It is my pleasure to invite you to support and participate in the third Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES), which will be held from 21 to 24 November 2019 in Hong Kong.
A flagship event co-hosted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, GIES aims at promoting the application of innovative technologies and ideas to enhance the quality of life of the elderly and help us cope with a rapidly ageing population. The HKSAR Government is committed to exploring with stakeholders, the elderly and their carers how the development and wider adoption of gerontechnology can help the aged continue to enjoy their golden years in an active, comfortable and dignified manner in the community. GIES plays an pivotal part in the process.
Since its inaugural launch two years ago, GIES has successfully developed into an effective platform for enhancing public awareness of the potential of gerontechnology, and has driven forward the implementation of new projects and initiatives on application of innovative technological solutions in elderly care in the local context. Entering its third year, GIES 2019 will be held in the largest scale ever with a view to pooling together more industry practitioners, solution providers and service organisations to showcase their latest innovations and good practices as well as deliberate on issues and subjects relevant to enhancing the well-being of the aged generation.
I look forward to your active support and participation to make GIES 2019 a great success.
Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung
Chief Secretary for Administration
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region