21 January 2020
BK SURCO Training Centre Suite 1908 19/F Hopewell Centre 183 Queen’s Road East WAN CHAI Hong Kong China

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Hong Kong branch

West Kowloon Cultural District: The transition from project phase to operations

BK SURCO Training Centre, Suite 1908, 19/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), is the largest Cultural and Arts development under construction in the world. This project will showcase international grade arts and culture stretching across 40 hectares of land right on Hong Kong's wonderful Victoria Harbour. It will attract visitors from around the world with it's iconic buildings and impressive public open spaces. 

This event will give you an overview of the development and planning, to transition the various facilities from construction to operations over the next five years and beyond. 

It will show case how the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) are applying the latest technology and how they will be used in the future operations of the facilities. 

The session will help you understand the operational readiness requirements, the key activities during the handover process, and provide insights into the different systems processes applied in managing these facilities.  

Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, General Manager, District Facility Services with the WKCDA 

Graham has more than 25 years of experience in operations and maintenance for leading international companies, including British American Tobacco, Johnson & Johnson, McPherson’s and Amcor, and shares a network with many blue chip organisations internationally. 

He has extensive experience in Asia, and has been working there for over 15 years and was previously was responsible for all FM operations with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). The Club is home to over 24,000 members and is one of the largest Non-Governmental Organisations in the world with a massive diverse property portfolio.

As an ambassador of FM best practices and innovation in Asia, he has transformed facility services across all property segments, including introducing asset health policies and procedures, FM-enabling technology and new forms of FM contracts. This has previously placed HKJC at the forefront of building technology and its application to sustainable buildings, as it is the first organisation in Hong Kong to utilise mobile technology in the management of FM workflows.

Graham has studied at various institutions and has gained qualifications in mechanical engineering, operations management and construction management. He holds international credentials in facility management, including the Facility Management Professional (FMP) and the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designations, and was a former certified trainer for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). He is a senior professional member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the RICS Asia Board.

Graham joined IFMA in 2005, and has held a number of senior positions in the Hong Kong chapter, including president in 2009-10. In those roles he has advanced IFMA as a custodian of industry best practices and has forged links with many key organisations, including public bodies and other supporting societies. He has been instrumental in the promotion of FM credentials and was the driving force behind Hong Kong’s CFM executive dinner, which is now a key event in the chapter’s calendar. In addition, he started the chapter’s new member night and established the student membership segment in 2008. After joining the IFMA executive committee in 2016/17 and taking on the top position in 2018/19 he has been instrumental in driving change within IFMA as the Global Board Chair with remarkable results.

His long service to the association has included speaking at seminars and conferences around Asia, promoting IFMA and sharing his insight and experience on wide-ranging FM topics promoting the profession and leading by example.

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This event is suitable for professionals up to an intermediate level of experience.

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