Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on the 21st of April and her official, publicly celebrated birthday usually the second Saturday in June. This year, here in Chengdu, we celebrated this occasion on Wednesday the 6th of June. This event was hosted by British Consulate-General Chongqing, their chosen venue, the exclusive Grand Hyatt Chengdu.
Among many high profile guests and government officials, we had the honor to host Her Excellency Dame Barbara Woodward, British Ambassador to China
Zheng Li, Direct General of Sichuan Foreign Affairs Office
and Cecille El Beleidi, British Consul General, Chongqing.
The evening started with drinks reception at the Foyer and French Garden and then followed by national anthems of UK and China, speeches, live theatre and buffet dinner in the Palais Ballroom. The exquisite dinner was prepared by Grand Hyatt chefs. Wide range of red and white wines, and bubbly were provided by Zuizhiyuan Wine company.
The evening of celebration culminated in a lucky draw where two lucky guests won two return tickets in business class to London, prizes proudly sponsored by Air China.
British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China was represented by the newly elected Executive Committee, who were all exclusively invited by the British Consulate.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors Aviva-Cofco life insurance Co., Ltd 中英人寿保险有限公司四川分公司 , International Intellectual Sports Committee 国际脑力运动委员会.