WGAHK Annual Dinner 2008

WGAHK Annual Dinner 2008

WGAHK Annual Dinner 2008

13.12.2008 + Regal Hongkong Hotel, Causeway Bay

The WGAHK Annual Dinner 2008 was well-attended by over 100 Warwick alumni and friends. For the third consecutive year, we were delighted to have Professor Nigel Thrift, Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor and the Honorary President of WGAHK to be our guest of honour. Among the participants there were also a number of Warwick staff from various departments.

Dr Roy Chung and Mr Chip Tsao received the trophies from the Vice-Chancellor in appreciation of their being selected in the “60 Alumni” by the British Council Hong Kong. A big farewell to the year 2008 and our warmest welcome to 2009 which marks our 15th anniversary.

To echo the theme of the evening, Warwickers dressed glitteringly in red. The dinner was kicked off by a welcome speech by Mr Edward Tan, WGAHK 2008 Chairman. Prof Thrift then updated us on the latest developments of the University. In a relaxing ambience, Warwickers enjoyed themselves in the buffet dinner while seeing old faces and meeting new acquaintances. Amid the joy and laugher, Mrs Thrift kindly served as our “Santa Girl” and distributed Christmas presents to all participating children as well as the Best Costume Awards to the winners.

Our exciting games and lucky draw added to the festive atmosphere of the evening with dozens of prizes given out to the winners. Among them Ms Christine Chi (MBA graduate) had the best of luck, winning both the net book – the grand prize of the lucky draw, and also the special prize-“Name a Seat” at the Butterworth Hall of the Warwick Arts Centre donated by the Vice-Chancellor!

WGAHK would like to convey their gratitude to the many sponsors who contributed to the success of the evening. They include the dinner sponsors: Warwick Development and Alumni Relations Office and Warwick Business School; the champagne and wine sponsor Mr KK Mui (MBA graduate), Director of Berry Bros & Rudd, and other prize sponsors. We were also delighted to announce that the raffle sale this year has raised a record-high of $15,940 for WGAHK.

The Annual Dinner marked a full end of the year 2008 and the beginning of the celebratory year of WGAHK’s 15th anniversary in 2009.



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