Category Archives: Hong Kong Festival

Annual Gala Dinner

The Annual Gala Dinner was held at the Wintergarden of the exclusive Northern Club in Auckland. There were approximately 130 attendees, who also had networking opportunities over a four-course meal. Minister of Parliament Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga was invited to be the keynote presenter at the Annual Gala Dinner. He is the Minister of Local Government, Minister for Ethnic Communities, Minister for Pacific Peoples, and Associate Minister of Health. The Minister spoke about the importance of New Zealand’s business ties with Hong Kong and Greater China, and the wealth of cultural and business benefits provided by the strong, and growing relationship.

We also conducted a Silent Auction at the Annual Gala Dinner, in which all proceeds were donated to the Neonatal Trust, a charity that works to provide, and coordinate, support to families of neonatal (premature or sick full-term) babies. With the help of our sponsors Cathay Pacific and the Langham Auckland (who donated a return flight to Hong Kong and a stay at the hotel respectively) as well as other parties, this year we raised approximately NZD 3,000 for the Trust.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this evening possible: Cathay Pacific Airways, The Langham Auckland, HSBC, InvestHK and HKETO.

For more photos please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hknzba/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1218364934893548

Photo Credit: Hillie Chan

Hong Kong Festival Business Seminar 2016

For the Hong Kong Festival this year we conducted a Business Seminar in Auckland and Wellington with Mr Peter Nixon, an internationally renowned speaker and business advisor, who has spent over 25 years in Hong Kong. Mr Nixon was invited to New Zealand by HKNZBA and he delivered presentations in both Auckland and Wellington. The attendees were educated, entertained and informed aboutg the future of Hong Kong, its relevance to China and the Pearl River Delta, the Hong Kong business psyche and the risks and opportunities of doing business in Mainland China.

Ms Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) also travelled from Sydney to speak at our Auckland event. She highlighted the advantages of trading in Hong Kong, and using Hong Kong as a platform to conduct business with China and the wider Asia region. Ms Shek also outlined the services that HKTDC offers to HKNZBA members.

We would like to thank our sponsors, as well as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Auckland), and Chapman Tripp (Wellington) for offering their venues.

Please visit our Facebook site for photos: https://www.facebook.com/hknzba/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1218361531560555

Hong Kong Festival 2016

HKNZBA cordially invites you to the Hong Kong Festival 2016. Please find the details of the events below.

Please RSVP via our contact form here.

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AUCKLAND / WELLINGTON – Business Seminar

For the 2016 Hong Kong Festival business seminar, HKNZBA are proud to bring to you from Hong Kong Mr Peter Nixon.  Peter is an internationally renowned speaker whose workshops are popular for their pace, practicality, humour and engagement.  They are often rated the best workshops people have ever attended.

Peter’s mantra is The Solution is in the Dialogue©, and he is a showcase speaker for leading universities and management institutes around the world.  He has appeared on TEDx, CNBC, Discovery Channel, TV5, TVB and Media Corp. 

Peter has spent more than 25 years in Hong Kong.  In this Seminar he will share his views on Hong Kong’s future, its relevance to China and the Pearl River Delta, the Hong Kong business psyche and the risks and opportunities of Mainland China.

Ms Bonnie Shek*, the Director, Australia & New Zealand, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will also be speaking. The HKTDC’s mission is to create opportunities for companies, focusing on delivering value by promoting trade in goods and services, while connecting the world’s small and medium-sized enterprises through Hong Kong’s business platform.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to meet Peter and Bonnie and network with other attendees over drinks and a delicious canapé menu that has been specifically designed for the event.

Spaces are limited – we look forward to seeing you there.

Auckland:

DATE: Thursday 18 August 6pm
VENUE:
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Level 6 (Boardroom 3), 139 Quay Street, Auckland Central
DRESS:
Business Attire
Members: $25
Non-Members:
$40

Wellington:

DATE: Monday 22 August 6pm
VENUE:
Chapman Tripp, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
DRESS:
Business Attire
Members: $25
Non-Members:
$40

*Ms Bonnie Shek will only be present at the Auckland seminar.

 

AUCKLAND – Grand Annual Gala Dinner

To conclude the celebration of the 2016 Hong Kong Festival, please join us for an evening of fine food and entertainment at The Northern Club. There will be a three-course meal, great entertainment and ample opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and business people.

