Thank you for attending our award ceremony!
On this page are translations of some of the remarks that are given in Chinese.
Opening Remarks by Maggie Chan, President of the Macau Professional Speaking Association
Dear distinguished guests, judges, and contestants,
I am delighted to represent the Macau Professional Speaking Association in delivering the speech for the award ceremony of the 2nd Annual Macao-wide English Essay Competition.
This competition centers around the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with the primary objective of promoting the concept of sustainable development and encouraging everyone to focus on the development of our collective future.
The Macau Professional Speaking Association has been committed to nurturing speaking talents, promoting the culture of public speaking, providing speech training, and actively participating in community activities to facilitate social progress and development. We believe that public speaking is a crucial form of communication that allows individuals to convey their thoughts and ideas, exert influence, and inspire and motivate others.
The essay competition not only provides a platform to showcase Macao’s youth but also enhances the participants’ communication and critical thinking abilities through thinking, writing, and speaking. Additionally, through this competition, we gain a better understanding of the significance and practical methods of sustainable development, collectively addressing global development issues and contributing our efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to all the sponsors, co-organizers, and individuals from various sectors for their support. I extend my thanks to the participation of students from different schools in Macau, which has added vibrancy and diversity to this competition. I also acknowledge the dedication and efforts of the organizing committee members and association members, who have made this competition a success. Let us eagerly anticipate the outstanding works of this competition and look forward to further communication and collaboration in the future.
Thank you all!
Introduction about MPSA
Macao Professional Speaking Association is made up of professional speakers and public speaking enthusiasts, bringing together Macao’s talented speakers, including:
- International and national public speaking competition winners
- National public speaking coaches and trainers
- Large-scale public speaking event organizers and judges
We empower people to thrive and influence through public speaking and enjoy the benefits of effective communication. By setting a professional standard for public speaking, we aspire to build a training base for speakers and a platform that reaches audiences from around the world.
Schedule of Events
Schedule may change without notice
14:30 Ceremony Begins
14:40 Opening Remarks
14:50 Certificate of Appreciation Presentation
15:15 Group Photo
15:20 Essay Data Analysis
15:25 Group Awards Presentation
15:30 Category Awards Presentation and Student Representation Speeches
16:30 Student Discussion Panel
16:55 Student Group Photo
17:00 Closing Remarks and End of Event
One Free Copy. One free printed copy of the Essay Collection with all the winning works will be given to each student, school, organization or association. If you would like additional copies, you may place a pre-sale order by filling in a pre-order form separately to be picked up at our award ceremony or through 35 locations in Macao and Taipa.
**Note** We will not be selling additional copies during the event.