Caribiner manages Hong Kong handover

The ceremony to mark the handover of Hong Kong and the end of the colony’s UK administration is being managed by Caribiner International.

A one-and-a-half-hour pageant on the evening of 30 June will feature the lowering at sunset of the UK and Hong Kong flags in front of a 10 000-strong audience, including Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Caribiner International is responsible for set design, choreography and costumes. It is creating the show through its Hong Kong arm and its London company, Spectrum, which it bought last year.

The set design has been created by freelance Paul Staples in London, while the logo, signage, flags, invitations and commemorative programmes are designed by the Hong Kong Government’s in-house team, says Spectrum creative director David Zolkwer.

Caribiner won a pitch against local consultancy Lunchbox and an Australian company.

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