About Manitoba Chinese Business Gala

Welcome to Manitoba Chinese Business Gala (MCBG) - An elegant affair that celebrates the Chinese New Year and highlights the remarkable efforts of businesses and entrepreneurs in our province’s Chinese community.

Bridging the gap between Canadian businesses and the Chinese community is becoming more important than ever, which makes understanding the trends as well as the opportunities crucial to stay competitive.

2019 Manitoba Chinese Business Gala

IDO Media is very excited to host the 3rd annual Manitoba Chinese Business Gala. MCBG 2019 will be a cocktail style reception that features incredible receptions of food and beverages. We noted feedback from previous years and have chosen a more movement fluid event where networking can be achieved all night.

MCBG 2019 highlights the remarkable efforts of businesses and entrepreneurs in our province’s rapidly growing Chinese community, As well as to celebrate the Chinese New Year - Year of pig together with more than 400 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and influential members of the Chinese Community.

Are you looking to grow your business form new partnerships, learn about the local Chinese community in Winnipeg, or simply want to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Then you won’t want to miss MCBG 2019!


  • 6:45
    Door Opens
    • Live music performance by Nadia Douglas Jazz Quartet
  • 7:00
    • 400 guests from various industries and sectors will meet and greet
    • Engage the local Chinese community and strike East-West exchanges.
  • 7:30
    Food & Wine Starts
    • Enjoy the wonderful blend of Chinese-style reception
    • One (Two for VIP) complimentary beverage/Liquor per guest and full cash bar services
    • Rainbow Auctions ticket booth open
  • 8:00
    Formal Greeting
    • Welcome speech from the host - IDO Media
    • Greetings from government officials
        -  Minister Ron Schuler - MP Terry Duguid - Mayor Brian Bowman
    • Presenting Partner Speech - Air Canada
    • Sponsor Speech – Royal Bank of Canada
    • Sponsor Speech – Red River College
  • 8:30
    Live Performance
    • Musical Performance by Musiark School of Music
        -  Evening Songs from a Fishing Boat - Pastoral Song - Czardas
        -  Waltz in B Minor Op.09 No.2 - Despacito
    • Food serving ends
  • 9:00
    Awards Ceremony
    • Award Introduction and Presentation
        -  Customer Service Award
        -  Community Service Award
        -  Chinese Business of the Year Award
        -  Chinese Consumer Choice Award
  • 9:30
    Rainbow Auctions
    • Player’s choice raffle in support of Children’s Hospital Fundation of Manitoba
        - Prize 1: Air Canada Round trip flights from Winnipeg to Beijing in business class courtesy by Daily Travel Agency (value of $5,000)
        - Prize 2: Bella Aura Core Collection of full luxury skincare courtesy by Portia-Ella (value of $900)
        - Prize 3: Midland Appliance gift certificate courtesy by Midland Appliance (value of $800)
        - Prize 4: Special chef’s 5 courses dinner for four courtesy by Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano (value of $400)
        - Prize 5: High Sierra Wheeled Duffle courtesy by La Salle Insurance (value of $125)
        - Prize 6: Enchanted Luxury Boxed Roses courtesy by Eye on Spaces (value of $200)
        - More prizes to be determined
  • 10:00
    Closing Remarks
    • Closing Remarks and Networking


Coming Soon

2018 Business Gala Recall

Judging Committees

Terry Duguid

MP for Winnipeg South

Jon Reyes

MLA for St. Norbert

Markus Chambers

Deputy Mayor City of Winnipeg

Janice Lukes

City Councillor for Waverley West

Chantelle Winter

Senior Business Advisor, Entrepreneuship MB

Carine Bado

World Trade Centre Winnipeg


Brian Bowman

Mayor of Winnipeg

Hon. Ron Schuler

Minister of Infrastructure

Serge Corbeil

Director of Government Relations for Western Canada at Air Canada

Paul Vogt

Red River College President

Bruce Gehlen

RBC Regional Vice President

Fisher Wang

CEO of IDO Media


Adriana Zhang

CTV Weather Host

Mike Yakubovskiy

IDO Media