Events

Upcoming Events

AustroCham organizes a range of events from monthly social gatherings "Stammtisch" to topic related Business Luncheons as well as the yearly "Heurigen". Further informationon on the Hong Kong Vienna Opera Ball can be found at www.viennaoperaball.hk.

AUG
23
WED

The 65th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Jamie’s Italian 2/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay , Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,
 
The 65th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail
organized by the German & Swiss Chamber of Commerce will take place on

August 23, 2017 (Wednesday) from 6:00 to 9:00pm

@ Jamie’s Italian 2/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay , Hong Kong


Admission Fee:
Members: 220 HKD / ticket
Non-Member: 320 HKD / ticket
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 canape)
Game & lucky draw, many prizes to be won!


Meet and mingle with hundreds of professionals from 28 international business organizations in Hong Kong and find yourself in the perfect atmosphere after work.

Please note that no tickets are sold at the door! 
No admission without tickets!
Business Attire!

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

Net proceeds from the cocktail event will be donated to the InterCham Scholarship Fund for Hong Kong Universities.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail (austrocham@austrocham.com) and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before August 11, 2017.

Cancellation Policy : No refund after deadline & no show will be charged full payment unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 23082017.pdf
Download 65thInterchamypcflyer.pdf
More info
AUG
26
SAT

Cantabile Music Academy presents a song matinée with The Art Song Consortium

China Congregational Church 6/F Recital Theatre (Causeway Bay)
Blooming and withering has long been a significant theme revolving around time and life in both music and literature. Drawing upon this theme, Cantabile Music Academy and The Art Song Consortium will be presenting art songs and duets by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and other English and French composers. This song matinée presents the premiere of a new work: a setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 54 for two voices by composer Americ Goh.

The performers of this song matinée are sopranos Cheryl Lee and Joyce Lee from The Art Song Consortium; and director of Cantabile Music Academy, pianist Ada Chan. Cheryl and Joyce are graduates from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. The Art Song Consortium is dedicated to the promoting of art songs of diverse languages and culture. They strive to keep the genre of art songs alive and relevant through creative programming and refined performances.

Join them in an afternoon of art songs, as they reveal to you the different emotions and thoughts evoked by each bloom and each wither.

bloom.wither – a song matinée (classical vocal recital)
Venue: China Congregational Church 6/F Recital Theatre (Causeway Bay)
Date: 26th August 2017, Saturday
Time: 15:30hrs
Ticket Price: HK$150


Tickets are now available for reservation by email: contact@theartsongconsortium or by phone: +852 6414 0809.
For more information, please visit: www.theartsongconsortium.com
More info
AUG
29
TUE

Vienna Boys Choir

August 24 to 29, 2017 in both Hong Kong and Vienna
Dear Members & Friends,

On behalf of our member Ms. Irene Au of I Creation, the Hong Kong representative of the Vienna Boys Choir, we are pleased to announce the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir is coming back to Hong Kong and a 6-week Hong Kong-Vienna Music Festival will take place from July 17 to August 29, 2017 in both Hong Kong and Vienna.

Here are the coming programmes of the “Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival 2017”.

Summer Music Academy
Date                   : 24-28 July 2017 (Mon-Fri)
Time                   : 9am - 3:45pm
Venue                 : Canadian International School of Hong Kong (Wong Chuk Hang)
Sponsor             : JK and Ingrid Lee Foundation

“Beethoven from Day to Night” - Piano Sonatas Marathon
Date                   : 19 August 2017
Time                   : 10am - 10pm
Venue                 : Academy Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Wanchai)
Co-organizer      : Home Affair Bureau

“Ultimate Viennese” Concert
Date                   : 28 & 29 August 2017 (Mon & Tue)
Time                   : 8pm
Venue                 : Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall (Central)
Supported by     : Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Sponsor             : Centaline Property

Special discount would be offered to members of AustroCham for enrolment and ticket booking. 

Should you have any enquiries, please contact I Creation, the Hong Kong representative of Vienna Boys Choir at +852 2339 1132 or email to festival@vbcmaf.org.

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team
More info
AUG
29
TUE

Joint Chamber Business Luncheon w/ Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist, Commerzbank AG Hong Kong Branch

Ballroom, Hotel Conrad, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

as part of our activities for our corporate membership your fellow member Commerzbank cordially invites you to join a Speaker’s Business Luncheon organized together with the German Chamber on the topic of

“Euro-zone: towards more integration?”

Date : Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time : 12:30 to 2:00 pm  (12:15 pm registration)
Venue : Ballroom, Hotel Conrad, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK

Registration Fee:
AustroCham members : HKD 650 per person*
Non-members : HKD 750 per person*
* Includes 3 course western lunch & one standard drink



Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist,
Commerzbank AG Hong Kong Branch


The German chancellor Merkel supports the French President’s initiative to deepen the currency union. What will be the impact of the German elections? Does more deepening mean that the ECB gets more room to exit its very expansionary monetary policy?

