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.

MAY
26
FRI

Quatsch Comedy Club

InterContinental Grand Stanford, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

Quatsch Comedy Club, the most popular in the German-speaking world, performs live at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong on May 26, 2017.

Show is in German language. Please find enclosed a poster for your information or click here for online ticket sales.

Thank you & best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Quatsch Digital Poster 2017.pdf
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MAY
28
SUN

INVITATION TO A CONCERT IN MEMORY OF SAINT JOSEPH FREINADAMETZ

St. Joseph’s Chapel, Yim Tin Tsai
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the Austrian Consulate General is cordially inviting you to join the CONCERT

IN MEMORY OF SAINT JOSEPH FREINADAMETZ

“Shèng Fú Ruòsè” (聖福若瑟 / 圣福若瑟)
Hong Kong’s only saint (who happens to be Austrian)
BY THE GLOUCESTER STRING QUARTET AND VIENNA BOYS CHOIR ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR


Date : 28 May 2017 (Sunday) Time : 3pm
Venue : St. Joseph’s Chapel, Yim Tin Tsai
(15-min boat transfer from Sai Kung Pier)

NO ENTRY FEE BUT NEED TO BOOK!

Reservation of concert seat and boat transfer has to be confirmed by 24 May to hongkong-gk@bmeia.gv.at

PERFORMER

Gloucester String Quartet

Zheng Yang, first violin
Felix Wei Ning-yi, second violin
Chris Choi Shu-lun, viola
Xu Ting, cello

Winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld 1st International String Competition Chamber Music Division, the Gloucester String Quartet is one of the rising quartets in Asia. Their performances have been heard in venues such as the Royal Academy of Music in London, the West Dean College, the Wells Cathedral, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Shantou University, the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong City Hall.

Graduate quartet in residence of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Gloucester String Quartet is currently under the tutelage of Ivan Chan (former leader of the Miami String Quartet), Prof. Michael Ma and Prof. Ray Wang. They have participated in masterclasses held by the Shanghai, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Chilingirian, Endellion, Miró, Debussy and Miami String Quartets. In August 2016 they participated in the prestigious McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montréal, Canada. In the summer of 2017, they will join the Aspen Music Festival in the USA with full scholarships.

Recent highlights include performances under the auspices of the Musicus Fest and the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival; collaboration with members of the Miami String Quartet in the Helmut Sohmen and Peter Thompson International Artists Series in 2013; a concert with pianist Ido Akov from Jerusalem presented by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong in 2014; the Musicus Heritage Community Concert with pianist Colleen Lee at the PMQ and a CD recording project sponsored by the Academy in 2015; public concerts presented by the Academy, the Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia (FAMA) and Hong Kong Chamber Music Society at the Ladies Recreation Club, a China tour to Chengdu and Shantou, a concert with guitarist Craig Ogden in Hong Kong, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert in the Flagstaff Museum of Tea Ware in 2016 and the Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS Programme: Czech Music for a Sunday Afternoon in 2017.

The Gloucester Quartet receives scholarships from the VM Strings. Zheng Yang’s 1706 Matteo Goffriller, Felix’s 1839 Giuseppe Baldantoni and Chris’s 1770 Lorenzo Storioni are on loan from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Xu Ting’s 1836 Simon Andrew Forster of London is on loan from the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA).

About Vienna Boys Choir Academy Concert Choir

Artistic Director: Gerald Wirth

Conductor: Agnes Quilicot

Vienna Boys Choir Academy Concert Choir is the official choir of the Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy (VBCMA). The Choir represents VBCMA in events such as concerts, special performances and community projects. Members of the Choir attend regular training and master classes by the Vienna Boys Choir artist team. The Academy Concert Choir has recently performed at the Opening Concert of the Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival, Mahler Symphony No. 8, the Austrian national Day Reception, the Austrian Christmas Reception and Hope for Wildlife Gala Dinner.

About Yim Tin Tsai

Being a small island of less than 1 km square and located 3km away from Sai Kung, Yim Tin Tsai was home of the Chan family of Hakka origin. In the early days, residents were mostly engaged in salt drying and farming. In 1864, the PIME priests, particularly Fr. S Volonteri and Fr. G Origo came along and started their evangelisation and pasturing services amongst the locals. In 1866, 7 villagers were baptized in autumn by Fr. G Origo, while 33 members of the Chan family were baptised in Christmas by Fr. S Volonteri. Local Catholics donated a vacant site for construction of a chapel and school, dedicated to St. Joseph as their patron. In 1875, the villagers on the entire island were baptized.

