PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Awards Gala Dinner to Promote U.S.-China Relations on Thursday, May 18, 2017


Contact: Holly Chang, Executive Director or 212-371-6565

Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Awards Gala Dinner to Promote U.S.-China Relations on Thursday, May 18, 2017

(Washington, D.C., May 10, 2017) — The Committee of 100 – the nation’s premier non-partisan organization focused on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement  will host its 2017 Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.


  • Introduction & Opening Remarks: C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu
  • Gala Emcee: Betty Liu, Bloomberg News anchor
  • Welcome: U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)
  • Honoree: Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai
  • Entertainment: Performance by Grammy-award winning Abigail Washburn and zither master Wu Fei. Washburn has previously collaborated with C100 member Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Wu is a native of Beijing and now lives in Nashville.
  • Additional Special Guests TBA.

Details and full conference agenda HERE.

WHAT: C100 Awards Dinner Gala honoring those have advanced U.S.-China relations and to advocate on behalf of Chinese Americans. The black-tie dinner event is a part of the C100 Annual Conference 2017  which will bring together 500 influencers in government, business, academia, and media for C100’s largest member gathering of the year.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Media check-in and pre-set at 6 p.m.)

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Atrium), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004. (Main Entrance)

MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend for coverage. Media may register online or via email: (Media must present official credentials and photo I.D. upon check-in.) Business Attire for media.

The Committee of 100 is a national leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts.

Founded in 1990 by famed architect I.M. Pei and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, members include: Maya Lin, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C; Steve Chen, founder of YouTube; and Dr. David Ho, renowned HIV/AIDS scientist and the first Time Magazine “Man of the Year” in a medical profession.

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