17 OCT 2017   |  Hong Kong
Arbitration's night of nights in Hong Kong

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The Charity Ball is held annually to raise funds to support local Hong Kong charities and assist in the development of arbitration across Asia.

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The Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball has earned its reputation as a glamorous event featuring fabulous live music, superb food and wine, all presented in one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful and illustrious hotels. The Charity Ball is an opportunity for those in the Arbitration and legal space to get together where everyone has a chance to contribute to an extremely worthwhile cause.

 

 

The Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball 

The Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball is an initiative by members of Hong Kong’s legal and arbitration community aimed primarily at raising money for local Hong Kong charities and, in small part, to promote Hong Kong as a leading venue for dispute resolution.  The Ball is held during the annual Hong Kong Arbitration Week, which attracts up to 500 lawyers, judges and arbitrators to Hong Kong.  Last year’s Ball attracted over 400 attendees, including senior judges, Law Lords, members of the Legislative Council, members of Hong Kong’s business community, as well as lawyers and arbitrators from around the world.

The Honorary Patron of the Ball is The Hon. Chief Justice Geoffrey MA and the majority of the proceeds from the ball in October 2016 went to MINDSET, a charity which raises awareness and understanding of mental health issues, as well as providing direct assistance to individuals, families and organisations in need of help. While the key objective of the HK Arbitration Charity Ball is to raise money for people in need, it also aims to promote Hong Kong as a leading seat for international arbitration.  As such, 20% of monies raised from the charity ball go towards achieving this goal. In previous years, the funds have been awarded to (i) the Chinese University of Hong Kong to research perceptions about arbitration in Hong Kong and mainland China and what improvements can be made (ii) the Vis East Moot Foundation; (iii) the HKIAC and Arias to set up in Hong Kong [iv] HK45 and the Moot Alumni Association. To find out more or to send a proposal send us an email through our “Contact Us” portal.

 

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The Auction

The evening will feature a fun and fast-paced charity auction. You are guaranteed to have a few laughs, and a great time, whilst bidding on some of the excellent items up for grabs.

 

SoCO and HELP

This year, 80% of all the proceeds from the charity auction will go to two charities which are;

The charity “HELP”, will be the Ball’s newest beneficiary. HELP’s mission is to assist foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong in avoiding exploitation and illegal treatment. To do this, HELP provides free advice and assistance on employment, immigration and human rights issues to domestic workers, irrespective of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or gender.<a href=SoCO”, the Society for Community Organization, was the recipient of proceeds of the HK Arbitration Charity Ball 2013. It will receive further funding to continue its good work in relation to the encouragement of equal opportunity for participation and fair distribution of social resources, and in particular its work on combating the prevalence of caged housing in Hong Kong.

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The Night's Proceedings

18:30 – 19:30 – Cocktail Reception

19:45 – 19:50 – The Welcome Address

19:50 – 20:45 – Dinner is served

20:45 – 22:00 – The Charity Auction & Raffle

22:00 – 23:00 – Music, Wine, and Dancing!

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We are very grateful to all our sponsors, and would not be able to put a fabulous Ball on each year without them.

 

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The 2016 HKACB Ball

The 2016 Ball was held at the JW Marriott on 18th October 2016.

The HK Arbitration Charity Ball has gone from strength to strength and in 2016 the HK Arbitration Charity Ball was attended by over 400 guests. The majority of the proceeds were donated to MINDSET,  a charity which raises awareness and understanding of mental health issues, as well as providing direct assistance to individuals, families and organisations in need of help.  The remaining balance of the money raised was allocated to the Moot Alumni Association. To assist in promoting Hong Kong as the leading seat of arbitration.

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The 2015 HKACB Ball

The 2015 Ball was held at the JW Marriott on 27th October 2015.

The HK Arbitration Charity Ball has gone from strength to strength and in 2015 the HK Arbitration Charity Ball was attended by over 400 guests. The majority of the proceeds were donated to Watchdog Hong Kong, a charity that provides facilities, support and early learning programmes for children with special needs.  The remaining balance of the money raised was allocated to HK45 to support training for young people involved in dispute resolution across Asia.

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The 2014 HKACB Ball

The 2014 Ball was held at the Conrad Hotel on 15th October 2014.

In 2014 the HK Arbitration Charity Ball was attended by over 350 people and the majority of the contributions from sponsors, donors and attendees went to the charity The Hebe Haven Sailability Trust (HHST), a non-profit organisation that aims to provide facilities and expertise for a water based experience for Hong Kong persons with a disability who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy this activity. HHST is part of Sailability World, a volunteer-based organization operating through 350 local Sailability clubs around the world. 20% of the contributions made were allocated to a study conducted by Kun Fan and Mary Thomson that examines how arbitrations are run in Hong Kong and China and if improvements can be made and if so how.

 

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The 2013 HK Arbitration Charity Ball

The 2013 Ball was held at the Conrad Hotel on 17th October 2013.

In the second year, 80% of the monies raised at the 2013 HK Arbitration Charity Ball was donated to the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO).  In Hong Kong there are about 100,000 single elderly people, low-income families, new immigrants, poor children and people suffering from mental and physical disabilities that live in inadequate housing, including: cage homes, cubicle apartments and roof-top flats. These people have inadequate food and clothing and live in inadequate accommodation. SoCO individually visits these poor households and follows up on their needs, organizing them to fight for public housing allocation and livelihood protection.  20% was given to the Vis East Moot as an organisation committed to promoting Hong Kong as a leading seat of arbitration.

 

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The 2012 Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball

The 2012 HKACB was held at the Conrad Hotel on the 18th October 2012

The HKACB was conceived in 2012 and its aim is to help those in the community less fortunate and those smaller charities who do not get the exposure or funding that the larger ones are afforded.  In the Inaugural year of the HKACB the beneficiary was Haven of Hope Sunnyside School and St James’ Settlement. Haven of Hope Sunnyside School is dedicated to helping children with developmental needs and St James’ Settlement provides food for street sleepers and emergency food supplies for the poor to relieve their hunger. With such a disparity in Hong Kong between the rich and the poor the HKACB hopes to assist those in need.

 

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Get in touch

Want to get in contact with the event organisers? Just use the contact form on the right hand side, or email alix.povey@hkacb.net.

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