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September 29, 2016

Over 500 Asian architects gathered at ACA17
Co-organised by the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The 17th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA17) was unveiled on September 29, 2018.
     Held for the first time in Hong Kong, the Congress has “Growth and Diversity: The Green Age of Asia” as the theme this year. Connecting over 500 architectural practitioners and students from 19 Asian countries and regions, the ACA17 will dig into the diversity of and area for growth of green architecture, and share regional experience.
     The ACA17 comprises a two-day Conference held from 29th September to 30th September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. To mark the occasion, our guest of honour, the Honourable C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), welcomed the participating architects from Asia to Hong Kong. He noted that the government is committed to shaping a sustainable community, to ensuring that our future generations live, work and flourish in a city blessed with growth and diversity. 
     Ar Vincent Ng, President of the HKIA, said that the Institute is honoured to hold the 17th edition of the Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) which is also the first time for Hong Kong to host such prestigious event. As a city known for its dense skyscrapers, Hong Kong, with concerted efforts at the societal level, has made significant inroads in the development of green architecture. Hosting such an important regional event is particularly meaningful in that our peers in the region could participate in in-depth discussion of future development of green architecture and the discussion would inspire innovative ideas at the industry level as well as in society, thus laying the foundation for the future of green architecture.
     ACA17 website: http://www.aca17hk.com/

(First row left to right) Ar Julia Lau, Deputy Chairlady of the Organising
Committee of ACA17, Mr So Kam-leung, Secretary for Commerce and
Economic Development of the HKSAR Government, Ar Sathirut Nui Tandanand,
President of the ARCASIA, Hon C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the HKSAR,
Ar Vincent Ng, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects,
Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government,
Ar Bryant Lu, Chairman of the Organising Committee of ACA17.

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