British Polo Day Singapore Champions British Brands on Saturday, 5 th November 2016
Global Presenting Partner RJI Capital and global partners bring together the best of British brand heritage and craft
17 th October 2016 – After celebrating the 52 nd event, the momentum picks up as British Polo Day heads to Singapore. The event marks the fifth British Polo Day to take place in Singapore and proudly presents an unprecedented celebration of over 20 leading brands celebrating British heritage and craft. British Polo Day proves to be a powerful stage from which Britain can demonstrate its strong relationship with Singapore as a unique business platform.
On Saturday, 5 th November, the British Polo Day Global Series – presented by RJI Capital – returns to the distinguished Singapore Polo Club.
Both Britain and Singapore have a mutual appreciation for their respective legacies of tradition and heritage. British Polo Day brings over 2,500 years of British heritage with its partners, such as Harrods, Bentley Motors, Royal Salute, Justerini & Brooks and more.
Commenting on British Polo Day Singapore, CEO Edward Olver shared: “Singapore and Britain have long enjoyed close economic ties as important business partners. As the only global network of its kind, we are in a unique position to enable our partners to realise unparalleled opportunities with our extraordinary community, for amplification, commercial objectives and activation which our platform provides. Singapore’s emergence as a powerful and dominant economic hub in South East Asia where many business headquarters are based is a perfect location for the British Polo Day proposition.”
The perfect accompaniment to the prestigious Singapore Polo Club, Asia’s oldest polo club, British Polo Day Singapore partners with Mandarin Oriental, an established leader in luxury hospitality. Guests will be immersed in impeccable service inspired by the brand’s Asian roots during the event.
Last year’s VIP guests included Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, Iqbal Jumabhoy, Ameerali Jumabhoy, Vinod Kumar, Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13 th Duke of Argyll and Jo Flint. This year the presenting partner, RJI Capital is making an impressive addition to the guest list – Keith Bristow, the former head of the UK’s National Crime Agency and a Senior Advisor to Arcanum, RJI Capital’s sister company. With RSVPs streaming in, British Polo Day Singapore welcomes back the resident Harrods Green Man whom has become a celebrated fixture at the event.
The line-up for British Polo Day Singapore will proceed according to the following itinerary:
12.00pm Champagne Taittinger Reception
12.30pm Brompton Bicycle Polo
1.00pm Mandarin Oriental Authored Lunch
2.00pm The Royal Salute Quaich Ceremony
3.00pm British Schools vs. Singapore Polo Club I
4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.15pm Rest of the World vs. Singapore Polo Club II
The day will begin with guests being chauffeured from the Mandarin Oriental to Singapore Polo Club in a range of Bentley Motors, the ultimate experience of performance and luxury. They are then to be welcomed by the Champagne Taittinger Reception and the visual feast of Ethan K’s beautifully bespoke crafted handbags.
During a delicious meal, authored by the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, guests will watch the ‘live entertainment’ of the Brompton Bicycle Polo teams assembling their bikes for a comical competition.
A traditional Quaich experience with Royal Salute 21 Year old whisky introduced by Torquhil Ian Campbell, The 13th Duke of Argyll will then toast the action of a fast-paced demonstration of exhilarating polo.
Following the lunch and ceremony, the ponies will be brought onto the pitch for the Official Opening Ceremony led by the impressive Bentley Bentaygas and closely followed by the RJI Capital British Exiles team and the Royal Salute Singapore Polo Club I team. These two teams will play against each other in their bid for the RJI Capital Plate.
An afternoon tea will provide a welcome break on the terrace of the Singapore Polo Club, providing the perfect elevated view to watch the final match of the day where the Mandarin Oriental Rest of the World team will be up against the Bentley Singapore Polo Club II team for the prized Bentley Cup.Worthy players and delighted guests will come together and raise their glasses
to the day’s winning polo teams collecting their trophies during the Prize Giving Ceremony.
For further information, please visit www.britishpoloday.com.
British Polo Day Singapore is in partnership with RJI Capital, Harrods, Royal Salute, Bentley Motors, Charles Russell Speechley’s, Yachting Partners International, Luxaviation, British Silverware, Justerini & Brooks, Charles McDowell Properties, Clinova, Randle Siddeley, Nyetimber, True Luxury Travel, Emsworth Consulting, Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez, Fairmont Monte Carlo, Chase, Taylor Morris, D.R. Harris, Floris, Cassabo, Brompton Bicycles, Barnard & Westwood Stationary
About RJI Capital
RJI Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, Limited, an investment holding company with investments in energy and natural resources, aerospace and defence, real estate, and technology. RJI Capital is a strategic advisory and merchant banking firm with a premium track record in new market entry and international transactions, having closed deals totaling billions in value. RJI’s industry-leading services and expertise are delivered from its office headquarters in London, and its offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C. RJI Capital’s sister company, Arcanum, is a global intelligence company that provides services to sovereign governments, large multinational corporations and financial institutions, to help address some of their most pressing challenges and complex strategic issues.
TRUE LUXURY TRAVEL
True Luxury Travel is the official travel partner of British Polo Day. Their expertise and exceptional service allows guests the opportunity to expand their experience in host countries and travel with ease.
About British Polo Day
British Polo Days are a celebration of craft and heritage in a polo events network that spans the World. British Polo Days have become an unparalleled platform for elite engagement and business in emerging and growth markets.
Having held over 51 events in 15 countries since 2009, the British Polo Day Global Series has grown to encapsulate 10 annual events, spanning Abu Dhabi, Australia, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Sumba Island (Indonesia), Thailand and the US.
The success of the British Polo Days has been largely down to word-of-mouth endorsement from many guests and supporters including key figures in government, the aristocracy, diplomats, military, fashion, art and popular culture. In addition, British Polo Days have hosted members of 12 royal families, 100 independent billionaires and leaders in world innovation including Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk among others. Over 20,000 guests have enjoyed British Polo Days since inception.
The British Polo Day team is also very proud of its philanthropic efforts. In countries all over the world, polo has a long history of raising significant funding for worthy causes. Wherever possible, British Polo Day is entirely committed to bringing to bear the full weight of its partners, network and creative talent to this end. In 2015, the cumulative running total of amounts raised for good causes broke through the US$1.5m threshold and keeps on rising.
The British Polo Day team continues to thrive within the British and international craft sector, as they have become a trusted source for purchasing decisions by international elites. British Polo Days have become an irresistible means for the top polo teams and players to come together for competition globally. Additionally, British Polo Day will continue to innovate and pioneer
unique platforms for craft and polo associated brands. The recognition of the establishment of the British Polo Day Brand was evident in June 2013 when the UK Intellectual Property Office registered British Polo Day as a trademark.
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