THE GEN­ER­A­TION T DIN­NER

Hong Kong Tatler - - Upfront -

Hong Kong Tatler hosted a pri­vate din­ner at Dud­dell’s to cel­e­brate the un­veil­ing of Gen­er­a­tion T 2017 and to bring the 50 mem­bers to­gether. Af­ter a cock­tail re­cep­tion in the gallery room, guests pro­ceeded into the din­ing room, where they were greeted by four long ta­bles with neon light­ing run­ning down the cen­tre, each set­ting marked by a special ta­ble card in a minia­ture dim sum box and flow­ers by Bloom­box.

The ta­ble card for each Gen­er­a­tion T mem­ber fea­tured a QR code link­ing to a cer­tifi­cate declar­ing that a tree had been planted by Hong Kong Tatler on their be­half as part of an en­vi­ron­men­tal col­lab­o­ra­tion between Tatler and Friends of the Earth. The col­lab­o­ra­tion saw 50 trees planted on the banks of the Dong River, the main source of wa­ter for Hong Kong, as well as 40 mil­lion res­i­dents of Guang­dong.

Over a sump­tu­ous din­ner that in­cluded Dud­dell’s sig­na­ture bar­be­cued Iberico pork with honey and pan-fried Aus­tralian M9 wagyu beef, Goris Ver­burg, man­ag­ing direc­tor for North­east Asia of the evening’s ti­tle spon­sor, IWC Schaffhausen, ex­plained the lux­ury watch­maker’s in­ter­est in the Gen T project. “One of the core val­ues of IWC is the pi­o­neer­ing spirit,” he said. “And like last year, we have se­lected five tal­ents from Gen­er­a­tion T who share the same vi­sion and val­ues as us. In or­der to sup­port th­ese pi­o­neers, we hope to cre­ate ex­cit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive projects to­gether.”

The evening’s key­note ad­dress was de­liv­ered by Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego re­search sci­en­tist Al­bert Lin, an Ex­plorer of the Na­tional Geo­graphic So­ci­ety, who gave a fas­ci­nat­ing ac­count of his work and pre­sented a video of some of his ex­ploratory trips, in­clud­ing into the Mon­go­lian high­lands on a hunt for the tomb of Genghis Khan, and into the Gu­atemalan jun­gle in search of lon­glost Mayan tem­ples.

Ying Kwok Vicky Cheng

Arthur Law and Sean Lee-davies

Cynthia Mak and Christina Dean

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