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Opening bell to usher in dragon boat festival

 

Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning (Aug 6) to usher in the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (Aug 11 - 12). This marks the first time the Commissioner rang the opening bell since taking up his post in July.

Joining Mr Mak were Head of Exchange Traded Products of NYSE Douglas M. Yones, Chairman of the HKDBF-NY Henry Wan, Regional Manager for NYC Retail Banking of HSBC Christian Rocchio, and Acting Director of HKETONY Michael Kwan along with other VIPs and festival sponsors. To commemorate this special occasion, Mr Yones had brought along his jersey from his dragon boat racing days in Hong Kong. HSBC will be presenting the festival alongside with HKETONY.

This year marks the 28th year of the multi-cultural festival featuring traditional dragon boat races as well as cultural performances. About 200 teams from across the US will be competing in the dragon boat races.

For the first time, Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak (4th R), who assumed the post only in July, rang the morning bell at NYSE (Aug 6) to usher in the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York . Joining him are Head of Exchange Traded Products at NYSE Douglas M. Yones (3rd R), Chairman of the HKDBF-NY Henry Wan (5th R), Regional Manager for NYC Retail Banking of HSBC Christian Rocchio (back row, 4th L), and Acting Director of HKETONY Michael Kwan (2nd Right).
For the first time, Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Eddie Mak (4th R), who assumed the post only in July, rang the morning bell at NYSE (Aug 6) to usher in the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York . Joining him are Head of Exchange Traded Products at NYSE Douglas M. Yones (3rd R), Chairman of the HKDBF-NY Henry Wan (5th R), Regional Manager for NYC Retail Banking of HSBC Christian Rocchio (back row, 4th L), and Acting Director of HKETONY Michael Kwan (2nd Right). (Photo credit: NYSE)
 
Sponsors and organisers of the HKDBF-NY on the NYSE trading floor.
Sponsors and organisers of the HKDBF-NY on the NYSE trading floor. (Photo credit: NYSE)

 

 


    
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