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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.

AustroCham cannot be held liable for accidents, loss of personal effects and/or personal injury during the period of the use of the vessel.

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(1).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
16
FRI

Invitation : Baker & McKenzie - Construction Cocktail Event

Baker & McKenzie, 14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that your fellow member Mr. Philipp Hanusch, Senior Associate of Baker McKenzie cordially invites you to join the Construction Cocktail Event of the year for valued clients and friends in industry on Friday, 16 June, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00pm @ Baker & McKenzie, 14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.

The Construction Industry here is facing a period of unprecedented change, challenge and opportunity. Baker McKenzie look forward to the chance to enjoy your company and reflect on some of the issues facing the industry, such as the new statutory adjudication regime, new and revised contract forms (for e.g. BIM contracts, NEC, FIDIC etc), labour shortage issues, project supervision issues, and new project opportunities in Hong Kong and regionally (including One-Belt-One-Road).

This event will be hosted by Baker McKenzie’s new Partner and Head of Construction/Arbitration for Greater China, Paul Teo who will be joined by Nandakumar Ponniya, Principal in Singapore and Global Head - Energy, Mining and Infrastructure (EMI) Disputes. During the Cocktail, Paul and Kumar will also share details of Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong Construction Briefing and Workshop Series.

Registration :
Admission is complimentary. An email to confirm your registration will be issued in due course.


Registration

Please click here for more detailed information.

Thank you and best regards,
Your 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
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



Download AustroCham Drinks Menu.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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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
16
TUE

The 14th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail

The Ballroom, 18/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

The 14th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail
organized by the American, Austrian and Japanese Chamber of Commerce will take place on

May 16, 2017 (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 9:30pm

The Ballroom, 18/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

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

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

Admission Fee:
Members: 330 HKD       Non-Member: 450 HKD
(incl. 2 drinks and canapés and lucky draw)

Please note that no tickets sold at the doors!
No tickets, no admittance!

Business Attire!

For more information, please refer to the attached Flyer.

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 COM¬MERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong on or before May 8, 2017.

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

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
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MAY
10
WED

AustroCham congratulates Finland to 100 years of independence!

SME Centre, HKCEC, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The Finland 100 Expo is FinnCham’s Flagship event of the year to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. It will bring the Finnish business community in Hong Kong together under one roof to showcase their innovations, culture and expertise. The Expo will honor the centenary year of Finnish independence and is held in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland and InvestHK.

WHAT:

Exposition, to celebrate the centenary of Finland

WHEN:

10th of May 2017, 12-6pm

WHERE:

SME Centre, Ground Level, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

COST:

Free of charge

EXHIBITORS:

FinnCham members and other Finnish companies present or planning entry in Hong Kong

If you would like to showcase your company don’t hesitate to contact them at info@finncham.com.hk or anna.raisanen@finncham.com.hk

This event is free of charge and the idea is to invite everyone to experience Finnish culture, taste Finnish food and get to know businesses in Hong Kong. You may click here or find enclosed the invitation and flyer for more details.

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team
Download Finland 100 Expo - Invitation.pdf
Download Finland 100 Expo - Flyer.pdf
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APR
30
SUN

Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival 2017 : Philharmonia APA in Vienna

MuTh Theater, 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 Philharmonia APA will perform in Vienna next week. This is a part of the Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival.

Philharmonia APA—20 talented graduates of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts returns to "Hong Kong—Vienna Music Festival" and presents <Adventures in Foreign Lands> in MuTh Theater on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30pm. The concert feature works by Gershwin, Austin Leung and Stravinsky.

Please find the following for your information:
Download Press release (Chinese) Apr 5.pdf
Download Presse-Information.Philharmonia.APA.30042017.MuTh.pdf

Information can also be seen online:
http://www.festival.vbcmaf.org/index.php/adventures-in-foreign-land/

The major programs of the Festival take place on 17/7 - 29/8, We will send you the information at a later stage.

Thank you and best regards,
The AustroCham Team


Download papa-tour2017-hp-v2b.pdf
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APR
23
SUN

AustroCham Champagne Brunch

ToTT’s & Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our Family gathering —
a Champagne Brunch

@ ToTT’s & Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior Hotel
281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Registration Fee:

Member:
HKD 639 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 594 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 522 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 369 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

Non Member:
HKD 705 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 660 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 575 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 400 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

** All prices include service charge.

Let’s have a relaxing Sunday with family, kids, and friends. It is a great opportunity to mingle and enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch.

A LUCKY DRAW prize of one night complimentary stay with daily breakfast for 2 persons will be presented during this event. Please bring your Business Card to participate and be the lucky one!!

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 April 13, 2017.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Registration Form Champagne Brunch 23042017.pdf
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APR
11
TUE

Co-Host Lunch Seminar: E-Commerce Trends in China and Hong Kong

KPMG office, 22/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, supported by AustroCham are organizing the Lunch Seminar on topic “E-Commerce Trends in China and Hong Kong”.

WHERE
KPMG office, 22/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

WHEN
April 11 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ATTENDANCE FEES
AustroCham Members : HKD 180/person   Non-Members : HKD 250/person
(including Italian-style buffet lunch)


Nowadays, e-commerce represents a significant opportunity around the world, especially in China. Unlike brick-and-mortar stores, consumers are able to browse and purchase products online within a second owing to the rise of digital media and competitive online platforms. Therefore, it is essential to understand and make use of social media as an influential tool in order to achieve the business goal.

It is great to have Mr. Anson Bailey from KPMG to share the latest results of a number of KPMG e-commerce/online consumer reports released in January 2017 from over 18,500 online consumers. In addition, Mr. Giovanni Musillo from ZALORA and Mr. Terry Chan from Lazada, who is speaking on behalf of the Board Committee of Hong Kong Federation of e-Commerce, will be there to share more stories.

Please find enclosed the Speakers’ Bio for your information.
For more info here.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email 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 April 6, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations after deadline and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee. Cancellation must be notified in writing before the deadline.

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Download BL AnsonBailey 11042017.pdf
Download Lunch Seminar ICC 11042017 speakers bio.pdf
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MAR
30
THU

2017 Macao International Environment Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2017 MIECF)

Convention and Exhibition Centre at The Venetian, Macao – Resort – Hotel
Dear Members & Friends,

2017 Macao International Environment Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2017 MIECF)

“Innovative Green Development for Sustainable Future”

Convention and Exhibition Centre at The Venetian, Macao – Resort – Hotel

30 March – 1 April 2017

Application Deadline: 28th February 2017
(First-Come, First-Served)

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is once again delighted to co-host with the cooperation of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute - IPIM and the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) a European Pavilion, at the 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2017 MIECF), which will take place on 30 March – 1 April 2017 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao. They are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to companies (exhibiting EU products only).

More information on the MIECF: http://www.macaomiecf.com/miecf2017/ miecf2017.html

The corporate exhibitors will enjoy an extremely competitive participation package: HK$ 3,500 ONLY for a fully equipped mini-booth with 3 nights FREE accommodation* and other benefits listed in the attachments.

* hotel to be confirmed by the Organizer (non-Macao company and resident). Eligible reservation period from 29th March 2017 to 31st March 2017 only.

*The mentioned hotel incentives/privileges are inapplicable to delegates who live in Macao. Applicants should be European delegates (non-Macao company and resident)

Please find the promotion materials for the MIECF 2017. 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:
Fill in the attached “Corporate-MIECF 2016-European Pavilion Application Form” as soon as possible if you would like to join the European Pavilion.

2) Payment:
Depending on the selected PACKAGE, please arrange the payment according to the information from the attached form, 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

Please feel free to contact Mr. Alfred Tsang by email:
alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk for any further assistance.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
Download Corporate-MIECF 2017-European Pavilion Application Form.pdf
More info
MAR
21
TUE

Joint Business Community Luncheon w/ Mr Paul MP Chan, GBS, MH, JP , Financial Secretary of The Government of the HKSAR

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honoured that Mr Paul MP Chan, GBS, MH, JP , Financial Secretary of The Government of the HKSAR has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on March 21, 2017, about his Budget. This joint business community luncheon is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget. You will learn directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government’s plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong’s economic growth and maintain our competitiveness.

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm

Registration Fee:
Member: 730 HKD        Non Member: 960 HKD
Corporate table of 10 to 12 pax: 9,500 HKD

** Speech will be conducted in English **

For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) and please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong on or before February 24, 2017.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Luncheon 2017 Paul Chan.pdf
More info
MAR
17
FRI

SwissCham Open 2017 - Golf Tournament

Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Dongguan
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the SwissCham Hong Kong and Guangzhou, supported by AustroCham are organizing the SwissCham Open 2017 in Dongguan.

This event is a perfect occasion for people from Hong Kong and Guangdong province to exchange minds and ideas, a platform for networking, even an opportunity to bring customers and suppliers together. It’s one of the biggest partner events from the chamber community and a good opportunity to meet people from various fields.

Date: Friday, March 17th 2017

Location: Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Dongguan    www.phgc.com.cn

Price per player: RMB 990.- for AustroCham Members
                            RMB 1,180.- for Non-Members
                           (incl. Green fee, Dinner, Drinks etc.)

Payments: Cash at the registration desk at the golf club!!!

Arrival time / Registration: 10:30h - 11:00h

Brunch buffet: 11:00h

Group Photo: 11:45h (with all participants)

Course: B & C course will be played

Tee off ceremony: 12:00h (hole 1)

- Shot gun start: 1st flight Tee 1, 2nd flight Tee 2, 3rd flight Tee 3 etc.
- *2 flights per hole*
- *Tee’s: Gents: Blue Ladies: Red

Dinner & Award ceremony ~18:30 in the club house. Awards for best net score, best gross score, longest drive, longest put, etc.

Official end & bus back to HK: ~20:30h

For interested parties, please complete the enclosed Registration Form and return to us by email on or before February 28, 2017.

Thank you & best regards,
AustroCham Team

Download Invitation Golf 17032017F.pdf
More info
FEB
17
FRI

AustroCham Business Luncheon with Dr. Hannes Androsch, former Austrian Vice Chancellor and Industrialist

Hengshan and Songshan Rooms, Level 5, Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our Business Lunch with

Dr. Hannes Androsch, former Austrian Vice Chancellor and Industrialist - “Perspectives on the relations between China and Europe considering current global developments”

@ Hengshan and Songshan Rooms, Level 5, Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
on Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:30 to 2:30pm


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

Austrian wines kindly sponsored by Schmidt Vinothek

(Limited seats, first-come; first-served basis)

Dr. Hannes Androsch is one of Austria's leading industrialists and an influential and sometimes also critical voice in Austrian business and politics. He is a former Austrian Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance.

Dr. Androsch still “wears several hats” . As industrialist he is amongst other supervisory board functions Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of AT&S Austria Technologie und Systemtechnik, a high-end PCB and substrate technology manufacturer, with production also in Shanghai and Chongqing, being Austria´s biggest investment in China. As an official function, he is President of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, an institution established by law as an advisor to the government. He chairs the supervisory board of Austria's largest Research and Technology Organization, the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. Dr. Androsch travels regularly to China. Beside his supervisory board functions, he is also a member of the international experts advisory council established by the mayor of Chongqing.

Dr. Androsch will give an insight into his view on global developments and the important factors for Austria´s future.

Please click here for the Curriculum Vitae of the Speaker.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email #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 February 9, 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.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team

Download BL DRHannes Androsch17022017F.pdf
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FEB
16
THU

AustroTram 2017

Witty Street Tram Depot
Dear Members and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join us at

"AustroCham goes AustroTram”
on Thursday, February 16, 2017, meeting at 6:00 pm

Let’s meet at the Witty Street Tram Depot (18:00 - see enclosed map) to start our tour through Hong Kong, which will lead us from Witty Street to Causeway Bay and via Happy Valley back to Witty Street. We are scheduled to return to Whitty Street at 20:30.

Admission Fee:
Member: 370 HKD      Non-Member: 460 HKD


(fee incl. Austrian white and red wine, Austrian beer, Still and sparkling water. Hot and cold food with Austrian specialties like Kaeseleberkaese, Erdaepfelsalat, Liptauer, Kaiser rolls and Meatloaf)

To register for this event, please complete the attached Registration Form and return to us by email and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong or by Bank Transfer on or before February 10, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Download Invitation AustroTram 16022017.pdf
More info
FEB
16
THU

The 64th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

WOOBAR, The W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Dear Members and Friends,

The 64th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the British & Belgium Chamber of Commerce will take place on

February 16, 2017 (Thursday) from 6:30 to 9:00pm
@ WOOBAR, The W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Admission Fee:
Members: 220 HKD / ticket     Non-Member: 320 HKD / ticket
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 canapé & 1 lucky draw)

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 #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 February 7, 2017.

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

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 16022017.pdf
More info
FEB
13
MON

AustroCham Seminar & Speakers' Cocktail Reception

14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our Seminar and Speakers’ Cocktail Reception sponsored by Baker & McKenzie on

“Best Practices in Managing Disputes in Commercial Cross-Border Contracts - Making It Work for You”

@ Baker & McKenzie, 14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
on Monday, February 13, 2017
from 6:30 to 7:30pm, followed by cocktail reception till 9:00pm
(registration starts at 6:00pm)


Speakers: Nandakumar Ponniya, Philipp Hanusch and Andrew Chin of Baker & McKenzie.

Business people want to avoid commercial disputes for obvious reasons: disputes take time, cost money, tie up human resources, and may end a long lasting relationship. When negotiating contracts, parties are often reluctant to focus on the possibility that a dispute may arise between them. However, disputes do arise and, if they do, they require a process of formal dispute resolution. One of the most effective tools for dispute management is a well-drafted dispute resolution clause in the underlying contract. In the context of cross-border contracts, this usually, but not always, means an arbitration clause.

Baker & McKenzie's International Arbitration team will present on best practices in relation to key choices parties have to make when negotiating a dispute resolution clause in commercial cross-border contracts and provide most important legal updates in this area. Speakers will also provide guidance as to which options may be most suitable for foreign companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific region in any given situation. 

