The 26th International Gala Event, held on Friday, 29th November 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 current Higher Diploma class succeeded in planning managing and executing an unforgettable evening enjoyed by highly respected guests from international embassies to Switzerland, industry partners, the local community, staff members and student body. For one day HTMi was turned into a galaxy where the guests were “Lost in Space”.

Upon arrival guests found themselves in a rocket taken off to Space surrounded by beautiful created planets enjoying the galaxy full with starts accompanied by astronomic canapés and a glass of champagne. The next journey was awaiting inside the newly renovated Alpine restaurant where guest were directed to by the Design and Decoration team forming a path along the red carpet holding sparklers illustrating the move through the milkyway. Finally arriving to the final destination, the guests were “Lost in Space” experiencing a gourmet five-course dinner, entertained by Kira and her little brother’s (Emmet) story. During this magical evening the entertainment team provided guests with theatre, dancing and music from the one and only HTMi live band.

The HTMi Events Centre 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, Chef Oliver Künzli and their 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 “UNICEF-for every child”. Where the organisation staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality. During the evening a blind bidding followed by an auction was held to raise much needed funds and we would like to thank you sponsors of the Kempinski Hotel Budapest, Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest, Bellezza Coiffeur & Nail Sörenberg, Hotel Villa Honegg and Bürgenstock Hotels & Resorts for their donation of prizes.

HTMi Centre for Events Management, December 2019