Incredible but true; on 13 October the Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner took place in Kuala Lumpur for the 21 st time, held once again at the esteemed Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
A highly anticipated part of Kuala Lumpur’s social calendar, the Gala surpassed the guests expectations once again. The evening highlighted some of the best seafood in the world, prepared by a stellar team of skillful chefs from Norway, Singapore and Malaysia (renowned chef Frank Naesheim and his team). The Gala came together through the collaboration between the Embassy, Snorre Food and Mandarin Oriental, as well as our highly enthusiastic and supportive sponsors from a range of industries, writes the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Almost 650 guests attended the 2017 Gala edition, including many leaders and key representatives from the business and public sector, and was also graced by Malaysia Minister for International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed.
The long-standing event was this year carried on under the newly appointed Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset, Norway’s first female ambassador to Malaysia and former Director of the Asia Department in Norway’s Ministry. Introducing the event, Ambassador Roset spoke of Norwegian seafood as one of Norway’s most important and famous exports – especially in Malaysia, where an estimated 3300 tons of Norwegian seafood have been consumed thus far in 2017 alone.
In addition to the exceptional food, the evening’s program also included the announcement of the Malaysia Norway Business Council’s Business Award 2017. The annual prize, was this year awarded to InvestKL for their excellent support to the Norwegian business community.
Finally, the Royal Norwegian Embassy thanks all their participants, partners and sponsors for yet another remarkable event that was made possible only through their combined efforts: Snorre Food, Seafood from Norway, Aker Solutions, Star Cruises, Yara International, Jotun Group, Kongsberg Gruppen, Jordan Asia Pacific, Wilhelmsen group, Archer – the well company, Malaysia Norway Business Council.
Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur