Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Canadian Legendary Pianist

Marc-André Hamelin in Recital
Wed 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
 Original Prices: $380 $280 $200 $140
Discounted Prices: $304 $224 $160 $112
Discounted Student Ticket Prices: $171 $126 $90 $63

HAYDN Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34
RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit
BRAHMS Sonata No.3 in F minor

Come on a journey with Canadian legendary pianist Marc-André Hamelin as he traverses borders, centuries and styles in a truly amazing recital. From the elegance and refinement of 18th century Vienna – in the guise of a Haydn Sonata – to the cutting edge experimental music of the 20th century – hugely challenging music from the Father of Avant-garde, Karlheinz Stockhausen – via the shimmering fantasy- world of Ravel and the monumental intensity of Brahms, savour the matchless mastery of a pianist who has been described as one of “a handful of performers in any
generation whose abilities defy the imagination”.

To purchase the discounted tickets, please fax the completed form to 2721 5419 on or before 5 March, 10am. Enquiries: 2721 2332.


Great Performers
The Piano Wizard, Hamelin
Fri & Sat 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Original Prices: $400 $300 $220 $140
Discounted Prices: $320 $240 $176 $112
Discounted Student Ticket Prices: $180 $135 $99 $63

RAVEL La Valse
FRANCK Symphonic Variations
R STRAUSS Burleske
LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra

Relish the dazzling opulence of a 19th century Viennese ballroom as seen through the musical eyes of Ravel and explore the wonders of a modern symphony orchestra as presented by one of the leading Polish composers of our time, Witold Lutoslawski. Between these two magnificent  scores Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin takes centre-stage in two mighty late-Romantic showpieces for piano and orchestra, the sumptuous Symphonic Variations by César Franck, a man who turned his back on a glittering career as a concert pianist to provide posterity with some unforgettable musical masterpieces, and the only work for piano and orchestra by the legendary opera composer and conductor, Richard Strauss.

To purchase the discounted tickets, please fax the completed form to 2721 5419 on or before 5 March, 5pm. Enquiries: 2721 2332.



BlackBerry Launches the Bold 9790 in Hong Kong!

The powerful BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a compact design and offers users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard. The new smartphone is available today from authorized partners* in Hong Kong. Its suggested retail price is HK$4,388.

*RIM’s authorized carrier partners: 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, PCCW mobile, Smartone;

RIM’s authorized retail channels: Broadway, Chung Yuen, Fortress, Nuance Watson, Suning (Citicall), Wilson

Please see picture and full press releases below:


Branksome Hall Reception in Hong Kong


Deputy Principal Karrie Weinstock will be visiting Hong Kong from March 18 to 20 to speak to families about Branksome Hall, a leading IB World School for girls, located in Toronto, Canada.

She will be hosting a reception at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on March 18 for alumnae and current Branksome families, as well as prospective students and their families who would like to know more about Branksome Hall.

                                         Branksome Hall Reception
                                           Sunday, March 18, 2012
                                                 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
                              Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road

A presentation begins at 3:15 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. If you would like to attend the reception, or would prefer to meet with Karrie Weinstock on March 19 or 20, please contact:

Kimberly Carter by March 8, 2012
or 416-920-6265, ext. 136

About Branksome Hall

Established in 1903, Branksome Hall is a leading independent school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. All students study the International Baccalaureate curriculum (Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, or the Diploma Program). Branksome’s Residence Program, for girls in Grade 8 and up, provides a nurturing environment for students from 18 countries. Branksome’s 13-acre campus is located in the heart of Toronto, in the safe residential neighbourhood of Rosedale. The campus is within walking distance to libraries, theatres, public transit, concert halls and the University of Toronto. Visit www.branksome.on.ca for more details.

Portrait Winemakers & Distillers Sweep International Wine & Spirits Competition – Awarded 10 Prestigious Medals, Including Grand Award Trophy !

In an unparalleled acclaim of quality & best value, “ Portrait ” handcrafted fine wines & spirits receive broad international recognition in taking a Grand Award Trophy for Best Brandy, as well as a Best in
Show award, and 2 of each, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honors medals at the prominent Hong Kong China Wine Awards.


CanCham New Member Announcement!

