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The First-ever Alumni Cocktail in Shanghai Strengthens Bonds


Heavy rain didn’t dampen the mood of the first alumni networking event in Shanghai! On the evening of 25 August, more than 120 alumni and  faculty members gathered on the 86th floor of the Park Hyatt Shanghai for this event, co-organised by the Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office and the CUHK Business School Shanghai Alumni Association. 

Business School Dean Prof. Kalok Chan welcomed everyone, saying, “I’m very happy to meet alumni in Shanghai, some of whom have even flown in from neighboring cities to be here. Thank you for coming despite the storm. Alumni are our greatest asset. Your continued support is crucial to the development of the Business School, globally and regionally.” 

Prof. Chan also thanked Mr. Remy Chan and Ms. Susanna Chiu, the President and Council Member of the Shanghai Alumni Association respectively, for making the event happen. Remy responded by saying, “The alumni community here is a strongly knit one, almost as close as family, friends and colleagues. We welcome you to connect with us on WeChat and join our events to build a lasting network.”

The evening was a memorable one, with connections being made and strengthened against the backdrop of dramatic Shanghai skylines and Huangpu River. To conclude, Prof. Kalok Chan led a toast along with his delegation from Hong Kong, and everyone cheered for a group photo. 

Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director, was impressed by the unity and team spirit of alumni in Shanghai. She said it was touching to witness a sense of pride in those who felt part of the Business School family. “I’m happy to welcome a full house of guests tonight. In the future, we will work even harder to build long-lasting relationships with our alumni all over the world,” she added. 

CUHK Business School Dean Prof. Kalok Chan (5th from left) leads a toast, joined by (from left):  Ms. Susanna Chiu, Council Member of CUHK Business School Shanghai Alumni Association; Mr. Albert Ng, MBA alumnus and Member of the CUHK Advisory Board on Accounting Studies; Prof. Danqing Young, Director of Executive Master of Professional Accountancy Program; Prof. C. C. Lee, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning); Mr. Remy Chan, President of CUHK Business School Shanghai Alumni Association; Prof. Gu Zhaoyang, Director of the School of Accountancy; Mr. Yi Hongxun, Assistant President of Shanghai National Accounting Institute; Ms. Florence Lai, Director of Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office; and Mr. Kendrick Chane, MBA alumnus and Director of Sales and Marketing of Park Hyatt Shanghai

Shanghai alumni and faculty members connect while enjoying magnificent views of Huangpu River

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