16th International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

The 2019 iGeo – Hong Kong, China

At the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong is a vibrant city, and a major gateway to the Mainland China. The territory covers Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, including 262 outlying islands. Between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula lies Victoria Harbour, one of the world's most renowned deep-water harbours. Hong Kong is a world-class destination that rewards anyone who takes the time to explore its many layers. A rich assortment of sights stretching to the far reaches of the city, all packed into a small space. From world-class museums, ornate temples and tranquil nature parks, to bustling markets. The rich contrast of living culture in Hong Kong is extraordinary. A fascinating blend of East and West, Chinese and colonial, the customs, rituals, traditions and practices are a wonderful mishmash (http://www.discoverhongkong.com).

 

The 2019 iGeo will be held in Hong Kong from 30 July to 5 August, 2019. The theme is “Discovering a vibrant city for our smart future”. The event is organized by the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

 

Important dates:

30 July – Date of arrival

31 July – Opening ceremony (Morning)

5 August – Closing ceremony (Late afternoon)

6 August – Post-iGeo Excursion

 

iGeo 2019 Local Organising Committee (key members):

LEE Chi Kin John, JP, Vice President(Academic) / Chair Professor, EdUHK (Co-chair)

CHOW Sin Yin Alice, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, EdUHK (Co-chair)

CHENG Nga Yee Irene, Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies / Chair, Hong Kong Geographical Association

CHEUNG Ting On Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, EdUHK

FOK, Lincoln, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK

LEUNG Wing Kin Tony, Geography Teacher, Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College