16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Networking activities at WCA 2016

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to meet and network with friends and colleagues from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the unmatched charm of the different venues and artistic performances selected for you by the Local Organising Committee.

The Networking Events will get started on the evening of Sunday, August 28th 2016 with traditional performances, complimentary catering and hand crafting activities, offering a stimulating environment to build your community within the WCA 2016.

Don’t miss this exceptional chance to experience the culture of Hong Kong and get to know all the other attendees!

How to Register:

Please note: Tickets for the events will only be sold to registered delegates. For information about the prices and to purchase tickets required to attend, please visit the Congress Registration Page and complete the registration process.

*If you have already registered for the Congress, you can still register for the Networking Events by logging into your account and returning to your registration application.

Places are limited so please book to secure your place.

Opening ceremony
Sunday 28 august 2016 – 18:00 to 19:30 - HKCEC Congress Centre – Grand Hall
Included in the registration fee

The official WCA 2016 Opening Ceremony will give you the opportunity to listen to your hosts David Wilkinson (WFSA President, United Kingdom), Mike Irwin (WCA President, Hong Kong) and Tony Gin (WCA Scientific Chair, Hong Kong).

Join us to celebrate the WFSA awards winners and enjoy the opening performances of the world famous Dragon Dance! This is a traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture, often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a cultural symbol and they are believed to bring good luck to people. The dragon was an emblem to represent imperial authority and possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The appearance of a dragon is both fearsome and bold but it has a benevolent disposition.

Following a beautiful piano performance executed by Joe Chindamo, a renowned jazz pianist and gifted composer, you will be able to enjoy another fantastic artistic act with the sand painting master Hoi Chiu.

In this live performance, Hoi Chiu, an international awards winner, will blend anesthesia and Hong Kong by expertly scooping, tossing and sweeping the grains across a lightbox.

He will use his hands as “paintbrushes” to ‘draw’ images in the air, making it a truly unique and enchanting show not to be missed!


Networking reception
Sunday 28 August 2016 – 19:30 to 21:00 HKCEC Congress Centre – Hall 5
Included in the registration fee

Following the official WCA 2016 Opening Ceremony, attendees will be welcomed in the exhibition area with the traditional Lion Dance.

Afterwards delegates will be invited to walk around the traditional Chinese Booths where they will take part in unique live activities like: Chinese Fortune Telling by Birds, Palm Reading, Flour Doll Making, Rainbow Calligraphy and Paper Cutting.

This is an exciting opportunity to feel and enjoy a concentrated glimpse of Chinese culture while sharing a glass with old and new friends and enjoying a selection of local and international cuisine.


SAHK WCA 2016 Reception
Wednesday 31 August 2016 – 19:00 to 23:00 - Grand Stage
US$ 98 per person. To purchase tickets required to attend, please visit the Congress Registration Page and complete the registration process.

Come and meet colleagues and friends at an enchanting evening put together by your host especially for you! You will enjoy a wonderful experience full of local flavours that showcases the cultural side of Hong Kong through food, activities and performances.

Make the congress experience memorable by taking photos with a traditional Hong Kong Rickshaw and by enjoying the entertaining Photobooth experience together with other delegates.


The Reception will be opened by live performances such as the Face Changing Dramatic Art, part of the ancient general Sichuan Opera, and a spectacular Kung Fu Show.

Enjoy this exclusive evening and let your feet guide you to dance the night away with our top Jazz Band featuring the talented singer Tess Collins.

It is a stand-up cocktail buffet serving delicious Cantonese and international dishes with free flow of drinks.

Join us and enjoy this informal and locally flavored get-together reception in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The event will not provide classical seating arrangements, so take this opportunity to walk around the venue, meet old and new friends from all around the world here and there and experience the entertainment options while tasting local finger food and drinks.

Your host is caring about your comfort; to enjoy this evening in a comfortable atmosphere, kindly note that the dress code will be smart casual.



Please note: Tickets for the events will only be sold to registered delegates.

For information about the prices and to purchase tickets required to attend, please visit the Congress Registration Page and complete the registration process.

*Places are limited so please book to secure your place.
*If you have already registered for the Congress, you can still register for the Networking Events by logging into your account and returning to your registration application.

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