Originally Posted by LadyFinn
Nice to see Prince Carl Philip undertake a longer "official" trip abroad. And here is the program of the visit:
Tuesday 5 December
- Briefing by Consul General Helena Storm.
Prince Carl Philip's visit to Hongkong starts with a briefing by the Consul General Helena Storm of Hongkong in general, its history, as well as Sweden's relations with Hongkong.
- Reception at the Swedish residence.
To conclude the first day Prince Carl Philip participates at a reception at the Swedish residence. At the reception participants from the BODW and EdTech delegations take part.
Wednesday 6 December
- Meeting with Chief Executive Carrie Lam
The second day commence with a meeting between Prince Carl Philip, together with Swedish companies, and Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China. Carrie Lam has had the position since 1 July 2017 and has a term of five years. Both Swedish and international companies will take part in the meeting.
- Visit to a English Schools Foundations (ESF) school
After the meeting with Chief Executive Lam, Prince Carl Philip, together with the EdTech delegation, visit a school that is run by English Schools Foundation, the largest foundation that offers international education in Hongkong.
- Lunch with Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Yau is hosting a luncheon where Prince Carl Philip, together with founder of BODW Victor Lo, and representatives from Hong Kong Design Centre, attend.
- Visit to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Prince Carl Philip visits Hong Kong Science and Technology Park where about 600 companies are located. During the visit Prince Carl Philip will among other visit Karolinska Institut's Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, and Gold Peak Design Centre.
- Gala dinner
The day is concluded with a gala dinner, with Prince Carl Philip as a guest of honur, hosted by the Swedish Consulate General and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on Hongkong. Invited guests are Chief Executive Carrie Lam, representatives for the Hongkong enterprise, Swedish companies and members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hongkong. Princess Birgitta is attending the gala dinner in her role as protector of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. The chef Björn Franzén ic creating the dinner.
Thursday 7 December
- Visit to Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW)
The last day in Hongkong commence with Prince Carl Philip attending the inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at BODW. The pavilion includes, more than the participating companies, the exhibition ”Ung Svensk Form”.
- Visit to Vocational Training Centre (VTC)
After this Prince Carl Philip visits Philip Vocational Training Centre (VTC). VTC is the largest public institute in Hongkong that offers educations and internships within the restaurant and hotel sector. During the visit to VTC, lunch is served on the theme from earth to table.
- Visit to the photo exhibition "Swedish Dads"
After lunch Prince Carl Philip attends the inauguration of the photo exhibition "Swedish Dads". Consul General Helena Storm inaugurates the exhibition that is showed at a well-known department store in Hongkong. The exhibition is based on photographer Johan Bävman's photos av dads staying home with their kids.
- Visit to Mid-Levels Escalator och Victoria Peak
After this Prince Carl Philip takes the escalator, Mid-Levels Escalator, to Victoria Peak. Mid-Levels Escalator is the world's longest outdoors escalator and connects the central and western district of the Hongkong island with the areas SoHo and Mid-Levels. Victoria Peak is the highest point of the är Hongkong island, with a view of the island and Kowloon.
- Creative Talks at METTA
In the afternoon Prince Carl Philip attends a seminar on design and creativity that is arranged by the Consulate General, Business Sweden, and the Chamber of Commerce's committee Creative Swedes. The members of Creative Swedes are companies based in Hongkong within the cultural and creative sectors.
METTA is a meeting place and platform where entrepreneurs from around the world could meet and network.
- Dinner at Baker House
To conclude the visit in Hongkong Prince Carl Philip attends a dinner at baker House in Hongkong. Official representatives from the Hongkong government, the EdTech delegation, and representatives from some of the universities in Hongkong, are also attending the dinner.