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Asian Heritage Month/HKCBA Calgary AGM Cocktail Reception

30 May 2024
4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT

Asian Heritage Month/HKCBA Calgary AGM Cocktail Reception 

HKCBA Calgary AGM Cocktail Reception 

Thursday May 30th, 2024

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Centennial Place West Tower, 

520 3rd Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

3/F Bow Glacier/Bow River 

With Guest Speakers: 

David Lui - CEO, Kit and Ace

David has significantly impacted the retail industry and community through his involvement as an investor and board member. He has served on the Board and Governance Committee for Hypertension Canada, the Retail Leadership Committee for the Canadian Marketing Association, the Marketing Advisory Committee for the Retail Council of Canada, and currently as a Board Member and Chair of the Marketing Committee for Theatre Calgary.

He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. His dedication to the industry and community has been invaluable.

David Lui is an accomplished global brand and entrepreneurial leader renowned for turning brands into profitable market share leaders. 

With a wealth of experience in leading public and private organizations in complex retail, digital and consumer environments, his impressive portfolio includes developing global award-winning marketing campaigns, scaling online e-commerce brands, and being named CEO of the twelfth Fastest Growing Company in Canada’s PROFIT100, First for Fastest-Growing Company in British Columbia, Canada, CIBC’s Top Job Creator in Canada, winner of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award, and a Business in Vancouver Forty under 40. In 2022, he was also ranked 11th in the Global CEO Award.

Ron Hoffmann - Vice President, Business Development. SixRing Inc.

Ron Hoffmann is part of the executive team at Calgary-based bio industrial tech firm SixRing Inc, a role he assumed following more than 35 years of diverse professional experience, including leadership positions in Canada’s diplomatic service, and federal and provincial governments.

As a Canadian diplomat Ron has served in six countries spanning four continents. His roles included Ambassador, Senior Trade Commissioner, Director General of Strategic Policy, Director of Defense and Security Policy, and Senior Advisor to two Canadian foreign ministers.

Ambassadorial appointments included Afghanistan at the height of Canada’s engagement and to Thailand with cross accreditation to Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. Other postings were in China, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and South Africa.

From 2014-2021 Ron served as Alberta Senior Representative to Asia based in Hong Kong, and then as Interim CEO and then COO of Invest Alberta tasked with standing up the corporation in its initial year and leading efforts attracting several major new investments into the province.

Ron held the role of Vice Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong from 2015-2019, and now serves on the Governing Bodies of the Global Energy Show (GES) and for the Canadian Convention on Emergency Preparedness and Climate Mitigation (CECEP). He is also Chair of the Board for the National Access Arts Centre (NaAC), Canada’s largest and oldest organization supporting and training artists with developmental disabilities, and is an advisor to the Board of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association and to the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC). 

Yuan (Emiley) Yuan 

A well-known artist and music educator in Calgary, discovered her passion for singing at age 4. She honed her talent at Wuhan Conservatory of Music, specializing in Chinese folk music under Professor Yu Huicheng. Emiley's journey includes notable achievements such as competing in the 14th CCTV Young Singers Grand Prix and performing at prestigious events like the 2011 Chinese Ministry of Culture - New Year’s Gala.

After establishing YY MUSIC Studio in Calgary, she showcased her expertise at events across North America. Emiley's dedication culminated in a triumphant solo charity concert at MRU’s Bella Concert Hall in February 2023, raising $10,000 for two local charitable organizations.




30 May 2024
4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT

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