Scottish born American financial journalist and author Bertie Charles Forbes, and his associate Walter Drey, the general manager of the Magazine of Wall Street, set upForbes magazine on September 15, 1917. To herald the 99th anniversary of the most powerful business magazine, September 1 2016 Forbes Indonesia throw an Annual Private Dinner, “Celebrating 99 Years of Forbes” at The Nusantara Room, The Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta. Hosting the very exclusive event to honour the rare individuals gracing the magazine’s cover over the past six years and a select group of VVIPs are Prof. Dr. Dato Sri Tahir MBA, Chairman of Mayapada Group and Maria Lukito, Vice President Commissioner of Forbes Indonesia. An inspiring speech by guest of honour Steve Forbes who flew all the way from Jersey City, New Jersey, specially for this event guides the exclusive crowds to a lavish banquet of Lemongrass Cured Salmon, Warm Onion Consommé, Angus Beef Tenderloin, and Dulcey Chocolate Mousse. A harp and piano duet enliven the black-tie happening with a potpourri of melodious evergreens.
Photo by Irwan Kurnia