Hong Kong Hinrich Global Trade Leader welcome reception
It was a super exciting day! I felt honored to attend the welcome reception for new Hinrich Foundation scholars and alumni and representatives from partner universities and corporations.
Some scholars and I went to the reception directly from Asia World Expo because we had also volunteered at the Hinrich Foundation’s New Sourcing Markets Pavilion at the Global Sources exhibit. It was a long journey, but when we arrived at the party, all our exhaustion was gone. There was a splendid view outside the window.
There were also various kinds of exquisite pastries and delicacies. Partaking of the refreshments offered us the chance to gather and chat. For some, it was their first time to meet other scholars, but everyone became friends right from the start. We talked about our stay in Hong Kong, previous work experiences and future plans. It was so nice to spend time with people who shared the same ambitions I had and worked hard to realize their own dreams.
Meeting Mr. Hinrich
I was excited to meet Mr. Merle Hinrich, Founder of the Hinrich Foundation. I appreciated his support for me and other young people with dreams, so I wanted to say thanks to him in person. I was so happy because we took a photo together.
Mr. Hinrich delivered an inspiring speech about his achievements in international trade; he is still working hard to promote global trade. He presented a certificate and an autographed book to each of the new scholars.
As a future Global Trade Leader of the Hinrich Foundation, I also want to encourage other young people who are enthusiastic about global trade to participate in the Trade Career Development program of the Hinrich Foundation – and achieve their dreams.
We took snapshots that represented learning, fun, creativity and teamwork to encourage future scholars. I hope more and more young people will join us on our growth path and make a difference in international trade.
About the author – Lizzy He