IASHK 2015 The Benefits of Trees in Our Concrete Jungle

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the 8th annual

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International Arboriculture Summit – Hong Kong

The Benefits of Trees in Our Concrete Jungle

November 18-20, 2015
Location: Wu Kwai Sha YMCA Youth Village

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The Week’s Schedule
In addition to this year’s conference, we will be holding more special courses

  • November 16
  • November 17
    •         Topic: Documenting Evidence Course; A Practical Guidance for Arborists
    •         Educator: Dr. Julian Dunster
    •         Duration: Full Day
    •         Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
  •     November 18-20
    •         International Arboriculture Summit
    •         Educators: Various (see below)
    •         Duration: 3 Full Days
    •         Location: Wu Kwai Sha YMCA Youth VIllage
  •     November 21
    •         Topic: Documenting Evidence Course; A Practical Guidance for Arborists
    •         Educator: Dr. Julian Dunster
    •         Duration: 1 Full Day
    •         Location: IASHK Space in Fotan

Registration Forms

International Arboriculture Summit Registration Form Nov 18-20) (PDF file)

Pre and Post Conference Programmes Registration Form (Nov 16,17,21) (PDF file)

IASHK Conference Schedule

November 18, Wednesday

Trees Can Do That? An Overview of Urban Tree Benefits
Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk
Maintaining Urban Forests through a Global Lens
Rich Hauer
Arbor-ization: What’s Going on in the World Of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Francesco Ferrini
Benefits of Urban Greenery in Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect
Wong Nyuk Hien
Green Cities, Happy Cities
Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk
Climate and Conditions of the Urban Forest of Hong Kong
Jeffery Shimonski
The Larger Context: Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Julian Dunster
Local Asia Specialist Presentation
TBA

November 19, Thursday

Communicating the Urban Forest
Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk
The Costs of Not Maintaining the Urban Forest
Rich Hauer
Can Stressed Trees Become a Carbon Source, thus Reduce Their Benefits?
Francesco Ferrini
Urban Forest Management Suitable for Our Concrete Jungle; Basic Principles
Ken So
Understanding Likelihood of Failure
Julian Dunster

PANEL DISCUSSION

November 20, Friday

Urban Forest Governance – Joint Decision-Making for Our Urban Trees
Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk
Planning the Green City of 2050: Species Selection in a Global Change Scenario
Francesco Ferrini
A Biological Basis of Tree Action
Rich Hauer
Modelling the Cooling effects of Urban Greenery for Cities
Wong Nyuk Hien
Risk Assessment Inputs
Julian Dunster
Utilizing Aerial Roots to Grow and Support Ficus Species
Jeffery Shimonski
PANEL DISCUSSION

Conference Educators

Keynote Speaker
Professor Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk (Sweden)
A Dutch national based in Sweden, he is Head of the department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He is also part-time professor of green space management at the University of Copenhagen. Cecil has a M.Sc. in forest policy from the University of Wageningen, Netherlands, and a D.Sc. (in forest policy and economics) from the University of Joensuu, Finland.
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59a5f50a-f200-4b26-98a7-b04c9a0be8d8Professor Rich Hauer (USA)
He is a forestry professor at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Minnesota, MS in Tree Biology/Urban Forest Health from University of Illinois, a BS in Urban Forestry/Botany from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and an AAS in Horticulture Technology from the University of Minnesota-Waseca.
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3a10cf4b-2ac1-46f0-a25f-427ac2aaa877Dr. Julian Dunster (Canada)
of Dunster & Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd. is the primary author for the new Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Manual & the originator of Tree Risk Assessment Course & Exam (TRACE) which preceded the new ISA Qualification. Dunster is also a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA), Registered Professional Forester, as well as a Registered Professional Planner. In addition to holding two degrees in forestry, he holds a Doctorate in Regional Planning and Resource Development. Julian has over thirty years of hands on experience from assignments all over the world and has extensive experience representing parties in tree-related liability court cases in North American as well as Hong Kong. He has just published a new book, Documenting Evidence, Practical Guide for Arborists
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wong_nyuk_hien_smallProfessor Wong Nyuk Hien (Singapore)
is professor in the Department of Building, National University of Singapore. Currently he is the Deputy Head in the department in charge of academic matter. He is the president of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Singapore chapter. He is also the Research Thrust Leader for Planning and Design, NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (I3) Centre and the Research Group Leader for the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC). He has been the Principal Investigator for a number of research projects funded by the various Singapore government agencies to study the natural ventilation performance of hawker centres, public housing and the Zero Energy Building of BCA.
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francesco_ferriniProfessor Francesco Ferrini (Italy)
is full Professor at the Department of Agri-Food and Environmental Sciences – University of Florence (Italy).   Chairman of the bachelor degree (undergraduate) in “Nursery Techniques and Green Areas Planting and Management” at the University of Florence.   Senior director of the international journal “Advances in horticultural Sciences” President of the Consortium for the Monitoring of Carbon Balance of the University of Florence.
His research is addressed to experimental studies regarding Urban arboriculture with particular emphasis on the:  Effect of water stress on growth performance of newly planted trees and selection of drought tolerant species.  Evaluation of the ability of shrub and tree species to mitigate the effect of pollution in the urban and periurban environment planning the green city in the global change era: urban tree functions and suitability for predicted future climates (TreeCity)
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Ken_soKen So (Hong Kong)
HK Conservancy Association Conservation Director, member of Old and Valuable Tree Expert Group of LCSD; with over 15 years of experience in afforestation and urban tree management fields. Ken is a Certified Arborist, Certified Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker.

