The “Consul General Talk Series” organised by PolyU’s Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT) successfully kicked off, with Mr Pham Binh Dam, Consul-General of Vietnam in Hong Kong, as the keynote speaker. He shed light on the opportunities and prospects for partnership between Vietnam and Hong Kong, including synergies pertaining to talent pool development. A PolyU student from Vietnam also shared her student life experience in Hong Kong.


Mr Pham talked about Vietnam’s prospects to become the 20th largest economy in the world, offering immense potential for cooperation with Hong Kong, especially in financial services, innovation and technology, and human resources. He suggested Hong Kong should tap into the sizeable pool of talents from Vietnam.


Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU and Director of PReCIT, said that young people are the future of the city and a key driver of Hong Kong’s continuing success. Nurturing local youth and seeking global talents are equally important, and PReCIT is committed to contributing to the Government’s policy deliberation in this regard.


Through the sharing of perspectives by diplomats in town, the “Consul General Talk Series” aims to serve as a platform for the PolyU community and the general public to gain insights about the latest I&T developments and policies, as well as about the opportunities and prospects in the Belt and Road countries.