Rye Patch Gold


Karen Davies

Manager, IR

William Howald,

President, Director, CEO

Our Goal: Five Million Ounces
Rye Patch has acquired advanced assets and explored aggressively towards its goal to build a sizable gold and silver resource. The company’s Nevada focus arose from management’s considerable knowledge of the region and Nevada’s key position in world gold output. The state currently produces 78% of U.S. gold and 8% worldwide.

Management: International Senior-Level Experience
Rye Patch management, with extensive major and mid-tier experience worldwide, brings an unusual level of technical, financial and executive skills to a junior company. This outstanding group has developed and operated major mines and managed large exploration budgets on five continents.

Increasing Gold Inventory
Starting with 150,000 ounces in 2006, the team has discovered 1.2M ounces of gold equivalent in the measured and indicated category plus 2.7M ounces of gold equivalent inferred category. The Company intends to sustain this rapid
growth through exploration on its existing project portfolio and through acquisitions along some of Nevada’s major gold trends.

Timing Right for New Acquisitions
Management is seeking new acquisitions in Nevada, and the timing is excellent. As market conditions decline, attractive projects are coming available on very favorable terms to make Rye Patch well positioned to capitalize on new opportunities in this rapidly-changing market.


Sino Private Aviation (HK) Ltd.


Diana Chou

Managing Director

Tristan Yeung

Marketing and Client Relation Director

Karin Hoo

Vice President, Sales

Sino Private Aviation (HK) Ltd

Established in 2000 and headquartered in Hong Kong with office in Beijing, Sino Private
Aviation (HK) Ltd has been the Sales and Marketing representative of Bombardier Business
Aircraft for China, Hong Kong and Macau for over a decade.

Over the years we have steadily built up a solid base that includes leading politicians,
government ministers from across Asia as well as business icons and celebrities.

We have a team of professionals carefully evaluate the client’s travel needs to propose the
most suitable aircraft type including new, pre-owned and on-demand charter and to provide
the finest tailor-made after sales service.


Ian Tan Gallery


Cecilia Koo


Ian Tan Gallery, established in 1999, is one of Vancouver’s leading commercial fine art galleries.  The gallery presents a collection of contemporary Canadian fine art of current themes and aesthetic approaches.  The gallery represents both emerging and established Canadian artists including self-taught artists, recent fine art graduates and internationally acclaimed talents.

The gallery is dedicated to promote distinctive thought provoking and appealing art and not works that are just  a passing trend.  Works are mature with great depth and are well and skillfully executed.

Hong Kong was chosen as te coty to expand internationally as it has favorable business practices and a thriving art market; furthermore, Canadian art is under represented in Asia.  The gallery also strives to fill the void of affordable and accessible high quality international art in the Hong Kong market.





Finance: BMO Deepens Commitment to China; Acquires a 19.99% Interest in COFCO Trust Co

BMO announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 19.99 per cent interest – the maximum permitted for a foreign investor – in COFCO Trust Co., a subsidiary of COFCO Group – one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises with operations across a variety of sectors, including agriculture and financial services.  COFCO Trust Co. was established in 2009 and had assets under management of RMB 36 billion (US$5.7 billion) as at December 31, 2011.

 “BMO’s commitment to China dates back to a year after our founding as Canada’s first bank in 1817. As we looked to expand BMO’s offering to high net worth and institutional clients in China through a local partner, COFCO Trust emerged as the perfect choice,” said Gilles Ouellette, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group’s Private Client Group and Chairman of BMO ChinaCo.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is subject to approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (OSFI), and to other customary closing conditions.

For the full story please click here.


Aviation: Bombardier Opens Sales and Marketing Office in Singapore

Bombardier Aerospace today announced the establishment of a Bombardier Commercial Aircraft regional sales and marketing office in Singapore to serve the Asia-Pacific region.

“This new sales and marketing office will further extend our global presence and provide closer proximity to current and prospective customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Torbjorn Karlsson, Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We will be able to provide an almost instant response to any request for information on our Q-Series, CRJ and CSeries aircraft families.”

Bombardier forecasts that the Asia-Pacific region (including China) will take delivery of approximately 4,000 aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat category over the next 20 years.

To read the full press release please click here.