Heart-warming concert shares positive message

The Department of Marketing celebrated the beginning of summer by inviting local band De Tesla to give a CityU Special - Within 10 Mins Concert, at the Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, CityU, in June 2016. The fivemember band delivered a stunning two-hour performance, sharing reallife stories, and helping to spread a positive message to the many Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) students present.

Professor Way Kuo, the University President, and Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice- President (Development & External Relations) were among a group of faculty members who attended the concert. They were joined by Professor Julie Li Juan, Head of the Department of Marketing, Dr John Leung Wai-keung, Associate Professor, Dr Yanni Yan Mingping, Associate Professor, and Mr Alex Koy-siong Tham, Senior Teaching Fellow.

Many business leaders including Hon Christopher Cheung Wahfung , SBS JP, a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Mr Chan-wing Li, a veteran media and communication expert, Mr Fu Lin, CEO of Tibet Water Resources Holdings Ltd, Mr Albert Oung, Founder and President of the World Green Organisation, school principals and other honourable guests also enjoyed the concert.

Dr John Leung talked glowingly of the positive feedback: "Many DSE students and their parents came to the concert. The teenagers were touched by the stories shared by the band, and also identified with their voice. I got the feeling that they would like their parents and society to hear more about these kinds of issues."

"The Marketing Department hopes to give inspiration to young people through these kinds of events. We hope audiences will feel empowered to work towards their dreams," Dr Leung added.

De Tesla is an independent local band, formed with a mission to spread positive energy through singing their songs and telling reallife stories – encouraging people to overcome challenges and adversities with courage.