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8th China Business Conference

1
May
Monday
8:00AM
2:00PM
2 days
2
May
Tuesday
8:00AM
2:00PM
2 days

Location

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

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The China Business Conference is one of the leading conferences in the United States dedicated to economic, political, and regulatory developments affecting American business in China.  

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.

Please see here for the agenda.

Agenda

8th China Business Conference Agenda

Please see here for the full conference agenda. 
Monday May 1, 2017
8:00am to 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am to 8:45am

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Speakers: 
Tami Overby, Former Senior Vice President, Asia
William Zarit, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China
8:45am to 9:45am

Chinese Domestic Politics: The New Peking Order

Chinese Domestic Politics: The New Peking Order

Speakers: 
Michael Forsythe, Reporter, New York Times
Sebastian Heilmann, President, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Christopher Johnson, Senior Fellow, CSIS
Susan Lawrence, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service
Evan Medeiros, Managing Director, Asia, Eurasia Group
Randal Phillips, Managing Partner, Asia, Mintz Group
9:45am to 11:00am

The State of the Chinese Economy: Powering Through the 19th Party Congress?

The State of the Chinese Economy: Powering Through the 19th Party Congress?

Speakers: 
Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC
David Hoffman, Vice President Asiaand Managing Director, The Conference Board China Center for Economics & Business
Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, University of California at San Diego
Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific, International Monetary Fund
Andrew Batson, Director of China Research, Gavekal Dragonomics
11:00am to 11:15am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:15am to 12:15pm

Belt and Road, RCEP, and Beyond: China's Regional Economic Strategy and Implications for U.S. and European Business

Belt and Road, RCEP, and Beyond: China's Regional Economic Strategy and Implications for U.S. and European Business

Speakers: 
Michael Clauss, Ambassador of Germany to the People's Republic of China
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)
Mark Duval, President, Terex China
Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, AEI
Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
12:45pm to 2:00pm

Luncheon: A Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

Luncheon: A Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

Speakers: 
Jeremie Waterman, President of the China Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Henry Paulson, Chairman, Paulson Institute
Robert Zoellick, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Andrew Browne, Editorial Director of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum
2:15pm to 3:30pm

The Big Picture: U.S.- China Relations in a Changing Asia

The Big Picture: U.S.- China Relations in a Changing Asia

Speakers: 
Ian Bremmer, Author and President, Eurasia Group
Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute
Jake Sullivan, Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School
Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
3:30pm to 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

3:45pm to 5:00pm

In Search of a New Equilibrium? The Future of China's Economic and Commercial Relations in the World

In Search of a New Equilibrium? The Future of China's Economic and Commercial Relations in the World

Speakers: 
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr
Carla Hills, Chairman and CEO, Hills and Company
Carlos Gutierrez , Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
5:00pm to 5:45pm

Reception

Reception

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Speakers: 
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Senator Bob Corker, U.S. Senator
Michael Ducker, President and CEO, FedEx Freight
Tuesday May 2, 2017
8:30am to 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

9:00am to 9:45am

The Business Climate for Foreign Companies in China: The View from Beijing and Shanghai

The Business Climate for Foreign Companies in China: The View from Beijing and Shanghai

Speakers: 
William Zarit, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China
Kenneth Jarrett, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
James McGregor, Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide
9:45am to 10:45am

Made in China 2025: Globalization Through Localization?

Made in China 2025: Globalization Through Localization?

Speakers: 
Katherine Butler, General Counsel, GE Digital
Arthur Kroeber, Founding partner and head of research, Gavekal Dragonomics
John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
Jörg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative, BASF China
Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.
10:45am to 11:00am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:00am to 12:00pm

Trends in Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investment: State, Private and In-Between

Trends in Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investment: State, Private and In-Between

Speakers: 
David Fagan, Partner, Covington & Burling
Ambassador Robert Kimmitt, Senior International Counsel, WilmerHale
Christopher Padilla, Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM Corporation
Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group
David Marchick, Managing Director and Global Head of External Affairs, The Carlyle Group
12:45pm to 2:00pm

Luncheon

Luncheon

Speakers: 
Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors

Chairman Level

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