[Exclusive for HKGBC Members] Delegation to Sydney, Australia (4-6 October 2023)

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The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) has been proactively engaging with counterparts around the globe to create learning and exchange opportunities for its valued members to accelerate the green building development. This year, we are thrilled to announce our Member Exclusive Delegation to Sydney, Australia to be held on 4-6 October 2023 (Wed-Fri), a 3 full-day trip that is fully supported by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Australia is a global leader in sustainable building practices, with impressive GRESB results and a well-established Green Star rating system that certifies sustainable buildings across the country — it is no wonder that Sydney is a promising city of green buildings itself! Join us on this incredible opportunity to tap into the latest developments in sustainable buildings and infrastructure in Sydney, including cutting-edge technologies, urban planning, sustainability policies, design and practices. Our itinerary includes visits to innovative projects led by expert project teams, allowing you to witness firsthand how Sydney is at the forefront of sustainable building development. You will also have the opportunity to connect and exchange knowledge with like-minded professionals through meetings with local organisations. 

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Sydney - Register Now!

Please note that the itinerary below is subject to change. 
Any changes to the itinerary will be updated on this webpage. Stay tuned!
Date: 4 – 6 October 2023 (Wed-Fri)
Visiting Country: Sydney, Australia
Capacity: 35 persons, comprising HKSAR Government Officials, HKGBC Chairman, Directors and staff, and around 25 seats will be open to HKGBC Members – Patron Members and Institutional Members.

  • with priority given to higher tier of HKGBC Membership
  • first-come-first-served
Tour Fee on 4-6 October 2023 (Wed-Fri): Free of charge for HKGBC Members
HKGBC will provide the followings:

  • Tour arrangement on 4-6 October 
  • Local transportation between tour locations (coach pick-up and drop-off point: The Fullerton Hotel Sydney where the HKGBC representatives will be staying)
  • Preferential rates for accommodation at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
  • Networking Dinner on 4 October (Wed) sponsored by the Sino Group

  • Each confirmed delegate needs to pay a refundable deposit of HK$1,000 to secure a seat. The deposit will not be refunded if the delegate cancels the participation less than one week before the trip or is absent from the trip.
  • Delegates are responsible for arranging their own flights, hotel accommodation, travel insurance, etc.
Networking Dinner on 4 October 2023 (Wed):  A Networking Dinner will be specially arranged for the HK Delegates and the Dinner will be joined by representatives from the Green Building Council Australia, and other local authorities in Sydney as well as the representatives of the touring sites, etc. 

We are delighted to announce that Sino Group will be our Sponsor for the Networking Dinner at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney on 4 October, covering the cost of catering for all our HKGBC Delegates. A complimentary Guided Heritage Tour will be arranged by Sino Group at the hotel prior to the Networking Dinner.
Recommended Hotel: The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
(The HKGBC representatives will be staying at this hotel)

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s financial and fashion district, and housed in the historic former General Post Office building launched in 1874.

Sino Group is offering preferential rates for HK Delegates who choose to lodge at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney. The rates are as follows:
  • Single occupancy (King Room) at a rate of AU$260 net per room night, tax and daily breakfast inclusive.
  • Double occupancy (King Room or Twin Room) at a rate of AU$300 net per room night, tax and daily breakfast inclusive.

Delegates are recommended to stay at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney for the sake of convenience. Rooms have been secured for confirmed Delegates to book up to four (4) nights at the hotel for check-in on 3 October and check-out on 7 October at preferential rates. Upon confirmation, the HKGBC Secretariat will send you an email with a designated room booking link for reservation and payment. All rights are reserved by The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 

If you wish to stay at the hotel beyond the above period, please contact the HKGBC Secretariat.
Recommended Flights:  Arrival in Sydney:
CX 101 02OCT  HKGSYD   2355  1150+1 03OCT  (The HKGBC representatives will take this flight.)
CX 139 03OCT  HKGSYD   0845  2045

Departure from Sydney:
CX 100 07OCT  SYDHKG   1515  2130
CX 138 07OCT  SYDHKG   2220  0500+1 08OCT 

Delegates are required to arrive in Australia on 3 October (Tue), as the itinerary is scheduled to start at around 8:00am on 4 October (Wed).

For enquiries:
Commercial Manager
Hong Kong Four Seas Tours Limited
Tel: (852) 9255 1114
Direct Line: (852) 2200 7873
Email:  waichan@fourseastravel.com 

 Registration:   The Delegation has reached full capacity and registration is now closed. Thank you for the support!

Potential spots at a glance:
  • an ambitious urban renewal project to be completed in 2024
  • transformed the former container terminal into a fascinating and innovative hub
  • Australia’s first certified carbon neutral precinct under the Climate Active initiative
Bondi Pavilion
  • a significant restoration and conservation project
  • 5 Green Star Building Design & AS Built V1.3
  • an outstanding beach cultural icon of Australia
Parramatta Square
  • a commercial business precinct integrating commercial office space with convenient retail
  • officially ranked 2nd in Australia for NABERS Energy Efficiency
  • 4 Parramatta Square achieving a 6 Star Green Star - Interiors rating and a 6 Star Green Star - As Built rating
Sydney Modern
  • a transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • revitalised a historic institution into a two-building art museum
  • the first art museum in Australia achieving a 6-star Green Star design rating
Sydney Olympic Park 
  • realising the Master Plan 2030 to ensure design excellence throughout the redeveloped urban core
  • first precinct wholly managed by the NSW Government to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating
  • encourages the use of public transport and non-car commuting modes
Sydney Opera House
  • a multi-venue performing arts center
  • awarded a 6-star Green Star performance rating
  • moving to 100% renewable energy and diverting over 90% of event waste from landfill
The University of Sydney | Sydney Nanoscience Hub
  • a world-class building for nanoscale research and education
  • designed to integrate with the heritage physics building precinct
  • a tour of Indoor Environmental Quality Lab and Eco-active Building Envelopes
University of Technology Sydney  
  • at the forefront of sustainability research with a future-focused campus
  • incorporated two newest buildings with five- or six-star Green Star Certified ratings
  • implemented innovative initiatives to reduce electricity consumption and single-use plastics
For any enquiries, please contact:
Ms Vicky CHAN  Ms Adelaide LI
Tel: 3994 8811  Tel: 3994 8830
Email: vicky.chan@hkgbc.org.hk Email: adelaide.li@hkgbc.org.hk