Members Event


Gary Neville The Leap to Entreprenuership in Manchester

The Leap to Entrepreneurship: Transforming Manchester into the New Way of Living

Gary Neville Reveals W Residences Manchester

17 November 2023      Eaton Club

All onboard the flight to success!

Witness a revolutionary movement as the owners reveal for the very first time in Hong Kong one of Manchester’s most meaningful and iconic landmark. An inspirational evening of real-life success stories. Network with like-minded professionals and business leaders.

  Date: 17 November 2023 (Friday)
 Time: 8-11pm
 Venue: 5/F, Eaton Club, Champion Tower, Central
 Price: Teal Members:  $280 per guest  |   Cobalt Members: VIP invitation
✦ Dress Code: Business attire or business casual

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*This is a private event, by invitation only. RSVP is strictly required. You will receive a confirmation email before the event upon successful registration. The organisers reserve the right to accept or decline RSVP. Walk-ins are not accepted. One registration per guest.


Past Event

An evening curated with inspirational discussion on stage and networking off stage brought together over 160 guests from diverse professional backgrounds. As the attendees immersed themselves in conversations about their own unique journeys.

A path to entrepreneurship is a big step, what inspired our guests to change flights? Simon Ismail – Co-Founder and Managing Director of Salboy and also Kingston Lai – Founder of Asia Bankers Club. Engage in a deep conversation with the creators of a world-class development in UK. How their passion, believes and experiences came together and created a story that will go down in history.

Guest Speaker

Mr. Gary Neville, Owner of Relentless Developments
Founder of Business Empire and Former Legendary Athlete

Relentless Developments is a property development company led by Anthony Kilbride and Gary Neville. Projects to-date include Hotel Football in Old Trafford and the Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre. 

About W Residences Manchester, St. Michael's

Gary Neville’s £400m landmark development located in the heart of Manchester city, launched July this year in the UK. The project took 15 years of hard work to transform an underused area of the city into a new world-class destination for work, rest and play. This pinnacle project is brought to the world by Relentless Developments and stakeholders KKR, Salboy and Manchester City Council.

W Residences Manchester are not owned, developed or sold by Marriott International, Inc. or its affiliates (“Marriott”). St Michaels UK PropCo2 Limited uses the W marks under a licence from Marriott, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein.


Mr. Kingston Lai, CEO & Founder of Asia Bankers Club
Former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley

Asia Bankers Club is a private investment club for banking and finance professionals. Providing physical assets options for investments, such as properties, fine wines, art, timepieces, and collectables. Our members are from top tier investment, private and consumer banks, asset management companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds located in key financial centres.

Mr. Simon Ismail, Co-founder & MD, Salboy Group
Expert in UK Real Estate Industry

Salboy is an award-winning property company developing and funding high quality housing and property developments throughout the UK. To date Salboy has delivered more than 3,250 high quality homes in sought-after city locations and is one of the most recognisable and prolific property development brands in Manchester and Salford – cities at the heart of the UK’s vibrant North West. 

Meet our speakers, Simon Ismail, co-founder and managing director of Salboy Group, once a Salford boy to a successful developer. Kingston Lai, Founder and CEO of Asia Bankers Club, successful ex-banker to owner of a market leading company in real estates.

We are thrilled to announce our special guest,  the presence of Gary Neville – Owner of Relentless Group and celebrity former England and Manchester United footballer to owner of his business empire today, who will be visiting Hong Kong on the 17th of November 2023. As he unveils his next ambitious venture on stage, your chance to be up-close and personal as we dig into his remarkable stories of how he and Salboy joined ventures to make his dream into reality. In this event, Gary will also showcase this Manchester’s biggest and most luxurious real estate project – W Residences Manchester, the first branded Marriott Branded Residence outside London, and how it will be contributing to transform Manchester into the new way of living.

Be inspired at "The Leap to Entrepreneurship".
Meet and engage in conversations with our esteemed speakers and mingle with like-minded leaders.

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This is a private event, by invitation only. RSVP is strictly required. You will receive a confirmation email before the event upon successful registration. The organisers reserve the right to accept or decline RSVP. Walk-ins are not accepted. One registration per guest. A payment link will be sent for the successful RSVP.

Each ticket admits one person only. The ticket price does not include service fees charged by EventBrite, Paypal and your credit or debit card provider. All service fees collected are non-refundable. A valid ticket must be presented for admission. You can print out the e-ticket emailed to you after purchase, or present it on your mobile device to the staff at the reception. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be re-sold. By providing us your details during ticket purchase, you will be added to the mailing list of Asia Bankers Club, so you can be in the loop about future events and updates. We promise to never share your email address with third parties unless you give us permission to do so. For details, please visit our website. In case of any dispute, Asia Bankers Club reserves the right of final decision.

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