Prof. CHOW W.S. Nelson and Dr. SHI Cheng of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, delivered a speech entitled “The Future of Senior Hong Kong Residents to Retire in the Greater Bay Area”. The second keynote presentation titled “From A “Front Shop” of Brokerage to Regional Hub of Advanced Services & Innovation: Repositioning Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area”, was made by Prof. LIN George C.S. of the Department of Geography, the University of Hong Kong. Both keynote speeches stressed the importance of coordination between different stakeholders, including the government, the private sector, tertiary education, and public services, in order to strengthen Hong Kong’s role and enhance the well-being of senior citizens in the Greater Bay Area.
Twenty-two presentations and six panel discussions were held at the symposium. All guest speakers gave inspiring presentations regarding the reform and innovation in the Greater Bay Area, cross-border families and policy response, social support for the elderly and vulnerable groups, ageing-in-place services and policies, health and education, and social innovation.
At the conclusion of this successful event, Prof. Dickson Chan thanked the speakers and participants for their contribution and participation. He also looked forward to the integration of different parties and bringing positive impacts to all cities in the GBA.