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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

Inter Miami CF hosts football clinic

Football frenzy is sweeping through the city as Argentine football icon Lionel Messi and his teammates of Inter Miami CF are here to play in an exhibition match against the Hong Kong team.
Some young football players got a chance to play with these professionals before the actual match as the team hosted a football clinic today after their open training session. The kids were thrilled to learn techniques from some of the world’s best players.
Twelve-year-old Jamie Tse described his experience as a surreal moment because he got the unique opportunity of seeing the football stars up-close on the field. At the same time, Ale Siwon, who was a football lover since he was five years old, was excited to learn about Lionel Messi‘s famous dribbling skills.
Inter Miami’s exhibition match against the Hong Kong team will take place on Sunday at Hong Kong Stadium.

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