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HONG KONG, Nov 18, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Co-organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, the Kick-off Ceremony of the “Set Sail for GBA – Scheme for Financial Leaders of Tomorrow” (the “Scheme”) was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this afternoon.


Mr Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivering speech during the kick-off ceremony.

Mr Daryl NG Win-kong, SBS, JP, Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, delivering speech during the kick-off ceremony.

Officiating guests at the kick-off ceremony.

Officiating guests with business leaders at the kick-off ceremony.

Officiating guests with representatives from tertiary institutions at the kick-off ceremony.

Group photo: all VIP guests and participating students celebrating the kick-off of the Scheme.

The Scheme aims at building a diverse platform for business leaders to directly interact with young people in Hong Kong. The scheme will allow students to be inspired by the stories of corporate leaders about their personal and professional development in the Greater Bay Area. Students will participate in activities such as sharing sessions with business leaders and visits to local institutions, job-shadowing, soft-skill workshops, and other activities that last five months.

— The Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Mr Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr Christopher HUI Ching-yu, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr ZHANG Zhihua, Director General of the Department of Youth Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Ms Salina YAN Mei-mei, JP, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; and Mr Daryl NG Win-kong, SBS, JP, Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.

Business leaders who participated in the Scheme and attended the Kick-off Ceremony include: (in random order)

1. Mr Paul Loo, Chief Operating Officer of Lalamove
2. Mr Jim Lai is Vice President of Tencent, Chairman of Fusion Bank 3. Mr Alan Lau, Chairman at WeSure
4. Wilfred Yiu is Co-Head Markets of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited 5. Ernest Leung, Group Chief Operational Officer of WeLab
6. Mr John Ho, Chief Industrialist Investor of Janchor Partners
7. Mr Rocky Tung, Director and Head of Policy Research of Financial Services Development Council

Representatives from tertiary institutions who attended the Kick-off Ceremony include: (in random order)

1. Prof Richard Wong, Provost/Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong 2. Prof Alan Chan, Vice President, Provost of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
3. Prof Yang Wang, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
4. Ms Christine Chow, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary of Hong Kong Baptist University
5. Prof Ben Young, Vice President (Student and International Affairs) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
6. Prof Ricky Kwok, Vice President (Students and Support) of Hong Kong Metropolitan University
7. Prof Lo Tit Wing is Associate Vice President (Student Affairs) of City University of Hong Kong
8. Dr Simon Xu is Associate Vice President (Global Affairs), Director of Global Affairs at The Education University of Hong Kong 9. Ms Connie Wong, Associate Director of Student Affairs of Lingnan University
10. Mr Marco Ip, Head of Career Services Section, Office of Student Affairs of Hong Kong Shue Yan University
11. Ms Karen Li, Head, Communications and Public Relations Office of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Mr Paul CHAN Mo-po, the Financial Secretary, said, “This year marks the beginning of the National 14th Five-Year Plan, which clearly states the position and role of Hong Kong, providing the best channel for Hong Kong’s integration into the national development. Hong Kong will not only be a vital link to our country’s international circulation but also contribute to our domestic circulation through the Greater Bay Area. “

Mr Paul Chan Mo-po also encouraged students to treasure and seize the opportunity to be more observant, make more friends and learn more in the Mainland, so that they could be well equipped for developing their future careers.

Mr Daryl NG Win-kong, Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, said, “Taking the direction from the national development plan, the Foundation will continue to strengthen the collaboration with the HKSAR Government and other relevant organisations in supporting and nurturing youths in Hong Kong to become the pivotal forces in the development of the Greater Bay Area. In the past two years, the Foundation has served more than 15,000 Hong Kong youths and funded approximately 60 projects covering various aspects including technology, art, education, sports etc. To improve the skills and personal development of young people. “

Mr Daryl Ng also expressed his deepest gratitude to the leaders from the financial and business sectors and 12 tertiary institutions for their great support which was instrumental to the successful launch of the Scheme. This scheme is an excellent opportunity for all students. It has received overwhelming support. The quota was initially set for 80 participants but was finally increased to 120.

