On the eve of the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival, The Asian Executive was pleased to host its seventh annual Melbourne Cup Carnival Charity ball in conjunction with co-host, The Victoria Racing Club.

One thousand corporate clients from around Asia and Australia attended the gala charity event it has now become one of the biggest and most prestigious Asian corporate black-tie charity dinner event of its kind in Australia.

The Asian Executive thanks principal sponsor, Lexus Australia, major sponsors, Pomeroy Pacific, Multiplex, UEM Sunrise and Pitcher Partners for their support of this internationally-recognized Spring Racing Carnival event.

The main theme of the gala was the importance of Melbourne’s Spring Carnival in the Asian Century and the traditions of the Carnival which is part and parcel of Australia’s own culture.

Net proceeds from charitable efforts were dedicated to Guide Dogs Victoria, one of Australia’s most trusted charitable organizations.

THE EVENING

In a spectacular evening, part reverence for the traditions of the Melbourne Cup and part extravaganza, the evening commenced with the entry of the City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band with a traditional march medley made up of “Scotland the Brave”, “Road to Gundagai”, “Waltzing Maltida”, “Green Hills of Tyrol”, “Amazing Grace”. This segment of the evening concluded with a stunning stage performance of “You’re the Voice” sung by Michael Cristiano and Lisa Edwards.
Master of Ceremonies, Candice Wyatt, Senior Reporter and Presenter for Network 10 (A CBS Company) officially welcomed guests and presented Hayley Teal to sing the Australian National Anthem followed by “Heroes Live Forever” – a tribute to the rich history of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Guests gave Hayley a standing ovation for her stirring performance.
The 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy was presented to the packed Palladium at Crown audience by VRC CEO, Neil Wilson with official speeches presented by Lexus Australia Chief Executive, Scott Thompson, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, Co-Founders of The Asian Executive, Rick Wong and Grace Lim and Guide Dogs Victoria CEO, Karen Hayes AM DSJ.
Following intermission, guests were treated to an over-the-top tribute by a 10-piece band backed by state-of-the-art visuals celebrating the wild dance music of the eighties.The formal vote of thanks was presented by the Partner of Pitcher Partners, Michael Langhammer

皇冠钯金宴会厅周六晚
2019年11月1日
值此2019年墨尔本杯嘉年华前夕,《亚洲势力》杂
志很荣幸同维多利亚州赛马俱乐部联合举办墨尔
本杯嘉年华年度慈善舞会。
约一千名来自亚洲和澳大利亚的企业代表受邀参加了
本次慈善联欢盛典,该活动已成为澳大利亚规模最大、
声望最高的由亚洲企业参与的正式慈善晚宴盛典。
《亚洲势力》杂志在此特别鸣谢一级赞助商
Lexus Australia,主要赞助商Pomeroy Pacific,
Multiplex,UEM Sunrise和Pitcher Partners会计事
务所对本次蜚声全球的春季赛马嘉年华活动的支持。
联欢盛典的主题是墨尔本的春季嘉年华在亚洲世纪
的重要性以及嘉年华传统,而嘉年华传统也是澳大
利亚本土文化不可或缺的重要组成部分。
本次慈善盛典所筹集的全部善款已募捐给维多利亚
导盲犬协会(Guide Dogs Victoria),该协会是澳大
利亚最具公信力的慈善组织之一。
精彩绝伦的晚间时段,在向墨尔本杯嘉年华传统
致敬的同时,进行了盛大的表演。墨尔本市高
地管乐团(City of Melbourne Highland Pipe
Band)拉开了晚间盛典的帷幕,并演奏了包括《Scotland
the Brave》、《Road to Gundagai》、《Waltzing
Maltida》、《Green Hills of Tyrol》和《Amazing Grace》
在内的传统进行曲节目。Michael Cristiano先生和Lisa
Edwards女士合唱的歌曲《You’re the Voice》令人叹为
观止,并结束了晚间第一时段的演出。
集高级记者、Network 10主持人头衔为一身的Candice
Wyatt女士担任本次盛典的主持人,她对所有嘉宾表示隆重
的欢迎,并邀请Hayley Teal女士献唱了《澳大利亚国歌》
和《Heroes Live Forever》来表达对墨尔本杯嘉年华悠久
历史的敬意。全场嘉宾起身为Hayley女士扣人心弦的表演
报以热烈的掌声。
VCR公司首席执行官Neil Wilson先生将2019年雷克萨斯
墨尔本杯大奖杯颁发给了皇冠钯金宴会厅的嘉宾。Lexus
Australia公司首席执行官Scott Thompson先生,墨尔本市
长Sally Capp女士,《亚洲势力》杂志联合创始人Rick Wong
先生和Grace Lim女士,以及维多利亚导盲犬协会首席执行
官Karen Hayes AM DSJ女士分别发表了正式演讲。
中场休息结束后,一支由10人组成的乐队在耳目一新的视觉
效果的衬托下,向现场嘉宾致敬并演奏了上世纪80年代的狂
野舞曲。
Pitcher Partners会计事务所合伙人Michael Langhammer
先生发表了正式的致谢词。