1st Speaker Dinnerin the ‘Year of the Horse’with Dr Simon Sik On Ip, CBE, HonDEd, Hon LLD, JP
Deputy Chairman,Board of Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club President,Hong Kong Equestrian Federation.
Topic: Riding High: Hong Kong’s Equestrian Vision in 2014 and Beyond
Date: Thursday, 27th February 2014
Time: Receptionat 7.15pm,Dinner at 7.45pm
Venue: Verandah, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Dress Code: Business casual
Ticket: HK$590 for members and HK$690 for guests (to include dinner and wines)
l There are only 36 spaces available. Please therefore book early to avoid disappointment.
About the Speaker Dinner
Hong Kong has long enjoyed an international reputation as a centre of equine sports and has been home to a wealth of talented, medal-winning riders. Join us for a fine Chinese dinner under the beautiful glass ceiling of the Verandah at Foreign Correspondents' Club with Dr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and a distinguished professional and academic lawyer. Dr Ip will give unique insights into Hong Kong’s equestrian developments and his experience in leading the highly successful Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and Hong Kong Jockey Club. Horse lovers, lawyers, and all other members and their guests will be most welcome.
About Dr Simon Ip
Dr Simon Ip is a solicitor and Notary Public, having been admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1971 and in Hong Kong in 1972. He practised with Johnson, Stokes & Master from 1972 until his retirement from legal practice in 2004. He was Chairman & Senior Partner of Johnson Stokes & Master (now Mayer Brown JSM)from 1996 until 2004.
From 1991to 1995, Dr Ip wasa Legislative Councillor representing the Legal Functional Constituency-the only solicitor to have done so since elections to the Legislative Council were introduced. He also served as President of the Law Society of Hong Kong (1987-1989) and Founding Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (1994-2003). He was made an Honorary Doctor of Education by the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2003, an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the City University of Hong Kong in 2009 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in 2011.
Currently, Dr Ipis an Honorary Court Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education of the University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Faculty of Law of Tsinghua University,Co-Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Group Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and President of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation.
Andrew Haskins, President (email@example.com; 6715 3273)
Michael Wong, Committee(firstname.lastname@example.org; 9875 6737)