U.S. Independence Day Gala Dinner 2018

Following the success of the 2 previous gala dinners held in Penang in conjunction with the U.S. Independence Day Gala Dinners in 2016 and 2017, the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) collaborated with its organising committees – First Solar, Jabil, Hotel Equatorial Penang, Plexus, Venessa Diamonds, SMART Modular Technologies,
Pentrac, Motorola and National Instruments to organised the gala dinner held on 5 July 2018 to celebrate America’s 242nd Independence Day.

The event was held at the Grand Ballroom with the gracious presence of Her Excellency Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, The U.S.
Ambassador to Malaysia and The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow. About 500 distinguished was present to celebrate this auspicious day.

This event was organised with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the main objective for this gala dinner was to emphasize the strong bilateral relationship between Malaysia and the United States and to bring together the leading corporations in Malaysia to raise funds in supporting the needy in the local community. The charity organizations that was identified for the event are namely Penang Hospice Society, Kiwanis Club of Penang Central, Association Yee Ran Jing Sheh Handicapped Children’s Home and AMCHAM CSR Fund.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and guests for making this event a success.