Terms of Use

The Terms of Use apply to the VPET International Conference 2020 (or "the Conference") delivered to you, please review the terms carefully. By entering the Conference you agree to the Terms of Use. The Organisers (or "We") may update and/or modify the Terms of Use at any time with or without notice to you. You are advised to review the terms of service or privacy policies offered by the Organisers. We may terminate any part of the Conference at any time without notice to you.

You may access the Conference provided that you do not initiate or participate in any activities that are prohibited below, illegal, harmful, or interfere with anyone's use of the Conference, including the sending of e-mails or instant messaging spam and comply with these Terms of Use.

Content & Intellectual Property

The documents, text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features, presentations, materials, trademarks, service marks, logos, the Conference look and feel and all other content made available within and the elements comprising the Conference are the property of the Organisers. No license or other right to such materials is granted to you. You may not copy, download, distribute, publish, reproduce, transmit, publicly perform, sell, sublicense, make available or otherwise exploit any such materials. You may not use or alter the trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans or source identifiers of the Organisers without the permission of the party owning such trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans or source identifiers.

You may be permitted to submit questions, participate in polling within the Conference. You retain ownership of the content you have submitted, however, upon submission, you grant the Organisers a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, broadcast, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform any of your submissions in connection with the Conference or for promotion or redistribution of all or part of the Conference in any format and through any channel. You may also be exposed to submissions from other users. The Organisers are not liable to you for any other user’s submissions, and you agree to waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against the Organisers with respect to other user’s submissions.

We have the right to review user submitted content to determine whether if it violates the Terms of Use and to remove or alter that content without notice to you. However, although we have the right to review and remove content, we do not routinely monitor the Conference for violations of these terms and you should have no expectation that the content made available has been reviewed or is compliant with these terms. Therefore, you agree that we will not be liable for any failure to remove or alter content.

Prohibited Activities

You are prohibited from, and agree not to:

  • copy, modify, reproduce, transmit, republish, distribute or create derivatives of any of the content, software or materials available in the Conference;
  • launch any automated system, including, but not limited to, “robots”, “spiders” or “offline readers” which access the Conference platform in a manner that sends more request messages to the platform in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser;
  • transmit material that contains malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful elements;
  • use the communication systems made available to you within the Conference for commercial solicitation, unless expressly authorized to do so by the Conference's Organisers or intentionally omit, delete, forge or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing and internet protocol addresses;
  • collect or harvest any personally identifiable information;
  • make or submit any sexually explicit, racially, culturally, politically or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive statements or content;
  • impersonate any other person or entity or stalk or otherwise harass any other user;
  • make or submit any obscene, hateful or otherwise offensive material, comments or content;
  • submit content which features pornographic, sexually explicit, describes or encourages dangerous or illegal acts, graphic or gratuitously violent content; or
  • invade another user’s privacy or publish another user’s personally identifiable information without such user’s consent.

Third Party Websites

The Conference may contain links to third party websites which are not owned or operated by the Organisers. Please consult such third party websites for their policies. We do not have control over, endorse, or are liable to you for any third party websites.

Liability & Warranties

You are solely liable for any and all actions, omissions and conduct within the Conference, including the comments or content you have submitted. You represent and warrant that you will not submit material which is copyrighted, confidential, protected by trade secret or any other intellectual property rights, including privacy or publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owners to post the material and to grant to the Organisers the rights necessary to broadcast such material within the Conference.

You agree that your use of the Conference shall be at your sole risk. The Organisers disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the conference and your use thereof. The Organisers make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the content or the content of any sites linked to the Conference and assumes no liability or responsibility for any: (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content or the event software, (ii) property damage resulting from your access to and use of the Conference, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of the Conference, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission of the Conference, or (v) any bugs, viruses or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Conference by any third party. We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered through the Conference or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner, advertising or elsewhere.
In no event shall the Organisers be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever arising from your or any user’s use of or access to the Conference.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Organisers from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from your use of and access to the Conference, including your violation of the Terms of Use, any third party’s intellectual property rights, damages arising out of your submissions or any other act or omission.

User Termination

The Organisers, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to terminate any user’s access to the Conference for any violation of the Terms of Use, including repeat infringers, and to remove or take down any content posted in violation, or suspected to be in violation of the Terms of Use.

Opening Keynote
Mr. Kevin Yeung Yun Hung, JP, Secretary for Education, Education Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR
Keynote Speech: Six Seismic Shifts in VPET
Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education, Finland

Presentation File:
Presentation Materials by Mr Heinonen.pdf  file_download

Keynote Speech: Making Vocational Education Work in A Changing World
Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Presentation File:
Presentation Materials by Professor Sir Chris Husbands.pdf  file_download

Plenary Session: Applied Education & Future Skills in The Digital Era
Professor Christina Hong, President, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
Panel Members:
Professor Dr. Philipp Gonon, Director of the Institute of Education, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Sean Gallagher, Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Mr. Andrew Chong, Chairman, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore

Presentation File:
CNeW_National_Survey_Report.pdf  file_download
Presentation Materials by Dr Sean Gallagher.pdf  file_download
Presentation Materials by Mr Andrew Chong.pdf  file_download

Thematic Session: Why Workplace Training Counts
Mr. Eric Pang Yiu Hung, JP, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, The Government of the HKSAR
Panel Members:
Mr. Josh Williams, Principal International Consultant, Skills International, New Zealand
Mr. Kevin O'Brien, Chief Executive, The Jardine Engineering Corporation Limited, Hong Kong
Mr. Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson, Managing Director, Scania (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong
Mr. Patrick Wong, Executive General Manager, Operations Support, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Hong Kong

Presentation File:
Presentation Materials by Josh Williams.pdf  file_download

Thematic Session: Skills Change Lives - Fostering Talent at Young Age
Mr. Jeff Streeter, Director, The British Council, Hong Kong
Panel Members:
Ms. Grace Suh, Vice President, Education, Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation, United States of America
Ms. Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
Mr. David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer, WorldSkills International
Mr. John Morrison, Principal, Lincoln University Technical College, United Kingdom
Mr. Jerry Kwok, Principal, Youth College (International),
Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong

Presentation File:
Presentation Materials by Jerry Kwok v04 .pdf  file_download
Presentation Materials by Ms Low.pdf  file_download

Thematic Session: AI, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity…
Are Digital Skills Enough for Workplace?
Mr. Tony Tai Chark-tong, Chairman, Vocational Training Council,
Hong Kong
Panel Members:
Ms. Sophia Leung, Managing Director, Head of Governance,
Risk & Control for Cybersecurity & Technology Controls and
Firmwide Technology Control Manager,
JP Morgan Chase, Hong Kong
Mr. Thomas Leubner, Head of Global Learning and Education,
Siemens, Germany
Mr. Ron Tam, Co-founder, ClinicOne, Hong Kong
Mr. Peter Liu, Managing Director, Asianet Consultants Limited, Hong Kong

Presentation File:
Presentation Materials by Ron Tam.pdf  file_download
Presentation Materials by Thomas LEUBNER.pdf  file_download

Reflection Session: Who's Driving VPET 2020 & Beyond?
Dr. Carrie Yau, GBS, JP, Executive Director, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
Mr. Robo Yeung, R&D Engineer, ASM Pacific Technology Limited, Hong Kong
Ms. Pearl So, WorldSkills Champions Trust - Representative for Asia, WorldSkills International

Presentation File:
Mission for Next Decade and Beyond_2020_0518.pdf  file_download