The Hong Kong stamm and the whole Asia-Pacific region celebrated three special events from October 15 to October 19:
Mr. Peter Borer, CEO of the Peninsula Group, hosted the Annual Alumni & Industry Networking Event at the Peninsula during the industry fair HICAP. About 120 international alumni and students met for a conference on EHL’s evolution, presented by Mr. Michel Rochat and Mr. Pierre Ihmle. At this occasion, Valérie De Corte and Mr Rochat handed out a Honorary Diploma to Mr. Fritz Sommerau, former Hong Kong Stamm stammvater, for his dynamism and commitment to the Network.
The conference was followed by a wonderful cocktail in the Garden Suite. During the evening, Michel Rochat, Valérie De Corte, Yves Thoma, the present HK stammvater and Ms. Rita Hämmerli-Weschke, the Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, symbolically cut the 50th anniversary birthday cake of the Hong Kong Stamm.
The first event was followed by the first Asia-Pacific stammvater & lady meeting. The Hong Kong, Bejing, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Indian and Australian stamm representatives were present at the Mira Hotel during 3 days of conferences, exchanges and teambuilding activities. This event was a great success and followed the European (Brussels) and American (Miami) meetings that happened earlier this year.
About 65 alumni participated in the 50th anniversary gala dinner on Saturday night at the Restaurant Duddell’s. The stamm and the AEHL team were happy to welcome many prominent alumni of the Hong Kong stamm. On this occasion, Valérie de Corte handed out an honorary diploma to Mr. Felix Bieger, founding member of the Hong Kong stamm and former General Manager of the Peninsula Hong Kong.