The Chamber held the launch ceremony for the Pitch Perfect Programme on 15 September, a programme for university students initiated by the Chamber’s Young Executives Club (YEC) and supported by the Home Affairs Bureau. Chamber Chairman Peter Wong, Vice Chairman Oscar Chow, LegCo Representative Jeffrey Lam and CEO George Leung, who serve as the Programme Advisory Committee, attended the launch. The Chamber was also delighted to have Caspar Tsui, Secretary for Home Affairs Bureau, representatives from supporting companies, as well as trainers, mentors and universities join the ceremony.
The Hong Kong Island Flag Day for the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) was held on 21 August. The Chamber’s Young Executives Club formed a volunteer team of 30 member along with several of their children to participate in the flag sales, to support OPCFHK’s initiatives. These include its local marine mammal stranding response programme, scientific projects on local species like the horseshoe crab and local community education programmes on subjects such as using less plastic and marine conservation.
OPCFHK is an independent charitable trust committed to the conservation of Asian wildlife, with an emphasis on Chinese white dolphins and giant pandas as well as their habitats, through partnerships, fundraising, research and education.
Chamber members enjoyed a tour of the Experience Centre at HKSTP this afternoon, which showcases a mix of digital artworks and information about the Park’s work to drive innovation in Hong Kong.
The Park has a fairly broad remit, supporting every stage of the innovation journey from start-ups to reindustrialization, and currently has more than 1,000 tech companies at the site who employ more than 10,000 R&D talent. The Park has been growing considerably in recent years and has recently celebrated its third “unicorn” – the AI company SmartMore.
Jacky Cheung, Vice Chairman of the Chamber’s Young Executives Club, led a team of YEC golfers to participate in the HKTA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. The event took place on 30 July at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.
Drones are becoming more and more widely used in businesses worldwide, as well as for fun and photography by amateur users. YEC organized a workshop with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on July 16 where members learnt how to operate drones and experienced the fun of flying. Representatives from HKPC also introduced the characteristics and applications of a variety of different drones to members, and also showcased a drone model for detecting cracks in buildings.
YEC members enjoyed an exciting racing event at Formula Square at Cyberport on 7 July. Formula Square's "Real Virtuality" uses 5G high-speed internet to enable participants to race a physical model car around a track via VR technology. Members also visited Cyberport’s Cyberlab, an exhibition hall to showcase some of the innovative products being developed at the site, such as smart glasses and 3D screens.
The Community & CSR Sub-Group of the Chamber’s Young Executives Club held a meeting on 16 June. Members brainstormed ideas on activities to contribute to and strengthen ties with the community. The group is led by YEC Vice Chairman Samuel Tsang.
The explosive growth of social media platforms has created a world where anyone can become a KOL or influencer. At the Supercharge Your Social Media Strategy webinar on 9 June, Ivy Wong, Founder and CEO of VS MEDIA, introduced the different social platforms available, and shared some tricks on how to help businesses build brand image and grow in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area via these platforms within a short period of time.
The YEC tennis team took part in the 29th Dr Henry Fok Corporate Patron League from 4 - 6 June. The team captain, Oscar Chow, Vice Chairman of the Chamber’s General Committee and also founding Chairman of YEC, led the team to second place in the group stage and to the Gold knockout stage. Well done to all the players!
Hong Kong’s State Theatre, a former cinema and celebrated cultural landmark in North Point since the 1950s, is set to undergo a major renovation by New World Development. Before the restoration project starts, a group of YEC members including Eric Fok, Co-Chairman, Jacky Cheung and Samuel Tsang, Vice Chairman, were given the opportunity to visit the heritage building on May 13, and see its interior and exterior, including the parabolic exoskeleton structure on the rooftop, also known as the "flying trusses.”