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HKGCI Double Anniversary Gala Dinner

The Institute kicked off the celebrations for its 25th anniversary and the 70th anniversary of the presence of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in Hong Kong at the Double Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on Thursday 17 January 2019 at the Convention Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

The Gala Dinner was a full house with more than 700 participants, including distinguished guests from the HKSAR Government, regulatory bodies, professional institutes, academia and corporate sponsors, as well as Institute members, graduates, students and friends. The Institute was honored to have the ICSA International President and Institute Past President Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE) as the Guest
of Honour for this special occasion.

Under the theme of ‘Celebrating the HKICS at 70 & 25’, Institute President David Fu FCIS FCS(PE) made his opening remarks by providing a brief review of the major achievements of the Institute in 2018, and how the Institute has commenced awarding the new Chartered Governance Professional designation alongside the long-standing Chartered Secretary designation and has gained better and wider recognition in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan as well as internationally.

Guest of Honour, Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE), Executive Director & Company Secretary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, delivered her keynote speech at the dinner.
A live stream was broadcast of the first session of the Gala Dinner – the opening ceremony and the speeches of Institute President David Fu and Guest of Honour, Edith Shih (the broadcast is available in the News section of the Institute’s website:

To recognize the tremendous contribution made by all Past Chairmen and Presidents of the Institute, the HKICS Council prepared a 925-sterling silver pendant with yellow gold plating Past President medal for each of them. Institute President David Fu FCIS FCS(PE) presented the medals to the Past Chairmen and Presidents at the Gala Dinner as a token
of appreciation.

The Institute will present the Past Presidents medals to those who could not join the dinner at a later date.

At the Gala Dinner, the Institute presented the HKICS Prize 2018 to Institute member Peter Greenwood FCIS FCS, and held a ‘Best Dressed Competition’ for the participants running for the Best Dressed Individual and Best Dressed Team awards. The winners of both awards were voted on by each table. Trophies were presented to the winners.

The Institute would like to thank all members, graduates, students and friends who attended the Gala Dinner, as well as corporate table and lucky draw sponsors, and everyone who helped organised the event. The Institute would also like to thank all contestants of the ‘Best Dressed Competition’, the judging panel members for their participation and help; and to congratulate all the winners of the competition and lucky draw, as well as to thank Link Market Services (HK) Pty Ltd for providing live streaming services for the Gala Dinner.