Exhibition of the "Rare Birds of China" at the Gala Dinner
Celebrating the World Economic Forum - China Business Summit
The Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
The Chinese Cultural Foundation in conjunction with CITIC Industrial Bank and Anda Resorts co-sponsored this special event celebrating the World Economic Forum China Business Summit.
The highlight of the evening was the exhibition of the "Rare Birds of China" collection accompanied by an exclusive NHK screening of the 32 individual birds and a live Chinese classical music performance.
John W. Allen, Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation delivered New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Congratulations Message, Jose-Maria Figueres, CEO of the World Economic Forum acknowledged China's environmental and conservation efforts.
A presentation was made by the Chinese Cultural Foundation to honored guests in recognition of their contributions and leadership in culture, environmental protection and conservation.
More than 300 distinguished guests from the Chinese government, City of Beijing and business, culture and environmental institutions joined with leaders from the World Economic Forum, the Chinese Cultural Foundation, CITIC Industrial Bank and Anda Resorts in celebrating this important event.
CCF presents the "Rare Birds of China" at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
The collection of the “Rare Birds of China” was commissioned by David Newbigging and Sir James D. Wolfensohn which represents the aspirations of the Chinese Cultural Foundation through humanitarian, environmental, cross-cultural and artistic excellence of the highest order.
"I congratulate your initiative and to all concerned for sponsoring this exhibition."
James D. Wolfensohn
The World Bank
"It is always a pleasure to unite with people that share my commitment to the art and maintaining New York City as the Cultural Capital of the World."
Michael R. Bloomberg
New York City
The “Rare Birds of China” was created by J. Fenwick Lansdowne, "A Twentieth Century Audubon". The collection represents humanitarian, environmental, cross-cultural and artistic excellence of the highest order. It was commissioned by David K. Newbigging and Sir James D. Wolfensohn as an artistic record of rare and endangered species in China.
The Chinese Cultural Foundation (“CCF”) is a New York based 501(C)(3) philanthropic organization, its mission is to promote and share the understanding of Chinese culture in the U.S. and around the world. CCF provides the highest levels of culture and educational programs to the global community and is an important neutral platform to bring together U.S., China and other global world leaders.