What does tomorrow hold for us and what can we do to drive positive change in the world? That was the topic of discussion at this dinner
What does tomorrow hold for us? That’s an open-ended question we seek to answer on a regular basis. But beyond that, the sweetness is also found in a celebration of milestones and living in the moment. And that’s precisely why we hosted two celebratory dinners to accompany the release of our centennial issue in March. Held at Capella Singapore, industry leaders came together for a night of wining and dining as well as to share their hopes for the future.
Hosted by Michael von Schlippe, president of Media Publishares, the event saw guests in rapt discussion over a bespoke menu thoughtfully curated by the hotel’s Chef’s Table restaurant. The menu was a highlight reel of the kitchen’s signature dishes, such as salad of Alaskan king crab, cep mushroom tortellini and pan-seared Wagyu beef striploin; the latter was paired with an exquisite 2012 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé.
Among the guests was Turochas Faud, CEO of Pace, who revealed that his new venture was an extension of his dreams: to create something that would bring positive impact to the greatest denomination. Through Pace – an alternative payment and financing platform – Faud hopes to build financial inclusion and sustainable spending for the everyday consumer through interest-free instalments.
Andrew Dixon, director of Nikoi and Cempedak Islands, chimed in with his aspirations; to be more sustainable in as many areas of his business as much as possible in order to drive better results for not just his stakeholders and guests, but for those in the neighbouring community as well.
These conversations were also shaped by the pandemic and its effects. “COVID-19 has put a whole new spin on business and how we work today,” commented Bill Cain, founder of Hat of Cain. Attendees had their fair share of discussions on the changes within their industries and shared how they adapted to stay ahead of the game. To balance the heavy conversation, the meal ended with Capella’s tonka bean milk chocolate cremeux along with a glass of Martell Chanteloup XXO.
To round off the evening, guests took home a special silver-border edition of Robb Report Singapore’s 100th issue along with a bespoke box of delicious Mr Bucket bon bons.
Visit our microsite dedicated to our 100th issue here