• Eddie Ward Dinner

    25 October 2016

    On 28 July, The Compass Room at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was once again the venue for the Eddie Ward Dinner, offering a stunning view of our fragrant harbour and the Hong Kong skyline to either side.

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    The dinner is one of the signature events of the HK Branch each year, and as the name suggests is held to celebrate and honour the life of the founder of the Lighthouse Club, Mr Eddie Ward, and embrace networking, fundraising, and fellowship within the construction industry.

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    The event attracted a full house of more than 120 attendees, with corporate tables taken by The Contracts Group, BPCS, AON Risk Solutions, Holman Fenwick Willan, Fugro Geotechnical Services Ltd. King & Woods Mallesons, ADR Partnership, CEC-CCC Joint Venture, Pinsent Masons and Chun Wo Development Holdings Ltd.

    The fruits of the sea focused dinner of smoked salmon, char grilled prawns and pan seared black cod was followed by the guest speaker of the night, Colin Jessie. Colin has a wide range of local experience in civil, structural and foundation work, gained mostly as a contractor in Hong Kong since 1979. His career at both project and senior management levels of contracting and consulting companies has given him a strong insight into the most cost-effective construction methods applicable to Hong Kong conditions.

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    Colin used a light hearted analysis of Hong Kong’s history and the more recent skirmishes in the South China Sea to develop a road map for HK post 2047. The extrapolation of China’s “nine dash line” theory and re- development of an opium market provided an anecdtal prediction of how the SAR might resolve our current political machinations. Glenn Haley responded to Colin’s tongue in cheek take on the past and future of Hong Kong and also gave a timely summary Eddie Ward’s impressive achievements.

    The evening was a great success and raised HK$13,240 for the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Benevolent Fund from ticket sales and money collected on the night in the pink charity helmets. Many thanks to those who attended and showed support during a great evening. Special thanks is due to Richard Poulter for officiating the evening, Elaine Man for organising the event and Pinta Tang (Banquet Manager at RHKYC) for the seamless arrangements on the night.

     

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