Sands China Organises Second “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Visit” Professionalism Training for Team Members

Team members visit Shenzhen to promote cultural exchange

(Macao, Feb. 13, 2019) – Sands China Ltd. recently led a delegation to Shenzhen, as part of the company’s professionalism training initiatives.


The second
“Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Visit” was co-organised by Sands China Ltd. and the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association to deepen employees’ understanding of national development and the Greater Bay Area, helping them better understand the area’s business environment, develop their professional confidence and broaden their horizons.


The delegation comprised nearly 60 senior management team members. Their visit to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone had the aim of
encouraging cooperation and exchange between industry professionals from Macao and their counterparts in the Greater Bay Area.


The Sands China delegation started their tour with a visit to Seafront Towers, the headquarters of Tencent Holdings Limited, the Chinese multinational corporation behind popular Internet-related services and products like QQ and WeChat.

Led by Tencent staff, the delegation visited different parts of the towers such as office areas, fitness rooms and the exhibition hall, getting a glimpse of some of Tencent’s latest technologies, such as the company’s Youtu face verification technology, face detection security system, and the various interactive functions of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) facilities that visitors can try via cell phones.


The delegation then had a meeting with senior Tencent management and was welcomed by Tencent Cloud President Qiu Yuepeng. The two parties shared ideas with each other on cooperation and exchange within the Greater Bay Area.


In the afternoon, the delegation visited the OCT Loft Creative Culture Park, experiencing first-hand the dramatic changes in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone over the years of China’s reform and opening-up. The delegation also visited Qianhai Free Trade Zone and gained an understanding of several aspects of the zone such as planning, policymaking and positioning.


“Sands China Ltd. is very pleased to have taken this trip to Shenzhen to visit the Special Economic Zone to observe its rapid development first-hand,” said Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd. “As a meeting point between Chinese and Western culture, Macao sees tourism and leisure as its core economic focus as it develops into a world centre of tourism and leisure. We hope that by visiting top-notch companies such as Tencent, we can nourish our innovative spirit, and combine it with our traditional service excellence to elevate the customer experience to the next level.”


Invited guests of honour at the event included Wen; Dean Zhao, vice president of e-commerce for Venetian Macau Limited; around 60 Sands China senior management team members; and executives from the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association : President Wang Haitao, Executive Vice President Zhang Jin and Secretary General Zheng Yingfeng.


Sands China has always strived to enhance the professional skills of its 28,000 team members through various avenues. Apart from the first “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Visit” to Foshan’s Shunde district, the company has set up banner stands at its properties and video screens showing a professionalism education documentary series in order to raise team members’ awareness and understanding of professionalism education. In addition, the company's Professionalism Training for Team Members programme, co-organised with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), was launched in July 2016 and has since trained more than 3,700 team members to date. The company targets to train a total of 7,500 team members during the first five years of the programme.

Team members visit

Team members visit

Photo caption: A delegation of senior management team members from Sands China visits the headquarters of Tencent Holdings Limited Jan. 28, getting a glimpse of some of Tencent’s latest technologies. Sands China Ltd. led the delegation to Shenzhen as part of the company’s professionalism training initiatives.

Team members visit

Team members visit

Photo caption: A delegation from Sands China visits Shenzhen’s OCT Loft Creative Culture Park Jan. 28 during the second “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Visit” co-organised by Sands China Ltd. and the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association. They experienced the dramatic changes in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone that have taken place over the years of China’s reform and opening-up.

Team members visit

Team members visit

Photo caption: A delegation of senior management team members from Sands China visits Shenzhen’s Qianhai Free Trade Zone Jan. 28, gaining an understanding of several aspects of the zone such as planning, policymaking and positioning. Sands China Ltd. led the delegation to Shenzhen as part of the company’s professionalism training initiatives.

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About
Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


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