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20A Activities

First ever large-scale Hong Kong design exhibition in Chicago opens
The Chicago edition of the “Confluence · 20+ Creative Ecologies of Hong Kong” exhibition opened in Chicago (October 13, Chicago time) with the timely news that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government would accord due importance to the promotion of design and devote more resources to its development. Addressing the opening ceremony, the Director of HKETONY, Ms Joanne Chu said the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam had announced that funding of US$128 million would be injected into the CreateSmart Initiative, which aims to nurture young talents and encourage projects that promote Hong Kong designers and brands. “Confluence · 20+”, a roving exhibition featuring signature works by 20 outstanding designers, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. The Chicago exhibition runs through November 4. Details here.

  First ever large-scale Hong Kong design exhibition in Chicago opens

 

 

 

HKETONY rings bell at New York’s stock exchange, for HK Dragon Boat Festival in New York
Joining other executives and sponsors, HKETONY director Joanne Chu visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and rang the opening bell on Aug 10 to usher in the Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NY, to be held Aug 12-13. Details here.

  HKETONY rings bell at New York’s stock exchange, for HK Dragon Boat Festival in New York

 

   

Gala dinner celebrates Hong Kong SAR’s 20th anniversary in style
HKETONY hosted a gala dinner in New York (June 28) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Invited guests toasted to Hong Kong’s success and were treated to a performance of a “Hong Kong Medley” by Hong Kong- and New York-based musicians and a fashion show. In his keynote remarks, Hong Kong Commissioner to the US, Clement Leung said that Hong Kong continues to succeed thanks to the principle of “One Country, Two Systems,” which, he said, “has given businesses the trust, confidence and predictability to thrive in the region.” Details here.

  Gala dinner celebrates Hong Kong SAR’s 20th anniversary in style

 

   

Dragons Awaken in Times Square
A dragon boat awakening ceremony was held in Times Square on July 20 ahead of the 27th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, the largest such event in the city and in the US. Officiating at the colorful ceremony to kick off the festival, Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay said he hopes the festival would continue to foster stronger Hong Kong-New York sporting and cultural ties. More than 200 teams from around the country are expected to compete in the two-day festival (August 12-13) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which will feature two new boats and a special race dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Details here.

  Dragons Awaken in Times Square

 

   

Hong Kong film directors and actress Carrie Ng in New York
Hong Kong directors Derek Hui, Wong Chun, and Lawrence Lau, were in New York to attend screenings of their respective films at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). During the July 13 media session, they discussed what defines Hong Kong films, how the industry is faring, and whether box office receipts are important in directing a movie. Welcoming the filmmakers, Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay said that he was pleased that the NYAFF introduced a special program this year to focus on Hong Kong’s exciting new generation of directors. Hong Kong actress Carrie Ng and director Alan Lo were also in New York for the screening of their film "Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight" on the final night of this year's NYAFF. They met with the audience after the screening. Details here.

 

Hong Kong film directors and actress Carrie Ng in New York

 

 

 

Hong Kong films in the spotlight in New York
The 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) presented a diverse selection of 10 outstanding Hong Kong films, including a number of North American premieres. Its Star Hong Kong Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Hong Kong cinema legend Eric Tsang, in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the industry over the years, both on and behind the camera. The Festival is showcasing both the newest releases and classic hits from Hong Kong under the banner "Hong Kong Panorama", sponsored by the HKETONY, at Lincoln Center and the School of Visual Arts Theatre. Speaking at a press conference on July 12 to introduce Tsang and his "Mad World" colleagues to the media, the Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay said the Hong Kong Government's efforts to promote film development and nurture young talents have begun to bear fruit. Details here.

  Hong Kong films in the spotlight in New York

 

 

 

Hong Kong Day at Massachusetts State House
Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Clement Leung received a citation from the Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR at the “Hong Kong Day” event at Massachusetts State House on July 11. More than 200 guests, including business and community leaders, as well as a number of state representatives and their staff, attended the event. Details here.

