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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

HK Park art fair to open

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today that it will run the new phase of the Arts Corner at Hong Kong Park from January 1 to December 31 next year.
 
The fair will be open between noon and 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in the outdoor area near the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware inside the park.
 
It will feature 10 stalls displaying and selling handicrafts and artistic works such as fabric crafts and ornaments, as well as providing cultural and arts services including painting and portrait sketching.
 
The department said the Arts Corner aims to enhance public interest in arts and enrich the arts atmosphere in Hong Kong, adding that it will make the park a more appealing and enjoyable place for visitors.
 
Moreover, the Arts Fun Fair at Kowloon Park is now open between 1pm and 7pm every Sunday and on public holidays until May 26 next year at the park's Loggia, while Arts Corner in Victoria Park is open from 10am to 6pm on Sundays and public holidays until August 25 next year at the park's bandstand.
 
For enquiries, call 2521 5041 (Hong Kong Park), 2724 3344 (Kowloon Park) or 2890 5824 (Victoria Park).


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