SINGAPORE. Calling all wine companies. The Moodie Davitt Smile Raising Charity Dinner, to be held on Saturday 6 May in Singapore, seeks a CSR-minded wine company (or companies) to support the near sold-out event.

The dinner, to be held at Hotel Fort Canning, will raise funds and visibility for international cleft charity Smile Train.

The wine partner (red/white and Champagne/sparkling wine) will enjoy high-profile publicity before, during and after the glittering occasion. The event has drawn a stellar audience of 240 members from the travel retail community, including many leading retailers. Only a few places now remain.

“All proceeds from the evening go to Smile Train so we are very keen to find a partner that can help us with one of the key event costs, support an oustanding charity and gain some great visibility into the bargain,” said The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a Diamond Partner and exclusive vodka sponsor at the event, while  in an important travel retail industry event first, Lyre’s is sponsoring the non-alchohol drinks.

Founded in 2019 by Mark Livings and Carl Hartmann, Lyre’s offers a range of 18 non-alcoholic spirits, five ready to drink 250ml mixed cocktails, and Classico Grande 750ml, a non-alcoholic Italian- style sparkling.

Lyre’s sells an average of one bottle every 30 seconds in over 60 countries, allowing consumers to enjoy 90% of the world’s favourite cocktails in a non-alcoholic format

Staying with the wine theme, Lotte Duty Free, the Korean number one and world number two travel retailer has donated an extraordinary six-bottle collection of Château Margaux, the famous Bordeaux first growth and among the world’s greatest wine, for live auction at the dinner.

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’.

Vintage moments: Visitors to the Smile Raising Charity Dinner will have the opportunity to bid on six of the finest vintages in Château Margaux’s glittering history.

On location with Smile Train in the Philippines: Martin Moodie (second from left) and King Power Group Hong Kong CEO Sunil Tuli (second from right) recently visited the Smile Train unit at Philippine Band of Mercy in Quezon City, Metro Manila. They are pictured with (from left) Smile Train Philippines Program Director Felix Grimares Jr; Martin Moodie; Philippine Band of Mercy Medical Director Dr. Hector M. Santos Jr; and Smile Train Communications Manager for Southeast Asia Vaninna Davidon

Beautiful baby Emilio, a lovely testament to Smile Train’s work, with his mother Cheres, Sunil Tuli and Martin Moodie

About The Smile Raising Charity Dinner

The Smile Raising Charity Dinner at Singapore’s Hotel Fort Canning 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. ✈