The venue :The American Club 33F United Centre - Admiralty
1800 : AGM (attended by paid up Members of the Nautical Institute)
1840 : Welcome drink - Introduce House of Fine Wines
1845 : Nicholas Brooke, Harbourfront Commissioner talk :
"How best to progress the enhancement of the Hong Kong harbor and waterfront"
1900: Wine tasting
Harbourfront talk : Mr. Nicholas Brooke, SBS, JP, has been the Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission since its establishment in 2010. The Commission was established to succeed the Harbour-front Enhancement Committee (HEC), to advise the Government on harbourfront planning, design, management and other related matters with the objective of fostering and facilitating the development of the Victoria harbourfront. In 2012, Mr. Brooke was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in recognition of his distinguished public and community service, particularly his significant contribution, as former Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
Wine tasting : House of Fine Wines will share some exciting tips of how to ‘Taste wine like a Pro’. Sharing insights on how to judge a wines age by its colour, identifying the aroma and flavor of wine, the concept of balance and quality in a wine in a light hearted friendly atmosphere. Five European wines with different characteristics, from vineyards in Italy and France, have been selected for the event.
Hot & cold canapes etc : There will be a selection of hot and cold canapes sourced from the FCC and served by professional waiters, available for guests to enjoy during the evening, as well as soft drinks, beers, tea and coffee, should they be required.
Sponsors : With thanks to The American P & I Club for sponsoring and hosting the event and to Stephenson Harwood for venue support. Thanks also to sponsors HOL Maritime Services Hong Kong, Branscombe Marine Consultants, and Admiralty Chambers.
Reserving seats : The AGM is for Nautical Institute Members only.
The Harbourfront talk and Wine Tasting is for NI Members, their friends, spouses and guests who are interested in mixing with Maritime professionals whilst enjoying a professional wine tasting event.