Please find enclosed the speakers’ bios. Speakers will attend the cocktail reception and be happy to answer further questions on an individual basis.

An application has been made for Hong Kong CPD points with the Law Society of Hong Kong. General CLE credit hours will also be available for California and New York.

Admission Fee:
Members: 130 HKD                Non-Members: 150 HKD


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 February 6, 2017.

Cancellation Policy : No refund after February 6, 2017. No show will be charged full payment unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
Download Invitation 13022017.pdf
Download CV Nandakumar Ponniya.pdf
Download CV Philipp Hanusch.pdf
Download CV Andrew Chin.pdf
More info
JAN
26
THU

AustroCham Co-host Business Luncheon with the Honourable Leung Chun-ying of the HKSAR Chief Executive

Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honored that the Chief Executive has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong Business Community on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Participants at this luncheon will be able to hear Mr. C.Y. Leung further elaborate on his Policy Address, and learn more about his initiatives and directives for tackling key issues, such as housing, land supply, air quality and Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the year ahead.

@ Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Thursday, January 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm


** Speech will be conducted in English **

Registration Fee:

Members: HK$730             Non-Members: HK$960

Corporate Tables (10-12pax) HK$9,500

Bundle Package: $9,000 per table for buying one or more corporate tables for both CE & FS Luncheons.

Special Offer

Exclusive Bundle Package for CE and FS Luncheons –

The Joint Business Community Luncheon with The Honourable John C Tsang, Financial Secretary will be held on 21 March 2017, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. at Convention Hall, HKCEC.

Save by buying one or more corporate tables for both the CE & FS Luncheons at the special price of just $9,000 per table! (original price $9,500 per table).

*Offer available until 11 January 2017.

For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) on or before January 4, 2017.

Please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

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

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team




Download Invitation Luncheon 2017 CE CY Leung.pdf
More info
NOV
26
SAT

German Swiss International School 2016 Christmas Bazaar

11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
AustroCham is again manning the Sekt Booth at the annual GSIS Christmas Bazaar and we cordially invite you to join from 10:00am to 4:00pm at German Swiss International School, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

This is a great party - booths selling Christmas wares (Stollen, candles, wreaths, etc), food (Raclette, Sausages, Thai, Indian, waffles and so on) and drink (German and Swiss wines, beers, soft drinks, coffee/tea), and featuring the GSIS jazz band.  It is a great atmosphere in a conducive environment and all funds raised go towards the GSIS School Fund.

For more information, please click here.
More info
NOV
24
THU

The 63rd InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

PALY, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

The 63rd InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the Australian & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce will take place on

November 24, 2016 (Thursday) from 6:30 to 9:00pm
@ PALY, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

Admission Fee:
Members: 220 HKD / ticket Non-Member: 320 HKD / ticket
(incl. 2 drinks & canapes)

Meet and mingle with hundreds of professionals from 28 international busi¬ness 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!

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

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

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 November 11, 2016.

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

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 24112016.pdf
Download 63rdICYPflyer.pdf
More info
NOV
22
TUE

Austrian wine dinner - Schloss Gobesburg

Cuisine Cuisine , The Mira Hong Kong, 3/F, 118 Nathan Road, T.S.T. Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that fellow member — The Mira Hong Kong invites you to join the

“Austrian wine dinner - Schloss Gobesburg ”

Date : Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time : 7:30 to 10:00pm

Venue : Cuisine Cuisine , The Mira Hong Kong, 3/F, 118 Nathan Road, T.S.T. Kowloon

Special Guest: Mr. Michael Moosbrugger, Winemaker

Highlight: Traditional Grüner Veltliner and Rieslings from Austria’s most awarded and oldest winery.

Price:HK$780 per person for a 7-course menu with 5 wines
(Prices are subject to 10% service charge. Mira Plus Members & Guests enjoy Net price.)

For more information & reservation, please click here.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
More info
NOV
17
THU

AustroCham Heurigen 2016

THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB
Dear Members and Friends,

Join “Austrian Gemütlichkeit” at this year’s traditional AustroCham Heurigen, taking place on the front lawn of the dignified Hong Kong Country Club.

Indulge yourself with a classical Heurigen set up which in-cludes best Austrian wine and food as well as live music by Mr. Erich Zib on his harmonika flown in from Vienna by Austrian Airlines.

We are pleased to have Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration, with us as special guest demonstrating the strong relationship of our communities.

You are kindly invited to wearing your “Tracht”

*** Please register with enclosed booking form!

Date : November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

Venue : Hong Kong Country Club
(188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay, next to Ocean Park)

Time : 6:30 to 11:30pm

Raffle draw with GRAND PRIZE :

ONE roundtrip Business Class ticket from Hong Kong to Vienna* sponsored by Austrian Airlines.

AustroCham’s partner and preferred Airline.
*terms & conditions apply

Raffle Draw with FIRST PRIZE :

ONE roundtrip Lufthansa Premium Economy Class ticket from Hong Kong to Vienna via Frankfurt or Munich* sponsored by Lufthansa Group.

AustroCham’s partner and preferred Airline Group.
*terms & conditions apply


For all other details please use the enclosed booking form or send us an email.

Thank you & best regards
Your AustroCham Team

Download AustroCham_Heurigen_2016_Registration_Form1.pdf
More info
NOV
10
THU

Austrian Wine Bar at Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the Austrian Wine Marketing Board presents the Austrian Wine Bar @ Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2016.

Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Registration required: http://www.hktdc.com/

Winebar

Booth number: 3C-B01
10:30 AM to 7:30 PM (10th – 11th November)
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM (12th November)

Seminar

11th of November 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Grand Tasting Room, Hall 3D’s Concourse

Topic: Austrian Red Wine Vertical Tasting Vintages 2009/2011/2012/2013

Registration required: http://www.austrianwine.com/invitations/ winetastingsessionhongkong

Fuelled by the strong growth potential of Asia’s wine market, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair has grown to become Asia’s top venue promoting the wine trade.

As a key event of the fair, the Wine Industry Conference brings together prominent speakers such as Debra Meiburg MW; Christine Parkinson, Group Head of Wine at Hakkasan Group; Professor Ma Huiqin from China Agricultural University and Robert Joseph, a UK wine expert and writer.

The AWMB will be promoting Austrian wines through a very special Red Wine Vertical Tasting. Featured vintages will be 2009, 2011,2012 and 2013 from three different producers. Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and a well renowned cuvee will be on stock.

The three-day fair also features a series of exciting events, including grand tastings, master classes, wine tastings, cocktail demonstrations, seminars and Gala Wine Dinner, allowing participants to learn more about wine and wine markets and mingle with peers.

The final day of the fair is open to the public, giving both exhibitors and buyers a chance to get a feel for the current market and to see how consumers respond to their wines.

AWMB Representatives:
Mr. Willi Klinger, Managing Director
Mrs. Gabriele Burian, Head of Communication
Mr. Michael Zimmermann, Head of Department Markets East

PRESS-KIT NEW!
All important information about their current events at first click!
www.austrianwine.com/press-kit

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
More info
NOV
08
TUE

The European Chambers' Cocktail Party

Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We would like to inform you that the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is organizing a Networking Cocktail on November 8, 2016.

Network and mingle in the heart of Hong Kong with other members from the various national European Chambers.

Details:

Date: November 8, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm

Location: Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

Price : HKD 300 for AustroCham Members
            HKD 400 for Non-Members

For more details, registration and payment method, please click here.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
More info
OCT
29
SAT

'HALLOWIEN' - KEE’s Pop-up Halloween Viennese Ball

WATERMARK, Central Pier 7, Star-ferry
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that fellow member Mr. Christian Rhomberg of Kee Club invites you to join the

'HALLOWIEN' - KEE’s Pop-up Halloween Viennese Ball

Time: Saturday, October 29th | From 9:00 pm - Late

Venue: WATERMARK, Central Pier 7, Star-ferry

Dress code: Viennese Ball style in red, black, white

Ticket:
$ 200 early bird / $ 250 advance /$ 300 at the door including one glass of MUMM Champagne

$ 600 Two hours champagne open bar (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Complimentary canapés offered

Ticket link: www.ticketflap.com/hallowien

Enquiries: booking@keeclub.com / (852) 2810 9000

VIP table available from $5,000 up

This year, KEE's Halloween Party is going to be bigger, wilder and bolder! Together with MUMM Champagne, they are inviting you to join an extravagant, magical, Viennese ball inspired pop-up Halloween party at the waterfront with mesmerizing scene of Victoria Harbour – ‘HALLOWIEN’! Live performances, spectacular dancers, hair & makeup artists, DJs and many more scary surprises!

Come over-dressed, as House of Siren is their official costume partner for the party, book and show your ticket to get 20% discount on costume hiring. The winner of the best costume to be announced after mid-night with amazing prizes!

Thank you and best regards
Your AustroCham Team

More info
OCT
20
THU

AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China 2016 + Transportation from Hong Kong Island to Park Hyatt Guangzhou on October 20, 2016

Guangzhou, China
Dear Members & Friends,

AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China, the top event of the Austrian business community in China, will be held this year from October 20 to 22, 2016 and will for the first time be held in the Pearl River Delta metropolis of Guangzhou — Park Hyatt. For more details and registration of the event, please go to their website here.

AustroCham is organizing a delegation to go by bus together free of charge from Hong Kong Island to the Park Hyatt Guangzhou on the afternoon of October 20, 2016 to join the Austria Connect event.
 Interested parties please contact us by e-mail.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team
More info
OCT
20
THU

European Pavilion at the 21st Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (2016 MIF)

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

European Pavilion at the 21st Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) on 20 to 22 October 2016 at The Venetian-Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macao

!APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 9th September 2016!

Following the successful participation at last year’s edition of the Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (20th MIF) and from the enthusiastic response to the European Pavilion at the 2016 Macao International Environmental 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 21st Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will be held at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel from 20 to 22 October 2016.

More information on the MIF: http://www.eurocham.com.hk/events/ european-pavilion-at-the-2016-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, and EU Member States’ Trade Commissions and Consulates. 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 their 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 19 - 22 Oct 2016 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 ar¬rangement to be confirmed by the Organizer. **Hotel Accom¬modation/ privileges are only offered to non-Macau resident(s). Please note that the hotel booking confirmation 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 “Consulate, TC, Chambers MIF 2016-European Pavilion Application Form” if you would like to join the European Pavilion, and the “Corporate MIF 2016-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, 9th September, 2016 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, 9th September, 2016

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 enrollment 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.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Alfred Tsang by email:
alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk for any further assistance.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Corporate MIF 2016 - European Pavilion Application Form.doc
More info
OCT
17
MON

Screening and Conversation: Digitale Dissidenten & Austrian Short Films

KEE Club, 32 Wellington St, Central, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that fellow member Mr. Christian Rhomberg of Kee Club invites you to join the

"Screening and Conversation: Digitale Dissidenten & Austrian Short Films"

Highlights: the director of the movie will be here to meet the audiences.

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378722712145682/

Ticketflap: https://www.ticketflap.com/keescreening

Special offer for Austrian citizen: $ 20 off on the ticket price.
Attached please see the flyer for your information.

Thank you & best regards
Your AustroCham Team


Download KEE Wunderbar Events Screening Digital Dissidenten 20161017 (2).png
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OCT
05
WED

AustroCham Welcome Dinner for Mr. Franz Roesslerof the New Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China on October 5, 2016

The Hong Kong Room, Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our welcome dinner for Mr. Franz Roessler, New Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China and Member of the Board of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 , 19:00 – 21:30 hrs
Cocktails followed by Dinner at The Hong Kong Room, Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong (hosted by Mr. Henry Steiner)

Fee:
Members: HKD 680.- Non-Member: HKD 880.-
(Fee includes 4-course dinner menu, red & white wines, tea or coffee)

During the dinner, Mr. Roessler will give us a speech on:

“An update on Austria’s Economy and the Austrian Trade Commission’s Program for the year ahead”

Austria in a Challenging Environment - What opportunities do Hong Kong and South China offer for Austrian Companies?

While as Austria mastered quite well the years after the financial global crises, the last couple of years showed rather mediocre economic results. Austria lost competiveness in several international rankings. The Austrian economy has performed better this year so far but how does the BREXIT decision influence further growth?

International business is of vital importance for Austria. Austria earns nearly 6 out of 10 Euros abroad. Austrian exports reached a new all-time high in 2015 but companies are too focused on the European markets. How can Austrian companies increase their trade and investment ties with overseas markets when crucial partners like China are themselves showing less dynamism?

In this challenging environment the ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA office in Hong Kong focuses on highlighting opportunities in the environmental, education, luxury market and start-up sectors. What else should be in the upcoming agenda for the new Austrian Trade Commissioner Franz Roessler and his team?

Mr. Franz Roessler is the 8th Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong and South China who started his assignment on Aug. 8. 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.

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.


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 September 23, 2016.

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.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team




Download Invitation Welcome Dinner FR05102016.pdf
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SEP
09
FRI

AustroCham Wine Tasting

Level 88, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham and SwissCham cordially invite you to join the
Wine Tasting

Date : September 9, 2016, Friday

Time : 6:30 to 8:30pm (registration starting 6:15pm)


at the wonderful sea view venue provided by Credit Suisse AG HK Branch, Level 88, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Come sample the finest wines presented by Schmidt Vinothek

Paired with a variety of cheeses served by Président

To mark this occasion, we will have a short lucky draw during the wine tasting. Special edition cocktail set x 10 as prizes will be contributed by Lufthansa Group. A main prize will be provided by Schmidt Vinothek.

Please bring your Business Card to participate and be one of the lucky ones !!!!

Registration Fee:
Member : HKD 150        Non-Member : HKD 195


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 September 2, 2016.

Cancellation Policy: No refund after deadline and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Come raise your glass and join in the cheers for this casual wine tasting. Don’t miss it!!

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Wines provided by Schmidt Vinothek:

VOLG Weinkellereien Nv VOLGaz Vin Mousseux

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 sparkeling wine goes perfect with seasoned cheese or as an aperitif.

