In October 2019, Asia Society held its sixth annual Game Changer Awards, an illustrious event honoring leaders across the globe who are making positive contributions to the future of Asia. While the event has had a recurring roster of prestigious leadership and attendees, this year was especially notable as Asia Society honored a slate of all-female Game Changers for the first time ever. This unique platform offered a great opportunity to develop and execute an event experience that would be newly engaging, inspiring, and seamless.
To help build on the success of previous Game Changer Awards galas, Sharp partnered with Asia Society to identify opportunities to better highlight the organization’s mission, mobilize and manage an extensive production team and create systems to ensure clear communication across leadership, donors, and volunteers. As a result, the illustrious evening held a meaningful mix of powerful remarks, compelling videos, and riveting performances including a spirited demo by the Kung Fu Nuns and a get-up-and-dance finale by a seven-piece piece brass band, Sunny Jain’s Addiction. Behind the fanfare, Sharp had planned for every detail and diligently trained the extensive team of vendors and staff to ensure a seamless flow from guest arrival to departure.
The evening was a soaring success with over 400 guests and luminaries packed into Cipriani 25, $1.3M raised, and a strengthened event platform that will continue to support Asia Society’s crucial programming for years to come.