Posted by Nikki Barnard


1st - 2nd August

Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong

The aim of the summit

GradConnection is excited to be hosting the 2017 Returnee Summit from 1 - 2 August in Hong Kong. The aim of the summit is to connect top employers with renowned overseas universities for face-to-face networking opportunities. In order to select top graduates for your organisation, it is crucial to establish and build relationships with these leading universities.

Aware of the tremendous need for improved employability outcomes for international students studying in Australia, the UK and USA, GradConnection has partnered with various universities with the aim of providing employers with access to top returnee students. A mutually-beneficial relationship, GradConnection and partnered universities are here to bridge the gap between returnee students and employers.

At the 2017 GradConnection Returnee Summit, our goal is to help employers and universities share ideas with each other and in so doing eliminating information asymmetry.

The summit program

The summit will be held over two days where employers will have the opportunity to meet and network directly with universities on day one and on day two, attend a career fair and be introduced to those attending university’s students who have already returned home.

Below is an outline of the sessions provided:

DAY 1 - Networking event and panel session for employers and universities (6pm to late)
Location: Harbour View Room I & II, The Excelsior Hotel

There will be a networking event and panel session in the evening where your organisation will be able to:

  • Network with 30-40 reputable universities from Australia, the UK and USA.
  • Participate in a discussion panel between employers and universities. Employers will be given the platform to ask the universities questions and gain insight into their returnee students - their challenges, experiences and what more can be done.

*Drinks and light food will be provided during the event

DAY 2 - Returnee career fair (2pm - 5pm)
Location: Harbour View Rooms, The Excelsior Hotel

During the second day of the summit, a career fair will be run where employers will have the opportunity to exhibit to the attending university students who have returned home for their summer holiday. Here they will be able to meet face-to-face with returnees from Australia, the UK and USA and have the chance to showcase their employer brand as well as available job opportunities. Moreover, we will be conducting research on the attending returnee students at the fair in order to best match your company’s particular needs.  

There are only 20 career fair exhibition spaces available where you will be able to:

Career Fair Exhibition

  • Have an exhibition booth in our returnee career fair event.
  • Display your company’s logo on the GradConnection and university promotion websites.

Platinum Sponsorship

Up to three platinum sponsorship spots will be provided, which will enable you as employers to further promote your brand to universities and their students. With this sponsorship, your organisation will be able to:

  • Have an eye-catching, larger booth space in our returnee career fair event.
  • Top branding position for your organisation on the GradConnection and university promotion websites.
  • Named sponsorship to all participating universities.

Register to reserve your space:

Day 1: Networking and Panel Session - FREE OF CHARGE

Day 2: Career Fair Exhibition - USD $500

Day 3: Platinum Sponsorship - USD $1,500


Click here for more information and to register


Please register and reserve for the Summit, contact Tony Ye [email protected]


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