2016 Events

17th Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference

October 24-25, 2016

We would like to invite you to U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce’s (“USCCC”) 17th Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference.  This one and a half day conference will be at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.  This year’s theme is “Capitalizing on the Transition of China’s Economy,” and speakers will address some of the unique business opportunities available for U.S. companies as China transitions towards a more consumption and services driven economy. 

 

China reported an annualized growth of 6.7% in its GDP in the 1st quarter of 2016, which is among its lowest in recent years.  Economic growth is crucial for China to maintain its stability, economically, socially and politically.  As a result, we have seen that the Chinese government has taken a number of steps to fine-tune its economy. 

 

The transition of China’s economy will have a profound impact on U.S. companies, and this conference is specifically designed to address the challenges and opportunities in the changing marketplace for U.S. companies to prosper.  Sound decisions are made on facts, and this conference will provide participants with some of the most important updated and relevant information. 

Canton Fair Information Session & Reception - Chicago

August 4, 2016

Please join us to learn more about the biannual China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), China’s largest and most important trade show.  The Canton Fair is one of the best places to source products, meet partners, and reach the growing Chinese consumer market.  U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC) has been a cooperative partner of the Canton Fair for over 15 years.  The Chamber intends to lead a mission to the Canton Fair this fall.

 

This information session is ideal for companies and professionals interested in sourcing products from China as well as selling products to China and discovering new business opportunities.  The presentation and Q & A session with the Canton Fair organizing committee will be followed by a cocktail and networking reception.  A senior leader of the Canton Fair will be joining us from China through video link, and several Canton Fair staff will be onsite to answer any questions.  This is also a unique opportunity to network with others who have an interest in doing business in China. 

 

There is no fee to attend this event but space is limited and it is by invitation only. Please RSVP by completing the attached registration form and emailing it to RSVP@usccc.org or by faxing it to (312) 368-9922.  The registration deadline is Monday, August 1.

20th Annual Chinese New Year Dinner

February 2, 2017

After the Women Executives Forum, we hosted our 20th Annual Chinese New Year Dinner to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rooster.  Over 100 people shared a 10 course traditional Chinese dinner to observe this important tradition.  The Honorable Hong Lei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China joined in this celebration via video message.  Our keynote speaker was Sam Pitroda who shared his thoughts about “The Future of Asia Pacific Telecommunications and IT Industry.”  

 

Speakers

 

  • The Honorable Hong Lei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China - The Honorable Hong Lei has become Consul General of the People’s Republic of China after serving as Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Deputy Director General, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.  Consul General Hong will join us by video.

  • Sam Pitroda has 50 years of experience in the information and communications technology industry and is considered the “Father of the Indian Telecom Revolution.”  He served as Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation and is the Founding Chairman of five non-profit organizations including the India Food Bank.  He holds 20 honorary PhD’s and close to 100 worldwide patents. 

 

Executives Forum: “The Future of U.S.-Asia Pacific Trade and Investment in the Trump Era”

February 2, 2017

To recognize the increasing roles of and unique challenges for executives in U.S.-Asia Pacific business, as well as the importance and benefits of diversity to a business organization, U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce held its Executives Forum.  We assembled a group of senior level female executives in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and government, to share their unique experiences in operating internationally.  Speakers include: Teresa Hack, President, Channel Products; Yen-Jung Lin, International Sourcing Director, Briggs & Stratton Corporation; Alice Gao, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, ICBC USA N.A., and Kumiko Watanabe, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP. 

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