Leth, 2014 Gruner Veltliner, Scheiben "EL"

The top "Veltliner" from the oldest vines. Burgundian dimensions, powerful and yet elegant. It only comes on the market with one year of barrel maturation. Great wine for many years!

Hirsch, 2011 Riesling, Zöbing Gaisberg

Yellow and green colour, mature stone fruit, yellow peach, a touch of blossom honey. On the palate mellow, mature and yellow tropical fruit, lively acidity play, subtle honey notes in the finish, long lengh, fine minerals and a good development potential.

VOLG Weinkellereien 2010 Hallau Pinot Noir Barrique AOC

This wine has a thick ruby-red colour, which gives it the shine every red wine should have. Aromas of vanilla, cloves, pepper, blackberries and dried plums. Spicy and strong prelude in the palate. Wide and thick middle section with well integrated tannin acid. Clear blackberry note. Persistent in it's departure.

IBY, 2012 Blaufrankisch Trocken, Quintus

Very dark ruby garnet with a very dark centre. Clean nose with distinct aromas of dried fruit, ripe plums and black cherries. Dark berries with spicy echoes of rosemary and thyme. Well integrated wood and mocha notes. On the palate dry with balanced acidity. Robust body accompanied by noticeable soft tannins. Fruit of dark berries and ripe bigarreau (heart) cherries, black tee and nuances of cinnamon. Full bodied, well structured. Profound and mineral rich. An extended balanced finish accompanied by dark fruits and spices. Highest quality with aging potential for many years.

Tschida, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Beerenauslese (0.375L)

Pale gold. Complex honeyed and botrytis aromas. Peaches, Seville orange and long, spicy finish. Cleansing acidity and lovely concentration of pure fruit.

Cheeses provided by Président:

Brie : The origins of soft-ripened cheeses are often confused with that of Brie, a true royal gift, literally, since Charles d’Orleans would give it to the ladies of the court as a present! Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun are protected by the Appellation d’origine controlee.

French Emmental : Is a modern cheese with ancient roots and often mistaken for Gruyere. The production is characterized by the formation of holes, the “eye’s”, by fermentation and a high calcium content.

Roquefort : Life has never been easy in the Causes, a region where “nothing grows, neither a single vine nor grain of wheat”. However, this landscape was generous enough to give the region the most prestigious of the blue-mould cheeses : Roquefort.



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SEP
03
SAT

AustroCham Hallstatt One-Day Trip

Hallstatt, China
Dear Members and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join our AustroCham Hallstatt Field Trip exclusively arranged by our member Minmetals Land Limited to visit Huizhou and it's Hallstatt development.

Date: September 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm


Temporary Schedule on September 3, 2016 :

1. 8:30am-11:30am : Hong Kong to Hallstatt, China
2. 11:50am-1:20pm : lunch at Western restaurant
3. 1:30pm-3:00pm : visit Hallstatt development & cultural exchange
4. 3:00pm-3:10pm : gift exchange
5. 3:15pm : Hallstatt, China to Hong Kong

Remarks : For this visit, please check your China Visa validity and Passport validity that should have at least 6 months or more.

Precise travel arrangement and details will be communicated to the participants well in time.

Fee for this trip:
Member : HKD 190 Non-Member : HKD490
(incl. lunch & transportation — round trip)


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 August 24, 2016.

Cancellation Policy: No refund after deadline and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Thank you & best regards.
The AustroCham Team

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SEP
01
THU

AustroCham Joint Chamber Business Luncheon w/ Dr. Joerg Kraemer, Commerzbank

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

“Crisis in Europe—no End in Sight?”

Date : Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time : 12:30 to 2:00 pm (12:15 pm registration)

Venue : Ballroom, Hotel Conrad, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK

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


The UK voted to leave the EU. Anti EU parties are also on the rise in other European countries. What is the future of the EU and the currency union in particular? Will the ECB gloss over the unsolved problems of the currency union by an ever looser monetary policy? And what are the implications of such a policy?

Putting Europe in a broader perspective, Dr. Jörg Krämer, also shares his perspective on the Asian economies and explains Commerzbank’s 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.

Registration Fee:

AustroCham members : HKD 650 per person*
Non-members : HKD 750 per person*
* Includes Lunch


To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us bye-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 August 25, 2016.

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


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AUG
30
TUE

The 62nd InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Azure Restaurant Slash Bar Hotel LKF by Rhombus, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, H.K.
Dear Members and Friends,

The 62nd InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the Canadian and Italian Chamber of Commerce will take place on

August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 9:00pm

@ Azure Restaurant Slash Bar Hotel LKF by Rhombus
33 Wyndham Street, Central, H.K.


Meet and mingle with hundreds of professionals from 28 international business organizations in Hong Kong and find yourself in the perfect atmosphere after work, chilling on the amazing Azure’s rooftop!

Please note that no tickets are sold at the door!

No tickets, no admittance!

Business Attire!

Admission Fee:

Members: 220 HKD / ticket    Non-Member: 320 HKD / ticket
(incl. 2 drinks & canapes)


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 and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COM-MERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before August 16, 2016.

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

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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AUG
23
TUE

AustroCham Joint Chamber Cocktaill Presentation - Speaker : Mr. John Woods, Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse AG Hong Kong Branch, Level 88 International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

as part of our activities for our corporate membership your fellow member Credit Suisse cordially invites you to join a Cocktail Presentation organized together with the German Chamber and Swiss Chamber:

2H 2016 Market Outlook — Trends & trade flow between China and Europe

Date : Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Time : 6:30 – 9:00 pm (6:00 pm registration)

Venue Sponsor:  Credit Suisse AG Hong Kong Branch
Level 88 International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

** Free entrance for AustroCham members
** HK $ 100 per person for non-members

(includes drinks and canapés)

Mr. John Woods
Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse

In his talk, Mr. Woods will cover the following topics:

• Will the European Central Bank expand its monetary easing in 2H 2016? If so, under what conditions?

• What is to be expected from China‘s debt problems and the L-shaped GDP growth, and how will that impact trade flow between China and Europe?

• Will China ease monetary policies again? Is the new economy sufficient to support China’s growth target?

• At what pace will the US Federal Reserve hike interest rates? What is the potential impact to the equity and bond markets?

• What are the major risks and catalysts to watch for in the second half of 2016?

About the speaker

Mr. John Woods is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse and Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific, responsible for developing regional discretionary and advisory investment strategies across asset classes and within asset classes for private and institutional clients in Asia Pacific. Mr. Woods is a member of the Investment Committee of Credit Suisse and Chair of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2015, Mr. Woods was Head of Fixed Income Asia Pacific for Citi Investment Management, the Chief Investment Strategist for Asia Pacific at Citi Private Bank and was a voting member of the Global investment Committee.

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 August 15, 2016.

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




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AUG
19
FRI

Arnold Schwarzenegger Business Lunch

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you of the Annual Arnold Classic Asia event, with the inaugural event taking place at Asia World Expo from 19 – 21 August, 2016. The main goal of the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival is to build and strengthen community spirit through sport, fitness, and healthy living. Hong Kong has been chosen as the permanent home in Asia.

This is a new mega event for Hong Kong and hopefully will be excellent exposure for Hong Kong. Besides the health and fitness focus, especially for kids, there will be a business lunch with the Hong Kong Business Community, at which the Honourable Carrie Lam will represent the HKSAR Government side.

Business Lunch
Date : August 19, 2016 (Friday)
Time : 12:00 to 2:30pm
Venue : Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK

Please click here for more details & registration.

When booking, please enter Austrian Chamber of Commerce to a field in the booking form “Which chamber / organization”.

For interested individuals contact us at austrocham@austrocham.com as we will try to bring all together for a full table.

Thank you & best regards,
AustroCham Team
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AUG
02
TUE

AustroCham monthly gathering, the "Stammtisch" on August 2, 2016 - Meet w/ our new Regional Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China — Mr. Franz Roessler

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 “Stammtisch”, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that our new Regional Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China — Mr. Franz Roessler will be at the Stammtisch, and would very much like to meet all of you.

Mr. Franz Roessler graduated from the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz in 1993 with a Diploma in Business Administration. He joined Austria’s official trade promotion organisation ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA at the  Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in the same year and served from 1995 – 2001 as Deputy Trade Commissioner in Warsaw, Beijing and Washington D.C. After two years as Regional Director South-Eastern Europe of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA in Vienna, Franz was appointed Austrian Trade Commissioner in Chicago and returned to Vienna in 2014, where he acted as Direc­tor Corporate Communications. On August 8, 2016 Franz will take over the position of the Austrian Trade Commis­sioner being in charge for Hong Kong, Macao and South China.

To mark this occasion, we would like to make a small lucky draw during the Stammtisch. Prizes will be provided by Lufthansa Group. 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:

Date: August 2, 2016

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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JUL
21
THU

Hong Kong Business International Awards 2016

Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham is proud to be one of the supporting organization for the Hong Kong Business International Awards 2016. 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. Click here to see pricing and registration.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission of entries: 3 June 2016, Friday
Awards dinner: 21 July 2016, Thursday

PAST WINNERS
2015 International Business Awards winners list, click here.
2015 International Business Awards ceremony night gallery, click here.

For more information please contact:

Julie Anne Nunez   +65 6223 7660 ext. 221
julie@charltonmediamail.com

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team
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JUL
18
MON

Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival 2016 - Summer Music Academy

Dear Members & Friends,

On behalf of I Creation, the Hong Kong representative of the Vienna Boys Choir we are pleased to announce the commencement of recruitment for the Vienna Boys Choir Summer Music Academy, which will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong July 18 to 30, 2016. Children aged 8 to 17 with or without singing experience are welcome.

Please click here for more information & enrolment.

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team
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JUL
15
FRI

Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy Foundation

Dear Members & Friends,

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 15 to August 28, 2016 in both Hong Kong and Vienna. I Creation, the Hong Kong representative of Vienna Boys Choir would like to invite you / your company to be a sponsor in the “Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy Foundation".

The Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy Foundation, a charitable arm set up in Hong Kong 6 months ago, is the Choir’s first overseas headquarters of its 500 year long history. It aims to exert a positive impact on both educational and cultural development in Hong Kong.

Please click here for the Sponsorship Proposal & here for the Sponsorship Form.

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
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JUL
15
FRI

Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival 2016

July 15 to August 28, 2016
Hong Kong – Vienna Music Festival is a multi-dimensional platform of cultural collaboration.

The 6-week festival will bring together 700 participants, including distinguished artists and young musicians from both cities, music teachers and local students. Most of them come from different backgrounds and speak different tongues. It is music, a universal language, that bridges and gathers them under the same roof towards the same goal. Their vibrant sound of music will transfuse the passion of arts to the general public through concerts, workshops and community programmes. Such a unique cross-cultural artistic experience will challenge and inspire our participants and the community to new heights as musicians and global citizens.

Please click here for more information.
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JUN
17
FRI

EuroCham Breakfast Seminar:“How green finance can help improve the environment in Asia: Sharing views on green finance developments in Europe, Hong Kong and China”

FTI Consulting, Level 22, The Centre, 99 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The European Chamber of Commerce Financial Services Business Council and Environment & Energy Business Council are delighted to invite you to join the breakfast seminar “How green finance can help improve the environment in Asia: Sharing views on green finance developments in Europe, Hong Kong and China”.

Date & Time : June 17, 2016 (8:00am to 10:00am)

Venue : FTI Consulting, Level 22, The Centre, 99 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

Fee : HKD 380 for AustroCham’s members     HKD 450 for non-members


After years of environmental degradation and in the wake of COP21, green finance, defined as public and private investment in environmental protection and climate change mitigation, has taken center stage. China is making green finance a focus area of its G20 presidency. Governments around the world are working on, or already releasing, recommendations for establishing green finance system. Where do Europe, China and Hong Kong stand in relation to these initiatives? How do private and public efforts work together? Which financial products can investors expect to see, what are the risks and which sectors will benefit the most?

This event will bring together prominent speakers will share their views on the latest green finance developments and initiatives which could improve the environment in Asia. The seminar will highlight the risks, and opportunities, for financial institutions, market participants, regulators and policymakers alike, on green finance developments in Europe, Hong Kong and China.

Registration Deadline : June 15, 2016, 6:00pm

Please find enclosed the flyer with detailed information + speakers infor¬mation and registration form for your further perusal. Please send the registration form to Mr. Alfred Tsang, event@eurocham.com.hk or fax to (+852) 2511 6833.

Or you may register now via online registration form.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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JUN
14
TUE

EuroCham Breakfast Seminar : “European Business in China: Business Confidence Survey 2016”

KPMG, 23/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China are delighted to invite you to the launch of the 12th edition of the European Business in China – Business Confidence Survey 2016.

Date & Time : June 14, 2016 (8:00am to 10:00am)

Venue : KPMG, 23/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Fee : HKD 380 for AustroCham’s members    HKD 450 for non-members


The Business Confidence Survey 2016 brings together the input of over 500 senior representatives of the European Chamber’s member companies to provide an annual overview of their performance and outlook from within the Chinese market. The European Chamber’s South China Board Chair, Mr. Alberto Vettoretti, will lead the launch event and present the key findings of the Business Confidence Survey 2016 in addition to answering any questions that you may have.

The BCS 2016 reports the views of European Chamber member companies on China’s business and regulatory environment, including the following:

● How they are managing the deceleration of economic growth in China and how they view the upcoming two years, a period that many expect to be in¬creasingly challenging. This includes data on plans for cutting costs through 2016, through such measures as headcount reduction.

● Their views of China’s industrial overcapacity problem.

● The leading challenges and regulatory barriers that they report facing in China.

● Their evaluation of the implementation, to date, of the reform programme outlined in the Third Plenum’s Decision.

● Their views on the importance and likely effect of the 13th Five-Year Plan, the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment negotiations and the need for a new landmark development.
The state of their R&D operations in China and problems created by issues such as limitations on internet access.

