SINGAPORE. Sunil Tuli, the Group CEO for King Power Group (Hong Kong), has underlined his commitment to cleft charity Smile Train, the beneficiary of The Moodie Davitt Report’s ‘Smile Raising’ Charity Dinner to be held on Saturday 6 May at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore.

Tuli, who has personally paid for a table* at the dinner, has just returned from a visit to B&B Hospital, a Smile Train partner in Kathmandu, Nepal. There he and his wife Shikha met Smile Train Area Director – South Asia Renu Mehta, together with the local medical team, patients and their parents.

“There is such great work being done here,” Tuli wrote in a subsequent note to Smile Train Senior Vice President, Community and Ambassador Development Troy Reinhart, who helped arrange the visit.

“Thanks very much to Renu who is so dedicated and passionate about Smile Train and of course the entire medical team at B&B. Such great people making so much of a difference to lives of little children. We were very impressed and looking forward to working together in our small way.”

Sunil Tuli, ‘Smile Maker’, pictured at the B&B Hospital in Kathmandu. Pictured below with members of the local medical team are Shikha Tuli (centre front in yellow) and Smile Train Area Director – South Asia Renu Mehta (centre, back row)

Industry support for the event is gathering strong momentum. Tax Free World Association (TFWA), which hosts TFWA Asia Pacific from 7-11 May in Singapore, has pledged to take two Platinum tables – a nice show of support from the leading industry association.

Others to order tables so far include Changi Airport Group, Duty Free Global, Edrington Group, Estée Lauder Travel Retail, One World Duty Free, Regent Asia Group, Valiram and Wonderful Pistachios. Part tables have been booked by Purple and Global Drinks with numerous individual places also reserved.

*Gold tables of ten are available for US$4,000 and Platinum tables of ten for US$7,500. Individual places can be booked for US$400 each and other special support and partnership packages are available. We also seek high-value prizes for the silent and live auctions. One leading sector retailer has donated two extraordinary prizes which will be the subject of a separate announcement.

For more details or to reserve a table or individual place, see the official Smile Raising Charity Dinner website or email Jeannie Wong at  or Vincci Chung at headed ‘Smile Raising’.

Some of the young patients whose lives (and those of their parents) have been transformed by Smile Train

This little infant’s life will be unimaginably easier thanks to the early cleft surgery that is about to take place

One of Singapore’s most renowned heritage buildings, Hotel Fort Canning bears a storied past that dates back to the early 20th century. Today, the hotel’s architecture continues to retain much of its colonial glamour, combining it with modern elements of the surrounding parklands.

The Smile Raising Charity Dinner event marks our 21st year in business and our fourth charity dinner to be held in Asia. Previous events in Hong Kong (2007 and 2012) and Singapore (2019) have raised almost US$1 million collectively for the nominated charities.

Smile Train has been among The Moodie Davitt Report’s preferred charities since 2007 when the Hong Kong gala dinner raised over US$300,000 for the cause.

Over the past 15 years, we have helped generate more than US$2.5 million for Smile Train through our own donations (including from The Virtual Travel Retail Expo and The Trinity Forum), charity dinners; the ‘Miles for Smiles’ fun runs in Dubai and around the world; and even a world-record, highest altitude rock gig at the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro called The Chasing Rainbows Tour.” ✈