Registration

Registration Fees

The conference registration fee includes:

• All sessions of the Conference
• Refreshment breaks
• Conference Proceedings
• Pre-conference visit on 15 June 2017 (subject to availability and will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis)

Notes:

# Group discount is available. Send 5 or more attendees from your institution / company at the early bird or standard rate and take advantage of 1 extra free pass (i.e. buy 5 get 6). Group discount is through pre-registration only and is not offered at the door.

# Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Method

Please register now to enjoy the early bird rate in the 1st phase.
All financial transaction will be completed in the 2nd phase upon notification.

Hotel Information

Participants can make a hotel reservation during online registration for the VPET Connex 2017.

Hotel

Room Type

Single

Twin

Daily Breakfast

Distance to HKCEC (Conference Venue)

Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wanchai

Standard

HK$1,070

HK$1,130

Inclusive

10 minutes walk

Novotel Century Hong Kong

Standard

HK$1,530

HK$1,530

HK$170

10 minutes walk

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel

Garden View Rooms

HK$2,170

HK$2,360

Inclusive

2 minutes walk

The Harbour View

Premier Room

Harbour View Room

HK$1,060

HK$1,230

HK$1,060

HK$1,230

HK$130

HK$130

5 minutes walk

Regal Hongkong Hotel

Superior

HK$1,280

HK$1,280

HK$130

Located at Causeway Bay, 1 subway station

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Deluxe

HK$2,470

HK$2,470

HK$350

2 minutes walk

Wharney Guang Dong Hotel

Standard

HK$820

HK$820

HK$100

15 minutes walk

Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wanchai 
33 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3692 2111

Novotel Century Hong Kong
238 Jaffe Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2598 8888

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2802 8888

The Harbourview Hotel
4 Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2911 1358

Regal HongKong Hotel 
88 Yee Wo Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2861 1000

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2588 1233

Wharney Guand Dong Hong Kong
57 - 73 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2961 1000

Transportation

Hong Kong's efficient and low-cost public transport system includes three railways, buses, trams, taxis and ferries. There are three road-only tunnels crossing the harbour.

To and From the Airport

Travellers to Hong Kong are served by one of the world's largest and most modern airports situated at the Chek Lap Kok on the outlying island of Lantau. The easiest connection from the airport to Central and Kowloon is the Airport Express Railway, which takes just 19 minutes to get to Kowloon, and an extra 4 minutes to Hong Kong. Adult single journey fare is HK$100. In addition, express bus service called "Airbus" operates on frequent schedules to popular spots in the city, with stops near most major hotels. An overnight bus service will cover the airport's 24-hour operation. Taxis are also an option and fares from Chek Lap Kok range from HK$200-HK$400.

Mass Transit Railways

The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is an underground/elevated railway network covering all major districts in the territory, including stops at the boundary with Mainland China (Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station). The MTR consists of ten rail lines, including Island, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung, West Rail, East Rail, Ma On Shan, Disneyland Resort and the Airport Express.

Pre-Conference Visit(15 June 2017)

Two visits will be arranged for delegates who are interested in visiting the Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) institutions in Hong Kong. By walking through the three institutions in each visit, students and teachers will share with you their VPET learning and teaching experience. You will also be able to take a look at the state-of-art learning facilities. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are subject to final confirmation of organiser.

Visit to VPET Institutions Route 1

Approx. 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Assembly location: To be confirmed by the organiser by the end of May 2017.

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Tsing Yi Campus)
As the leading vocational education provider in Hong Kong, IVE offers full-time and part-time courses covering an array of disciplines and at levels ranging from higher diploma to certificate, nurturing talents valued by industries.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
THEi provides career-oriented degree programmes with a fine balance of theory, practical, general education and industry / profession-specific modules. The programmes include real-life projects and industrial attachments to nurture competent professionals with an international outlook.

Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI)
MSTI provides a range of courses for secondary school leavers, local and foreign in service seafarers and employees of marine-related and shore-based industries. It is also the approved institution to provide specific mandatory training courses to meet the local standards and international requirements of the marine industry.


Visit to VPET Institutions Route 2

Approx. 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Assembly location: To be confirmed by the organiser by the end of May 2017.

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
HKDI is a leading design institution in Hong Kong, providing quality design education to nurture new talents needed by the creative industries.

Youth College (YC)
Youth College offers a wide range of full-time study choices for youths above Secondary Three to acquire knowledge and skills for further studies and employment.

