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HKABA-SA Chapter congratulates Mr Francis Wong OAM

HKABA-SA Chapter congratulates Mr Francis Wong OAM for being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) at this year’s Australia Day Awards.

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth IIQueen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service.

Francis Ki Yuong Wong was born in Brunei, the eldest of 12 children.  When he decided to migrate to Australia his parents were dismayed that he would leave the family. But he felt "like a big bird in a small cage" and the businessman yearned for more.

Drawn to Adelaide for the open spaces and the arts culture, he settled, and "never looked back".

Awarded an OAM for services to business and to the community, Francis serves on numerous boards, is the Chairman of the Council for International Trade & Commerce in South Australia (CITCSA), and is a valued advisor for the Hong Kong Australia Business Association’s SA Chapter.

Francis’ work in areas of tourism, trade and promoting all things South Australian makes a valuable contribution to our state and we are both proud and honoured to have Francis as part of the HKABA in South Australia.

Michael Higgs
HKABA-SA Chapter

 Hi everyone,

it is with great pleasure we present our 2014 HKABA-SA Chapter Events Calendar (attached). 2014 promises to be a very exciting year for HKABA Members with great opportunities to connect both locally and internationally with our network to grow your business and achieve your goals.

The Hong Kong Australia Business Association promotes Trade, Investment, the building of Relationships and Cultural Understanding between Australia, Hong Kong SAR & Mainland China. Our Global Network includes 59 Offices in 24 Countries World Wide.

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HKABA-SA Chapter Event - Update

HKABA-SA Chapter Event - Update 


Latest Event Update 



May 2013: 


Food and Wine Dinner May 18



June 2013: 


China Briefing with Confucious Inst - Water Resources Management in China



July 2013: 


SA Chapter Business Awards & Gala Dinner July 19



August 2013: 


China Briefing with Confucious Inst - Education demands in China


ANZ VIP Board Room Lunch - Opposition Leader Hon. Steven Marshall MP (SM confirmed) August 7



September 2013:


ANZ VIP Board Room Lunch - Shadow Trade Minister Hon. Martin Hamilton-Smith MP (MHS Pending)


China Briefing with Confucious Inst - Foreign Policy & the new Chinese Leadership



October 2013:


ANZ VIP Board Room Lunch - Premier Hon. Jay Weatherill MP (JW Pending)



November 2013:


Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair


HKABA Market Research Program in HK - Food & Wine



December 2013:


Hong Kong Forum Delegation - Lead by Right Hon. Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood


HKABA Market Research Program in HK - Professional Services


Our sincere thanks to Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood for leading our delegation. 


Thanks also to Tony DeCorso for his work putting the program together and Bonnie Shek from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council for arranging our “behind the scenes” tour of the Convention Centre.


Further thanks to our Chapter Sponsor ANZ who provided an excellent briefing at their Corporate Headquarters in Hong Kong.


Thanks and Congratulations to Andrew Faulkner! First, thanks for arranging our visit to Baker Tilley in Hong Kong. Second, congratulations to Andrew’s business Pitcher Partners for winning an International Success Story Award at the HK Forum.


Well Done Membership Chair Frank Bueti and everyone who has assisted us with growing our SA Membership base, your efforts being Internationally recognised with an HK Forum International Membership Award.


Further Congratulations to our 2013 Business Awards Chair Darren Wilson and our whole SA Committee for their contribution to our Business Awards and Gala Dinner. This event won an International Best Initiative Award during the Hong Kong Forum.


Attendees have reported  positive outcomes for their businesses with some starting new business and others commencing initial negotiations.


HKABA-SA Chapter is very fortunate to have such an active and hard working committee contributing to our efforts to promote trade, investment, relationships and cultural understanding between Australia, Hong Kong & Mainland China. We will launch our 2014 event Calendar next week.


Kind Regards,

Michael Higgs | President 

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HKABA-Wine Club lunch-Photo Gallery





Parliament Speech MOI - HKABA-SA by Hon. Jing Lee MLC

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HKABA-SA Business Awards Sameway Chinese Media Release


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