Honoree Indra K. Nooyi
Honoree Inge G. Thulin
Performer Wycliffe Gordon
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations held its annual black-tie Gala Dinner on Monday, October 8 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The evening recognized Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Inge G. Thulin, Chairman, President and CEO of 3M. 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 strengthen bilateral relations.
Please click on 2012 GALA VIDEOS to the right to view clips from the event.
Established in 1984, 3M China Limited was the first wholly-owned foreign enterprise outside the Special Economic Zones. Renowned for innovation, research and development, 3M brings its thousands of products and latest technologies to the people of China through customer centers in 27 major cities and more than 40 world-class laboratories in Shanghai. Additionally, the company's exemplary corporate citizenship, demonstrated by its placement in China's Top 10 Green Foreign Enterprises for a fourth year in a row, has strengthened the U.S.-China relationship and earned our accolades.
One of the first U.S.-based companies to invest in China after the country’s “reform and opening up,” PepsiCo has grown to become one of the most successful food and beverage businesses in China. For over 30 years, it has proudly contributed to the country’s economic development through a diverse range of products, such as Pepsi, Lay’s and Tropicana, that meet local tastes. PepsiCo is being honored for its commitment to innovation, high-quality products, stringent safety standards, local sourcing, sustainable agricultural practices and environmentally sound operations in China.
The Gala provides a significant source of support for the National Committee, a non-partisan organization that seeks to promote better understanding between China and the United States by creating opportunities for informed discussions regarding issues of vital importance. This year, more than 450 people, including business leaders, public officials and senior Chinese diplomats, gathered to honor PepsiCo and 3M and also look back on the year’s significant milestones in Sino-American relations. Find out more about us.