel Sessions and Workshops will be announced in due course **