Australia Day Lunch

Australia Day Lunch

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is pleased to present the Australia Day Lunch 2023.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.

As an Australian business association, AustCham Hong Kong recognises the importance of Australia Day to our community.

In 2023 we aim to create an event that celebrates the diverse and unique influence and impact the Australians experience in Hong Kong, as well as celebrate the importance of the relationship between Australia and Hong Kong. The theme for the event is My Hong Kong-Australia Story.

For the first time since 2019 we are delighted to invite you to join the Australia Day Lunch in-person on February 3rd from 11.30am for networking, followed by lunch from 12pm till 3pm at the Island Shangri-La Hotel. 

We are expecting 240+ corporate guests at this event. The spectacular lunch will feature live performances and speakers as well as a three course meal and free-flow drinks.

This event will sell out! Sponsorship packages are available here. 

Corporate Tables for the event are HKD$20,000 for a table of 10 - benefits include your logo on the table, logo presence on screen during the event, group photograph of your guests on the day and, you may place marketing material or gifts on seats at your table.

For corporate tables and individual tickets please register your interest early to 

Imporant: If you have any dietary restrictions please state this in the "Remarks" upon registration. 

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Silver Sponsor
King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Travel Partner

CSR Partner
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)


Fri, February 03, 2023


11:30 AM - 03:00 PM



Level 5 Ballroom, Island Shangri La


Member: $1,200.00

Non-Member: $1,500.00

Corporate Table: $20,000.00


Shane Osborn
CEO | Arcane Collective

Shane Osborn is one of the most recognisable figures in the hospitality industry with his trio of elevated casual dining restaurants that also prioritise sustainability and diversity.

He launched his first Hong Kong eatery, the acclaimed modern European restaurant Arcane, in 2014, and followed it up with casual, all-day dining bistro Cornerstone and the plant-driven, meat-free Moxie. He united the three in 2021 under the umbrella of The Arcane Collective.

Originally from Australia, he previously spent 20 years in London, where he earned two Michelin stars at French restaurant Pied à Terre, the first of them aged just 29, becoming the first Australian chef to do so. In 2018 he represented Australia in the Netflix global culinary competition, The Final Table.

Angela Mackay
Managing Director | Financial Times

Angela Mackay is the Managing Director of the Financial Times and Publisher, Professional Education in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and a member of the FT’s global board, Mackay focuses on developing the significant potential for FT’s operations in the region. This includes the furthering of FT Chinese as a channel for English language and professional education, as well as expanding the combination of FT content and English learning for corporates.


Mackay recently led the FT’s corporate partnership with Nikkei, where content from both news organisations is used as a language learning tool for the Japanese business community through Pearson’s GlobalEnglish products.


Prior to this newly combined role, Mackay spent seven years as the FT’s managing director in Asia Pacific, where she led the FT’s business operations in the region, and before that she led the region’s advertising operations as commercial director. She joined the FT in 2003 on its editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years. 


Before joining the FT, Mackay was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Other positions she has held include contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times newspaper in London, UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and speechwriter for ministers in the Hong Kong government. She began her career in journalism as a graduate cadet on the Australian Financial Review in Sydney.

Dr. Ronald Lu
Founder and Chairman | Ronald Lu & Partners

Dr. Ronald Lu was born in Hong Kong and raised in Sydney, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and a Master of Architecture Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Dr. Lu is the Founder and Chairman of an award-winning architecture and interior design practice in Hong Kong for over 40 years, dedicating to the delivery of world-class projects and green built environments across the globe. 

Besides Architecture, he is also immensely active in Community & Educational services. He was appointed as Chairman of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects as well as President of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter. His involvement in community work is extensive and diverse, including as the Chair of the UNSW Hong Kong Foundation Board (UNSW Alumnus, BArch (Hons), 1970, HonDSc, 1999).

