03 June 2021

Chinachem launches lucky draw to boost Hong Kong’s recovery from COVID-19
Prizes worth over $20 million offered to encourage vaccination uptake

Chinachem Group (“The Group”) is rolling out a lucky draw to encourage more people to get vaccinated in an effort to promote the population-wide vaccination campaign and safeguard public health against COVID-19.  All Hong Kong residents who have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine by the end of August will be eligible to register for the lucky draw. Prizes worth over HK$20 million include hotel staycations, passes to the Group’s food, beverage and entertainment outlets, and cash vouchers.  Details and the terms and conditions will be announced in due course.   In addition, the Group is granting its staff members one day of paid vaccination leave for each vaccination dose received.   Donald Choi, the Group’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, remarks: “Chinachem Group strives to create positive value for the community and make the city a better home. We believe that driving up the vaccination rates will help build an immunity barrier for Hong Kong, which will speed up the relaxation of anti-epidemic measures as well as the return to a healthy economy. In the meantime, we will continue our support for communities in need through in-kind and cash donations in the fight against the epidemic.”   Prizes for the vaccination promotion lucky draw include:   Prize Winners Value (HKD) Shopping voucher worth HK$1,000 (applicable to Chinachem Group’s shopping malls) 1,000 $1,000,000 Year-round offers of Dinner Buffet at Nina Hotels 50 $8,300,000 Year-round Movie Pass for Family of Four (free access to films at any of Chinachem Group’s cinema houses) 100 $8,800,000 One night Staycation at Nina Hotel (Suite), including Breakfast and Dinner Buffet for Two Persons (available from Sunday to Thursday) 500 $1,500,000 One night Staycation at Nina Hotel (Standard Room), including Breakfast and Dinner Buffet for Two Persons (available from Sunday to Thursday) 2,000 $2,000,000 Total Value $21,600,000   In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Group has been carrying out supportive initiatives benefiting the communities in need, for example the donation of masks and food packs to elderly persons, those with disabilities, low-income families and ethnic minority groups; as well as the donation of IT equipment to assist students from underprivileged families to learn from home during the suspension of face-to-face classes.  
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13 May 2021

Career Day for Central Market Revitalisation Project to be held in mid-May
Over 500 positions on offer, supporting Hong Kong’s road to full economic recovery

Chinachem Group (“the Group”) has grown with Hong Kong through its highs and lows for six decades, always striving to create positive social impact. Earlier this year, the Group and the Urban Renewal Authority signed a contract to jointly operate and manage the Central Market, transforming it into a approachable, energetic and gregarious new landmark. Work on the project is currently under way and a Career Day will be held on 19 May (Wednesday, public holiday for Buddha’s Birthday) to provide opportunities for on-site interviews and immediate offers to successful candidates.   Themed “Your Future At Our Heart,” the event is expected to provide up to 200 vacancies involving the Central Market Revitalisation Project, including roles in property management, food and beverage, customer service, IT and leasing. Recruitment activities for other Chinachem Group positions will take place on the same day, for positions at the first wood fossil museum, Nina Park and for the Group’s real estate, hotel, and food and beverage businesses, as well as for newly-created roles such as Curator and Business Intelligence Manager. Providing more than 500 positions, the Career Day is set to spur Hong Kong on its path towards full economic recovery.        Recruiting talent for Central Market with on-site interviews and hiring   “As one of Hong Kong’s primary developers, the Group places great importance on social value and is always striving to improve the lives of its stakeholders," says Chinachem Group Executive Director and CEO Mr. Donald Choi. "We see these efforts as just as important as business revenue and believe that People, Prosperity, and Planet play an equally significant role in our operations. In organising this Career Day, we hope to bring new hope to those whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic, as well as those who wish to make a career change, while also recruiting the best talent for the Group's upcoming Central Market Revitalisation Project and other business development plans. The Career Day welcomes candidates of different sectors and age groups, including ethnic minorities and those with disabilities, reflecting our mission of building a diverse, harmonious and more habitable city.”     Diverse vacancies and job types offered   The local economy continues to be impacted by the pandemic, with the retail, hospitality, and food and beverage service industries reporting a combined unemployment rate of up to 10.7%;  within the F&B and events industry, it has reached 13.3% [1] . The Career Day will provide many job opportunities in these fields to inject fresh energy and talent into the Central Market Revitalisation project. Those wishing to join the ranks of the Group's financial management, real estate investment, shopping mall leasing, corporate communications, property management, property sales and engineering departments, as well as its hospitality and F&B operations, will also find numerous job openings from which to choose at the Career Day.  In line with the Group’s business development trajectory, the Career Day will also offer job opportunities in business innovation and digital transformation, including positions as digital marketing analyst. With the Central Market Revitalisation Project and Hong Kong’s first wood fossil museum, Nina Park soon going into operation, talent will also be recruited for curatorial roles and other related positions.    The Career Day will be held on Wednesday 19 May at the Central Market site. In light of the ongoing pandemic, measures will be put in place for social distancing. Candidates should register online in advance and arrive on site at the designated time. There will be seven booths at the Career Day to introduce the hiring companies and details of job openings. Candidates may submit their resumés at the booths to arrange for a potential on-site interview.      Online Registration Details: Registration Date: Online registration will be open from now until 18 May 2021 Registration Website: https://rsvp.eventionapp.com/chinachem_career_2021/register Upon successful registration, applicants will receive a confirmation email and QR code to be used for site entry Remark: Owing to the limited number of online registration places available, applicants who have not received confirmation notices are also welcome to submit their resumés via the Group’s website or in person at the entrance counter on Career Day.   “Central Market+” Career Day information: Date: 19 May 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm The site will be closed from 1:00pm to 1:30pm and 3:30pm to 4:00pm for disinfection Location: Central Market Revitalisation Project 93 Queen’s Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong Available openings (Full-time/Part-time) Project Manager/Assistant Project Manager, Manager - Information Technology & Solutions/Assistant Manager - Information Technology & Solutions, Property Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager - Investment, Development Manager, Curator, Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications, Assistant Officer - Sales, Assistant Hotel Project Manager, Business Intelligence Manager, Officer - Leasing, F&B Operations Officer, Customer Service Ambassador, Barista, Technician, Security Guard     Click here and download the Career Day Pamphlet       [1] Source: 22 April, 2021  HKGov News
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12 May 2021

