The city of Dalian was alight on December 5th as Grand Hyatt Dalian in conjunction with AmCham China, Northeast Chapter held the 12th annual Winter Ball. Taking place at the stunning Grand Hyatt Dalian, over 200 guests enjoyed a night of dining, music, and dancing. Set to the theme of Winter Nights, the 2020 Winter Ball was a tribute to the past year’s challenges and successes.
The night was kicked off by Mr. John Lee, Grand Hyatt Dalian General Manager, the gracious host for the Winter Ball. After Mr. Lee gave a welcome speech, the entertaining masters of ceremonies, Mr. Tesfu Solomon and Dr. Mariya Titenkova, invited AmCham Northeast Chair Ladon Ghalili to welcome all guests and recognize our sponsors for this year, for whom the night would not have been possible without their generous support. Contributing at the Platinum level was Intel Semiconductor (Dalian) Ltd; contributing at the Gold level was VITUP International Hospital Dalian, and Dalian American International School & Dalian Huamei School contributed as a Silver sponsor.
Joining our distinguished guests, Consul General Nancy Abella and Vice Consul Sarah Sanderson, and several officers from the US Consulate of Shenyang, were representatives from several area Chambers, including the Korean Chamber of Commerce, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and the European Chamber of Commerce, showcasing one of the priorities of AmCham NE Chapter for 2020, building Community.
The outstanding spread of food and drink was enjoyed by all. As dinner concluded, the band’s tunes got partiers on their feet and to the dance floor. In keeping with the theme, the event showcased the best of what Dalian city can offer as nightlife.
AmCham Northeast China Chapter would also like to thank these generous sponsors, who gave in-kind prizes that were raffled off to Winter Ball guests. The in-kind sponsors were Grand Hyatt Dalian, Frazier Suites Dalian, Raffles Medical, Dalian Clinic, New World Hotel Dalian, Hilton Dalian, Hard Rock Hotel Dalian, Kempinski Hotel Dalian, Shangri-la Shenyang, DALIAN Development Area Grand Theater, CAFÉ MozART, Spectacular Sunrise Arts Center and COSCO-DCH Motor Leasing.
Altogether it was a stunningly beautiful evening, with incredibly delicious food. Everyone was grateful that we could come together and celebrate the good things of this past year, highlighted the worth-celebrating moments all the Chamber members shared at the end of the year 2020. Guests were greeted to holiday decorations in the gorgeous lobby. Upstairs, DJ Maya spin festive tunes for guests while famous cityscapes served as a background for photos while others tried their luck at the side poker table.