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Gala Reception
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Come and enjoy the Symphony of Lights show during the MBA CSEA Gala Reception at Hong Kong's famous Victoria Harbour, originally called Hong Kong Harbour. After China was defeated by Great Britain after the first and second opium wars, Hong Kong became a colony of Britain, and Victoria Harbour was named after the British Queen Victoria. 

Marco Polo Hotel’s outdoor lounging venue offers you a spectacular view of the world-renowned Hong Kong skyline. At 8:00pm sharp, your evening will be illuminated by the Symphony of Lights, a show that has been recognized by the Guiness Book of Records as the world’s largest permanent light show.  

Enjoy Italian canapés and a wide selection of beverages at the Cucina Terrace and network with MBA CSEA members to build and develop relationships. 
We look forward to welcoming you. Simply hop on the bus that will take you from the Shangri-la Hotel to mingle and enjoy beautiful Hong Kong by night. We hope this will end the conference in style!  (Bring a jacket, as we will be outdoors.) 

Hong Kong
‘The Gateway to China’ has long been known as an international financial center, strategically located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta. It is a city of about 1,100 square kilometers with a population of 7.2 million. It’s been 20 years since its handover back to China, and it remains a major business hub that connects and attracts talents and businesses around the world. Because of its geographical advantage, Hong Kong is an important partner to its neighbor cities such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou. Governmental bodies and businesses within this region of South China are working ever so closely in recent years and strive to be a major hub for new technologies and business transformations in order to leverage the One Belt One Road initiative.

The city, its people, and the culture are arguably the best example of ‘East meets West’ with a breathtaking view of the Victoria Harbour and bustling street hawkers in the markets. One may even explore beyond the CBD and visit the temples embedded in many areas of the city. Hong Kong continues to one of the busiest, fast-paced cities in the region while conserving its history with many historical architectures. If you want to get away from the city, the rural side of Hong Kong also offers numerous hiking trails which many locals and foreigners enjoy. A trip to the Peak will offer you a breathtaking view of the City, you can also explore the surrounding islands such as Lantau and its Big Buddha or simply visit Stanley Market, South of Hong Kong Island.

Opportunities to visit and discover are limitless so do not hesitate to stay a couple of days and explore the diversity of Hong Kong!