Kata Rocks
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


VIPs to hit Phuket for exclusive three-day amfAR fundraiser

Over 200 of the world’s top celebrities, entertainment in­dustry elite and international society will descend on Phuket in January 2020 for the first ever amfAR – Thailand, a three-day awareness and fun­draising event for HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region.

Entertainment
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 10:00AM


The private island of Koh Rang Noi, six kilometres off Phuket’s east coast (left) and Jessica Chastain and Will Smith at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 (right).

The private island of Koh Rang Noi, six kilometres off Phuket’s east coast (left) and Jessica Chastain and Will Smith at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 (right).

The event is organised by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, one of the world’s leading non-profit or­ganisations in the fight against AIDS.

Founded in 1985 as a response to the rapid increase in cases of AIDS and meeting a need for more research, am­fAR has invested more than B15 billion in its programmes and awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

The funds have helped research into a number of areas, includ­ing treatment and prevention, but today the foundation is focused squarely on the pursuit of a cure for HIV.

amfAR – Thailand 2020, which will run in tandem with the Thailand Yacht Show 2020, kicks off with a welcome party on Friday, January 10 at COMO Point Yamu in Phuket followed by a gala dinner, live auction, private per­formance and after party on the serene private island of Koh Rang Noi on Sat­urday, January 11 and a yacht party on Sunday, January 12.

After Phuket, the event will head to New York, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Cannes, Paris, Milan, Italy, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The guest list for Phuket is being kept under wraps for now, but previous amfAR hosts, performers and guests include Victoria Beckham, Cher, Tom Ford, Bill Gates, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts and Stevie Wonder, to name only a few.

The event is part of a new band of events that will introduce amfAR’s research programmes to a regional audience. It’s designed to highlight amfAR’s TREAT Asia (Therapeutics Research, Education and AIDS Train­ing in Asia) programme, a model of regional collaboration on HIV/AIDS for almost two decades.

This exclu­sive experience will engage amfAR’s loyal supporters and introduce the foundation’s cure-focused research programmes and lifesaving work to an entirely new audience.

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd have opened up a number of com­mercial sponsorship and partnership opportunities for businesses to get involved with this high-profile fun­draising event, including title and presenting sponsors, official partners, official suppliers and official media partners.

The independent marketing consultancy, based in Bangkok, are sponsorship experts who work with both rights holders and brands – acting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximising the relationship.

For more information about sponsor­ship and partnership opportunities, visit www.paulpoole.co.th or email paul@paulpoole.co.th. To learn about amfAR’s work, visit www.amfar.org

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Town joins UNSECO’s ‘Global Network of Learning Cities’

Funny to read ? Go to "IQAir". A swiss based company. Chiang Mai is not even in the top ...(Read More)


Phuket Town joins UNSECO’s ‘Global Network of Learning Cities’

I indeed hope many people will google about Chiang Mai's air pollution. ..'Some days of the ...(Read More)


Prayut backs return of tourists

Kurt..first of all i not work with Americans...sorry...second of all for 45k you give the agent a pa...(Read More)


Phuket wild monkey mass sterilisation in full swing – again

So, last year 195 ++ monkeys were not sterilised during that mass campaign? Still 500 to go? Why wa...(Read More)


70% of all Phuket tourism businesses remain closed: Governor

More businesses will close as you force out the tourists you already have to leave....(Read More)


PM pulls out all stops to snare ‘Boss’

His only reason for doing this is because the government and the police force have been shown for th...(Read More)


Spas could be used for quarantine

Incoming foreign tourist have to go in ASLQ hotels, but can have close personal contacts in massage ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration overwhelmed as foreigners race to extend stay in Thailand

@ Foot, a delay of a extension is not changing the date of prolongation. May 2020 is in your passp...(Read More)


Prayut backs return of tourists

General Prime Minister welcomes a few hundreds tourists from 'Covid-countries'. At the same ...(Read More)


Prayut backs return of tourists

@Lalala, 45K for agent assistants in a visa procedure? That is a lot. There is a American law firm ...(Read More)