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As society gradually returns to normal after the pandemic years, Hong Kong’s economic recovery remains sluggish due to the labour shortfall across a broad range of sectors in Hong Kong. Challenges such as the ageing population, economic uncertainty and talent exodus add to the gloom.

With the city’s competitiveness relying on skilled workers, the government must ensure a consistent and sufficient supply of qualified labour, along with improved compensation packages and training provided by employers.

How can the Labour and Welfare Bureau support companies in retaining, retraining, and attracting talent, aside from importing workers from outside Hong Kong in struggling industries such as construction, aviation and transport? What measures can be taken to strengthen human capital in order to enhance growth and surpass our competitors?

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Chris Sun will host a "Town Hall Forum Series" on July 5 to discuss the Bureau's efforts in addressing Hong Kong's labour shortage. Places are limited, so reserve a seat now to ensure you can share your views with the Secretary in person.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


The Hon Chris Sun, Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Mr Chris Sun was appointed as the Secretary for Labour and Welfare on 1 July 2022.

Mr Sun joined the Administrative Service in 1994 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A in 2022. He has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former Finance Branch, the former Constitutional Affairs Bureau, the former Finance Bureau, the Home Affairs Department, the former Home Affairs Bureau, the Civil Service Bureau and the former Food and Health Bureau. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary for Food and Health (Health) in 2011, Head (Healthcare Planning and Development Office) in 2012, Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) in 2017, and the Commissioner for Labour in 2020.

Language English
Date and Time 2024/07/05 17:00 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Jonathan Man
Tel: 28231229
Email: [email protected]
Fee Members @ HK$100
+$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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