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Dialogue with Celebrities Series - Entrepreneurship, Creativity and the Arts (with photo)

     The Education Bureau today (January 30) held the sixth session of the "Dialogue with Celebrities Series - Nurturing Students' Well-being through the Arts" at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre. The theme of today's dialogue was "Entrepreneurship, Creativity and the Arts".

     About 300 primary and secondary school principals, teachers and students attended the session. The speakers were the co-founder of DHL International Ltd Mr Po Chung, President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd Mr Bernard Chan, and stage performer and founder of PIP Cultural Industries Ltd Mr Jim Chim.

     Sharing his experience of studying visual arts in university, Mr Chan said this fostered his self-exploration as well as his development of flexibility and adaptability, all of which were key elements conducive to his enterprise management.  

     In facing the tremendous development on the Mainland, he said it was of primary importance that an enterprise needed to adapt to the rapid changes of the market in order to maintain its competitiveness and sustainable development.

     Other speakers noted that "design thinking" used by artists and designers was often adopted in enterprise management. This way of thinking could be summarised as "understanding, designing, building and managing".  It could also be applied to other industries, and even to how people plan their life journey. Youngsters aspiring to a successful career needed to apply their knowledge and skills flexibly in their problem solving. This was the essence of creativity.  

     During the session, the speakers agreed that "design thinking" and creativity were the key to success in any industry and profession.  

     Since its inception last January, the "Dialogue with Celebrities Series" has aimed to promote, through speakers' valuable experience sharing, arts education as a useful tool to nurture students' creativity and whole-person development. The series also aims to raise public awareness of arts education's contribution to the cultural and economic growth of Hong Kong.  The seventh and eighth sessions of the dialogue series will be held in April and May respectively.  

Ends/Saturday, January 30, 2010
Issued at HKT 16:06


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