As our sole fundraising event of the year, the CGCC Gala plays a pivotal role in sustaining our vital mission of creating value, generating economic growth, and enhancing cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities.
The 2024 Lunar New Year of the Dragon Gala will welcome hundreds of old and new friends to an enchanting evening rich with constructive conversations and meaningful connections. The Gala will celebrate the “resilience” of individuals and companies whose remarkable contributions have strengthened the U.S.-China economic relationship while celebrating the onset of the Year of the Dragon.
CGCC 2024 Honorees
Raj Subramaniam is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation, one of the world's largest transportation companies. As President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, he is responsible for providing strategic direction for the enterprise. Subramaniam is chair of the six-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation's strategic business activities. He is also chair of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, a select group of the company's top leadership, which ensures strategy alignment across the company.
Before being appointed President and CEO in June 2022, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Corporation. Previously, Subramaniam held various leadership roles in operations and marketing across the FedEx enterprise.
Subramaniam has more than 30 years of industry experience at FedEx. His international leadership experience, keen business insights, and focus on globalization have contributed to the success of FedEx and provide a blueprint as the company revolutionizes the transportation and logistics industry. Subramaniam is responsible for spearheading the current global transformation of FedEx, which includes revitalizing the company's operating strategy, profitably growing the e-commerce business, and harnessing the power of global supply chain data to drive the company's digital transformation.
Outside of FedEx, Subramaniam serves on the board of directors of the Procter & Gamble Company. He is also committed to using his industry experience to advance economic growth and trade around the world, serving on the boards of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's China Center Advisory Board, FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-China Business Council, and as a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. In February 2023, Subramaniam was appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden to the President's Export Council, a White House advisory committee overseeing international trade. He is also a proud 2023 recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest civilian award presented by the President of India to the Indian diaspora in recognition of outstanding achievements in India and abroad.
Originally from Trivandrum, India, Subramaniam lives in Memphis, Tennessee – the company's global headquarters. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a master's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master's degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
International Leadership Award
President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx
Outstanding Community Contribution Award
BSE Global is the parent company of Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League team the Long Island Nets, and its NBA 2K League affiliate NetsGC. BSE Global also provides shared services to the New York Liberty, the WNBA sister team of the Brooklyn Nets. Through programming, marketing, sales, and operations, BSE Global delivers dynamic content and experiences for fans and audiences.
Outstanding Community Contribution Award
Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands is the world’s leading integrated resort developer and operator, they propel valuable leisure and business tourism across the globe. Since 1990, they have challenged conventional thinking in the hospitality industry and transformed local regions with their innovative and groundbreaking developments.
Previous Speakers and Honorees
Special Thanks ($5,000)
Sponsors As of March 3, 2024
Travel & Accommodation
CGCC is proud to have Delta Air Lines as the official travel partner for the 2024 Gala. Delta is offering CGCC Guests traveling from out of state or country a discount on flights.
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM38B
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
Hyatt Grand Central New York, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
(across the street from the event venue)