Prof. Rob Law cited Macao as examples to explain how the government can initiate the development of talents in the GBA

Prof. Rob Law

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The panel discussion at the Conference

On May 8, Prof. Rob Law, Scholar of the University of Macau (UM) and Deputy Director of APAEM, was invited as a guest speaker to participate in the inaugural “Global Talent Summit.Hong Kong” and the “Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) High-quality Talent Development Conference.” He shared his insights on the future development of the GBA’s talent resources with Ms. Fanny Wong, Head of Talent and Human Resources at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, and Mr. Dai Kebin, Chairman and CEO of the Tongdao Liepin Group, during the panel discussion on the topic of “Forging a Talent Hub: Unleashing Rich Talent Resources in the GBA.” They delved into ways to converge and nurture a more in-depth and sustainable talent pool to unleash the strengths of human resources in the GBA to develop into a talent hub.

In the discussion, Prof. Law analyzed the current development of talent resources in the GBA, emphasizing the high activity of talent flows within and outside the GBA and the classification of talent resources, and examining the reasons for the high mobility of talents within the GBA. From the perspective of education and professional training, he cited Macao and the University of Macau as examples to explain how the government and universities can initiate the development of talents in the Greater Bay Area through education. In addition, Prof. Law also shared strategies for enriching the talent pool in the GBA, such as promoting mutual recognition and sharing of talents in social security, medical care, and education from Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao, attracting more investments and resources into the region, thereby promoting the economic growth and innovative development of the GBA.

The inaugural “Global Talent Summit.Hong Kong” and the “Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) High-quality Talent Development Conference” were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and jointly organized by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and the Talent Development Committee of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (MAC). The conference aims to promote the building of a talent hub in the GBA, and strengthen talent development and tripartite co-operation.

Concluding the achievements of the two-day “Global Talent Summit · Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Talent Engage (HKTE), the official organizer of the event, highlighted that a total of some 4,900 international and Mainland leaders from political, business, and academic sectors participated in both the “International Talent Forum” (May 7) and the “Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao GBA High-quality Talent Development Conference” (May 8). The event also garnered significant global attention, with over 130,000 views on the live webcast, showcasing its widespread appeal worldwide. Additionally, the CareerConnect Expo held on both days concurrently attracted over 8,600 attendees, underscoring the pivotal role of the “Global Talent Summit · Hong Kong” as a vital nexus for the global political, business, and academic communities. The Summit has effectively demonstrated its profound impact as a prominent international forum and exhibition centered around talent.