Theme in 2017 – The Future of Globalization and Free Trade — Role of the Youth
The 2017 Boao Youth Forum for Asia will be held on November 2nd 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, with roughly 1500-2000 pax in attendance. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Globalization and Free Trade – Role of the Youth”.
In these ever-changing times, we envisage traditional business models and working styles to be replaced with new forms. The future is riddled with infinite combinations and possibilities. The evolution of globalization is accompanied with new technology. We need to break through traditional thinking in order to stay adaptive. Changing mindsets, keeping up with the times, grasping opportunities and confronting challenges are all very important challenges in this new era. This year’s conference will analyze the path towards development in this new wave of globalization, and to study how young people can adapt to changes and to realize future opportunities.
Apart from the main theme, BYFHK 2017 will have the following three sessions:
Economy: New world trade rules in the new economy – the role of the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau Greater Bay
Youth: Challenges of artificial intelligence and automatic to education and vocational training and its effect to youth’s career and academics pursuit
Cultural and Humanistic Exchange: Globalization vs Anti-Globalization – Reflections on Globalization 4.0