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Government funding schemes on Research & Development are available for SMEs to upgrade businesses and capitalise the intellectual works. SME ReachOut will gather leaders from Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association, government officials and industry experts to share the market trends on innovation and technology, funding details and application tactics of "Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS)", “Research & Development Cash Rebate Scheme (CRS)", "Patent Application Grant (PAG)" and "Research Talent Hub (RTH)".
The number of very hot days (days with a maximum temperature of 33°C or above) have been increasing in recent years. Those who need to work outdoor or at a hot environment are likely to have a higher risk of suffering from heat stroke due to factors of high temperature, etc. Employers should consider the potential impact of hot weather situations while arranging tasks for their employees and adopt suitable control measures. The Occupational Safety and Health Council will hold an online seminar on 31 May 2022, at which the representatives of Labour Department will introduce the heat stress assessment and address the control measures of preventing heat stroke at work under hot environment. All are welcome.Applicants must provide ID no. for getting the statement of attendance. Individual email address used for enrolment should be same as the email address used to login your Zoom account. Login and logout time of your Zoom account for the seminar is one of attendance requirements. Confirmation email with online seminar link and details will be sent to successful applicants.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting our daily lives. Many people are worried about getting infected at workplaces or schools, being too busy to take care of their families, the learning progress of their children, losing their jobs, etc. If we do not express our emotions appropriately, it will affect our physical and mental health. The Council is going to organize an online seminar in which the representative from the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong will talk about the common mental health issues during the pandemic and introduce Grounding Exercises to the public for maintaining physical and mental well-being. All are welcome.Target audience: People from all walks of lifeFor enrollment, please provide first four digits of ID no. and your email address, which should be the same as the one used for login to your Zoom account. A confirmation email with login link and details will be sent to participants enrolled.
Despite the presence of the rule of law in different legal systems; practice, or even understanding, of the rule of law may vary among jurisdictions. With a view to contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular, Goal 16.3 which advocates 'promot[ing] the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensur[ing] equal access to justice for all', the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council, and Asian Academy of International Law join hands to organise the 'Vision 2030 for Rule of Law International Symposium', bringing together prestigious speakers to examine both the shared and distinct understanding and practice of the rule of law under various jurisdictions. In addition to plenary sessions featuring government dignitaries and world-renowned legal experts, eminent speakers of varied spectra will discuss three seminal issues: (1) the rule of law under international law, (2) fundamental elements of the rule of law, and (3) practice of the rule of law in different cultural contexts. The Symposium will also present the Vision 2030 Task Force Report, the fruit of two years' intensive work since the launch of 'Vision 2030 for Rule of Law' in 2020.
Year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the implementation of the Basic Law. The Department of Justice (the “DoJ”) would host a Legal Conference on Basic Law – Stability to Prosperity on 27 May 2022 (Friday) and announce the publication of its debut Basic Law sourcebook “Basic Law: Selected Drafting Materials and Significant Cases” at the Legal Conference.
Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2022 (Info Expo) will be held on 27 and 28 May 2022. 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 applied degree 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, the applied degree programmes, 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. 27 to 28 May 2022 (Live Talks)27 May to 12 August 2022 (Exhibition Period)
With the dawn of the metaverse set to blur the business boundaries as never before, this webinar will consider how Hong Kong companies can aggregate their offline and online businesses in order to thrive in this bold new digital future. Speaker: Mr. Simeon Woo, Economist (Global Research), HKTDC ResearchResponsible for North and Latin American market development research, Simeon also provides key insights into a broad range of product and service sectors, including textiles, fur, leather goods, jewellery, gifts/premiums, toys, design and film/entertainment.Mr. Ivan Mok, Deputy CEO, Asia Pacific, MOVE NetworkThe Managing Partner of Allotrope Capital and Founder of IKF Financial Architect, Ivan is a serial entrepreneur and a financial architect, with extensive fintech experience in Southeast Asia.Moderator : Mr. Louis Chan, Principal Economist (Global Research), HKTDC Research
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Online training courses in Y.E.S. (Kwai Fong) in May 2022 are now open for application.- Slasher (Online Training) (05/2022)- Sharing on Sense of Ritual (Online Training) (05/2022)- Drawing @ Me Time (Online Training)(05/2022)- Tactical guide for Aptitude Test (Online Training)(05/2022)- Slasher Productivity Tool Bag (Online Training)(05/2022)Apply: 3188 8070*All young people aged between 15 and 29 who legally work and reside in Hong Kong may apply to become Y.E.S. members. And the members can join the courses free. Please visit the website www.e-start.hk or the Y.E.S. mobile application.
"BEHub" is designed and implemented by The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP) with the aim of inspiring and nurturing the disadvantaged population and members of the public to become social innovators to address the challenges relating to poverty and social exclusion. "BEHub" will organize idea generation activities and support innovative projects at prototype and start-up stages to improve the well-being of local disadvantaged population. Briefing sessions and workshops will be held to bridge the information gap on issues of disadvantaged population.