It’s Play On! Party On! at the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2023

It’s Play On! Party On! at the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2023

24 February 2023

The Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens party is set to return to the Hong Kong Stadium in 2023 with a full slate of world class rugby and non-stop music, dance and fun as Hong Kong rugby fans get set to celebrate!

The return of the full Hong Kong Sevens experience was welcomed by the event’s tournament co-sponsors, HSBC and Cathay.

Brian Hui, Head of Customer Propositions and Marketing, Wealth and Personal Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC, said: “HSBC has been a proud sponsor of the Hong Kong Sevens for decades. The tournament has always had a very special place in our corporate calendar. With quarantine-free travel and relaxation of most COVID measures, our global leaders will convene in Hong Kong this March and celebrate our international connections with customers. We look forward to experiencing a bigger and better Hong Kong Sevens in 2023.”

“The 2023 Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is the event where people from all around the world come to Hong Kong to play. Cathay has been a title sponsor of this iconic event for over 40 years and we are thrilled to continue to help make the magic happen for Hong Kong again this year,” said Edward Bell, General Manager, Brand, Insights, and Marketing Communications, Cathay.

Bums should never be on seats with an all-star set list on offer over three entertainment-packed days, including Belgium’s greatest ever pop star, Plastic Bertrand, whose anthemic Ca Plane Pour Moi has been downloaded 81 million times on Spotify... All together now North Stand, “Ouh-Ouh-Ouh-Ouh!”

Standby South Stand! Sevens Sunday sees South Korea’s sensational, DJ Soda! If you’ve never watched this musical maestro in action, join her 4.9 million followers on Instagram and check out the signature “flute dance”.

After Hong Kong’s music artists proved to the world last November that they can rock out with the best of them, pride of place has once again been reserved for our local icons with a surprise opening ceremony performance from one of Cantopop’s top award-winning artists.

The city’s superlative Ska band, The Red Stripes, are also set to return to kick off the party on Saturday, and throughout the weekend the Sevens’ resident DJs, the Two Simons (Southgate and Willison), and Ben Cullen, will keep the bodies rocking.

Hong Kong’s rugby families embracing the return of the world-famous Teams and Minis march past on event weekend, while another special performance will be featured on Friday from 30 members of the PLK ONE23 Dance Troupe performing a dance routine especially choreographed for the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

“Buddy Rugby” brings together students from mainstream and special education schools, and uses rugby - and now dance - to break down prejudice and build understanding and friendship. The HKRU Community Foundation supported programme is marking its fifth anniversary in 2023.

The event organizers also welcome the return of the famed ‘Rugby Week in Hong Kong’ with the return of the usual rugby week calendar of corporate events and dinners making a welcome comeback.

Amongst the highlights of the week are the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’s “Greatest Rugby Dinner in the World” at the Grand Hyatt in aid of MND research on 29 March, The KPMG BritCham Rugby Dinner at Hong Kong Football Club on Thursday 30 March and the HKU Sandy Bay Rugby Dinner and on Friday the Carbine Club Rugby Lunch at HKFC and on Saturday the Hong Kong Scottish Rugby Lunch.

With all of this - and three days of the world’s best rugby sevens - start thinking about that costume and Party On! at the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2023.

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