This year’s Dragon 100 will explore innovative solutions to tackle sustainable economic and social development issues. As the world’s second largest economy, China is playing an increasingly important and influential role towards sustainable development. China is part of the global leadership in promoting the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of the United Nations. The Dragon 100 Delegates will discuss innovation and sustainability related issues as they establish friendships and networks with other passionate youth leaders, both in Hong Kong and on the Mainland.
Sunday, 11 June to Tuesday, 13 June
Wednesday, 14 June
Thursday, 15 June to Sunday, 18 June
Note: The organiser reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice
|Participants from Hong Kong||Participants outside Hong Kong|
|Round trip airfare between place of nomination & Hong Kong||N/A||Self-arranged|
|Round trip airfare between Shenzhen & Henan||Covered by organiser|
|Ground transport in Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Henan|
|Meals in Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Henan|
|Accommodation in Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Henan|
|Visa fees (to Hong Kong & Mainland China)||N/A||Self-arranged|
|Travelling / medical insurance||Self-arranged|
|Out of pocket expenses|
^ Successful delegates have to settle the above payment on or before 7 May 2017, HKT23:59. Payment made is non-refundable. Candidates on the waiting list will automatically be granted a place if accepted participants fail to settle payment by the deadline.
Both Hong Kong and overseas universities, business corporations, non-profit organisations, educational institutions, professional bodies and registered community groups are invited to nominate suitable young people to be a Dragon 100 Delegate.
Nominees should submit online:
Making connections is the beauty of Dragon 100 and meeting a diverse range of people, which really made me think more broadly...
It was definitely a fruitful and eye-opening trip to learn about Chinese culture …
This programme gave me a new perspective about China and its development…
The deadline for the submission of applications (online) is 17 April 2017 (HKT23:59). All required documents, including the signed nomination form by nominator, must be submitted by the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Selection Panel, whose decisions are final, will consider all nominations. Shortlisted nominees from Hong Kong may be invited for an interview in mid of April 2017, if necessary. All nominees will be informed of the results by the end of April 2017.
The Dragon Foundation has a long-term commitment to nurturing talented young people of Chinese origin from around the world as leaders of tomorrow. Established as a non-profit, charitable organisation in February 2000 by the Home Affairs Bureau, Home Affairs Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), the Foundation is incorporated under the Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong and the Secretariat is administered by HKFYG. It organised a series of programmes to forward its mission and strengthen the contacts among youth Chinese in network of sharing and mutual exchange. Fuelled by this inspiration, our new generation of young Chinese will dedicate themselves to building communities with a passion to their country and the world at large.
Flagship programmes include the Dragon 100 which connects 100 young ethnic Chinese from around the world to get together in Hong Kong and visit the Greater China annually to learn about their heritage and culture and to study recent development in China, while also forging networks and exchanges; the Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum which brings together young entrepreneurs and leaders in a two-day interactive workshop, held both in Hong Kong and the Mainland, where the participants learn and share from each other and others who are more established in the field; and the Lecture Series for Youth Leaders which gives young people the opportunity to learn from eminent figures, from around the world and from different sectors, to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences.
DragoNation, an Alumni Association of the Foundation, served as a platform for networking and stimulating synergies among all previous programme participants. Alumni are engaged in experience sharing, capacity building and community contribution.