Registration Deadline : June 10, 2016, 6:00pm

Please find enclosed the flyer with detailed information and registration form for your further perusal. Please send the registration form to Mr. Alfred Tsang, event@eurocham.com.hk or fax to (+852) 2511 6833.

Or you may register now via online registration form.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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JUN
11
SAT

Euro Cup 2016 at The Mira Hong Kong - June 11 to July 11, 2016

Room One, The Mira Hong Kong, G/F, 118 Nathan Road, T.S.T. Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that fellow member — The Mira Hong Kong invites you to join the

“WATCH UEFA EURO 2016 LIVE”
Dates : June 11 to July 11, 2016 (9pm & 12am daily)
Venue : Room One, The Mira Hong Kong,
G/F, 118 Nathan Road, T.S.T. Kowloon

Don’t miss the LIVE Broadcast of SEMI FINALS & FINALS!

Free Flow of Draft Beer & House Wines for 2 hours PLUS Serving of deep fried risotto balls with cheese @ HKD 288 per person (subject to 10% service charge)

Spaces are limited, so book early at roomone@themirahotel.com or 2315 5888! You may click HERE for more information & registration.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
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JUN
09
THU

Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Stanley, Hong Kong
Cheer for TEAM AUSTRIA at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships.
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JUN
07
TUE

AustroCham Co-Host Speakers Business Seminar with Mr. Thomas Stanley, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Markets & Global China Practice & Chief Knowledge Officer, KPMG China

KPMG office, 23/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham and its member KPMG together with other Chambers of Commerce cordially invite you to attend a Seminar on

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:00 to 7:30pm

KPMG office, 23/F Hysan Place,
500 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Topic : “China Outlook 2016: Business Opportunities and Challenges”

Speaker : Thomas Stanley, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Markets & Global China Practice & Chief Knowledge Officer, KPMG China

Registration Fee:
AustroCham Member: 380 HKD         Non Member: 450 HKD


KPMG’s Global China Practice (GCP) recently published China Outlook 2016, a report which has found that China’s inward and outward investment patterns reflect the country’s economic restructuring. This is likely to continue to be the case in 2016 and beyond. The report also analyses China’s transition from an investment and export-led growth model to one driven by consump¬tion and innovation, which has led to the emergence of a two-track economy. The first track, in basic manufacturing and traditional industries, is experiencing significant headwinds, while the second, in services, advanced manufacturing and consumer markets, is exhibiting strong growth potential.

At this briefing, Thomas Stanley, Chief Operating Officer for KPMG’s Global China Practice, will share with you how to survive and thrive in China’s ‘new normal’, and adapt to changes in the business environment and national development priorities.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Thomas has spent over 20 years with KPMG in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China, in the Management Consulting and Deal Advisory practices. His clients have included MNC and China-headquartered clients as well as a number of Hong Kong and Mainland China government agencies.

Since 2010 Thomas has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of KPMG’s Global China Practice, and in 2015 he was appointed COO of Markets, KPMG China. He joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1996 and since 2004 has been based in Shanghai. Thomas has been a key driver in the establishment of KPMG’s Global China Practice (GCP) which is one of the firm’s global growth initiatives. The GCP has grown to include a team in China and a network of Local China Practices in around 60 KPMG member firms around the world to meet the needs of Chinese clients investing overseas, and multi-nationals entering or expanding their businesses in China.

Prior to his current roles, and drawing on several years spent working in a US-China automotive manufacturing joint venture in Eastern China in the mid-1990s, Thomas’ work focused on clients in the Industrial Markets and Automotive sectors.

There will be a networking session with drinks after the presentation from 6:30 - 7:30pm.

● Reservations in advanced are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
● Business Attire is required. No jeans or sports shoes.
● This event is closed to the media.
● The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.

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 30, 2016.

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

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team



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JUN
06
MON

Joint Business Luncheon with Mr. Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings

The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the SwissCham Hong Kong and Swiss Association of Hong Kong, supported by AustroCham are organizing the Business Speakers Luncheon on

Climate Change - COP21 and Beyond: What’s in it for Business

Guest Speaker : Mr. Richard Lancaster,
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings


The agreement reached at COP21 will continue to have sweeping effects on global economic/energy policy, as well as environmental quality and personal lifestyles of societies throughout the globe. Subsequently, the growing importance for businesses to actively engage in sustainability targets has never been more pertinent. Sustainability initiatives and climate change is everyone’s business, and the lunch promises to be both an informative and thought-provoking afternoon. With the support of CLP, we will explore COP21 through the business lens: how its outcomes could affect business strategy and operations, and what action should companies take.

Since joining CLP in 1992, Mr. Lancaster has held a variety of managerial positions in the Company. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions. Prior to assuming his role of CEO in 2013, he was the Managing Director of CLP Power, responsible for the company’s electricity generation, transmission and distribution business and service to its 2.4 million customers in Hong Kong.

Born in Sydney, Mr. Lancaster spent his early career as a professional engineer in the electricity supply industry in Australia and later with an international brewing company in the UK.

Date : June 6, 2016
Time : 12:00 to 2:00pm
Venue : The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, HK
(Function Room booked by Mr. Guido Furrer)


Time : Pre-luncheon cocktail from 12.00 noon, Luncheon starts at 12.30 p.m.

Price :
HKD 390.00 for AustroCham members
HKD 490.00 for non-members


Proper dress code is required – no jeans please

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail and we will send you the bank information for your payment transfer. (All bank service charges for both sides shall be on your accounts)

*No Cancellations and refunds. No shows will charge full payment.

Thank you & best regards,
AustroCham Team

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JUN
02
THU

AustroCham Farewell Dinner for Mr. Christian H. Schierer of the Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China

The Hong Kong Room, Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road, Central Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

Bidding goodbye is hard!
But let’s make this one happy and very memorable!


AustroCham cordially invites you to join our farewell dinner for  

Mr. Christian H. Schierer
Regional Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong, Macao & South China and Member of the Board of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 19:00 – 22:30 hrs
Cocktails followed by Dinner
at The Hong Kong Room, Hong Kong Club, 1/F, Jackson Road,
Central, Hong Kong (hosted by Mr. Henry Steiner)

Fee:  Members: HKD 780.- Non-Member: HKD 980.-
(Fee includes 4-course dinner menu, red & white wines, tea or coffee)


After 8 very active and dedicated years promoting Austria and Austrian businesses in the region, the time has come to bid a very warm goodbye to Christian and his family. Christian will leave his beloved Hong Kong for his next career assignment in Paris, where he will take over responsibilities as Head of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA France.

Dress Code : Business Attire

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.

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 19, 2016.

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.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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MAY
28
SAT

AustRoJunk 2016

Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung
Dear Members and Friends,

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join our Junk Trip to the Saint of Hong Kong, Austrian Joseph Freinademetz, born 1852, supported by Santa Fe Relocation Services, Schmidt Marketing (HK) Limited, and Brandwerk Limited on May 28, 2016.

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: 650 HKD
(This fee includes junk trip, drinks/snacks on board and Seafood lunch with Austrian wines & beers.)

Please see attached form for details & registration.

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 18, 2016.

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

Please join us all!

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team

Wines presented during our Junk trip:

Hermann Moser, 2013 Zweigelt, Niederösterreich
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.

FUCHS, 2013, Sauvignon Blanc
Tomato leaves and stinging nettles in the nose. Balanced mix between destinctive fruitness and a fine acidity structure. The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Steiermark is powerful fresh on the palate with a wonderful mellow finish. Dining recommenda¬tion: This wine matches perfect with grilled and vegetable dishes, poultry, fish and seafood.

A Big thank you to our sponsors:

Santa Fe for their lovely junk.
Schmidt Marketing (HK) Limited for their great wines.
Brandwerk Limited for their awesome Stiegl beer.

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MAY
26
THU

AustroCham Co-host BusinessLuncheon w/ Mr. Matthias Rebellius, Global CEO of Building Technologies from Siemens

Harcourt Suite, Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham together with the German Chamber cordially invite you to attend a Business Luncheon on

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:30 to 2:00pm (12:15pm Registration)

Harcourt Suite, Hong Kong Club, , 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong


Topic : Digital transformation in buildings – maximize the performance of real estate

Speaker : Mr. Matthias Rebellius, Global CEO of Building Technologies from Siemens

Registration Fee :       Member : HKD 520      Non-Member : HKD 600
(Includes 3-course Western lunch)

Digitalization opens new doors for Siemens and its customers. By 2030, 50 billion devices will be connected within the Internet of Things turning data into actionable insight! Making sense of ever more data will enable customers to optimize building performance, helping the environment while freeing up resources to be invested in core business.

Providing transparency, benchmarking and best practices across the entire scope of real estate management processes will bring tangible customer benefits. Working with partners in an open ecosystem ensures all customer needs can be met. Learn how Siemens and IBM have teamed up on next generation of cloud-based building energy management solutions, helping you to make better-informed decisions, optimize your investment and use your real estate effectively.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Matthias Rebellius is the CEO of the Building Technologies (BT) Division of Siemens since 2015. He is in charge of the global business of Building Automation, Fire & Safety, Enterprise Security & Energy Efficiency. Rebellius joined the company in 1988 with multiple leadership experiences in the Industrial Automation group before joining BT. Prior to this, he was leading the BT Region Americas including the US, Canada and Brazil since 2012.

Dress code: Business attire

Mobiles are required to be switched to silent mode within Club’s premise.


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 20, 2016.

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

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Download Invitation Luncheon Siemens26052016.pdf
More info
MAY
20
FRI

SwissCham Open 2016 - Golf Tournament

Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Dongguan
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the SwissCham Hong Kong and Guangzhou, supported by AustroCham are organizing the SwissCham Open 2016 in Dongguan.

This event is a perfect occasion for people from Hong Kong and Guangdong province to exchange minds and ideas, a platform for networking, even an opportunity to bring customers and suppliers together. It’s one of the biggest partner events from the chamber community and a good opportunity to meet people from various fields.

Date: Friday May 20, 2016

Location: Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Dongguan
Website: www.phgc.com.cn

Price per player: RMB 990.- for AustroCham Members

RMB 1’180.- for Non-Members
(incl. Green fee, Dinner, Drinks, etc)


Payments : Cash at the registration desk at the golf club!

Arrival time/Registration: 10:30h – 11:00h

Brunch buffet: 11:00h

Group Photo: 11:45h (with all participants)

Course: B & C course will be played

Tee off ceremony: 12:00h (hole 1)

— Shot gun start: 1st flight Tee 1, 2nd flight Tee 2, 3rd flight Tee 3 etc.
— *2 flights per hole*
— *Tee’s: Gents: Blue Ladies: Red

Nespresso Coffee lounge:
Coffee lounge. Networking, meet & greet of participants

Dinner & Award ceremony:
18:30h in the club house. Awards for best net score, best gross score, longest drive, longest put, etc.

Official end & bus back to HK: ~20:30h

Please find enclosed the flyer & registration form for your information.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail on or before May 6, 2016.

Thank you & best regards,
AustroCham Team

Download SwissCham Open 2016 Golf Tournament Invitation_Invitation Reminder.pdf
More info
MAY
17
TUE

The 13th InterCham Connecting Prople Cocktail on May 17, 2016 (Tuesday)

OZONE Bar, 118/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Dear Members and Friends,

The 13th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail organized by the Dutch and Swedish Chamber of Commerce will take place on

May 17, 2016 (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 9:00pm
@ OZONE Bar, 118/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon


Admission Fee:
Members: 330 HKD Non-Member: 450 HKD
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 lucky draw ticket)


Join us for an exciting networking event to meet over 400 young professionals! The evenig will include drinks, canapes and an oppourunity to win some fantastic lucky draw prizes!

Please note that no tickets are sold at the door!
No tickets, no admittance!
Business Attire!


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 and send a crossed cheque (payable to: THE AUSTRIAN CHAMBER OF COM-MERCE) covering your registration fee to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong, on or before May 6, 2016.

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

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation CPC17052016.pdf
More info
APR
17
SUN

AustroCham Champagne Brunch 2016

ToTT’s & Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our Family gathering —
a Champagne Brunch

@ ToTT’s & Roof Terrace
34/F, The Excelsior Hotel
281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
on Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm


Let’s have a relaxing Sunday with your family, kids, and friends. It is a great opportunity to mingle and enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Registration Fee:

Member:
HKD 639 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 594 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 522 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 369 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

Non Member:
HKD 705 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 660 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 575 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 400 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

** All prices include service charge.

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 April 11, 2016.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be in writing and no cancellation after March 31, 2016. No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Registration Form Champagne Brunch 17042016.pdf
More info
MAR
31
THU

EuroCham Invitation to 2016 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2016 MIECF)

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

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is once again delighted to co-host with the cooperation of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute - IPIM and the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) a European Pavilion, at the 2016 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2016 MIECF), which will take place on March 31 to April 2, 2016 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao. They are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to companies (exhibiting EU products only), both European Chambers of Commerce in Macau and Hong Kong members, and EU Member States’ Trade Commissions and Consulates.

More information on the MIECF: http://www.macaomiecf.com/miecf2016/ en/

Their corporate exhibitors will enjoy an extremely competitive participation package: HK$ 3,500 ONLY for a fully equipped mini-booth with 3 nights FREE accommodation* and other benefits listed in the attachments.

* hotel to be confirmed by the Organizer. Eligible reservation period from March 30 to April 1, 2016.

*The mentioned hotel incentives/privileges are inapplicable to delegates who live in Macao. Applicants should be European delegates (non-Macao company and resident)

Please find the promotion materials for the MIECF 2016. For more information, please find attached Participation Package and Application Forms for your perusal.

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

Completed Application Form: Fill in the attached “Corporate-MIECF 2016-European Pavilion Application Form” for your recruited exhibitors.
Payment: Depending on the selected PACKAGE, please arrange the payment according to the information from the attached form, to ensure booth space reservation.

