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Event Recap - Chinese New Year Cocktail Function

08 February 2017

Over 150 guests joined ACBC Victoria on 8 February at International Chamber House to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The event, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank (Institutional Banking & Markets), was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year and to network with guests from ACBC Victoria’s extensive network of members and friends.

The proceedings began with networking opportunities and the chance for guests to sample the extensive range of Wines by Geoff Hardy (WBGH) and paired canapes. Guests later heard from Mr Richard Dolan, winemaker from WBGH, who provided tasting notes on the various wines on offer.

The formal part of the evening began with a welcome from ACBC Victoria President, the Hon Ken Smith, followed by a brief speech by ACBC National President, the Hon John Brumby AO.

This was followed by the raffle ticket draw for a number of prizes generously donated by Huawei Australia, Sovereign Hill, the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Park Hyatt Melbourne, The Langham and Wines by Geoff Hardy.

With the ticket drawn by John Lord AM, Chairman of Huawei Australia, the newly released Mate 9 Smart Phone went to Mr Jeremy Norton from Medibank.

Other lucky prize winners included:

  • Ms Jessica Lee, Victory Corporate Serviced Offices - Sovereign Hill Package
  • Mr Phillip Chan, Dragon Boat Victoria - Asia TOPA tickets
  • Ms Sandy Lai, TressCox Lawyers - Dinner at The Langham Melbourne
  • Mr Stephen Evans - High Tea at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Mr Mark Harris, IMPEX Lawyers - Magnum of wine
  • Mr JC Quan and Mr Julian Badenach from Woodards, and Mr Ian Mcgregor, Commonwealth Bank - Red Packets

The function continued with further networking opportunities.

ACBC Victoria extends our warm thanks to all those who attended. We also wish to thank our generous sponsors, Commonwealth Bank, namely Mr Craig McQuillen for giving the vote of thanks. Thanks also to our Media Sponsor for the event, Australia China Business Circle.

We also kindly thank our gift sponsors Mr Richard Dolan from WBGH, Mr Brent Hooley from Huawei Australia, Ms Frances Kent from the Arts Centre Melbourne, Ms Lea Voo from the Park Hyatt Melbourne and Mr Soni Barm from The Langham. 

We wish all our members and friends a happy, safe and prosperous Year of the Rooster. We very much look forward to a successful 2017, continuing to build upon and improve our offering to our members.

Click here to see photos from the event.