Corporate Membership

Asia Society is pleased to partner with companies and organizations with corporate interest that are true stakeholders in the success and prosperity of Asia, seeking to highlight and align their brands with Asia Society’s mission, and provide a unique and meaningful outlet for education and leadership for their employees and executives.

Asia Society corporate members have the opportunity to engage in the following key ways:

Asia’s Society’s 2019 Diversity and Marketing Leadership Summit hosted by Bloomberg L.P.
Asia’s Society’s Diversity and Marketing Leadership Summit hosted by Bloomberg L.P. Pictured from left to right: Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg L.P., Akash Shah, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Strategy, BNY Mellon; Angela Koch, Senior Vice President, Marketing Leader; Asian Professional Engagement Network + Leader, Synchrony, Raj Kohli, Vice President, Global Personal Care, Global Home Care & Technology Strategy, Colgate-Palmolive Company; Leland T. Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer, Chevron. (Shahar Azran Photography)

Employee Engagement and Education Through Incredible Content

Employees of our corporate members receive discounted tickets to all of our public programs, and they receive frequent invitations to special events, including our Salon Discussion Dinners that often occur after our public programs. Our public programs offer employees the chance to hear directly from Asian government leaders, business executives, and other thought influencers who are experts in the field of Asia.

In addition, employees of our corporate members receive free admission to the Asia Society Museum, which features several exhibitions each year of Asian contemporary and traditional art, and discounted tickets for our music and dance performances, films, and author programs that spotlight incredible talent from and issues in Asia.

Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga at Asia Society New York
Asia Society Policy Institute Task Force India-APEC Initiative announcement with Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard and Kevin Rudd, President of Asia Society Policy Institute. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

Leadership Opportunities

Executives from Asia Society’s corporate members at the Corporate Partner level are invited to join the Asia Society Business Council, where they will have the opportunity to engage with peers and potential clients, sharing their companies' thought leadership on issues that the Business Council addresses. Corporate Partners also receive a seat on our Asia Society Global Talent and Diversity Council, providing the opportunity to engage on human capital issues related to the effective management of Asian Pacific American and Asia talent.

In 2017, Asia Society launched an Emerging Leaders Program, which provides unique and impactful learning sessions for high potential young professionals who wish to increase their "East-West intelligence," as well as provide meaningful networking opportunities with similarly-minded young professionals based in New York. Asia Society Corporate Partners are invited to nominate up to two rising leaders within their companies to participate. 

Additionally, our Corporate Partners are welcome to work with Asia Society on programs that highlight issues of interest to them, and are invited to feature their executives as panelists or other participants in our public programs.

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran and H.E. Hamdullah Mohib
United Nations General Assembly at Asia Society: Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of Asia Society in conversation with Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan National Security Advisor. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Access to Experts and Networking

Asia Society corporate members will have engagement opportunities at our events with Asia Society experts and leadership, including a group of Trustees who represent some of the most connected and engaged business, cultural, philanthropic, and civil society-connected men and women globally. Asia Society events also provide meaningful and diverse networking opportunities for our corporate members, whether with peers or potential clients. Corporate Partners and Global Corporate Leaders are also welcome to invite Asia Society leadership to speak at their own corporate events.

Audience members at Asia Society New York during an event on the Belt and Road Initiative
Navigating the Belt and Road Initiative: A Discussion and Forum at Asia Society. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Right of First Refusal on Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate members receive the first option of sponsoring Asia Society programs and events, from the entire series of our “Asia Briefing” and “Asia Connect” efforts, to our monthly First Friday celebrations that invite hundreds of community members into Asia Society to enjoy museum exhibitions, entertainment, and food and drink specials.

Meet the Asia Game Changers 2018
Asia Game Changer Awards honorees share their experiences and accomplishments during an afternoon panel discussion and meet and greet with the public at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Brand Awareness

As a corporate member, your company name and logo will be visible on the website and through numerous printed publications.

Leo Bar at Asia Society New York
Guests socialize at an Asia Society First Friday Leo Bar. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Hospitality Benefits

Asia Society corporate member employees are all invited to enjoy 10-percent off of their purchases at the Asia Society Garden Court Café and AsiaStore in-store purchases. Additionally, corporate members are able to receive 25-percent off of any Asia Society space rentals for private corporate events (space availability permitting).

We are delighted to welcome new Corporate Partners to Asia Society. For more information on becoming a corporate member, please contact Chris Belisle, Executive Director of Corporate Relations, at or by phone at 212.327.9375.

Corporate Partners