West Kowloon Cultural District

What's-his-name fails to leave lasting impression at promo lunch

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 May, 2015, 11:46am

What could be worse than having no one who can recall your name after attending a party that you have thrown? Our chief secretary, Henry Tang Ying-yen, might be able to tell you the answer.

Spies told Lo Down that last Saturday Mr Tang, who is also chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, held a VIP luncheon to entertain some of the biggest names of the world's arts community who were in town for the Business of Design Week. At the lunch, Mr Tang's job was to bond with the international arts community and to promote the arts hub.

But later, when some of the guests were asked about the meal, some could not even remember the name of the host who threw the party.

If it is to promote Hong Kong, it is acceptable to splash cash to entertain foreign guests, but in this case perhaps the money could have been saved as Mr Tang couldn't even promote himself.