Wanted: Hong Kong's future leaders

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 September, 2009, 12:00am

If you want to meet prominent thought leaders and learn about the many possibilities of a global economy, and meet like-minded citizens, pay attention.

A new forum targeting young people aged 16 to 30, MaD Mix Hong Kong will be held from January 22 to 24. It is organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, and consultancy companies InnoFoco and Imagination.

The forum's theme is 'Make a Difference'. It will feature talks and workshops on everything from self-discovery, science, entrepreneurship, and the arts, to the environment, social responsibility and global citizenship.

More than 20 thought leaders and role models, both local and international, will speak. Speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, a man known around the world for his creative insights on running businesses; veteran Hong Kong journalist Cheung Chui-yung and award-winning mainland producer Ming Fan; and Hong Kong film director Edmond Pang Ho-cheung.

Part of the forum is the Mad Creative Challenge Award. Entrants are required to come up with initiatives to make a difference to the world, and could win a HK$100,000 grand prize or one of two HK$50,000 merit awards.

Visit www.hk-icc.org for more info, or join by e-mailing info@hkicc.org or the Facebook group.