Our Hong Kong centenary event: Story of the evening in photos

We recently held our final external centenary event in Hong Kong. More than 200 guests comprised from the sector, including many alumni, joined our Hong Kong-based staff and some senior Reading-based staff for the event which looked ahead to the Built Environment of the future in the region. Below is a short picture summary of the event…

The set-up

The set-up at The Grand Assembly Hall in Hong Kong for our centenary event there Menu at our Hong Kong centenary event Oswald the Owl with a UCEM mug

The guests arrive

Guests taking a selfie at our Hong Kong centenary event Guests at our Hong Kong centenary event Guests enjoying a joke at our Hong Kong centenary event Guests at our Hong Kong centenary event

Speeches

Head of APAC Office and Director, UCEM Asia Ltd, Robert Chan speaking at our Hong Kong centenary event

Welcome speech by the Head of APAC Office and Director, UCEM Asia Ltd, Robert Chan

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, speaking at our Hong Kong centenary event

Address speech by UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton

Honorary Tony Tse Wai Chuen speaking at our Hong Kong centenary event

Keynote speech on ‘The Built Environment of the Future’ by Hon Tony Tse Wai Chuen (Hong Kong Legislative Council Member for Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape)

Sr Dr Tony Leung Ka Tung speaking at our Hong Kong centenary event

 Speech by the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Sr Dr Tony Leung Ka Tung, on ‘The Future of the Surveying Profession in Hong Kong’

Guests clapping at our Hong Kong centenary event

 

Professor Stephen Ho of MacGregor Education Consulting Limited made a UCEM Honorary Fellow

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, presents Professor Stephen Ho with his Honorary Fellow certificate at our Hong Kong centenary event

Alumnus Dr Albert So hands over a cheque for £20,000 to go towards UCEM’s centenary fund

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, with alumnus, Dr Albert So and his cheque for £20,000 to go towards UCEM's centenary fund

The guests raise a toast to UCEM’s centenary

Guests raise their glasses at the Hong Kong centenary event

Scholarship Awards handed to CityU students with one student giving her thanks on behalf of her peers

UCEM Dean of the Built Environment, Tim Bennett, presents a scholarship to a CityU student and a representative from the university UCEM Dean of the Built Environment, Tim Bennett, presents a scholarship to a CityU student and a representative from the university A CityU student gives a speech thanking UCEM on behalf of her peers for the CityU scholarships

Appreciation Certificates presented to those who have partnered with UCEM on the Professional Traineeship Scheme (PTS)

UCEM Director of Commercial and Business Development, Stephen Bartle, presenting an appreciation certificate to a recipient UCEM Director of Commercial and Business Development, Stephen Bartle, presenting an appreciation certificate to a recipient

Nigel Smith receives an Appreciation Certificate from UCEM Director of Commercial and Business Development, Stephen Bartle

One of the Chinese calligraphy congratulations messages received from our partners in Hong Kong

UCEM Deputy Principal, Jane Fawkes, receiving a congratulations message from one of UCEM's partners in Hong Kong Marco Wu presents UCEM Deputy Principal, Jane Fawkes, with a Chinese calligraphy congratulations message

UCEM alumni from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s share stories with the audience

Alumni sharing stories at our Hong Kong centenary event Alumni sharing stories at our Hong Kong centenary event

More recent UCEM alumni sharing their stories too

A group of alumni at our Hong Kong centenary event Alumni sharing stories at our Hong Kong centenary event

The UCEM team

The UCEM team in Hong Kong for our centenary event there

Thumbs up!

Senior UCEM staff members pose with thumbs-up alongside representatives from one of UCEM's partner bodies in Hong Kong