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The Phoenix Newspaper Official Launch, Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation

The Phoenix Newspaper

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (GMT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Launch and Awards Ceremony Entry ONLY
This ticket provides entry to the Launch and Awards Ceremony ONLY
Ended £25.00 £0.00
Stall at PhoenExpo 2015
A Stall during the day at PhoenExpo 2015 allowing you to showcase your company, service or wares.
Ended £350.00 £0.00

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Event Details

The Phoenix Newspaper is proud to announce its long-awaited Official Launch, 5th Anniversary Gala Showcase and Awards Presentation, set to take place on Saturday 5th December 2015 at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich, supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice and African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.

The theme for the day’s celebrations is Connecting Communities & Community Cohesion, including Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Communication & Education, and Travel & Tourism. To showcase 5 years of serving the community, The Phoenix Newspaper will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a BANG.

The day-long celebrations begin with the inaugural PhoenEx 2015, a Business Exhibition and Family Fun day. The Business Exhibition will be an opportunity for businesses, organisations and individuals to showcase their products and services to an audience of Phoenix readers and visitors that have been built up over the past 5 years.

The official opening of the days events will occur with the cutting of the ribbon, by the Lord Mayor.

Alongside the Business Exhibition, enjoy our Family Fun Day, featuring performances, refreshments and entertainment for all.

The evening festivities begin with the prestigious Black Tie Gala Meals. A 4 course sit-down dinner, or a buffet meal are available with limited places, followed by the 5th Anniversary Gala Showcase and Awards Presentation, featuring talent and key guest speakers from across the globe as well as a grand celebration of the Commonwealth with representation of the Commonwealth Leaders and FlagsInvited Guest Speakers include:

•  Dr Vendryes, Founder of the Vendryes Wellness Centres in Jamaica
• Johnson JohnRose, Communications Specialist from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation
•  Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Paul Sabapathy CBE
•  Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh from Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha
•   Keith Stokes-Smith, Chairman of the Birmingham Commonwealth Association
•  Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity
•  Dr Peter Lewis, Medical Director for BSMHFT
•  Garry Peal, Business Development Manager - Birmingham Sport, Events & Parks
•   Deborah Leary OBE - Director of CommonWealth Businesswomen
•  Bishop Neville Wolliston - Living Word Empowerment Ministry, USA
•   Pastor Peter Pennant, Head of the Black-Led Churches (Opening Prayers)
•   Olusegun Dosumu, Professor at Newman College
•  Jack Dromey, Labour Party Candidate for Erdington, Birmingham

With invited VIP Guest attendees including:
•  The Lord Mayor of Birmingham
•  Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the Birmingham City Council
•  Her Excellency, The Honorouble Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, High Commissioner for Jamaica
•  Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation
•  Carol Hay, Director of Marketing, Europe for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation

With invited Dignitaries including:
•  His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, The King of Saudi Arabia
• His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
•  General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Nigeria
•  Gen. Idriss Deby Itno, President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Chad
•  His Majesty King Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, The Emir of Qatar
•  His Highness Nan Agyman, Ghana

Performances from The Phoenix Trio (Mark Dwayne, Daniel Riley and Camara Fearon), Gospel Choirs, The Gatsby Girls and other special guests will punctuate the Gala Awards presentations throughout the evening.
The Gala Awards are a chance for the readers of The Phoenix to nominate individuals, organisations or businesses for awards across a range of categories.
This event will be a night to remember, connecting communities from all backgrounds, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Further Details will be provided in the coming months, so look out for updates of sponsors and exhibitors, also listen out for our Radio advertisements and look out for our flyers.
If you are serious about meeting  the right people, and showcasing your products and services, this is the time to do it.
There will be up to 100 stalls available throughout the day.

You can now purchase a stall by contacting Owen McFarlane, our Business Development Manager, who will be able to guide you through you booking, and ensure you get the best value for money.
Unlike many other exhibitions that you have showcased or exhibited at, we have pulled out all the stops to ensure that extensive advertising via radio, print, social media and banners & flyers will continue ongoing until the event, so it won’t be just stallholder and their stands.

We are expecting a total number of up to 5,000 people to experience this connecting of communities.

Sponsorship Packages are also available, for both the day and night events. Contact The Phoenix Newspaper on 0121 231 3235 or email for more information.

You can also contact Theo Chambers - PhoenExpo 2015 Agent, Advertising & Sponsorship, Lets do it in the Caribbean, Time Square Shopping Mall, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies or email him at, or tel 001-876-310-6612.
Jerome Cohall, PhoenExpo 2015 Management & PR, Provo Golf Course, Grace Bay, Providenciales,  Turks And Caicos Islands, or email him at, or tel 001-649-331-4512..



Have questions about The Phoenix Newspaper Official Launch, Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation? Contact The Phoenix Newspaper

When & Where

Bethel Convention Centre
Kelvin Way
B70 7JW West Bromwich
United Kingdom

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (GMT)

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