DATE: Thursday 25 August 7pm
VENUE:
Wintergarden at The Northern Club, 19 Princes St, Auckland Central
DRESS:
Black Tie
Members: $100
Non-Members:
$125Table of 10: $900

 

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us at our Festival. Kindly RSVP to me by email or 09 307 1216 by Monday 8 August for all events. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

(Auckland) Hong Kong Festival – Grand Annual Gala Dinner

HKNZBA celebrated the Hong Kong Festival on the 27 August by holding a Banquet Dinner at the Langham Auckland.

HKNZBA felt incredibly fortunate for Minister Hon Todd McClay’s attendance as the keynote speaker of the event. His presentation was insightful and interactive. Minister McClay is the Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Associate Minister of Trade.

Other highlights from the evening included the noodle-pulling performance, especially our Association’s President’s own attempt at making the noodles.

There was also a silent auction and a lucky draw, with prizes from our sponsors Cathay Pacific, the Langham Auckland, KVB Kunlun New Zealand Limited, Forest Harrison Lawyers, the Waitemata Honey Company, the Neonatal Trust, and HKETO. HKNZBA was incredibly pleased to raise $3250.00 for the Neonatal Trust, which provides support to families of premature or sick full-term babies as they make their journey through neonatal care, the transition home, and onwards.

Special thanks to our sponsors, speaker Minister Hon Todd McClay, Bernard Lo, Deputy-Director of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office, and the Langham Auckland for hosting this wonderful event.

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On 26 August 2015, the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association hosted a Business Seminar in conjunction with HKETO and HKTDC.

We had the privilege of hearing from a range of international speakers who had flown from Hong Kong and Australia.

Mr Mark Clift, the Chief Operations Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd (“Cyberport”), gave an insight into the growing digital market in Hong Kong, and the offerings of Cyberport.  Mr Clift also gave this presentation at our lunch seminar Wellington on the 28 August.

Dr Simon Galpin, Director-General of Invest HK gave a report on the investment and business market in Hong Kong, and highlighted the growth and potential for start ups.

Finally, Ms Bonnie Shek, Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, described the opportunities in Hong Kong for international trade and outlined the various trade fairs available in the coming year.

(Auckland) MasterChef Banquet Dinner

To celebrate the end of the Hong Kong Festival, HKNZBA was delighted to host a Banquet Dinner at the Floating Pavilion, Viaduct Harbour on 28 August 2014.  We were very happy to be able to work in collaboration with Tanisha Kemp and Verena Doolabh from Masterchef NZ 2014 for this event.  The girls who finished in fourth place on the hit television show, specially designed a Cantonese-fusion menu for this event.  Highlights from the menu included XO Broth with Cloudy Bay clams and steamed Chinese Red Date Puddings with Coconut Butterscotch Sauce.

Guests had the opportunity to hear about Tanisha and Verena’s incredible experience on the show while enjoying some delicious food. There was also a silent auction on the night with prizes from our sponsors Cathay Pacific, the Langham Hotel, Auckland, HKTDC and Estuary Art Awards Winner Wei Lun Ha. HKNZBA was very happy to raise $3,848.00 for St John New Zealand.

Special thanks to our sponsors, speakers Arthur Au, Director of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office (Sydney) and Bonnie Shek, Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Office (Australia and Sydney), the Floating Pavilion for hosting and to Tanisha and Verena for their delicious cuisine.

(Auckland) University Career Talk

HKNZBA was delighted to hold their annual Career Talk for university students at the University of Auckland.  Interested students were able to learn about job opportunities in Hong Kong and about the wider job market in the Asia-Pacific region.  Speakers included Bernard Lo, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in Sydney, and representatives from CPA Australia and the Langham, Auckland. Thank you to the University of Auckland for hosting this event.

(Auckland) Business Seminar with Andrew Leung and Dr. Stephen Noakes

In continuation of the Hong Kong Festival, we had Andrew Leung and Dr Stephen Noakes speak to guests about China’s position today.  Dr Stephen Noakes, from the University of Auckland’s Political Science Department, spoke about the challenges Hong Kong faces as China moves towards establishing closer ties with this region. Andrew Leung spoke about the Chinese ‘economic miracle’ and the implications of this on a regional and global scale.  The seminar was followed by drinks and canapés for attendees. Thank you very much to the Langham, Auckland for hosting this great event.