July Newsletter 商会简报

Building on our Successful Trade Mission

What we were able to accomplish in our 2018 China Trade Mission were incredible. In as little as 17 days, the Chinese Chamber trade delegation visited 11 cities with 145 million population in total and 2.65 trillion USD in GDP. We came back with two signed agreement to build friendship cities relationship between Cincinnati and Chongqing, and West Chester and Jiaozhou. Subsequently, the Mayor of Chongqing, Mr. Tang Liangzhi, came to visit Cincinnati on May 24, 2019. Mayor Cranley received the delegation in his office and received a letter of invitation from Mr. Tang to attend the Smart China Expo, held in Chongqing from August 26 to 29.

The Chinese Chamber once again took on the responsibility to organize Midwestern businesses to go exhibit at the Smart China Expo. While the Expo itself is little known to many, it is a very high level expo co-organize by the top state-level ministries in China, such as the Ministry of Science & Technology, the Ministry of Industries and Information Technologies and the State Academy of Science, etc. It aims to promote trade and technological advancements in emerging industries such as big data, smart cities, artificial intelligence, smart grid, smart homes, smart driving, as well as more conventional industries such as precision and advanced manufacturing and materials. Applications of such technological advancements can be used for consumer and industrial segments and are considered in high demand for the China market in the years to come.

Midwestern businesses in the US can benefit from exhibiting at this expo and engaging in dialogues with business partners and professionals attending the expo. The Chinese Chamber has secured a booth designated to the Midwestern Regional with 1500 square feet at the Expo.

Give us a shout if you are interested in joining our delegation

We’re happy to announce that REDI Cincinnati has sponsored the expo once again and we welcome Midwestern businesses to contact us for opportunities to collaborate at this expo.


Artificial Intelligence in PA

The Chinese Chamber has done such a great job, we now have businesses from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and several other Midwestern states joining the chamber. In a recent visit to Pittsburgh, Executive Director Leo Chan reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh team to launch a local chapter. This chapter will help the Chamber service Western PA area with more focused efforts as the region is booming with emerging industries especially in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector.

We have invited speakers from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Uber AI, Labs and Argo AI, all are leading players in the automated driving and artificial intelligence business. There will be a lunch and learn to celebrate the local chapter launch and these speakers will share views on the industry latest development trends.

Stay tuned for more information soon!

Global Economic & Career Outlook Summit

Global Economic & Career Outlook Summit 2018
2018中美经贸合作及就业前景 峰论坛

时间:2018年10月12日(全国读书日,大学停课两天)
Date/Time: October 12, Friday

地点:辛辛那提区域商会培训中心(3 East 4th St,Cincinnati OH 45202)
Location: The Learning Center, 3 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

特邀嘉宾:中国驻美大使馆、中国驻纽约总领馆、俄亥俄州长办公室、辛辛那提市长办公 室、福耀玻璃、地方及联邦参议员、众议员、JobsOhio、商务部、西南俄亥俄区域劳工投 资局官员等
Invited Dignitaries: Chinese Embassy to the United States, Chinese Consulate General in New York, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, City of Cincinnati, Fuyao Glass USA, members of congress, and representatives of JobsOhio, Department of Commerce, Southwest Ohio Regional Workforce Investment Bureau

主办单位:大辛城华商会、区域经济开发署
Hosts: Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Regional Economic Development Initiative

协办单位:辛辛那提大学、迈阿密大学、宝洁公司、福耀玻璃、克罗格公司、富士康、 EWP移民顾问、Altix国际战略顾问
Sponsors: University of Cincinnati, Miami University, P&G, Kroger, Fuyao Glass, Foxconn, East West Path, Altix Consulting

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EVENT AGENDA (PDF)

Business Luncheon: Tariffs Impact & Counter Measures

Join us and a panel of experts to explore the impact and possible counter measures to the tariffs that may affect your companies’ bottom lines.

By popular request, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will host a business luncheon at our Chamber Office on the subject “Tariffs Impacts & Counter Measures” to explain the impact of recent and possible future tariffs on various goods and services between the US and foreign countries, and to explore possible counter measures that local businesses and multinational companies could resort to in order to offset the impact.

At this event, we will be discussing the following questions:

  • Impact on Trade – Can these measures offset trade imbalance or make it worse?
  • Impact on Job Market – Will the tariffs measures bring jobs back or save jobs in the US?
  • Impact on FDI – Will these measures bring more FDI to the US or scare them away?
  • Impact on Company Bottom Lines – With raw materials cost rising on average 15-25%, how will that affect your company’s bottom line?
  • Counter Measures by Federal, State and Local Legislation – What if anything, can the Congress do to stop trade wars from happening? What are some of the legislative measures the State and Local governments can do?
  • Counter Measures by WTO – What are some of the complaints that have been filed with WTO and what are the likely outcomes and their impact?
  • Counter Measures by Individual Companies – What can be done at the micro level for businesses to get around these trade tariffs and maintain their bottom lines and customer satisfaction?
  • Bright Side Stories – How to survive the trade war and come out winning?

As always, lunch buffet catered by some of the region’s best Chinese restaurants will be provided at this event.

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Members Networking Event: Festo Corporation

05.31 – Members Networking Event: Festo Corporation

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a Members Only Event on May 31, 2018. Members who are interested please register below for an exclusive guided tour of Festo Corp. facility in Mason, OH followed by a company presentation and working lunch. If any questions please contact Leo Chan 513.501.3087.

All Chamber Members please join us at Festo Corp.
Thursday, May 31, from 1PM to 3PM