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Event Recap | Mar 16 | The HKANC 40th Anniversary Gala

Over the past weekend (3/16), the Hong Kong Association of Northern California (HKANC) hosted its 2024 Annual Fundraising Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown San Francisco, with close to three hundred prominent figures from the business community in attendance.

This year marks the association's 40th anniversary, and the gala's theme was "A Journey Through Time: Forty Years of Resilience, Unity, and Community Pride."

During the gala, HKANC was honored with the proclamation letter and Certification of Recognition celebrating its contributions over the past 40 years. Honorary speakers included:

- Secretary Amy Tong of Government Operations for the State of California

- Mr. Mark Chandler, Director, International Affairs at City of San Francisco

- Mr. Mason Lee from the San Francisco Mayor's Office

- City of Millbrae Mayor Anders Fung

- Director Jacko Tsang, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

- Celebrity Master Chef Martin Yan 

- Global AI Speaker Jeremiah Owyang

We were also honored to have two of the founders - Mr. Dicky Yip, MBA, BBS, MBE, JP, Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties along with Mr. Tony Chan, Managing Member of Worldco Holding, LLC to talk about the journey of the Association during the fireside chat.

The evening later featured performances by "Alice and the Wave Band" from Hong Kong, who delivered a series of captivating performances. 

Thank you to all Board of Directors, sponsors, donors and especially our volunteers for making our event successful!

Special Thanks to Skylink TV and KTSF TV for featuring the gala!


About HKANC:

The Hong Kong Association of Northern California (HKANC), founded in 1984, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization for business professionals in Northern California. HKANC is devoted to fostering closer economic, cultural and academic ties between Hong Kong and Northern California and to facilitate business opportunities for individuals and corporations interested in Greater China and its neighboring region.

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