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Swire Leadership Centre opens
CORPORATE
Swire Leadership Centre opens
On 10th September Swire group Chairman, Barnaby Swire, officially opened the new Swire Leadership Centre – a dedicated residential training and development facility designed to host Swire staff development programmes.
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Hong Kong's changing role
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Hong Kong's changing role
Swire Pacific Chairman Merlin Swire was guest panellist at a seminar on 29th October marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up and envisioning the ways in which Hong Kong will continue to play an important part in China's economic future.
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Steamships marks centenary
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Steamships marks centenary
On 12th September 2018, Steamships hosted a reception for over 500 guests to celebrate 100 years of doing business in Papua New Guinea.
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JS&S acquires the assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam
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JS&S acquires the assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam
John Swire & Sons Limited has completed the acquisition of the assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam and its ancillary businesses.
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Visit to Shenzhen and Beijing
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Visit to Shenzhen and Beijing
In November, John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited Chairman, Merlin Swire, joined a Hong Kong and Macau delegation to Shenzhen and Beijing, marking the 40th anniversary of China's economic reforms and opening up.
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Swire China Conference 2018 – Innovate Into the Future
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Swire China Conference 2018 – Innovate Into the Future
"Innovate Into the Future" was the theme of the sixth Swire China Conference, held on 25th October 2018, and the event took place in Shenzhen, China's innovation and economic powerhouse.
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Visit to Sichuan
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Visit to Sichuan
In October, John Swire & Sons (China) Chairman, Ivan Chu, paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Sichuan Province, Mr Yin Li.
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International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai
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International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai
Swire Pacific Chairman, Merlin Swire, has joined the prestigious, 40-member International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai.
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Swire Pacific privatizes HAECO
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Swire Pacific privatizes HAECO
In June 2018, Swire Pacific Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Limited announced a proposal for the privatization of HAECO by way of a scheme of arrangement.
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Board appointments
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Board appointments
See the latest board appointments of the Swire group.
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Senior management appointment
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Senior management appointment
See the latest senior management appointment of the Swire group.
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister visits Chengdu
PROPERTY
Italian Deputy Prime Minister visits Chengdu
In September, Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, visited Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu and the Daci Temple, after attending the opening ceremony of the 17th Western China International Fair.
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One Taikoo Place reaches full occupancy
PROPERTY
One Taikoo Place reaches full occupancy
Swire Properties' newest triple Grade-A office tower, One Taikoo Place, has reached 100% occupancy, with commitments from more than 20 new tenants secured.
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Ten years of success
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Ten years of success
In August, Swire Properties celebrated the 10th anniversary of Taikoo Li Sanlitun, its first completed development in Mainland China.
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An innovative retail concept
PROPERTY
An innovative retail concept
In November, Swire Properties and Alibaba's Tmall announced a new collaboration using Tmall's New
Retail technology to create distinctive, online and offline tailored retail experiences at Swire Properties' five shopping malls in Mainland China.
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Enhancing connectivity
AVIATION
Enhancing connectivity
Cathay Dragon has introduced a new seasonal service to Tokushima; the twice-weekly service will operate from 19th December 2018 to 30th March 2019, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
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Fond farewell
AVIATION
Fond farewell
Cathay Pacific and Boeing have donated the first-ever Boeing 777 aircraft to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona.
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Milestone aircraft redelivery
AVIATION
Milestone aircraft redelivery
In October, HAECO Xiamen celebrated its 888th aircraft redelivery to the Cathay Pacific Group.
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Partnership for success
AVIATION
Partnership for success
In November, HAECO Hong Kong was appointed by Rolls- Royce as its launch service provider for the new Trent XWB Engine Change Service.
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Exclusive service provider
AVIATION
Exclusive service provider
HAECO Group has entered into a long-term agreement with Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading aerospace and defence technology provider Astronics Corporation.
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Three decades of operation
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Three decades of operation
Shanghai Shen-Mei Beverage & Food Company Limited celebrated the 30th anniversary of its bottling operations on 29th September.
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Drink without waste
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Drink without waste
Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong and Coca-Cola China in Hong Kong have pledged strong support for a cross-sector working group's proposals to keep single-use beverage packaging out of Hong Kong's landfills.
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New offices
MARINE SERVICES
New offices
The China Navigation Company ("CNCo") celebrated the official opening of its China Headquarters in Shanghai in November, and of a new branch office in Vancouver in August.
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Partnership for sustainable sea transport
MARINE SERVICES
Partnership for sustainable sea transport
The University of the South Pacific ("USP") and CNCo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct feasibility studies for the design of new generation, low-carbon ships for the Pacific region.
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New weekly service
MARINE SERVICES
New weekly service
In October, Swire Shipping launched a new weekly service connecting North Asia and the Pacific Islands.
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Footwear distributorship
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Footwear distributorship
Swire Resources has recently expanded its portfolio of international lifestyle labels by adding Crocs, a global name in innovative and casual footwear.
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Green initiatives recognised
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Green initiatives recognised
In October, Vogue Laundry's new plant at Yuen Long was awarded a "Gold" rating by the Hong Kong Green Building Council's ("HKGBC") BEAM Plus assessment on sustainability performance.
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Lest we forget
IN THE COMMUNITY
Lest we forget
On 11th November, Tom Owen, Cathay Pacific's Director People, represented the Swire group at the Remembrance Sunday service in Hong Kong, where he laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, honouring those who fell in the First and Second World Wars and in other major conflicts since.
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Celebrating Christmas for a good cause
IN THE COMMUNITY
Celebrating Christmas for a good cause
Now in its sixth year, Swire Properties' signature community outreach event, the White Christmas Street Fair, took a nostalgic railway theme in 2018.
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Paint it forward
IN THE COMMUNITY
Paint it forward
To mark Singapore's 53rd National Day and Swire Pacific Offshore's ("SPO") 43rd anniversary, SPO joined hands with the Central Singapore Community Development Council in August last year, to organise Project Painting Smiles.
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Role model for occupational safety
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Role model for occupational safety
James Finlay ("Finlays") has won first prize in the International Food & Drink Health and Safety Awards 2018, organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health ("IOSH").
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Sustainability efforts recognised
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Sustainability efforts recognised
Swire Pacific and Swire Properties have both been recognised for their efforts in sustainable development.
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Leading accolade
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Leading accolade
Swire Pacific Offshore ("SPO") has received the National Service Advocate Award for Large Companies at the 2018 Total Defence Awards Dinner, organised by Singapore's Ministry of Defence.
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Outstanding annual reports
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Outstanding annual reports
Swire Pacific and Swire Properties' 2017 Annual Reports have won a Silver Award and an Honourable Mention respectively in the General category of the Hong Kong Management Association's Best Annual Reports Awards, announced in November.
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Award for food safety
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Award for food safety
In August last year, Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong was recognised as a Diamond Enterprise Winner in the "Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2018".
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