Company Logo and Biography: Please also email your company logo in high-definition (AI or EPS format) and a short biography of your compa-ny/association, of no more than 150 words (for marketing purposes, e.g. show directory) to alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk

Green Business Matching (optional): Exhibitors are able to access glob¬al enterprises using MIECF business matching services, which assist them to promote their products and services and find suitable partners. If you want to have the Green Matching, please fill in the attached “2016 MIECF Green Matching Form”(optional).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 26, 2016, Friday!
(First-Come, First-Served)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Alfred Tsang, alfred.tsang@eurocham.com.hk

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Corporate-MIECF 2016-European Pavilion Application Form.doc
Download 2016MIECF-Green-Matching-Form_20151105.doc
More info
MAR
16
WED

AustroCham Co-host Business Luncheon with the Honourable John Tsang of the Financial Secretary of the HKSARG

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Old Annex), Wanchai, HK
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honoured that Mr. Tsang has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on March 16, 2016, about his Budget. This joint business community luncheon is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget. You will learn directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government’s plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong’s economic growth and main¬tain our competitiveness.

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Old Annex) on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm

Registration Fee:

Member: 680 HKD             Non Member: 880 HKD
Corporate table of 10 to 12 pax: 8,700 HKD


For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) and please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong on or before February 19, 2016.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

Thanks & best regards,
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Luncheon 2016 John Tsang.pdf
More info
MAR
16
WED

EuroCham Breakfast Seminar: Risks to Foreign Firms in Asia - 2016 Asia Risk Assessment by Steve Vickers

Victoria Suite, 1/F Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong (hosted by Steve Vickers)
Dear Members & Friends,

Steve Vickers on behalf of the European Chamber of Commerce invites you to join the following breakfast seminar “Risks to Foreign Firms in Asia – 2016 Asia Risk Assessment” with the guest speaker Steve Vickers, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Steve Vickers and Associates Limited (“SVA”).

Date & Time : March 16, 2016 (8:00am to 9:45am)
Venue : Victoria Suite, 1/F Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong (hosted by Steve Vickers)
Fee : HKD 380 for AustroCham’s members
HKD 450 for non-members


The presentation outlines risks of particular concern to foreign investors and business leaders. He will specifically address China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar and a section on Terrorism.

Some key conclusion will include:

China: An expanding anti-corruption campaign, intensified political division and a slowing economy raise risks for foreign businesses operating in China in 2016.

Hong Kong: A deeply polarised political environment, a weaker economy prompting a probable fall in property prices, and a failure to innovate will erode standards in 2016.

Macau: The central Chinese government in 2015 formally withdrew its acquiescence to outflows of capital through Macau, causing a decline in revenues and an increase in investigations, transforming the commercial climate.

Taiwan: Presidential elections in January will result in a new government in Taiwan less friendly to China, leading to tensions and a weaker economy.

Indonesia: Investors in Indonesia will face increased political uncertainty and economic weakness, although the outlook should not worsen dramatically.

Japan: Japanese politics should prove relatively stable in 2016, even though the economy is not reviving as hoped and a continued shift towards a more assertive defence policy may add to regional tensions.

Myanmar: Myanmar should continue its transition in 2016, with the National League for Democracy (“NLD”) taking office, albeit in partnership with the army.

Thailand: The political environment is growing more complex as the military tightens control ahead of the passing of the King, presenting risks in 2016.

Vietnam: Vietnam faces a leadership change in 2016, meaning a new team will handle the South China Sea dispute and an improving economy. That said, the collective nature of its systems suggests that policies will not vary wildly.

Terrorism in Asia: Terrorism remains a concern in the Asia-Pacific region, with traditional venues at risk, as well as China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region and the Malay-speaking world.

Registration Deadline : March 11, 2016

Please find enclosed the flyer with detailed information + speaker information and registration form for your further perusal.

Please send the registration form to Mr. Alfred Tsang, event@eurocham.com.hk or fax to (+852) 2511 6833.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Registration Form_Breakfast Seminar-Risks to Foreign Firms in Asia with Steve Vickers - 16 March 2016.doc.pdf
More info
MAR
07
MON

Joint Business Luncheon with Mr. Tobias Brandner, Associate Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, HK (Function Room booked by Mr. Guido Furrer)
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the SwissCham Hong Kong and Swiss Association of Hong Kong, supported by AustroCham are organizing the Business Speakers Luncheon on

Life behind bars :
physical and psychological dimensions of imprisonment


Guest Speaker : Mr. Tobias Brandner, Associate Professor, Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Imprisonment is a tremendous disruption of ordinary life, a crisis experience that shatters a person’s life and leaves little of what is taken for granted. During the time of imprisonment, many inmates (re-)discover basic questions of our life – what counts? what is of lasting value? what am I here for? - that are usually ignored or suppressed. The speaker will share about the inside of a world that is generally not accessible to the public. His talk will focus on the life realities of those in prison, about who they are and how they live.

Tobias Brandner is currently an Associate Professor at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching history of Western Christianity, mission studies, and ecumenism. An ordained pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church – at present with the Hong Kong Tsung Tsin Mission Church – he has over 20 years of experience as prison chaplain, from 1990 to 1996 in Switzerland and since 1998 in Hong Kong. He has recently published the book Beyond the Walls of Separation. Christian Faith and Ministry in Prison (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade, 2014).

Date : Monday 7th March 2016

Venue : The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, HK
Function Room booked by Mr. Guido Furrer

Proper dress code is required – no jeans please

Time : Pre-luncheon cocktail from 12.00 noon, Luncheon starts at 12.30 p.m.

Price : HKD 390.00 for members who register until Wednesday before the date of the luncheon

HKD 490.00 for members registering after Wednesday / walk-ins; non-members and guests

Late registrations / walk-ins will be accommodated on a best effort basis.

Please find enclosed the reply slip for your information.

Please send reply slip by email or fax directly to:
Joyce Yan Tel: 2524 0590 Fax: 2522 6956
Email: admin@swisschamhk.org

SwissCham Hong Kong - c/o Franke 19B, Soundwill Plaza II - Midtown
1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

*Cancellation must be notified in writing before the deadline. No Cancellations and refunds after the deadline. No shows will be charged.

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Download SwissBLuncheon07032016.pdf
More info
FEB
23
TUE

AustroCham Co-Host Speakers Business Breakfast with Mr. Marco Valli, UniCredit

The Clipper, Town Club @The American Club Hong Kong, 48/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham together with the German & Italian Chamber cordially invite you to attend a Business Breakfast on

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 to 10:00 am  (8:15 am Registration)

The Clipper, Town Club @The American Club Hong Kong
48/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong


Topic : “UniCredit’s Outlook 2016: Developed countries in good shape as Fed and ECB decouple”

Speaker : Mr. Marco Valli, UniCredit

US rates have finally departed from the zero lower bound and 2016 will shed light on the Fed’s reaction function in a post-crisis environment. We expect the rate normalization to continue at a faster pace than priced in by financial markets, but this tightening cycle will remain very shallow compared to those of the past. In the Eurozone, the recovery is set to gain traction, powered mainly by domestic demand, which should make up for a still difficult external environment. However, the upward trend in core inflation remains painfully slow, and headline inflation will continue to significantly undershoot the ECB’s target for the foreseeable future. More monetary easing is a distinct possibility. Political risk is a key variable to monitor across Europe: we explain what is concerning, and what is not. In the global landscape, China will remain an important source of volatility, but the short-term macro outlook is not as bad as financial markets seem to think. The recovery in developed countries is unlikely to be derailed.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Marco Valli has responsibility for the bank’s view on the euro area economy and ECB policy. Before being appointed Chief Eurozone Economist, Marco covered the position of Chief Italian Economist from 2006 until mid-2010. Marco’s analyses and comments are often quoted on financial media like the FT and Bloomberg. Prior to joining UniCredit in 2004, Marco worked as European Economist in the asset allocation department of Fideuram SGR. Marco holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan, 2000), and a master degree in Quantitative Finance (Bocconi, 2002). Marco co-authored the study “Global Inflation – The Ghost in the Machine?” which was awarded the Rybczynski Prize for the best piece of business economics writing in 2007 by the Society of Business Economists.

Registration Fee:   Member: 330 HKD     Non Member: 400 HKD
(incl. breakfast)

Dress code: Business attire (Jacket with or without tie)

Mobiles are required to be switched to silent mode within Club’s premise.

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 February 12, 2016.

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

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Breakfast UniCredit 23022016.pdf
More info
FEB
16
TUE

The 61st InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Spasso, G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Dear Members and Friends,

The 61st InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the Danish, French, and Finnish Chamber of Commerce will take place on

February 16, 2016 (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 9:30pm
@ Spasso, G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre,
68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon


Join us for an exciting networking event to meet over 400 young professionals! The evenig will include drinks, canapes and an oppourunity to win some fantastic lucky draw prizes!

Please note that no tickets are sold at the door!
No tickets, no admittance!
Business Attire!


For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

Admission Fee:  Members: 200 HKD        Non-Member: 280 HKD
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 lucky draw ticket)

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 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 February 2, 2016.

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

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 16022016.pdf
More info
JAN
28
THU

AustroTram 2016

Witty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join us at "AustroCham goes AustroTram”
on Thursday, January 28, 2016, meeting at 6:00 pm

Let’s meet at the Witty Street Tram Depot - Entrance at Hill Road (18:00 - see enclosed map) to start our tour through Hong Kong, which will lead us from Witty Street to Causeway Bay and via Happy Valley back to Witty Street. We are scheduled to return to Whitty Street at 20:30.

Admission Fee:

Member: 360 HKD         Non-Member: 440 HKD

(fee incl. Austrian beer, white and red wine, still and sparkling water, Liptauer, Mühlviertler Hauswürstel, Speck, Bergkäse, Essiggurken, Pfefferoni, Kremser and Estragon Senf, and Hausbrot)


To register for this event, please complete the attached Registration Form and return to us by email 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 January 21, 2016.

Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations after January 14, 2016 and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks & best regards,
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation AustroTram 28012016.pdf
Download Whitty Street Tram Depot_Hill Road.pdf
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JAN
27
WED

AustroCham Co-host Business Luncheon with the Honourable Leung Chun-ying of the HKSAR Chief Executive

Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, HK
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honored that the Chief Executive has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong Business Community on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Participants at this luncheon will be able to hear Mr. C.Y. Leung further elaborate on his Policy Address, and learn more about his initiatives and directives for tackling key issues, such as housing, land supply, air quality and Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the year ahead.

@ Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm

** Speech will be conducted in English **

Registration Fee:

Member: 680 HKD             Non Member: 880 HKD

Corporate table of 10 to 12 pax: 8,700 HKD

Bundle Package: $8,200 per table per event (for buying one or more corporate tables for both the CE & FS luncheons)

For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) on or before December 29, 2016.

Please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

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

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team

Download Invitation Luncheon 2016 CE CY Leung.pdf
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JAN
09
SAT

Invitation to YK Pao School Information Session

Zhejiang Heen, 2/F Kiu Fu Commercial Bldg., 300-306 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that an information session of the YK Pao School in Hong Kong will be held by the World-Wide Education Group Limited on

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Zhejiang Heen, 2/F Kiu Fu Commercial Bldg.,
300-306 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

The founders, our lifetime member Prof. Anna Pao Sohmen and Mr. Philip Sohmen would like to invite you to the event to know more about their Secondary Boarding School in Songjiang and Summer Camp 2016.

Please bring your friends — there will be more information sessions in New York, San Francisco, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur!

RSVP:  Please click here to register before 1 January 2016
Please find enclosed the flyer for more details.

For more information, please contract Ms. Eva Shen at +86 21 6167 1999-8302 or eva.shen@ykpaoschool.cn

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download YP Pao School 2016.pdf
More info
DEC
17
THU

Schmidt Vinothek — Austrian Gems Wine Tasting Event

Happy Valley Shop, Shop E, Ground Floor, Yuk Sing Building, 1-9 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that fellow member - Schmidt Vinothek invites you to join the

Austrian Gems Wine Tasting Event

@ Venue: Schmidt Vinothek - Happy Valley Shop
Shop E, Ground Floor, Yuk Sing Building
1-9 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

on December 17, 2015 (Thursday) 7:00 to 9:00pm


Admission fee : HKD 100/person for AustroCham members
                          HKD 120/person for non-members
(Full payment is required to confirm your booking)


5 types of wine for Tasting as below:

Hirsch, 2009 Riesling, Zöbing Heiligenstein
Schmelz, 2012 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Best Of
Skoff, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc "Royal"
J.Heinrich, 2011 Vitikult MAX
Clemens Strobl, 2012 Pinot Noir, Hengstberg

For enquiry and RSVP, please send email to eventhk@schmidtvinothek.com or telephone number : 3650 0616 (within office hour)

Please find enclosed their flyer for more details.

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team

Download Austrian Gem Tasting event_17122015.jpg
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DEC
02
WED

CUHK-ESADE Joint Conference : China & Europe - Challenges & Opportunities

CUHK MBA Town Centre, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of MBA Programs, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School jointly organised this conference with ESADE Business School, their exchange partner and one of Europe’s top business schools in Spain, with the support of Barcelona City Council. Professors from both schools and some senior executives from the industry as well as Barcelona City Council will join together and share valuable insights on recent economic situations and growing potentials in China and Europe.

Agenda:
2:30 pm Welcome remarks
2:45 pm Panel Discussion: “China’s New Growth Engine”
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Report Presentation: “Chinese Investment in Europe 2015”
Panel Discussion: “Opportunities and Challenges in Europe”
5:15 pm Q&A
5:30 pm Networking

Please click here for registration and for more information with Bio of the Speakers.

Thanks & best regards
The AustroCham Team
More info
NOV
28
SAT

German Swiss International School 2015 Christmas Bazar

6/F rooftop playground, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Details will follow.
More info
NOV
24
TUE

AustroCham Business Lunch w/ Dr. Linda Pichler, MBA, Consultant Trainer Coach

Kee Club, 6/F, Wellington St, Central, HK
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to attend our Business Lunch on

“Discover your passion and live by inspiration”
Live your vision and achieve your goals – it is well worth your while!

