12 Feb Report from the XIV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
I would like to share with you some details related to our last week’s gathering. The XIV Gathering.
As you all have noticed from my invitation, we started this year with upgrading our meeting place.
We chose the Blu Martini at the JW Marriott at first. And this was the right decision. Good food, the right atmosphere and a big turn-out gave us a perfect and enjoyable evening.
So, I would like to take a moment and say Thank You to the management and staff of the JW Marriott www.marriott.com/jktjw and Blu Martini for giving us a good time.
I would like to thank this year’s main sponsor, the Asian Tigers Mobility www.asiantigers-mobility.com for sponsoring beer that night and also our new member no. 103, Mr. Sunil Melwani from the Society Wines ( email@example.com ) for sponsoring most of our red wine.
Once again, Thank You All.
Gathered were 56 guests, 31 of whom were our Club members with wives, husbands or partners. 19 people came for the very first time, giving us a feeling that our Club is gaining more and more popularity within Jakarta’s business society.
Six of our guests were regulars who join our meetings once in a while when in town.
Some of you might remember that some time last year we introduced during our gatherings, which have a major purpose of networking, a cork board for your name cards to pin on it. This innovation has a triple advantage:
- Looking at it, you will see who is in the room you might need to make contact with.
- Your email address will be automatically registered to our mailing list so you can get reports and invitations to the next gatherings.
- If your name card has a www. website info, it will be mentioned in our report as well.
Last Thursday we noted the presence of representatives of the following companies.
We also welcomed four new members to enlarge our Club to consist of 106 members.
Talking about members, I would like to remind you that after we introduced our new membership cards, you ( the members ) can purchase Qatar Airways tickets with an exclusive corporate deal ( terms and conditions apply ) and also, thanks to the courtesy of the JW Marriott, receive discounts up to:
25% discount on buffet for lunch and dinner, excluding Sunday Branch at Salendra Restaurant,
20% discount on a la carte and weekend Yamcha at Pearl Restaurant,
15% discount on for food and beverages at Blu Martini ( alcohol and non alcohol except alcohol by bottle ),
10% discount for items except alcohol beverages at Cake Box.
One membership ID is valid for maximum 10 persons.
Black Out Dates for this offer apply.
Coming back to our last week gathering, some time after 10 P.M. unexpectedly we welcomed Guests of Honor, H.E
Ambasador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski with his wife Agata Szumowska. Since this was his first official contact with the Polish Community, everybody including the Committee of the Polish Business Club tried to take advantage of the situation and take a picture with them.
With this optimistic accent of support from the most important persons at the Embassy of Poland, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
finished its XIV Gathering around midnight and is ready to take further steps to work on organizing the next gathering, which will take place in the first week of April.
About the exact date and place you will all be informed around the middle of March.
Wishing you all the best,
Andrzej / Andy
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