CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

During a time of trade concerns involving China and the United States, the CGCC - Chicago 2019 Annual Gala on September 17 will convene an extraordinary group of leaders to facilitate interactions between representatives from government, companies, local vendors and startups; both on the day of the gala and throughout the year.

WHAT:

China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. Chicago (CGCC) in partnership with World Business Chicago will host the CGCC – Chicago 2019 Annual Gala. The goal is to consolidate the China-U.S. relationship and celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations through a series of events that include an Investment Forum, High Level Armchair Discussions, Round Table Meetings, «Invest in the Midwest» Showcase, Dinner Banquet, and Award Ceremony.        

WHY

During a time of trade concerns involving China and the United States, the annual Gala will convene an extraordinary group of leaders to facilitate interactions between representatives from government, companies, local vendors and startups; both on the day of the gala and throughout the year.

WHERE: 

Hyatt Regency Chicago (West Tower) 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

WHEN: 

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Selected Agenda Highlights

     U.S. – China Investment Cooperation Forum

°     12:50 pm: Opening Remarks

♦     Andrea Zopp

President and CEO of World Business Chicago

°     1:30 pm: Chinese Investment in the U.S.: The Path Forward

♦     HE Weichen

Deputy Chairman of Invest Shanghai

♦     Erin Guthrie

Acting Director, Illinois Department of DCEO

°     2:30 pm: Outlook of the U.S. – China Dialogue

°     4:30 pm: Review and Outlook – 40th Anniversary of China-U.S. Diplomatic relations

♦     Pin Ni

Acting Chairman CGCC – USA Chicago

♦     Pat Quinn

Former Governor of Illinois

♦     Jeff Colyer 

Former Governor of Kansas

♦     Rick Snyder

Former Governor of Michigan

♦     Bob Holden

Former Governor of Missouri

     B2B Matchmaking Session with Chinese Companies

°     5:30 pm: Chinese delegation and U.S. start-ups – health care, artificial
      intelligence, environmental protection, energy conservation

     Gala Reception and Dinner

°     5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHO:  

More than 400 influential government and business leaders will gather to address issues affecting trade, economic growth, business cooperation and mutual understanding between the U.S. and China. 

National and state elected officials from five Midwestern states will participate. A delegation consisting of 20 Chinese mayors and 40 representatives from various Chinese cities will come to Chicago.

IMPACT:

CGCC- USA Chicago has been a crucial platform for both American businesses and foreign Chinese companies in the Midwestern U.S. (our region includes Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) facilitating positive bilateral collaborations and protecting the interests of Chinese-funded enterprises in the U.S since our founding in July 2015.

These events facilitate interactions between representatives from government, companies, local vendors and startups; both on the day of the gala and throughout the year.  

About CGCC

China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. (CGCC) is a nonprofit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States. CGCC Chicago covers nine states in the Midwest – Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. During the period of 2000 to 2017, Chinese companies have invested over $20.3 billion with over 45,000 local jobs in the above nine states.

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SOURCE China General Chamber of Commerce