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Alumni Association events build friendship and share knowledgeEvent Recap
- 31 Aug 2022 (Wed)
Exhibition, “ANGELS FROM INFINITY - Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo”
Mr Anthony Kwok, Director (Professional Development) of Centaline Property Agency Limited
Mr Eric Yeung, founding President of Esports Association Hong Kong
Dr Kwong Tsz Man, Head of College of Humanities and Law
In order to allow alumni to promote close contact and exchange opinions on professions and interests with each other, the HKU SPACE Alumni Association and different Subject Alumni Groups regularly organise various events, strengthening mutual connection and interaction. The Alumni Association held several talks from May to July, sharing knowledge of Chinese tea culture, exploring the trends of the Hong Kong real estate market and business opportunities of Esports with alumni.
Uncover the mysterious veil of Pu'er
The taste of tea is fragrant and meaningful. Tea tasting can not only cultivate your temperament, but also relax your body and mind. Therefore, Chinese people like to make friends through tea tasting. Pu’er tea is a renowned traditional Chinese tea, and is often referred to as “a drinkable antique”. On 20 May, Dr Kwong Tsz Man, Head of College of Humanities and Law, gave the “The Legend of Pu’er” talk to explain to alumni the differences between exclusive Pu’er teas and those we usually consume in a Chinese restaurant, and discussed the origin and history of Pu’er tea.
Predict the future of the real estate market
Over the past few years, the Hong Kong real estate market has fluctuated due to the pandemic. There are still many uncertainties in the global political and economic environment, for example, high inflation rates in the US, the impacts of domestic lockdown on global supply chains, and rising emigration numbers from Hong Kong etc.
Thus, on 29 June, Mr Anthony Kwok, Director (Professional Development) of Centaline Property Agency Limited, was invited by the Alumni Association to give the “Slump or recovery? What is happening to Hong Kong property?” talk, sharing his insights on how the government's current housing policy is affecting the property market, and analysing the future development of the Northern Metropolis. The talk was conducted simultaneously in the form of both onsite participation and live webcast.
Dissect the trends in Esports
Esports have grown rapidly over the past few years. It has now gone beyond mere gaming into a multi-national competitive event. Esports is even going to be an event in the Asian Games this year. As such, Mr Eric Yeung, founding President of Esports Association Hong Kong, was invited to share his insights on the development of Esports, together with the business opportunities and the challenges for the activity in Hong Kong.
Three talks attracted more than 550 live viewers and accumulated views on YouTube reached 4,500 as at end of July.
Appreciate artistic works
Also, members of the HKU SPACE Art Collecting Alumni Association are very passionate about art. On 21 of May, 14 of them visited Tai Kwun (Centre for Heritage and Art) and Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery to enjoy the exhibition, “ANGELS FROM INFINITY - Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo”.