The Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress returned to Hong Kong earlier this month after almost 30 years, and delivered a hybrid event that featured a diverse destination experience.
Drawing more than 500 in-person attendees and more than 3,500 online delegates, the five-day congress packed in training sessions, seminars, workshops and keynote speeches. The programme also gave in-person attendees a chance to participate in the Hong Kong Sevens and Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival – mega events that coincided with Hong Kong’s easing of travel restrictions.
JCI president Argenis Angulo said the congress was a “milestone in the history of JCI in Hong Kong”, due to its metaverse application that blended technologies with local cultures. Delegates were gifted with souvenirs in NFTs.
The congress had the full support of Hong Kong Tourism Board, from the bidding stage to programme delivery, with assistance offered for promotion and funding.
Karen Yeung, JCI Hong Kong national president, said: “Hong Kong’s flexibility, resilience and diversified experiences are key factors in winning this year’s world congress.”
Yeung hopes that the successful delivery of the congress will inform the world that Hong Kong is ready for more conferences.