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Hong Kong, China

January 17 - 19, 2020

Sumner, Xiaohang

Fair Organizer:
Xiaohang Sumner

January 17 - 19, 2020


Fair Organizer: Xiaohang Sumner

The Hong Kong fair is held right in the middle of the height of the recruiting season, on the campus of the Chinese International School in central Hong Kong, atop Braemar Hill and overlooking the beautiful harbor.

Started over ten years ago, the Hong Kong fair has experienced tremendous growth and is attended by schools from around the world looking for candidates of all nationalities who are currently based in Asia. 

It is, just like Hong Kong, the Gateway to and from the Orient.

80% of the candidates are a diverse range of nationalities from all over the world, while 20% of candidates are ethnically Chinese. 

This fair is not as competitive as some of the bigger fairs and we will keep a good candidate:school ratio. It is not rare for good candidates to walk away with multiple offers in hand.

The Hong Kong fair will open its books for school and candidate registrations in August 2019. As we were full last year and expect even more growth next year, we will ask people to register as early as possible in 2019-20 to reserve a spot.


The vast majority of candidates attending the HK Fair have international curriculum experience (e.g. IB) with over 50% having more than 10 years international school experience.

Around 60% of the candidates attending the fair came from outside Hong Kong.

Typically 25% of all hires made as a result of the Hong Kong fair are from schools based in Hong Kong, the rest are from mainland China, the other parts of Asia and the world.

3e International School

ACS Doha International School

ACS International Schools

Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

Alcanta International College, Guangzhou

American School Hong Kong

Australian International School, Vietnam

BASIS International Guangzhou

BASIS International School Hangzhou

BASIS International School Nanjing

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour

BASIS International School Shenzhen

Beijing Kaiwen Academy

Beijing Royal School

BIBS, Upper East Side Campus

Bromsgrove School Mission Hills

Canadian International School Beijing

Canadian International School Guangzhou

Carmel School Association Elsa High School

Chinese International School

Creative Secondary School

Daystar Academy

Discovery Bay International School

GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang

Genesis Global School

Green Oasis School

Hangzhou International School

HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)

HD Shanghai School (Hurtwood House China)

Hong Kong Academy

International School of Hyderabad

International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

I-Shou International School, Kaohsiung

Ivy Collegiate Academy, Taichung

Jiaxing Nanhu Alliance (Bilingual) School

Little Scholar Academy

Malvern College Qingdao

Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Overseas Chinese Academy Suzhou

Qingdao Amerasia International School

Seoul Foreign School

Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School

Shanghai Singapore International School

Shanghai United International School, Gubei Campus

Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus

Shanghai United International School, Pudong Campus

Shanghai Vanke Bilingual School

Shekou International School

Shen Wai International School

Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada

Shenzhen College of International Education

The Affiliated High School of Peking University - Dalton Academy

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy

The International School of Macao

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls, Abu Dhabi

Tsinghua University High School International

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Whittle School & Studios - Shenzhen

Zhuhai International School


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"Just wanted to let you know I've accepted a job at OCAS. I had a great experience with Search Associates and the HK job fair was fantastic. I had eleven schools interview me and five offers." — Ryan Tannenbaum (2017)
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"Thank you to Search Associates for the professional services and assistance with our job search. We are very happy with the opportunity to join Hangzhou International school, and very pleased that they were searching for 'veterans' who could add depth to their expanding school." — Marisa Confait (2017)
"Once again I would like to take the time to thank you for organizing the fair and offering your guidance. I have already signed my contract and just deactivated my account. I hope this will be an exciting experience for me professionally and a good choice for my family. It looks very promising!" — Emilija Simonovska Stojanovski (2017)
"I'd like to thank you for all the work you do in setting up these fair opportunities for us all. I'm glad I decided to come to the fair this weekend. It was fairly laid back and very positive. It was run efficiently and everyone I was in contact with was very professional, from associates to recruiters to candidates. I will surely recommend Search to other teachers and use you all if I'm job hunting again in the future. The hope is that it won't be for a long time! May Thanks." — Nick Staffa (2017)
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"Thank you for organizing such a great job fair for everyone! I am very excited for the opportunity to teach at Shanghai United!" — Adam Burgetz (2016)

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