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A Delegation to Israel

We cordially invite you to be our honorable guest to Israel. During the visit, Business Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the 17th annual International Clean Technology exhibition and have the opportunity to meet with over 300 exhibitors; decision makers and government officials in Israel.

The purpose of the visit will be:
•To foster and increase bilateral economic relations by promoting Chinese business offerings at business level.
•To gather information on the opportunities Israel & its Region can offer to Asia businesses.
•To enhance and support existing Asia business activities in Israel.

The focus of this visit will be on the following Industry Sectors:
•Cleantech
•Energy & Renewable Energy
•ICT
•Biotech

Day Itinerary
20/January(Sun) Flight: LY 076 20JAN HKG/ TLV 1610 // 2230 20JAN
23:30 Land at Ben Gurion airport
Transfer from airport to hotel Metropolitan.
Check in to superior rooms for overnight.
Meal Plan: NIL
21/January 8:30 After breakfast, TLV & Jaffa guided tour (include in the tour some words of sustainability – the garbage hill)
15:00 Weizmann Institute of Science in Rechovot
19:00 Dinner at the hotel
Meal Plan: B / L (Israeli style)/ D
22/January 8:15 After breakfast, transfer to CleanTech event
18:00 Transfer back from event to hotel for dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: B / L??/ D
No Need guide
23/January 10:15 After breakfast, transfer to CleanTech event
18:00 Transfer back from event to hotel for dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: B / L??/ D
No Need guide
24/January 7:30 After breakfast, visit Neot Kedumim
09:00 Visit Neot Kedumim (1 hour, short tour)
11:00 Arrive Jerusalem - Visit the Old City - Via Delarosa and shopping. Oriental Lunch in Old City
Tour the old city of Jerusalem: more than its religious importance, feel the history, culture and human melting pot of the capital of Israel. Travel through its quarters, see the most important religious sites for every faith, study the history of one of the most important city in the world. Leave time for Shopping at Ols city and Mamila St.
19:00 Check in hotel Olive Tree Dinner at the hotel. Will check solutions for internet access.
20:30 Tower of David Night show Meal Plan: B / L (Falafel)/ D
21:30 Transfer back to hotel for overnight
25/January 6:00 Breakfast at the hotel
7:20 Drive to the Dead Sea
Drive to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea…
10:00 visit Eyn Gedi Valley and archeological site.
14:00 Swim in the dead sea.
17:00 leave for Ketora and Lotan
A remark: if there are floods we go first to Sade-Boker!
19:00 Arrive Ketora, Check in, dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: B / L / D
26/January 08:00 –08:00 After breakfast, visit Ketora and Lotan Visitor centre.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Leave to Eilat, Underwater Observatory.
18:00 Check in Hotel and dinner
Meal Plan: B / L / D
27/January 08:00 Visit IOLR.
10:00 heading Sde-Boker visitor Centre
20:00 Transfer to airport Ben Gurion
22:00 Flight to Hong Kong
Flight: LY 075 27JAN TLV/HKG 2100 // 1355 28JAN
Meal Plan: B / L / D
We hope to receive your favorable reply, preferably before 15th September, 2012. You may register at: http://www.starsf.org/

Should you have any questions, please Contact Mr. Sharon Galor at (852) 92690936 / 28101777 or email to galor@starsf.org

Flyer: Flyer2013

Conference 2012 Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste

Date and Time: 12th March, 2012 (Monday) 10:00am to 4:30pm*
Venue: Conference Room 04, Hong Kong Science Park

You are cordially invited to attend the Conference 2012 Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste on Monday 12th, March 2012 at the Hong Kong Science Park.

As part of its waste management program, Hong Kong has planned to build one of the world's largest Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF) on an artificial island near Shek Kwu Chau, a 3,000-tonne-per-day (tpd) incineration plant with energy recovery and power generation. The preparations for this mega-project have started with the recent award of a consultancy contract for consultancy services during the design, building and operation of the IWMF. The Government has also launched a three-month public consultation on the introduction of charging as an economic means to reduce the generation of municipal solid waste (MSW).

These recent projects have generated much interest and debate on how sustainable our current methods of waste management are, and raised questions on how we as a society could be doing better in managing our waste. In order to bring about greater understanding of the issues surrounding these topics, S.T.A.R.S. Foundation (www.starsf.org) a Hong Kong based international NGO promoting the commercialization of sustainable technologies, and LNS Limited (www.lns.com.hk), an event organizer and technical advisor, are honoured to co-organize the Conference 2012 Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste.

We would be delighted to have you as our guest at this conference. Please click on the registration link below to register. For additional programme details, please refer to the programme information section below, also found in the attached official flyer. Should you have any enquiries concerning this conference, please contact Mr. Charles Ting at 2810 1777 or email to charles.ting@starsf.org.

