AIDS SOLIDARITY GALA 2013
hosted by UNAIDS and AIDS LIFE – presented by Chopard
In the run-up to the opening ceremony of the Life Ball 2013, AIDS LIFE – together with UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS – invited to the AIDS Solidarity Gala in the Vienna Hofburg. The gala evening under the patronage of Federal President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, and the auspices of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of the Italian VOGUE, was dedicated to the global vision of UNAIDS: “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Famous representatives of the most important organizations came together to build an impressive international platform: Thus, President Bill Clinton, as a representative of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, as well as Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, attended the event.
Co-host UNAIDS was represented by its deputy executive director Luiz Loures and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a very well-known Indian model an actress. As UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan particularily fights against new HIV infections in children and advocates mothers’ health.
The presenting partner of the charity gala was Chopard. The world-famous manufacturer of watches and jewelry has always embraced the good cause in areas like culture, medicine and ecology and also sponsors various charities for the benefit of people living with HIV or AIDS.
A cocktail reception at the Schweizerhof of the Vienna Hofburg was followed by a gala dinner by Gerstner in the ceremony hall. For not only culinarily pleasing the guests during the dinner, Roberto Cavalli, with its label Roberto Cavalli Home, designed a sophisticated table setting. The Italian opera singer Ildebrando D’Arcangelo with piano accompaniment by Maestro Omer Meir Wellber guaranteed high-quality entertainment during the evening as well as the Electronic-Soul-Duo Quadron.Presenter of the Gala was Konstanze Breitebner.
Like every year, selected items and unique objects were auctioned during a live auction – the proceedings of the auction became part of the net proceedings of the Life Ball 2013.
AIDS SOLIDARITY GALA 2014
Saturday, 31 May 2014
05:00 pm Cocktail Reception
06:00 pm Gala Dinner with auction and entertainment
09:30 pm Life Ball Opening Ceremony at Vienna City Hall Square
11:30 pm Life Ball inside Vienna City Hall
• Cocktail Reception
• Exquisite Gala Dinner
• VIP seating for the Opening Ceremony of Life Ball 2014
• VIP area in the Vienna City Hall during the entire Life Ball 2014
SEAT AND TABLE SALES
(You could make reservations per seat or for a table seating 10 persons)
Per person: EUR 2,500
Complete table booking: EUR 20,000
For all countries of the European Union – outside Austria – applies: according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) the deductibility of your participation at the AIDS Solidarity Gala 2014 as donation depends on the respective national law. We recommend to consult a national tax advisor.
Mag. Magdalena Schuster
Tel: +43-1-595 5600 – 24