INTRODUCTION

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

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.

2023 MANITOBA CHINESE BUSINESS GALA

This is IDO Media’s fifth year hosting the Manitoba Chinese Business Gala. After taking a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, MCBG 2023 will be a time of joyful celebration!

Join our community and celebrate the largest festival in China and witness unique performances and cuisine that portray cultural authenticity.

MCBG 2023 is a phenomenal opportunity to meet over 300 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and influential leaders of our local community. From attending cross-cultural specialists, you will learn about the potential of doing business with local and international Chinese markets while learning about how to effectively communicate your unique products, services and values to Chinese consumers.

Finally, MCBG 2023 will also be a time when we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of IDO Media. Together we want to highlight the remarkable efforts of businesses and entrepreneurs in our province’s rapidly growing Chinese community. Each year, we honour the award recipients by recognizing their outstanding achievement in work, dedication and excellence, innovative business achievements and community service.

Whether you are looking to grow your business to form new partnerships, lean 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 Fifth Manitoba Chinese Business Gala.

Agenda

  • 5:30pm
    Doors Open
    • Pre-function area opens, meet with our sponsors, guests and network as the event is unfolding
    • Full cash bar services with one complimentary beverage/liquor per guest
  • 6:00pm
    Networking
    • Background music performance by Chinese traditional instrument Lute and Zither
    • Meet and greet with business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and influential members of the local community from various industries and sectors
    • Engage the local Chinese community and strike East-West exchanges
  • 6:30pm
    Food and Drink Starts
    • Main event hall opens, dinning services starts
    • Background music performance by Musiark School of Music
    • Enjoy the wonderful blend of Asian fusion Passed Appetizers reception
    • Buffet-style hot food stations
    • Dessert & Bubble Tea stations
  • 7:00pm
    Opening Performances
    • Traditional Lunar New Year Lion Dance performance
    • Chinese traditional music instruments performance
    • Chinese traditional dance performance
  • 7:30pm
    Formal Greetings and Keynote Speakers
    • Welcome speech from the Host
    • Formal Greetings and Keynote Speakers
    • Sponsor’s Speeches
  • 8:00pm
    Awards Ceremony
    • Music performance with Musiark School of Music
    • Award-winning dance performance by Kickit Dance Studio
    • Announcement of the 2023 Award winners
       - Chinese Consumer Choice Award
       - Chinese Business of the Year Award
       - Community Service Award
       - Customer Service Awards
  • 8:30pm
    Anniversary Celebration and Lucky Prize Draws
    • IDO Media 10th Anniversary Speech
    • Anniversary Celebration and Ceremony
    • Lucky Prize Draws
  • 9:00pm
    Closing Performances and Remarks
    • Award-winning dance performance by Kickit Dance Studio
    • Singing performance by Chiara Wilson
    • 2023 MCBG Closing remarks
  • 9:30pm
    After-event Networking

Keynote Speakers

Hon. Philip S. Lee CM OM

24th Lieuteant Governor of Manitoba

Hon. Jon Reyes

Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration

Scott Gillingham

Winnipeg Mayor

Terry Duguid

Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South

Fisher Wang

Host & IDO Media CEO

Emcee

Marjorie Dowhos

CBC Radio One Manitoba

Past Business Galas

2020 Gala

2019 Gala

2018 Gala

2017 Gala

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