Wynn Hosts National Education Seminars for Team Members
Events explore new opportunities brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
Macau, July 18, 2018 – With the support of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR, Wynn hosted seminars on national education, titled ‘Opportunities for Macau after Completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’, over two consecutive days on July 17 (Tuesday) and July 18 (Wednesday). The events took place in the function rooms of Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace, with over 460 management staff participating. Professor Zhang Jianping, Director General of the Center for Regional Economic Cooperation at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, delivered the keynote speech to share an overview of the relevant issues and respond to questions.
Wynn hosted its debut seminar on national education last year, aimed at deepening team members’ understanding of China’s situation and the region’s development. It drew an enthusiastic response from seminar attendees. This year, an additional English session was conducted to enable all of the company's management staff to participate and discuss the new opportunities in the Greater Bay Area brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The event was also graced by the presence of Mr. Xu Jun, Assistant Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited; Professor Zhang Jianping, Director General of the Center for Regional Economic Cooperation at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Mr. Zuo Xianghua, Director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Mr. Xu Wei Lin, Deputy Director of the Personnel Office of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau SAR; Ms. Zuleika Mok, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Wynn Macau, Limited; Ms. Katharine Liu, Senior Vice President of Communications of Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace; Ms. Ellen Dong, Assistant of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Ms. Jasmine Cheong and Mr. Raymond Lei, Executive Directors of Community and Government Relations of Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace; and Mr. Thomas Lau, Executive Director of Human Resources of Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace.
During the seminar, Professor Zhang explained the significant role and impact of the Greater Bay Area in contributing to the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative as well as its multifaceted future development direction, including infrastructure, innovation development, industrial agglomeration, finance, city positioning, social development, and ecological environment protection, among others. He also explored the important position of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge in the transportation system of the Greater Bay Area, and the new development opportunities and impacts it will bring. In addition, he pointed out that Macau, being one of the key nodes in the plan, serves the role of an international tourism hub in the Greater Bay Area. In addition to increasing the potential of its travel and tourism industry, Macau can also strive to become an international training base for the industry, which can also facilitate the development of multi-destination travel within the region. With increasing connections between cities in the Greater Bay Area, it will also provide invaluable room and opportunities for the development of Pearl River West near Macau, which will greatly enhance the competitiveness of the entire Greater Bay Area.
Professor Zhang Jianping is currently the Director General of the Center for Regional Economic Cooperation and also the Director of the Institute for Western Asia and Africa, under the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation. He is also the Vice President of China’s Research Association of Social and Economic System. He was previously the Director of the Department of International Economic Cooperation at the Institute for International Economic Research under the National Development and Reform Commission. Professor Zhang specializes in international economics, regional economic cooperation and China’s outward direct investment. He has chaired more than 60 study projects, as well as offered consultancy and conducted research for many international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank. He is a highly respected leader in the field of the Belt and Road Initiative, and had previously delivered speeches at the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China.
Wynn has been actively participating in building Macau into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure and is committed to promoting the development of Macau’s moderate economic diversification, working hand in hand with the construction of the Greater Bay Area and developing an internationally competitive economic zone. Through organizing seminars on specific topics, Wynn not only hopes to deepen the understanding of Wynn team members on the country's situation and development path, but also add meaningful depth to their understanding of China’s economic policies. It also facilitates their self-development to keep them abreast of current trends and opportunities, and accelerates the integration of the country's Belt and Road Initiative.