To celebrate America’s 241st Independence Day, the American Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), in collaboration with our partners, First Solar, Jabil, Hotel Equatorial Penang, Plexus, Venessa Diamonds and Smart Modular Technologies will again celebrate this special occasion on July 12, 2017 at the Hotel Equatorial Penang with the presence of H.E. the U.S. Ambassador Kamala Lakhdhir and the Penang Chief Minister, the Right Honorable Lim Guan Eng.

This event is fully supported by the U.S. Embassy in demonstrating the growing strength of the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and the United States and to support a worthy cause which would benefit less fortunate children. Last year, a sum of RM178,200 was raised and channelled to Dreamz Foundation, Tech Dome Penang, and the AMCHAM Scholarship Fund. For this year, we have identified charity organisations for the event, namely School For Mentally Retarded Children Dato Keramat, Penang Ru Yi Home Association, and more to be identified.

We would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to appeal for your kind support for this Gala Dinner in celebration of U.S Independence Day and also fundraising for charity causes by taking up one of the sponsorship packages which we have available. We sincerely hope that you would extend your support to make this event a success.

If you are interested to become a sponsor, please contact the sponsorship management team, Ms. Ving Leong at 04 401 6776 or email ving.kh.leong@firstsolar.com or Ms. Nadeeka Sarah at 03 2283 3407 or email nadeeka@amcham.com.my


6:30 PM - 7:20 PM
Guest Arrivals & Cocktail Reception
7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
Guests to be seated in ballroom
7:30 PM - 7:40 PM
Welcoming Speech by MC & Organising Chairman
7:40 PM - 7:50 PM
The Marching In by U.S. Marines, The Lowering of Flag, & Toasting Ceremony
7:50 PM - 8:05 PM
Recognition of Sponsors & Beneficiaries
8:05 PM - 9 PM
Gala Entertainment by Live Band
9 PM - 10 PM
Live Auction and Raffle Draw Sessions
10 PM - 10:05 PM
Thank You & The End


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    H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

    Ambassador at U.S. Embassy in Malaysia

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    The Honorable Lim Guan Eng

    Chief Minister at Penang

    The Honorable Lim Guan Eng was appointed the fourth Chief Minister of Penang after the Democratic Action Party (DAP) swept all the 19 Penang state seats it contested in the 2008 General Election. At the said election, he was elected as a member of the Penang State Assembly from the “Air Putih” State Constituency and an elected Member of Parliament for the “Bagan” Parliament seat.

    Prior to joining politics, Lim Guan Eng was a senior executive in the banking industry. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka for three consecutive terms from 1986 until 1998. In 1990, Mr. Lim was appointed as the Socialist Youth Chairman of Democratic Action Party (DAP) and re-elected to the same position in 1992. In 1995, Mr. Lim was elected as the DAP’s Deputy Secretary-General. He was subsequently elected as the Secretary General of the Party in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008, a position he holds until today.

    Since assuming duty as the 4th Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim has successful brought resounding progress to Penang under a system of good governance based on the principles of ‘Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT). With a soul as one that adopts an ethical and moral leadership that professes and gives faith, hope and love, he has regained the shine for Penang. Since 2008, the Penang State government has managed to increase the state’s liquid asset by RM284 million to RM1.131 billion in 2010. In 2010, Penang created history by becoming the number one (1) state in Malaysian in attracting foreign investments of over RM12.2 billion.

    Mr. Lim was born in December 1960. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Monash University, Australia and is a qualified accountant.

    Mr. Lim is married to the Honourable Madam Betty Chew Gek Cheng, a lawyer and State Assemblywoman for Kota Laksamana in Melaka. They are blessed with four children.

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Individual Ticket (Inclusive of GST)
Standard Price RM 350
Corporate Table (Inclusive of GST)

Seats 10pax

Standard Price RM 3,500