Australian Alumni Speaker Series: Suhanya Raffel – M+ The making of a 21st century museum

Suhanya Raffel was appointed Executive Director of M+ in November 2016. Her curatorial career began in 1984 and she has over 30 years of experience as a museum curator and leader. She was appointed Museum Director, M+, in January 2019.

A cornerstone of the ambitious West Kowloon Cultural District Project, M+ is scheduled for completion in 2020. As Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, it will encompass 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, Asia, and beyond. The museum aims to document the past, inform the present, and contribute to the future of visual culture within an evermore interconnected global landscape.

Prior to joining M+, Suhanya was Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Acting Director of the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. She is a Trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust, Sri Lanka and a member of the board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), Barcelona, Spain.

Suhanya is a graduate of the University of Sydney.


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POSTPONED: Commonwealth Universities Cocktail 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Due to the on-going public activities in the city, the Commonwealth Universities Cocktail on 18 October (Friday) will be postponed.

The organising committee is actively considering other dates and event options. We will communicate to you again once further details on arrangement confirmed.

Refund arrangement will also be available should ticket holders decide to withdraw.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Should you have any further inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

A networking event that connects you to the young professionals and talents across different parts of the Commonwealth

Date: 18 October 2019 (Friday) 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: KPMG Office (Central)
Tickets: HK$150 per head including drinks & canapés
Enquiry: [email protected]

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UniSA MBA Club – Wonderful South Australia’s Night

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Australian Consulate-General Social Club – Feeling The Heat?

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Badminton Competition

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Curtin University Alumni Association Hong Kong for AGM 2019 Aug 16 and networking

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MGSM Management Seminar: Reimagining the Digital Business Model 23 July 2019

Registration :

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FAAA inter-university bowling competition

14th FAAA inter-university bowling competition
Time: 10am (registration) 6 July 2018 (Saturday)
Venue : Thunderbowl, Whampoa, Kowloon
Price: Player HK$320 each with lunch and HK$250 without lunch (competition must be FAAA member); Audience HK$180 each with lunch and HK$80 without lunch

RSVP deadline: 26 June 2019
Email: [email protected] / message mobile: 9451 6490

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Australian CG Social Club – Happy Hour – Friday 28 June 2019 – 6-9pm

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Migrating to Australia: Planning for your future

Date: 26 June 2019 (Wed) 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 203
UOW College Hong Kong / Community College of City University
Address: Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

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Macquarie University Alumni Networking Happy Hour

Alumni and Friends are welcome!
First drink Free (subject to availability) and snacks will be served!
Date: 13 June 2019 (Thur)
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Venue: BarSix, 6,F, Parehk House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central

Feel free to contact for any enquiries:
Clement Lam 9191 2108
Anthony Chan 9376 9089

For Registration:

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Commonwealth Universities Cocktail

A networking event that connects you to the young professionals and talents across different parts of the Commonwealth.

Honorary Guests: Australian & Canadian Consul-Generals in Hong Kong

Date: 3rd May 2019 (Friday) 6:00pm (Registration) to 8:30pm
Venue: Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen’s Road, Central, HK
Tickets: $100 per head including free-flow of drinks
Online Registration:
(Registration is required. Strictly no walk in.)
Registration Closes on : 30 April 2019
Dress Code: Smart Casual

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How to build a $100 Billion Corporation

Business Seminar organized by Macquarie University Alumni Association

Topic: How to build a $100 Billion Corporation
Date: 2 May 2019 (Thur)
Time: 18:30 – 21:00

  • How did we rescue a corporation from 5 major crisis to become top 3 ranking in Forbes?
  • How did we steer a Beijing corporation from bankruptcy to $100 billion valuation?
  • Review of business diagnosis and corporate rescue & scaling approach.

Enrolment Deadline : April 27, 2019 (Sat)

For Registration:

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Bazi Fortune-Telling (八字算命) & 12 Zodiac Forecast for 2019 (十二生肖流年運程)

Date: 25 January, 2019 (Friday) 7:00pm
Venue: HKU SPACE – Professor and Mrs Enoch Young Lecture Theatre
Address: Room 204, 2/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

This talk will be conducted in Cantonese with the objective of providing you an insight for your wealth, career, relationship, health, and gossips according to your Chinese Zodiac in the Year of Boar 2019. So, you will be ready to capture all the opportunities available in 2019 to advance your career, develop a relationship, etc. This talk will also discuss and demonstrate the difference between the two forecast methods of Bazi and Zodiac as well as some discussions of the misperception made by the general public.

