ATP hosts Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Gold Dinner

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 12 June, 2014

Sydney society turned out to Australian Technology Park (ATP) for a night of opulence last week at the 17th annual Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Gold dinner. 

ATP proudly hosted and supported the black tie event which raised over $1 million for research into rare childhood diseases for the Foundation.


The Park’s Exhibition Hall was transformed into an aristocratic Louie Vuitton mansion with drapes and partitions depicting a lavish Victorian portrait gallery, over a dozen chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and unique ice flower sculptures placed on every table. Persian rugs adorned the concrete floor to complete the look produced by Tony Assness and his team.


“This was a truly an amazing event that ATP was thrilled to contribute to. Not only did it raise vital funds for such an important Sydney institution, it’s also one of the most anticipated events on the Sydney social calendar,” said ATP’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Ruby Chronis.

“Walking into the Exhibition Hall and seeing it transformed into a French mansion was just phenomenal, especially since 24 hours later the Finders Keepers Markets was held in the same venue. It provided the perfect backdrop for such an event and displayed how versatile the space is.”


The night started out with canapés and flowing champagne in the ‘smoky parlour’ until an embossed curtain parted to reveal an extravagant dining room where guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal prepared by Aria Catering.

Throughout the night guests were treated to an opera performance, took part in live and silent auctions and listened to the story of two resilient and loving parents raising a daughter with a number of rare illnesses.

“As always these events are the result of the hard work and creativity of many businesses. Grandiflora created the ice sculptures and Oxford Printing designed the wonderful drapes. Other suppliers included Chandeliers To Die For, Hutchings Pianos, Oxford Printing, PRG lighting and off course the fabulous producer and team,” said Ms Chronis.

Source: Australian Technology Park