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[ News ]  International Fortnight 2017 : Opening Ceremony - 2017-02-28
“The International Fortnight 2017 was kicked off at the Opening Ceremony on 28 February (Tue) at Design Boulevard, HKDI. Dr Clement CHEN, VTC Chairman officiated at the ceremony together with Mr Jeff NANKIVELL, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Ali Nawaz MALIK, Consul Press, Consulate General of Pakistan, Hong Kong, Mr Robert D. QUINTIN, Vice Consul, Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong and Professor Eric Yim, Deputy Chairman of the VTC.
The event premiered the new “Fans of Internationalisation” video which summarises the internationalisation efforts of the VTC since the establishment of the International Development Office in 2013. Three international students shared the unique culture, value and skills of their own home countries with their local student partners, with topics ranging from the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal, a Pakistani festival - Eid, and luxury brands and products of Italy. At the Ceremony, Dr CHEN appointed 18 new International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) who will play an important role in assisting the reception of visitors and students from all over the world when they come to join the international conferences and events.  There were also a number of cultural booths showcasing the cultures of Hungary, Israel, South Africa and Iran. Moreover, there was a special booth organized by the Home Affairs Department to promote cultural harmony. The Chatteris programme coordinators also joined in to provide a game booth focusing on learning German and Urdu. A group of language ambassadors were also there to encourage students to use English and Putonghua to communicate.

A special thanks for the generous sponsorship of the yummy snacks and special souvenirs provided by the various consulate generals which added much to the joyous atmosphere of the day.


Kick-off Ceremony


Appointment of New International Student Ambassadors


VIP Guests visited the culture booth


Tea Reception


Fans of Internationalisation


Booth Exhibitor - Chatteris


Booth Exhibitor - Chatteris


Booth Exhibitor - Hungary


Booth Exhibitor - Hungary


Booth Exhibitor - Iran