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YCIS Hong Kong Celebrates Earth Day 2017 with Special Event

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Announces The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong as Charity Partner

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Yew Chung International School (YCIS) will host its first ever Earth Day event on Saturday, 22 April, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Earth Day is an annual event responsible for mobilising more than a billion people and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. This year’s theme is environmental and climate literacy. YCIS has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and has announced that they will be the exclusive Charity Partner for this inspiring Earth Day 2017 event.

YCIS Earth Day, 22 April  2017
YCIS Earth Day, 22 April 2017

Activities on the day include performances from prestigious Wells Cathedral School Jazz Band, Africa Drumming and Dance Connection, and YCIS — Secondary’s Chinese Dance Team. There will also be a great selection of games and activities for all ages to enjoy, as well as a Live Art Battle, and an Eco Market featuring delicious organic produce, skincare and environmentally friendly fashion and accessories. We are delighted to announce that 20% of sales on the day will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Guests will also enjoy private tours of YCIS — Secondary’s newly renovated Year 7 floor. The pioneering design, created by award-winning architects Fielding Nair International, includes the very best of ‘green’ features to complement the new Learning Communities concept, which will be introduced throughout the entire campus over the next few years.

“We are truly grateful to be the beneficiary and Charity Partner for the YCIS Earth Day 2017 event. Climate Change is important to everyone and a core theme of our conservation mission. We hope that more families and friends can better understand the impact of Climate Change, and share ideas that can make a difference for a better way forward,” said Louisa Ho, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong.

Kayla Wong, The Nature Conservancy’s Celebrity Ambassador will open the event and she will also host a thought-provoking session with TNC’s Nature Works Program Ambassadors. Founder of eco-friendly online fashion brand, Basics for Basics, Kayla explained, “I wanted to support The Nature Conservancy and YCIS because I think it is important for our generation to know the effects we have on our planet. And it is our job to ensure that we can continue to help keep our environment in good shape for our future generations!”

Dr Betty Chan, Yew Chung Education Foundation’s Director and School Supervisor said, “Today, around the world, millions of people are recognizing Earth Day and the absolute necessity for our love and care for sustainability. With more and more worldwide awareness of the serious situation within our living world, we should make every effort, big or small, to give our planet the best chance to sustain. Yew Chung International School is proud to raise awareness.”

YCIS Earth Day 2017 Details:

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22 – 11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Location: YCIS — Secondary, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong
Event page:
Earth Day 2017 Theme:
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About YCIS:

Founded in 1932 by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Yew Chung has provided quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for 80 years. Originally specialising in Early Childhood Education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

YCIS has expanded beyond Hong Kong and is now established in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, with a total student enrolment of 6,000.

Offering the richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures, YCIS equips children to be bilingual, global-minded and competitive. Students are nurtured with a fully rounded and balanced education that transforms them into globally aware individuals. For more information please visit or our Facebook page.

About The Nature Conservancy:

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or or follow @tnc_hk on Instagram.

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Source: Yew Chung International School

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April 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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Announcement of Guest Host and Judging Panel of the 10th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Celebrating its 10th edition, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia will be held on Friday, 23 June 2017 at The InterContinental Hong Kong. A gala event recognising individuals and companies for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Asia’s maritime industry, Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is proud to announce the guest host and judging panel confirmed for the night.

2016 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Winners
2016 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Winners



Guest hosted by Anita Kapoor, a well-known media personality, international travel and lifestyle presenter, the black tie gala event is expected to be attended by leading maritime professionals and executives. The call for entries has begun and 12 competitive award categories will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges who are all industry stalwarts with decades of trade experience.

In addition to the competitive categories, Seatrade will also be presenting three special awards – Seatrade Young Person of the Year Award, Seatrade Personality of the Year Award and Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the exceptional contributions by individuals in the region’s maritime industry. Past recipients of the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award include influential industry heavy-weights like Mr Lui Tuck Yew, former Singapore Minister for Transport and Mr George Chao, President, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd.

Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime Review Asia Editor and Chairman of the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Judging Panel, comments, “It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we are returning to Hong Kong this year for the the 10th edition of Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia. In times of such challenging market conditions, the resilient characteristic of our maritime industry clearly exemplify through the award submissions we received.  Winning an award is a recognition of excellence and success that will position the winners at the forefront of the region’s maritime industry.”

Widely acknowledged as one of the region’s most prestigious industry awards, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is strongly supported by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) and promises to be a night of networking and celebration as hundreds of top maritime professionals gather to laud outstanding performances in the industry.

Visit to find out more on how you can join the night of celebration.

For more information, please contact:

Daphne Yuen  

Joelle Quah



DID: +65 6592 0888 Ext 740    

DID: +65 6592 0888 Ext 748


About Seatrade
Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired in 2014 by UBM, the world’s second largest media and event organiser across a wide variety of industries. Seatrade’s publications, events, management training, research and award schemes cover every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries. The company’s principal strength is its ability to bring key people together, encouraging innovation and facilitating better communication within the industry. Seatrade is headquartered in Colchester, UK, with regional offices in Dubai, Singapore, as well as representatives in all major maritime centres and cruise destinations across the globe.

For more information, please visit 

About UBM plc
Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is organised by UBM plc.  UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world.  Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors.  Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed.  Please visit for the latest news and information about UBM.


Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2017 Award Categories

  1. Education & Training Award
  2. Environment Protection Award
  3. Technical Innovation Award
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  5. Safety Initiative Award
  6. Ship Manager Award
  7. Ship Owner/Operator Award
  8. Ports & Terminals Award
  9. Maritime Law Award
  10. Ship Finance Award*
  11. Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award
  12. Deal of the Year Award
  13. Seatrade Young Person of the Year Award**
  14. Seatrade Personality of the Year Award**
  15. Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award**

*Open to ship finance lawyers
** Not open for nominations. Awarded by Seatrade.

Judging Panel
Mr Marcus Hand, Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

The Judges:
Mr Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc
Mr Arthur Bowring, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA)
Mr Peter Cremers, Executive Chairman, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
Mr Koichi Fujiwara, Chairman & President, ClassNK
Ms Caroline Huot, Global Head – Lubricants, Cockett Marine Oil (Asia) Pte Ltd
Mr Chris Jones, Director, The Baltic Exchange
Mr Rene Pill Pedersen, Councillor & Chairman, International Committee, Singapore Shipping
Mr Lee Wai Pong, Principal, LWP.Sg Consultants
Mr Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, INTERTANKO Asia

Source: Seatrade Communications
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April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

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