Event Report: Cruise with the Europeans 2017

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Even though this year the forecast for Thursday, 16 November did not promise the same blissful weather as last time, still over 640 members and friends of 15 European Chambers joined us for the popular two-hour Cruise with the Europeans on Sydney Harbour. 

Once everyone had boarded the MV Sydney 2000 at King St Wharf, the vessel left at 6:00 pm sharp for its journey. Despite a cloudy sky, many participants made their way up to the top deck to enjoy the beautiful view of the harbour and city skyline. It was only when the rain set in that most guests preferred the cosy indoor spaces of the boat.

For the passengers inside, our established Principal Partner of the event Lufthansa Group had prepared a highlight on board for all guests to enjoy. The so-called ‘cube game’ required passengers to build a motif using nine cubes after watching a short clip. The quickest ‘builder’ could then win a Rimowa suitcase! With a high number of eager participants and a lot of fun and laughter, it certainly was a tight run for the prize. The lucky winner is Diego Montiel Inglesias from Acciona Infrastructure.

After two hours of mingling over delicious canapés and drinks, the boat returned to Darling Harbour and about 250 attendees made their way to the new after-party venue VESSEL Bar & Dining just up the road. The new venue provided a large patio area indoors and outdoors, which enabled guests to also enjoy the rather warm temperatures of the evening. The change of venue was positively received by everyone and guests mingled until late while enjoying drinks and snacks.

It was great seeing regular attendees again, but also new faces joining us for this year’s cruise. We would like to especially thank our Principal Partner Lufthansa Group for its continuous support of the Cruise with the Europeans, which always makes the event a great success. Also, as part of the event registration process, Lufthansa provided a special for cruise participants. The winner of the quiz was Sabrina Ehrle from Uvex, who won a business class return ticket from Lufthansa Group's gateway in Asia to Europe.

We look forward to welcoming everyone again in next November or at one of our other events in 2018!

Please click here to view all photos of this event on Flickr.