The long-awaited Mardi Gras Ball finally took place in Dalian on the night of March 11th, and it was the biggest celebration of the season. The event was held at the stunning Grand Hyatt Dalian, and guests enjoyed a night of dining, music, and dancing.
Mardi Gras is a popular US cultural tradition, based on the Carnival, a celebration that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility festivals.
The ballroom doors opened with a welcome song, and the night kicked off with the opening ceremony by our amazing emcees, Timothy Mitchell and Michelle Mai. Greetings started by welcoming to the stage the gracious host for the Mardi Gras Ball, Grand Hyatt Dalian, and inviting Jacky Qi for a welcome speech. Timothy Mitchell and Michelle Mai invited AmCham China Northeast Chair Ladon Ghalili to welcome all the guests, sponsors, officials, and representatives from the local government and U.S. Consulate in Shenyang, as well as other chambers and recognize our sponsors, without whom the night would not have been possible. The following sponsors were recognized: King of Carnival – Intel Semiconductor Storage Technology (Dalian) and Capitalonline Data Service (CDS) Beijing; Krewe of Justice – Dalian American International School and Dalian Huamei School; Krewe of Faith – Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School-Dalian.
Overall, it was a stunningly beautiful evening with incredibly delicious food and dancing. Everyone was grateful that we could come together and celebrate the long-awaited Mardi Gras Ball. AmCham China Northeast Chapter would like to express special thanks to all our sponsors, supporters, member companies, and amazing attendees.
AmCham China Northeast Chapter would also like to thank these generous sponsors who gave in-kind prizes that were raffled off to Mardi Gras Ball guests: Grand Hyatt Dalian, Grand Hyatt Shenyang, Fraser Suites Dalian, Dalian Development Area Grand Theater, CAFÉ MozART, Spectacular Sunrise Arts Center, Brooklyn Restaurant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Full Potential Partners, Rita Skincare, Mr. Mai (Dalian) Culture Entertainment Media Co.Ltd, Caixin Global.