On a balmy Thursday evening in October, an illustrious group of entrepreneurs, trailblazers, advocates and game-changers converged for an exclusive cocktail party at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur to witness the grand reveal of this year’s Prestige Malaysia’s Top 40 under 40, while also marking the 15th anniversary of this definitive list of young and bright leaders.
Upon arrival at the foyer of the grand ballroom, guests got off on a good start mingling with their peers over canapes. Adding an additional element of entertainment to the evening’s event was the opportunity to strike their best pose at the futuristic photo booth set up by Swiss watch brand Hublot; and immersing themselves in the world of fine whisky at a special bar brimming with bottles of the famous Scottish whisky maker, The Macallan.
Guests were then ushered into the breathtaking ballroom, where a Viking style dining area decked out with a gorgeous floral arrangement greeted them. Each of the honourees from the Class of 2019 were also gifted with personalised framed photos from their recent 40 under 40 photo shoot.
After being swayed by the musical stylings by local cello rock band Paladin, Prestige Malaysia’s Editor Julie Yim welcomed guests with a short note on the importance of forging valuable partnerships which was followed by a multi-course dinner to satisfy the palate. The highlight of the night was a short sharing session by the night’s VVIP, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir who spoke about the importance of youth engagement in creating positive change, which was followed by a short Q&A session.
Photos by Saufi Nadzri. For more stunning images from Prestige Malaysia’s 40 under 40 party, visit our official Facebook page.