Gran Prize Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary cordially invites You
to the 1 st Gran Prize – Award Ceremony Gala Dinner

in the presence of H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, the Ambassador of Sweden
on Friday, the 24th of May, 2013 at 7.00 p.m.

to take place in the baroque Ballroom of the wonderful historic building of Corinthia Hotel
(Erzsébet krt. 43-49. 1073 Budapest. )

The Gran Gala dinner will serve a sophisticated fusion of fine Hungarian cuisine and Swedish Nobel Banquette menu, created by Mr. Joel Khalil, Executive Chef of the Corinthia Hotel in collaboration with Mr.Gábor Németh, Che to H.E., Mrs. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary.

Dress code:Formal, black tie


18.30-19.00Arrival of the Distinguished guests
19.00 -19.30Opening of the Gran GalaWelcome speech and toast in memory of Carl von Linné given by Mr. János Takács, Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. The Gran Prize is established by the Swedish Chamber in memory of one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe, honoured as the Princeps botanicorum (Prince of Botanists), “The Pliny of the North,””The Second Adam”.Speech by H.E.Mrs. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden.Welcome cocktails , Swedish and Hungarian finger foods.
19.30-19.45“Rhapsody in Ecstasy”
Original musical composition written and performed by Ladislaus Horatius for the Gran Gala, with soloist Anna Lindqvist soprano. The piece amalgamates a symphonic poem, folk melodies and jazz. Anna Lindqvist, classical singer, graduated at the Music Conservatory of Florence. Ladislaus Horatius, composer and classical pianist, graduated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
19.45-20.00Award Ceremony of the 2013 Gran Prize presented by the Board of Judges
Annual prize awarded for outstandingly innovative solutions in response to the most pressing issues of our planet, in the field of environmental protection, sustainable development, design, medicine, health preservation and development and education.

Board of Judges

Balázs Nagy Lantos – Mensa HungarIQa, President
Ildikó B. Csejtei – TV2, Marketing & Communication Director
Ernő Keszei – Eötvös Loránd University, Vice-Rector for Science, Research and Innovation
Gábor Kopek – Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Rector
Gábor Péceli – Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Rector
Dr. Gábor Szabó – University of Szeged, Rector, Hungarian Association for Innovation, President
Dr. Gyula Patkó – University of Miskolc, Rector
István Salgó – Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, President, ING, Chief Executive Officer
János Dürr – Club of Hungarian Science Journalists, President
János Takács – Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, President, Electrolux Lehel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Mária Judit Molnár – Semmelweis University, Vice-Rector
Melinda Kamasz – Figyelő, Deputy Editor in Chief, Figyelő Trend, Editor in Chief
Dr. Miklós Antalovits – Budapest University of Technology and Economics Professor
Dr. Miklós Bendzsel – Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, President
Péter Szauer – HVG, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rita Istiván – Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, Secretary General
Roland Jakab – Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary Member of the Board,
Ericsson Hungary, Vice President
Dr. Ágnes Soós – National Institute for Sports Medicine, Director General
Zoltán Bruckner – Primus Capital, Partner Director

20.00 -21.30Four-course dinner with selected winesGábor Németh, the Chef to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden reviews the 2013 Gran Gala’s menu and inspiring trends of the Swedish and Hungarian cuisine.Collage of Swedish and Hungarian songs and piano pieces, performed by Anna Lindqvist (soprano) and Ladislaus Horatius (piano).Raffle of the menu of the 2014 Gran Gala will be drawn  from the Nobel Banquette menus of the years 1970-2012.
To register, please email the form to the SCCH before 15th of May 2013. Upon registration you will receive an invoice for the participation fee.

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