Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Male Choir
Chairman and Executive Director of ICBC (Asia) Gao Ming (the fifth from left) and the ICBC (Asia) management team proposed a toast at the cocktail reception.
HONG KONG, Mar 25, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - ICBC (Asia) has continued in its steadfast support for the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong, as well as its commitment to giving back to customers and the community. For the sixth consecutive year, ICBC (Asia) is the exclusive sponsor of the Finale of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. This year, the world renowned Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Male Choir joined hands to present the finest music from the Baltic Sea to conclude the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra is one of the most renowned symphony orchestras in the world with a long history. It has performed in over 40 countries around the world since its debut, and organizes nearly 100 concerts annually. It has also been working closely with the Estonian National Male Choir, which has impressed audiences worldwide since its establishment more than 70 years ago.
To celebrate the grand Finale of the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival, ICBC (Asia) held a pre-event private cocktail reception, which was hosted by the Chairman and Executive Director of ICBC (Asia), Ms. Gao Ming, in the presence of HKSAR government officials, representatives of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and distinguished guests of ICBC (Asia).
In her welcome remarks, Ms. Gao Ming, Chairman and Executive Director of ICBC (Asia) said, "ICBC (Asia) is honored to sponsor the Finale of the Hong Kong Arts Festival for the sixth consecutive year, through which we wish to promote the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong, and give back to society. The extraordinary performances by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Male Choir have been described as 'the equipoise of power and control' by New York Classical Review, which echoes our philosophy of striving for innovation and excellence while adhering to prudence. ICBC (Asia) has always been upholding the philosophy of 'Sharing, Winning and Developing Together', persisting in customer-centric approach and providing professional and quality cross-border and cross-regional financial products and services to local customers in Hong Kong, 'Going Global' customers of Mainland China, and customers in the Asia Pacific Region and around the world.
Going forward, ICBC (Asia) will actively tap the opportunities brought by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and the Asia Pacific region, continue to optimize our product structure and create breakthroughs in the aspects of transaction banking, asset management, investment banking and retail banking, etc., and further deepen our relationship and cooperation with our valued customers to achieve mutual benefits, with an ultimate aim of becoming a leading bank for cross-border financial services."
The Hong Kong Arts Festival is a premier cultural event in the international arts community. The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival held from 23 February to 24 March 2018 features more than 1,700 outstanding artists from Hong Kong and overseas, who present 130 wonderful performances for audiences in Hong Kong.
About Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited ("ICBC (Asia)") is a licensed bank incorporated in Hong Kong. It is the flagship of overseas banking business of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited ("ICBC") - currently the largest commercial bank in China. It has 57 retail outlets (including 28 "Elite Club" Wealth Management Centres) in Hong Kong. It is engaged in commercial banking, investment banking and other financial services including securities, insurance and funds, with a focus on commercial and retail banking as well as financial market related businesses. The total assets of ICBC (Asia) amounted to HK$849.1 billion as of 30 June 2017. Chinese Mercantile Bank and ICBC Asset Management (Global) Company Limited, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of ICBC (Asia), are specialized in RMB services in Mainland China and ICBC's global asset management business respectively.
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