[Review] St. Andrew's Ball 2017

Published on 2017-12-01

On the evening of 25 November, the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai welcomed over 260 guests to the Kerry Hotel Pudong to gather in celebration of Scotland’s national day at the St. Andrew’s Ball 2017.

Generously supported by our Platinum Sponsor, Sanpower Group, and its HOUSE OF FRASER, Hamleys and Brookstonethe night was a remarkable success. With the unique tastes of Scotland, the Ball offered a warm welcome on a cold Shanghainese night. The Ball’s success adds to another of Sanpower’s key milestones as they approach the opening of a Hamleys store in Beijing this coming Christmas.

As the guests arrived to a Celtic spirit, the drinks were flowing, with Johnny Walker Whisky and Baileys, sponsored by Diageo, Wine, sponsored by Asian Tigers, and Tennents Beer, sponsored by Vandergeeten.

Our Entertainment Sponsor, Virgin Atlanticonce again brought our Ceilidh band, Whisky Kiss, all the way over from Scotland. The band led the Ceilidh dancing sessions, and guests twirled the night away in good spirits till the early hours of Sunday morning.

Special thanks also go to our Creative Sponsor naked Castle who kindly provided the backdrops for the photopoint and ballroom stage; and Social Media Partner Shanghai VI Media and its comic artist who donated a series of comic style drawings telling the story of the British Chamber Shanghai's 102-year history; as well as our Media Partner Smart Shanghai who introduced Scottish heritage to the wider international community in Shanghai. 

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Thanks to our many in-kind sponsors, we have an abundance of raffle prizes and auction items this year. Finally, a big thank you to our generous guests for attending the Ball and for helping to raise sufficient funds for the chosen charity, Home Sweet Home.   

Photos

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Highlight photos from the night can be viewed here.

More photos courtesy of our photographer Leon Chen can be viewed at lucasdigital.com. (Folder: St. Andrews 2017, password: STAD2017)

St Andrew's Ball 2017 photo CDs (high resolution photos) are now available for sale at RMB 100 per disc with all proceeds going to charity. Please contact Lucy Ye at +86 21 6218 5022 or lucy.ye@britishchambershanghai.org for purchase. 

With Special Thanks to:

Platinum Sponsor

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Entertainment Sponsor                                    Beverage Sponsor    

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Wine Sponsor                                                   Beer Sponsor   

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Partners                                                      Media Partner

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In-kind Sponsors

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