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Technical Seminar: Introduction of Circular Economy and how this business model creates values to stakeholders

Date, time & venue

2018-05-17;6:30-8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Co-Organized by

Manufacturing & Industrial Division, HKIE

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) (Hong Kong)

Programme Highlights

The term ‘Circular Economy’ is becoming familiar to an increasing number of businesses.  It expresses an aspiration to get more value from resources and waste less, especially as resources come under a variety of pressure – price-driven, political and environmental.  Delivering the circular economy bring direct costs savings, reduces risk, bring reputational advantages and can therefore be a market differentiator.

During this seminar the speakers will explain the basic concept of Circular Economy and why organizations should move to this business model in the future.  Some case studies, including one from an international enterprise which will be provided in detail, will be presented to show how this concept can create values for stakeholders in various fields.


Language: Cantonese (supplemented with English Terms)



Mr. Harry LI – Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Ir. Axel CHEUNG – Li and Fung


About the Speaker

Mr. Harry LI is the current president of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter). He has been working as a consultant for over 25 years mainly on selling and customisation of industrial engineering software and related consulting services for manufacturing and service industries.  Harry was graduated in University of California, Berkeley with Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and he also received Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management (IEIM) in the University of Hong Kong.  During these years Harry has done manufacturing and logistics systems simulation and production scheduling projects for a number of big companies such as Johnson Electric, Flextronics, Mass Transit Railway and Hewlett Packard.  Other than his main job, Harry is regularly invited as a visiting lecturer by universities in Hong Kong to teach IE courses for undergraduate and post-graduate student.  Other than teaching Harry also served as a mentor for the department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management department of HKUST.

Other than his role in IISE(HK) Harry is also an expert member of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES).

Ir. Axel CHEUNG, Vice President South China operations in Li & Fung.  Axel holds a MBA, M.Sc - TQM from Sheffield Hallam University UK, Chartered Quality Professional from UK, member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Logistics Association and APICS.Axel previously worked in Philips and lived in China, Europe managing both Supply Chain and IT function.

Registration & Enquiries 

This seminar is free of charge, prior registration is required.  The number of participants is limited to 80 and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.  For registration, please enroll online via HKIE MI Division website at http://mi.hkie.org.hk.  Only successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 11th May 2018.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Peter Chow via e-mail: peterchy@gmail.com.





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