Portrait Winemakers & Distillers Present: Music in the Cellar

Portrait Winemakers & Distillers will be kicking off their “Portrait Presents: Music in the Cellar” series with acclaimed New York singer/songwriter Jonah Smith on Saturday May 12th. The private concert will be held at Portrait’s urban winery facility in Tsuen Wan.

It promises to be a delightful evening with great wine, food, music, and friends. The evening will include food/drink as well as transportation (to and from Central). Space is limited, so call Portrait’s Tasting Room for reservation information today!

All details can be found by contacting Portrait Winemakers & Distillers at:
31 Staunton Street, SoHo.
Tel: +852 2526 8858
email: info@portraitwinery.com


New Canadian Consul General Announced for Hong Kong

March 22, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointments:

James Ian Burchett becomes Consul General in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (People’s Republic of China), with concurrent accreditation as Consul General in the Macao Special Administrative Region (People’s Republic of China).

Chamber member Luigi La Tona of CBRE had this to say, “I recently met Mr. Burchett and he is excited about coming to Hong Kong – and cheering on the Jets.  His straight talk and and broad experience will make him a great match for Hong Kong.”

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

+1 613-995-1874


Biographical Notes

James Ian Burchett (BA Honours [Political Science], Queen’s University, 1982; MA [Public Administration], Carleton University, 1985). Prior to joining External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1990, he worked as a legislative assistant to a member of parliament, as an Interchange Canada officer with the Public Service Commission, and as a commerce officer in Industry Canada’s Service Industries Bureau.

Mr. Burchett has served abroad as trade commissioner in Kingston, head of the Investment Promotion Program at the Canadian consulate general in New York City, counsellor (public and cultural affairs) at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, and most recently minister-counsellor (congressional and legal affairs) and deputy head of the Washington Secretariat at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. He also opened the Canadian consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

At Headquarters, he has worked in divisions responsible for further advancing Canadian trade and economic interests with the Middle East and Gulf states, China, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea. He also served as director of the Media Relations Office and director general of the Communications Bureau (Foreign Affairs).

In 1994, he received the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers award. He has also received the Public Service Award of Excellence for support to the Government of Canada’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and for the Canadian response to consular emergencies in 2009. Mr. Burchett succeeds Doreen Steidle.


Ian Burchett …on LinkedIn here.

Melco Has a Great 2011 – Results Announced

Melco International Development Ltd reported a net profit of HK$280.1 million (US$36.1 million) for  last year, compared to a net loss of US$209.5 million for 2010.

Most of its income came from its 33.7 percent participation in Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

The board has recommended the payment of a final dividend of HK$0.015 per share.

To see the full results please see the following stories:

Macau Business

Macau Daily Times

The HKIE Civil Division International Conference 2012

ICiD: “innovation and Creativity of infrastructure Development for Quality Cities”

26-28 April 2012, Sheraton Hong Kong & Towers, Hong Kong

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee and the HKIE Civil Division, I would like to thank you once again for your kind agreement to be our supporting organization of the captioned Conference.

The conference has attracted a high level attention from the Hong Kong SAR Government, PRC Works Ministry Officers and international consultants and academia.

I would be most grateful if you could help disseminating the Conference Registration Brochure to those organizations or people who may be interested in participating in the Conference.

For details or registration of the Conference, please refer to the enclosed Registration Brochure, or please visit the Conference website at http://cv.hkie.org.hk/2012conference/home.html for further information.  For enquiries, please contact the Conference secretariat at Tel: 2796 1638 or Email: info@crpd-hk.com.

Sutherland-Chan Centre’s involvement in Hong Kong Rugby 7s

Clinical massage and osteopathy specialists Sutherland-Chan Centre Hong Kong were recently involved at the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, treating the Canadian Women’s Rugby 7s team.

Registered Massage Therapist Lawrence Lam conducted a post-event massage focused on increasing blood flow to the facilitate muscle recovery. He also employed soft-tissue massage to loosen any tight muscles and help with pre-existing injuries. There were 12 players in total – Lawrence spent about 20 minutes per player.

“Working with the Canadian Women’s Rugby 7s team was a great experience. Working with elite athletes is a rare opportunity and I’m glad Sutherland-Chan was given this opportunity. We hope to see them again next year!” – Lawrence Lam


Summer Intern CVs Available

The Chamber is drowing in CVs from young Canadians, most trilingual (Cantonese and Mandarin) who would like to do an intern in Hong Kong this summer.  Members should contact The Chamber at info@cancham.org if they are interested in securing interns for the summer.

Half the Chamber staff are former interns and we highly recommend it as a boon to your business and a great way to scout out superior talent.  Just look at The Chamber!

If you’re not sure about procedures or how to manage them effectively, just mention it when you write us and we can help.  Write a short job description so we can send you the most relevant CVs.  Most university students today have more impressive CVs than we did at 30.  Really.

Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour is the world’s biggest collective environmental action, and a commitment made by individuals, communities, businesses and governments worldwide. Participation is simple – everyone turns off their non-essential lights at the appointed time for one hour. This action sends a powerful message: that humanity wants a sustainable future.

To sign up please click the following link:



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