The 28th Hong Kong International Education Expo Opens Today
Publish Date: 2022.07.09
Organised by the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), the 28th Hong Kong International Education Expo (HKIEE) opens today at Hall 5G, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two-day expo features more than 750 education programme and service providers from 18 countries and regions, allowing expo visitors with various aspirations and needs to explore flexible and high-quality education pathways.
The Guests-of-honour for today’s grand opening ceremony included Secretary for Education Dr Choi Yuk Lin, Director of Immigration Mr Au Ka Wang, Commissioner of Correctional Services Mr Wong Kwok Hing, Director of Fire Services Mr Andy Yeung Yan Kin, Chairman of Vocational Training Council Mr Tai Chark Tong, Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mr Ma Ching Yeung, Chairman of Po Leung Kuk Dr Daniel Chan, Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital Dr Ip Kung Ching, President of CMA Dr Allen Shi, CMA Vice President cum Chairman of CMA Exhibition Services Limited Mr Ivan Sze, Permanent Honorary Presidents of CMA Dr David Wong and Mr Irons Sze, Legislative Council Representative of CMA the Hon Jimmy Ng, and Education Promotional Ambassador Mr Alex Fong. The ceremony was also attended by Executive Vice President of CMA Dr Wingco Lo, Vice Presidents of CMA Mr Simon Wong, Dr Edward Chan, Mr Dennis Ng, Dr Ma Kai Yum, Mr Jackson Leung, Mr Calvin Chan and Mr Robert Lok, and heads of supporting organisations and partners.
Addressed at the ceremony, CMA President Dr Allen Shi said, “The pandemic is transforming the world and opening new opportunities. With the arrival of the new economy, we need to cultivate a group of talented people with broad knowledge, international perspective as well as a sense of national identity to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness. The HKIEE provides a fantastic opportunity to meet representatives of education institutes, research course options, and find out advice on the admission process to study in Hong Kong or other destinations. We hope that we can help empower and inspire young people, especially DSE graduates, to shape their futures.”
Continuing studies are important for individuals to stay ready, relevant, and resilient in order to succeed in today’s labour market. “So, apart from secondary and undergraduate education, we also offer many postgraduate and vocational training options for members of the current workforce to enable them to stand out from the crowd,” President Shi added.
The HKIEE consists of four major thematic areas: “Overseas Education Zone”, “Local Education Zone”, “Continuing Education and Activities Zone” and “Taiwan Education Zone”. A wide variety of exhibitors, including colleges and universities, education institutes, agents, consulting firms and disciplined services, will provide visitors with a broad spectrum of informational resources ranging from studies, post-study visa opportunities, special interest courses, certificate courses and youth activities.
The HKIEE also hosts over 30 sharing sessions and educational talks. Educational experts, representatives of various disciplined services and the consulate-general of various countries, and celebrities will provide valuable information and advice to help youth identify and reach their development goals.
Secretary for Education Dr Choi Yuk Lin (front row, 7th from the left), Director of Immigration Mr Au Ka Wang (front row, 7th from the right), Commissioner of Correctional Services Mr Wong Kwok Hing (front row, 5th from the left), Director of Fire Services Mr Andy Yeung Yan Kin (front row, 5th from the right), Chairman of Vocational Training Council Mr Tai Chark Tong (front row, 3rd from the left), CMA President Dr Allen Shi (front row, 8th from the left), the Education Promotional Ambassador Mr Alex Fong (front row, 6th from the right), and many other distinguished guests from business and education sectors officiated at the opening ceremony of “The 28th Hong Kong International Education Expo”
CMA President Dr Allen Shi made opening remarks at the opening ceremony
Secretary for Education Dr Choi Yuk Lin delivered a speech at the opening ceremony
“The 28th Hong Kong International Education Expo” gathers more than 750 education programme and service providers from 18 countries and regions.