The 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2023, was held from 5 to 7 November 2023, at Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. The event was organised by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Asia Pacific Region, Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), and the Philippines Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI).
The conference offered delegates a platform to inspire and share about their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through social work practice, education, and research. Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of APSS, was invited as a special guest speaker to the opening session of the conference on 5 November 2023. Prof. CHUI delivered a speech titled "Advancing Sustainable Social Work Education for Building Resilient and Equitable Communities". It highlighted PolyU's unique contributions to the community, including the PolyU Alumni-driven Gerontech Innovation and the PReCIT (Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology) initiative, which advocates for the development of Hong Kong as a carbon-neutral city.