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19th Francophonie Festival -Press Conference & Distinguished Lecture
 
 
Date: 12 March 2019 
 
== 19th Francophonie Festival ==

We are very pleased to announce you that the 19th Francophonie Festival will be officially launched at The University of Hong Kong, thanks to our fruitful partnership with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Global Lounge. You are cordially invited to this festive kick-off!

Date: 12/3/2019 
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Global Lounge, G/F Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong 

Rundown
11:00 – 11:30 Press Conference of Francophonie Festival 2019 (in English) 
11:30 – 12:30 Conference by the Academician Dany Laferrière (in French, with simultaneous translation in English)
12:30 – 13:00 Refreshment

Free admission 
 
Francophonie Festival in Hong Kong is an annual celebration to discover the cultural diversity of the French-speaking communities through a series of cultural and educational events in link with the International Day of la Francophonie, which is celebrated all around the world on 20thMarch.

This year, the 19th Francophonie Festival in Hong Kong will be launched under the patronage of our guest of honour, the Canadian novelist and French Academician, Dany Laferrière, in the presence of Consuls General of Belgium, Canada, France, Greece and Switzerland and the Director of the Alliance Française Hong Kong. After Press Conference, Mr Laferrière will deliver an inaugural lecture on the quintessential role of books and reading in a world rhythmed by immediacy of the news. 
 
Don’t hesitate to share this invitation with colleagues and students who could be interested in this event!
 
Poster and map to the venu: Francophonie Grand Opening in HKU.PDF 
 
 
     
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