The annual GSIS Christmas Bazaar took place on 2 December 2017 and was a memorable and exciting start to the festive season. This family-friendly event consisted of the incredibly popular Games Alley (with prizes) as well as a mouth-watering array of traditional Christmas stollen, favourite holiday goodies and decorative wreaths. Visitors could enjoy live music, a beer stall, traditional German and Swiss cuisine including raclette, grilled sausages and pretzels, and had photos taken with Santa in his grotto.
GSIS Christmas Bazaar 2017
The 28th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo took place from 1 February to 4 February 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 800 exhibitors from various countries and regions were present at the Expo. The Consulate General, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Goethe-Institut Hongkong jointly took part in the Expo again. While the Consulate General held a seminar on the Working Holiday Scheme in Germany, the DAAD showcased a variety of study programmes from summer courses to postgraduate research programmes at German universities, and informed about scholarship opportunities. The Director of the DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau also held a seminar on studying in Germany.
HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2018
This year's European Union Film Festival took place from 8 February to 24 February 2017, presented by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of EU member states (including the German Consulate General) in association with Broadway Cinematheque. The film selection was sourced from 16 European countries. The German contribution was "After Spring Comes Fall" by Daniel Carsenty. The opening of the EUFF was hosted on 8 February 2017, which consisted of a concert of scores from EU films, followed by a reception and the premiere of the opening film "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki" (Finland).
European Union Film Festival 2017
On 12 November 2016, the sixth inter-university German Speech Competition took place at the Hong Kong Baptist University. As in the previous years, the competition was supported by the Consulate General. This year's theme of the competition was "Höher, schneller, weiter?". Students studying German language at five universities (Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong) could take part in the competition. The first prize was a two-week language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany including the flight. Other attractive prizes were also given away.
Further information is available on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.
German Speech Competition 2016