hchk monthly luncheon "palace museum, gba and beyond" with the honourable bernard charnwut chan, gbm, gbs, jp

Thursday, December 2nd 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

HCHK Monthly Luncheon "Palace Museum, GBA and Beyond" with The Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBM, GBS, JP

Date: 2nd December, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Food served 11:30am - 12:30pm
Keynote speech starts 12:30pm
Venue: Sky100, International Commerce Centre (ICC),
1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon
Event Fee*:
Members: HKD800

*Refreshments and Lunch included. Tickets are LIMITED. Registration confirmed only upon payment. Please click “Register Now” below to reserve your ticket(s)!



Event Description

Following last year’s discussion on Hong Kong’s resilience post Covid-19 and the recent opening of M+ in West Kowloon, HCHK director and former president Calvin Lee (GSAS AM ‘07) is honored to invite keynote speaker, Hon. Bernard Chan GBS JP, back for an interactive dialogue in our December luncheon titled “Palace Museum, GBA and Beyond,” moderated by Gary Liu (COL AB ‘05). We will discuss the significance of the Palace Museum, and Hong Kong’s longstanding contribution to the development of arts and culture in China, building its reputation as an international arts and culture hub, and how this role will evolve in the future. Looking forward to 2022, what are the opportunities and challenges that the leadership in Hong Kong needs to focus on. The event will be held at Sky100 in West Kowloon. Special thanks to Sun Hung Kai Properties for sponsoring the venue. We cordially invite all our patrons, members and alumni to participate in this interactive lunch event and support the club’s fundraising initiatives in the coming month. Hope to re-connect with everyone.

11:20am – Registration 
11:30am – Refreshments and Lunch served
- Opening remarks by Calvin Lee (GSAS AM ’07)
- Welcome speech by Christopher Kwok (COL AB ’08)
- Fireside Chat with Hon. Bernard Chan GBS JP, moderated by Gary Liu (COG AB ’05)
- Q&A Session
- Closing remarks
2:00pm – Private tour of the Smartone 5G Lab at Sky100

Guest of Honor:  Hon. Bernard Charnwut CHAN

The Honourable Bernard Charnwut CHAN is the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of HKSAR, President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd., Chairman of Asia Insurance Co. Ltd., Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Chairman of Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd.  He is also a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. He previously served as a Legislative Council Member, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, the Council for Sustainable Development and the Antiquities Advisory Board. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2006 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2020.

Gary Liu (COL AB ‘05)                                                                                                                 
Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary is a member of the INMA Board of Directors and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.

Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.

Christopher Kwok (COL AB ’08)                                                                                                            
Mr. Kwok has been an Executive Director of the Company since April 2016. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Kwok holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He worked in an international management consultancy firm before joining the Group in 2011. He is primarily responsible for the leasing of residential, retail and commercial properties of the Group in Hong Kong and on the mainland. Besides, he assumes the overall responsibilities for the property business in Northern China. Mr. Kwok also assists the Chairman of the Company in all other non-property businesses of the Group in which he is a non-executive director of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd.

In addition, Mr. Kwok is a member of the General Committee of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong and a convenor of the Development Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute under Our Hong Kong Foundation. He is also a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a vice-chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.


HK$800 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$800 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$1000 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Thursday, November 11th 2021

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Friday, November 12th 2021

(Prospect/Guest) : Saturday, November 13th 2021

Sign Up Deadline

Tuesday, November 30th 2021

Time & Location

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sky100, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon

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