- 10 Nov 2014 1:00 AM
"Fantastic Xpatloop event, with a great turnout. As the British Ambassador said, 'it was even better than last year'. Thanks for organizing another wonderful party", said Dennis Diokno, CEO at FirstMed and the event main sponsor.
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Hereby we all wish to sincerely thank:
Silver Sponsors: Zsófia Boat and Curry House
Guest of Honour: HMA Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador To Hungary.
Wine Sponsors: Borjour, featuring Halasi Pincészet from Villány, Káli Kövek from Köveskál, Maurus Borászat from Mór, Katona Borház from South Balaton, Kertész Családi Pincészet from Etyek, Frittmann from the Great Hungarian Plain, Hilltop Winery from Neszmély, St Andrea from Eger and HR winery from Slovakia. Also thanks to Bortársaság for support with the mulled wine.
Hungarian Spirit Tasting Sponsors: Sándor Zwack Nobel Pálinka: Zwack Címeres Pálinka, and Békési Pálinka.
Food Sponsors: Curry House, Zsofia River Cruises, Le Gourmet de Bordeaux, Arriba Taqueria / Iguana Bar & Grill, Planet Sushi.
Important supporters: AGS Movers Budapest, Eötvös Jubilee Choir, Gábor Herendi, InterContinental Hotel, Kasai, KFP - Five Star Conference Service, Krisztina Nyers, Microsoft, Prohuman, Sony, Tesco Hungary, Turkish Airlines, Vác FC, and others who wish to remain anonymous.
Raffle Prize Sponsors: Adam Lebor, AGS Movers Budapest, Bortársaság, Catherine Dickens's Vineyard Cottages, Dream Thai Massage, Mini, Minerva Beauty Salon, ExpatShop - Pagony Közért, Funky Pho Restaurant, FirstMed, InterContinental Hotel, PrimeCuts.hu, Magnolia Day Spa, Wilkinsons Sausages, Whiskynet.hu, Trattoria Toscana, CinemaCity, Arriba Taqueria, Zsófia River Cruises, Yellow Zebra, Cinq Filles, Budai Gesztenyés Restaurant, Cook Communications, Etyeki Kúria, Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound Festival, Volt Festival and Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
* Csodalámpa Foundation, which helps Hungarian children suffering from a life-threatening illness. The team from this 'Make-A-Wish Foundation' were on-board to make a welcome speech and then mix, mingle and answer any questions.
* This year we also raised awareness for another Hungarian health related charity: the Lélegzet Foundation. They help lung transplant patients, and also train and support related doctors. Dr. Ferenc Rényi-Vámos PhD, the associate professor at the Semmelweis University, was present to answer questions from guests.