Delegates hit the high notes soon after arriving at the inaugural CEI Summit at The Peninsula Hong Kong this week.
Team Building Asia (TBA) started the day with a musical challenge by providing attendees with violins and violas with the aim that they perform segments of Canon and Gigue in D within 30 minutes.
Most had never handled the instruments before, but with help from TBA’s David Simpson and two professional violinists, they accomplished the tuneful ice breaker – called Crescendo – in harmony.
Simpson and colleague Stuart Harris then rolled out their Go Team high-tech ‘treasure-hunt’ programme with teams competing with the aid of an Android app. Points were scored as teams learned more about the Kowloon peninsula area and landmarks such as the Star Ferry, Avenue of the Stars and Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Go Team has already proved a hit with corporate clients visiting Ho Minh City for a conference with delegates saying it’s an ideal way of taking a break from the conference room.
Back at The Peninsula, business event impressario Darren Kerr gave a presentation on the advantages and pitfalls of social media and technology. The CEI Summit’s educational programme continued with a session on Green Events led by Robert Rogers, of Events Man, followed by Bruno Simões, of SmallWorld Experience, giving his insights on the changes Macau has been experiencing and the new projects, such as Hengqin Island and Zhuhai’s new convention precinct, that will change the former Portuguese enclave even more.