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2016 Blue Cloud Gala
90th Anniversary Gala
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York City
6:30 p.m. ~ Reception
7:30 p.m. ~ Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate China Institute’s 90th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The Gala will take place at the former Cunard Building at 25 Broadway; its stunning landmarked interior will provide the perfect backdrop for this festive occasion. With Co-Chairs Yue-Sai Kan and Sophia Sheng at the helm, this promises to be a very special evening.
This year we will honor three distinguished Award Recipients:
was named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in February 2015, where he oversees the Company’s iconic travel and leisure businesses. With six resort destinations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular ownership program and an award-winning guided family adventure business, Mr. Chapek leads a global team of more than 130,000 Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers.
Richard L. Gelfond
has been sole Chief Executive Officer of the IMAX Corporation since April 2009 and has been a director since March 1994. Since May 2015, Mr. Gelfond has been the Chairman of IMAX’s subsidiary, IMAX China Holding, Inc. Mr. Gelfond travels all over the world introducing audiences to the IMAX® experience.
is the Chinese Haute Couture Designer whose designs were prominently featured in China: Through the Looking Glass: the best-attended exhibition in the history of The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Images of Rihanna wearing Pei’s show-stopping canary-yellow gown to The Met’s Gala made a worldwide splash.