70 Years History of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong (SAHK)

30 Jun 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It was a hot Summer afternoon on the last day of June as our participants arrived at the LRC around 4pm. As they socialised with each other, a wide selection of drinks such as red/white wines, beer, soft drinks, orange juice and mineral water was served. Hot and cold canap├ęs were available in buffet style.

The 70 Years History of the SAHK presentation started at 4.30pm. It took us back to June 30th 1948, when the Swiss Association was founded exactly 70 years ago. All the significant moments after 1948 were presented including some old documents, photos and video clips.

The Swiss Association of Hong Kong was founded three years after the war ended. It was still a very difficult period in Hong Kong as the different business sectors struggled to rebuild from scratch. Many businessmen including the Swiss had financial difficulties. The founders of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong took a leadership role to help the Swiss community and hence the foundation of the SAHK, a nonprofit organisation.

Since the foundation there have been many people who contributed and supported the Swiss Association of Hong Kong either as committee members, members, volunteers or sponsors.

We had the great pleasure of having some of the past presidents and committee members joined this event and in total 30 of us together.

A big thank you to all who helped and supported this special event, including:

1. Our sponsor, The Swiss Bank of Geneva, with their kind support. 

2. Kurt for hosting us at the LRC and the LRC event and banquet teams.

3. The SAHK history contents contributors.

4. Our volunteer photographer.

5. All the participants who were at the event.

The ripples created by the founders of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong will continue for many more years to come. 

Happy 70th anniversary to the Swiss Association of Hong Kong!

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