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2017 Blue Cloud Gala
2017 Blue Cloud Gala
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York City
6:30 p.m. ~ Reception
7:30 p.m. ~ Dinner and Awards Ceremony
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Join us as we celebrate China Institute’s annual Blue Cloud Gala on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. 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.
This year we will honor four distinguished Award Recipients:
Ronald O. Perelman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a company with interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies. MacAndrews & Forbes’ businesses span a wide range of industries, from global leaders in cosmetics and digital entertainment to biotechnology and military equipment. Over the past four decades, Mr. Perelman has become known as an accomplished industrialist and generous philanthropist. He is recognized as an innovative leader and a major supporter of many of the United States’ most prominent cultural, educational and medical institutions.
Vera Wang has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the Vera Wang aesthetic. Vera Wang, a native New Yorker, understands women who embrace fashion. By age 23, Vera was the youngest ever Vogue fashion editor and stylist where she remained for 16 years before moving to Ralph Lauren as a design director. In 1990, Vera Wang opened her first flagship store on Manhattan’s famed Madison Avenue, introducing fashion to the bridal industry with revolutionary designs and refined detailing. Since then she has expanded her collections to include ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, flowers, china and crystal, silver and gifts, bedding, fine papers and her first book, Vera Wang On Weddings.
Ning Yuan, chairman and president of China Construction America (CCA), CSCEC’s largest overseas subsidiary, is a veteran in international construction and investment. Under his leadership, CCA has successfully transformed from a small local contractor to a respected multinational company in the Americas. With more than 98% of its employees hired locally, CCA has maintained an average annual growth rate of over 55% in the past decade. Served as the 3rd and 4th chairman of China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC), Mr. Yuan is an adamant supporter of a healthy and comprehensive China-US relationship, making significant contributions to bilateral economic exchanges.
Robert Xiao is the CEO of Perfect World Co., Ltd. Perfect World is a China-based video game company specializing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games. The company aims to develop and market games with Chinese characteristics. Already well known in China, Perfect World has become more influential in the U.S. after its initial public offering on the Nasdaq in 2007.