The 25th International Gala Event, held on Friday, 10th May 2019 is one of the most important events organised by the Higher Diploma students under the leadership of the Centre for Events Management at HTMi. During this semester our Higher Diploma class had the challenge to organise their event in a marquee welcoming guests from our local community, industry partners, staff and student body. For this special evening the theme of “The Greatest Show” was chosen to turn HTMi for one day into a remarkable circus. The highest standards of hospitality shown by the HTMi student body left the guests highly satisfied.

Upon arrival, guests were welcomed on a red carpet and admitted into a magical “Circus” entrance area accompanied by canapés, a special candyfloss topped champagne, complete with clowns and fortune-tellers. Thereafter, the guests were led into a magical marquee transformed into a circus styled décor and design and treated to a gourmet five-course dinner, ending with our traditional and famous Dessert Buffet. Throughout the evening many performances created a festive atmosphere, entertaining guests with magic, singing, dancing and entertaining games to make it a night to remember.

The HTMi Event Organizing Committee would like to thank all the ladies and gentlemen of HTMi for their hard work, dedication, commitment, support and tireless effort in making this International Gala Event such an enjoyable, successful and memorable evening. A final thank you goes to Chef Andreas Kurfürst and his team of culinary chefs, Madame Michele Schuster, Food & Beverage Manager and Mr. Sergej Jezelev, Operations Manager for their constant and incredible support.

This semester HTMi was proud to support the “David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust”, an organisation dedicated to the world’s most successful orphan rescue and rehabilitation program for elephants and rhinos in East Africa. During the evening an auction was held to raise much needed funds and we would like to thank you sponsors of the Intercontinental Hotel Davos, Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport, Bellezza Coiffeur & Nail Sörenberg and Mery’s Imbiss Schüpfheim for their donation of prizes.

HTMi Event Organizing Committee, Centre for Events Management, May 2019