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Green Procurement Online Sharing Forum

Adopting Green Procurement for Saving Resources and Carbon ReductionGreen Procurement means purchasing green products and services with higher recycled content, less packaging, greater durability and greater energy and water efficiencies, so as to protect the environment and save natural resources, with a view to achieving the goals of resources saving and carbon reduction. With the main theme of "Adopting Green Procurement for Saving Resources and Carbon Reduction", this forum aims to share experience on green procurement among different stakeholders, including government departments,  trade associations, professional bodies and enterprises. This could help promote wider adoption of green procurement in the whole community.

Webinar: “Introduction of E-Commerce in Malaysia”

To meet the economic challenges brought by COVID-19, many Hong Kong enterprises are considering to develop overseas market to generate additional income stream and diversify risk. Being approximate to Hong Kong and with a large young population, ASEAN market has great business potential. In this webinar, an expert will give an overview of e-commerce market in Malaysia, one of the major markets in ASEAN, including the prospect and potential of e-commerce, and impact of COVID-19. Speaker will also introduce popular e-commerce platforms like Lazada, Shopee, etc., and share challenges faced by the enterprises when they enters the Malaysian e-commerce market, including cultural and religious difference. Speaker:Dato' Lawrence Liu, Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau) Language: Cantonese

Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2020

While the pandemic has presented challenges to the gaming and esports industry, the global lockdowns and the new normal have also brought growth opportunities and have taken the industry to the next level with online gameplay and competitions taking centre stage. With the theme of “New Normal of Digital Entertainment: From Gamification to Esportification,” DELF 2020 will lead the industry to identify market drivers and new monetisation models, decode the value chain of this booming sector, as well as tap the global trend of esportification to effectively cope with the new normal. For the first time, DELF 2020 will present the virtual world of digital entertainment and esports that allows industry players and enthusiasts alike to join us virtually at any time, from anywhere. More than just industry insights, DELF will also stage a series of live tournaments, show matches, performances, start-up showcases and a pitching contest to offer participants a fully immersive and innovative virtual experience – live from the arena in Hong Kong to your own screen! DE*Spark will return to present a month-long digital entertainment extravaganza with an array of mind-blowing esports tournaments and gaming events. Join us virtually from anywhere in the world to explore the new normal of esports!

African Violet Exhibition at Hong Kong Park

The African violet is well-known for its elegance and variety. Members of the public will have a chance to take a closer look at its different species at a thematic exhibition of African violets to be held from December 1 (Tuesday) at the Forsgate Conservatory in Hong Kong Park under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). The African violet, also known as Saintpaulia ionantha, is a herbaceous perennial of the gesneriad family that is native to Eastern Africa. A long flowering period, its small size and easy propagation make the African violet a popular indoor ornamental plant. It has many varieties with flowers blooming year round in a favourable growing environment. The hairy leaves cluster at the base of the African violet and come in various shapes, such as round and egg-shaped. The succulent and brittle leafstalks are similar in colour to the leaves. The flowers arise from the leaf clusters and come in a rich variety of colours on relatively short stalks. At the thematic exhibition, more than 300 pots of African violet are on display featuring a variety of over 50 species, including some special species. They are classified in terms of the flower type such as chimera, two-tone, fantasy, double; or in terms of the leaf type such as pointed, variegated and wavy, all showing off their natural beauty in the midst of the bright green. The exhibition also showcases the growth habits of the African violet and the planting skills needed, including the optimum temperature for planting, light, planting soil, etc, through display panels. Park-goers are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open to the public free of charge from 9am to 5pm daily from December 1 to January 10, 2021, at the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central.

"Fun in ICH" Series: Indigenous Languages and Folk Songs of Hong Kong

Before the 19th century, Hong Kong residents spoke six or seven indigenous languages, among which Wai Tau and Hakka were the most spoken dialects. The language cultures of these residents were different from those of the Cantonese immigrants who came to Hong Kong after the mid-19th century. With influences of economic development, urbanization, integration and other factors, the indigenous languages in Hong Kong have rapidly declined and are now critically endangered. This lecture will give a brief introduction to Wai Tau and Hakka as well as the folk songs of these dialects. Speaker: Professor Lau Chun-fat (Vice Chairman of the Association for Conservation of Hong Kong Indigenous Languages)Dr. Stephen Cheung (Vice Chairman of the Association for Conservation of Hong Kong Indigenous Languages) Language: Conducted in Cantonese

The “ROBOTS” exhibition

Since the 16th century, people have gradually invented marvelous automatons following the anatomy of the human body. During the Industrial Revolution, people began to use machines to replace human hands to perform repeated actions, which laid the foundation for developing ROBOTS. With advances in science and technology, ROBOTS that imitate human actions have been developed over the centuries. In addition to being used in industrial production, they have played an important role in science fiction. In recent years, ROBOTS have become more human. They can walk on two legs, jump, and even do a somersault. They can express emotions with facial expressions and look around with eye cameras to capture their surrounding environment. The latest development involves using artificial intelligence with ROBOTS, allowing them to think, react and learn like humans. The “ROBOTS” exhibition explores the 500-year story of humanoid ROBOTS and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Set in five different periods, the exhibition uncovers how ROBOTS and society have been shaped by our understanding of the universe, the Industrial Revolution, 20th century popular culture, and our dreams of the future. This intriguing exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 ROBOTS, from the earliest automatons to ROBOTS from science fiction and modern-day research labs. Through this incredible journey, visitors can see the latest humanoid ROBOTS in action and explore how, and more importantly why engineers are building ROBOTS that resemble us and interact in human-like ways.

