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Asia Society Southern California 2024 Annual Gala Red Carpet Interviews

Asia Society

The Asia Society Southern California hosted its highly significant annual gala at The Skirball Cultural Center, a momentous occasion that celebrated numerous Asian visionaries and paid a special tribute to the upcoming Olympic sports this summer in Paris.

Five individuals received the organization’s Visionaries Awards include:

*Violinist and co-founder of Tonic Ray Chen for “Music Visionary,”

*Executive vice-chairman and CEO of New World Development Adrian Cheng for “Art Visionary,”

*Managing principal, global head of capital markets and co-chair of alternative investments of Gaw Capital Partners Christina Gaw for “Real Estate Visionary,”

*Chairman of Sumitomo Corp. Masayuki Hyodo for “Business Visionary,”

*Cherng Family Director’s chair of Center for Integrative Oncology at City of Hope Dr. Richard Lee for “Medical Visionary.”

Also, the gala event had a special sports tribute in anticipation of the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics, with a special appearance by the chair of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Gene Sykes, and the current manager of former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts.

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Here is the full description of the organization:

The Asia Society fosters insight, encourages engagement, elevates regional voices, informs, and educates new audiences, addresses complex—and where necessary—contentious challenges, engages in creative problem-solving, and helps deliver real solutions for the benefit of all. As a global network of centers who share a common vision, we actively collaborate with our centers and partners across Asia and the world. The Asia Society also provides its members an opportunity to become a part of our global network to help shape a prosperous, sustainable, and secure future for us all.

For more information, visit

LRM Online’s Gig Patta covered the red carpet arrivals to speak with the visionaries, tribute guests, and notable sports and entertainment guests prior to the function.

Watch the exclusive interviews below. Let us know what you think of the interviews.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Asia Society

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