On the Tuesday 6th of November this year, AustCham Beijing were honoured to bring back the iconic Melbourne Cup to Beijing!
Despite the chilly Beijing weather outside it was wonderful to see many guests getting into the spirit of the races with many women sporting lovely dresses and elaborate fascinators, and some men sporting bow ties and top hats! The Fashions on the Field were a highlight with many of our esteemed guests and sponsors enjoying the opportunity to strut their outfits on the catwalk.
As a key driver for this event was to raise money for ournominated charity United Foundation for China’s Health (UFCH) – we would like to thank all our guests for participating in the various fundraising activities that were held on the night. All proceeds raised will support our nominated charity UFCH.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
We would like to say a special thank you to our Gold Sponsor: Swan Wine Group, as well as our Silver Sponsors: BlueStar AMG, Savills and the International School of Beijing for making the Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2018 possible. A special thank you to all our Prize Donors, Alice Houston London for the wonderful Hat Fashion show and 31Jiufor supplying the Australian Beer and Bundaberg Soft Drinks.
We would also like to express thanks to the following companies who donated prizes for our Charity Raffle on the day. All funds raised on the day went towards the United Foundation for Children’s Health (UFCH).
The Melbourne Cup, “The Race that Stops the Nation” is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in the world. For those who love horse racing, Melbourne Cup is a day to watch your favourite horses run for the prize. But for the rest of Australians, Melbourne Cup Day is the perfect excuse to dress up in fancy attire and enjoy delicious food and beverages with great company.
For those who can’t get themselves to Melbourne, Australia – don’t worry, we’ve got your back!
Whether you are a racing enthusiast or just love a good meal with free flow drinks, AustCham Beijing will bring together all the excitement of Melbourne Cup to Beijing so you will not have to miss out out on this exciting day.
‘Fashion on the Fields’ – As fashion is a major part of what makes Melbourne Cup unique and exciting, guests are not only encouraged to wear their best Spring Carnival attire but will also be able to enjoy a fashion show with some of Beijing’s best designers. As an added bonus, we’ve prepared some prizes for the guests ‘Dressed Best’ in their race-day wear. Ladies time to get those florals out and gents, get out that tie the you’ve always wanted to wear that has always just been a little ‘too much’ for work.
A range of fundraising activities will run during the afternoon, where all the proceeds will be donated to United Foundation for China’s Health (UFCH) who will use the raised funds to provide critical care for children in need.
Date: Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Kerry Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Address: 1 Guanghua Rd, Guomao, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China 100020