The 1st International Lighthouse Symposium

The 1st International Lighthouse Symposium
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room 526, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
The 1st International Lighthouse Symposium: Saving Our Maritime Icons - A Regional Overview of Historic Lighthouses

Saving Our Maritime Icons – A Regional Overview of Historic Lighthouses
第一屆國際燈塔研討會: 傳承海事遺澤區域燈塔古蹟縱覽

Symposium Information

Tentative Programme

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Main purposes

  • To re-enliven the Region’s historic lighthouses.
  • To reconnect the historic Maritime Silk Route.
  • To reinforce the regional relationships among port cities.

 Programme highlight

The symposium is missioned to provide a scholarly platform for all participants to share and exchange cross-disciplinary research findings, interesting knowledge, enriched experience and best practices of historic lighthouses in the Region. Eminent speakers and scholars who have been engaged in the management and conservation of historic lighthouses are invited from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore and the UK. The topics cover various aspects of historic lighthouses including history, architecture, structural engineering, construction management, operations and maintenance, economics, functions, conservation, heritage and keepers’ unique culture.

Day One: Friday 20 October 2017 – Symposium

Day Two (for overseas delegates only): Saturday 21 October 2017 – Visit to Gap Rock Lighthouse (Zhuhai) or Cape D’ Aguilar Lighthouse (Hong Kong)

Department of Real Estate and Construction,
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Department of History and Department of Civil Engineering, HKU

Building Division and Safety Specialist Committee, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (HK Branch)
Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservation

Dr. Patrick S.C. Poon

0900 – 1800, Friday 20 October 2017

Room 526, 5/F, Knowles Building, HKU, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Language: English & Chinese

Dr. S. W. Poon:; Dr. Katherine Deng:

Attendance Certificate:
A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.

CPD hours: 6

Free registration for HKU students and staff

Complimentary seats are limited. First come, first served.
Please send the completed Registration Form (Complimentary) to:
Dr. S. W. Poon <>

Prior registration using the Registration Form is required.
Registration fee: HK$900 per person (Two tea receptions included)

Registration and Fee:

Cheques should be made payable to “The University of Hong Kong”. Please mark on the back of the cheque “The First International Lighthouse Heritage Symposium”. Together with the Reply Form, cheques should be sent to:

Rm 501, 5/F, Knowles Building, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU.

Registration Deadline: 10 October 2017