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- HKSTP Hosts Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 setting new record of over 2,900 job opportunities as city’s I&T ecosystem continues to grow and build for a better future
Largest ever I&T Career Expo kickstarts T2 – Hong Kong’s first ever Innovation Tech x Talent Month to multiply and create new career possibilities for local and overseas talent
Photo 1: HKSTP today announces first ever month-long T2 innovation Tech x Talent Month (T2), kicking off with Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 (the Career Expo), which sees a record number of over 2,900 I&T job opportunities provided by over 280 local and overseas participating companies to multiply and create new career possibilities for local and overseas talent for a brighter future. Platform for the Career Expo will be activated today, creating opportunities for global I&T talent to work in Hong Kong.
Photo 2: Alfred Sit, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government, reinforces the continuous effort from the government in nurturing I&T talent to provide diversified career pathways for young talent, encouraging them to harness the enormous I&T opportunities ahead and become part of this technology renaissance in Hong Kong.
Photo 3: Dr. Sunny Chai, BBS, JP, Chairman of HKSTP, shares his personal experience to encourage young talent believe in themselves in developing their career journeys in I&T industry, and commit in contributing towards Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem.
Photo 4: HKSTP launches Hong Kong InnoAcademy Society. Nine Founding Committee members will organise career and networking activities for members to nurture and grow the I&T talent community across the HKSTP ecosystem in Hong Kong and the GBA, while 100 Hong Kong I&T Ambassadors will proactively engage and inspire future talent to join the I&T ecosystem.
Photo 5: Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP joined Edward Chan, Assistant Director, InnoAcademy, HKSTP, Jenzen Fung, Founding Committee Members of InnoAcademy Society, and Topsy Cheung, Hong Kong I&T Ambassadors in a media briefing to share the continuous development of I&T ecosystem, latest talent training initiatives and their personal experience of entering the I&T industry.
(Hong Kong, 10 March 2022) Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is hosting the Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 (the Career Expo) from 10 March till 16 March 2022, posting a record number of over 2,900 I&T jobs to provide local and overseas young talent with potential new career paths and opportunities for a brighter future.
Despite challenging times facing businesses and communities across Hong Kong today, HKSTP and leaders across the I&T ecosystem continue to pour effort and resource into building the city’s strength in I&T and unleash long-term potential. The first ever month-long T2 innovation Tech x Talent Month (T2), kicking off with the Career Expo, is another sign of I&T growth as HKSTP seeks to meet record demand by building a robust talent pipeline for the future. This year’s Career Expo features over 280 local and overseas companies across multiple sectors seeking bright young talent to join the I&T ecosystem.
Opportunities at this year’s Career Expo saw highest demand in the areas of AI & Data Analytics, BioTech, Electronic & Sensors and in Software & Communications. The growing diversity in skills demanded aligns with HKSTP’s vision to build a wider pool of talent from all education levels and backgrounds, professionals from non-tech sectors seeking new career paths, as well as aspiring overseas entrepreneurs. The week-long Career Expo is combined with the expanded T2 talent initiatives that cover three key tracks, namely “Deep Tech Training”, “Innovative Thinking Workshops and Idea Pitching” and “Upskilling Series (Fintech)”.
“While the COVID-19 situation has tested all communities across our city, HKSTP believes that I&T development must continue. We witnessed rapid growth in the deal number and total amount of funding attracted by our Park companies in the past few years, indicating a growing appetite to invest in the local I&T startups. Hong Kong must ride on this strong momentum and pursue all future opportunities to take the I&T ecosystem to another level,” said Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP.
“This year, we will launch the Shenzhen branch of Hong Kong Science Park to support talent and tech ventures from Hong Kong to seize opportunities in GBA and those from GBA to go global. We will also collaborate with our ecosystem partners to engage talents to develop their careers in I&T by providing internships, training and job opportunities through Career Expo and the various programmes. Despite the current challenges, I encourage young talent to stay confident, passionate and believe in the opportunities that lie ahead.”
On the same day, HKSTP is also announcing a series of ongoing initiatives to advance I&T talent development:
HKSTP aims to create a one-stop platform to nurture, engage and inspire Hong Kong, mainland and overseas talent to work at I&T companies and become I&T entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and GBA. The Career Expo together with our T2 Talent Month activities provide an exceptional opportunity for I&T companies and talent.
Participating companies can converse with potential talent at their virtual exhibition booths on the interactive platform by holding on-demand live chats and presentations.
For registration and more information about T2, please visit: https://bit.ly/3JSN1uq
T2’s event details are subject to change as indicated by updates on the HKSTP website.
Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 key figures and highlights:
Connect with innovators and industry leaders (11-16 Mar)