Our work is only possible with the great support of our community, trustees, advisors, patrons, funding partners, and the designers, mentees and grantees who work tirelessly to produce new knowledge for the energetic and vibrant city of Hong Kong and our region. We would like to acknowledge the generous individuals, organisations and partners who have contributed to the growth of the Design Trust initiative since its conception.

“Design Trust aims to serve as a dynamic platform that promotes creativity, lying at the intersection of public education and the creative industries. It provided flexible and responsive funding for projects that stimulate design talent, research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region. This evening, we celebrate the successes of our grant recipients with the hope to raise more funds to build on our grant capital to support even more meaningful and impactful projects” – Alan Lo, Co-Founder, Chairmain, Design Trust


2016 Dare to Dream

4 November 2016

Courtyard & The Qube at PMQ


Creative Director Stickyline


Benefit Committee

Alan Lo, Anson Shum, Evelyn Yo, Jane Chao, Joyce Tam, Kelly Ying, Nancy Fung, Peter Cheung, Queenie Rosita Law


Table Patrons

Premium Classified Group, First Initiative Foundation, Jennie Wong

Platinum Alan Lo, Aussco Living, Brian Wong & Jehan Chu, Christopher Lau, Desiree Au, Edie Hu, Edith Law & Bosco Law, Evan Chow, Jane Chao, Jay Parmanand, Joyce Tam, Kelly Ying, Michelle Cheng, Nancy Fung, Queenie Rosita Law, Vivian Ho & Fred Fong

Gold Cybil Chiu, Edmund Lee, Eric Chang & Robert Du, Florence Kui & Nick Yim, Rex Wong, Simon Martyn, Tony Wee


Design Trust Patrons

Design Trust Leaders Abraham Chan, Amanda Loke, Barney Cheng, Eric Noyel, Jimmy KW Chan, Michelle Ong Cheung, Yumi Honda

Design Trust Influencers Benjamin Lee, Carl Gouw, Dennis Eng, Desiree Au, Douglas Young, Francis Li, Jay Parmanand, Nespresso, Yenn Wong

Design Trust Friends Alan Lo, Alan See, Alex Bent, Alex Errera, Anson Shum, Aric Chen, Brian Wong, Christopher Owen,Claire Melwani, Danny Fok, Dimitri Gouten, Edmund Lee, Elaine Ng, Eric Schuldenfrei, Francis Li, Fion Tang, Greg McNamara, Honus Tandijono, Jaime Ku, Jennifer Tow, Jonathan Tam, Ka-Yin Lo, Kei Chan, Laura Cheung, Laura Zhou, Levina Cadman, Marina Bullivant, Mimi Brown, Nils Neckel, Raoul Preller, Sarah Elson, Stanley Wong, Stephanie Poon, Sunny Tan, Suzy Annetta, Tina Leung, William To, Xuan Mu


Sponsors and Supporters

Gala Venue Partner Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ

Art Handler and Storage Partner Helu-Trans (Hk) Pte Ltd

Gala Production Partner The Ad Region

Printing Partner Toppan Vite

Event Management Signature Communications

Online Auction Partner The Artling

Paper Merchant Acumen Papers (Hong Kong) Limited

Champagne and Wines Partner Belvedere Vodka, etc wine shops, Veuve Clicquot

Video Production Partner Icicle

Gala Sponsors Blake’s, KEF, Paul Smith, Van Cleef & Arpels


About The Ambassadors' Ball 2016

Themed as “Dare to Dream”, Stickyline, Creative Directors for this year’s ball, also the alumni of the programs by the Ambassadors of Design drew inspiration from one of the local comedian Stephan Chow’s top grossing shows, Shaolin Soccer – “without any dreams in life, we would be like salted fish”. This serves as a reminder to all of the power of dreams and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams; even if may seem a far-flung or radical idea. The creative duo also donated “Dreams Come True (I am not a Salted Fish)”, a unique and commissioned sculpture for auction and raised additional funds for the evening.

Master of ceremony, Desmond So, conducted the evening’s proceedings. As with every year, highlight of the evening was the Live and Silent auction led by Jehan Chu, featuring over 75 design items and art pieces, along with some travel and dining and wine lots. The auction also showcased works by local masters including Alan Chan, Joyce Wang, Andre Fu, anothermountainman (Stanley Wong), to name a few. All proceeds from the auction would be donated to Design Trust as contribution to the seed capital for grant disbursement.