The Future of Transportation: Can Hong Kong Embrace the Revolution?

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The Future of Transportation: Can Hong Kong Embrace the Revolution?

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What should be the transport strategy and policy direction for Hong Kong to take advantage of the disruptive forces occurring in the transport industry? How will this shape Hong Kong’s integration with the Greater Bay area?

An engaging debate will be held on ways in which Hong Kong can adopt and adapt to the tremendous innovations that are occurring in the transport sector, to deliver a truly integrated transport system that meets our growing mobility and liveability needs, and continue to remain competitive with rival cities in the region.

An illustrious group of speakers have already been confirmed for the half day forum.

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About the speakers

Mr Chan Fan is appointed Secretary for Transport and Housing on 1 July 2017. Before assuming this post, Mr Chan was the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services and the General Manager of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Trading Fund since December 2011.

As the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Chan is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council and Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee. He is also a board member of the MTR Corporation Limited and the Airport Authority Hong Kong; as well as a member of the Council for Sustainable Development, Economic Development Commission and Task Force on Land Supply.
Mr Chan is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Mr Chan received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Hong Kong, master’s degree in medical physics from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and master’s degree in business management from the University of Hong Kong.


Lincoln Leong has been the Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’) and a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2015 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 2002.  He joined the Company in February 2002 as the Finance Director, and was re-titled as the Finance & Business Development Director in May 2008.  He was appointed as the Deputy CEO in July 2012 and the Acting CEO in August 2014. 

As the CEO, Lincoln is responsible for the Company’s overall performance in and outside of Hong Kong.  Prior to joining the Company, he worked in the accountancy and investment banking industries in London, Vancouver and Hong Kong.  Lincoln is a non-executive director of Mandarin Oriental International Limited, chairman of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee, vice-chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Society, and a vice-patron and a member of the Board of Directors of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He was an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited.  Lincoln holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (subsequently a Master of Arts degree) from the University of Cambridge. He later qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985 and Canada in 1986. Lincoln is a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.  He is also a director of some of the members of the Company’s group.


Francois Bancon is Vice President, Global Product and Programs of INFINITI Motor Company Limited based at the company's global headquarters in Hong Kong. Francois is responsible for Global Product Marketing Management, Global Connected and Autonomous Car and Global Motorsport. He was named as Vice President, Global Product Strategy in 2014 responsible for INFINIT product portfolio. Previously, he was Division General Manager for Nissan Motor Company overseeing product strategy and planning for the Exploratory and Advanced Product Department. He was also Creative Director of Marketing and Communications for the Global Zero Emission Business Unit.

Bancon is a seasoned product executive with more than 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. He started his automotive career with Renault SA in France in 1978. In 1999, he joined Nissan Motor Company Ltd as General Manager in charge of perceived quality within the company’s Design team. In 2005, he was named head of advanced product planning.


Dr. Detlev Mohr is a long term leader of McKinsey´s European Automotive Practice and since spring 2017 Global leader of McKinsey Transportation, Travel and Logistics Practice. He has 25 years of consulting expertise serving automotive, transportation and industrial clients in Europe, China and the US on topics of strategy, transformation programs, marketing & sales and organizational change.

He provides deep expertise on mobility and transportation trends and success factors, and supports understanding of specific customer needs and potential moves of different players in the industry. He is the co-author of several McKinsey research pieces on the future of mobility.


Pierre-Etienne Gautier is the Director of Innovation for SYSTRA and, since 2016, he has been member of the Hyperloop One Technical Advisory Board. Prior to Inexia’s merger with SYSTRA in 2011 he was the Scientific Director for Inexia and from October 2007 through February 2011, he was Scientific Director at the Directorate of Research Innovation at SNCF. As well as his innovation management positions, he had led research activities on the mechanics of infrastructure and railway transport system, specialising in acoustics, crosswind aerodynamics, train-track interaction and dynamic behaviour. He is currently Chairman of the train-track interaction sector of UIC, Professor at the École Centrale Paris, a member of Scientific Council of the InstitutFrançais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports (IFSTTAR) and sits on the policy committee for civil and urban engineering network of the Insitut pour la rechercheappliquée et ‘expérimentationengénie civil (IREX).

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The Future of Transportation: Can Hong Kong Embrace the Revolution?

Fri, December 01, 2017
08:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Mr Chan Fan, Frank JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing


Lincoln Leong, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation


Francois Bancon, Vice President, Global Product and Programs of INFINITI Motor Company Limited


Dr. Detlev Mohr, Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company Stuttgart office


Pierre-Etienne Gautier, VP Innovation, SYSTRA


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