(Source: www.catholicheritage.org.hk)

About St. Joseph’s Chapel

St. Joseph’s Chapel was inaugurated and blessed in 1890. It was listed as Grade 3 Historic Building by the Hong Kong Antiquities Advisory Board in 1990 and then further upgraded to Grace 2 on 25.1.2011. Subsequently it was given the Award of Merit by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2005.

Rev. Josef Freinademetz of SVD (1852-1908) started his mission from 1879 to 1880. He used to visit Yim Tin Tsai very frequently. Rev. Freinademetz was later canonized by Pope John Paul II, in memory of his great services and achievement in missionary work in China.

Thanks & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

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JUN
06
TUE

AustroCham monthly gathering, the "Special Stammtisch"

Lobster Bar & Grill, Level 6, Island Shangri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Dear Members and Friends,

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join our monthly informal gathering, the “Special Stammtisch”, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

REPEAT cashmere is a European brand for luxury fashion and is specialized in knitwear. They are currently expanding their activities in Hong Kong with the launch of their online shop in May.

As a welcome offer you receive 20% off via discount code REPEATHK (this code is valid till 30/06/2017). To visit their website click here.

To mark this occasion, we will have a lucky draw during the Stammtisch. 10 prizes of beautiful cashmere scarfs will be provided by REPEAT cashmere.  Please bring your Business Card to participate and be one of the lucky ones !!!!

Please join us all for the opportunity to meet with members of AustroCham and the Austrian/Hong Kong/Int. Communities in Hong Kong. Colleagues and friends are welcome:

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Lobster Bar & Grill, Level 6, Island Shangri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

The Lobster Bar of the Island Shangri–La Hotel which is located at Supreme Court Road and offers a nice view as well as an outdoor area.

Looking forward to seeing you all there! (No RSVP required)

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team



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JUN
07
WED

AustroCham Farewell Dinner for Dr. Claudia Reinprecht of Consul General of Austria in Hong Kong and Macao

Victoria Suite , Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road, Central, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

Bidding goodbye is hard and sad -
but let’s make this one happy and very memorable!


AustroCham cordially invites you to join our farewell dinner for

Dr. Claudia Reinprecht
Consul General of Austria in Hong Kong and Macao


on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 19:00 – 22:30 hrs
Cocktails followed by Dinner
at Victoria Suite , Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong (hosted by Mr. Henry Steiner)

After four very active and dedicated years promoting Austria in Hong Kong and Macao, the time has come to bid a very warm goodbye to Claudia and her family. Claudia will leave Hong Kong for her next career assignment in Paris, where she will take over responsibilities as Permanent Representative of Austria to the UNESCO.

Fee:
Members: HKD 790.- Non-Member: HKD 990.-
(Fee includes 4-course dinner menu, red & white wines, one cup of tea or coffee)

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail 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 May 26, 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.

Dress Code : Business Attire (no jeans please)

Mobile Phones & Electronic Devices :
There are not to be used around the Club under any circumstances.
However, in the privacy of the private rooms, electric tablets or other mobile devises may be used on a silent mode.

Looking forward to seeing you at this unique event.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation Farewell CR 07062017.pdf
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JUN
16
FRI

Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES), Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the HKSAG Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service(HKCSS) is co-hosting the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) on 16-18 June 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

It will be held as one of the celebratory activities of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. GIES has two parts – the Summit will engage a wide spectrum of the international and local community, including the public and private sectors, policy makers, academics and professionals, the young and the older generations, to share information, exchange views and lessons, and debate new ideas about the current and emerging health and social challenges for our ageing population, as well as about developing, adapting and empowering technology and innovation to meet these challenges; and the Expo, which is open to members of the public, will showcase local and global examples of technological and social innovation in areas including assistive and medical devices, wearable gadgets, sensor and monitoring systems, food, telehealth, smart home technology, robotics as well as delivery of our public healthcare services, home-based care and community-based support. Throughout the three-day event, we will also host a number of theme-based workshops to look at emerging issues confronting the use of innovation for the ageing population.

Please find enclosed the flyer for more information.

Thank you & best regards
Your AustroCham Team

Download GIES - Background information.pdf
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JUN
17
SAT

AustroJunk 2017

Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung (meeting at Central Pier No 9)
Dear Members and Friends,

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join our Annual Junk Trip. This trip will lead us together with our friends from the Romanian and Swiss Chamber of Commerce to Sai Kung for a delicious seafood lunch and then we will head to the island of Yim Tin Tsai visiting the church & memorial stone of Austrian Saint Joseph Freinademetz, before returning to Hong Kong.

Date: June 17, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 09:30 am – 6:00 pm
Trip to: Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung (meeting at Central Pier No 9)


Prices:

Member: 550 HKD     Non-Member: 690 HKD
(Besides the Junk trip, wines & beers, the fee includes a Seafood lunch and other drinks/snacks on board)


Please see attached form for details & registration.

