Award Presentation Ceremony 2017 Press Invitation

4 Sep 2017

The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. You or your representative(s) are cordially invited to attend the event. Details are as follows:

Date: 26 September 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00pm Press Registration & Briefing
6:15-7:25pm Guests Reception & Registration (interview & photo-taking at press zone only)
7:25-8:30pm Award Presentation (* photo-taking at press zone only)
Venue: Grand Hall, New Wing, 3/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Officiating Guests

The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, People’s Republic of China, will officiate the ceremony.


Professor Yuet-Wai Kan Council Member & Chairman of the Board of Adjudicators,
The Shaw Prize Foundation
Professor Reinhard Genzel Chairman of the Shaw Prize in Astronomy Selection Committee
Professor Randy W Schekman Chairman of the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine Selection Committee
Professor Timothy Gowers Chairman of the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences Selection Committee

Shaw Laureates in Attendance

Astronomy Professor Simon D M White
Life Science and Medicine Professor Ian R Gibbons (Represented by Ms Wendy Gibbons)
Professor Ronald D Vale
Mathematical Sciences Professor János Kollár
Professor Claire Voisin

*       A press station for photo taking will be located in the Grand Hall, 45 meters (150 feet) away from the stage. Press members are advised to bring telephoto lenses and the necessary equipment.

The duration of the excerpt news footage cannot exceed 3 minutes (the Award Presentation Ceremony will be broadcast on HKTVB Jade and Pearl on 30 September at Hong Kong time 2230–2300 and on 2 October at Hong Kong time 1900–1925 respectively).

For press enquiries, please contact Link-Work Communications (HK) Ltd:

Joanne Yik Tel: 2918 0901 / 9216 3710
Viviane Pang Tel: 2918 0907 / 6414 8496

Invited by The Shaw Prize Foundation
Presented by Link-Work Communications (HK) Ltd

12 September 2017  Hong Kong