@ Kee Club, 6/F, Wellington St, Central, HK
on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:30 to 2:30pm


“Re-cognize” your inspiration and learn to align your goals with it – and achieve them. Sadly only few people invest the time to discover what really inspires them; Depending on whether you know it and align your goals with it you will translate your plans into actions with ease, with a lot of effort or not at all. Recognizing your own values and departing from your habitual thinking paths will result in setting ambitious goals. You will be motivated by your goals to take the necessary steps and actions.

The Speaker:


Dr. Linda Pichler, MBA, Consultant Trainer Coach

After holding various positions in international tourism from Spain to Latin America and the Arab countries she moved into international consulting where she was responsible for setting up a network of branch offices in the south of Europe. After graduation from an Executive MBA in 1999 with a Master thesis in „Banking and Finance“, she founded her own consulting business in Vienna in 2000, where she started consulting Austrian SMEs in their international expansion. Now the focus is on China for D/A/CH companies.

She also delivers training and coaching for leadership, intercultural communication and business English, focusing on

• English for international Business, Finance and Technology
• A coaching method to unleash passion and potential and develop a suitable career path
• Creative leadership with Vision
• Intercultural trainings for negotiating and communicating with Chinese
• How to lead Chinese-European teams successfully

In the past 11 years communication with Chinese partners has been part of her daily routine, either via Skype and email or on site in China. In 2003 she was invited to lecture in Webster University’s joint MBA programs in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu in China. Since late in 2011 l have been responsible for China Business Development of Hemera Internation¬al GmbH in Munich.

Registration Fee:

Member: 490 HKD                   Non Member: 630 HKD

(includes a Chinese set lunch)

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

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.

Please find enclosed the Bio and flyer for more information.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team


Download Bio Linda Pichler BL24112015.doc.pdf
Download Invitation BL LindaPichler 24112015F.pdf
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NOV
19
THU

Austrian Connect 2015 from Nov 19 to 21

Chengdu, Sichuan Province
AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China, the top event of the Austrian business community in China, will be held this year from 19 to 21 November in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, under the motto “Going West and Beyond”.

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, one of China’s most rapidly growing provinces. The region has recently been witnessing a strong increase of activities of foreign companies. Sichuan’s success shows how important it is to pay attention to the potential of markets outside China’s well-developed coastal regions.

The exchange with representatives of Austrian businesses in China is at the core of the AUSTRIA CONNECT event. Expert presentations and panel discussions will focus on the topic of expanding in China and beyond and explore related opportunities and challenges. Training workshops and a special programme for accompanying partners will be offered as every year.

A gala dinner in Chengdu’s historic old town, a visit to the world famous panda base and the traditional golf tournament are highlights of the event’s social programme.

The conference language is English. Registration is open until 16 October 2015.
More info
NOV
12
THU

The 60th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Alto 88, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 31/F, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

The 60th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the Italian Chamber, Mexican Chamber and Spanish Chamber of Commerce will take place on

November 12, 2015 (Thursday) from 6:00 to 9:00pm
@ Alto 88, Regal Hong Kong Hotel
31/F, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


Admission Fee:
Members: 200 HKD
Non-Member: 280 HKD
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 lucky draw ticket)


Join us for an exciting networking event to meet over 400 young professionals! The evenig will include drinks, canapes and an oppourunity to win some fantastic lucky draw prizes!

Please note that no tickets are sold at the door!
No tickets, no admittance!
Business Attire!


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 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 October 26, 2015.

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

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 12112015.pdf
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NOV
05
THU

AustroCham Heurigen 2015

THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB
Dear Members & Friends,

Join “Austrian Gemütlichkeit” at this year’s traditional AustroCham Heurigen, taking place on the front lawn of the dignified Hong Kong Country Club.

Indulge yourself with a classical Heurigen set up which includes best Austri¬an wine and food as well as a unique atmosphere.

You are kindly invited to wearing your “Tracht”.

*** Please register with enclosed booking form!

Date: November 5, 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Country Club
(188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay, next to Ocean Park)
Time: 6:30 pm—11:30 pm


For all other details please use the enclosed booking form or send us an email to austrocham@austrocham.com

Registration

Please reserve your seats by filling out the attached form and return it to us either by fax or e-mail.

After receiving the booking confirmation with the exact amount, please send your crossed cheque (payable to: The Austrian Chamber of Commerce) to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team

Download AustroCham_Heurigen_2015_Registration_Form1.pdf
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OCT
19
MON

AustroCham Speaker's Business Luncheon w/ Rt Hon Dr Claus Raidl & H.E. Rt Hon Karlheinz Kopf

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

On the occasion of Austria´s official Sino-Austrian Investor Conference by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA held in Hong Kong AustroCham & the Austrian Trade Commission cordially invite you to attend our special Speaker´s Luncheon with two high caliber guests on

“What’s going on in Europe ? Current political and socio-economic affairs in Central Europe !”


@ Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
Lushan Room, 5/F, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road,
Admiralty, Hong Kong
on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 12:30 to 2:00pm


About our speakers

The Rt Hon Dr Claus Raidl has been president of the Austrian Central Bank since 2008. He holds a doctoral degree in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Claus Raidl is regularly published in various economic journals and publications where he writes about financial issues and current economic affairs. He also holds several supervisory board positions including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology (I.S.T.) Austria, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Technisches Museum Wien, Member of the University Council of the University College of Teacher Education in Lower Austria and Vice-President, European Forum Alpbach.

The Vice President of the Austrian National Council, H.E. Rt Hon Karlheinz Kopf was born in Vorarlberg, and comes from a business family in Altach. He has been married since 1978 and has two daughters. From 1982 to 1993 he was staff executive signatory of the company Huber Tricot in Götzis and Wol¬ford AG in Bregenz. In 1993 he became managing partner of SportbauWalser in Altach. In 1994, Mr Kopf was elected for the first time to the Austrian People's Party in the National Assembly. In 2000 he became Secretary General of the Austrian People’s Party Business Association. Mr Kopf held this position until November 2008, when he was elected as Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party Parliamentary Group. Since autumn 2013 Mr Kopf is the 2nd President of the National Council.

Registration Fee:
Member: 590 HKD
Non Member: 690 HKD
(includes Western style lunch and Austrian wines)
Austrian wines kindly sponsored by SCHMIDT VINOTHEK

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email #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 October 15, 2015.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Island Shangri-La on October 19.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team
Download Invitation BL 19102015.pdf
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OCT
10
SAT

AustroCham Hallstatt Field Trip

Hallstatt, Huizhou China
Dear Members and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join our AustroCham Hallstatt Field Trip exclusively arranged by our member Minmetals Land Limited to visit Huizhou and it's Hallstatt development.

Date: 10th of October, 2015
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm


Temporary Schedule on October 10, 2015 :

1. 8:30am-11:30am : Hong Kong to Hallstatt, China
2. 11:50am-1:20pm : lunch at Western restaurant
3. 1:30pm-3:00pm : visit Hallstatt development & cultural exchange
4. 3:00pm-3:10pm : gift exchange
5. 3:15pm : Hallstatt, China to Hong Kong

Remarks : For this visit, please check your China Visa validation and Passport validation should have at least 6 months or more.

Precise travel arrangement and details will be communicated to the participants well in time.

Fee for this trip:
Member : HKD 190
Non-Member : HKD490
(incl. lunch & transportation)


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 September 29, 2015.

Thank you & best regards.
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Hallstatt 10102015.pdf
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SEP
25
FRI

Business Luncheon w/ Mr. Christian H. Schierer of the Austrian Trade Commission

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

AustroCham cordially invites you to attend our Business Luncheon on

“Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in Europe and Austria within its new China´s Silk Road & 16+1 strategy”

@ Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Hengshan Room, 5/F, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
on Friday, September 25, 12:30 to 2:00pm


Registration Fee:
Member: 490 HKD
Non Member: 630 HKD
(includes Japanese Bento Box, Chinese tea or ice water)
Austrian wines kindly sponsored by ADVANTAGE AUSTRA Hong Kong


Austrian Trade Commissioner Christian Schierer will share some insights in latest Chinese FDI investment patterns in the Alpine Republic as well as the internationalization of the RMB. He will reflect on the impact of China´s new vision with regard to European SMEs as well as on strategic positioning of Chinese enterprises in the CEE and Black Sea region. In a Tour d´Horizon he will present Austria´s role as an observer within the 16+1 strategy and how small market economies can take advantage of the New Silk Road.

The Speaker:

Mr. Christian H. Schierer is for over 7 years head of the regional ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA office and holds the position of the regional Austrian Trade Commissioner being in charge for Hong Kong, Macao and South China operations. His career spans from 1997 when he served in Cairo to London and Seoul. He initiated and organized the Austria Connect Conference Models in China, which since then have taken place annually in Dongguan Mission Hills, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong and the Sino-Austrian Investor Con¬ferences in Hong Kong. His office holds among other industry lines the lead for FDI and Startup-Economy for Austria in the region. Christian frequently speaks on a wide variety of international trade subjects related to Austria.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email 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 17, 2015.

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.

Thank you & best regards,
The AustroCham Team

Download Invitation BL ATC25092015.pdf
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SEP
17
THU

AustroCham Co-Host Speakers Business Luncheon w/ Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist, Commerzbank

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 8/F, Oasis Room, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham together with The German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong cordially invite you to attend our Co-Host Business Luncheon on

“What higher Fed rates mean for the Eurozone and Asia”

@ Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
8/F, Oasis Room, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK
on Thursday, September 17, 12:15 to 2:00pm

Registration Fee:
Member: 620 HKD
Non Member: 690 HKD
(includes Western 3-course Lunch)

The US economy is recovering and the Fed will raise its interest rates.
Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist of Commerzbank, highlights what this could mean for the Eurozone and Asia.

The ECB will do everything to shield the sluggish euro-zone economy from higher US rates - especially as many of the monetary union’s underlying problems remain unsolved as demonstrated by the ongoing Greek crisis. For Asia, a tightening of the US monetary policy means that external funds are less easily available. Downside risks also stem from the fact that private sector debt had risen markedly in recent years.

Dr. Krämer will also give his perspective for bond yields and currencies.

 The Speaker:

Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist, Commerzbank

Dr. Jörg Krämer is member of the Shadow ECB Council. Prior to joining Commerzbank he was Chief Econo¬mist 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 email 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 4, 2015.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Luncheon Commerzbank 17092015.pdf
More info
SEP
17
THU

FOR MEMBERS ONLY - European Chamber Breakfast Seminar: Changes in the Hong Kong asset management landscape - threats or opportunities for European companies

KPMG, 8th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, H.K.
Dear Members,

The Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is delighted to invite you to join a Breakfast Seminar on

“Changes in the Hong Kong asset management landscape: threats or opportunities for European companies”

Thursday, 17th Sept 2015, 8:00am-9:30am

KPMG, 8th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, H.K.

(Limited seats, First come-first served; pre-registration applies)

Please click here for registration

The seminar will allow the audience to hear from and engage with their peers from across the industry. Prominent speakers from the industry and the supervision authority will share current issues and challenges facing the Hong Kong asset management industry for European Companies and how to capitalize on the opportunities provided by the cross-border initiatives between HK- Mainland.

The event will take the form of a keynote presentation and panel discussions, followed by interactive Q&A session with leading thought leaders.

They look forward to welcoming you at the seminar. You are requested to confirm your participation by Monday, 14th September 2015, 6:00pm by completing the online registration form (click here). Free entrance, mandatory registration, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to register online, please complete the enclosed registration form below and email to events@eurocham.com.hk.

Registration Deadline: Monday, 14th September 2015, 6:00PM

For enquiry, please contact Ms. Yvonne Tin (yvonne.tin@eurocham.com.hk)

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download EuroCham Registration Form_FSBC_Changes in the Hong Kong Asset Management Landscape- Threats or Opportunities for European companies 17092015.pdf
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SEP
08
TUE

FOR MEMBERS ONLY - European Chamber Breakfast Event: South China Position Paper and Business Confidence Survey Launch 2015/2016

27/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members,

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China are delighted to invite you to join a breakfast seminar about the European Business in China – South China Position Paper 2015/2016 (South China Position Paper).

This is the first time that the South China Position Paper is brought out as a standalone publication. It compiles the latest assessments and concerns of European businesses operating in South China with the aim to offer constructive recommendations to the cities’ policy makers.

Tuesday, 8th Sept 2015, 8:00am-10:00am
27/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
HKD 400 (including light breakfast)
(Limited seats, First come-first served)


Please click here for registration

If you are unable to register online, please email to events@eurocham.com.hk with your details (name, job title, company name, email, direct number/ mobile, membership of chamber of commerce, contact person email, and direct number/ mobile) to register.

Registration Deadline: Friday, 4th September 2015, 6:00PM

Please find enclosed the flyer with the Registration Form, Payment Method, Agenda, Event Speakers, Map for the Venue for your information.
For enquiry, please contact Ms. Yvonne Tin (yvonne.tin@eurocham.com.hk) or +852 2511 5133.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download EuroCham Registration form-Business Confidence Survey Presentation - 8 Sept 2015.pdf
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SEP
02
WED

AustroCham Co-Host Speakers Business Breakfast with Mr. Marco Valli, Chief Eurozone Economist at UniCredit Bank

The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham together with The Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK & Macao cordially invite you to attend our Co-Host Business Breakfast on

“Eurozone - Cyclical Recovery, Risks and Unsolved Structural Issues”

@ The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong on Wednesday, September 2, 8:15-10:30 a.m.

Registration Fee:
Member: 350 HKD
Non Member: 400 HKD

About the Event:

The Eurozone cyclical recovery continues. Low oil prices and a weaker currency – courtesy of ECB action – have sparked the growth acceleration, but now endogenous forces have started to support activity as well. However, several risks loom.

Greece is, and will remain, a key source of market volatility, amid uncertain political developments and reform implementation. Weak global trade is one of the main concerns – the pace of the Chinese slowdown and its likely consequences on the Eurozone business cycle deserve close monitoring. Geopo¬litical uncertainty is here to stay.

