Date: 28 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: St James Power Station
Organizer: NUS Business School Alumni Association
As another work week drew towards a close, alumni and guests were treated to a romantic evening with an exotic East European twist. A Hungarian twist, to be exact! Did you know that Hungary gave us the television set, refrigerator, ball-point pen, AC locomotive, soft contact lens and the Excel spreadsheet? The pioneer of things we cannot do without today, you bet Hungary has lots going for it – and for the world!
Hence, after some ice-breaking cocktails and warm welcome by Mr Benny Lee (BBA 1976), President of the NUS Business School Alumni Association, participants were given an eye-opening introduction to this fascinating nation.
The Hungarian Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Dr Ferenc Somogyi captivated the audience with a quick introduction to Hungary. The Hungarian investment and Trade Agency, Vice President Dr Gyorgy Kerekes then shared about “Business Opportunities in Hungary”. Offering “A Singaporean’s Perspective” was Singapore’s Ambassador to Hungary, H.E. Mr Ng Ser Miang. Participants were all abuzz about the topic of the night such that the wining, dining and networking session became a natural extension of all the speeches delivered.
Moving from business to pleasure, Arthur Tan (BBA 1992), Director of NUSBSA, representing Wine Tatler, delivered an “Introduction to Hungarian Wines”. Thereafter, wining and networking continued as spirits remained high throughout the night.
Befitting of the theme, Hungarian food (salami) and wine were served to the 116 participants who comprised of alumni, staff, students and guests, and among whom were eminent alumnus Ng Ser Miang (BBA Hons 1971).