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The 9th Hong Kong Volunteer Award

Volunteers are valuable capital of society crucial to building a caring community.   Volunteers, out of free will, devote their time, energy and talents for the benefit of others.   Their enthusiasm and contribution deserve community respect and recognition.The Award first launched in 2005 is a biennial event to raise public awareness of the value of volunteerism, and to promote the sustainable development of quality volunteering.The 9th Hong Kong Volunteer Award not only commends outstanding volunteers and volunteer groups, but also business corporations for their distinguished contributions and accomplishments in promoting volunteering.

DeepTech Talents Training Programme 2021

HKSTP InnoAcademy’s DeepTech Talents Training (DTT) Programme aims to train industry-ready DeepTech talents and help them pursue career opportunities in DeepTech in Hong Kong.In collaboration with HKSTP’s AI Plug, the first DTT Programme offers a series of hands-on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science training concluded with a mini-project. Through the Programme, talents of all backgrounds can enhance their technical knowledge, master the necessary skills, and be able to solve practical cases.

Metrology Around Us - Metrology Symposium 2021

Metrology is the science of measurement. It covers all theoretical and practical aspects of measurements, whatever the fields and applications. In the modern society, every aspect of our life will inevitably involve metrology. For example, our mobile phones are full of sensors to measure acceleration, rotational speed, light, sound and even altitude and magnetic field. Your smart watch can measure your heart rate and blood oxygen level besides telling you the time. You purchase food from the supermarket and numerous tests have been conducted on them by analysts behind the scene. Also, in time of pandemics, metrology has come to our defense. In this symposium, we have selected several interesting topics around our daily life to share how metrology plays its role. Taking this opportunity, the recent development in the transformation of the International System of Units (SI) to the digital world led by the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) will also be reported in this symposium.

T-box x SHOPLINE digital marketing workshop series: “Exploring Cross Border eCommerce”

With the popularity of mobile phones and the impact of COVID-19, global trade has transformed and cross-border e-commerce has developed rapidly. SMEs could take this advantage to expand overseas markets and increase turnover. Representative from SHOPLINE will share tips for cross-border e-commerce, how to select overseas target markets and create successful cross-border marketing strategies. In addition, speaker will share worldwide payment and logistics integration service, as well as successful cases to help SMEs in exploring overseas business opportunities. Speaker:Mr. Plato WaiGeneral Manager, Hong Kong, SHOPLINE A veteran in the startup scene in Hong Kong, Plato has started his entrepreneurship journey since 2010. He has founded a few startups, including Wynd Co-working Space in Central, and this is also where he first met the SHOPLINE founders. Eventually he joined SHOPLINE in 2016 with an ambition to help it growing to the next level. Plato is also a columnist for online media Startupbeat and Stand News in Hong Kong. He is a Carnegie Mellon Graduate and has spent 5 years in investment banking. Event Conducted Language: Cantonese (No simultaneous interpretation service provided)

"More about Hong Kong Military History" Public Lectures: Military Defence Relics around Hong Kong and neighbour areas

Speaker:    Dr. TANG Ka-jau, Billy (Director, Society of Hong Kong History)Organiser:    Jointly organised with the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal DefenceRemarks:    Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission by reservation. Reservations for the public lecture starts on 10.07.2019 (Saturday) and can be made by calling 2926 4055. Seats are limited. Each person may reserve only one seat for each talk. First-come-first-served. The programme will be cancelled when Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or the Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted or remains hoisted 3 hours before the starting time.

Art > < Creativity Exhibition Series in the Greater Bay Area

The Art Promotion Office and the Hong Kong Designers Association have worked together to organise the "Art><Creativity" Exhibition Series in the Greater Bay Area. The series features six art exhibitions to be held in four cities in the GBA-Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, and Dongguan. The exhibition showcases the works of 12 Hong Kong artists and designers, as well as a series of virtual art tours created by a Shenzhen media artist.including participating artists Jane Lee, Angel Hui, Danny Lee, Lam Yau Sum, Chui Pui Chee and Margaret Chu; designers Eddy Hui, Michael Leung, Chris Cheung, Hong Ko, Benny Luk and Kin So; and media artist Eric Zhu. The series aims to bring artists and designers together as creative partners so that through communicating concepts, experiences and expressions, should creative minds be inspired and innovative ideas be generated. The goal to connect Hong Kong and other cities in the GBA through creativity and art can be achieved. For the details of respective exhibition, please refer to the official website (Chinese only): https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/art_creativity_exhibition_series_in_the_greater_bay_area.html.  

