Melco Resorts & Entertainment held a closing ceremony at City of Dreams Macau on Sunday for its “2021 Guangdong Hong Kong Macau Greater Bay Area Integrated Resort Sustainability Case Study Competition -” Start Young “Hospitality Management Professional Challenge” – a competition co-organized with the University of Macao.
“Start Young” is Macau’s first integrated resort business case study competition exploring the theme of sustainability and introduces Melco’s “Above & Beyond” sustainability strategy to participating students.
Aiming to help them better understand field business operations and identify sustainable optimization solutions through field visits, the program included 22 rounds of site visits and two rounds of virtual seminars on sustainability and ecological tours. More than 330 students from 25 high schools and universities in the Grande Baie region took part in the competition.
At the heart of Melco’s ‘Above & Beyond’ strategy is the goal of the Company’s President and CEO, Lawrence Ho, to inspire customers to join us on our journey to sustainability – to achieve that a sustainable future is a better future for all, ”said Melco’s executive vice president. Chairman and Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer, Akiko Takahashi.
“The ‘Start Young’ initiative aims to help instill the value and importance of sustainable development for students in the Grande Baie region. This is a valuable collaboration with the University of Macau to celebrate their 40e anniversary, and we thank Professor Chen for his leadership.
Professor Jean Chen, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, said, “We appreciated the tremendous support from Melco and all the supporting organizations to help us run the ‘Start Young “. The initiative aims to improve students’ understanding and interest in business knowledge through site inspection and business cases.
“We hope to promote better business knowledge among young people in the Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area and hope that all participants have acquired and learned from the competition. We will continue to work closely with the academic community, industry and society, both nationally and internationally, to cultivate talent in Macau and beyond. “