Introduction

Manitoba Chinese Business Gala (MCBG) is Manitoba’s biggest event of its kind. Hosted by IDO Media, it celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year, and highlights the remarkable efforts of businesses and entrepreneurs in our province’s Chinese community.

IDO Media is a national, full-service marketing agency with its head office in Winnipeg. We specialize in cross-cultural marketing to the Chinese community in Canada. We represent 500+ Canadian businesses and have successfully connected our clients with Chinese consumers, generating new leads and revenues via effective campaigns.

2020 Manitoba Chinese Business Gala

This is our fourth year hosting the Manitoba Chinese Business Gala. MCBG 2020 is the time of celebration. Witness unique performances that portray the cultural authenticity. Join the community in celebration of the biggest festival in China.

MCBG 2020 is also a great opportunity to meet over 300 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and influential members of the Chinese community. From attending cross-cultural specialists, you will learn about the potential of doing business with local and international Chinese markets. Meet our seasoned marketers and learn about how to effectively communicate your unique products, services and values to the Chinese consumers.

Finally, MCBG 2020 is also the time of acknowledgment. This event highlights the remarkable efforts of businesses and entrepreneurs in our province’s rapidly growing Chinese community. This year, we honour five award recipients, recognizing their outstanding achievement in work dedication and excellence, innovative business achievements, and community service.

Whether you are looking to grow your business form new partnerships, learn about the local Chinese community in Winnipeg, or simply want to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year - we wish to invite you as our valued guest to join us for the Fourth Manitoba Chinese Business Gala.

Agenda

  • 5:30pm
    Door Opens
    • Pre-function area opens, meet with our sponsors and network as the event is unfolding
  • 6:00pm
    Networking
    • 300 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and influential members of the Chinese community from various industries and sectors will meet and greet
    • Engage the local Chinese community and strike East-West exchanges
  • 6:30pm
    Food & Wine Starts
    • Enjoy the wonderful blend of Chinese-Western Passed Appetizers reception
    • Buffet-style food stations: Vodka Chili Garlic Shrimp Flambé / Carved Char Siu Porkloin / Cashew Chicken Stir-fry with Egg Noodle
    • Dessert Station by Banana Boat / Bubble Tea station by INCHA
    • One complimentary beverage/liquor per guest and full cash bar services
  • 7:00pm
    Lion Dance & Chinese traditional performances
    • Chinese cultural performance by 2019 Folklorama Festival Chinese Dance Group
    • Song of the Fishermen and Wushu Martial Art performances by Manitoba Great Wall
    • Chinese traditional New Year Lion Dance
    • Food serving ends, cash bar remains in service
  • 7:30pm
    Formal Greeting
    • Welcome speech from the host - IDO Media
    • Title sponsor speech - HSBC Bank Canada
    • Greetings from government officials
    • Diamond sponsor speech
  • 8:00pm
    Awards Ceremony
    • Award-winning performance presented by Kickit Dance Studio - Nowhere Now Here
    • Announcement of the award winners
       - Chinese Business of the Year Award
       - Community Service Award
       - Customer Service Award
       - Chinese Consumer Choice Award
  • 8:30pm
    Lucky Prize Draw and closing performance
    • Sponsor speech - CatchFire Group
    • Award-winning dance performance by Kickit Dance Studio - Reminiscence
    • Lucky Prize Draws (More Prizes to be determined)
       - Apple iPad courtesy of HSBC Bank Canada
       - Assortment of skincare products and in-studio experience courtesy of Portia-Ella
       - Two (2) tickets to Tracy Morgan comedian show on March 7, 2020
  • 9:00pm
    Closing Remarks
    • Closing remarks and networking

2019 Business Gala Recall

Speakers

Fisher Wang

IDO Media CEO

Jim Saclamacis

Vice President at HSBC Bank Canada – Western Region

Hon. Ralph Eichler

Minister of Economic Development and Training

Terry Duguid

MP for Winnipeg South

Markus Chambers

Deputy Mayor City of Winnipeg

Serge Corbeil

Director of Government Relations for Western Canada at Air Canada

Saina Fan

Regional Enablement Coach at RBC

Norman Boudreau

Boudreau Law Principal

Gary Brownstone

Principle at Catch Fire Group

Emcee

Mike Yakubovskiy

IDO Media

Marjorie Dowhos

CBC Radio Noon host

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