Text and picture by Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Beijing
For the 13th time, the Swedish Chamber´s Traditional Crayfish Party took place in the Royal Garden at Radisson BLU Hotel on 17 September 2011. After a day with bright blue sky and about 26 degrees Celsius the evening came, with quite cooler temperature. But this was nothing that kept the 250 guests away from the longed for Crayfish Party. See more photo click here.
Our MC Lars Olofsson took the lead and introduced the evening and our special guest Stefan Gunnarsson especially flown in, from Sweden, to entertain for the evening. Stefan is, today most known as pianist and singer but also working professionally as a guitarist, bassist, harmonica and brass player. He quickly became a household name in Sweden as a pianist in popular TV show “Så ska det låta” 2006-2010. Stefan showed us his great width as an entertainer, in his repertoire. Basically, you could ask Stefan to play any pop-song from the last 80 years and he delivered. Of course Stefan becomes a success among the audience and the dance floor was heaving during his performance.
Not to forget the tasty crayfish that was served in combination with a lavish international buffet, tempting desserts and as always, free flow of beer, wine and soft drinks that set a nice party atmosphere in the garden. The traditional bottle of Linier Aquavit was on the table and kept us worm.
During the evening our sponsors where introduced and thanked with the Chambers traditional Sponsor Fun. This year, with help from Stefan, songs where played and the sponsors got questions to be answered for each song. Ericsson became the winner with a full pot of correct answers, amazing! They where well deserved the Prize “A dinner for two sponsored by Royal Smushi House.
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, Ericsson, SEB, Finnair, Radisson BLU, STC, Swedbank and our silver sponsor, Vinge. Without your generous support this party would not have been the success it turned out to be.