Chinachem Group and Hysan Development Win Tender for Caroline Hill Road Commercial Project

Chinachem Group (the Group) is pleased to announce that it has successfully won the tender for the commercial site at Caroline Hill Road in partnership with Hysan Development Company Limited (Hysan). This will be the first project collaboration between the Group and Hysan. The Group will bring its extensive development expertise and deep understanding of the commercial market to the development and management of the project. Donald Choi, Executive Director and CEO of the Group said, “This is a rare large-scale commercial project in the heart of the city. We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with Hysan, the most experienced developer in the district, to develop this project. The project will have synergy with Hysan's other Lee Gardens developments and the long-term prospects are encouraging. In addition to retail and office space, the project will provide community facilities and public open space, which will create shared value for society and demonstrate the Group’s Triple Bottom Line of people, prosperity and planet.” Site area of the project is 160,000 square feet. The maximum gross floor area is around 1.07 million square feet. Community facilities to be provided will include a childcare centre, an elderly day-care centre and a district health centre, totalling over 20,000 square feet in area. A public open space of over 65,000 square feet will also be created within the site, providing more comprehensive facilities and support to the community. 
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07 May 2021

Experts gather at Chinachem Group Sustainability Conference 2021 to exchange insights on creating sustainable community for all ages

Organised by Chinachem Group (the Group) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the Chinachem Group Sustainability Conference 2021 was held on 7 May. Carrying the theme Creating a Sustainable and Healthy Community for All Ages, the conference featured 12 renowned local and overseas speakers from government organisations, academia and the architectural, technology and financial sectors. They were invited to share and explore multi-dimensional solutions to shape a smart city for all ages, drawing also on insights learnt from the current pandemic. The conference was attended by around 300 representatives and experts from various industries. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Development Michael Wong, JP, attended as the official guest. Speakers from Hong Kong included Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group; Ginger Kiang, Deputy Director of Planning/ Territorial, Planning Department; Ben Lui, Executive Director (Operations), Urban Renewal Authority; Vivien Mak, Group Director, P&T Group; Rina Ko, Registered Architect and Research Associate, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr Ernest Lo, President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance; and Raymond Li, JP, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation.  “The Chief Executive set out a target in the 2020 Policy Address to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Sustainability is an important policy consideration of the Development Bureau which is working to turn Hong Kong into a greener and more liveable city. While we need more iconic sustainable building designs in the city, knowledge exchange, education and public participation also matter. We look forward to join hands with all sectors and individuals in the society to achieve this goal together,” Mr Wong said. “In line with the Government’s ‘Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030’ report, the Group is committed to catering to the increasing housing needs of an ageing society by bringing together the efforts of all sectors. With an aim to improve the quality of life across generations, including the retired, we hope to build more liveable neighbourhoods and a more inclusive city,” Mr Choi said. He added that the vision of building an inclusive community advocated by experts from different sectors would encourage knowledge exchange about people of different abilities and interests, foster mutual respect and promote diversified values within the community.   In collaboration with CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, the Group is conducting a study to formulate the “Residential Design Guide for Healthy Ageing in Hong Kong” which is expected to be published in 2024. Interim reports would also be issued. The study aims to be a standard reference for the construction industry in Hong Kong and overseas. Meanwhile, the institute suggests a series of age-friendly architectural elements for the Group’s new residential projects.  Attending the conference as moderators for two separate panel discussions were Professor Ng Mee-kam, Vice-chairman, Department of Geography and Resource Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Ling Kar-kan, SBS, Director of the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation and Professor of Practice (Planning) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Two internationally renowned speakers Jürg Weibel, Managing Director, Stiftung Zeitvorsorge from Switzerland, and Dr Gea Sijpkes, CEO, Humanitas Deventer from the Netherlands, were invited to share international case studies.  Cheung Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council said, “Being able to discuss the topic of a healthy ageing community at the conference is both critical and timely. Hong Kong Green Building Council is committed to promoting and improving the city’s development and level of sustainable buildings. In particular, barrier-free facilities, healthy and comfortable indoor and outdoor environments, and inclusive elements are not only part of the core assessment aspects of BEAM Plus, our assessment tool for building sustainability performance, but also the key to facilitating the development of a sustainable and healthy community for all ages. By working closely with the government and different sectors, the Council endeavours to build a more sustainable and liveable city.”  
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