6.00pm: Registration (Served with champagne)

6.30pm: Tutored tasting starts with 3 reds and 3 whites
South Africa

New Zealand


7.15pm: Presentation on "Wine as an Investment"

7.30pm: Wine will be served

( Canapes will be served )
HK $500 per person


US Roadshow Asia Delegation on Oct. 25, 2004 (Monday)

Canadian Biotechnology Partnering Seminar on Oct. 28, 2004 (Thursday)

HKVCA Roundtable Meeting with US Financial Mission on Nov. 9, 2004 (Tuesday)

If you are interesting in meeting the delegations,
please contact Monica Lo at tel: 2845 6100.

US Roadshow Asia Delegation

A delegation from US comprising VCs and healthcare companies will be in Hong Kong to explore strategic partnerships in Asia. The meeting with HKVCA will be on:

Date: October 25, 2004 (Monday)
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
The delegation is seeking financial partners to co-invest in deals and assist in due diligence, prescreening. They seek strategic partners who can secure suitable joint venture candidates.
Companies in the delegation invest in a range of US companies that are expanding in Asia. They are interested in hearing local experiences and options on structuring deals that would best fit a listing in Hong Kong.

(Delegation list attached)

Canadian Biotechnology Partnering Seminar

Led by Dr George Michaliszyn, Director, Life Science Branch of Industry Canada, a Canadian Biotechnology Partnering Mission will visit Hong Kong on October 27-29, 2004. The Mission consists of senior representatives from the government, health research institute, lawyer, innovation biopharma and medical devices companies and association. The seminar will be held on:

Date: October 28, 2004 (Thursday)
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Marina Room, 2/F, The Excelsior
281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, HK

(Seminar Program attached)

TDC-HKVCA Roundtable Meeting with US Financial Mission

A high level financial mission from the US will be visiting Hong Kong in November. The mission will comprise of CEOs and top executives from major investment and venture capital firms managing over US$180 billion worth of funds. The meeting with HKVCA will be on:

Date: Nov.9, 2004 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Venue: SME Training Centre 1
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wanchai, HK

(Roundtable Meeting program and delegation list attached)



Alternative Investments Today:
Hong Kong's Global Perspective

Mr. Andrew Sheng
Chairman, The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Friday, November 19, 2004 • 9:00am to 2:30pm
The Connaught Room, 1st Floor
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

As a prominent player in the Alternative Investments field, White & Case and
Eurekahedge cordially invite you to attend a seminar on
"Alternative Investments Today: Hong Kong's Global Perspective".
This seminar is a must for fund managers of hedge funds, fund houses,
prime brokers, investment bankers and anyone who has an interest in the
Global Alternative Investments Market.

This half-day seminar will feature speakers from the worldwide offices of
White & Case who will discuss the latest issues in today's alternative investments
industry, as well as a panel of industry experts, including Marcus Thompson,
Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Private Equity and Richard Armstrong,
Managing Director, Eurekahedge who will be available to answer your questions.

This seminar is free to attend but places are limited so we advise you
to book early to avoid disappointment. Lunch will be provided on the day and
we are delighted to confirm that Mr. Andrew Sheng, Chairman of
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong will give the keynote luncheon
address. To register to attend this seminar, please contact Ming Li on +852 2822 8726,
or by email at mli@whitecase.com



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Tel: (852) 2845 6100
Fax: (852) 2526 2713
Email: enquiry@hkvca.com.hk