The 35th World Conference is underway!
7 July 2014
The 35th World Conference officially began on Sunday 6th of July. Delegates, volunteers, and World Association staff members have already had an exciting time of keynote speeches, dragon dances, and meeting with fellow Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all around the world.
Before the official opening ceremony, there was a young women's conference on Saturday 5 July. Young Women delegates came together to discuss leadership, body confidence, and how they can get the most out of the World Conference. The delegates were sent out into Hong Kong on challenges, which helped them discover their leadership skills and get to know eachother.
For the daily update on the Young Women's Conference, please visit 'The Latest' page on the World Conference section of the website.
On Sunday attendees starting the day in special interest groups, where Member Organizations grouped together to discuss topics such as: environment issues, gender, and other special interest groups such as New International Commissioners.
The delegates then were able to view presentations of the Triennial Report, Membership Strategy, Strategic Plan, and heard from keynote speaks HRH Princess Benidkte and Princess Mabel Van Oranje.
The evening ended with the opening ceremony put on by Hong Kong Girl Guides, which included a traditional dragon dance and a full chinese banquet!
Today the attendees are attending sessions which include the introduction of World Board nominees, dicussions on quote, World Centre's and the interational experience, and will commence in the evening with a speed-dating session the World Board nominees.On Tuesday the World Board will be elected, and the delegates will come together for a night of fun at the International Evening/World Market.
Thanks to everyone in Hong Kong and at home for making the 35th World Conference the best one so far.