GEG Youth Achievement Program: Award Presentation and 2020-2021 Launching Ceremony

November 5, 2020 – Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) values local talent cultivation and has been helping young talents explore their potential. Since 2011, GEG has been organizing the GEG Youth Achievement Program (“YAP”) in conjunction with the Macau Management Association (“MMA”) for 9 consecutive years. These annual programs have provided upwards of 3,000 participants aged 18 to 29 with a host of activities and training. Today, GEG held the 9th YAP Award Presentation and 10th Launching Ceremony in the 8/F Ballroom of StarWorld Hotel. During the ceremony, GEG and MMA fortified their commitment to talent cultivation by signing a three-year cooperation agreement; a launching ceremony for the 10th YAP was also held to welcome incoming participants. As an important milestone, the 10th YAP will build on the success of the past programs and introduce more diversified activities.

Mr. Leong Man Ion, Deputy Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Mr. Chan Un Tong, Deputy Director of Labour Affairs Bureau; Ms. Leong Vai Kei, Deputy Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government; Mr. Yang Yi, Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Mr. Chui Sai Cheong, President of MMA; Mr. Tommy Lau, Council Chairman of MMA; Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG and a number of GEG and MMA management members attended the ceremony. Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG said in his speech, “Over the years, GEG and MMA have been working together towards a common goal of cultivating local talents. We are committed to injecting innovative elements into YAP and helping members to discover their full potentials. This year, YAP introduces more diversified activities to arouse participants’ interests. We hope to see more local youths joining the YAP family and using of this platform to build a more solid foundation for their future.” In a separate speech, Mr. Tommy Lau said, “We have faced many unprecedented challenges with COVID-19 this year. We need to better equip ourselves for the future by adapting to the changing internal and external environment. I firmly believe that YAP will create an appropriate learning environment for the next generation of leaders.”

During the ceremony, GEG and MMA representatives presented a number of awards to outstanding YAP participants, including individual awards, the champion and runners-up awards to winners of the Final Competition. In addition, a video was presented to review the activities, courses and workshops of this year’s program and to recognize the outstanding performance of all the participants of the 9th YAP. The winning team “Be At One” sent a message to the local youths through a creative campaign that promoted the YAP program, encouraging them to develop their potential and continue to “Reach Out, Reach Beyond”. Mr. Kenneth Chao, member of the 1st YAP and the champion team shared with audiences how the YAP has helped changed him and boosted his confidence. He said he challenged himself during the Final Competition and achieved success, and that the knowledge he gained in YAP will benefit him for a lifetime. In addition, internet celebrity “Hou Dee” also attended the ceremony to give support to the YAP members and encourage them to keep striving and to never give up.

More activities will be added to the 10th YAP for the purpose of cultivating young talents and future leaders, including a summer camp where high potential talents will be selected to join to further enhance their leadership skills, as well as vocational skills workshops on topics chosen by the participating YAP members. In addition, GEG is also cooperating with local universities in organizing roadshows on various campuses to promote the YAP, attract new members, and help young people build a stronger foundation for a brighter future.

GEG sees young people as an important driver for Macau’s future development, and has been promoting the YAP to support them. The YAP covers three main areas: self-awareness, community care and career development, and aims at helping young talents establish self-confidence and develop their potential. Guided by a group of professionals, the YAP offers a variety of training, extracurricular activities, themed seminars and Greater Bay Area field visits, allowing young people to develop themselves through learning and sharing and equipping themselves with professional skills and knowledge for their future career development and planning. The next program is now open for applications until December 31, 2020. For more details, please visit the website