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Gala Dinner & Awards

Day 2, May 18, 2023 | 6PM –10PM | Mandarin Oriental, New York City | Dress Code: Black Tie

This year's gala will feature a glamorous night of entertainment, conversation, and celebration of amazing women in the U.S.-China space. Join us at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in NYC to celebrate our honorees and the blossoming of diverse opportunities for engagement. Dress code is black tie.

In between inspiring speeches by our wonderful honorees, bid on an array of absolutely fabulous live auction prizes. End the night with top-class entertainment by renowned Carnegie Hall musicians.

Coming in from out of town? Gala guests can receive an exclusive 60% discount to stay at the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel from May 17 to May 22. After your ticket purchase, you will receive details on hotel booking.

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Cocktails & Networking

6:00 PM

Doors open to the luxury cocktail area of the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, where you will get the chance to meet and mingle with the other illustrious guests for the night.

Get your photo taken, grab a delicious drink from the bar and enjoy a spot of conversation with your fellow guests.

Preparing Cocktails

Welcome from

The China Project

7:00 PM

We welcome all our viewers to the dinner with opening remarks by Founder and Chair Anla Cheng, CEO Bob Guterma, and Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Goldkorn.

In these unprecedented times, The China Project continues to provide audiences around the world with an accurate, comprehensive, and contextual understanding of China.

Meet our Honorees

8:50 PM

Award Ceremony

The Women's Gala Auction


Indulge in an array of amazing prizes available for bidding at our upcoming gala.

These coveted high-ticket items include:

Fireside Chat
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9:00 PM

Join us in a musical celebration to end out the evening with musicians that have performed at Carnegie Hall.


Fang Tao Jiang, Renowned Soprano Singer

Qianci Liu, Renowned Concert Cellist


General Ticket - $1000

VIP Ticket - $1500

General TABLE - $10,000

This is a table of 10 tickets for colleagues and friends to be seated together at the gala dinner.

VIP TABLE - $15,000

This is a VIP table of 10 tickets for friends and colleagues to be seated together, at a table of your choosing.

Seat Table Prices
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