Reportage October 9th

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Saudi Arabian night
The Saudi Arabia Consul General Mr. Hammad Al Rowaily hosted guests in the grand ballroom at the Conrad Hotel to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 84th National Day on Tuesday 23rd September. Honourable guests included Hong Kong Financial Secretary, John Tsang Chun-wah (Left pictured with the Saudi CG), vice-chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee and former Secretary of Justice, Ms. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, (Right), and a host of Consul Generals to Hong Kong, including Poland’s CG Mr. Miroslaw Adamczyk, Japan’s CG Mr. Hitoshi Noda, and South Africa’s CG Mrs. Phumelele Gwala. The Saudi CG Mr. Hammad Al Rowaily and Mr. John Tsang both gave passionate speeches, basking in the successful trade relations achieved in the past year. Both cited mutual steps forward in tourism, financial services, and an exchange of expertise in various industries.
 
1. Financial Secretary John Tsang and Consul General of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Hammad Al Rowaily
2. Former Secretary of Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie enjoying a Saudi specialty drink
 
So long and farewell 
The event also marked Mr. Hammad Al Rowaily’s final National day as host in Hong Kong, as his four year term as Saudi Arabia CG comes to an end at the end of the year. The Saudi CG spoke about his affection for Hong Kong and said he hopes to visit with his family many more times in the future. Mr. Tsang also expressed his appreciation for the host and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
 
3. Mr. Hammad Al Rowaily and Ms. Leung Oi-sie
4. The crowd gathers to listen to Mr. Al Rowaily and Mr. Tsang.
 
Latino connection
Fabrizio Opertti from the Inter-America Development Bank spoke to MexCham and friends at their monthly breakfast meeting about their efforts to promote Latin American trade with, among other regions, Asia. Entrepreneurial networking platforms and loan guarantees are just part of how MexCham wishes to support businesses in Latin America and around the globe.
 
5. Participants listen intently as ideas are exchanged
6+7. Fabrizio Opertti speaks to MexCham and friends
8.   Cheerful guests enjoy themselves as they celebrate the fifth anniversary of MexCham in Hong Kong with a Latin Party