amfAR To Launch Star-Studded Inaugural Event In Hong Kong

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Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair, and Michelle Yeoh will receive special recognition during the event for her exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. Robin Thicke will highlight the evening with a performance. Pansy Ho is graciously serving as the event’s Chair. Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell will attend and serve as Event Co-Chairs. Harry Winston, Marc Jacobs and MGM China Holdings will generously serve as the event’s presenting sponsors.

Event Co-Chairs of the amfAR Hong Kong also include Veronica Chou, Kenneth Cole, Serge Dumont, Vinay Dube, Larry Gagosian, Milutin Gatsby, Nayla Hayek, Emily Lam Ho, Jean-Marc Lacave, Cathy Lee, Xin Li, Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Ong, Dee Poon, David Tang, Claudine Ying, Andrew Yuen and Yvette Yung. The event’s Signature Sponsors are Delta Air Lines, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, and Moët Hennessy. Microsoft is the Official Technology Partner.

Since amfAR’s first international benefit, held in 1993 during the Cannes International Film Festival and hosted by amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Foundation’s international galas in Milan, New York, Cannes, India, Venice, Rome and São Paulo and beyond have become some of the most high-profile and eagerly anticipated charity events in the world and have helped raised millions for critical AIDS research programs. The events are known for their unpredictable nature with many of the celebrities in attendance participating in the live auctions or jumping onstage with impromptu performances.

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