Great British Events

Gala Ball

St. Andrew’s Ball 2023

25 Nov 2023 18:30 - 00:00
  • Member Ticket: RMB 1,350
  • Non-member Ticket: RMB 1,800
  • Young Professional Ticket: RMB 1,200
  • In-person event

Join us for a night of fun-filled Scottish tradition!

Event details

The St. Andrew’s Ball 2023 will be taking place on Saturday, 25 November 2023 at Kerry Hotel Pudong!

Join us for a night of fun-filled Scottish tradition, from haggis, neeps & tatties to wee drams of whisky, live Ceilidh music, bagpipes, energetic ceilidh dancing and much more.

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Dress code: Kilts or black tie.



Heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors this year, we are delighted to continue to offer the best ticket prices for all our members and friends:

  • Standard Member: RMB 1,350
  • Standard Non-member: RMB 1,800
  • Young Professional Ticket: RMB 1,200

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsors


Tickets include:

  • Welcome Reception with free-flow drinks, wines and canapés
  • First Class Dining (Four-course dinner and mid-night snacks)
  • Live Band & Performances
  • Entertainments & Games
  • Lucky Draw
  • Silent Auction
  • Ceilidh Dancing
  • And more…

If you would like to purchase more than 10 tickets, please contact directly.

Whisky Kiss is coming!

The night will welcome back our OLD FRIEND – Whisky Kiss!

  • Cameron Sinclair (guitar/vocal/dance caller) Winner of the World Solo Tenor Drumming Championship
  • Abbie Nye (fiddle/vocal)
  • Rory Duncan (drums)
  • Calum Brown (bagpipes/whistles) – Winner of the 83rd Annual Piping Competition in London

Order of the evening

  • 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm: Welcome Reception | Photo Point | “Showdown in the dark” – Charity Challenge against Paralympic Champion | Silent Auction (starts at 6:30 pm)
  • 7:20 pm – 9:45 pm: Fàilte | Flower of Scotland | Dinner | Address to the Haggis | Lucky Draw | Silent Auction (ends at 10:00 pm)
  • 9:45 pm – 11:55 pm: Live Band | Ceilidh Dancing Sessions 1 & 2 (with break) | Mid-Night Snacks
  • 0:00 am: Carriages

Note: The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above agenda without prior notification.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the following categories:

  • Title Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsors
  • Entertainment Sponsors
  • In-kind Sponsors

Previous event photos

Supporting Organisation

Blind people cannot see, but they can enjoy sports through their sense of hearing!

We visited 17 blind massage centres, a total of 58 blind individuals, and over 85% of the individuals there expressed a keen interest in sports. Due to the scarcity of sports programs adapted for the blind and transportation difficulties, blind individuals often end up confined to their homes, experiencing social isolation.

Our fundraising campaign aims to raise funds to purchase 2 sets of showdown equipment (costs around RMB 36,000), which will be donated to the local blind community in Shanghai. We will also assist them in establishing a showdown club to engage in daily activities.

Showdown is currently one of the most popular table-top competitive sports among blind individuals due to its simple rules and high entertainment value. This highly inclusive sport not only allows blind individuals to compete against each other but also encourages blind and sighted individuals to participate together. It not only promotes the physical and mental well-being of individuals with disabilities but also fosters better social understanding and inclusivity.

Together we can improve their lives!

Special activity of the evening

“Showdown in the dark” – An Exciting Challenge Against Paralympic Champion

Have you ever experienced playing sports in the darkness? This evening will take you on a journey into an entirely new realm of experience. Put on a blindfold, free yourself from sight, and rely solely on your hearing and intuition to challenge your limits. In this unique challenge, you will feel the difficulties that blind individuals overcome every day while discovering the strength and courage deep within yourself.

Not only will you have the opportunity to personally experience Showdown, but you’ll also compete alongside world Paralympic champion – Changgui Cai. Feel their unwavering spirit and contribute to the cause of visually impaired sports.

VIP Athlete
Changgui Cai 蔡长贵
Key player of Chinese National Goalball Team (Retired)

Extra Benefit for Hotel Stay

For St. Andrew’s Ball Guests, the Kerry Hotel Pudong is very kind to offer a night-stay discount for their

  • Deluxe Room Single or Double at RMB 1,388 net
  • Parkview Room Single or Double at RMB 1,111 net, including RMB 200 net in-house credit, can be used in Spa; Restaurant / The MEAT (Sunday Brunch), The COOK, The BREW; Adventure Zone

Both offers are valid from 23-26 November. 

For room reservations, please download and complete the form below and email hotel reservation team will help with the following steps.

Gold Sponsors

Entertainment Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Beer Sponsors

Creative Partner

Venue Partner

In-kind Sponsors

Logos are listed in no particular order.

3/F, Grand Shanghai Ballroom, Kerry Hotel Pudong

上海浦东嘉里大酒店 3楼 上海大宴会厅

1388 Huamu Lu, Pudong District, Shanghai

上海市浦东新区花木路 1388 号

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