[HKPC Live] Build a Secure Cyberspace 2021 "Be a Smart eCitizen Beware of Cyber Pitfalls" Webinar

Nowadays, it is easy to fall into hidden internet traps if users are not vigilant. Hence, it is vital for users to exercise due care and diligence to protect themselves against losses. In order to raise public awareness of online security, The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) jointly organise an information security webinar. The webinar will invite information security experts to share their experiences and insights on this subject.

STEP Info Session: "STEP into HKSTP startup community"

A new cohort of STEP will be opened on next Monday.We are looking for Entrepreneurs-to-be with innovative tech-ideas and seeking a chance to realise their ideas. A sharing session will be held for interested teams to learn more, you may find the details below. Topic: STEP into HKSTP startup community Date: 20 May 2021Time: 1:00 – 2:00pmLanguage: Cantonese

Constitution and Basic Law Roving Exhibition

The Constitution and Basic Law Roving Exhibition organised by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau will be held this Saturday and Sunday (May 8 and 9) at the first floor of Lei Yue Mun Plaza, 80 Lei Yue Mun Road, Yau Tong, Kowloon. The exhibition will introduce the content of the Constitution and the Basic Law.  Members of the public may also participate in computer and stall games to deepen their knowledge of the two documents. The roving exhibition will open from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free. In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, cleaning and disinfection measures will be stepped up at the exhibition venue, and a quota to limit visitor flow will be applied.  Visitors must wear their own face masks, undergo temperature checks and use hand sanitiser before entering the exhibition area.  Those with body temperatures above the prescribed level or those who refuse to take temperature checks will not be allowed to enter the exhibition area.  In addition, visitors are recommended to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code with their mobile phones before entering the exhibition area, for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found.

Young Founders’ Camp

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Hong Kong Space Museum Online Programme: Live Streaming of Total Lunar Eclipse

The Hong Kong Space Museum will arrange a live streaming activity for the public to enjoy this astronomical phenomenon online. Our assistant curators will also introduce the Moon, lunar eclipses and other interesting tidbits relevant to this astronomical phenomenon.Speaker: Assistant Curators of the Hong Kong Space MuseumDate: 26 May 2021 (Wednesday)Time: 7:00 - 9:00pmLanguage: CantoneseOnline Platform: YouTube (No registration required for the live streaming)

Programmes Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Film Archive

​To mark its 20th anniversary, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will present "Treasure-Hunt Stories", with the theme of "acquisition and sharing". From April to December, the HKFA will screen 36 archival gems collected between 1992 and 2012, sharing the classics with donors, cinephiles and researchers who have overwhelmingly supported the HKFA. The opening film is the 4K digitally restored version of director King Hu's "The Valiant Ones" (1975), which will be premiered on April 30 at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC). The film carries the classic signature of Hu in martial arts choreography and aesthetics. It tells of a famous general in the Ming dynasty fighting against marauding Japanese pirates with a band of lionhearted warriors. To complement the screening, the HKFA will organise a special exhibition entitled "Treasure-Hunt Stories' - The Valiant Ones" at the Foyer Exhibition Area E1of the HKCC from April 20 to May 4, showcasing the acquisition story and the restoration process of "The Valiant Ones". Admission is free. In addition, the HKFA will hold a free outdoor screening on October 27 at the HKCC Piazza C, with "Feast of a Rich Family" (1959) to be shown. Moreover, "Days of Being Wild" (midnight screening version) (1990) will be screened on December 4 at the Grand Theatre of the HKCC. Other films will be screened at the HKFA Cinema from June 5 to December 31. Some of the screenings will be accompanied by post-screening talks hosted by HKFA staff and donors, sharing the acquisition journey and the stories of the donated items, which will enable audiences to understand the full life span of the HKFA's collection.Apart from screening the archival items, other celebration events of the HKFA's 20th Anniversary include an open day and exhibitions. An HKFA 20th Anniversary souvenir booklet is being published as well.

