The 29th World Hakka Conference was held in Hong Kong between 13 to 15 October 2017. It was a meaningful year for both Hong Kong and the World Hakka Conference as it was Hong Kong’s 20th Anniversary of return to motherland, and also the World Hakka Conference was first initiated in Hong Kong in 1971, five decades ago, and in Asia, America and Africa.
The event is attracted around 3,000 Hakkas from 24 countries and districts around the world. The President of Hong Kong Mei Zhou Association, Yu Pang-Chun said “the conference takes “Setting Sail Together” as the theme this year, which aims to gather Hakka people all over the world and will set sail from Hong Kong again.”
The event offers a range of localised activities, including Hakka Cup Horse Race, Hakka Cultural Forum and World Hakka Youth Summit, which aimed at promoting spirit of innovation, rejuvenation and sustainability in the younger generation.