The ABCK-AmCham Kuwait hosts its Annual Christmas Dinner
December 21st, 2021– ABCK-AmCham Kuwait held its Annual Christmas Dinner in December at the Hyatt Regency AlKout Mall in attendance of their Members, VIPs, and friends. The dinner began with opening remarks from AmCham Kuwait’s Chairman- Pete Swift, who welcomed guests, and spoke about the role of AmCham Kuwait since 1985. ABCK-AmCham Kuwait has been fostering relationships between American and Kuwaiti businesses. As the oldest American Business Council in the Gulf Region, AmCham Kuwait leads the way for promoting American companies in Kuwait. “This dinner is quite special, as we haven’t had a Christmas dinner together with our members and friends in the past 2 years. Christmas is a wonderful holiday that we tend to spend together with our loved ones and friends. It is also a time of giving, communion, and being grateful for what we have.” Swift stated.
Swift gave a very special thanks to AmCham Kuwait’s Chairman’s Club members who have been supporting them strongly throughout the pandemic. He said, “We truly thank them for their patronage, as without them we wouldn’t be able to expand our operations in the way that we have been able to. Our advocacy efforts are heavily reliant on our members’ support.” He then thanked each of the Chairman’s Club members starting with the 3 champions: GOFSCO, KGL, and Lockheed Martin. He expressed his thanks to each of them for their crucial support. He also thanked the corporate members, small enterprises, and individual members for their time, efforts, and engagement towards the Chamber’s initiatives.
To conclude the event, the AmCham Kuwait team held a trivia activity in which guests had to answer questions in order to earn raffle prizes. The raffle gift sponsors for this event were Chairman’s Club Members: Easa Husain Al Yousifi & Sons which provided several coupons to be used at their Best Yousifi Stores in Kuwait, and The Sultan Center which provided gift boxes with delicious goodies, Corporate Member: Millennium Hotel & Convention Center Kuwait provided lunch and dinner invitations at their famous El Publico restaurant (specialized in South American Cuisine) and lunch and dinner invitations to their Lamar restaurant. Lastly, P.F. Chang’s (Alshaya) and The Cheesecake Factory (Alshaya) provided several vouchers to be used at their locations in Kuwait. AmCham Kuwait also provided a lucky guest with a complimentary entry for 2 to one of their Annual Signature events.
The highlight of the evening was the grand entrance of the special guest (Santa Claus), who provided gifts to the children present at the event. Families and attendees were invited to join to take group photos with him.
To finalize, Swift thanked everyone for participating at the Christmas dinner and wished everyone a happy holiday and safe travels. A photo session with the raffle gift winners and AmCham Kuwait’s Chair concluded the event. Swift also thanked AmCham Kuwait’s team and the volunteers for organizing an excellent event.