First Sharing Session Launched
The First Sharing Session was also held right after the “Set Sail for GBA – Scheme for Financial Leaders of Tomorrow” Kick-off Ceremony. The Keynote Speakers were Mr Christopher HUI Chingyu, JP as Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Ms Salina Yan Mei-mei as Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Financial Services (Financial Services) and Mr Wilfred Yuu as Co-Head Markets at HKEX. They shared with the audience of over 100 students about their work experience in the Greater Bay Area and other Mainland cities.

The “Set Sail for GBA – Scheme for Financial Leaders of Tomorrow” will run for five months from now until March 2022. The participants are local students who are studying business, finance and technology related disciplines and nominated by the 12 tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. The Scheme includes a variety of events such as “Sharing Sessions”, Local Financial and Technology Institutions Visitors”, Soft-Skill Workshops and “Job-Shadowing”. These events are designed to help students understand the daily operations of financial, commercial and technological organisations and related industries. Students will be provided with career advice by business leaders to help them seize opportunities and prepare themselves to become future financial leaders in the Greater Bay Area.

Scheme Details
The Scheme will consist of two phases: In Phase 1, a certificate signed by the organising institutions will be presented to participants with an attendance rate of 80%.

Phase 1
Event
Sharing Sessions (5 Sessions)
Invite business leaders from the financial, commercial and technology sectors to inspire and motivate participants by sharing their work experience in the Greater Bay Area and other Mainland cities.

Date/Venue
Date: November 2021 to mid-February 2022
Venue: YO PLACE
(16/F, 9 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)

Event
Visits to Local Institutions (4 Visits)
Arrange visits to financial and technological institutions in Hong Kong for participants to understand their functions and operating modes

Date/Venue
Date: November 2021 to mid-February 2022

Event
Soft-Skill Workshops (2 Sessions)
Interview and business etiquette skills, knowledge of cities and life in the Greater Bay Area.

Date/Venue
Date: Mid-January to mid-February 2022

Venue: YO PLACE
(16/F, 9 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)

*Please refer to the attachment 1 for the list of speakers and organisations to be visited

Phase 2
Event
Job-Shadowing
Participants can observe and understand the day-to-day work of business leaders, who also offer advice to students about their future career development.

Eligibility
The organising institutions will select 30 outstanding students to participate in Phase 2

*Please refer to the attachment 2 for the list of business leaders

For further details of the Scheme, please visit:
https://gbayouth.org.hk/en/scope/set-sail-for-gba-scheme-for-financial-leader-of-tomorrow

About Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation
The Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, established in September 2019, is a charitable organisation that mainly serves Hong Kong youth. The Foundation was created by a group of young leaders from different sectors to ride the wave of the new era, the Greater Bay Area, and new opportunities. We support youth in Guangdong-Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area in their education, career and business development. Our mission is “For Our Youth, for Our Future”.

Since our establishment, we have initiated and sponsored numerous programmes, serving more than 15,000 Hong Kong youths. We have funded approximately 60 projects covering various aspects including technology, art, education, sports etc. In 2021, we launched two key initiatives – YO PLACE and GBA Youth Card. These initiatives will help us build closer relationships with young people from all walks and backgrounds in Hong Kong. YO PLACE, which is operated under a membership program, provides information about study, career, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the Greater Bay Area. In collaboration with Bank of China (Hong Kong), Guangdong Youth Federation and Hong Kong United Youth Association, the Foundation will launch the GBA Youth Card. The card provides many benefits for Hong Kong youth while they study, work and live in the Greater Bay Area. In addition, the Foundation’s Wish Builder Programme sponsors diverse projects by local youth organisations for young people in Hong Kong, for example, the Dream Brewer – Pacific Coffee HKCT@GBA Entrepreneurship Training Programme and Hong Kong Youth Animator Development Programme.

For further details of the Foundation, please visit: www.gbayouth.org.hk


Topic: Press release summary

Source: Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation
Sectors: Local Biz

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