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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

Youth programme launched

Secretary for Home & Youth Affairs Alice Mak officiated at a kick-off ceremony for the YDC Youth Ambassadors Programme 2024 today.


Sixty youth ambassadors will participate in a multifaceted training programme aimed at enhancing their understanding of sustainability and sustainable development in various sectors and industries, and laying a solid foundation for them to engage in public policy discussions, community building and public affairs in the future.


Addressing the ceremony, Miss Mak stressed that Hong Kong is a place full of opportunities, one where people with different abilities and ambitions can unleash their strengths and pursue their dreams.


She expressed her hope that the programme will identify and nurture more young aspirational talent with a sense of responsibility.


She added that she has full confidence in the future of Hong Kong and its young people, and encouraged the youth ambassador cadets to unleash their full potential, further integrate into overall national development, contribute to Hong Kong and the country, and tell the good stories of Hong Kong.


Click here for the details of the programme.

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