It is “THE” night in Hollywood! The champagne is flowing, the gowns and tuxes have
been employed, the stylists and make-up artists have worked their magic, and everyone
is on their best behavior because the night is, of course, Oscar night, March 4, 2018.
As I enter the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills to attend the American Chinese CEO
Society (ACCS) Oscar China Night celebration, photographers' lights are flashing,
champagne glasses are tingling, and the excitement of the night is reaching fever pitch.
Needless to say, the topic of every conversation inside the hotel is who will win the
coveted awards. Some serious networking is also transpiring, and I hear much oohing
and aahing over some spectacular gowns on display from major designers, such as Sue
Wong, who has a bevy of beauties sitting at her table all wearing her world renowned
I mingle with celebrities, top fashion designers, entertainment industry luminaries, and
CEO's of illustrious companies, all of whom are present for this Second Annual Gala of ACCS to celebrate the Oscars. The purpose of this epic night is to enjoy the award
ceremonies in a convivial atmosphere which also enables the celebrants to interchange
ideas and explore new joint opportunities with each other. Indeed, professionals from all
walks of life can carry on cross-industry conversations at this event, given the multitude
of producers, directors, screenwriters, actors, fashion designers, journalists, and ACCS
member CEO's present.
I, too, am seated at Sue Wong's table, where I am joined by socialites Jo Hilton and Dr.
Mac Moretz; international chanteuse Maria Elena Infantino and her partner, actor Peter Andrew Soli; and Charlie Glackin and actress Tahnee Harrison. We are all having a
splendid time laughing and exchanging witticisms, while we enjoy a sumptuous meal
and are entertained on site by the banter of two emcees and the talents of Genevieve Shi,
Alston Koch, Ranella Ferrer, and King James Brown. As we view the actual Oscar
ceremonies, we are collectively swept up by glitz and glamour of the bigger than life
world of film.
Eminent guests at this ACCS event included: Sue Wong, fashion designer
extraordinaire; Guo Ruda, China Commercial Counselor; Yuan Hao, China Commercial
Counselor; Gregg Schwenk, board member of District Export Council; Kelly Hu,
actress; Heidi Wang, actress; Tiger Hu Chen, Kung Fu star; Qi Zhang,
director/screenwriter; Alexis Kiley, actress; Genevieve Wong, four time Emmy
nominated producer/writer; Daxing Zhang, actor/producer; Arthur M. Sarkissian,
producer of The Foreigner; and You Xiaogang, TV and movie producer/director.
The aforementioned Ms. Sue Wong, a socialite in her own right, invited her table
occupants back to her legendary palatial estate in Hollywood, The Cedars, for an after
event celebration and we partied joyously there until 3 AM. This was a fitting
conclusion to the ACCS festivities. What a night!
The founder and CEO of ACCS is the affable Robert Sun, a consummate businessman,
diplomat, and philanthropist. Mr. Sun is very well connected both here and in China. His
diversified investments range from real estate to medical devices. He is on the board of
directors of UC Riverside School of Business Administration and also serves as an
advisor for the UCLA Centre for World Health.
The prestigious ACCS is a non-profit organization and is not connected to any religious
or political organizations. The major purpose of ACCS is to serve as a platform for
business between the US and China. ACCS also works to improve trade and facilitate
the sharing of information and the development of bonhomie among its members.
ACCS is expanding rapidly and offers access to major Chinese cities.
Business leaders valued at the top levels of the US and Chinese government for their
expertise and quality products are the member CEO's of ACCS. Their products and
services cross the spectrum and include medical devices, medical supplies,
pharmaceuticals, bio-tech, energy, mining, heavy equipment, electronics,
chemicals, clean coal and water remediation technologies, IT, computer
equipment, textiles, manufacturing, food, real estate, healthcare, urban planning
and design, logistics, cultural entertainment, tourism, finance, law, investment,
ACCS promotes trade, investments, friendship, and cultural awareness through
its seminars, workshops, and trade missions, and offers a speakers bureau of its
members that is available for outside events.
Membership in ACCS is open to all CEO's and senior managers. Each applicant
is carefully selected to ensure a proper match of goals and qualifications.