One Monocle Plans & Manages Successful South Africa Ball 2018

On October 6th, 2018 the South Africa Ball was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. X2 Group’s event management company, One Monocle was contacted to plan and manage the event at short notice, and created an event that has received high praise. Also in the run up tot he event, One Monocle was responsible for event PR & marketing, plus the search for sponsors to support the fundraising for two charities.

One Monocle was contacted about six weeks out from the event date and asked to organize and plan the event. Within that time One Monocle conceptualized, sourced decorations and other visuals, organized menus, and developed a schedule of events for the evening.

As is the aim with all that One Monocle does, is to make the night unforgettable and continue to raise the bar to redefine what a high quality event is in Bangkok, Thailand.

The evening opened up with a splendid reception area with a balloon gate entrance, Beautiful flowers arrangements, staff with welcome drinks at the ready, and elegant cocktail tables . The main highlight of the reception area was a “Wish Tree”. The Wish Tree was created to support 2 charity organisations: The Rice Seeds Child Programme and The HESC Rhino Orphanage.

The night featured a welcome by Ragil Ratnam, the Chairman of the South Africa – Thailand Chamber of Commerce, and a speech about Nelson Mandela and how South Africa has changed over the past 20 years from someone who knew Nelson Mandela personally, the South Africa Ambassador to Thailand, Geoff Doidge.

This year’s South Africa Ball also featured a musical performance by South African musical duo Qadasi & Maq. The pair create music that is a mix of traditional Zulu sounds and modern strings and lyrics incorporating two languages.

We wanted to create a feeling of South Africa and gather the great community together! And step away from the boring conception of gala dinners and charity events to make it unique and enjoyable! – says Kristina Terekhova, Event, PR & Marketing Manager of One Monocle

To conclude the might, many guests gathered around a TV in the reception area to watch the South Africa v. New Zealand rugby match. Unfortunately, the night ended as a loss for the South Africans.

Despite the slight damper of a rugby loss, the event was applauded and One Monocle received many messages of praise when everyone was back one their feet after a day of recovery. We received special recognition from the South African Ambassador about the night’s ambiance,”…what a complete transformation… It reflected South Africa from the entrance and through to the completely unrecognisable ballroom.”

One Monocle would like to thank the South Africa – Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Jabulani for the opportunity to plan the South Africa Ball 2018.

One Monocle also expresses their appreciation to the Rice Seeds children who wholeheartedly sung the “Royal Thai Anthem” to open the event.

Finally, One Monocle thanks the ambassadors of South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand, and Peru for spending their evening at the South Africa Ball 2018.

X2 Cold Chain & Asia Cold Chain Show

X2 Cold Chain Partners with Asia Cold Chain Show 2018

Our X2 Cold Chain network is partnering with the upcoming Asia Cold Chain Show to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 28-30 2018.

The Asia Cold Chain Show is a 3 day event that hosts companies connected to agriculture, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, retail, chemical, and many other industry sectors that rely on cold storage, material handling, and temperature-controlled logistics.

This is the event’s 4th year in Bangkok and the Asia Cold Chain Show continues to attract decision makers from logistics companies, retailers, and equipment suppliers.

The X2 Team will not only be supporting the event as we have done in the past, but will also be attending to view industry developments firsthand and utilize that experience to identify unique programs or items of interest that could prove valuable to X2 Cold Chain member business development.

This year’s event is anticipated to be the biggest yet and will likely yield even greater opportunities for attendees.

Industry professionals wishing to attend can find more information and register at


X2 Group’s X2 Logistics Networks Announces X2 Annual Conference Dates & Location

The X2 Group offices are abuzz with anticipation because the 6th Annual X2 Conference 2019 has been announced. It’s going to be the most complex and far reaching we event that has been done by a logistics network. Despite the fact that it’s July and the event is in February the X2 Team is excited and already eager to get conference preparations underway. Likewise we hope all of the X2 Logistics Networks members are happy to hear the news after weeks, maybe even months of waiting.

What can you expect at the next X2 Annual Conference? You can certainly expect the always present X2 Conference events such as the Gala Dinner and the popular X2 World Cup. We’re mixing it up a bit with combination Cocktail Reception/Pool Side Meet & Greet for a little change.

One thing that you’ll need to check out, because it is held in conjunction with the 6th Annual X2 Conference, is the Cargo Weekend. The Cargo Weekend was inspired by last year’s Mad Hatter’s Garden Party and the storied Club X2 that was held after the Gala Dinner.

Browse the site and see all of what X2 has to offer its event delegates and guests. Also, when you’re ready don’t forget to book through the X2 Concierge. Let the X2 Concierge do the work for you!