Asia Society 2013 Awards Dinner

Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, 2 E. 61st St., New York City

Honorees | Remarks | Musical Performance | Tables and Tickets | Dinner Leadership

Reception 6:00 pm
Dinner 6:45 pm
Business Attire

Download the invitation (PDF)

Asia Society salutes exceptional business and cultural individuals and companies whose leadership and commitment have helped to improve lives and strengthen relations between the United States and Asia. We hope you will join us for this stellar evening.

To reserve Awards Dinner tables or tickets:
Download the RSVP form (PDF)
or call: 212-327-9335

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Accepted by Kees Kruythoff
President, Unilever North America

Our Global Citizenship Award will be presented to Unilever for its world-changing Sustainable Living Plan which provides improved health and nutrition to millions of people, reduces greenhouse gases, conserves water, reduces waste, and sources sustainable materials for all its products.

David Bonderman
Founder, TPG

Asia Society will present our Global Leadership Award to David Bonderman, Founding Partner of TPG, for his leadership in strengthening United States and Asian companies, and for his vision and early involvement with Myanmar. TPG’s Sustainability Program supports environmental, health, and safety practices throughout its global operations.

MTV World
Accepted by Nusrat Durrani
General Manager and Senior Vice President

MTV World, a division of Viacom Media Networks, will receive our Cultural Achievement Award as the first credible media platform for Asian pop music and culture in the United States. MTV World has championed hundreds of Asian artists, ideas, and causes to audiences around the world, creating a sense of global connection.


Special Address by
Stephen A. Schwarzman

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Blackstone
Trustee, Asia Society
on the landmark Schwarzman Scholars program at China's Tsinghua University



Asia Society Policy Institute Announcement by
Stephen Bird

Chief Executive Officer, Citi Asia Pacific




Musical Performance

Gods Robots

A unique and exciting Mumbai-San Francisco collaboration born via the Internet, Gods Robots is a truly global band seamlessly balancing the traditional sounds of India with the future sounds of electronic music.


Table and Ticket Pricing Levels & Benefits

CO-CHAIR at $50,000
• Table for 10 in the primary ring
• Special recognition from the podium, in press releases, printed materials,
   and on the Asia Society website
• Half-page acknowledgement in the dinner program
• Private reception and museum tour for 10

VICE-CHAIR at $25,000
• Table for 10 in premier location
• Recognition in printed materials and on AS website
• Quarter-page acknowledgement in the dinner program

BENEFACTOR at $15,000
• Table for 10 in prime location
• Recognition in printed materials and on AS website
• Acknowledgement in the dinner program

PATRON at $10,000
(Current Asia Society members only; limited availability)
• Table for 8 in preferred location
• Recognition in printed materials and on AS website

SUPPORTER at $5,000
• 4 preferred tickets for dinner
• Recognition in printed materials and on AS website

• 1 ticket for dinner
• Recognition in printed materials and on AS website

Dinner Leadership

Morningside Group/Ronnie C. Chan
Betsy and Ed Cohen/Arete
Henrietta and Richard Fore
Courtney Sale Ross
Lulu and Anthony Wang
Warburg Pincus

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Duke Energy
General Atlantic
John D. Rockefeller IV
Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman
Standard Chartered Bank
Tishman Speyer

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Maurice R. Greenberg
  Chairman, The Starr Foundation
Guy Carpenter & Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.
Victor and Tara Menezes

Eddie and Chinhui Allen/Eagle Global Advisors
The Cornell Family Foundation
Michelle and Sonny Kalsi/GreenOak Real Estate
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Gary Loveman and Caesars Entertainment
Mount Kellett Capital Management LP

Leon Black
Boston Celtics
Ernst & Young, LLP
Salvatore Ferragamo
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Locke Lord LLP
Susan E. Lynch
Neiman Marcus Group
The Honorable Warwick L. Smith AM
Ambassador Paul W. Speltz
Jack and Susy Wadsworth
John and Cynthia Whitehead

Labiba Ali/naarriibaarrii
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Matthew Bull
Richard Edelman
Carol Gluck
Barbara Ostrove Grodd
Bill Hedden
Mark Jie
Thomas S. Johnson
Megha and Sumeer Lal
Stella Li/BYD
Claudine Malone
Rob Martin/Jones Lang LaSalle
Thomas and Celeste McLain
Ambassador John Negroponte
Kate and Bob Niehaus
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.
Charles Rockefeller
Nick and Jeanne Rohatyn
Mrs. Arthur Ross
Angela Self
Ambassador Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Liangang Sun
Ben Tang
Jamie Williams
Tina Yuan

*List in formation


Previous Years

2012 New York Awards Dinner
2011 New York Awards Dinner
2010 New York Annual Dinner
2009 New York Annual Dinner
2008 New York Annual Dinner

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