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Social enterprises to join Hong Kong Trade Development Council Food Expo
     There are a number of social enterprises providing delicious and healthy food and catering services, while pursuing their missions and creating positive impacts in society, thereby bringing additional value to their customers.
     To learn more about the social value of social enterprises, members of the public may visit the social enterprise booths at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Food Expo 2017 at Booth A18 of Hall 1E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where eight social enterprises will showcase their healthy and organic products. Details are set out in the Annex.
     The Food Expo will be open from 10am to 10pm from August 17 to 20, and from 10am to 6pm on August 21. The admission fee is $25. Admission is free for children aged 3 or below and senior citizens aged 65 or above.
    A spokesman for the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said, "The Food Expo provides a good occasion for social enterprises to showcase their quality products and services, while at the same time demonstrating social enterprises' diverse and remarkable operation models, as well as their missions in enhancing the self-confidence and employability of the socially disadvantaged for better integration into society."
    Want to know more about social enterprise food and restaurants? Search for "social enterprise" on the online platforms OpenRice and iPick to have easy access to information on about 80 social enterprise restaurants. 
     Apart from food, social enterprises also offer a wide variety of products and services. The Social Enterprise Directory (SE Directory) published by the Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) provides detailed information of about 610 social enterprises in Hong Kong. To facilitate easy searching of social enterprises, the HAD has sponsored the SEBC to enhance the online search engine of the SE Directory, including a user-friendly geographical search function which allows users to search for social enterprises on a map easily.
Ends/Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:45
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