As a grand finale to this year’s Hong Kong Festival, HKNZBA held our Annual Gala Dinner at the Cordis last Thursday, 23 August. This year, we had an overwhelming turnout with over 140 attendees, including Auckland Mayor, Mr. Phil Goff, and Director of HKETO Sydney, Mr. Raymond Fan. Guests were also treated to a sharing by celebrity speaker Mr. Mike Allsop. An airline pilot by day, Mike had achieved numerous achievements including climbing Mount Everest, and completing seven marathons, in seven continents, in seven days. Many of us were not only impressed by such great feats, but were inspired and reminded to dare to dream and to work to achieve those dreams!
In addition to the eventful evening with joy and laughter, we also saw strong competition on certain items at our silent auction. All proceeds have gone to the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust, a charity organisation that oversees programs including the Kiwi-Dragon Cultural Exchange Scholarship program, which provides support to local young Kiwis in financial difficulties, and providing them with a meaningful Chinese cultural experience trip. Our success at this event is only possible with the continued support from our sponsors including Cathay Pacific, The Cordis, HKETO, HKTDC, InvestHK.
Thank you to all our guests for your great patience. The photos of the Hong Kong Festival Annual Gala Dinner have now been uploaded to the following Drop box link. https://lnkd.in/gSm7atH
Once again, thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Hong Kong Festival. We hope you enjoyed the networking opportunities from this year’s festival and we look forward to seeing you all at our future events.