Applied Learning Courses Virtual Exhibition 2021

This Exhibition provides information on Applied Learning courses (2021-23 Cohort; 2023 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination), aiming at enhancing students' understanding of Applied Learning and enabling them to make informed subject choices. Applied Learning courses for the 2021-23 Cohort are subjects of the 2023 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, with a total of 45 courses covering 6 areas of studies offered by 10 course providers.

Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2021

Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2021 (Info Expo) will be held on 28 and 29 May 2021. The Virtual Info Expo will serve as an one-stop online platform   providing information on various articulation opportunities for secondary school students and graduates and help them plan well for their further studies and career pathways.About 30 institutions and organisations will host exhibition booths at the Virtual Info Expo to provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes under the “Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors” or “Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong” and as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes), the Diploma Yi Jin programme, and relevant online platforms such as the Information Portal for Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP), Concourse on Self-financing Post-secondary Education and Qualifications Framework etc. There will also be various live talks on topics such as multiple pathways, VPET, and experience sharing by students. Advisory service on further studies and career planning will also be provided.  The virtual exhibition platform will be available until 12 August.  Interested parties are welcome to access the relevant information and review the recorded talks during the exhibition period. 28 to 29 May 2021 (Live Talks)28 May to 12 August 2021 (Exhibition Period)

YS Digital Content Creator 2.0

Programme mission ‘YS Digital Content Creator 2.0’ will succeed to provide courses for youth who are interested to pursue a career in digital marketing. Instructed by professionals in the industry, youth are allowed to learn digital marketing in an incremental manner from the basic knowledge of marketing to the practical advertising skills, to master various digital marketing skills under new normal.Programme feature ‘YS Digital Content Creator 2.0’ comprises sixteen modules in total, including social media management, content marketing, video editing, photo retouching skills and expert sharing etc. In addition, advanced courses such as search engine marketing and measurement of social media performance will be provided this year also, to help youth know more about the marketing mode under new normal. Award of YS Digital Content Creator Participants who reached the required attendance rate and deliver excellent classwork will have the opportunity to be selected as YS Digital Content Creator with a prize of HK$5,000! In addition, there will be opportunity to work with our programme partners to provide social media content.

Artist in Residence Exhibition

Youth Square has been supporting young artists by providing a platform and opportunity for them to unleash their creativity. Launched by Y Loft last year, the ‘Artist in Residence’ programme provided opportunities for local and overseas young artists to exchange short-term accommodation by creating art pieces in return, thereby offering them a space to curate, connect, and find inspiration. Consolidating art pieces created by these young artists, Youth Square has curated an exhibition together with these young artists in April this year for public viewing. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first part will be held at Y Studio from 27 April to 2 May, and the second part will be held at Y Platform from 4 to 31 May.‘Artist in Residence Exhibition’ Event Details:Part One:Date: 27 April to 2 May 2021 (Tuesday to Sunday)Time: 12pm – 6pmLocation: Y Studio, 2/F, Youth SquareContent: Exhibition / Artist Sharing / WorkshopPart Two:Date: 4 to 31 May 2021 (Tuesday to Friday)Time: 12pm - 6pmLocation: Y Platform, Youth SquareContent: ExhibitionPublic are welcome to participate in these events. Free admission!

Virtual Tour of HKHS Exhibition Centre

For the first time ever, the public can now see the unique collection of exhibits and materials being displayed at the HKHS Exhibition Centre on a virtual tour, learning the role of Housing Society as a housing laboratory as well as the housing development of Hong Kong.

