Bangkok, March 14, 2016 – The inaugural Prestige Tastemakers Ball held on Friday, March 11 at the Astor Ballroom of The St. Regis Bangkok saw nine “Tastemakers” being awarded for their exceptional and extraordinary contributions towards shaping different spheres of Thailand’s socio-economic landscape.

The black-tie gala event, attended by around 180 guests, had a glamorous 1950s theme with free-flowing Champagne, while award winners included Supaluck Umpujh, chairwoman of The Mall Group, celebrity chef Ian Kittichai, fashion designer Prae Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhya, Kris Narongdej, chairman of KPN Group Corporation, Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi from The Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation, and photographer Visarute Angkatavanich, whose collaboration with Apple has brought him global fame – amongst others.

Said Waraporn Siriboonma, Managing Director of Prestige magazine’s publisher Burda (Thailand): “As an arbiter of style and substance, Prestige has earned a reputation for meaningful, curated content that at once engages and inspires. We are at the forefront of new developments in the various luxury lifestyle sectors, and our inaugural Prestige Tastemakers Ball provided an ideal opportunity to pay tribute to nine individuals who have made Thailand proud in each of their respective fields.”

The various winners of Prestige Tastemaker Awards and categories are as follows:

Category: Visionary – Presented by The St. Regis Bangkok
Supaluck Umpujh, The Mall Group

Category: Leadership – Presented by Maserati
Kris Narongdej, KPN Group Corporation

Category: Arts & Culture – Presented by Bulgari
Visarute Angkatavanich

Category: Design & Innovation – Presented by Porsche Design
Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu, Renewable Power Asia

Category: Digital & Technology – Presented by Burda Thailand
Paul, Tom and John Srivorakul, aCommerce & Ardent Capital

Category: New Generation Entrepreneur – Presented by Color Glo
Vittavat Phonphaisarn, Heritage Group

Category: Philanthropy – Presented by Thai Airways
Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, The Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation

Category: Style – Presented by NARS
Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhya (Vatanika)

Category: Gastronomy – Presented by Caviar House
Chef Ian Kittichai

Prestige is Thailand’s leading monthly English language luxury lifestyle magazine, with editions also published in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan. It is part of Hubert Burda Media that operates a portfolio of 500 media products in 19 countries.

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The 2016 Prestige Tastemaker Awards were presented to (from left to right): Visarute Angkatavanich, Vittavat Phonphaisarn, Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhya, Korn Narongdej (on behalf of Kris Narongdej), M.L. Radeethep Buranasiri (on behalf of Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi), François Oosthuizen (Managing Editor, Prestige Thailand), Waraporn Siriboonma (Managing Director, Burda Thailand), Supaluck Umpujh, Felicia Moursalien (on behalf of Paul, Tom and John Srivorakul), Sarah Chang (on behalf of Chef Ian Kittichai) and Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu.

For more information, please contact:

Suwat Wuthichairattanaporn
suwat.w@burda.co.th
Tel: +66 (0)2 676 8999 Ext 202