By Wendi Song
The first Hengqin Industry Lecture Hall – a series designed to discuss future opportunities and share expertise with local businesses – was held at INNO Valley HQ on 20 June.
Speaking at the inaugural event was Dr Chen Zhaoling from the Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies at Sun Yat-Sen University, and Wei Dongqing, a Chinese Party official and executive director of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority. The pair addressed over 150 enterprise representatives from different industries in Hengqin.
Dr Chen gave a keynote speech titled “Utilizing the Advantages of Hong Kong’s Science, Technology and Creativity Industries to Promote the Innovation and Development of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area.” He elaborated on the advantages and effects of Hong Kong’s science, technology and creative industries from five perspectives including the legal system, the market, finance, education and industry, and provided suggestions on how Hengqin can learn from Hong Kong’s experience.
Wei, who has participated in the construction of the bridge from its beginning, gave a speech titled “Development of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Bay Area.” In addition to sharing stories about the construction of the bridge, he also spoke on Hengqin’s advantages and historical opportunities regarding the development of the Greater Bay Area.
According to the latest official data, the number of Hengqin commercial entities has now exceeded 50,000.
Through this Lecture Hall series, the organizer plans to invite experts and business representatives to discuss opportunities and the future direction of Hengqin industries and to share expertise and market dynamics in order to attract more talent to work in Hengqin.
According to its organizer, the Hengqin Development Limited Liability Company, the Lecture Hall series will be held regularly.
Hengqin International Tennis Center will be open for use by residents of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau free of charge from 11 August to 31 December, Huafa Sports has revealed.
The Zijin Hengqin Lecture Series was held on 4 August at Xiangzhou Port in Hengqin, bringing a traditional Chinese cultural feast with the characteristics of the Forbidden City to attendees from Hengqin and neighbor cities.
Hengqin International Tennis Center hosted a special ceremony on 21 July to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy tournament.
The 2nd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum dealt with a range of strategic issues including Guangdong Province’s brand image building and dissemination, scientific and technological innovation and construction of the Greater Bay Area.
The forum was coordinated by the GMTCM Park – the first project jointly developed in Hengqin by the governments of Macau and Zhuhai.
Zhuhai issued its first five-year mainland residence permit on 9 September 2018 to a Macau citizen living in the city. According to government information, 751 more eligible individuals from Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan have now received permits.
From 19 to 21 September, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum on International Communication, China (Guangdong) will be held at Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hengqin New Area. It is the second edition of the annual event.