Thinking longer term, the Greek crisis has shown that “Eurozone irreversibility” is a false myth, while the banking union, in its current form, cannot effectively de-link the fate of banks from that of the respective sovereign. More decisive policy steps are needed to increase macroeconomic and fiscal con¬vergence and to make the euro area more resilient to shocks, both domestic and external. The rise of populism across the continent will not make this job any easier.

About the Speaker:

Marco Valli, Chief Eurozone Economist at UniCredit


Marco Valli has responsibility for the bank’s view on the euro area economy and ECB policy. Before being appointed Chief Eurozone Economist, Marco covered the position of Chief Italian Economist from 2006 until mid-2010.

Marco’s analyses and comments are often quoted on financial media like the FT and Bloomberg. Prior to joining UniCredit in 2004, Marco worked as European Economist in the asset allocation department of Fideuram SGR. Marco holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan, 2000), and a master degree in Quantitative Finance (Bocconi, 2002).

Marco co-authored the study “Global Inflation – The Ghost in the Machine? ”which was awarded the Rybczynski Prize for the best piece of business economics writing in 2007 by the Society of Business Economists.

Please find enclosed the flyer for your information.

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email 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, 2015.

Thank you & best regards
The AustroCham Team


Download Invitation Breakfast UniCredit 02092015.pdf
Download UniCredit Breakfast Flyer02092015.jpg
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AUG
25
TUE

The 59th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

@ WOOBAR in W Hotel , 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
Dear Members and Friends,

The 59th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail organized by the British Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Swedish Chamber of Commerce will take place on

August 25, 2015 (Tuesday) from 6:00 to 9:00pm
@ WOOBAR in W Hotel ,
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon

Join us for an exciting networking event to meet over 400 young professionals! The evenig will include drinks, canapes and an oppourunity to win some fantastic lucky draw prizes!

Admission Fee:
Members: 180 HKD
Non-Member: 270 HKD
(incl. 2 drinks & 1 lucky draw ticket)

Please note that no tickets are sold at the doors!
No tickets, no admittance!
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 #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 18, 2015.

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

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation YPC 25082015.pdf
Download 59th InterCham YPC flyer.pdf
More info
JUL
06
MON

AustroCham Speakers Business Luncheon w/ Mr. Sam Law, Sales Manager of Lufthansa South China, Hong Kong & Macau

Kee Club, 6/F, Wellington St, Central, HK
AustroCham cordially invites you to attend our Business Luncheon on

“The Corporate Business Solutions of Lufthansa Group in Hong Kong”
@ Kee Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central
on Monday, July 6, 2015, 12:30 – 14:00

** Lucky Draw—prizes sponsored by Lufthansa


Our guest speaker is Mr. Sam Law, the Sales Manager of Lufthansa South China, Hong Kong & Macau.

Mr. Law will share his experience on the Sales & Marketing strategies in promoting Airlines products and presents the Corporate Partner programme of the Lufthansa Group in Hong Kong.

We thank SwissCham for supporting this event!

Registration Fee:
Member: 490 HKD
Non Member: 630 HKD
(incl. full Chinese lunch, 1 glass of non-alcoholic beverage, complimentary Chinese tea and Austrian wine)

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by email 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 29, 2015.

Download Invitation BL LH 06072015.pdf
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JUN
20
SAT

Dragon Boat Festival 2015

Stanley, Hong Kong
Cheer for TEAM AUSTRIA at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships.
More info
JUN
10
WED

The European Chambers' Cocktail Party

3rd Floor, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is delighted to invite you to join the European Chambers’ Cocktail Party on

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00pm
3rd Floor, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Fee:  HKD 300 for AustroCham’s members, HKD 400 for non-members (incl. 2 drinks & canapés)

Network and mingle in this modern chic interior space with other members from various national European Chambers.

Dress Code : Smart Causal — no shorts, no flip-flops and no sleeveless shirts for men)

Please find enclosed the flyer for more information or
Event Details:    http://eurocham.com.hk/events.html?task=view&id=190%22

To register, please click here.

- NO SHOWS WILL STILL BE CHARGED and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

Thank you and best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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MAY
13
WED

TICKETS SOLD OUT *** The 12th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail

18/F, Grand Ballroom, The Mira Hotel, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The 12th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail co-organized by the American Chamber, Austrian Chamber and Japanese Chamber of Hong Kong, will take place on

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
@ 18/F, Grand Ballroom, The Mira Hotel,
118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.


Meet and mingle with hundreds of professionals from 28 international business organizations in Hong Kong.

Price : HKD 280 for members, HKD 390 for non-members. (incl. 2 drinks, canapés and lucky draw)

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the InterCham Scholarship Fund.

Please note that no tickets sold at the doors! No tickets, no admittance!

Business Attire!


For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

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 April 24, 2015.


Download Invitation CPC 13052015.pdf
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MAY
08
FRI

SwissCham Open 2015 - Golf Tournament on May 8, 2015 in Dongguan

Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Donngguan
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the SwissCham Hong Kong and Guangzhou, supported by AustroCham are organizing the SwissCham Open 2015 in Dongguan.

This event is a perfect occasion for people from Hong Kong and Guangdong province to exchange minds and ideas, a platform for networking, even an opportunity to bring customers and suppliers together. It’s one of the biggest partner events from the chamber community and a good opportunity to meet people from various fields.

Date: Friday May 8th 2015

Location: Phoenix Hills Golf Club, Dongguan
Website: www.phgc.com.cn

Price per player:

RMB 990.- for AustroCham Members
RMB 1’190.- for Non-Members
(incl. Green fee, Dinner, Drinks, etc)

Arrival time/Check in: 10:30h – 11:00h
(incl. check-in hotel, registration, etc.)

Brunch buffet: 11:00h

Group Photo: 11:45h (with all participants)

Course: B & C course will be played

Tee off ceremony: 12:00h (hole 1)

— Shot gun start: 1st flight Tee 1, 2nd flight Tee 2, 3rd flight Tee 3 etc.
— *2 flights per hole*
— *Tee’s: Gents: Blue Ladies: Red

Nestle Coffee lounge:
Coffee lounge after hole 18, networking, meet & greet of participants

Dinner & Award ceremony:
18:30h in the club house Awards for best net score, best gross score, longest drive, etc.

Official end & bus back to HK: ~21:00h

To register for this event, please complete the attached Form and return to us by e-mail on or before May 1, 2015.

Thank you & best regards,
AustroCham Team


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APR
26
SUN

AustroCham Champagne Brunch 2015

ToTT’s & Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

AustroCham cordially invites you to join our Family gathering —
a Champagne Brunch

@ ToTT’s & Roof Terrace
34/F, The Excelsior Hotel
281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
on Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Let’s have a relaxing Sunday with your family, kids, and friends. It is a great opportunity to mingle and enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch.

Registration Fee:

Member:


HKD 628 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 580 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 510 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 360 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

Non Member:

HKD 695 (w/ free-flow of champagne, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 650 (w/ free-flow of red & white wines, soft drinks & juices)
HKD 565 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices)
HKD 390 (w/ free-flow of soft drink & juices) - for ages 3 to 11 inclusive

** All prices include service charge.

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 April 13, 2015.

Cancellation Policy: No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

Download Invitation Champagne Brunch 26042015.pdf
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MAR
19
THU

AustroCham Co-host Business Luncheon with the Honourable John Tsang of the Financial Secretary of the HKSARG

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, HK
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honoured that Mr. Tsang has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on March 19, 2015, about his Budget. This joint business community luncheon is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget. You will learn directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government’s plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong’s economic growth and maintain our competitiveness.

Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm

Registration Fee:

Member: 630 HKD
Non Member: 800 HKD
Corporate table of 10 to 12 pax: 8,300 HKD

** Speech will be conducted in English **

For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) and please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong on or before February 23, 2015.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

Best regards,
The AustroCham Team
Download Invitation Luncheon 2015 John Tsang.pdf
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FEB
11
WED

The 58th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The 56th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail is organized by The German Chamber and The Hong Kong Bahrain Business Association and will take place on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at  Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Hong Kong. 

Theme : Valentine’s Day

Meet and mingle with hundreds of professionals from 28 international business organizations in Hong Kong. Enlarge your network wile enjoying wonderful drinks @Watermark.

Tickets (incl. 2 drinks & canapes & lucky draw ticket)
Members : HKD 200
Non Members : HKD 300

Dress Code : Blue

(No tickets sold at the door. No admittance without tickets)

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

For further information have a look at the attached flyer!

To register for this event, please send us an e-mail and a crossed cheque payable to "The Austrian Chamber of Commerce) covering the admission fee (GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong) on or before February 2, 2105.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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FEB
11
WED

AustroCham Speakers Business Breakfast with Mr. Erik F. Nielsen of UniCredit Bank

The Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 18 Des Voeux Road Central, HK
AustroCham together with the German & Italian Chamber cordially invite you to attend a Business Breakfast on

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
8:30 to 10:00 am
(8:15 am Registration)

The Bankers Club
43/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark,
18 Des Voeux Road Central,
Hong Kong

Topic : “Europe: Pulling out of recession—Leaving longer term strengths and weaknesses on display”

Mr. Erik F. Nielsen , Global Chief Economist, UniCredit Bank AG

Europe’s slow recovery was predominantly caused by policy choices, including severe fiscal tightening and structural reforms in the middle of the recession – all in the name of “short term pain for long term gain”. On the one hand, this leaves Europe in a stronger position in terms of smaller fiscal imbalances, less public debt than otherwise would have been the case, no external deficits, more flexible labour markets and a stronger financial sector, now part of the banking union. On the other hand, it has also left part of Europe with a less clear political landscape and a nasty inward-looking feeling among many politicians. Looking ahead, all of Europe needs more investment – both public and private – after years of cuts, to address Europe’s possibly single biggest structural issue: A complicated demographics picture.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Erik F. Nielsen is Global Chief Economist and Head of Economics & Fixed Income/Currency, Commodity and Asset Allocation Research at UniCredit. In this role Erik is responsible for forming and communicating the overall macroeconomic and policy views of UniCredit. Erik is a regular co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, and a frequent commentator on other TV programmes and financial media.

Prior to joining UniCredit in September 2011, Erik worked for more than 15 years as an economist at Goldman Sachs in New York and London; and spent ten years in Washington DC as an economist for the IMF and World Bank in various capacities. Before leaving for the US, Erik worked at the Danish Central Bank and taught for two years at the Copenhagen Business School.

Registration Fee (incl. breakfast)
Member: 350 HKD                   Non Member: 400 HKD

The event is open to Media.

Dress code: Business attire (Jacket with or without tie)

Mobiles are required to be switched to
silent mode within Club’s premise.

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 February 2, 2015.

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

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FEB
09
MON

AustroCham Co-host Business Luncheon with the Honourable Leung Chun-ying of the HKSAR Chief Executive

Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply honored that the Chief Executive has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong Business Monday, February 9, 2015.

Participants at this luncheon will be able to hear Mr. Leung further elaborate on his Policy Address, and learn more about his initiatives and directives for tackling key issues, such as housing, land supply, air quality and Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the year ahead.

@ Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm to 2:00pm

Registration Fee:

Member: 630 HKD
Non Member: 800 HKD
Corporate table of 10 to 12 pax: 8,300 HKD

** Speech will be conducted in English **

For registration, please return the attached Registration Form to us after completion by email to (austrocham@austrocham.com) on or before January 9, 2015.

Please send your crossed cheque payable to “The Austrian Chamber of Commerce” to GPO Box 8031, Central, Hong Kong.

As place are limited, acceptance is on first-come-first served basis. Kindly settle your payment before deadline and seat will only be confirmed after receiving your payment.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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JAN
29
THU

AustroTram 2015

Witty Street Tram Depot (18:00 - see enclosed map)
Dear Members and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join us at

"AustroCham goes AustroTram”
on Thursday, January 29, 2015
meeting at 6:00 pm

Let’s meet at the Witty Street Tram Depot (18:00 - see enclosed map) to start our tour through Hong Kong, which will lead us from Witty Street to Causeway Bay and via Happy Valley back to Witty Street. We are scheduled to return to Whitty Street at 20:30.

We offer two options to join:

You just join us for the Tram Tour.

You do the Tram Tour plus join the After Party at 66 Po Hing Fong as of 9:00pm till late organized by The Bottle Express Limited (owner Mr. Stefan Gross).

Admission Fee:

Tram Only:
Member: 330 HKD                  Non-Member: 395 HKD
(fee incl. Austrian beer, white and red wine, still and sparkling water, Liptauer, Mühlviertler Hauswürstel, Speck, Bergkäse, Essiggurken, Pfefferoni, Lustenauer Krensenf, and Hausbrot)

Tram and After Party:
Member: 630 HKD                  Non-Member: 695 HKD
(fee incl. same as above + Gulasch with Semmelknödel, Kaiserschmarrn and unlimited free flow of Austrian beer, white and red wine)

To register for this event, please complete the attached Registration Form and return to us by email on or before January 19, 2015 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 January 23, 2015.

Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations after January 19, 2015 and No Shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Best regards,
AustroCham Team

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JAN
23
FRI

Austrian Ski Race 2015

Genting Secret Garden Resort
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that Advantage Austria Beijing (Austrian Embassy—Commercial Section) is organizing the Austrian Ski Race 2015 : Competence—Competition—Charity

on January 23 to 25, 2015
at Genting Secret Garden Resort

In the context of the joint application of Beijing and Zhangjiakou for the Olympic Winter Games 2022, they would like to focus this year’s event on intensifying the cooperation between China and Austria in the area of winter sports.

Join in and use this opportunity to introduce your Chinese business partners to the Austrian expertise in this area, meet some of the key players in the industry and expand your professional network!

All proceeds from this event will go to the local charity organization Chunmiao Little Flower (www.chunmiaolittleflower.org) in support of their work for orphans and infants with severe medical conditions.

Deadline of regstration : no later than Friday, January 9th, 2015

Register now, as room capacities and racing slots are limited!

