HKABA 2017 Business Awards Gala Dinner

With guest numbers growing year on year, Hong Kong Australia Business Association Queensland Chapter hosted their annual business awards dinner on Friday, 1st September at Brisbane Hilton. It was a prestigious event  celebrating finalists and winners and awarding their successes trading between Australia and Hong Kong SAR and China.

HKABA also welcomed incoming President Raymond Mak who was keen to take the well-established Queensland Chapter forward, continue to identify business opportunities with their influential platform connecting trade and businesses between Hong Kong and Australia. This ensure all members, sponsors and stakeholders can benefit from being a part of the HKABA family.

With only 150 raffle tickets to purchase and all snapped up, some of the amazing prizes were donated by Porsche Centre Brisbane, a piece of classic realism painting by acclaimed artist Anna Rubin who exhibited at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong this year, and premium menswear retailer Mitchell Ogilvie giving away a made to measure suit worth over $2000. Redtie kept the music flowing with the latest top hits and guests were left in awe by an eye captivating aerial performance by Ashton Entertainment.


A special note from President Raymond Mak, “On behalf of HKABA, I would like to thank Peter Russo MP for sponsoring two fabulous bottles of wine signed by Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland. This prestigious and priceless sponsorship gift was well received with many guests vying for photo opportunities. We welcome your contribution and hope you will continue to support future HKABA events.”

The event of course was madel possible with Platinum sponsors Gadens and HKETO. Major Sponsors included Cathay Pacific, Pitcher Partners, Vincents, Small Business Solutions Tafe QLD, Brisbane City Council and HKTDC. Other sponsors and supporters were InvestHK, Jaressa Wines, Trade & Investment QLD, The University of Queensland, Australian Trade Commission and Australia Unlimited. Last but not least media sponsors were First Media, Queensland Business Weekly, Primetime Marketing, South City Bulletin and Asian Community Weekly.

Congratulations to all the winners in their categories.  

That’s all for now!

Hong Kong Australia Business Association was established by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 1987 to promote and strengthen economic ties between Hong Kong SAR, China and Australia. HKABA is a member of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Association Worldwide comprising of 40 Hong Kong Business associations globally with a total membership of over 14,000 and counting. The association provides networking, investment and trade opportunities.

Click here for more information on about Hong Kong Australia Business Association Queensland Chapter.

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