Institute¡¦s Annual Ball was held on the 6th of
October this year at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition
Centre. The event also marked the graduation ceremony of the first
IIM Diploma in Business Administration cohort.
Our Guest of Honour was Frederick Ma, Secretary
for Commerce and Economic Development.
Dr. Dominic Wong, Hon.
President, led the IIM Council in welcoming Frederick Ma,
our Guest of Honour, and accompanied him to the Ball Room.
In his congratulatory
address to the Institute and the diploma graduates, Mr. Ma
ascribed Hong Kong SAR¡¦s success for the last few years to the
¡§leadership, vision and competence of the top layer of
directors and management professionals¡¨ in our business
organizations and industrial enterprises.
And he commended the Institute as ¡§well placed to help
us develop the professional executives and managers we need for
Hong Kong to stay ahead in the world economy.¡¨
Frederick Ma addressing the
IIM Guests, Members and
As a continuation of the
Institute's great tradition, our Guest of Honour, Frederick Ma,
was admitted Hon. Fellow of the Institute.
Frederick Ma receiving his
Hon. Fellow certificate from Hon. President,
accompanied by Chairman Prof. Dr. Maurice Teo
Your Institute¡¦s efforts
in providing a seamless full/part-time education and development
ladder for members and the public continued to bear fruit. This year our first batch of IIM Diploma in Business
Administration students, a total of 43, got graduated and each
received his/her diploma from the hands of our Guest of Honour.
Each and every graduate also won the individual
congratulations from our Hon. President and Chairman.
A Group Photo was taken with
the IIM Council, Advisory Board, and Hong Kong Committee
members after the Diploma Graduation ceremony.
followed immediately after the Graduation Ceremony. Entertainment and social exchange among guests continued as
food was being served. Our
two familiar MC¡¦s: Dr. Irene Lau and Dr. Joseph Tsui (also
Membership Director of IIM Council) outperformed their previous
years¡¦ level in invigorating the party and attracting the
attention of all those present.
Table prize draws, ball-room dancing performance,
magic show (by the way, you won¡¦t believe it if you were
absent, the amateur magician was in fact the husband of Margaret
Mag, one of your Institute¡¦s two administrative secretaries),
lucky draw, etc. kept attracting guests¡¦ interest throughout the
moment was the surprise announcement of your Institute¡¦s
appreciation of the long service (having served the Institute
for 10 years!) of our two Administrative Secretaries ¡V
Florence Ho and Margaret Mag.
Hon. President Dr. Dominic Wong and Chairman Prof. Dr.
Maurice representing the IIM Council presented each a memento
made of real gold to express the Institute¡¦s thanks to the two
programmed activities of the Annual Ball function were all
satisfactorily completed near midnight.
The IIM Council on behalf of the Institute wishes to take
this opportunity to thank all those who were present in that
evening for their participative support, all the companies and
individuals who have so generously donated valuable gifts for
table prizes and the lucky draw; the advertising sponsors of the
souvenir program; and last but of course not the least, the
Annual Ball Organizing Committee, under the able leadership of
the Ball Chairman Manics Tsang.
We look forward to seeing you all coming to our
Annual Ball 2008 function!