Hong Kong Successfully Hosts the 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine for the First Time
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OutReach - 6 December 2021 - The 18th
World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM), one of the world's largest academic
events in the field of Traditional
Chinese Medicine (TCM), was successfully held in Hong Kong
for the first time at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 December
Officiating guests including: the Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the People's Republic of China (6th from left), Mr. C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the People's Republic of China (4th from right), Mr. Tan Tieniu, Vice Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. (4th from left), Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People's Republic of China (3rd from right), Dr. Chui Tak-yi, JP, Under Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People's Republic of China (3rd from left), Dr. Ronald Lam, JP, Director of Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People's Republic of China (2nd from left), Dr. Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, former Director-General of the World Health Organization (2nd from right), Ms. Feng Jiu, Permanent President of Hong Kong Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association (5th from left), Mr. Tommy Li Ying-sang, Chairman of the Federation of the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Chinese Medicine Traders Association (1st from right), and Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University (1st from left) joined hands to kick off The 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine.
The 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine
Thanks to the
bidding efforts of the Hong Kong Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners
Association, which is a member of the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador (HKCA)
programme, initiated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), in collaboration
with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), the hybrid
event attracted more than 2,000 TCM academics and experts, generated over 3.8
million views from over 60 countries and regions.
gatherings resumed for the first time since the pandemic started, WCCM provided
a platform for participants to engage in meaningful dialogue, covering TCM
practices, benefits, opportunities and challenges, and the development
potential of TCM.
Mr. Ma Jianzhong, President of WFCMS, said,
"We are pleased to host this edition of WCCM in Hong Kong for the
first time. Embracing Chinese philosophy and culture, Hong Kong is the ideal
place for academic and cultural exchanges to explore the way forward for
furthering the global development of TCM, and its role in combating the
pandemic through collaboration between practitioners and public sectors."
Mr. Sang Binsheng, Vice President and
Secretary General of WFCMS added, "Hong Kong is renowned for being the
'World's Meeting Place' thanks to its globally accessible and convenient
transport network, large-scale world-class venues, facilities and professional
services. We look forward to gathering again in Hong Kong and navigating the
future of TCM development together."
With its unrivalled fundamentals, Hong
Kong is the core international city in the Greater Bay Area, a super-connector
in the Belt and Road Initiative, and the ideal platform to promote TCM on the
HKTB Executive Director Mr Dane Cheng
said, "Hong Kong enjoys unique geographical and cultural advantages, and is the
ideal destination for international conventions. Many such events have taken
place recently, demonstrating Hong Kong's ability to host large-scale global
events safely and efficiently. Apart from TCM, Hong Kong will continue to
leverage the city's advantages as an East-meets-West showcase to promote the
very best of Chinese heritage."
received extensive support from government and industry bodies. The National
Administration of TCM and the Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau acted as
advisors, and it was organised by the WFCMS, along with the Hong Kong
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association and the WFCM (Hong Kong)
Council Members Association as local hosts.
Hong Kong – A
World-Class Medical Convention Hub
Hong Kong is a cultural melting pot,
bringing together the best that the world has to offer, demonstrating the true
definition of 'East meets West', even in the field of medicine. With its high
global professional standing in medical science, Hong Kong plays a bridging
role to contribute to the further development of TCM, as well as many Western
the city will also play host to key medical conventions, including the
International Annual Congress of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of
Asia (ELSA) 2021, and the Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium
(HKIDEAS) 2021, both of which are led by Convention Ambassadors of the two
organisations under the HKCA programme.
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About the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador (HKCA) programme
the HKTB, the HKCA programme brings together distinguished leaders from
business and professional bodies to make Hong Kong the premier choice for
regional and global meetings, conventions and exhibitions. HKTB provides
comprehensive professional support and services to HKCAs, from event planning,
bidding and preparation to execution. For more details, visit www.mehongkong.com/hkca.