In 2008, former World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking participant Geneieve Antono returned to Hong Kong and began a pattern of success that has lasted for many years. Having returned from her own experience of WIDPSC, she organized the Hong Kong Public Speaking Championship 2008 in order to select Hong Kong’s representatives for the 2008 WIDPSC in Backnang/Winnenden, Germany.

Dear Principals, Teachers and Debate Coaches,

On behalf of the Hong Kong Parliamentary Debating Society, I am delighted to invite your school to participate in the Hong Kong Selection Round for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships. The Hong Kong Public Speaking Championships (HKPSC) will be held at The University of Hong Kong on Saturday, 8th November 2008.

The objectives of the competition are two-fold:

  • To promote and foster a higher level of public speaking skills among high school students in Hong Kong
  • To select a six-member Hong Kong Team for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships to be held in England, March 2009 (exact dates subject to confirmation).

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss Genevieve Antono via email ( HYPERLINK “”

We look forward to seeing you at the 2008 Hong Kong Public Speaking Championships.

Yours sincerely,

Genevieve Antono
HKPSC Tournament Director
The Hong Kong Parliamentary Debating Society




In no particular order;

  • Sian C (CIS)
  • Ben Allen (LSC)
  • Jannina Phi (HKIS)
  • Arthur Chan (LSC)
  • Nicholas Gordon (SIS)
  • Yi Ling Ding (STC)

Click to see the results of Team Hong Kong at WIDPSC 2008.