2021 GOVirtual Business Expo & Conference

Responding to the China and HKSAR governments’ strategic vision and development blueprint for the Greater Bay Area (GBA),GOVirtual Business Expo is a professional exhibition and conference event aiming to be the platform for tech companies and business enterprises in the area to exchange ideas, collaborate and foster partnerships; for tech professionals and solution providers to interact with existing and potential clients and partners; and for helping corporate executives in the GBA unlock and capture the boundaryless potential of virtual business, which becomes ever so critical in the post pandemic economy. The GOVirtual Business Expo targets to become the perfect physical platform for:- encouraging advancement and realization of digital transformation of businesses in all sectors;- inspiring creative ideas and innovation that will bring disruptive changes to businesses;- promoting utilization of 5G technologies by various trade and business sectors to transform from offline traditional practices to innovative online operations.GOVirtual Business Expo consists of 8 impactful exhibit categories:- Disruptive Business Innovations- eCommerce- Marketing Technology- Digital Sales Management- Payment & FinTech- Supply Chain & Logistics- Technologies for Virtual Meeting, Events & Exhibitions- Live Streaming & Online Entertainment

"Fun in ICH" Subject Talks Series: Hung Kuen in Hong Kong

During the Second World War, northern and southern martial art styles entered Hong Kong one after the other. Hong Kong once became a major focal point where northern and southern martial arts converged and were even exported overseas. Hung Kuen, regarded as the leading martial art among the five sects in Guangdong, namely “Hung, Liu, Choi, Lee and Mok”, is still practiced today by many people in Hong Kong and overseas, and also forms an important part of popular culture in Hong Kong. This lecture will talk about the stories behind the reshaping of Hung Kuen in Hong Kong in the 20th century and will acquaint participants with the characteristics and transmission of Hung Kuen. Speaker:Professor Mak King-sang (Adjunct Professor of the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University) Language: Conducted in Cantonese

International ICT Expo 2021

Hong Kong International ICT Expo provides an ideal platform for ICT solution providers to meet with over 34,000 visitors from 137 countries and regions looking for the latest solutions to help their business grow. A record number of 610 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions were featured at the 2019 event, including group representations from Canada, France, India, Korea and the Mainland China. The Expo will showcase cutting-edge solutions including Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Environment, Smart People, Smart Government and Smart Economy. Providing a great platform for exchanging innovative concepts and current technologies as well as connecting Governments and related organisations with IT companies, Startups, Research Centres and Universities.

OPEN CALL FOR TECH VENTURES - Global Matching 2021

Global Matching 2021 is the third biannual business and investment matching event, co-hosted by Global Acceleration Academy (GAA) and HKSTP Investment Platform under Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). It positions as the launchpad for corporate buyers and regional investors to match potential startups and technology ventures worldwide for sourcing the best fit market-proven solutions and valuable portfolios.     Scouting for innovative and established solutions from international startups and technology ventures in tackling the challenges of corporate buyers and forging connection with regional investors via our Hybrid one-on-one matching sessions.Act now to elevate your business!  

Y.E.S. Training Schedule - APR to JUN

All training programmes are FREE Enrol in training programmes of APR - JUN 2021 now!  

Gifted Education Fund: Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes (For secondary students)

The Education and Public Engagement Team of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is recruiting secondary gifted students to join the "Maritime History and Curating" programme. This programme aims to enhance gifted students’ knowledge on maritime history and curating, develop their generic skills and nurture their positive values and attitudes essential for personal growth and all-round development. Objectives: - To enrich the gifted students’ knowledge on maritime historyand worldwide ship building industry in ancient times; - To enhance students’ academic writing skills and develop theircreativity, problem solving skills as well as ability to react tochallenges through a variety of curatorial training activities;and - To nurture among gifted students’ positive values and attitudessuch as caring about cultural heritage conservation,willingness to shoulder civic responsibility, a sense ofbelonging to the community, as well as appreciation of andrespect for different cultures

Hong Kong Observatory Open Day 2021

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) launched the "Hong Kong Observatory Open Day 2021" webpage today (March 26) to facilitate the public's understanding of the HKO's work and services through virtual tours of the HKO Headquarters. In view of the pandemic developments, the HKO Open Day will be held online for the first time this year. It will adopt the theme of this year's World Meteorological Day, "The ocean, our climate and weather". The webpage will provide a diversified virtual visit experience through virtual tours, videos and interactive games.