ULI Hong Kong Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) invites you to kick off the Summit with your peers at the WLI reception which includes an exclusive guided tour of the Starstreet precinct hosted by Oval Partnership. Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation with summit attendees from Asia Pacific and beyond. This is a wonderful chance to connect and form relationships in a casual setting before the main summit days begin!
Explore the Starstreet precinct (Wan Chai), an area around Three Pacific Place and comprising Star Street, Moon Street, Sun Street and Wing Fung Street. Starstreet used to be home to Hong Kong Electric’s first power plant but is now a fashionable dining neighbourhood with design-driven lifestyle stores. This community based revitalisation project was set out to build on the existing low-rise urban environment of Old Wanchai, seeking to improve the pedestrian environment in this historic neighbourhood through a ‘Public Private Partnership’ (PPP) with the Hong Kong Government, Swire Properties and Oval Partnership. This project was completed in August 2012, notably retaining the existing mature trees and historic granite walls and steps, the completed design also included historic signage recapping the history of the area and has won the Grand Award for Built Project in the HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2014. Starstreet illustrates the shared values that exist between residential, commercial and environmental interests and the potential for organic growth of the existing urban fabric of Hong Kong.
The tour will be led by James Williams Pierce, Director of the Oval Partnership.
5:00pm Registration and welcome
5:30pm Expert guided tour of Starstreet
6:00pm Networking cocktails – Oolaa Petite (Shop 2, G/F, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai)
After you have registered for the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, your confirmation email will prompt you to sign up for WLI Reception and Tour.
If you have already registered for the summit and would like to sign up for the event, contact ULI Customer Service