Anja Kofmel already admired her cousin Chris as a little girl. His mysterious death in the midst of the wars in Yugoslavia in 1992 still keeps her occupied. Especially as the young Swiss journalist wore the uniform of an international mercenary group at the time of his death. What happened?
Hong Kong Design Institute and Zurich University of the Arts are collaborating again offering a five-day in-depth training in 2019. Swiss Inspiration: From Design Thinking to Design Doing in the Digital Age.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
In 2010, the Swiss entrepreneur Marco Simeoni created the Race for Water Foundation to fight against plastic pollution in the oceans. Committed to a five year Odyssey (2017-2021), the ambassador vessel of the Foundation is going around the world to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment and propose local solutions to this global problem, thanks to a machine which transforms plastic waste into electric energy: the BIOGREEN. A unique ambassador for energy transition, the Race for Water vessel is propelled solely by renewable energies thanks to its solar panels, its traction kite and its chain of hydrogen production and storage.
A cross-cutltural event you cannot miss. Park Stickney and GuoGan first performed together at the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, and immediately found that the harp and erhu worked really well together, combining the singing tones of the erhu with the harp’s chromatic and rhythmic possibilities.
Location: 5/F, Sheung Wan Civic Center, 345 Queen’s Road, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, Hong Kong
The movie tells the story of a young woman from Indonesia, who leaves her country to support her family and her younger sister’s education by working as a domestic worker in Hong Kong. She will face hardship and form unlikely friendships along the way. The film projection will be followed by a panel discussion to give to the people an opportunity to talk about those issues and to give a voice to the migrants especially since the mid-Autumn Festival highlights their position of ‘outsiders’.
Location: The University of Hong Kong, CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Recent history and Elizabethan drama overlap in a unique fusion of theatre and legal trial. Real-life barristers, a judge, other legal professionals and a “jury” formed by the audience will take part in a “trial” of Hamlet for the murder of Polonius. The unscripted and interactive play by Roger Bernat and Yan Duyvendak awakens the audience’s sense of ethics, drawing them to realise how difficult it is to judge someone and giving them insight into how justice is administered.
Location: JC Cube, Tai Kwun Theatre, Central, Hong Kong
It has been our third year participating in the Hong Kong Book Fair. This year, we will be having a Swiss-Taiwanese author coming especially for this event. Stay tuned with us to learn more of the events we are organizing! Looking forward to meeting you there.
Location: 1A-A23, Hall One, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Summer is near that means... RISE is just around the corner!
On July 8, WHub is organising the RISE's satellite Community Party together with China Accelerator.
RISE is the perfect opportunity to meet old and make new friendships with key players in the startup ecosystem. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so join us for on July 8!
Come and find out more about the GBA tech startup scene on July 8th May where you will meet startups, investors, partners, and way more...
Location: Spaces, 181 Des Voeux Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Well-acclaimed Swiss dance artist and choreographer Fabrice Mazliah, will present his new solo production, “Made in China" performed by Tilman O’Donnell at the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival.
Location: Sheung Wan Civic Center Theatre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
The "Swiss National Startup Team 2019" comprises of startups from the fields of medtech, drones, business and consumer software, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, IoT and nanotechnology. The team kicks off its 10-days China bootcamp for business and investor meetings in Hong Kong. At the "Swiss Innovation Night" you will listen to the company pitches, get acquainted with the Venture Leaders program and get the opportunity to network while enjoying some Swiss delights. We are inviting investors, potential business development and joint-venture partners as well as members of the business community in general.
Location: SME Centre, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Ground Level, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
This May, Loher will bring her artwork to The Upper House and give it a unique Hong Kong flavor through a collaboration with Thierry Chow, the innovative Feng Shui designer reinventing the ancient discipline with cutting edge aesthetics.
Location: Level 6, The Lawn, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admirality, Hong Kong
The Mini French-speaking Film Festival brings to the cinema lovers of Hong Kong an original cinema program with four movies originated from Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, and France to celebrate French. The Alliance Française in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong presents the film from Switzerland Toujours Aventurier.
Location: The Fringe Club, Upstairs Studio, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
Mars en Folie
With "Mars en Folie" discover the French-speaking musical scene in Hong Kong!
Four groups, four nationalities, four musical identities, and one language: French. Whether it is through the rock style of Cherry Chérie (Canada), the electro-pop melodies of Suzane (France) and Stevans (Switzerland) or the ethnic rap of Témé Tan (Belgium), each interprets and celebrates the French language in its own way.
Touring across Asia, they will stop in Hong Kong for one night of fun and music, come and see them live at MoM Livehouse, on March 16th. It's open to all and free!
Location: MoM LiveHouse, 113-121 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong