Code : 2022084
Event Name : [Hybrid] Places of Public Entertainment Licence
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Ben Chong
MPA, MA, FHKIS, FRICS, RPS, Beam Pro, 中國建設監理工程師資格
Authorized Person, Registered Inspector, Chartered Building Control Surveyor

Ben is District Authorized Person of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, advising on building codes compliance for its development projects. Prior to joining WKCDA, he was a Chief Building Surveyor of HKSAR Buildings Department.
Event Date : 2022-06-21
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-06-17
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre (so long as the situation allows)
Division : PDD
Organizer : Planning & Development Division
Fee : HK$ 120 for probationer and student member, HK$ 150 for full-member and associate member; HK$ 200 for non-member
Priority : HKIS members (First-come-first-served)
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Any person who intends to keep or use a place of public entertainment shall apply for a licence under the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance (Cap.172), the primary objective of which is to ensure public safety and order of the place. In order to get a PPE licence, the place must meet certain standards on building safety, fire safety, ventilation, hygiene, crowd control, etc.

Ben has coordinated PPEL applications for several arts and cultural venues. He will share his experience with fellow members on the licence regime, types of licences and the planning, design and licensing requirements.

[NOTE: this is a repeat of the full house talk by Ben on 4 May 2020]

Remarks :

*For Face-to-Face: Special arrangements under COVID-19 Pandemic*:

  • Prior online registration is required.  Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
  • Limited number of seats with social distancing is available at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants should scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code with their mobile phones or register their personal information in the online Health Declaration Form ( upon arrival at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants will be denied entry if they fail to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code or complete the online Health Declaration Form.
  • Participants will be denied entry to the Surveyors Learning Centre if they have been travelling abroad, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, sudden loss of taste or smell and/or sore throat) in the last 21 days, or have been confirmed with COVID-19 or undergoing compulsory quarantine or medical surveillance arrangements of the HKSAR Department of Health.
  • Participants are required to wear a surgical mask at all times at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Disinfection service has been arranged at the Surveyors Learning Centre (comprising the Lecture Room, Meeting Room 1, Board Room, Library and Meeting Room 2).

*For ZOOM: The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful payment of the registration fee, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

On-line registration is not applicable for non-HKIS members. To register, please complete the CPD registration form ( and return with payment to the HKIS Secretariat.

Please install the Zoom Application in advance at

  • For Mobile phones, iPads & Android, install the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app from App Store or Play Store.
  • For PC and Mac, download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings.
Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom :

HKIS members only