ISOC HK 10th Anniversary – Congratulatory Message from President of Internet Society



Congratulatory Message from President & CEO of Internet Society  

Ms Kathryn Brown
Congratulations on 10 years of ISOC Hong Kong!

Chester (Chairman of ISOC HK), friends in Hong Kong,

Knowing that today is a milestone in your chapter’s development I

wanted to send you a special note to mark the occasion of 10th Year

Anniversary of the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter.

Please let me start by sending my congratulations to ISOC Hong Kong

chapter leaders and members. It’s no secret that ISOC Hong Kong is one

of the most active, high-performing and successful chapters not just

in the Asia-Pacific region, but across all of ISOC’s 124 chapters in

the world. I always hear great news about ISOC Hong Kong from the APAC

Bureau team.  Some of the results of the last 10 years underline this


•   1,400 general and corporate members

•   More than 80 events & projects organized

•   200 events & projects supported

These are impressive achievements!

Not only that but, more importantly, you have consistently pushed for

change. You have brought together entrepreneurs to show how anyone

with a laptop and an Internet connection can build anything. You have

looked at new approaches to privacy and data protection online, and

you have pushed for policy change on topics like e-learning and

Internet accessibility.

I would also like to recall the work, and the considerable efforts of

the chapter leaders, to host the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 in Hong

Kong. I still have memories of that wonderful evening where we

recognized the contribution of significant individuals who have played

their part in shaping the global Internet that we enjoy today.

As we move forward, I believe that our work has never been more

crucial. Together, we are a global movement that champions an open

Internet.  An Internet that brings social and economic opportunity for


Our community is unique. Rooted in the origins of the Internet, we’re

passionate about preserving the foundations on which it was built and

about developing its full and boundless potential. The Internet

Society is stronger because of chapters like ISOC Hong Kong, and I say

with great confidence that this chapter will continue to raise the

Internet Society flag even higher in the next 10 years and beyond.

Congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to continuing our

important work together.

Kindest regards,