Youth Matters
Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2014
Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2014
Entrepreneurship is nothing new to Hong Kong. We have a long history of people with dreams and visions who used their entrepreneurial flair to transform Hong Kong into one the world's most important business, financial and trade centres. The Federation is continuing this great tradition by organizing the Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum to be held on 13 October.

The Forum will bring together 400 young entrepreneurs to discuss, exchange and pitch their ideas at Hong Kong's Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC). Practical start-up skills, social innovation and where possibilities lie will be the focus of dialogue sessions with overseas speakers and participants from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, the UK and the US.

The Federation is pleased to be co-organizing this event with the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hongkong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, Shenzhen Youth Federation and The Dragon Foundation, with the gracious sponsorship of The Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd.

Let's all make entrepreneurship another choice for the youth of Hong Kong!

Deadline for applications: 20 September 2014
More information
Contact Mabel Woo, tel 2811 2779
What's New
Screening for M21 micro-movie at Spanish international film festival
First Love Limited Edition
First Love Limited Edition, a micro-movie made by the HKFYG M21 production team, has been chosen for a high prestige showing. Set in the near future, at a time when feelings are traded as commodities, it's about a saleswoman who takes the risk of "stealing" first love. It will be screened at the Marbella International Film Festival in Spain on 4 October in the Palacios de Congresos de Marbella. View the film at

Find out more about the festival at
More information about M21 at
What's New
M21 Co-create HK: 48-hour Film Project sponsored by the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries and Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education
Co-create HK: 48-hour Film Project
Tolerance among Hong Kong's multicultural people is celebrated in this project, run by M21 for young filmmakers. Selected production teams had sponsorship of up to HK$3,000 for producing micro-movies telling stories of mutual respect and 39 films - all about 5 minutes long - were made over a 48-hour period last month. The project is sponsored by the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries, with kind acknowledgement to the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education. Go to and click the 5th button from the left to watch. Now being judged by media professionals. Prizes worth HK$27,000 will go to winners at a ceremony on 27 September. Call CK Chow, tel 3979 0040 for more information.

Happy Working Women project funded by the Women's Commission
The HKFYG Parent-Child Mediation Centre has funding for this project which continues till December 2014. Its workshops help working women achieve work-life balance. Sponsored by the Women's Commission - Funding Scheme for Women's Development, it will benefit 2,000 women from the Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long districts. Contact Jessica, tel 2402 9230 for more information.
Coming Soon
Hong Kong International a cappella Contest 2014 now calling for entries
Hong Kong International a cappella Contest 2014
This contest is open for entry until 18 October and will take place on 2 and 16 November in Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Awards will be given to champions in three categories: Open Division (Vocal Band); School Division (Choir Ensemble) and School Division (Vocal Band). Prizes will also go to the Best Staged Performance and the Best Arrangement in each division. Made possible by the HKFYG Jockey Club a cappella Education Programme, it is exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. For further information regarding the contest and the Education Programme, go to Contact Gabriel or Sisi, tel 2395 5753 or go to for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Open for registration now: Leaders to Leaders Online Classroom 2014
This free online learning platform, co-organized by HKFYG and HKU and fully supported by the Hang Seng Bank, has been launched to enable students to gain valuable insight from community leaders. This year's online classroom started this month with free access to the videos of the 2014 lectures. Suitable for registration by all Secondary 3 students or older. Enroll at Contact Iris or Betty, tel 2169 0255, for more information.

Life and death education at Jockey Club Kwai Fong Youth SPOT with funding from the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries
The HKFYG Jockey Club Jat Min Youth SPOT has received a donation from the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries for this project intended for all ages. Youth participants will attend workshops and explore various topics, and a picture book for distribution to the public will be published. The project will run for a year from December 2014. Contact Yu Fan, tel 2423 1366 more details.
Publishing Soon
Youth Hong Kong September
Youth Hong Kong September: Hong Kong is Home
It's always said that home is where the heart is and in September's issue of the HKFYG English quarterly, well-respected members of the community explain what they value about their hometown, what keeps them in Hong Kong, what makes it home and what brings them back after going abroad. Their appreciation is clear: they are proud of Hong Kong people's spirit, solidarity, pragmatism and efficiency. Young writers also express their views, emphasizing the fundamental importance of freedom of expression, and the rule of law. On your desk soon. Call 3755 7108 or email youthhongkong to sign up for a free copy.