Registration Link: Link

Programme Information

Date and Time: 12th March (Mon) 10am to 4:30pm

Venue: Conference Hall 04, Hong Kong Science Park

Admission Fee: $300

Programme and Speakers:

• Waste Treatment Technologies for Hong Kong - Mr. AU Wai Kwong, Elvis, JP Assistant Director (Nature Conservation & Infrastructure Planning) of the EPD

• The Role of Waste Charging in Solid Waste Management of Hong Kong - Dr. Shan Shan CHUNG, Programme Director for the MSc in Environmental and Public Health Management at the Hong Kong Baptist University

• Policy Making for a Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste using Life Cycle Assessment Approach - Mr. Vincent Woon, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

• Health Effects of Uncontrolled Recycling of Electronic Wastes - Proper Management is Urgently Needed - Prof. Ming Hung Wong, Chair Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Honorary Director of Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences

• Swire Pacific Waste Management Strategy - Mr. Samuel Kwong, Group EHS Manager of John Swire & Sons

• Arcon Plasma System – Hazardous Waste Management & Waste-to-energy - Mr. Edmund Lau, Managing Director of EC Group

• Turning Municipal Waste into Storable Energy - Mr. Kalvin Tse of Bestrong International Limited

• Waste No Waste - Mr. Edwin Lau, Director - general affairs, Friends of the Earth (HK)

• Panel Discussion

Programme may be subject to change without prior notice. The updated flyer may be found at the following link: Flyer - Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste
International IP Commercialization Conference in Hong Kong
The Global IP Hub for China on GD-HK CEPA Platform

Date & Venue:
23 February 2012 Hong Kong Science Park
24 February 2012 Hong Kong Productivity Council

International IP Commercialization Conference is jointly organized by S.T.A.R.S. Foundation, Savantas Policy Institute, The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners and Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (Silicon Valley Headquarters).

The global trend towards knowledge-based economies brings a great opportunity for Hong Kong to reveal its potential in the IP arena. As a renowned Asian financial center and RMB offshore center, with a sound legal framework for IP protection and litigation, Hong Kong is in perfect position to become an international hub for IP commercialization, connecting China and the rest of the World.

We are pleased to have invited guest speakers from prestigious organizations and companies including the State Intellectual Property Office, Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department, Hewlett-Packard and Tynax. In the Conference, the international IP experts will share their insights into:
(1) International standards of IP valuation,
(2) Technology transfers,
(3) IP management in international mergers and acquisitions,
(4) IP quality and enforceability improvement–dos and don'ts of IP registration,
(5) How to turn IP from intangible assets to tangible value, and
(6) Development of an IP strategy for the global market.

The discussions will provide viable solutions to industry practitioners, bankers, investors, entrepreneurs, inventors and IP professionals. Delegates from different fields of technologies and IP industry will find the content useful and enlightening.

Our target audience includes IP business stakeholders and participants from the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Guangdong and Asian regions such Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. We are expecting around 200 delegates who represent international organizations, government departments, professional institutions, industrial associations and companies relating to technology and intellectual property industries to attend the two-day conference. The Conference will offer invaluable networking opportunities for participants to reach potential customers and strategic partners.

*Incubation and tenant companies of Hong Kong Science Park and InnoCentre may apply for funding support from HKSTPC, if applicable

Language: English & Mandarin
Media: Opened to Media
Enquiries: 2810 1777 Miss Prudence Lee
More Information: Flyer / (website)
Registration: International IP Commercialization Conference

Hong Kong Low Carbon Economic Technology and Carbon exchange Forum

Date: January / February 2012
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park

As the second phase of the Hong Kong Taiwan Carbon Exchange Forum, S.T.A.R.S.F would lead the Taiwan Emission Trading Association and a group of Taiwan entrepreneurs to visit Hong Kong and attend the Hong Kong Low Carbon Economic Technology and Carbon exchange Forum. The forum will discuss the feasibility of carbon emission trading in Hong Kong. This activity will seek to deepen the strategic partnership between the emission trading entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Taiwan, in order to lay a solid foundation for future development.



Technology Financing and Sustainable Innovation for Society Conference

Date: March / April 2012
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park

Technology financing does not only allow technopreneurs to speed up their development, it can also enhance their brand value internationally and give confidence to their investors and business partners. Hong Kong technological enterprises are situated in an advantageous international commercial environment with easy access to various international financing organisation. S.T.A.R.S. Foundation had the honor to invite the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from China to introduce to Hong Kong technopreneurs their organization, their capital operation plans and their investment and assistance to high technology development world-wide. This is a precious opportunity for Hong Kong technopreneurs to discuss with the UNIDO representative from China in person and to have a clear understanding of the available international financing.

Co-organizer:

United Nations Industrial Development Organization



Taiwan Low Carbon Economic Technology and Carbon exchange Forum

Date: May / June 2012
Venue: Taiwan

This forum is the phase one of carbon trading forums between Taiwan and Hong Kong. S.T.A.R.S. Foundation will lead a group of Hong Kong entrepreneurs to visit carbon trading enterprises in Taiwan. We will also visit Taiwan Emission Trading Association to take a field trip to observe the operation of carbon trading. Through this activity, we hope to establish some means of cooperation for the enterprises in both places who are interested in carbon trading.