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IMAX® CEO Rich Gelfond Honored for Efforts to Strengthen U.S. -China Relations

By IMAX à la octobre 21, 2013

IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond was honored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for his IMAX’s long-term investments and commitment to constructive relationships in China at their annual gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City last week. The gala also recognized Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO of Alcoa. Both companies are dedicated supporters of the National Committee and constructive U.S.-China relations. Their long-term investments and philanthropy in China have helped to bridge the gap between U.S. and China.

(L to R: Peggy Gelfond, Rich Gelfond, Yue Sai Kan, Klaus Kleinfeld, Birgit Kleinfeld)

This year’s gala was filled friends of IMAX and Alcoa from global companies such as United Airlines, Tishman Speyer, 3M, Wal Mart, Cinemas Guzzo, Chevron, Citi, AMC Theatres, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation to name a few.

Special guests Yue Sai Kan and Henry Kissinger entertained attendees as they introduced the honorees and told about how their roles U.S. –China relations has paved the way for other companies to forge relationships with Chinese companies, government and consumers.

Take a look at a portion of the gala video featuring honorees Klaus Kleinfeld and Rich Gelfond.

Look below for pictures from the event:

(all photos courtesy of: ©PATRICK MCMULLAN.COM)

(L to R:Oliver Platt, Richard Gelfond)

(L to R:Henry Kissinger, Richard Gelfond)

(L to R:Richard Gelfond accepts award from Yue Sai Kan)

(L to R:Richard Gelfond discusses the keys to building strong business

relationships in China with Steve Orlins)

(Kati Marton)

(Ambassador Cui Tiankai)

(L to R: Nancy Kissinger, Henry A. Kissinger)

(L to R: Yue-Sai Kan, Richard Gelfond)

(L to R: Liz Claman, Rich Gelfond)

(L to R: Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, Richard Gelfond)

For more than 45 years, IMAX has revolutionized the way audiences worldwide experience movies. Nowhere is this more apparent than in China, a market IMAX entered 15 years ago just as the nation’s entertainment, film and exhibition industry was developing. Growing as it did alongside the industry, IMAX has become a key part of the nation’s movie-going culture. Today, China is IMAX’s second-largest and fastest-growing market and is embraced by audiences across the country as the best and most immersive way to see a film.

Under the leadership of IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond, the Company’s success in China is a testament to what is possible when American-Chinese business relations are built on a foundation of economic cooperation and respect for cultural differences.

We are excited to be nominated by the National Committee on U.S. –China Relations and look forward to a lasting relationship between IMAX and the National Committee.