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Venue:

Virtual event
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Accessible from your workstation, Australia

Date:

24 Apr 2012

:

AEST

Time:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Industry:

Building & Construction
Clean Energy & Environment
Infrastructure

Cost:

FREE

Reference No:

EVT10003809

Webinar: West Kowloon Cultural District Opportunities in Hong Kong

About event :

Learn from the Chief Project Manager on how to capture the business opportunities arising from this exciting 15 year project to turn Hong Kong into the Arts Centre of Asia

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority is developing an integrated arts and cultural district with a specific number and type of core arts and cultural facilities, retail, dining and entertainment facilities, communal and ancillary facilities on a spectacular site on the Hong Kong harbour front comprising of 40 hectares in West Kowloon.

The project is fully funded by the Government of Hong Kong and is valued at HK$21.6 billion (around A$2.6 billion). The project is expected to be completed in phases starting from 2013 and lasting until 2026. Most major contracts will be offered by international competitions and tenders on a fair and competitive basis for local and international firms.

The WKCD will feature 17 cultural venues including 5 iconic buildings including a Chinese Opera House, an Art Museum, Centre for Contemporary Performance, M+, Lyric Theatre, Music Centre, and a Mega Performance Venue + Exhibition Centre.

In addition, the Authority has officially become an institutional member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council and is committed to building an environmentally-friendly and sustainable cultural district. The WKCD will adopt green and energy efficient designs, such as energy efficient lighting and equipment, water efficiency, sustainable materials, green roofing, natural ventilation, low energy equipment and so on.

The WKCD will have a cooling system for its 17 buildings, waste and water recycling systems and use renewable energy resources. These are essential steps towards achieving low carbon buildings and improve the energy performance of the development beyond normal practice.

Australian designers and cultural services providers have an excellent reputation in Hong Kong for world class innovation and efficiency. The WKCD Project presents an excellent opportunity for Australian companies in a wide range of fields, including architectural design, environmentally sustainable design engineering, and green building technologies, to offer their products and services and establish a showcase in Asia’s future cultural centre.

Download the event brochure for more information about this event.

More information about the Austrade led mission to the West Kowloon Cultural District Project.

Who should attend :

Australian companies and their overseas operations in Hong Kong and China in the following industries:

  • Sustainable building design and landscaping
  • Environmentally Sustainable Design Engineering
  • Infrastructure and environmental consultants
  • Acoustic, theatre and lighting consultants
  • Green building technology and products
What is a webinar :

A webinar is a seminar or presentation that's transmitted over the internet where each participant sits at their computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. A presenter has control of the meeting and the participants view the screen of the presenter and listen to the presenter speaking either by telephone or by accessing an integrated audio facility.

Please note :

Austrade is recording this webinar session and may make the recorded version of the webinar (including all audio and visual elements) accessible to internal Austrade staff and the general public via the Austrade website www.austrade.gov.au and other communication means.

Costs :

These events are free, but participants must register. The registration confirmation email will include all webinar log-on information.

Registration :

Register online or call Austrade Direct on 13 28 78.

For Austrade services please contact :

Austrade Direct
Tel: 13 28 78
Email: info@austrade.gov.au

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