Riding on the successful inaugural edition in 2016, the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum will return this year on 20-21 September 2018.
The Forum will provide a platform for 50+ distinguished speakers and 1,000+ philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, policy-makers, academia and NGOs from around the world, especially the Asia-Pacific and Greater China region, to exchange views, facilitate cross-sector collaboration and cultivate long-term partnerships and engagement, all in the hope of creating better cities.
The member of The French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong can enjoy a special discount.
Professor Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University
Other confirmed speakers include:
As a member of The French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong, you can enjoy discount at HK$2,120 per ticket. Register now with the discount code 13I15-6FCCI at http://www.citiesphilanthropy.com/ to secure your tickets.
Clementine Pons, Certified professional coach, specialized in public speaking
"The way you pitch a project is decisive in order to get new opportunities. You may have sometimes only a couple of minutes to convince someone and it is even more crucial when it comes to a charity because people lives are at stake.
I arrived in Hong Kong very recently and I love the city and its communities. I attended last February‘s cocktail at the Residence of the Consul General of France and I was moved by the testimony of Lilly, a beneficiary of the Foundation from Mong Kok. I did not hesitate one second: I asked Jean Baptiste Dabadie, the President of the Foundation, in what ways I could help him. As an actress, I try to help people improving their public speaking skills. Helping board and staff members to introduce the Foundation would be my contribution to this meaningful project."
Like Clementine, we hope you can share your skills and expertise with us and contribute to our initiative!
The French Chamber Foundation is delighted to partner with Janat Paris and its ‘Tea for Two Project’. Janat products are produced by 1,000 female tea-leaf pickers in Sri Lanka. We are grateful to benefit from their generosity in offering tea bags to the beneficiaries of all our Lunch Clubs in Wan Chai, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and Mong Kok.
Janat believes tea is a message of love and time slowing to establish trust and love with others. Janat is the official supporter of “Femmes du Monde”, a foundation active in Sri Lanka aiming at empowering women. Its mission is to reward people for their labor and to open a door for them to learn new skills and improve their daily life. By raising woman’s skills, the Foundation raises the quality of their production and hopes to build a long-term and sustainable solution to improve their contribution with dignity.
Thanks to Janat’s support, love and time sharing were spread among the 830 members of the lunch clubs in Hong Kong.
On 1 June, the French Chamber in Hong Kong organised its annual Gala Dinner and celebrated the strong bonds between the Hong Kong and French business communities. The event is also a way to give back to the local community through supporting the French Chamber Foundation.
During the evening, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Dabadie, President of the Foundation and Mrs. Cecilia Cheung, Honorary President of the French Chamber Foundation had the opportunity to explain the Lunch Club Program on stage. It does not only provide affordable and healthy meals to the low- income workers but offers also free coaching, training and job-matching opportunities to the service users. It aims at developing the beneficiaries’ skills to improve their job prospects and, ultimately, their livelihoods.
Thanks to the generosity of the guests, HK $1.6 million was raised from the auctions and the generosity wave. These funds will go towards the operation of the four Lunch Club locations across Hong Kong. The foundation would like to warmly thank the French Chamber of Commerce for its continuous support and, most importantly, the generosity of the guests. Also, the Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Mrs. Cecilia Cheung for her handsome donation bringing the total funds raised to HK $2.6 million during the evening.
The French Chamber Foundation is delighted to count on the support of LuLu Cheung this coming June.
LuLu is one of the most influential fashion designers in Hong Kong. Inspired by nature, she associates natural fibres and synthetic materials to draw feminine and modern women’s apparel.
A special operation - Lulu & the French / "Oui" Care for Fashion & Charity - will be organized in her shop of Central (50, Wellington St.) from 1st to 30 June, 2018. For each purchase, 3% of the sale revenue will be donated to the Foundation. The shop will offer 10% off for all & members of the Chamber as well.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Lulu’s fashion as well as helping the Foundation supporting the low-income workers of Hong Kong!