Dear Honoured Guests, I would like to welcome everyone to the 2017 Manitoba Chinese Business Gala, it is an pleasure to have you all with us, for an evening of celebration, entertainment, culture and networking.
Dear Honoured Guests,
I would like to welcome everyone to the 2017 Manitoba Chinese Business Gala, it is a pleasure to have you all with
us, for an evening of celebration, entertainment, culture and networking.
As we enter the year of The Rooster, I find myself feeling very fortunate for all of the wonderful connections that
I have made here in Manitoba’s business community, and I am reminded of how far my business has come since
opening my doors in spring 2013.
I am proud to create a bridge for local businesses to link to the Chinese Community, I love helping my clients reach
a new audience and increase their sales, and I am proud to provide members of the Chinese Community information
in their language, through their channels to connect them with the businesses and services that they need.
Reflecting on the past year I am grateful for all that we have accomplished at IDO Media, this time last year we
were a team of six, and now as 2017 begins we are a team of twelve!
The IDO Media team achieved many milestones during 2016, and I am proud of our accomplishments that I have
highlighted on the chart on the right.
Our continued growth has helped us to achieve our mission: To help businesses accelerate their growth through
cross-cultural market penetration and multi-platform marketing strategy services.
I am looking forward to continued success in 2017, starting this evening at the Manitoba Chinese Business Gala.
Bringing together businesses with different cultural backgrounds has always been very rewarding for me, and I
wanted to create an event that would give our clients, and business partners, the opportunity to network and make
connections with each other.
We are also very excited to be launching the first annual Chinese Business awards this evening, there are so many
deserving nominees, business in the Chinese Community is certainly booming!
We look forward to a prosperous and productive year of The Rooster at IDO Media, and we look forward to working
with many of you, so we can all achieve our business goals. We have a lot planned for 2017, view the chart
to the right to see what we will be up to!
I would like to thank all of our partners; this event would not be possible without your generous support. I would
also like to thank my team who has worked tirelessly over the past few weeks organizing our evening. Finally to
all of my clients and business partners in attendance this evening thank you again for joining us, I hope that you
make connections this evening that will help your business prosper in 2017, year of The Rooster.
Founder & CEO
Cocktails & Networking • Meet and greet with The Honorable Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba.
Formal Presentation Commences Welcome - Fisher Wang, CEO IDO Media Introduction - Glen Buhler, CEO TEN • Greeting from the Province - Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond • Culture & Business - Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond • Tourism - Linda Whitfield, Vice President, Marketing & Communications Travel Manitoba • Connecting with Chinese Consumers - Carrie Glowacki, Business Manager IDO Media • Trends in Chinese Social Media - Fisher Wang, CEO IDO Media • Client Service Award Nominees - VIP Guests • Emerging Growth Award Nominees - Glen Buhler, CEO TEN
Dinner and Performances by Sichaun Cultural Exchange Performing Troupe • Chinese Kung Fu Tea Show • Traditional Dance • Acrobatics • Magic Show • Changing Faces (Face Off in Sichaun Opera)
Presentation Patnerships Canada + China - Terry Duguid, MP Winnipeg South / Vice-Chair of the Canada China Legislative Association Networking to grow your business - Glen Buhler, CEO, TEN Client Service Award Presentation - Derek Faraci, President Midland Appliance Emerging Growth Award - Jon Reyes, MLA St. Nobert Community Impact Award - Carrie Glowacki, Business Manager, IDO Media Closing Remarks - Glen Buhler CEO, TEN Closing Performance by Paul Ong - My Way!
We are excited to be recognizing the achievements of several members of the Chinese Business community with our first annual Chinese Business Awards for excellence in the following areas:
Emerging Growth Award
We are presenting the Emerging Growth Award to the new emerging Chinese owned business, that has experienced rapid growth in its first one to three years of operation, and shows the potential for future growth and commercial success!
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award is presented to an individual who is viewed as a leader in finding ways to create a bridge for the Chinese Community to access local resources and programs. This person is invested in bringing the community as a whole together to benefit all of our citizens.
Client Service Award
The Client Service Award is presented to the entrepreneur or employee who is dedicated to continuously striving to exceed customer expectations, delivers leading standards of service, and is creative and innovative with customer experience. Gala attendees will have the opportunity to vote for 8 members of the Chinese Community who have gone above and beyond for their clients.
Fisher Wang owns IDO Media, a marketing company that caters to the Chinese community in Winnipeg. Chinese communities have been a part of the reality of Canadian cities for a long time. Their relative size and affluence is on the rise these days across the country and Winnipeg is no exception. But they are...
Please join me on Friday, February 3 at this first annual gala! It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Year of the Rooster while connecting with the Manitoba-Chinese business community. Congratulations to Fisher Wang and the team at IDO Media for launching this unique event! My thanks to The Sou’Wester for reporting on this event.
Members of the Manitoba-Chinese business community are marking the Year of the Rooster by celebrating new opportunities and relationships. On Feb. 3, IDO Media (2615 Pembina Hwy.) is hosting the first annual Manitoba Chinese Business Gala, to coincide with the Lunar New Year, at Canad Inns Fort Garry (1824 Pembina Hwy.). The gala dinner will...