Thursday, April 27, 2000

Happy New Year

Pink, turquoise, yellow and green. These were the colors of part of the stunning costumes four women wore in a celebratory dance for the Thai New Year. Held in UBS's stunning space in the SwissTower on April 27th, about 50 private and corporate clients, guests and friends were honored to partake in this special evening. UBS is a global integrated financial services group and the leading bank in Switzerland with offices around the world. Their private chef in New York is Thai, thus prompting the four-course extravaganza complete with a ceremonial dance between each course. Duck, papaya, shrimp and chicken were the headliners for the various dishes and the conversations were as equally varied. I was seated at the table with my host, Markus Willi, executive director of UBS and his wife Margot, Robert LoCascio, president and CEO of LivePerson and Christopher McQuilkin, president and CEO of National Discount Brokers and his wife. I also got to meet Titus Weinheimer of Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Rolf Dobelli (COO, Partner) and Dr. Stephen Hostettler (Founder & Chairman) of It was such a lovely dinner such in a lovely setting, we're now planning a future Courtney event there (hmmmm, maybe we'll launch our breakfast series there…)