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Joint Luncheon: “A World in Disarray: How can partnerships overcome humanitarian challenges?” By Mr. Peter Maurer, The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

November 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As leader of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, respected for its neutrality for 150 years, Peter is able to sit down with rebels, armies and politicians on all sides, then advocates for humanitarian solutions in the corridors of power, from the UN Security Council to Davos or business boardrooms. He is known for his skillful mediation but is also forthright in the face of attempts to undermine the Geneva Conventions.

With more people than ever before displaced by conflict, he is a key thinker, not just on diplomacy but on innovations and new kinds of partnerships that will shape the future of humanitarianism.

About the guest speaker:

Peter Maurer, The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Peter Maurer was born in Thun, Switzerland, in 1956. In 1987 he entered the Swiss diplomatic service, where he held various positions in Bern and Pretoria before being transferred to New York in 1996 as deputy permanent observer at the Swiss mission to the United Nations. In 2000 he was appointed ambassador and head of the human security division in the political directorate of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. In 2004 he was appointed ambassador and permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. He succeeded Jakob Kellenberger as ICRC president on 1 July 2012.

Date: 22 Nov 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 (Registration and pre luncheon cocktails starts at 12:00)

Venue: Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central

*Shoes with rubber white soles, sport shoes and jeans are not acceptable
Please visit here for the dress code of Hong Kong Club.
All the members and their guests should dress accordingly.
Late registrations, walk-ins will be accommodated on a best effort basis
Price: HK$430 per person for SwissCham & SAHK Member
HK$530 per person for Non-member, late registrations & walk-in guest
Registration: Please send your RSVP to by 16 Nov 2018 (Fri). We accept Paypal, Bank transfer and cheque.

Payment Methods:
Cheque: Payable to “Swiss Association of Hong Kong” and mail it to GPO Box 9232, Central, Hong Kong.
Bank Transfer: Details will be given on request.

*Cancellation must be notified in writing before 16 Nov. No Cancellations and refunds after the deadline (16 Nov). No shows will be charged


November 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Hong Kong Club
Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hong Kong

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