Philanthropy for Better Cities, Hong Kong, Sept 22-23, 2016

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is convening a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong during September 22-23, 2016. Philanthropy for Better Cities attempts “to build a community of like-minded stakeholders to share ideas on how philanthropy can help towards building better cities.”

Speakers and programs have not been announced but topics will include:

  • Aging and Health
  • Youth and Education
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Private and Public Partnerships

The Philanthropy for Better Cities event will kick off the week-long International Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Week 2016 from September 22-27, 2016. The other two events during this time include the Social Enterprise Summit and the Social Enterprise World Forum.

The Trust expects over 1,000 participants including 300 international participants consisting of industry experts, policymakers, leaders and practitioners from around the world and in Asia-Pacific, and particularly the Greater China.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was founded in 1884 and is a world-class horse racing operator and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor. Operating as a not-for-profit organization, the HKJC allocates its surplus for charitable and community projects through its Charities Trust (“the Trust”).  The Trust has donated an average of US$230 million to the Hong Kong community annually over the past ten years. In 2014, the Trust donated around US$500 million benefiting 189 charities and community projects in Hong Kong.

Registration info is not available yet but you can go to the event site and register for their newsletter.

Stay tuned for more news regarding the event from Asian Philanthropy Forum!

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