  Hong Kong Day at Massachusetts State House

 

 

 

20th anniversary concert wows audience
Acclaimed musicians from Hong Kong and New York performed at the “From Hong Kong with Love” concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on July 8. The event was supported by the HKETONY in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR. The evening's program featured traditional Chinese music, works by George Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, and the world premiere of Zhen Chen’s composition “Longing”. Young award-winning Hong Kong pianist Wong Sze Yuen, flew in from Hong Kong to perform at the concert. Details here.

  20th anniversary concert wows audience

 

   

Hong Kong rugby teams compete in New York tournament
For the first time, two Hong Kong rugby teams competed in New York’s leading rugby tourney, the Hell Gate Sevens, on July 8. The tournament, which was part of the celebrations of the Hong Kong SAR’s 20th anniversary, was sponsored by the HKETONY for the second year running. Hong Kong clubs Sai Kung and Yuen Long, the winners of the Hong Kong District Rugby Sevens Tournament, competed in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, against the top teams in the American Northeast. Speaking at a July 6 press conference, HKETONY Director Steve Barclay said he hoped the competition would encourage further rugby and sports exchanges between two great cities - Hong Kong and New York. Details here.

  Hong Kong rugby teams compete in New York tournament

 

 

 

Hong Kong musicians shine at Carnegie Hall
Six acclaimed musicians from Hong Kong’s Vantage Music Artists dazzled the New York audience at the “Inspirational Liaisons – Encore” concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall on June 11. The concert is supported by HKETONY to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Details here.

  Hong Kong musicians shine at Carnegie Hall

 

   

Dragon boats roar for 20A in Boston
A record 75 teams competed in the 38th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on June 10-11. This year's festival featured a special 20th anniversary race to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Details here.

  Dragon boats roar for 20A in Boston

 

 

 

20th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR celebration launched in Chicago
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York(HKETONY) launched the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Chicago with a glittering award night paying tribute to Teddy Robin Kwan on May 11. The versatile Hong Kong film and music talent was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Asian Pop-Up Cinema. Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay lauded Teddy Robin for his tremendous contribution to Hong Kong cinema and music. “A pioneer of Hong Kong’s pop-scene, and a prolific composer, he has produced and composed numerous Cantonese film scores that are easy listening with meaningful lyrics,” said Mr Barclay.
Details here.

  20th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR celebration launched in Chicago

 

 

 

Hong Kong Composers’ Music to Kick Off HKETONY's 20A Events
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) will be hosting more than 20 events to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, starting with an April 8 concert featuring works by all young Hong Kong composers. The “New Music from Hong Kong” concert at The DiMenna Centre for Classical Music in mid-town Manhattan features the world and US premieres of pieces by seven Hong Kong composers: Galison Lau, So Ka-wai, Austin Yip, Leung Chi-hin, Cynthia Wong, Wendy Lee and Donald Yu. Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay said 20 years since the return to the Motherland, Hong Kong remains a dynamic business center with a rich and thriving arts and cultural scene. “We hope to bring more Hong Kong success stories to the US, showcasing our talent and reaching out to American audiences under the theme ‘Together · Progress · Opportunity’,” he said. Details here.

  Hong Kong Composers’ Music to Kick Off HKETONY's 20A Events

 

 

 

Vivienne Tam's Fall/Winter 2017 Collection in New York rooted in Hong Kong
Vivienne Tam's Fall/Winter 2017 Collection, inspired by the electrifying energy of Hong Kong, was launched in New York Fashion Week February 15. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) is delighted to work with the international fashion designer as Hong Kong celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The catwalk presentation by the fashion designer alluded to the vibrancy and beauty of the city where she grew up and studied. Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Clement Leung said, "We are pleased to collaborate with the Hong Kong iconic fashion designer to celebrate our city's achievements over the past two decades with a Hong Kong-themed and inspired collection. Vivienne is known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West approach to design." Details here.

  Vivienne Tam's Fall/Winter 2017 Collection in New York rooted in Hong Kong


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