London Ball Foundation Celebrates Academic Excellence With Education Summit and London Ball 2024

The London Ball Foundation convened a significant assembly of education and industry leaders at the Education Summit 2024, hosted on March 23, 2024, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following this momentous event, the prestigious London Ball 2024 took place on March 24, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Education Summit and the London Ball brought together honorable keynote speakers and guests, including Dr. Ko Wing-Man (Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese Political Consultative Conference and Former Secretary for Food and Health of HKSAR), Mr. Sze Chun Fai, Jeff, JP (Under Secretary for Education of HKSAR), Mr. Brian Davidson, CMG (Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao), Mr. Victor Chu, CBE (Chairman and CEO of First Eastern Investment Group and Chair of University College London Council), Professor Anthony Smith (Vice-Provost (Faculties) of University College London), and Ms. Susannah Morley (Director of the British Council in Hong Kong).

The Education Summit featured three impactful panels: Future of Education, Health, and Arts & Technology Industries. The summit brought together esteemed speakers and industry experts to explore these topics. In a unique approach, students from different schools in Hong Kong participated as the “Youth Voice,” networking with speakers, asking questions, and gaining insights into various industries.

Furthermore, during the Education Summit, aside from the full day program with 22 speakers and over 600 attendees, the London Ball Foundation proudly presented the My Dream Winner Award as part of its Scholarship and Mentorship initiative. The My Dream Program exposes young teenagers to diverse career paths, fostering exploration and emphasizing the value of contributing to society. It empowers participants to pursue their passions, providing mentorship and valuable insights to make informed decisions about their future. The program aims to inspire and equip these individuals to excel in any field they choose, making meaningful contributions to society. The My Dream Winner Award recognizes exceptional achievements, serving as inspiration for all participants and showcasing the possibilities achievable through dedication and perseverance. Through the My Dream Program, the London Ball Foundation invests in the future of both the participants and society, nurturing talents and empowering the next generation of leaders.

The London Ball 2024, attended by over 450 guests, was a prestigious event that celebrated the achievements of UK-educated alumni in Hong Kong. The main highlight was the presentation of The Outstanding Alumni Award by the London Ball Foundation to Dr Ko Ho Owen and Mr Dieter Yih. This esteemed award recognized alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their careers and the UK-Hong Kong community. The London Ball truly emphasized the profound impact of UK education and the outstanding accomplishments of its alumni. The evening was made even more special with a captivating performance by singer Alan Po Chi Lun and Jonathan Wong Chee-Hynn.

The Education Summit 2024 and London Ball 2024 were unparalleled successes. As stated by the Co-Founder and Chairlady of the London Ball Foundation and London Ball 2024, “Our Mission is to encourage the return of overseas talents back to HK, to further educate, work, invest, and contribute to the community of HK through our education summit, alumni award, and My Dream Program. Together, we can make these events the everlasting memory of great friendships and partners for our continuous effort to make Hong Kong a better place.”