Program Highlights


Day 1 - Saturday 14 May 2016

11:00 - 15:00 Conference Registration
Venue: Crystal Palace Foyer, 3/F
11:00 - 19:00 House of Friendship
Venue: Crystal Palace Foyer, 3/F
12:00 - 13:15 Leaders’ Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Venue: Seaview Chinese Restaurant, 3/F
14:00 - 16:00 Opening Ceremony and First Plenary Session
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
  • Opening Ceremony
  • National Anthems & Rotary Anthem
  • 56th District Conference declared open by DG Peter Pang
  • Welcome remarks and guests recognition by Conference Chair PP Wendy Lee
  • Opening Address by DG Peter Pang
  • Introduction of Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP by PDG Y.K. Cheng
  • Speech by Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP
    Topic: A case study on how foreign enterprise can contribute to Pearl River Delta's sustainable development
  • Introduction of Rotary International President’s Personal Representative (RIPPR) Past Rotary International Director Barry Rassin and Mrs. Esther Rassin by PDG Peter Wong
  • Address by RIPPR Past RI Director Barry Rassin
  • District Report by DG Peter Pang
  • General Announcements
16:00 Group Photo Session
16:15 Coffee Break
16:45 - 18:15 Breakout Sessions

Topic 1:District Strategic Matters (English and Cantonese)
Moderator:DGE Eric Chin
Panelists:PDG Peter Wan, IPDG Belinda Yeung, AG Chris Tsang and PP Michael Chiu
Resource persons:PDG Arthur Au, PDG Vincent To and PDG Anthony Hung
Reporter:PP Peter Chu
Meeting Room:306, 3/F
Topic 2:Membership Growth (English and Cantonese)
Moderator:DGN H.W. Fung
Panelists:PDG Peter Wan, PDG Kenneth Wong, PDG Eugene Fong and President Dennis Chan
Resource persons:PDG Dipo Sani, PDG David Harilela and CP Tang Kam-tim
Reporter:PP Dominic Chu
Meeting Room:307, 3/F
Topic 3:District Finance and Administration (English and Cantonese)
Moderator:PP Eddie Leung
Panelists:PDG Peter Wan, CDS Thomas Chan, DS Joyce Lau and PP Gary Yeung
Resource persons:PDG Johnson Chu and PDG Jason Chan
Reporter:PP Wilson Cheng
Meeting Room:309, 3/F
Topic 4:One Rotary Summit (English and Cantonese)
Moderator:DGND Y.C. Ho
Panelists:PDG Ada Cheng, President Victor Lo and President Elizabete Fong
Resource persons:PDG Jason Yeung and PDG Jones Wong
Reporter:PP Wilson Lam
Meeting Room:310, 3/F
19:30 - 22:00 Governor’s Banquet
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
Theme: Rotary in Wonderland
General Announcements

Day 2 - Sunday 15 May 2016

9:00 - 12:00 Conference Registration
Venue: Secretariat Room, 3/F
9:00 - 17:00 House of Friendship
Venue: Foyer, 3/F
10:00 - 12:00 Second Plenary Session – Business Session
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
Presided by DGE Eric Chin
  • Adoption of District Financial Statement for 2014-2015 by IPDG Belinda Yeung and District Treasurer 2014-15 PP Ted Ho
  • Conference Resolutions chaired by PDG Vincent To
  • Report on Council on Legislation by PDG John Wan
  • State of Rotary worldwide by RIPPR Past RI Director Barry Rassin
  • Report on Breakout Sessions' discussion
12:15 - 13:45 The Rotary Foundation Lunch
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
Presided by PDG Jason Chan
14:00 - 15:30 Third Plenary Session – New Generations
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
Presided by PDG Eugene Fong
  • Introduction of special speaker Dr. Witman Hung, JP by PDG Peter Wan
  • Speech by Special Speaker Dr. Witman Hung JP
    Topic: Brave New World
  • Presentation by
    • Rotaract
    • Youth Micro-film Awards
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
    • Liaison with University
    • Youth Mentorship
    • Rotary Adopt A School
    • Interact
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Fourth Plenary and Closing Session
Venue: Crystal Palace, 3/F
Presided by Conference Chair PP Wendy Lee
  • Roll call
  • Prize presentation
  • Dialogue with our future Leaders by PDG Ada Cheng
    • DGE Eric Chin
    • DGN H.W. Fung
    • DGND Y.C. Ho
  • Promotion of 2016-17 District Conference by DGE Eric Chin and IPP Norman Lee
  • Promotion of 2016-17 RI Convention at Atlanta by DGN H.W. Fung
  • Closing Remarks by RIPPR Past RI Director Barry Rassin
  • Closing Remarks by DG Peter Pang
  • Vote of Thanks by Conference Chair PP Wendy Lee
  • General Announcements
  • 56th District Conference declared close by DG Peter Pang

Note 1: Timings and programs are subject to final confirmation.