Dragons 2017

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.

Programme Highlights

Hong Kong

Sunday, 11 June to Tuesday, 13 June

  • Participate in Ceremony and Plenary Sessions addressed by distinguished speakers, as well as joining in social activities
  • Attend Day 1 of the “Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum” to learn from young international innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Network with young professionals, experts and innovators from various industries to explore innovative ideas for a sustainable future


Wednesday, 14 June

  • Attend Day 2 of the “Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum” and visit the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub
  • Join practical concurrent workshops to dialogue with young entrepreneurs


Thursday, 15 June to Sunday, 18 June

  • Visit innovation and technology, biomedical, clean energy and/or green economy sites to gain valuable insights on the latest developments of a sustainable China
  • Meet with government officials to explore innovative developments under the sustainability plan
  • Exchange views and ideas with university students and young innovators
  • Visit places of cultural and historical interest such as Longmen Grottoes and participate in cultural and social activities

Note: The organiser reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice


Ethnically Chinese young people aged between 18 and 35

Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding academic results or strong professional background
  • Demonstrated leadership excellence and non-academic talents
  • Record of community service and extracurricular achievements
  • Feasibility of innovative ideas that could contribute to the sustainable development of the community

Participation Fee

  Participants from Hong Kong Participants outside Hong Kong
Participation fee^ HK$3,500 HK$500
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.

Nomination Procedure

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:

  • Application Form Apply Now!
  • 150-word or less summary to describe his or her innovative ideas for sustainable development
  • Completed Nomination Form with signed consent of nominator Preview Nomination Form
  • Copies of documentary evidence as appropriate
  • A 300dpi passport photo (in JPEG or TIF format)
  • Copies of personal identification documents (Citizen Identification Card and document valid for travel to Hong Kong & Mainland China)

Feedback from Previous Dragon 100's Delegates

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…

Nomination Deadline:
17 April 2017

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.

 Organiser and Major Sponsor


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.

Major Sponsor

Contact The Dragon Foundation Secretariat

21/F, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building
21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, Hong Kong


Tel: (852) 2811 2779
Fax: (852) 2811 2669
Email: info@dragonfoundation.net
Website: www.dragonfoundation.net