Please find enclosed the Programme Austrian Ski Race for your information.

For Registration of this event, please contract Advantage Austria Beijing (Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section) by e-mail or telephone number +86 10 8527 5050.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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DEC
18
THU

Sing-along Austrian Christmas Concert

Diamond Exchange Building, 8-10 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

The Regional Austrian Trade Commission is organizing the traditional Christmas Carol Concert with mulled wine for all fellow Austrians, local representatives of Austrian firms and friends of Austria

on Thursday, December 18th, 2014, 18:20 – 19:00 hrs (sharp !)

at The Austrian Trade Commission
Diamond Exchange Building, 8-10 Duddell Street , Central
in front of the Gas Lantern Stairways
(please excess via Ice House Street down the Gas Lantern Stairways)

With Christmas approaching and to get into the seasonal mood, the Concert with the Choir of the Salvation Army Detachment under the baton of Major Alfred Wong, will cover almost all known Christmas songs.

For the delight of all of them it is a sing-along concert, whereby notes and words are being distributed prior to the concert. They encourage parents to bring their kids !

For Registration, please send an e-mail to : hongkong@advantageaustria.org

Donations:

Although this concert is free of charge, they do encourage you to do¬nate for a good cause during and after the concert for those in need here in Hong Kong.

Sponsors:

A big Thank You goes out to the Salvation Army Hong Kong.
They would like to thank their sponsors the Island Shangri-La hotel for traditional Austrian Christmas cookies and Kerry Wines for providing the Christmas mulled wine.

Please find enclosed the flyer & the map for your information.

Best regards
Your AustroCham Team

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NOV
29
SAT

German Swiss International School 2014 Christmas Bazaar

Middle Building, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

AustroCham is again manning the Sekt Booth at the annual GSIS Christmas Bazaar and we cordi¬ally invite you to join from 10:00am to 4:00pm at

Middle Building, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

This is a great party - booths selling Christmas wares (Stollen, candles, wreaths, etc), food (Raclette, Sausages, Thai, Indian, waffles and so on) and drink (German and Swiss wines, beers, soft drinks, coffee/tea), and featuring the GSIS jazz band. It is a great atmosphere in a conducive environment and all funds raised go towards the GSIS School Fund.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
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NOV
26
WED

The 57th InterCham Young Professionals' Cocktail

Spasso (G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East)
Dear Members & Friends,

The 56th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail is organized by the Canadian Chamber and Swedish Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 at Spasso (G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East). Event proceeds will be donated to the InterCham Scholarship Fund.

Tickets (incl. 2 drinks & canapes & lucky draw ticket)
Members : HKD 250
Non Members : HKD 330

(No tickets sold at the door. No admittance without tickets)

For further information have a look at the attached flyer!

To register for this event, please send us an e-mail by November 17, 2014 and send us your cheque covering the admission fee (GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong)

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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NOV
23
SUN

INVITATION to 7th Annual Party of Fogolar Furlan

The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
Dear Members & Friends,

The partner of our last Friendship dinner Fogolar Furlan Hong Kong Limited cordially invites you to join their 7th Annual Party

on Sunday, 23 November 2014, 13:00 to 17:30
at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.

The festivity features, amongst others, a lunch buffet, a mega Tombola (bingo), a Briscola card game tournament as well as the Bearzot & Rocco Memorial Cup foot¬ball match.

All AustroCham members are entitled to the FFHK member price.

Prices:-

Member:
Adults - 498 HKD
Students (12-26 years old) - 368 HKD
Young Students (5-11 years old) - 198 HKD
Kids (0-4 years old) - F.O.C.

Non-Member:
Adults - 598 HKD
Students (12-26 years old) - 418 HKD
Young Students (5-11 years old) - 248 HKD
Kids (0-4 years old) - F.O.C.

Please find enclosed the flyer for your information.

For registration, please complete the enclosed reply form and return with a cheque by post to: Suite 2705, Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong by November 8, 2014.

For more information, please contact Uny (uny.chan@fogolar-furlan,hk)

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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NOV
21
FRI

EuroCham Breakfast Seminar: Combating Hong Kong's Air Pollution in the Marine Sector, 21 Nov 2014

27th Floor, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shipowners Association are delighted to invite you to join a breakfast seminar about “Combating Hong Kong’s Air Pollution in the Marine Sector”

Event Details:

Date & Time: Friday, 21st November 2014, 8:00am-10:00am

Venue: 27th Floor, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Fee: HKD 350 (including light breakfast)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 18th November, 2014, 6:00pm

The ever increasing global growth of the maritime sector has raised concerns regarding the rise of marine pollution levels. Hong Kong has a role to prevent and manage the many causes and effects of marine pollution and therefore the Hong Kong Government has explored ways to combat Hong Kong's air pollution with a particular focus on the marine sector.

Implementation of strategies and technologies by the Hong Kong Government to control the marine pollution around the Hong Kong which includes the Pearl River Delta region is crucial if Hong Kong is aiming to become the preferred base as an International Maritime Centre in the region. This seminar presents Hong Kong and Europe’s upcoming effort in combating air pollution derived from the marine sector.

Speakers:

• Mr. Dave Ho, Tak-yin, Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Air Policy), Environmental Protection Department
• Mr. Arthur Bowring, Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
• Mr. Alessandro Paolicchi, Head of Trade Section, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Click here to register by Tuesday, 18th November, 2014, 6:00pm
to secure your place!

For the most updated information about the event please click here.

Should you have any enquiries about the seminar, please contact Ms. Yvonne Tin by email yvonne.tin@eurocham.com.hk or call at +852 2511 5133.

Payment:

Full payment of the aforementioned fee shall be arranged by 18th November, 2014 via one of the methods listed in the link below:

Payment Instructions

Please be reminded that if you are paying by Cheque, please STATE the Ref. “Seminar Real Estate Investment Event 12 Nov” on the envelope and at the back the cheque.

Reminders & Cancellation Policy:

- Registration is considered to be successful with a completed registration, full-payment AND upon receiving the registration confirmation email from the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, unless otherwise notified. The organizer reserves the right to decline any application. Please inform us if you do not hear from us before 20th November, 2014.

- The full event fee is immediately payable upon submission of the registration. Full payment is due before the event.

- Cancellations must be made in writing two working days PRIOR to the event (by Tuesday, 18th November, 2014, 6:00pm).

- No shows will be charged and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

- When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hosted, all events will be cancelled.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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NOV
19
WED

FOR MEMBER'S ONLY *** EuroCham - Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference (ALMC)

Dear Members,

The Department of Justice has kindly offered EuroCham to help us in arranging complimentary seminar registration for the Maritime Arbitration Seminar (9am-11am) during the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC), on 19 November 2014.

Please find attached the updated seminar program for your kind attention. The theme is “Latest Trends in Maritime Arbitration” and there will be an array of renowned arbitration experts from different jurisdictions to speak on topical issues in international maritime arbitration and share their experience on practical issues at the seminar.
Apart from the Maritime Arbitration Seminar, there will be other programs in the ALMC. As noted from the ALMC held in the previous years, participants at the ALMC are mainly logistics service providers (such as shipowners) and logistics service users (such as brand owners, manufacturers and distributors). Your members may like to refer to the tentative programs of ALMC posted on the official website (http://www.almc.hk/en/info_programme.html).

Registration:

If you are interested in attending the Maritime Arbitration Seminar, we would be pleased to assist in arranging for the complimentary Seminar registration for you. Please send an e-mail to us with your names and contact details on or before October 31st (first come-first served basis).

If you are interested in attending other programs of ALMC, kindly note that there is an early bird discount of 30% available before 26 September. For registration and details, please go to http://almc.hk/en/index.html.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team
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NOV
12
WED

EUROCHAM SEMINAR: The surge of Asian capital - a closer look at the liberalization of insurance sector

CBRE offices, 3/F, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Road, Central, HK
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and CBRE are delighted to invite you to join a seminar about “The surge of Asian capital – a closer look at the liberalization of insurance"

Event Details:

Wednesday, 12th November 2014, 12:30pm-2:00pm

CBRE offices, 3/F, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

HKD 150 (including light lunch)

Registration Deadline: Monday, 10th November, 2014, 6:00pm

(Limited seats, first-come; first-served basis)

The growth of Asian outbound investment in the global real estate market has been phenomenal. The first half of 2014 marked a hefty 40% increase of their investments worldwide. The seminar will discuss the key characteristics of this wave of capital CBRE is witnessing. Asian Institutional investors are one of the major buying forces and the reason for being more active is largely hinged with the liberalization of rules on real estate investment. We will spend more time on discussing the potential increase of real estate allocations by Asian insurance and ways they could gain exposure to real estate.

About the Speaker:

Ada Choi, Senior Director of APAC Research, CBRE

Ada acts as the leader of real estate capital market analytics within the Asia Pacific team to assist the delivery of research-based strategic advice to key real estate investment clients. She is responsible for leading the team to monitor investment activity, including capital flow, price movement and investment strategy.

Since she joined the team in 2005, she has been working closely with local research members in operating the Asia research platform, including fundamental research on different property sectors. She plays a major role in producing regional research publications and thought leadership papers. These papers include pan-Asia topics, such as “Asian REITs Return to Acquisition Mode”, as well as country-specific study, such as “China High-Speed Rail and the Promotion of Regional Urban Development”.

Click here to register by Monday, 10th November, 2014, 6:00pm
to secure your place!

For more information about the seminar, please contact Ms. Yvonne Tin by email yvonne.tin@eurocham.com.hk or call at +852 2511 5133.

Payment:

Full payment of the aforementioned fee shall be arranged by 10th November, 2014 via one of the methods listed in the link below:

Payment Instructions

Please be reminded that if you are paying by Cheque, please STATE the Ref. “Seminar Real Estate Investment Event 12 Nov” on the envelope and at the back the cheque.

Reminders & Cancellation Policy:

- Registration is considered to be successful with a completed registration, full-payment AND upon receiving the registration confirmation email from the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, unless otherwise notified. The organizer reserves the right to decline any application. Please inform us if you do not hear from us before 10th November, 2014.

- The full event fee is immediately payable upon submission of the registration. Full payment is due before the event.

- Cancellations must be made in writing two working days PRIOR to the event (by Monday, 10th November, 2014, 6:00pm).

- No shows will be charged and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

- When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hosted, all events will be cancelled.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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NOV
06
THU

AustroCham Heurigen 2014

THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB
Join “Austrian Gemütlichkeit” at this year’s traditional AustroCham Heurigen, taking place on the front lawn of the dignified Hong Kong Country Club.

Indulge yourself with a classical Heurigen set up which includes best Austrian wine and food as well as a unique atmosphere.

You are kindly invited to wearing your “Tracht”.

*** Please register with enclosed booking form! ***

Date: November 6, 2014
Venue: Hong Kong Country Club (188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay, next to Ocean Park)
Time: 6:30 pm—11:30 pm

For all other details please use the enclosed booking form or send us an email to austrocham@austrocham.com

Registration:

Please reserve your seats by filling out the attached form and return it to us either by fax or e-mail.

After receiving the booking confirmation with the exact amount, please send your crossed cheque (payable to: The Austrian Chamber of Commerce) to: GPO BOX 8031, Central, Hong Kong.



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OCT
31
FRI

Networking Session with the European Creative & Tech Entrepreneur Community in Hong Kong

HKTDC SME Centre (Ground Level, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, HK)
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the HKTDC, the Organiser and European Chamber of Commerce in HK, the co-organiser offer European companies a special incentive package for IDT Expo, their anchor event in December, where participants can enjoy the business services provided by HKTDC and build a strong network with local business partners.

Start-up Workshop : Seizing Opportunities in Hong Kong & China

When : October 31, 2014 (Friday), 10:30am to 11:30am

Where : HKTDC SME Centre (Ground Level, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, HK)

Cost : FREE ADMISSION!

This event is geared towards start-ups and HK-based European entrepreneurs, which serves as an introduction to the Hong Kong creative industry and market. The speakers will be talking about the business opportunities in the creative/tech industry in Hong Kong and sharing their success stories with fellow start-ups.

Register for this workshop and secure your place by Oct 29, 2014 (Wednesday)!

Application is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquiry, please contact Miss Kristie Chu at kristie.ff.chu@hktdc.org.

Please find enclosed the flyer & registration form for your information.

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team

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OCT
25
SAT

Rabitsch&Pawlik Quartet Jazz Concert

Room One, Ground Floor Lobby, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsu, Kowloon
Dear Members & Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the Austrian Jazz Group “Rabitsch&Pawlik Quartet” will be hosting a Jazz concert at The Mira Hotel – Room One on October 25, 2014 during their Hong Kong tour.
 
Room One at The Mira Hotel invites you to explore the boundaries of multicultural modern Jazz by critically-acclaimed Austrian duo: Michaela Rabitsch, singer, composer and Austria’s only and top female jazz trumpet player and her ingenious partner composer and fluid guitarist, Robert Pawlik! Join us for an intimate evening filled with live groovy rhythms and carefully executed cocktails!

As international touring artists, Michaela and Robert have performed at Jazz Festivals and Jazz Clubs in their home country Austria, across Europe, as well as in Iran and China. The musical impressions reflected in their compositions guarantee a diversified musical experience. Influenced by unique elements of different cultures and ethnic groups encountered during tours across the world, from African rhythms or flamenco passion, Cuban fire or Balkan grooves, contrasted with their own musical background, the duo creates a refreshing new musical
mélange.

When: October 25 (SAT) 8-11pm

Where: Room One, Ground Floor Lobby, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsu, Kowloon

Entry: FREE

Spaces are limited, so book early at roomone@themirahotel.com or 2315 5888!

Please find enclosed flyer for your information.

More details of the concert is available here –
http://www.themirahotel.com/modern-jazz-melange/

“Rabitsch&Pawlik Quartet” will also be at the Fringe Club on October 23 and 24, 2014. For more information and ticketing refer to: http://www.hkfringeclub.com/en/whatson/452

Best regards,
Your AustroCham Team


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