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9th China Business Conference

1
May
Tuesday
8:30AM
2:00PM
2 days
2
May
Wednesday
8:30AM
2:00PM
2 days

Location

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

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.

Agenda

9th China Business Conference Agenda (Tentative)

(Below agenda is subject to change)

Tuesday May 1, 2018
8:00am to 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am to 8:45am

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Speakers: 
William Zarit, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China
Jeremie Waterman, U.S. Chamber Executive Director, China and Senior Policy Advisor, Asia
8:45am to 9:45am

A Clash of Two Economic Models: The Impact of a Potential Trade and Investment Conflict on the U.S., Chinese and Global Economies

A Clash of Two Economic Models: The Impact of a Potential Trade and Investment Conflict on the U.S., Chinese and Global Economies

Moderated By: 
Lingling Wei, Chief China Economics Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers: 
Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit
William Foster, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investor Service
Arthur Kroeber, Founding partner and head of research, Gavekal Dragonomics
Leland Miller, Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book
9:45am to 10:00am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

10:00am to 11:15am

Getting into Your Business – The Party’s Role in the Chinese Economy: Will it Take China to the Commanding Heights?

Getting into Your Business – The Party’s Role in the Chinese Economy: Will it Take China to the Commanding Heights?

Moderated By: 
David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist
Speakers: 
Jude Blanchette, Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead, Crumpton Group
Christopher Johnson, Senior Fellow, CSIS
Piper Stover, CEO, BINC Technologies & Affiliates,
Jörg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative, BASF China
11:15am to 12:15pm

American Chambers / EU Chamber of Commerce Views on the Business Climate: Recommendations to Business as Trade Tensions Escalate

American Chambers / EU Chamber of Commerce Views on the Business Climate: Recommendations to Business as Trade Tensions Escalate

Moderated By: 
James McGregor, Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide
Speakers: 
Kenneth Jarrett, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
William Zarit, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China
Mats Harborn, President, EU Chamber of Commerce in China
Carlo Diego D'Andrea, Attorney at Law, D'Andrea & Partners
12:15pm to 12:45pm

Break

Break

12:45pm to 2:00pm
Moderated By: 
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Speakers: 
Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative
2:00pm to 3:00pm

China’s Health and Demographics: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications for Business

China’s Health and Demographics: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications for Business

Moderated By: 
Benjamin Shobert, Senior Manager, Health Business – Strategy, Microsoft
Speakers: 
Roberta Lipson, CEO and President, Chindex International, Inc
Victor Yuan, Chairman of Dataway Horizon
3:00pm to 4:15pm

Is Innovation with Chinese Characteristics Fueling a Tech War? What Does the Global Technology Landscape Look Like in 10 Years?

Is Innovation with Chinese Characteristics Fueling a Tech War? What Does the Global Technology Landscape Look Like in 10 Years?

Moderated By: 
Charles Freeman, Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Speakers: 
Timothy Stratford, Managing Partner, Beijing, Covington & Burling
Ambassador Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, C&M International
Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS
Paul Mozur, Asia Tech Correspondent, The New York Times
4:15pm to 4:30pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

4:30pm to 4:45pm

Opening Remarks on The Future of China’s Overseas Foreign Direct Investment

Opening Remarks on The Future of China’s Overseas Foreign Direct Investment

Speakers: 
Pat Burke, President and CEO, HSBC USA
4:45pm to 5:45pm

The Future of China’s Overseas Foreign Direct Investment: Drivers and Constraints

The Future of China’s Overseas Foreign Direct Investment: Drivers and Constraints

Moderated By: 
David Marchick, Managing Director and Global Head of External Affairs, The Carlyle Group
Speakers: 
Michael Brown, Presidential Innovation Fellow
David Fagan, Partner, Covington & Burling
Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group
5:45pm to 7:30pm

Networking Reception

Networking Reception

Wednesday May 2, 2018
8:30am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 10:15am

The Changing Landscape of U.S.-China Relations: How to Manage Escalating Trade, Investment, and National Security Frictions

The Changing Landscape of U.S.-China Relations: How to Manage Escalating Trade, Investment, and National Security Frictions

Moderated By: 
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Speakers: 
Thomas E. Donilon, Chairman, BlackRock Investment Institute
Ambassador Robert Kimmitt, Senior International Counsel, WilmerHale
Secretary Robert O. Work, Senior Counselor for Defense and Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security, Center for a New American Security
10:15am to 11:15am

Approaches to Addressing the China Challenge

Approaches to Addressing the China Challenge

Moderated By: 
Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute
Speakers: 
Ambassador Max Baucus, Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Teiji Hayashi, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for the Economic Affairs Bureau / Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Clete Willems, Special Assistant to the President for International Trade, Investment, and Development, The White House
Ambassador Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States
11:15am to 11:30am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:30am to 12:30pm

The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Current Trends and Longer-Term Goals

The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Current Trends and Longer-Term Goals

Moderated By: 
Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings
Speakers: 
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, WilmerHale
Stephen J. Hadley, Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Break

Break

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch

Lunch

Sponsors

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Executive Level