DragoNation 10th Anniversary Annual Gala Dinner
DragoNation (DN), the Alumni Association of The Dragon Foundation (DF), officially established on 30th May 2008, celebrated their 10th anniversary in Hong Kong with an Annual Gala Dinner on 26th May 2018 at Harbour Grand Kowloon, followed by a Global Youth Forum on 27th May 2018 co-organised by and held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). DN currently has more than 1,800 ethnic Chinese alumni worldwide, many of which are leaders in their respective industries. Our theme this year is “Vision 2030 – The Role of Young Chinese Leaders in the Global Arena”. Close to 500 leaders from all walks of life reunited in Hong Kong to be part of this historical moment. Alumni from USA, Canada, Australia, and various other parts of the world were present, spanning across a total of 15 countries.
DragoNation was honoured to have the presence of outstanding leaders and contributors as officiating guests, which included The Hon. LAU Kong-wah, JP, Mr. TAM Yiu-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Dr. David LAN, GBS, ISO, JP, Dr. David CHUNG Wai-keung, JP, Dr. Bernard CHAN Pak-li, JP, Ms. Shelley LEE, GBS, OBE, JP, Mr. Andy HO and various guests. The day was blessed with support from others who could not attend in person including The Hon. Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Mr. LAU Ming-wai, GBS, JP, Mr. Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP, and Mr. Vincent LO, GBM, GBS, JP. During the Dinner, the welcome remarks was given by Mr. Rex LAI, President of DragoNation, he shared the vision of being an international Chinese leader as well as the achievement of DragoNation. Dr. David LAN, one of the founding directors of The Dragon Foundation, reflected on the history and establishment of DF, highlighted that DF still holds the title of performing the longest Dragon dance in the Guinness book of records, and emphasised the importance of Chinese youths’ role as “Descendants of the Dragon”. Celebrity alumni such as Mr. Tony IP (Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2016), Mr. Simon HUANG (Founder of Xberts and Forbes 30 Under 30 2017) and Ms. Anny CHANG (Founder of City Wanderer and Forbes 30 Under 30 2017) were also present, and DN was fortunate to have Mr. LI Chan Wing, senior media person, as the guest emcee, bringing endless joy to all.