2019 Lunar New Year Gala

Join us in our celebration of the Year of the Earth Pig

The Gala Event will be held on University of Cincinnati’s Main Campus on Saturday, February 9 from 4PM-6:30PM inside the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center followed immediately by the Chinese New Year Concert from 7PM-9:30PM inside Corbett Auditorium at College Conservatory of Music.

A few words of welcome and opening remarks will be presented to our esteemed audience by Ohio Congressman Mr. Warren Davidson, member of the US House of Representatives, the State of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.

John CranleyWe welcome the Honorable Mr. John Cranley, the Mayor of Cincinnati, as our very special Keynote Speaker for this year’s gala.

We will be hosting our event with a new and timely theme “LEADERSHIP – ACTING OUT OUR VALUES!”

For the first time, this year’s event will be conducted in collaboration with the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society and Orchestra which will be performing their now famous Chinese New Year Annual Concert immediately after our main Gala Event.

We will also have the pleasure to have Mr. Lee Wong, Trustee of West Chester Township with special presentation on “Leading West Chester in the New Economy”

The annual Lunar New Year Gala is a very important tradition of our Chamber and of the Chinese and most of Asian cultures. We will continue on the excitement and the great significance of the events following our Chamber’s first regional International Trade Delegation to China this past December, delegation which culminated with our participation at the first ever China International Import Expo in Shanghai and the signing of the MOU of friendship and partnership between our Greater Cincinnati region and the municipality of Chongqing.

China Trade Mission: Import Expo – Nov. 2018, Shanghai

A delegation from Greater Cincinnati area attended the 2018 China Import Expo in Shanghai November 5-10 and performed a very successful tour of midwestern or mid central Chinese cities and metropolitans for trade shows and expos, symposiums and seminars, and 1-on-1 business matching events.

  • Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
  • Hosts: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
  • Shanghai Municipal People’s Government
  • Supporters:
    The World Trade Organization
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.

It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.

The Chinese government sincerely welcomes government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. We would like to work with all countries, regions and international organizations to make CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade.

GCCCC has reserved a booth at CIIE to showcase products and services from Norther Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton region.

Covers Tier 1 cities:

  • Beijing (22MM pop, 2.8TrCNY GDP)
  • Qingdao (10MM pop, 1TrCNY GDP)
  • Shanghai (24MM pop, 3TrCNY GDP)
  • Chongqing (30MM pop, 1.8TrCNY GDP)
  • Guangzhou (11MM pop, 2.15TrCNY GDP)
  • Shenzhen (10MM pop, 2.2TrCNY GDP)
  • Hong Kong (8MM pop, 2TrCNY GDP)

See Map Route below:

For a full presentation of the trade mission details, meetings and outcome and impact on the local regional economy, please send your inquiry to info@china-midwest.com or call 513.501.3087.