Public Opinion Survey 4.9.2017

The Alliance commissioned the Hong Kong University Public Opinion Project to conduct an opinion survey on the public perception towards innovative technology and sharing economy in Hong Kong.  We held a press conference on 4 September to share the results of the survey.

We hope the survey can show the government where and how it can do better to meet the expectation of the Hong Kong people.  It is clear the majority of the respondent believes we should be more open to the collaborative economy and the government has a role to play, especially in reviewing obsolete regulations and policies.

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Inauguration ceremony & our first policy white paper 25.9.2017

On 25 September, we hosted the inauguration of the Alliance at Mettā.  It is our honor to have the Hon Charles Mok as our keynote speaker.

We would like to thank again the Smart City Consortium’s Special Interests Group as the supporting organization of the event; and Mr Emil Chan, the Chairman of the Smart City Consortium’s FinTech Committee to share with us his view on innovation and technology in Hong Kong.  It is also our great pleasure to have Mr Stephen Wong, representing Our Hong Kong Foundation to share with us their views on how to move forward Hong Kong’s innovative and technology sector.

We also published v.1.0 of our policy white paper on Managing social innovations and the emerging phenomenon of sharing economy.  We believe the collaborative economy does not only help society to make use of idle resources, it is also an opportunity for the government to reinvent itself with “peer-regulation”, “self-regulating organizations” and “data-driven delegation” for more effective policy implementation.

Speaks at UpdateHK 10.10.2017
The Sharing Economy Alliance is the official supporting organisation for the event UpdateHK jointly hosted by The Hon. Alvin Yeung and The Hon. Charles Mok Office.
Our convenor Mr Simon Lee was one of the panellists in the panel discussion session.