5 June 2019
The first year Award Presentation Ceremony for the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme was held on 5 June 2019 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with Mr Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology; Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities & Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of Elderly Commission; Professor KC Chan, Adjunct Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Mr Jasper Tsang, Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Policy Research Institute as the officiating guests, to recognise the outstandingly performed companies and organisations in promoting an age-friendly culture in the past year.
Over 300 guests from business sector, the government, the non-profit sector and other community stakeholders attended the event to show appreciation to the winners of the seven special awards presented at the ceremony, namely Age-friendly Innovation Award, Age-friendly Employer Award, Age-friendly Facilities Award, Age-friendly Collaborator Award, Age-friendly Business Award, Our City's Story Award and "My Favourite City Partnership Scheme" Award.
Following the ceremony was a thematic forum titled "Smart Ageing City and Beyond: Driving Innovation in the Silver Hair Market" to exchange inspiring views on how to drive innovation in Hong Kong's silver hair market. Panellists included Dr Lam Ching-choi, Professor KC Chan, Mr Jasper Tsang and Mr Leong Cheung.