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AmCham Shanghai China Business Report Launch and Panel Discussion on China Business Climate

    Date: September 23

    Time: 3:30 to 5:30

    Event Description: China has been the key market and supplier for American businesses for the past decade. COVID-19, U.S.-China tensions, and China domestic economic policies have changed how American companies operate but have not slowed down investment. American businesses are continuing to navigate the market and opportunities for growth still exist. The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), one of the largest chambers in Asia, will release its long-running China Business Report on September 23 in Shanghai and San Francisco. The report provides views of the business community on their experience in doing business in China and includes information on investment trends, business outlook and challenges.

    AmCham Shanghai and the University of San Francisco’s China Business Studies Initiative will launch the report in the United States with a presentation on the key findings of the report by AmCham Shanghai President Ker Gibbs and a panel discussion of experts and business leaders on the China business climate. This is an exclusive discussion on how the business environment is evolving in China and how American companies are adjusting their strategies in this dynamic market.

    Target Audience: We expect an audience of 35-40 people from the business, academic and government community. This event is by invitation only.


    3:30 PM               Welcome Remarks by USF President Paul Fitzgerald (invited)

    3:35 PM               Keynote speech: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma (invited)

    3:55 PM               Presentation by Ker Gibbs on AmCham Shanghai China Business Report

    4:20 PM               Panel Discussion moderated by Professor Xiaohua Yang

                                 Panel speakers:

                                 Ker Gibbs, President, AmCham, Shanghai

                                 Howard Lin, Head of Business Development, Alibaba Cloud

                                 Peter Lorentzen, Professor of Economics, USF

                                 Vivien Wang, International Taxation Partner, Deloitt

                                 Don Williams, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

    5:15  PM.             Q&A

    5:30 PM               Event Ends