The Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), supported by the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan, successfully hosted the "Bamboo and Sustainability Forum" on 22 May. The event, entitled “Beyond Bamboo: Reimagining a Plastic-Free Future”, featured international and local experts who delivered presentations on topics such as “Bamboo Reimagined”, “Partnership in Sustainability Reimagined” and “Education Reimagined.” The forum aimed to advocate for bamboo as an alternative to plastic and to advance the principles of sustainable development.

FHKI Executive Deputy Chairman and the Chairman of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee (“ESG Committee”), Clara Chan, along with Jude Chow, FHKI Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Bamboo Industry Committee, hosted two expert seminars. They led discussions on bamboo and sustainable development with specialists in bamboo and rattan, industry professionals, construction experts, and ESG specialists.

In addition to industry experts, scholars, and HSUHK students, the forum was honoured with the presence of Wong Kam-sing, former Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government and current Chairman of Wu Zhi Qiao, who was the closing keynote speaker.  

FHKI member companies and a social enterprise showcased a variety of bamboo products on-site, highlighting the numerous uses and benefits of bamboo to participants.

Following the forum, participants were invited to a campus tour of HSUHK, where they gained first-hand knowledge of the practical applications of bamboo and environmentally friendly building materials.

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