Register Online: Click here

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Joint Universities Alumni Xmas Happy Hour 2018

Joint Uni Alumni Christmas Happy Hour 2018
Date: 12 December 2018 (Wed)
Time: 7pm till late
Happy Hour Buy 1 Get 1 Free Till 10pm.

Register: Click here

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Australian Property & Investment Expo

It will have a presentation of an update of the Australian lending environment; property and investment update; strategies for investing in property and other investments; taxation considerations to buy Australian properties, and some alternative investment opportunities.
Date: Saturday 3 November 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm (first speaker at 10:30am)
Venue: Garage Academy (DRIP by Social Club)
Address: 4/F, Beverly House, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
The expo will be suited for Australian Expats and Hong Kong residents that are interested in making Australia their home.
DRIP by Social Club will be serving canap?s and free flow coffee (Australian coffee beans), tea, soft drinks and juices.
For detail, you may contact:
Mr. Jason Lam, Principal & Senior Mortgage Advisor,
M: +852 6628 3877 Email: [email protected]
For an update of the event and to book tickets please go to:

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Happy Wednesday Australian Boomerang


Date: Oct 18(THU), 24(WED), 2018
Venue: Happy Valley Racecourse
Event Time: 5:15 PM ~ 10:30 PM
Coupon Redemption Time: 5:15 PM ~ 9:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: 1pm, Oct 16, 23(TUE), 2018


* Registered participants must redeem in person
* Partcipants are required to show HKID card or Travel Document for verification at redemption
* Each participant may only redeem the coupon once, multiple registrations on different platforms will not be accepted
* Each participant is eligible to ONE coupon only, under the same group of coupon registration platform. (Any excessive registration(s) will not be counted)
* The redemption SMS and Email will be sent out before one day event day

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Monash Alumni Panel Hong Kong 2018

Monash Alumni Panel Hong Kong
Featuring distinguished panelists discussing the dynamic future of work and the ongoing impact of technology, this event is a wonderful opportunity to network with Monash alumni and stakeholders.

■MrWai-Kwong Seck, State Street Corporation, Hong Kong
■Ms Cindy Gottinger, Google,Beijing
■Ms Fyiona Yong, Wholistic Coachsulting Ltd, Hong Kong
■Facilitated by: Professor Richard Hall, Deputy Dean, Leadership
and Executive Education, Monash Business School.

RSVP: Register online by 25 October 2018

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is required for all guests.

Register NOW:

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UNSW Hong Kong Annual Alumni Dinner

An UNSW (University of New South Wales) event not to be missed, this year’s Hong Kong Alumni Annual Dinner promises an enriching social and intellectual experience. Book and secure your seat now!

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm (Registration begins at 6:30pm)
Venue: Happy Valley Racecourse
Cost: HKD695.00 per person
RSVP & Pay: 19 October 2018
Dress code: Smart casual
Keynote Speaker: UNSW Dean of Law, Professor George Williams AO
Lucky Draw Prize: Virgin Australia (Hong Kong to Sydney / Melbourne) Economy Ticket for 2 persons and MORE !

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Tax Planning For Investing In Australian Residential Property

Residential property can be a lucrative investment, but profits or gains will be subject to tax. In this seminar we will discuss some of the property tax planning options, and Brisbane & Gold Coast’s residential property market information.

Please register to secure your seat as per following:
Date: 13 September 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 18:45 – Registration / 19:15 – Seminar starts
Venue: Room 215, UOW College Hong Kong / Community College of City University, Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay
Language: Cantonese
Admission: Free.

RSVP: Please contact Shirley Mak at (852) 6082 1997 or [email protected] before 10 September 2018.

Speaker 1:
Tax Planning for Australian Residential Property: Mr. Wilson Chan

Mr. Wilson Chan, has substantial experience in accounting, taxation and financial planning. He was a senior tax advisor with Price Waterhouse in Brisbane for four years immediately prior to the establishment of our firm. He had also worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and Citibank before migrating to Australia from Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree in Hong Kong and a MBA degree conferred by the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the CAANZ as well as a Fellow CPA of CPA Australia with specialist designation of Financial Planning Specialist (FCA [FPS] and FCPA [FPS]) and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) of the Financial Planning Association.

Speaker 2:
Brisbane & Gold Coast’s Residential Property Market Information: Mrs. Nicole Tam

Mrs. Nicole Tam was graduated from Bond University and has more than 10 years of professional expertise in property wealth investment in Australia as well as significant experience in sourcing and developing properties. Her professionalism derived from outstanding work ethnic and a wide network with Australian and international businesses. She is the Managing Director of Homestates Group.

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