pre-agm reception - "testing the resilience and flexibility of hong kong post-covid19"

Thursday, September 17th 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-AGM Reception - "Testing the Resilience and Flexibility of Hong Kong post-COVID19"

Date:September 17, 2020 (Thursday)
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Registration begins 5:30 pm)
Venue:Champagne Bar, 
Grand Hyatt, 
Lobby Level, 1 Harbour Road, 
 Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Event Fee*: Members: HKD 650
Guest of Lifetime/Patron Members: HKD 850

*Light refreshments and a drink will be served. 2nd drink and onward on cash bar. RSVPs required as seats are limited. Registration confirmed only upon payment. Please click "Register Now" below to reserve your seat(s)!

***As we are uncertain of government restrictions in September, please email Cindy at to express interest and reserve a seat and a payment link will be sent closer to date!***


Event Description

We cordially invite all our Members and Alumni to join us for a reception before our Annual General Meeting to hear from our Keynote Speaker, Hon. Bernard Chan GBS JP, please see rundown below: 

5:30pm - Registration
6:00pm - Cocktail Reception
6:35pm - Keynote Speech by Hon. Bernard Chan GBS JP
7:05pm - Q&A Session
7:30pm - Mingling Session
8:00pm - Event Ends

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Bernard Chan GBS JP is a deputy to the National People’s Congress of China, a non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council (2004-09 and from 2012) and (from 2017) the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (1998-2008). 

A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Holdings and Chairman of Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd.  He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in financial services and is a director of Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company in Thailand.

Among his public service activities, he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd, Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Chairman of Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd., Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Our Hong Kong Foundation.  Past positions include Council Chair of Lingnan University, Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings and Chairman of the two Standing Committees on Disciplined Services and Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.  He was also a Trustee of Pomona College.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002, and a Commander (3rd Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand in 2004.  In 2006, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government.  He has been conferred honorary degrees from Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong and Savannah College of Art and Design.

After this private reception, we will host our Club's Annual General Meeting. Please join us to hear what we have done in the past year, learn more about the plans we have for the Club in the coming year and to meet our Board. Please register for the AGM via this link


For membership details, please visit or email Cindy at



HK$650 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$650 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$850 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Wednesday, July 29th 2020

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Thursday, July 30th 2020

(Prospect/Guest) : Thursday, September 17th 2020

Sign Up Deadline

Friday, September 11th 2020

Time & Location

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Champagne Bar, Grand Hyatt, Lobby Level, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

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