The Institute of Quarrying Hong Kong Branch is a professional body which unites people of the industry throughout Hong Kong and PRC.
Photo Album - Technical Conference 2016
4 January 2017
Click on the link below to view the album of the event
44th annual gala dinner
19 November 2016
The 44th annual gala dinner of the Hong Kong branch was again held at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, on Saturday, 19 November 2016. The evening was attended by some 384 members and guests, including overseas presidents, honored guests, members and partners.
Mr. David Chen, Branch Chairman, gave the welcoming address to our members, honored guests and particularly to those overseas presidents and partners attending He also thanked the many sponsors for their great generosity, without which the evening would not have been such a wonderful success. Commenting on what has been another successful year for the branch, Mr. Chen thanked the gala dinner organizing committee and also urged all present to encourage new members to join, outlining the many benefits of branch membership.
In keeping with popular tradition our themed evening this year was “Under the Sea”, with all party goers wearing something coordinating, ranging from pirate costumes to ‘head-to-toe’ sea fish outfits. Again, individual table gifts and craft stalls were provided for party goers to enjoy, as well as the traditional games. The evening concluded with a $10,000 dollar first prize raffle, and disco dancing.
Your committee members will look forward to the challenge of making our 2017 Annual Gala Dinner even more enjoyable.
President Meeting and Technical Conference 2016
18 November 2016
We were pleased to host the 2016 IOQ President Meeting and Technical Conference, entitled “Green Quarrying in the 21st Century”, on Friday, 18 November 2016, at the Grand Stanford Intercontinental Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. With presentations from overseas IOQ Presidents and leading industry experts, the conference consisted of some fascinating, interesting and reflective papers. All the papers presented were published and handed to conference delegates; further copies are available by contacting the IOQ Branch Secretary. The conference was well received by all delegates with many saying they really benefited from the knowledge sharing as well as just spending time with our overseas guests, distinguished speakers, and other conference delegates.
Squid Fishing Evening
24 June 2016
On the 24th June the IOQ held the annual squid fishing trip from Sai Kung, which seems now to be enshrined in Branch folklore, with stories of huge monster squid, delicious food and a wonderful party atmosphere being passed from member to member long after the event. And so it was again this year, for a large group of 33 institute members and invited guests. The evening commenced at Sai Kung Pier with light refreshments on board as the fishing Junk made its passage to the famous squid fishing grounds of Hong Kong. Fine weather and calm seas, ensured it was “plain sailing’, and that the party atmosphere was in full swing by the time the first squid was landed. Once again the on-board snack was excellent and could only be surpassed by the jovial company. The weather staid fair for the return trip, and almost before the party landed back at Pier, members were seeking to diarise the next one!
Mr and Mrs Anthony Morgan Hong Kong Visit
17 June 2016
Photo taking during the dinner with IQ UK Chairman Mr and Mrs Anthony Morgan and IQ HK Branch representatives on 17th June 2016 at Hong Kong Ho Choi Seafood Restaurant
Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge Artifical Island Project Site Visit
15 April 2016
The rainy weather on 15th April (a Friday) did not diminish the atmosphere of the delegates of IOQ HK attending the site visit at Tung Chung on the HMZH Bridge artificial island Project.
The Construction Manager, Mr. Daniel Cheung, and his engineers from China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. delivered a very informative power point presentation illustrating the design and methodology to construct this complicated artificial island with the reclaimed area land of 150 hectare at the site office of Tung Chung.
The project involved the state of the art engineering methodology, advanced technology and equipment to make it work. Mr. Daniel Cheung pointed out that the effective control measures on the mud flow in the sea water was the key successful factor that they were proud of to ensure that the whole project were in compliance with all the environmental requirements. The project will be completed by the end of this year.
After the Q&A session, the engineer accompanied the delegates to tour around the island in the coach. Construction works could be seen everywhere in the site but they were all well managed with proper HSE and traffic control measures including the designated crew washing all leaving site vehicles thoroughly with proper water spray equipment at the gate.
It was a very impressive and successful site visit welcomed by all 18 delegates from the branch. The activities organizing committee would like to extend their big thank you to Mr. Daniel Cheung and his engineers who put a lot of effort to come up with an animated power point that really made the brief interesting.
The event started from 10:00am and ended at 1:30pm including the lunch buffet session at Hotel Novotel Citygate Hong Kong.
Year 2016/2017 Committee Members
14 March 2016
The 43rd Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, 14 March 2016, the Nomination Committee for the Year 2015/2016 was formed, please refer to the Committee page for details.
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