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The portfolio of the Labour and Welfare Bureau encompasses a host of responsibilities that affect everyone in Hong Kong, from manpower planning to poverty alleviation and elderly care.

According to estimates from the Census and Statistics Department, one in every three Hong Kong residents will be elderly by 2036. In addition, a loss of 500,000 working people is predicted in the coming 50 years. This rapidly aging society and shrinking workforce are the two main challenges that the Labour and Welfare Bureau must deal with.

How will Secretary for Labour and Welfare the Hon Law Chi Kwong overcome the many social challenges facing Hong Kong? What are his views on attracting talent, and retirement protection?

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare will meet with members at our "Town Hall Forum Series" on 23 March to discuss these and other issues. Sign up today for this exclusive, closed-door forum and share your thoughts with Hong Kong's welfare chief.

Speaker(s) Dr Law Chi-kwong was appointed as the Secretary for Labour and Welfare on 1 July 2017.

Between 1981 and 2017, Dr Law taught at the Department of Social Work (later renamed Department of Social Work and Social Administration) at the University of Hong Kong. Dr Law was a Member of the Legislative Council from 1995 to 1997 and from 1998 to 2004. He has also held a number of public offices including Chairman of the Community Care Fund Task Force, member of the Commission on Poverty, member of the Commission on Strategic Development and member of the Statistics Advisory Board.
Language English
Date and Time 2018/03/23 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Yannas Chung
Tel: 28231219
Email: yannas@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$170
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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