In an unbelievably great offer to guests attending the upcoming The Asian Executive 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Charity Ball, ABC Bullion has created and donated a special live auction prize exclusively for attendees – a stunning “250 gram ABC Bullion Gold Bar Experience.

100% of the proceeds from this unique auction item is denoted to JDRF – helping children with Type 1 Diabetes.

ABC Bullion, the bullion trading and distribution division of the Pallion Group, is an accredited Full Member of the prestigious London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). It is now the only independent bullion dealer in Australia to have full LBMA membership, and joins an illustrious list of just 68 full members globally, including Credit Suisse, Glencore International and the Royal Bank of Canada.

The full LBMA membership is a significant acknowledgment of ABC Bullion’s position in the global precious metals market. Granting of full membership follows ABC Refinery’s appointment to the LBMA’s Good Delivery list for gold in December 2015, making it the first independent refinery in Australia to be appointed.

Pallion CEO Andrew Cochineas states, “Achieving the highest level of membership from the LBMA cements ABC Bullion’s position as Australasia’s most trusted brand in the investment bullion space.’

ABC Bullion is located in the heart of Sydney CBD with a 24/7 online trading platform and an office in Hong Kong. ABC Bullion houses a team of specialised, experienced multi-lingual staff, on hand to assist investors of any level through every step of the investing process. In addition, ABC Bullion provides clients with the opportunity to extend their precious metals knowledge, while gaining a better understanding of the markets through their regular investor content published to their clients.

ABC Bullion is also the proud manufacturer of the coveted 18-carat gold, 1.65kg Emirates Melbourne Cup Day trophy. The trophy is the most legendary and beloved trophy in Australian racing and international icon.

Guests of The Ball have a rare opportunity to marvel at this prestigious racing trophy along with a distinctive centrepiece in the form of a $680,000 gold ingot. These unique pieces are sure to captivate the attention of guests at this exclusive event.

Additionally guests will be able to bid in a live auction for their chance to win a ‘250 gram ABC Bullion Gold Bar Experience’, which centres around the creation of your very own custom-manufactured and personalised 250 gram gold bar.

The lucky winner’s experience will begin with a private tour of ABC Bullion’s highly secure Sydney-based LBMA accredited ABC Refinery to watch their own investment grade ABC Bullion gold bar being manufactured. The opportunity also exists for the ingot to be personalised making it a truly unique, one-of-a-kind item. Following the creation of a personalised 250 gram gold ingot, the winner will be chauffeured to Custodian Vaults, Sydney’s premiere private vaulting facility, for a champagne reception and deposit.

As part of this unique prize, ABC Bullion is also providing two years of private vaulting, with biometric access and state-of-the-art security. The custom-made gold bar and any other valuables can be stored in ABC Bullion’s vaults with utmost peace of mind.

In addition to this ABC Bullion is providing access to the wholesale rates normally only made available to banks, financial institutions and the region’s leading bullion dealers while you expand your precious metals portfolio for a period of 12 months. Additionally, the winner will have the ability to take up to ten friends, family, colleagues or clients along as VIPs to the ABC Bullion Investment Event 2018.

It really is a very special package not to be missed, and JDRF would like to recognise ABC Bullion for generously donating the ‘250 gram ABC Bullion Gold Bar Experience’, a fantastic opportunity for the very special guests of The Asian Executive Melbourne Cup Carnival Charity Ball.

JDRF Australia is extremely honoured to be selected by The Asian Executive as the beneficiary charity of this year’s Ball. JDRF is already closely connected to the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival through the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) as the official Pin & Win charity.

JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. Type 1 diabetes strikes at random and has no cure. This autoimmune disease impacts 120,000 families across Australia with up to seven new cases diagnosed each day. People with type 1 diabetes are plunged into a life of constant blood glucose monitoring through finger pricks and must have multiple daily injections or infusions of insulin just to stay alive.

The vision of a world without type 1 diabetes is one JDRF shares with its community and partners. JDRF is proudly the largest private funder of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, and its investments attract substantially more money to T1D research than other organisations.

“This disease is striking more children in Australia each week, hampering and damaging adult lives, causing serious illness and in some tragic cases, death. So we’re driven by the energy of corporate partners like The Asian Executive and its community who make progress possible,” said Mike Wilson, JDRF CEO and Managing Director.

JDRF Australia’s Board of Directors is headed up by Chair Richard Goyder AO. Mr Goyder is best known as Managing Director of Wesfarmers and Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL), and has recently been appointed to the Boards of Woodside and Qantas. Most importantly, he is the father of a son with type 1 diabetes.

Mr Goyder said of The Asian Executive partnership, “On behalf of the JDRF Board, I’m delighted that JDRF is a partner of this prestigious event. We look forward to engaging with the Asian business community in support of the important work of JDRF.”

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“On behalf of the JDRF Board, I’m delighted that JDRF is a partner of this prestigious event. We look forward to engaging with the Asian business community in support of the important work of JDRF.”

Richard Goyder AO, Chairman JDRF