Construction Industry Council (CIC)
The main functions of CIC are to forge consensus on long-term strategic issues, convey the industry's needs and aspirations to Government, as well as provide a communication channel for Government to solicit advice on all construction-related matters.

Post Conference Tour

Hong Kong Exploration Tour

Approx. 9:00am - 5:00pm

Ride through the urban landscape to the relaxing southern shore and experience the magic and the essence of the city in half a day. The tour includes Peak tram ride up to Victoria Peak for a bird’s eye view of the city followed by a scenic tour to the Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island’s most popular beach, Stanley Market, a popular market town where tourists and locals alike enjoy great shopping bargains, and Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter.

Enjoy dim sum lunch at Jumbo Floating Restaurant

After lunch, visit Man Mo Temple, built in 1847, a temple for the worship of the civil or literature god Man Tai and the martial god Mo Tai. The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study or ranking in the civil examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The last stop will be at PMQ - A Place for Creative Lifestyle Experience and A Stage for Creative Happenings!

Heritage Tour

Approx. 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hidden away among high-rise apartment towers and busy highways, the past lives on in the New Territories….. a living museum shaped by the rise and development of the so-called five great clans of Hong Kong(the Tang, Hau, Pang, Liu and Man). This Heritage Tour brings to life the customs and cultures of these clans and provides a fascinating glimpse of Hong Kong’s rich heritage.

The tour begins with a visit to the Tai Fu Tai – an opulent stately home built in 1865 & Fan Tin Village follow by the first walled village of Lo Wai Walled Village. Moving on to the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall which was built in the early 16th century in memory of the founding ancestor of the Tang clan. The hall is one on the largest ancestral halls in Hong Kong and was declared a monument in November 1997. It remain in use for clan rituals and ancestor worship.

Join the local villages and make a wish under the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree for your career, intellect, children, health and wealth. Continue on to the Tai Po Market that has been functioning as the area’s oldest traditional market for over 100 years followed by a visit to the Man Ho Temple – a temple dedicated to the gods Man (Literature) and Mo (Martial Arts).

A lunch will be served before finishing the tour at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum where a guided tour will take you through the cultural heritage of Hong Kong. You will be fascinated by the wide range of art collections on display including Cantonese Opera relics, local history relics, Natural History relics, Folk Art and Popular Culture artifacts.

Kowloon City Tour

Approx. 9:00am - 1:00pm

Your first stop is at the Bird Market where the amazing array of artistically crafted bamboo birdcages are on display, and the "warbling" competitions must be heard to be believed. Walk along Flower Market Street—row upon row of shops and stalls selling cut flowers and potted plants from all over the world. The Jade Market is a great place to browse and pick up souvenirs. To the Chinese, jade is the most important stone, as it is said to have great spiritual value and to represent wealth, good fortune and power.

















Kowloon Cultural Tour

Approx. 1:30pm - 6:00pm

Through historical photographs, documents and models, the Hong Kong Museum of History traces Hong Kong’s evolution from sleepy fishing island to world-stage metropolis. Visit one of Hong Kong’s largest Taoist temples, the Wong Tai Sin Temple, and enjoy a rare opportunity to observe the daily rituals here. Taoism and Buddhism are the dominant religions of Hong Kong. Visit Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden which are built in the Tang dynasty (681-907 AD) style. This large Buddhist complex in a busy residential and industrial area provides moments of tranquility and peace of mind with its elegant wood architecture, delicately landscaped garden and lotus ponds.





Lantau Island Tour

Approx. 9:00am - 6:00pm

Discover out-of-the-way treasures, scenic beauty, spectacular bridges, mountains and historic sites as you travel to Lantau Island—Hong Kong’s largest outlying island. You’ll cross the mileplus-long Tsing Ma Bridge—the world’s longest road and rail suspension bridge. Your first stop of this tour is at Tai O fishing village, built on stilts beside a river. This was the center of Hong Kong’s salt-pan industry for 100 years. . After enjoying vegetarian lunch at the Po Lin Monastery, visit the Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. You’ll have free time to explore the Ngong Ping Themed Village. Take a 25-minute cable car ride down to Tung Chung town to rejoin your coach for the drive back to your hotel.









Remarks: All the above tours require minimum 20 persons each tour for tour operation.
Details of post-conference tour are available at the website of Worldskills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017. The post-conference tour is not included in the Conference Registration and will need to be booked and paid for separately. For reservation, please contact the Conference Secretariat at vpetconnex2017@vtc.edu.hk.