It does this through its organization of professional and social events, such as seminars, golf days, social events and dinners etc. Not only does it promote fellowship between people related to the construction industry, it creates great networking and business opportunities. Since opening its first Asian Club in Hong Kong, others have been opened in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and most recently in Phuket and Macau.
Each Lighthouse Club also seeks to put back something of benefit into its local construction community by means of benevolence and charitable works. Thanks to the generous support of the Construction Industry, by way of sponsorship of the 20th Anniversary Events, this important milestone will be marked by the raising of a large amount of funds for the benefit of the Lighthouse Club charities.
The 20th Anniversary Events are being arranged by the Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Region and are being held in Hong Kong and Macau in early May 2006. Booking details for the following events can be obtained from Ms. Marianne Ho of the Lighthouse Club, Hong Kong Branch telephone +852 2687 2267, fax +852 2687 2252, email lighthousehkg[.]yahoo.com, Brochures, programme and registration forms for the 20th Anniversary Events can be obtained from her.
International Construction Conference and Construction Exhibition
With a theme of “Construction Opportunities in China and South East Asia”, the 2 day International Construction Conference and Construction Exhibition being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4th and 5th May 2006 really has something for everyone.
Speakers at the Conference include practitioners from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Macau and Singapore. Learn what is happening in the construction industries of these countries from leading individuals who are from contractor, sub-contractor, consultant and owner organizations. In addition, industry leaders will update delegates on the latest developments in construction planning, dispute resolution, programming, partnering, alliancing and insurance. Professional Institutions will be talking about their activities in China and South East Asia, whilst there is also a break out session on the afternoon of 5th May featuring 6 international construction lawyers covering legal considerations for the construction industry in China and South East Asia. Besides having uniquely gathered so much construction legal expertise together in one place at the same time, this Conference will have these lawyers speaking on a public holiday! CPD accreditation is being applied for.
Delegates will be attending from across Asia and Europe as well as Hong Kong. Besides attending the Conference they will also be attending the Construction Exhibition which is being held in conjunction with the Conference. The Exhibition will feature more than 30 exhibitors showcasing general contractors, specialist contractors, consultants, owners, software and 3D modeling companies. In addition, there will also be stands from a number of international professional institutions and trade associations as well as the Lighthouse Club Corner where you can meet Lighthouse Club members and find out more about the Lighthouse Clubs in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Europe.
The profits from the International Construction Conference and Construction Exhibition will be donated to the Lighthouse Club Charities including the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Benevolent Fund and the James Battersby Lighthouse Club Educational Trust. By attending the International Construction Conference you will greatly assist the charitable activities of the Lighthouse Club.
Cocktail Reception and 2006 Safety Awards
With the support of the Hong Kong Society of Registered Safety Officers, the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong branch has for over 10 years been offering its Safe Foreman of the Year Award to promote and recognize the contribution that Site Foremen make to safety on construction sites. Featuring valuable cash prizes for the winner and the four runners up, this event has grown to become the preeminent event of its kind in Hong Kong. Last year over 150 nominations of Safe Foremen from more than 40 companies were received and the finalists were invited to the Hong Kong Club for the Lighthouse Club’s cocktail reception and safety awards, at which the winner and runners up were announced and prizes presented.
In addition to making the Safe Foreman awards, the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong branch has also for several years organized and presented at the same event a Golden Helmet award. The Golden Helmet was donated to the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Branch by the BCJ JV who was the Main Contractor of the Terminal Building at Chek Lap Kok Airport. The Golden Helmet is presented annually to a senior construction professional who has made a significant contribution to safety within the Hong Kong construction industry.
The Cocktail Reception and 2006 Safety Awards will be held at the Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong on Friday 5th May 2006 in the evening.
International Lighthouse Club Meeting
Held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay on Saturday 6 May 2006, this will kick off with lunch followed by a meeting of the International Lighthouse Club and the Annual General Meeting of the Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Region. All interested Lighthouse Club members or potential members are welcome to attend, observe and network.
International Lighthouse Club Gala Ball
Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the evening of Saturday 6 May 2006, this Black Tie Ball has already sold out, showing that the Lighthouse Club knows how to enjoy itself!
International Golf Day Macau Golf and Country Club OR Macau Site Visits
Held in Macau on Monday 8th May 2006 with the generous support of the Lighthouse Club Macau, delegates can either play golf at the Macau Golf and Country Club with other Lighthouse Club members and their friends, or join a site visit to Macau.
The site visit will include a visit to a major casino construction site, lunch, a briefing in the Macau Tower (the 10th tallest free-standing tower in the world) on construction projects in Macau (with the opportunity to ask questions) followed by a tour of the historic centre of Macau which has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
About the Lighthouse Club
The Lighthouse Club is a non political organization started by the construction industry, for the construction industry in the United Kingdom in 1956. There are now 21 Lighthouse Club Branches in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (with almost 5,000 members) and autonomous Branches in Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai and most recently Macau. In Hong Kong the Lighthouse Club has more than 900 members and its Benevolent Fund provides more than HK$1m per annum in financial assistance to those in Hong Kong’s construction industry disadvantaged by illness, injury or death.