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7th China Business Conference

2 days
2 days


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

U.S.-China Relationship is 'Too Big to Fail'

Bringing Leaders Of Government and Business Together To Shape the U.S.-China Economic Agenda

The China Business Conference is the premier forum on China’s business climate for American companies and overall U.S.-China economic and commercial relations.

It also provides business executives with unparalleled networking opportunities on China, including with the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, senior U.S. policymakers, thought leaders, and other executives managing business with China.

Agenda Topics Include:

  • The Future of U.S.-China Relations In The Next Administration
  • Update on Chinese Domestic Politics and Implications for American Business
  • U.S. and EU Perspectives on 2016 Business Climate Outlook in China
  • State of Chinese Economy and Reform, and Implications For The Global Economy
  • Chinese Innovation and Security Policies
  • China’s International Economic Engagement Strategy and U.S. Policy Responses

Gala Dinner Honoree

Michael Bloomberg
Co-Founder, Owner and CEO of Bloomberg, L.P. and former Mayor of New York


Current and former senior government officials:

Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State
Charlene Barshefsky, Former U.S. Trade Representative
Reinhard Butikofer, Member of the European Parliament
William Cohen, Former Secretary of Defense
Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative
Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Nathan Sheets, Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs
Susan Schwab, Former U.S. Trade Representative
Robert Zoellick, former U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State

Leading business executives from both capitals, with decades of experience doing business with China:

Karan Bhatia, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Global Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric
Michael Bloomberg, Co-Founder, CEO and President, Bloomberg L.P.
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Kenneth DeWoskin, Senior Advisor, Deloitte & Touche, and Senior Advisor, The Conference Board
David Fagan, Partner, Covington & Burling
Kenneth Jarret, President, AmCham Shanghai
David Marchick, Managing Director and Global Head of External Affairs, The Carlyle Group
James McGregor, Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide
John Neuffer, President, Semiconductor Industry Association
Tami Overby, Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Christopher Padilla, Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM Corporation
Randal Phillips, Partner and Head of Asia, Mintz Group
Timothy Stratford, Managing Partner, Beijing Office, Convington & Burling
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan Chase
William Zarit, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
James Zimmerman, Chairman, AmCham China

Top global economists, academics, and thought leaders:

Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insights, General Electric
Barbara Demick, former Beijing Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times
David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy Editor, Washington Bureau, and former Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Gady Epstein, Media Editor and former Beijing Bureau Chief, The Economist
Matthew Goodman, Senior Advisor for Asian Economics and William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Christopher Johnson, Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Arthur Kroeber, Founding Partner and Head of Research, Gavekal; Editor-in-Chief, China Economic Quarterly
Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Michael McDonough, Chief Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence
Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey; Director, McKinsey Global Institute

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