China Town Hall with Fareed Zakaria

Join us for an important China Town Hall with Fareed Zakaria, with special guest moderator Kenneth Jarrett, former president of AmCham Shanghai.

福利|议事厅:特邀CNN著名记者、时事评论家、节目主持人、作家法里德扎卡利亚与会员线上交流

October 19, China Town Hall Agenda:

  • 6:45pm-7:00pm EDT, Pre-event warm up and networking
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT, China Town Hall by Fareed Zakaria
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT, China Business Briefing by Kenneth Jarrett, Q&A

Kenneth Jarrett is a Senior Advisor at ASG, where he draws on decades of business and diplomatic experience in China and across East Asia to provide perspective and advice to businesses, investors, and other organizations with interest in the region.

Most recently, Mr. Jarrett spent five years as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Under his leadership, the Chamber helped hundreds of companies establish and grow their networks in China and navigate operational and regulatory challenges.

Previously, Mr. Jarrett was a distinguished diplomat whose positions included service as Consul General in Shanghai, and as Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong. His 26-year foreign service career also included postings in Beijing, Chengdu, and Singapore. His government roles in Washington, D.C, included serving as Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council. Following his government service, Mr. Jarrett served as Chairman of Greater China for APCO Worldwide.

Mr. Jarrett is a frequent commentator on the business environment in China, and he has been quoted in outlets including Bloomberg, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

He is the recipient of the Magnolia Award (Silver) from the Shanghai government and is a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations.

Mr. Jarrett earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University and an M.A. in National Security Studies from the National War College. He received a B.A. in History from Cornell University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.

He is based in Shanghai, China.

About ASG: Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm that helps clients understand and successfully navigate the intersection of public, private, and social sectors in international markets. ASG’s worldwide team has served clients in more than 120 countries. Learn more at www.albrightstonebridge.com.

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商会即将举办中国议事厅,由著名时事评论家、CNN国际时事栏目制片人兼主持人主持。还有特邀嘉宾上海美商会资深专家为商会会员做解答并互动。敬请留意后续公告登记注册免费参加讨论互动。

法里德·扎卡利亚是美国著名印度裔记者、时事评论家和作家,他现在是《时代杂志》主编、CNN人气时事评论节目《法里德·扎卡利亚的环球公共广场》的制片人及主持人。他的节目和文章,多以分析和评论世界各国的经济、政治局势而闻名。
此次线上议事厅活动得到了上海美商会的大力支持。奥尔布赖特石桥集团高级顾问Kenneth Jerret(李瑞达)将在线上为会员做解答国际局势对中美经贸关系的影响与走向,并与会员就议事厅主题进行互动交流。

奥尔布赖特石桥集团顾名思义就是美国前国务卿奥尔布赖特成立的顾问公司。该公司为跨国公司、金融机构、行业协会和非营利组织提供咨询服务。助理秘书长由前美国国务卿马德琳·奥尔布赖特担任主席。助理秘书长由180名国家和部门专家组成,其中包括20多名前大使和部长。

该公司的高级战略顾问包括西班牙前外交部长安娜·帕拉西奥、德国前外交部长约施卡·费舍尔和葡萄牙前外交部长兼共和国议会议长贾梅·伽马。
该公司的高级顾问包括瑞典前财政部长P r Nuder,克林顿总统领导下的前环境保护局局长Carol Browner;海外私人投资公司前总裁兼首席执行官Elizabeth Littlefield。
ASG隶属于2005年成立的新兴市场投资公司奥尔布赖特资本管理公司(AlbritCapitalManagement)。
Kenneth Jarrett是ASG的高级顾问,他在那里借鉴了中国和整个东亚数十年的商业和外交经验,为在该地区感兴趣的企业、投资者和其他组织提供观点和建议。
早前,李瑞达先生在上海担任上海美商会主席五年。在他的领导下,商会帮助数百家公司在中国建立和发展网络,并应对运营和监管方面的挑战。
李瑞达先生以前是一位杰出的外交官,其职务包括担任驻上海总领事和驻香港副总领事。他26年的外交生涯还包括在北京、成都和新加坡的工作.他在华盛顿特区的政府职务包括担任白宫国家安全委员会的亚洲事务主任。在政府服务之后,Jarrett先生担任了APCO全球公司的大中华区主席。
李瑞达经常评论中国的商业环境,在彭博、“经济学人”、“金融时报”、“洛杉矶时报”、“纽约时报”和“华尔街日报”等媒体上都引用过他的话。
他是上海政府颁发的木兰奖(银奖)的获得者,也是美中关系全国委员会的成员。
Jarrett先生在耶鲁大学获得东亚研究硕士学位,在国家战争学院获得国家安全研究硕士学位。他在康奈尔大学获得历史学学士学位。他会说普通话。他目前居住在中国上海。

本次活动会员免费参加。请留意商会公告或联系商会负责人。

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Challenges & Opportunities for E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Logistics

Challenges & Opportunities for E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Logistics

There’s always an opportunity in every crisis. The trade war, followed by the pandemic, has put many in disarray when it comes to sustaining the supply chain ecosystem. Yet the e-commerce has continued to grow rapidly and has stretched thin the logistic infrastructure and services businesses and consumers have always been relying on.

Join DHL Express and many other businessed from the Midwest region for a conversation about what these challenges and opportunities are. Our goal is to help you increase your top line and bottom line. When it comes to trade and investments, the Chamber is your trusted partner.

Date/Time: June 18, 2021, 9-11am ET

Venue: Both in-person and online meeting will be accomodated when vaccination or mask mandates allow. Online participation credentials will be sent to you by email upon successful registration.

Buyers and Suppliers Matching Canton Fair Virtual

China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair

Buyers and Suppliers Matching
Canton Fair Virtual

Friday, April 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, was established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete product variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.

Midwest businesses are welcome to join us in this webinar to learn about how to register and attend the Fair and use online resources to access suppliers and buyers from all over the world to succeed in your business.

M3C Smart China Expo – August 23 – 25

We continue to exhibit (online) at the Smart China Expo, where some 500,000 people come to explore what smart technologies can do to improve people’s livelihood. Join us to showcase our latest and the greatest innovations.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, is the ongoing transformation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practises combined with the latest smart technology. This primarily focuses on the use of large-scale machine to machine communication (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments to provide increased automation, improved communication and self-monitoring, as well as smart machines that can analyze and diagnose issues without the need for human intervention.

Reports have shown that in the US alone:

  • Revenue in the Smart Home market is projected to reach US$24,972m in 2020.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 16.9%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$46,648m by 2024.
  • Household penetration will be 18.5% in 2020 and is expected to hit 52.4% by 2024.
  • The average revenue per installed Smart Home currently is expected to amount to US$90.56.
Asia, particularly China, remains a robust market and engine for sustainable & smart technologies. Each year in Chongqing, Smart China Expo draws over 500,000 visitors where businesses from all over the world come to showcase their products and services in this sector.
Chongqing Mayor Tang Liangzhi (2nd from right) met with Cincinnati delegation at the Smart China Expo in 2019.

Chongqing Mayor Tang Liangzhi (2nd from right) met with Cincinnati delegation at the Smart China Expo in 2019.