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16th Nordic Business Christmas Dinner


Dear Members,

The 16th Nordic Business Christmas Dinner 2014 is over. it was attended by 338 members, spouses and friends of all four Nordic Business Councils in Malaysia.

For the first time the dinner was held at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, where the Director of Sales & Marketing, Ms. Anna Olsson, Mr. Rodney Loke and the rest of the team through many months of preparations, spared no efforts to accommodate to our wishes to make this a night to remember. The Grand Ballroom was decorated in the most wonderful way. There were fabulous ice carvings, christmas trees and snow flakes hanging from the ceiling. A big thank you to you all!

Lucia and her procession once more visited us. It was a lovely and touching moment when all the children were singing the traditional songs. There was even a small girl singing solo in a clear and strong voice. It was the first time ever for her holding a microphone.

Also for the first time, Chef Saint-Jean Kristensen from Denmark, presented a splendid traditional Nordic Christmas Buffet, where his signature 'Salt Baked Whole Norwegian King Salmon' may be named the top dish of the evening.   

Starting with traditional Christmas songs, the Zarzadias Brothers with their keyboard and guitar once more played their great music, which brought the guests to the dancefloor, not wanting to stop.

The Swedish DJ Stella Nutella with her usual flair, continued inspiring the guests to even more acrobatic dancing until late evening. 

There were many happy guests who could go home with great prizes from the lucky draw. Among these prizes were 2 air tickets to one of the Nordic capitals, a Persian Tabriz carpet, a cruise, hotel stays, dining vouchers, a Chinese painting, a golden bracelet, necklaces and much much more.

We would like to thank the Committee and all other friends and colleagues for the great cooperation. It has been fun to work with you towards this successful evening.

Most importantly, our thanks are extended to all our sponsors. This year we had 8 main sponsors, who showed their generosity in different ways. Without them this evening would not have been made possible.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the main sponsors Asian Tigers, KLM, Abee Rugs, IKEA, Handelsbanken, MHE-Demag, SKF & Star Cruises.

Of course, our thanks are also extended to Atos, Ericsson, Tetra Pak & Volvo, other MASBA members who contributed to the success of the evening with their sponsorships.

In addition another large number of sponsors generously contributed with prizes to the lucky draw.

It is said that the guests make the evening! This was certainly true for this christmas event. Thank you to the members of the Nordic Councils, their guests and friends who attended this very special and enjoyable evening.

The great photos taken by the photographer Mr. Ahsan Qureshi can be viewed at:

With this last event 2014, we wish to thank all MASBA members for your continuing interest and support, and are looking forward to meeting you all in the new year to come.


MASBA Secretariat  

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