2022 Annual GalaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Join us on Sunday, May 22 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles for Asia Society Southern California’s Annual Gala. After two years of virtual celebrations, gather with us in person once again for a festive evening honoring leaders across a variety of fields.
Our honorees are leading the way in cultivating cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through their achievements in business, sports, technology, and women’s empowerment. We’re delighted to recognize freeskiing prodigy Eileen Gu for inspiring young people across the globe; snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim for her impact on and off the halfpipe; President of BYD North America Stella Li for leading the way in green energy vehicles and creating jobs here in Southern California; Takeshi Niinami for his sustainability-focused leadership of Japan’s iconic Suntory brand; and the creative talent behind "Pachinko", the landmark new series adapted from Min Jin Lee's bestseller.
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Eileen Gu, "Global Ambassador"
Freeskier, Model and two-time Olympic gold medalist
Chloe Kim, "Sports Visionary"
Snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist
Stella Li, "Asian Women Empowered Visionary"
President, BYD Motors LLC
Takeshi Niinami, "Business Visionary"
President and CEO, Suntory Holdings
Pachinko, "Cultural Visionaries"
The creative talent behind the acclaimed Apple Original series
5th District Supervisor, Los Angeles County
Founding Chair, U.S.-Japan Council
Journalist, Television Host and Author
Gene T. Sykes
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja
To purchase tables or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Li Huang, Program Director, at LHuang@asiasociety.org
The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049