jeff_shimonskiJeff Shimonski (USA)
Jeff began working as assistant horticulturist at Parrot Jungle in 1975 during second year of college. Parrot Jungle was a privately owned tropical theme park.
When the park was sold in 1988, he became the director of horticulture. He was responsible for the rebuilding and relandscaping of the park in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew.
The park was relocated to a completely new site in Miami opening in 2002. He was responsible for landscaping and hardscape on the 18 acre site. He retired from this park in 2014.
Now he is president of my own consulting company, Tropical Designs of Florida. He works with architects and developers worldwide assisting in tropical plant, tree, and animal management issues.

Registration Forms
International Arboriculture Summit Registration Form Nov 18-20) (PDF file)

Pre and Post Conference Programmes Registration Form (Nov 16,17,21) (PDF file)

 2015 IASHK Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking support for the 8th annual IASHK conference this November.  Please review the various options.

Click here to downoad the full details of sponsorship options
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 Option 1: Name Tag Lanyards (HK$5900)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     2cm width lanyard with company name in color printing
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 1 FREE registration

Option 2: Wooden usb with presentations copy (HK$9900)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     Wooden magnetized USB 2GB drive with company name printed
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 1 FREE registration

Option 3: Canvas Bag
Platinum Sponsor (HK$6500)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     Sponsor company name/logo print on the front-top of bag (8cm font)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 1 FREE registration

Gold Sponsor (HK$5000)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     Sponsor company name/logo print second-middle position of bag (6cm font)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials

Bronze Sponsor (HK$4500)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     Sponsor company name/logo print on third position at the bag (4cm font)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing material

Exclusive Sponsor (HK$13000)
In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:

  •     Sponsor company name/logo print on the bag (9cm font alone)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 2 FREE registrationsOption 4: Printed book of educator’s presentationPlatinum Sponsor (HK$6000)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •     Sponsor company name/logo print on front cover upper-prominently located (also inside several places)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 1 FREE registrationGold Sponsor (HK$5000)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •   Sponsor company name/logo print on front cover middle-located (also inside several places)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materialsBronze Sponsor (HK$4000)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  • Sponsor company name/logo print on front cover lower-located (also inside several places)
  • Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  • Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materialExclusive Sponsor (HK$12000)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •     Sponsor company name/logo print on front cover with opening pages of each major (also inside several places)
  •     Announcement in letter (multiple times based on signing of agreement to sponsor)
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Notice in hardcopy and softcopy of printing materials
  •     Plus 2 FREE registrationsOption 5: tea break refreshments
    Morning session tea per day (HK$2500)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •  Company name on poster/special pamphlets at strategic locations Afternoon session tea per day (HK$1500)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •     Company name on poster/special pamphlets at strategic locations Whole day two tea breaks ($2500)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •   Company name on poster/special pamphlets at strategic locationsOption 6: lunch per day (HK$6000)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •     Announcement in letter
  •     Name on poster/special deserts provided and name placards on table
  •     Name on poster/banner in summit meeting room
  •     Plus 1 FREE registrationOption 7: Prizes Drawing
    Morning/Afternoon session each day (HK$1500)
    In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
  •     Company name on poster/special pamphlets at strategic locations
  •     Recognition in printed materials handed out to attendees177d8e48-1dad-499d-ad42-c5c2f7f3edbb

    Summit Hotel

    For this year’s conference, those of you who are planning to attend from outside of Hong Kong, you can consider the Regal Riverside Hotel as an option for lodging during the conference.  Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations and mention that you will be attending this year’s IAS-HK conference.

    The hotel is conveniently located in Shatin.  Both bus and taxi options are available for travel from the hotel to the conference location.

     Call for Presentations for the IAS-HK Summit

The theme this year is:
“The Benefits of Trees in Our Concrete Jungle”

We welcome individuals in the region to submit their presentations,especially in the areas of handling trees in challenging environments within the Asian urban environments.
The time slots for speaking at the conference will be approximately 30 minutes. Airfare, full registration, and hotel stay for 3 nights will be provided for the one (1) individuals from outside of Hong Kong but within the Asian regional vicinity.

Presentations will be evaluated based on overall quality, appropriateness and timeliness of topic, well-defined focus, practical application of material, and the subject’s interest to a diverse audience.

Please input “IAS-HK Presentation” in the Subject Line & submit your presentations to [email protected]
Thank you for your interest.