Putting Europe in a broader perspective, Dr Joerg Kraemer, also shares his perspective on the Asian economies and explains the outlook for global bond yields and currencies.

About the speaker:

Dr. Jörg Krämer is member of the Shadow ECB Council. Prior to joining Commerzbank he was Chief Economist of Bayerische Hypo- and Vereinsbank in Munich. He started his career at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, where he received his PhD.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail to and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before August 21, 2017.

Cancellation Policy : No refund after deadline & no show will be charged full payment unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.  Substitution is allowed with advanced notice.

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team


Download BL Dr Joerg Kraemer Commerzbank 29082017.pdf
More info
SEP
05
TUE

AustroCham monthly informal gathering: The Stammtisch

Lobster Bar & Grill, Level 6, Island Shaingri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, HK
Please join us all for the opportunity to meet with members of AustroCham and local friends of Austria

Collegues and friends are welcome (no RSVP):

Time: 6:30– 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Lobster Bar & Grill (Level 6, Island Shangri-La HK)
Price: HKD 55 for selected choice of drinks incl. snacks

Lobster Bar is located at Supreme Court Road and offers a nice view as well as an outdoor area. So come and join us all!

Servus Hong Kong II. will be sold during the Stammtisch
An illustrated and written historical abstract (264 pages) of the Austrian community in Hong Kong.




Download AustroCham Drinks Menu.pdf
More info
SEP
08
FRI

AustroCham Speakers Business Luncheon w/ Mr. Franz Roessler, the Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao, South China, and Philippine

5/F Hengshan Room, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to attend our Business Luncheon on
“Austrian Business in Asia”
 
@ Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Hengshan Room, 5/F, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

on Friday, September 8, 2017, 12:30 to 2:00pm

(registration will start at 12:15pm)

Mr. Franz Roessler will give an update on Austria's economy with a special focus on international business. He will give an update on current initiatives to foster business with Asia.

The Speaker:
 
Mr. Franz Roessler is the 8th Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong and South China who started his assignment on August 8, 2016. Before Hong Kong, Franz served as Director Corporate Communications at ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA’s headquarters in Vienna. His previous postings for Austria’s official trade promotion organization were in Chicago, Washington D.C., Beijing and Warsaw.

Registration Fee:
AustroCham members : HKD 490 per person*
Non-members : HKD 630 per person*
(* includes Bento Box, complimentary Chinese Tea, Ice water and Austrian Wines.  All other drinks are to be charged per consumption.)

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail (austrocham@austrocham.com) and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before September 1, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: Payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Organizer. Cancellation must be notified in writing before the deadline. No shows will be charged full registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you at this unique event.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team



Download Invitation BL ATC FR09082017.pdf
More info
SEP
22
FRI

European Chamber 20th Anniversary Cocktail

Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year!

To celebrate this grand occasion the Anniversary Cocktail will be held on 22nd of September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.  This will be an excellent opportunity for you and your company to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representatives from the interna-tional business community in Hong Kong.

Date : September 22, 2017 (Friday)
Time : 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue : Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Fee:
AustroCham Members : HKD 480 per ticket
Non-Members : HKD 600 per ticket
First-come-first-served.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail to (austrocham@austrocham.com) and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before August 22, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: Payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Organizer. Cancellation must be notified in writing before the deadline. No shows will be charged full registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation ECC Dinner 22092017(F).pdf
More info
SEP
23
SAT

EU Beach Cleaning

The European Union Office is organizing a Beach Cleaning Event on the afternoon of September 23, 2017 (Saturday).

The purpose is to raise awareness on maritime pollution in the run up to the “Our Ocean Conference” organized in Malta on October 5 to 6, 2017.

The EUO is inviting the Chambers and European companies to support or sponsor this event by providing transport, gloves, bags, promotional material, etc. 

Those of you willing to support this worthwhile initiative please contact directly :
Mr. Paul-Francois POLIDORI
email:  Paul-Francois.POLIDORI@eeas.europa.eu



More info
SEP
24
SUN

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair - Sept 21 to 24

40—43 floors, the Conrad Hong Kong
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair cordially invites to join their Art Fair

at  40—43 floors, the Conrad Hong Kong
from September 21 to 24, 2017


The 11th edition presents works by artists from over 20 countries around the world and introduces a new sector series, Intersections. The series will focus on the conceptual crossing of artistic ideas between past and present, traditional and modern and East and West, with Japan the first country to be spotlighted. Making a return will be Artist Dialogues, a whole floor dedicated to solo and joint artist presentations. Both features offer a more thematically focused and hands-on viewing experience for visitors.

Please find enclosed the Event Programe for your information.

Download (ENG) The 11th Edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show Returns This Fall.pdf
More info
OCT
19
THU

European Pavilion at the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF)

The Venetian-Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macao
Dear Members & Friends,

European Pavilion at the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) from 19 to 21 October 2017 at
The Venetian-Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macao.

!APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 8th September 2017!

Following the successful participation at last year’s edition of the Macao In-ternational Trade and Investment Fair (21st MIF) and from the enthusiastic response to the European Pavilion at the 2017 Macao International Environ-mental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF), the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Macau European Chamber of Commerce are delighted to co-host a European Pavilion at the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will be held at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel from 19 to 21 October 2017.

More information on the MIF: http://www.eurocham.com.hk/events/ european-pavilion-at-the-2017-macao-international-trade-and-investment-fair-mif

They are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to private companies (exhibiting EU products only), both European Chambers of Commerce in Macau and Hong Kong members.  The MIF will welcome companies from Business, Commerce & Industry, Food and Beverages, Trade, Banking & Finance, Tourism, Transport, Fine Products, Technology, and the Environment to exhibit.

A variety of incentives will be included in their WALK-IN PACKAGES specially offered to our exhibitors in the European Pavilion, which will contain the following: 

• Fully equipped exhibiting space (mini-booth including: fascia board, company name and logo, lighting, power socket, chair, shelf, lockable cabinet/counter for each exhibitor)

• Use of European Pavilion’s reception service, meeting area, store room

• FREE Accommodation in Macao (1 room x 2 nights per exhibitor during the 3-day-fair); Eligible reservation period from 18 - 20 Oct 2017 only. Should there be requests for extra rooms or booking of staying more nights,  special hotel rates are also offered at exhibitor’s own expenses and arrangement (due to a limited quota of hotel room, the reservation is on first-come-first-served basis) ** Hotel arrangement to be confirmed by the Organizer. **Hotel Accommodation/ privileges are only offered to non-Macau resident(s). Please note that the hotel booking confirma¬tion will only be sent out one week before the exhibition

• Invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the European Pavilion

• Participation at the networking event organized by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and its partners

• Free entrance for seminars

• Business matching service
For more information, please find attached Participation Package and Application Forms for your perusal.

At this initial stage, please give them the following items:

1.         Completed Application Form:

Please fill in the attached “Corporate MIF 2017-European Pavilion Application Form” for your recruited exhibitors; the reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis.

2.         Payment:

Depending on the selected PACKAGE, please arrange the payment according to the information from the attached form by Friday, 8th September, 2017 to ensure booth space reservation.

3.         Company Logo and Biography

Please also email your company logo in high-definition (AI or EPS format) and a short biography of your company/association, of no more than 150 words (for marketing purposes, e.g. show  directory) to alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk by Friday, 8th September, 2017
Once the application is approved by European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the exhibition fee is non-refundable. No cancellation is allowed. 

All applications are required to send to the Organizer (IPIM) for enrolment before the event; the final offer will be subjected to the decision of IPIM after internal deliberation. All hotel accommodation and booth details will be informed later after the application deadline or in October. Please be patient.

The contact person for registration is Mr. Alfred Tsang,
alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Corporate MIF 2017 - European Pavilion Application Form Oct 2017.doc
More info
OCT
26
THU

AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China 2017

Shanghai, China
China is on its way to becoming one of the leading innovation hubs of the world! What’s the potential for international companies to get a piece of the pie, especially in the light of initiatives like “Made in China”? What will the big picture look like in 2025 and how is the changing environment affecting international companies in China? These and many more topics will be discussed this year at the largest annual Sino-Austrian networking conference in Greater China!

The next AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China event will be held from October 26 to October 28, 2017 in Shanghai. They have given this year’s conference the motto “Innovation, Opportunity and Challenge: China in 2025”. They would like to take this opportunity to discuss current trends and future developments in China’s economy with the Austrian Business Community in China. Their expert speakers will focus on topics such as innovation, automation, MC 2025, and China’s new position in the global supply chain. AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China provides participants and sponsors alike with an excellent communication opportunity and networking platform. 

The event is co-sponsored by go-international (https://www.go-international.at/index.html), a shared export-initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.  

Take the chance to meet international experts, exchange ideas with fellow business people and talk to their ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA office heads from Greater China!

Registration and information about the event

Learn how to take advantage of China's new economic trends in the field of innovation, automation, research & development and Industry 4.0 from our expert talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Register and find out more detailed information about the program on their  website (http://www.advantageaustria.org/cn/events/Announcement__AUSTRIA_CONNECT_Greater_China_2017.en.html)!

Interested in sponsoring AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China 2017?

Do join them as a partner and benefit from this perfect opportunity to present your company at the largest Sino-Austrian networking platform in Greater China! Sponsor AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China in Shanghai and enjoy being in the spotlight with your logo and company name! If you are interested in sponsoring AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China 2017, please contact them at email: shanghai@advantageaustria.org. They are happy to provide more information, including details about their attractive sponsor-packages.
More info
NOV
09
THU

AustroCham Heurigen 2017 *** Save your date ***

THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB
Details will follow
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