Timothy Calnin
Director Tai Kwun Arts | Tai Kwun

Timothy Calnin is Director of Tai Kwun Arts. He has held senior positions with leading musical and artistic organisations in Australia, Europe and Asia.

In the United Kingdom, he was General Manager of The Academy of Ancient Music in London and Concerts Director of the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland before returning to Australia to manage the young artists, conductor development and composer commissioning programmes for all six symphony orchestras within the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He became Director of Artistic Planning at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, working with Artistic Director Edo de Waart on numerous major projects (including Wagner’s Ring Cycle in concert, a major US tour, two Beethoven Festivals and a Sibelius Festival with Vladimir Ashkenazy).

In 2003, he moved to Hong Kong to become Artistic Consultant of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (again working with Music Director Edo de Waart) before being appointed Chief Executive in 2005. During his six years in Hong Kong, Timothy expanded the Orchestra’s education, professional development and community engagement programmes, broadened its sponsorship and philanthropy programmes and took the Orchestra on frequent tours to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

He returned to Australia in 2010 to become General Manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. With the ACO, Timothy expanded the Orchestra’s international touring programme to include residencies (most notably in London and Hong Kong) and major international festivals (Edinburgh; Tanglewood; Menuhin Festival, Gstaad), and increased the ACO’s national reach through the growth of its second Orchestra, ACO Collective and the creation of ACO VIRTUAL, an interactive, digital installation of the Orchestra. His focus on the ACO’s instrument collection brought six historically significant instruments to the Orchestra (including two violins by Antonio Stradivari from 1726 and 1728 and one by Joseph Guarneri, 1715), all of which are made available to the musicians by private benefactors.

In November 2015, Timothy took up the newly created position of Director of Performing Arts at the Sydney Opera House with overall responsibility for the Opera House’s presentations and public programmes, its relations with the Resident Companies, and all productions and events.

Richard Lancaster

Richard Lancaster is the CEO and is responsible for overall group performance of CLP. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies and an affiliated company of the CLP Group, and a member of several Hong Kong-based and global public interest bodies focused on governance, sustainability and energy.

Prior to assuming his role of CEO in September 2013, Mr Lancaster was the Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong for three years, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business and service to its customers in Hong Kong. 

He began his career with the Electricity Commission of New South Wales in Australia and has more than 30 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong. Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a variety of managerial positions in CLP. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions. Earlier in his career, he worked in the electricity supply industry in his home country Australia and later in an international brewing company in the UK.

Karen Koh
Producer and Host | RTHK

Karen Koh is a broadcast media professional and familiar face and voice to viewers and listeners in Asia. Her background is in television news and current affairs, and she has anchored and reported for international media organisations including BBC World, CNBC Asia, CNN International, Thomson Reuters and WSJ Digital.

She produces and hosts an award-winning weekly radio show on gender, sexuality and social issues called “The Agender Café” on Radio Television Hong Kong’s (RTHK) Radio 3 and is also a regular co-host on RTHK Radio 3’s flagship current affairs show “Backchat”.

Karen frequently moderates and MC’s corporate and charity events, including the WHO’s Global Vaccination and Immunization Research Forum 2021, Euronext’s ESG Summit 2021,  The Asian Financial Forum 2015-2020, the HK Private Wealth Management Summit 2017-22, The Women’s Foundation HK Gala 2019-20, and The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA)’s Editorial Awards 2018-19. She has also moderated private events for clients such as Dunhill, Franklin Templeton Investments, and KPMG.

Karen also conducts media and presentation skills training for corporate and public sector clients in multiple sectors ranging from financial services, luxury goods and hotels to print media and education.

Karen was born and raised in Australia, and has lived and worked in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. She’s married with three adult sons. In addition to media work, she is also a certified yoga and standup paddle instructor, and spends her summers teaching SUP yoga.

Karen also serves on the Board of Directors of EngenderHealth, a Washington D.C.-based NGO in the field of global sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be sent in writing to four business days prior to the event. Please contact for more details. No shows will be charged.

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