AIESEC in Hong Kong Youth to Sustainability Summit 2018 Officially Opens
The Foundation is delighted to be the Core Partner of AIESEC in Hong Kong’s Youth to Sustainability Summit for the second consecutive year, supporting local young people to generate creative and sustainable solutions for Hong Kong through a unique youth-driven platform. Gathering over 300 secondary and university students from Hong Kong and other parts of the world, the Summit kicked off on June 10, 2018 at Hong Kong Cyberport.
Marking the official opening of the Summit, three panelists including Prof. Alfred Chan, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission, Dr. K. F. Tsang, Chairman of IoT Committee, Smart City Consortium and Ms. Ada Wong, Chairperson of Make A Difference Institute shared their thoughts on motivating more youth to take responsibility for the future of Hong Kong and to dream big to steer the positive changes they want to see. Their discussion touched on a wide range of topics from cultural diversity and Chung King Mansion, to Hong Kong’s smart lampposts and the wonder kid Boyan Slat who in his 20s was already determined to rid the world’s oceans of plastic bottles. It was hugely encouraging to see the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the youth through their many questions to the panel in the Q&A session.
Focusing on three Sustainable Development Goals advocated by the United Nations, this year’s Summit had offered some of the most committed Hong Kong young people an intensive and stimulating four-day experience, as well as a valuable opportunity to build a sustainable Hong Kong through innovation and collaboration. For more details of the Summit, please visit https://www.facebook.com/YouthSummitHK/.