DesignInspire ONLINE 2020

DesignInspire, an annual creative showcase presented by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is a celebration of world-class designs by global creative gurus, trending brands and design academies and institutions. This year, DesignInspire will lead a virtual journey for industry elites and the public from 3 - 9 Dec, 2020. Under the theme “Design for Good”, we will ponder how design can contribute positive energy to us, the community and the business world. This one-week virtual experience will feature an engaging showcase of designer projects, brilliant designer stories, fun interactive experiences and a range of inspiring talks and creative workshops. Stay tuned to be enlightened and have your businesses rejuvenated!

Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) Forum 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in the past year suggest a bleak future that we all hope to put behind in hopes of a better society. Themed “Social Capital for Better Living”, this year’s CIIF Forum to be held online will invite representatives from different sectors to share their insights on building social capital in response to the increasing needs of society, promoting sustainable development and building an ideal community for all.Participants from different sectors as well as those interested in social capital are welcome. Limited seats for the webinars will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Thematic Forum (Webinar)From Participation to Contribution - Building Social Capital with YouthDate:21 November 2020 (Saturday)Time:10:30am – 12:40pm Thematic Forum (Webinar)House Captain – The Best Partner in Building Community NetworkDate:23 November 2020 (Monday)Time:3:00pm-5:00pm CIIF Forum 2020 (Webinar)Date:15 December 2020 (Tuesday)Time:10:30am – 1:00pm

"Bruce Lee's Legacy in the World of Martial Arts" special stamps

As one of the most popular icons in modern history, the legendary martial arts master Bruce Lee still inspires people worldwide more than 47 years after his passing. His great achievements transcend territories, times and disciplines. His charisma radiated from the silver screen, his prowess amazed the martial arts community, his profound legacy lives on forever in the hearts of people. To salute the all-time superstar, Hongkong Post presents a set of six stamps and two stamp sheetlets, making reference to Lee’s four sensational movies – The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and Game of Death – as well as his philosophy and signature Jeet Kune Do. $2 – Jeet Kune Do$2.60 – The Big Boss$3.40 – Fist of Fury$3.70 – The Way of the Dragon$4.90 – Game of Death$5 – Philosophy The $10 and $20 stamp sheetlets present Bruce Lee in various perspectives that represent the many different aspects of who he was and how he lived his life. His charisma as a kung fu star and his accomplishments in the field of martial arts took the world by storm, and his legacy can still be seen everywhere today. Starting from November 27, this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products, including a first day cover, mint stamps, stamp sheetlets, a mini-pane, a presentation pack, postcards, postage paid picture cards, serviced first day covers and maximum cards will go on sale at post offices.

Business of IP Asia Forum 2020 (Online)

Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The ninth edition of the Forum was held on 5-6 December 2019 with great success, featuring over 70 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,200 IP professionals and industry leaders to attend. The next edition will return on 3-4 December 2020. Who should participate: -Entrepreneurs/Practitioners from Technology / brand / design-related industries-Manufacturers-Brand or IP creators / owners-Corporate decision makers-Technology licensing agents / companies-Business advisors / consultants-Investment banks, venture capitalists and angel investors-Professionals on legal, litigation, brand valuation & patent rating-Academics / researchers in IP or IP-related areas-Industry associations-Chambers of commerce and relevant government officials Language: English (Supported by simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua)

Social Innovation Regional Forum 2019: Online Exhibition

Organised by JCDISI, the online exhibition is a new initiative of the SIRF 2019 aims to share the social innovation stories and efforts of "PolyU Jockey Club Operation SoInno" and 13 exhibitors in the midst of “Double Ageing”, i.e. population ageing and building ageing. In this challenging time, let’s work together to spark creativity from civil society!   Explore Innovation Actions from 13 exhibitors ! · 5% Design Action · Chengdu Longlive Pension Industry Development Co., Ltd · China Social Enterprise Service Centre · Golden Age Foundation · Good Seed · Guangzhou Yuexiu District 807 Social Service Centre · Guangzhou Urban Elephant Architecture and Design Co., Ltd · Hong Kong Green Building Council · Hong Kong Housing Society · Non Profit Incubator · One Foundation One Lab · Studio-L · Urban Renewal Authority

Genomic Analysis and Transmission Tracing of SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong

Speaker: Dr Gilman Siu, Associate Professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Host: Prof. Yip Shea Ping, Head, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Medium of Instruction: Cantonese

YETP of the Labour Department - Retail and Public Services Recruitment Day

In the coming “Retail and Public Services Recruitment Day” organised by the YETP of the Labour Department, Sa Sa Cosmetic Company Limited and Labour Department (in random order) are offering 85 on-the-job training vacancies without requirements on related academic qualification or work experience for YETP trainees and interested young people, including Sales Trainee/Junior Beautician Trainee, Part-time Cashier, Part-time Shop Assistant and Administrative Assistant.

Virtual Mainland Higher Education Expo 2021/22

Date and Time:Live webcast10:00am - 5:30pm, 5 December 2020 (Saturday)10:00am - 5:30pm, 6 December 2020 (Sunday)Archive available for review7-11 December 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Easy Dance for All

To encourage members of the publics to do more physical exercise, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department invited the Hong Kong Dance Federation to choreograph a dance, named “Easy Dance for All”. The dance, made up of five sets of moves, can be set to a variety of music. Simple and easy to learn. “Easy Dance for All” can be practised anytime.