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China Week 2016: California - China Business Summit

CHINAWEEK is an annual, week-long series of events across the Los Angeles region featuring cutting edge speakers and activities highlighting US-China relations across a variety of sectors including arts & culture, business, education, entertainment, environment, science & technology, public affairs, tourism, and philanthropy.

May 11, 2016 8:15am to 4:30pm


Join this historic opportunity to advance California-China business relationships by participating in the California-China Business Summit taking place during CHINAWEEK.

This premier event provides an unprecedented opportunity to meet with executives from seven Chinese provinces who will be together in California for the first time under California’s strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China’s Ministry of Commerce. (See the complete list here: Delegate List)

The MOU, which implements the agreement reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to expand trade and investment cooperation, links California to seven of China’s most economically advanced regions including Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Shanghai, Chongqing and Inner Mongolia; and provides a framework to boost economic growth and enhance communication between China and California.

The day-long business summit is specially designed for business leaders involved in or contemplating engagements with China and is an historic opportunity to connect with key Chinese executives in attendance from the seven provinces.

A dual track approach will offer meaningful content for both visiting Chinese executives and American businesses interested in expanding.

135 Chinese executives representing 60 Chinese companies are confirmed to attend. 
Click here for a complete list

8:15 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:50 Opening Plenary Remarks
“Unique Dynamics in US-China Business Relations”
Peter Shiao, CHINAWEEK Chairman
Madam Liu Chun, Secretary General, CCCME
Chinese Consul General Liu Jian
Keynote: California Governor Jerry Brown

9:55 - 10:45 Meet the Seven Chinese Provinces Morning Plenary
Representatives from: Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Shanghai, Shandong, Chongqing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang (added)

11:00 - 12:00 Morning Breakout Sessions
“Regional Business Overview and Highlight on Key Opportunities”
Moderator – Carlos Valderrama, Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Brian Peck, Deputy Director of International Affairs & Business Development, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles, to represent Los Angeles County
Representatives from the 5 counties in the CA-China MOU

Foreign Direct Investment into California and Accessing Chinese Capital
Moderator - Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Kevin Klowden to share findings of latest Milken Institute white paper
Carol Schatz, President & CEO, Central City Association of Los Angeles
Krzysztof Werkun, Managing Director of Cross-Border M&A, China Renaissance Group

12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Plenary
California State Treasurer John Chiang

1:30 - 2:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
“Succeeding in America and Cross-Border Business”
Scott Kronick, President and CEO Asia Pacific Public Relations, Ogilvy Public Relations
Claudia Lin Margolis, China-US Business Practice Leader, Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC
Steve Qi, Principal, Law Offices of Steve Qi and Associates

The Emerging ‘New Normal’ of US China Commerce: Cross-Border Businesses
Moderator - James McGregor, Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide
Sheldon Schwartz, Executive Creative Director, DJI
Peter Shiao, CEO, Orb Media Group
Holly Zheng, CEO and President, BlueFocus International

2:30 - 4:30 Afternoon Matchmaking & Networking Session (2 hrs.)

4:30 Adjournment

Tickets include: summit, lunch, & networking reception