Just imagine, if some industries disappear from Hong Kong, what will our life be like? While everyone is talking about smart city innovation and technology, our feature here is to explore how traditional industries can transcend society’s established impressions, achieve greater sustainability and social contribution, and how our industry leaders can achieve through innovation and creativity to solve the current problems faced by traditional industries.

“Tomorrow is Now” is a social sustainability project produced by Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA). This project is to go beyond the surface and see how traditional industries tried to surpass social stigmas and become better in sustainability and better for the society, and how our industry leaders managed to solve the problems with innovation and creativity. It invited our Fellows, industry consultants and council members to reveal the six major industries in Hong Kong.

Ep1 : August 12, 2021

Revealing Seafaring Industry - Great Job that no one knows? (Cantonese)

Description:As a city surrounded by the sea, why is the development of the seafaring industry in Hong Kong so difficult? Why is the number of captains trained by the sea school not enough to respond to market demand despite the high salary? This time “Tomorrow is Now” will reveal the secrets of Hong Kong’s seafaring industry, tell you all about the traditional industries of Hong Kong and talk about the difficulties encountered in the seafaring industry, the innovative methods that they used to deal with the difficulties, and their hope for future development.

Host:SERA Executive Chancellor, Professor Frank Fu, BBS, MH, JP
Guest speaker 1: Dr. Lau Yun Cheung, SERA Honorary Vice Chancellor and Managing Director of New World First Ferry Services Ltd.
Guest speaker 2: Mr. Chan To-Pui, Acting Principal of Hong Kong Sea School
Guest speaker 3: Mr. Joseph Li, Administrative Director of Hong Kong Sea School

Ep2 : August 19, 2021

Revealing Laundry Industry - Innovation equals eco friendly and sustainability? (Cantonese)

Description: How can a traditional industry of Hong Kong use technology to improve the working environment? Can you imagine that innovative laundry factory designs can be eco-friendly too? This time “Tomorrow is Now” will share with us about the innovative ideas of Far East Laundry Group Limited on the company management, it’s eco-friendly and pioneering policies for the laundry factories, and it’s collaboration with Caritas in hiring the disabled.

Host:SERA Executive Chancellor, Professor Frank Fu, BBS, MH, JP
Guest speaker 1: SERA Fellow Mr. Pang Yiu Kwong, CEO of Far East Laundry Group Limited

Ep3 : September 2, 2021

Revealing Construction Industry - Great Industry Refurbishment? (Cantonese)

Description:How can the Construction Industry attract more youngsters ,solving the dilemma of aging population among the industry? The working environment and image of the industry has been substantially improved, it is unrecognizable from ten years ago. This time “Tomorrow is Now” will reveal the secrets of Hong Kong’s construction industry, tell you all about the traditional industries of Hong Kong and share with us about how the industry attracts young people by the refurbished image & a case study of youngsters entering the construction field.

Host:SERA Executive Director, Ms. Bonnie Liao M.B.A., M.F.A.
Guest speaker 1: SERA Honorary Vice Chancellor & Vice President of Hong Kong Construction Sub-Contractors Association Mr. Law Ping Kwan
Guest speaker 2: Milton Construction Engineering Limited Project Director Mr. Wong Yee Nok

Ep4 : September 9, 2021

Revealing the Meat Industry - Industry Past and Present (Cantonese)

Description:Hong Kong has been hit hard since the swine fever, how can the industry make a comeback? Citizens buy chilled pork, reducing the competitiveness of local live pigs? With the help of modern tools, the amount of technology required has declined, and it has attracted many women or young people to enter the industry? This episode “Hong Kong is Now” will reveal the secrets of the local meat industry together.

Host:SERA Executive Director, Ms. Bonnie Liao M.B.A., M.F.A.
Guest speaker 1:SERA Industry consultant & President of Pork Traders General Association of Hong Kong Limited, Mr. Hui Wai Kin

Ep5 : September 24, 2021

Revealing Logistics Industry - Big Data Era (Cantonese)

Description:There is an old Cantonese saying: “If you don’t study hard, you would have to work hard as logistic labor. ” It turns out that working in the logistic industry can also be thrivingly prosperous? As a key entrepot port in history, Hong Kong’s logistics industry was once magnificent, but in modern times, why has there been a gap with the world’s technological development? This time “Tomorrow is Now” will unveil the secret of success in the logistics industry. The emergence of big data enables the logistics industry to abolish its bitter-work old fashion. With the power of creativity, the current young generation has been contributing to the innovation and development of the logistics industry.

Host:SERA Executive Director, Ms. Bonnie Liao M.B.A., M.F.A.
Guest speaker 1:SERA Fellow & the Managing Director of Flexport Asia Limited, Dr. Henry Ko

Ep6 : October 8, 2021

Revealing Gas Industry - Social Caring Enterprise (Cantonese)

Description: Explore unlimited possibilities for your career in the Gas Industry. You can be a LPG Technician. Our Guest today is a caring employer that likes to groom youngsters. He shows his support in providing them free examination fees to become a licensed technician. This time “Tomorrow is Now” will unveil the secret of Gas Industry success.

Host:SERA Executive Chancellor, Professor Frank Fu, BBS, MH, JP
Guest speaker 1:SERA Fellow & Chairman of Sze Wo Chain Gas Co. Ltd., Mr. Kot Man Tai
Guest speaker 2:SERA Executive Chairman & Executive Director of Sze Wo Chain Gas Co. Ltd., Ms. Joyce Lee

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