2015 Annual Gala


Asia Society Southern California's
2015 Annual Gala Dinner
June 20, 2015

Please join us for an evening in support of Asia Society and our innovative programs.


I-Fei Chang, CEO and President, Greenland USA

I-Fei Chang is CEO and President of Greenland USA, overseeing $6 billion in U.S. real estate projects. She was born in Taiwan, received Masters degrees in architecture and environmental design from Yale and has two decades of experience in international real estate development. In 2013, Ms. Chang joined Shanghai-based Greenland to guide the company’s growth strategy in the U.S. She has brought passion and speed to previously stalled projects in Los Angeles and New York.


Kishore Lulla, Group Executive Chairman, Eros International

Kishore Lulla is Group Executive Chairman of Eros International, the leading distributor of Indian films worldwide. He has more than 30 years experience in the media and film industry, and under his leadership, Eros has taken Bollywood global, to the U.K., U.S., Europe, Middle East and Australia, among other markets. Today, Eros co-produces and acquires films in addition to distributing them, offers an on-demand service and is expanding operations in Los Angeles.


Henry Nguyen, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam

Henry (Hoang) Nguyen is Managing General Partner of IDG Ventures Vietnam and is a pioneering venture capitalist in the country of his birth. He is also principal owner of the Los Angeles Football Club, a new Major League Soccer team that will debut in 2017. Mr. Nguyen studied Classics at Harvard and received his MD and MBA degrees from Northwestern. He is a member of the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum and is an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader.


Hong Kong actress Celina Jade is most recognizable in the West for her role as Shado, Oliver Queen's love interest and martial arts teacher in the CW's hit series ARROW through seasons 1 - 3. Celina began her entertainment career when she won an Asia-wide singing competition at age 14. This led to a record deal with Japanese producer, Tetsuya Komuro under (Rojam) Sony Japan. In 2000, she performed at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan for the World Leaders, and had her first No. 1 hit "Kwong Ying Zi Gan" in Taiwan.



The evening will feature a performance by the award winning YSY Dancers. Established in 2012, the YSY Dancers troupe pursues the synthesis of Chinese folk and western modern dance, and enriches traditional dance with modern vitality. The group is devoted to the performance, creativity and promotion of dance, including increasing awareness and appreciation of Asian arts and culture. More information. 

We will also feature a performance by Karmagraphy. In a mission to integrate cultures through dance, music, art, acrobatics, and Karmagraphy turns your dreams into reality. Karmagrphy entertainers come from all over the world and their expertise in a plethora of styles make for a world class performance. More information. 




June 20, 2015

6:00pm Reception
7:30pm Dinner

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Parking: $12 self and $20 valet

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Cocktail/national Attire


$400 ASSC Member
$500 General

Online sales have closed.  To purchase tickets, please call 213.788.4712


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Please contact Barbara Remedios at Bremedios@asiasociety.org or at 213.788.4711


Special thanks to our 2015 Annual Dinner sponsors!








Allison & Larry Berg and Allison and Bennett Rosenthal




China Enterprise Council


DLA Piper

Douglas Elliman

Ernst & Young LLP


Greenland USA


JAKKS Pacific


Celeste Pinto Mclain and Thomas E. McLain

MUFG Union Bank & Panda Restaurant Group

Karen and Eric Schiffer

Brian and Laurey Treiger

USC Marshall IBEAR MBA Program

Event Details

Sat 20 Jun 2015
6 - 9 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
$400 Asia Society Member, $500 General Registration
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