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Manulife presents Hong Kong’s largest health and wellness festival “IRIS: Your Escape with ManulifeMOVE”

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2018

With photos

Hong Kong — Manulife has continued its mission to get Hong Kong moving by once again presenting the city’s largest health and wellness festival, “IRIS: Your Escape with ManulifeMOVE”. Held on September 22-23, this festival encouraged people from all walks of life to stay healthy and active.  

Over 5,500 health and fitness enthusiasts came together at Central Harbourfront for the two-day festival. They enjoyed a range of refreshing activities, including a choice of more than 80 yoga and fitness classes, plus workshops, talks and live performances. 

The ManulifeMOVE interactive game zone attracted great interest and was a highlight for many. Designed to encourage exercise, the main game took participants on a bicycle ride, with stationary bikes in front of large digital screens to simulate a ride in the city. After the ride, all participants were rewarded with an energy drink, customized with their own photo taken and printed on site. 

Isabella Lau, Chief Customer Officer of Manulife Hong Kong, said, “‘IRIS: Your Escape’ is a great match for ManulifeMOVE – our signature programme to reward customers for being active. ManulifeMOVE members have already accumulated 130 billion steps, sufficient to make 130 round trips to the Moon. We are excited to present this mega event once again to showcase to customers, employees and the whole community a great variety of ways to lead an active life. It was very rewarding to see how well the festival raised people’s spirits this past weekend.” 

Manulife first sponsored “IRIS: Your Escape” in 2016. The festival seeks to make wellness practices part of everyday life for everyone, through yoga, meditation, music, the arts, health and wellness education and more.


Health and fitness enthusiasts take part in a mass yoga class at “IRIS: Your Escape with ManulifeMOVE”.

Local actress Angela Yuen inspires fans to live an active life at the ManulifeMOVE interactive game zone.

The event incorporates its first-ever Doga session for dog lovers to enjoy yoga with their little friends. 

About ManulifeMOVE
ManulifeMOVE is a unique insurance concept that rewards customers with discounted premiums for living more actively, revolutionizing how insurance works through a holistic approach to health and wellness. With fitness trackers, members can track their activity progress against set goals using their fitness trackers synced with the ManulifeMOVE mobile app. By reaching these goals, members will enjoy premium discounts tied to designated Manulife protection solutions, and regularly receive health and wellness tips through the app. Visit for more information.


Manulife Hong Kong
Manulife Hong Kong offers a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individual and corporate customers via Manulife (International) Limited, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited and Manulife Provident Funds Trust Company Limited, which are members of the Manulife group of companies.


About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had about 35,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of June 30, 2018, we had over C$1.1 trillion (HK$6,662 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made C$27.6 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.