Greater Bay Area Series

Date and Time
1-3 Apr 2019

1 -3 April: “Don’t Miss Your Chance in the Greater Bay Area Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Career Development & Opportunities 別在大灣區創新創業及生涯發展與機遇中錯過你的機會” 

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) represents a national development strategy to economically and socially integrate the nine cities in Guangdong province, as well as the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, to create a world-class city cluster rivalling the world’s leading bay areas in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo.

The GBA has the potential to become the most diversified city cluster in the world, by leveraging its wide range of industries and strengths across its cities, such as financial and professional services, high-tech manufacturing, and technology and innovation. This unique combination provides significant opportunities for companies that are looking to enter or build on their existing presence in China. 

China’s central government authorities issued the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area commencing a new phase of economic and social integration for the Pearl River Delta region. The GBA is a key strategic component of China’s national development blueprint that aims to promote in-depth cooperation among nine cities in Guangdong Province and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, with the aim to develop a world-class city cluster by way of reforms, innovation and opening-up.

The GBA initiative is a national strategic project that sets short- and long-term goals for the GBA. In the near term, the Plan aims to form a framework for becoming a world-class bay area and a world-class city group by 2022. In the longer term, the Plan calls for the GBA to be fully completed by 2035, meeting first- class global standards for innovation, international competitiveness, commerce and liveability.

Hong Kong is named as one of the four “core cities” of the GBA, along with Macao, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The Plan emphasizes Hong Kong’s status as international leader in sectors including finance, transportation, trade, logistics, aviation, and innovation and technology. It also sees the city as an international legal and dispute resolution centre. The wide range of industries listed means that there are tremendous opportunities for everyone in Hong Kong SAR.

On 1 March, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced eight new measures approved by the Central Government relating to Hong Kong’s participation in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The new measures will facilitate the flow of people and goods within the GBA.

In light of the many and exciting development, it is important and beneficial to enrich your understanding of the information, the policies, and the opportunities available.

In the HKUST E-Week 2019, we are bringing to you the most updated information about the Greater Bay Area development and opportunities, especially those relating to the innovation and entrepreneurship development in Zhuhai and Guangzhou.

The exhibition, roadshow and meet up opportunities during the E-Week will bring you closer to this achievements.

Zhuhai — 珠海篇 1 - 2 April 2019

Find out the latest innovation and entrepreneurship policies, innovation and entrepreneurship environment and carriers in the context of the Greater Bay Area and meet and exchange with the government officials to explore collaboration possibilities in Zhuhai.

1 April 2019:

2 - 3 pm, Room 4334 (via lift #3)

- Introduction of innovation, entrepreneurship and talent recruitment policies and opportunities in Zhuhai

Registration: Please register HERE.

Registration deadline: 28 March 2019, 5pm
Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email on or before 29 Mach 2019.

11 am - 4 pm, Concourse Area outside LT K& J

Meet with investors and management of companies in Zhuhai for possible R&D, technology transfer and other possible investment and entrepreneurship development

Guangzhou — 廣州篇 3 April 2019

What are the latest attraction and schemes available in Guangzhou? What are the differences and uniqueness of this modern city comparing with other vibrant cities like Shenzhen and other cutie sin the GBA?

11 am - 4 pm, Concourse Area outside LT K& J

The following companies and Guangzhou government officials will be on campus during the E-Week 2019 on 3 April 2019 to answer your questions, offer you assistance in your innovation, entrepreneurship and personal development in Guangzhou. Bring along your R&D projects and your CVfor interview and submission on site.

Information about the companies and the openings available can be found in the PDF HERE.