New World Development Company Limited (the “Group”; Stock Code: 17.HK) recently held its annual dinner at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With over 130 seated tables gracing the occasion, the Group celebrates its achievements of last year and a new year with business partners, guests and more than 1,000 staff members from Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Dr Henry Cheng, Chairman and Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited, delivered a speech at the dinner in which he summed up the Group’s achievements last year and shared its future development plans. He said, “Over the past year, New World Group continues to enhance its management structure and workflow, foster an excellent management team and boost staff morale. Building on our core values UNITI, the Group delivered stunning results in improving the quality of its products and customers’ experiences through innovation and change. As the Group approaches its 45th anniversary in 2014, we will continue to embrace innovation and excellence to strengthen our brand and work towards becoming an industry leader.”
The setting of the annual dinner and its programme were immaculately prepared. A symbol of the Group’s appreciation to its staff’s hard work and dedication, the backdrop of the photo area showcased the words “New World”, which were made up of work and lifestyle photos of more than 500 staff members from different departments. A video highlighting the Group’s achievements in its various businesses over the past year was also played during the cocktail session.
The evening was packed with highlights including the presenting of 10, 20, 30 and 40 Years Long Service Awards. The new Outstanding Employee Award features three categories, namely, managerial staff, general staff, and frontline and operation staff. Awardees of each of the categories have exhibited themselves as outstanding team players who are pro-active, innovative and intrapreneurial. Love‧New World Volunteers Club Outstanding Volunteer Award 2013 and New World Springboard Annual Outstanding Mentor Award 2013 were also presented to staff members who are dedicated to volunteering services.
Featuring contestants from Hong Kong and cities in Mainland China such as Shenyang, Hangzhou and Xi’an, New World Group Talent Show was earned round of applause from the audience. The championship went to a rock band comprising an executive director of New World China Land Limited and her colleagues.
Staff and guests were charmed by the three special guests invited to perform at the event.
The long-awaited lucky draw brought the evening to its climax. Topping the list of 150 gifts was the return tickets to and hotel stay in Paris, worth HKD100,000, presented by Adrian Cheng, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited. As the event drew to a close, the Group embarked upon its next glorious chapter in the Year of the Horse.
New World Development Company Limited
New World Development Company Limited (“The Group”; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the benchmark Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$354.7 billion as at 31 December 2013.
For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure & service, department store and hotel. As at 31 December 2013, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61.3% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.7% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).