Gala of the Five Senses 2019

With much pleasure the Board of Trustees invites you and your guests for a very special Gala Evening on Monday, December 9, 2019 to celebrate the past and future of the Grandhouse International Club.

The venue is the Zrínyi Passage and Andrássy Room at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The program is as follows:

6.30 pm – 7.15 pm: registration, purchase of tombola/raffles tickets and a welcome champagne in the Zrínyi Passage.

7.15 pm – 7.30 pm: finding your seat “with the help of nose and eyes”

7.30 pm - 11.00 pm: Gala Dinner in the Andrássy Room. During which:

  • Presentation by Dr Haroon Sheikh, an advisor to the Dutch Government on geo-political affairs. The title of his subject is: „Clash of the Cycles – a framework for global change”.
  • A short flute recital by Zsuzsanna Virág Csabaywith works from Telemann and Piazzolla

11.00 pm - 11.30 pm: coffee/tea and drawing of the Tombola/Raffles prize for the winning table of the “Five Senses Contest”

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest - Széchenyi István tér 5-6; 1051 Budapest

Dress Code: smart and elegant. Let our own and our senses enjoy it.

Cost: individual tickets: HUF 25.000 p.p. Table for eight persons: HUF 176.000 (HUF 22.000 p.p.)

Payments: by bank transfer before December 1, 2019. Bank account of Grandhouse International Club at KDB Bank, acc. no.: 13597539-12302010-00059812, under reference of “Your name – Year-End Celebration”. If transfers made from abroad: IBAN – HU6213597539-12302010-00059812 (Swift Code or BIC: KODBHUHB).

Registration: before November 28 by e-mail to Albert Royaards – Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. Please keep in mind that we have only 88 seats and therefore early registration is much recommended.

Cancellations: cancellations accepted until evening of November 28, 2019. However, if cancellations are made after
November 28, payments for Gala event need to be made in full.

Brief background information of our speaker, Dr. Haroon Sheikh

Haroon Sheikh is senior scientist at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy, where he currently works on AI and changing international relations. He also teaches philosophy at VU University in Amsterdam. Sheikh studied philosophy, public administration and political science in Leiden and Oxford. He wrote his PhD in philosophy on the influence of tradition on modern societies under supervision of the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.

A commercial version of the book has been published entitled Embedding Technopolis. In Dutch he has written two
books on geopolitics and what he calls hydropolitics. Sheikh worked as senior strategist at investment firms Cyrte and Dasym and founded the private Amsterdam-based institution Freedomlab Thinktank.

Sheikh is a regular contributor to the main Dutch newspapers NRC Handelsblad and Het Financieele Dagblad. His work has been featured in The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs.