Monday, 27 October 2008

The Event of the Year

The 21st Lawasia Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur from the 29th October 2008 to 31st October 2008 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The list of speakers attending the Conference is impressive to say the very least. We have speakers from Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Pakistan; amongst others. The delegates too are from all over the world, some as far as Spain but mostly from the Asia Pacific region. These speakers and delegates will not only add prestige to the Conference but also some glamour and style.

The glam factor is evident in the Social Events lined up for the Conference. At the Opening Ceremony, the Prime Minister will be ushered by the renowned drum performance of the Hands Percussion Team. They are expected to literally start the Conference with a Bang!

The delegates will then be bused to the serene and beautiful Carcosa Seri Negara. The Organiser have taken up the whole Seri Negara bungalow and based on the theme “Pasar Malam” have lined up a programme filled with culture and art. Booths where delegates will be shown the art of Batik-making, and wood crafting; will be at Seri Negara. You may want to get your hand painted Henna on that day and also have your future told by a Fortune Teller.

Malaysian Culture will be at the forefront that night, as the Organisers have engaged a troop to perform, amongst others Silat, Indian Contemporary Dance & Wayang Kulit. The highly talented Ida Mariana will also belt out some favourite jazz songs.

Then there is the Gala Dinner on Friday 31st October 2008 at KL Convention Centre. We have the Operafest opening the dinner and the singers there are top class. Supported by a String quartet, the dinner should be lively and upbeat. The top showcase is Ning Baizura. She will be backed by her Band, and with Ning, we can expect the best.

At the end of the Conference, we are hosting the AfterParty at the Apartment at KLCC. That party should be a slow and easy one. I expect we will all be too tired by then, and the free flow beer and soft drinks (with some food of course) would be a nice way to end the Conference.

So there you have it. Projects planned for months will take place this coming Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I hope all will go well.

The people involved in the projects are:-

Welcoming Reception:-

1.    Oommen Koshy

2.    Dipendra

3.    Janet Chai

4.    Lee Shih

5.    Yip Huen Weng

6.    Benjamin

7.    Seira Secha

Gala Dinner

1.    Colin Pereira

2.    Reggie Wong

3.    Azira

4.    Sanjeev Kumar

5.    Ooi Suan Kim

6.    Chandrika

The After Party

1.    Peter Douglas Ling

2.    Mark Le Brooy

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