philanthropy for better cities forum

Thursday, September 20th 2018 - Friday, September 21st 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Join the first Philanthropy Forum of its kind in Asia on metropolitan social issues

Riding on the successful inaugural edition in 2016, the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum will return this year on 20-21 September 2018. The Forum will provide a platform for 50+ distinguished speakers and 1,000+ philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, policy-makers, academia and NGOs from around the world, especially the Asia-Pacific and Greater China region, to exchange views, facilitate cross-sector collaboration and cultivate long-term partnerships and engagement, all in the hope of creating better cities.

The Forum will continue to focus on metropolitan social issues with particular interests on 5 thematic areas: Leveraging the Market, Sustainable Development, Maximising Impact, Youth & Creativity and Health & Well-being. The 2 full-day programme will comprise 2 keynote presentations, 2 plenary sessions and over 10 thematic breakout discussions. 

Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce the latest line-up of PBC speakers. Among them are Nobel laureate Professor James Heckman from University of Chicago and political philosopher Professor Michael Sandel from Harvard University, who will be the keynote speakers at this year’s PBC Forum. Other prominent speakers include recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Professor Muhammad Yunus; President of the Michael Phelps Foundation Michael Phelps; and retired professional basketball player and Founder of The Yao Foundation Yao Ming.

As a member of Harvard Club of Hong Kong, you can enjoy discount at HK$2,120 per ticket. Register now with the discount code NB115-0HCHK at  to secure your tickets.


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HK$2120 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$2120 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$2500 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Thursday, May 24th 2018

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Thursday, May 24th 2018

(Prospect/Guest) : Thursday, May 24th 2018

Sign Up Deadline

Thursday, September 13th 2018

Time & Location

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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