Friday, August 18 2023, 6:00 PM - 10:00 pm
2023 Annual Gala Dinner


The 2023 Gala Dinner will be held at the Jade Room, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland on the Friday the 18th of August 2023, co-hosted and generously sponsored by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney. The evening will commence with pre-dinner drinks at 6 pm, followed by the banquet dinner from 7:00 pm. All faces, old and new to the HKNZBA community, are welcome to join for what will be an incredible evening.

The evening will include a three-course silver service meal with drinks, special entertainment, lucky prize draws, silent auctions and ample opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and businesspeople in the HK-NZ community. We welcome everyone who would like to participate in this fantastic event. 

HKNZBA are pleased to announce the attendance of Mr Shijie Chen, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Auckland.

We also look forward to welcoming the evening’s esteemed keynote speaker, Andrew Seabrook from New Zealand Bloodstock. 

Andrew is the long-standing Managing Director at this leading auction house, responsible for selling champion New Zealand racehorses to the world. With more than 30 years working in the company, Andrew has travelled worldwide promoting the New Zealand breeding industry and the company’s regular sales throughout the year. He has extensive experience and relationships with a global database of buyers, agents, trainers and racing industry participants, particularly those in Hong Kong as one of the world’s premier racing jurisdictions and major market of NZB’s auction sales. 

Pricing as follows:

HKNZBA Members: $150Table of 10: $1,350Non-Members: $180, Table of 10: $1,600.

Young Professionals: We are pleased to organise a special table for students at a discounted rate of $100 per ticket. Get in touch if eligible and interested!

Please note that this is a Black Tie event and will have a formal dress code. 

Please kindly RSVP by Friday 10th August at the latest. If you intend to take advantage of the special pricing for booking a table of ten, please reply directly to organise. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cahlin Abert, Executive Director, on +64 9 307 1216 or

On behalf of the HKNZBA Executive Committee, we look forward to welcoming you soon to celebrate our Hong Kong Festival and enjoy a grand evening within the HK-NZ community

A massive thank you to our sponsors: HKETO, HK invest, Cathay Pacific, Cordis Hotels and HKTDC

Please make cheques payable to ‘Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association’ and either post or take into the office. For more information contact

Terms and Condition

  • No-shows will be billed.
  • No invoice will be issued for payment processing.
  • A tax receipt will be issued upon request and receipt of payment.