Please join us all!

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail 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 June 9, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be in writing. No refund after payment received and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

A Big thank you to our sponsors:

Santa Fe for their lovely junk.
Schmidt Marketing (HK) Limited for their great wines & Borsec, Natural Mineral Water.


Wines presented on the Santa Fe Junk:

HERMANN MOSER, "SPARKLING MOSI" GELBER MUSTKATELLER FRIZZANTE, AUSTRIA
Clear, elegant nutmeg nose, aromas of fresh elderflowers and a bouquet of herbs. On the palate juicy grapes and floral notes. The Musca teller is crisp and finishes sparkling with a lively acidity.

VOLG WEINKELLEREIEN, NV VOLGAZ VIN MOUSSEUX, SWITZERLAND
This sparkling wine has a bright yellow colour with green reflexes. In the nose it has floral nuances such as elderberries, lime blossom and citrus fruits. The beginning is smooth and long because of its residual sweetness. It is a charming, crisp sparkling wine! The finish is lasting an aromatic. This sparkling wine goes perfect with seasoned cheese or as an aperitif.

SKOFF, 2013 GELBER MUSKATELLER "CLASSIQUE", AUSTRIA
Bright pale yellow colour with a green tinge. Intensive, floral and fruity aromas of rose petals and elderflower over nutmeg, with elegant tropical fruit aromas of passion fruit and pink grapefruit.
Intensive flavors of elderflower, citrus notes, grapefruit and nutmeg on the palate, with a long citrus fruit, pineapple and rose petal aftertaste. The ideal aperitif.

VOLG WEINKELLEREIEN, 2012 CHASSELAS DU ROMAND, SWITZERLAND
Typical flavors like lemon, tangerine and green apples are present, along with fine mineral notes. Pleasant, an easy dinking white wine from the Romandie (Western Part Switzerland). The traditional grape Chasselas gives him his character traits.

DIWALD, 2015 ZWEIGELT TROCKEN, GROSSRIEDENTHALER LOSS, AUSTRIA
Aromas of ripe cherries and berries in the nose, accompanied by a hint of soil. On the palate a very fruity style, with rounded tannins and a nice drinking flow. Paired with dark meat, very spicy food, for Italian meat dishes.

VOLG WEINKELLEREIEN 2012 GOLDBEERE OSTSCHWEIZ PINOT NOIR, SWITZERLAND
Very intensive nose with aromas of ripe plums, raspberries and a discreet wood aroma. Slightly sweetish in the beginning. On the palate again a lot of fruity aromas. Medium-bodied with harmonious structure. Velvety, soft and fruity in the finish.

Download Invitation AustroCham Junk_ 17062017.pdf
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JUL
04
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!

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JUL
27
THU

Hong Kong Business International Awards 2017

Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham is proud to be one of the supporting organization for the Hong Kong Business International Awards 2017. Hong Kong Business International Business Awards is an initiative to recognize the contributions of International firms to Hong Kong and China economies.

Nomination is open to international companies with offices in Hong Kong but are not headquartered in Hong Kong.

If you have the most innovative projects and best practices which significantly enhanced the company's business in Hong Kong & China economies and want to stand out as one of the best foreign companies in Hong Kong, nominate and get recognized.

Nomination is free. If your company wins, you are obliged to attend the event and book any of the winners package options for the Awards Ceremony. You may Click here to visit the event webpage and Click here to submit your entry.

KEY DATES
Deadline for submission of entries: June 16, 2017, Friday
Awards dinner: July 27, 2017 Thursday

PAST WINNERS
2016 International Business Awards winners list, click here.
2016 International Business Awards ceremony night gallery, click here.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Julie Anne Nunez — Telephone: +65 3158 1386 ext. 221
or email :julie@charltonmediamail.com

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team
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SEP
22
FRI

Sponsorship Opportunities - European Chamber 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The luxurious Island Shangri-La, 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 gala dinner 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 international business community in Hong Kong.

For this occasion, a special collective sponsorship arrangement has been or-ganised. All sponsors will be acknowledged at various distribution channels in varying degrees, corresponding to their sponsorship category. This opportunity allows sponsors greatest multiple exposure throughout the event, before and after. It is undoubtedly a very cost-effective promotional plan for any company, given its value.

You may find enclosed the Sponsorship Package for your information.
Interested parties and enquiries, please contact Mr. Alfred Tsang on (+852) 2511 5133 or alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download ECC 20th Anniversary Gala 2017 - Sponsorship Package.pdf
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NOV
09
THU

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

THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB
Details will follow
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