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International Conference on Developments and Trends on Public Administration into the Third Decade of the 21st Century

Event Date

18 Jun 2020 (Thursday)




PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus

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About the Conference

The Conference is jointly organized by Hong Kong Public Administration Association (HKPAA) and the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) (with its constituent units: the School of Professional and Executive Development (SPEED) and the Hong Kong Community College (HKCC)) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to mark the 30th Anniversary of HKPAA and the 20th Anniversary of SPEED.


Conference Theme

Developments and Trends on Public Administration into the Third Decade of the 21st Century



1. Review of public administration in the first two decades - successes, failures and lessons learnt.

2. Policy directions and recommendations for the third decade.

3. Opportunities, challenges and future directions of “One Country, Two Systems” under China.

4. Developments of the Greater Bay Area & Belt and Road Initiative.

5. Impacts of digital and artificial intelligence and big data on public governance.

6. Impacts of the social unrest in Hong Kong and overseas on public governance.

7. Comparative analysis of public administration and policy - Asia and the Western perspectives.

8. Current issues and challenges in various policy areas, including healthcare, social service, housing, transport, education, economics, tourism, environment, law and order, and technology.


Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Peter Fong, President, HKPAA; Prof. Peter P. Yuen, Dean, CPCE, PolyU


Conference Structure

Part 1 plenary sessions: Academics and experts from Switzerland, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, mainland China, Hong Kong and some other countries will be invited to speak and present papers.

Part 2 parallel sessions: There will be presentations, from this Call for Papers exercise, by academics, students and practitioners in public sector management and related fields on various subthemes.


Submission of Abstracts/Papers

Please submit abstracts (400 words) with full name, name of institution, job title, email and contact number to Dr. Alice Te, at and Dr. Vincent Law at asap before 1 May 2020. Notification of acceptance for presentation will be provided two weeks after submission. No registration fee will be charged.


Full papers (4000 to 7000 words) and presentation PPTs should be submitted by 5 June 2020. Submitted full paper will be considered for publication in the Public Administration and Policy Journal, published by HKPAA and HK PolyU SPEED in Emerald’s platform.