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Event Bookings and Cancellation Policy

To make sure your bookings are definite, your payment must reach us 1 week before the event unless special arrangement is made.

A full refund will only be issued if a notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to the event (excluding weekends and bank holidays).

PLEASE NOTE: If you encounter a problem when making a combined members/non members payment or for more than one event, purchasing them as separate transactions will solve the issue. Multiple purchases of the same ticket should work normally.


Upcoming Events

(Please scroll down for further details on these events or click on the links to view them individually)

Panel Discussion ‘Hong Kong as Asia’s Wealth Centre’ – 20 November

Regional Supper in Tunbridge Wells – 24 November

HKSYM Festive Karaoke – 24 November

Annual Lecture with Dan Bradshaw – 5 December


Hong Kong as Asia’s Wealth Centre

Date: Monday 20th November
Venue: UBS, 5 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS (7th floor, room 28)
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
Format: Evening panel discussion followed by networking with canapés provided

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The Hong Kong Society in collaboration with CAN-UK (Cultural Awareness Network) invites HKS Members to attend a unique panel discussion where some special guest speakers will talk about the future prospects of Hong Kong and the Far East in respect of economic development, wealth creation and finance.

With a diverse and expert panel from across a range of industries ready to take your questions, do join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening offering valuable insights into Asian culture.

Speaker profiles:

Mark Gray, UK Export Finance
This event will be moderated by guest speaker Mark Gray in his role as Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society
Mark works in the Civil, Infrastructure and Energy department at UK Export Finance. He is formerly Managing Director, Corporate Development at Standard Chartered Bank. He had responsibility for the origination, analysis and execution of acquisitions and disposals for Standard Chartered. His career started in Hong Kong in 1994; he studied at Cambridge and SOAS.

Geoffrey Yu, Head of the Investment Office UK, UBS Wealth Management
Geoffrey Yu is Head of the Investment Office UK at UBS Wealth Management. He provides cross-asset investment and trading ideas, incorporating the House View and TAA. Before joining UBS Wealth Management in January 2016, Geoffrey served as the senior G10 FX Strategist for UBS Investment Bank for a decade in London and Zurich. Born in Beijing, Geoffrey spent the bulk of his childhood in the UK before returning to China for secondary education. He holds a double BA in Mathematics and Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and an MSc in Finance from the LSE.

Mr. Stephen Ball, Lead Partner, KPMG UK
Stephen Ball has served as CEO, Vice Chairman and Member of the Boards of Directors of Global Financial Institutions, Multinational Companies and leading Professional Services Firms. He practised law in the UK and USA before moving into Investment Banking in Asia-Pacific, the GCC and Europe. Stephen has 25 years of global experience of leadership and advising upon financial services, risk, strategy and corporate governance to the world’s leading global banks and companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and governments.

He has been awarded The Freedom of the City of London, Euromoney named him in ‘The Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers’ and The Lawyer listed him as one of ‘The Hot 100 Lawyers’ in the UK.

Jeffrey Lee, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
Jeffrey is a senior associate and advises individuals, families, trustees and private banks both in the UK and abroad, on taxation, trusts and estate planning.  He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and has a focus on clients in East Asia. Jeffrey has particular experience in advising non-UK domiciled families on pre-immigration tax planning, including the application of the statutory residence test and the remittance basis of taxation.  He also advises banks on the setting up of accounts for UK resident non-UK domiciled clients.

Pamela Kember-Tong, Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House London
Pamela Kember-Tong, is an Art Historian and Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House London, responsible for the cultural and educational programmes relating to over 40 countries of Asia and of the Asian diaspora. She grew up in Hong Kong before taking up her undergraduate studies in Art History in the UK. Ms Kember-Tong is an art advisor, art critic and former lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School, Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong, and a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Chinese University, Department of Architecture. She is a member of the international Advisory Board of the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.

Cultural Awareness Network (CAN)
CAN is targeted at all UBS employees. We want you to help us increase our reach and influence by recommending a friend/colleague at UBS to join the Cultural Awareness Network. To become a new member, please ask your colleagues to register here

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Regional Supper in Tunbridge Wells

Date: Friday 24th November 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Dragon Tan Chinese Restaurant, 83 Calverley Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY
Cost: £30 per person (members) / £35 per person (non-members)

‘Regional lunches or suppers’, for members of the Hong Kong Society and those who want to maintain links with others with interests in, and connections with, Hong Kong, have worked well. These can be arranged wherever significant numbers of members live.

A supper has been recommended at the Dragon Tan Restaurant. The restaurant has been mainly well reviewed and is going to produce a ‘Hong Kong’ Menu for us. Drinks will be from a cash bar.

We will aim to finish by 9.00 pm. Car parking is not a problem.

All members who live anywhere near are cordially invited to attend. The aim of this supper is to have a reunion of friends and others who know Hong Kong. It will only be really successful if members encourage others to come too: please do spread the word about the event and encourage as many as possible to attend.

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Festive Karaoke

Date: Friday 24th November
Venue: Firecracker, 44 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P 2AF
Time: 18:30 until 01:00 (close)
Cost:  £30 per person (members) / £35 per person (non-members) Price includes food

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Are you a budding Adele? Can you sing like Eason? Come show off your skills at our Karaoke night on Friday 24 November 2017 from 6.30pm at Firecracker restaurant in Westminster. We have booked a private room so members and friends can show off their vocal talents in a safe environment.  At Firecracker the songlist is updated every two weeks, so you’ll be sure to find songs to suit!

Ticket price includes dinner from a Pan-Asian menu, with drinks available from a cash bar on the night.

Book now as spaces are limited!

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Annual Lecture with Dan Bradshaw – ‘Kindred Spirits’ – A History of the Hong Kong Club

Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Time: 6.00pm Cash bar, 6.30pm Lecture, 8.15pm Supper
Venue: Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PX
Costs: Lecture only: £10 (members) / £15 (non-members) OR Lecture and Supper: £40 (members) / £55 (non-members)

Bradshaw-41346Dan Bradshaw is a name which will be familiar to many current and former Hong Kong residents. He has lived in HK for four decades as a prominent shipping lawyer – at Johnson Stokes and Master (now Mayer Brown JSM) for two decades as a partner and now as a Senior Consultant. He was involved in commissioning and production of the recently published ‘Kindred Spirits – A History of the Hong Kong Club’ by Vaudine England, an impressive hard back book which charts the illustrious history of this bastion of life for some in Hong Kong. Thanks to diligent archival research and interviews with over 180 subjects, “the picture that emerges is partly one of exclusivity and privilege but also, perhaps surprisingly, one of community-minded friendship and a commitment to HK”. Dan will discuss how the book came into being and relate some of the stories that were edited out…

2017-09-18 15 09 37The Club’s establishment dates back to 1846 but sadly its early history is, to a large extent, forgotten. As far as can be gathered, however, it was inaugurated as a “Taipans’ Club” for the convenience of, and as a meeting place for, the heads of the large “hongs” then existing in the Colony, occupying premises in Queen’s Road Central, facing what was the Post Office at the time. They obtained, and held, the property on the understanding that it should not be sold while any of them lived and, on those lines, the Club served its purpose for many years until only two of the original founders remained. They disposed of the property, which was rented by the newly formed Members’ Club, in 1886.

A cash bar will be available from 6.00 pm and for a short time after the lecture.

A two course supper with Dan Bradshaw and other participants will be organised in the same private room in the club after the lecture, finishing no later than 9.30pm. Please book below if you would like to join.

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