HKA 2016 Past Events

HKA Membership Lunch

The Hon Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, GBM
Chief Justice, Hong Kong SAR

Date:     Monday 14th November 2016
Venue: The Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PX
Time:    12.00pm Drinks, 12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Cost:     £75 per person (members and their guests), £90 per person (non members)

chairmanThe Guest of Honour for this Association Lunch will be Hong Kong’s Chief Justice.  He is the head of the Judiciary in Hong Kong and presides in the Court of Final Appeal.

Chief Justice Ma was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1980, having been called to the English Bar in 1978.  He was appointed a QC in 1993.  He became a Judge in the Court of First Instance in 2001, a Justice of Appeal in 2002 and the Chief Judge of the High Court in 2003.  He was appointed the Chief Justice on 1 September 2010.

The relationship between the Judiciary in Hong Kong and its opposite numbers in the UK, as with other common law jurisdictions, remains close. The Chief Justice will discuss this relationship, its future and also the relationship with the Mainland judiciary. The discussion will be off the record.

 

With great thanks to

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HKA Membership Lunch

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM
Chief Secretary for Adminstration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Date: Monday 26th September 2016
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Time: 12.15pm Drinks, 12.45pm Lunch
Cost: £75 per person (HKA Members); £90 per person (Non Members)

Mrs LAM CHENG Yuet Ngor CarrieThe Chief Secretary for Administration will be the Guest of Honour at the Hong Kong Association’s Membership Lunch on 26th September.

Carrie Lam joined the Hong Kong Administrative Service in 1980. She was Director of Social Welfare (2000-2003), Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (2003-2004), Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs (2006-2007) and Secretary for Development (2007-2012). She was Director-General of the HKETO in London (2004-2006) and was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration in 2012.

Speaking to the Hong Kong Association again on her second visit to London as Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Lam will share her first-hand experiences on and insights into a wide range of social, political and economic issues, particularly on how Hong Kong capitalises on her combined advantages of “One Country” and “Two Systems” to serve as the “super-connector” between the Mainland of China and the rest of the world, to foster stronger ties between Hong Kong and the UK and to enhance Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s world city. Mrs Lam will speak for 10-15 minutes and there will be the opportunity to ask questions.

The all-in cost of this event will be £75 per head for members; this will include the pre-lunch reception and a 2 course lunch with wine. No tickets will be issued. Dress will be lounge suits.

With great thanks to

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HKA Membership Lunch

Mr Willie Walsh
Chief Executive, International Airlines Group

Date: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Venue: The Langham, London, 1c Portland Place, Regent St, London, W1B 1JA
Time: 12.30pm Drinks, 1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch

Willie Walsh IAG CEO Mr Willie Walsh will be the Guest of Honour at a members lunch, which will mark the 80th Anniversary of the landing in Hong Kong of the first scheduled airliner. The inaugural flight was by an Imperial Airways DH86 from Penang (itself a stop-over of Imperial Airways’ flights from London to Brisbane): it had one passenger. British Airways, a member of IAG and long-term member of the HK Association, continues to be a prominent carrier to Hong Kong and many destinations in China and Asia.

An Irish national, who started training as a pilot for Aer Lingus at the age of 17 and who finished his flying career captaining 737’s, Mr Walsh became the CEO of the airline in 2001 and then of British Airways in 2005. He oversaw the merger of BA with Iberia to form International Airlines Group, which has since acquired bmi (which was absorbed into British Airways), Vueling and Aer Lingus.

Mr Walsh will speak for 10-15 minutes and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

With great thanks to

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HKA Membership Lunch

Ms Barbara Woodward
British Ambassador in Beijing

Date: Thursday 17th March 2016
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Time: 12.30pm Drinks, 1.00pm Lunch

IMG_9824 HM Ambassador (2) 2The Ambassador in Beijing will be the Guest of Honour at the Hong Kong Association’s Membership Lunch on 17th March.

Barbara Woodward, CMG, OBE has been Ambassador in Beijing since February 2015. She joined the FCO in 1994 and has worked in China, Russia, the EU and at the UN.

Ms Woodward’s appointments in China, between 2003 and 2009, have included those of Political Counsellor, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission. Senior London roles in the FCO have included being Head of the EU Enlargement Section and Deputy Head of the Human Rights Policy Department and she was most recently the International Director of the UK Border Agency.

There are many issues and areas of interest between UK and China, many of them involving Hong Kong: this lunch will provide members with chances of both listening to an authoritative view and asking questions of a key participant.

The all-in cost of this event will be £75 per head for members; this will include the pre-lunch reception and a 2 course lunch with wine. No tickets will be issued. Dress will be lounge suits.


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Hong Kong Association Membership Forum & Reception

The Current Business Climate in Hong Kong

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Seaton, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Chairman: The Lord Sassoon, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council

Panel Speakers:
Andrew Weir, Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Chris Cotton, Director, China-Britain Business Council
Dan Hartveld, CTO – Red Ant
Huw Jenkins, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Dr Gerard Lyons, Committee Member, The Hong Kong Association
David Marsden, Director, UK, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Date: Tuesday 12 January 2016
Venue: Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ
Time: Seminar 6.30pm to 7.45pm. Reception 7.45pm to 8.15pm

Following the State Visit to the UK by President Xi, there is unprecedented interest in the business and investment relationship between the UK and China. Hong Kong has always played a central role in this relationship, as well as being a dynamic and major market for British companies in its own right.

In this early evening seminar the Hong Kong Association, the China Britain Business Council, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will together provide authoritative assessment on the current business climate in Hong Kong and how it sits with mainland China and the wider region. The talk and subsequent discussion is intended to inform, at senior level, companies and individuals who are currently involved commercially in Hong Kong, those considering investing or doing business there and those who would gain from assessment of the extremely active cross-boundary commerce with mainland China.

The keynote talk will be given by Andrew Seaton, the Director of the British Chamber in Hong Kong and subsequent discussion and answers to questions will be provided by a panel.

The evening is being very generously hosted by Clifford Chance, a leading member of the Hong Kong Association.  The discussion will start at 6.30 pm and drinks will be served at 7.45 pm.

Space will be limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

With great thanks to

Clifford Chance

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