Colin Renk

2020 Chinese Trade Shows & Exhibitions

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Nov 052019

Mar. 23: 102nd China Food & Drinks Fair (Chengdu)
May 18: International Business Conference (Hebei)
May 21: 7th Chengdu International Automotive Trade Fair (Chengdu)
May 21: 5th China Smart Industry International Expo (Chengdu)
June: Zhejiang Investment & Trade Symposium (Hangzhou)
June: International Intelligent Manufacturing Symposium (Hangzhou)
Sept: Western China International Fair (Chengdu)

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Feb. 20, 2020: New Year Networking at Tastings

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Jan 082020

Join the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI), The International Center and the Indiana India Business Council (IIBC) for a New Year Networking reception at
Tastings – A Wine Experience. As a thank you to our members, attendees will be treated with a pre-loaded card for wine & cocktails along with light appetizers.

Tastings – A Wine Experience
50 West Washington Street
4:00pm – 7:00pm

ACSI Members: Free
Non-Members: $40


Note: Limit two attendees per organization.


Jan. 15, 2020: Phase One of U.S.-China Trade Agreement Signed

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Jan 152020

At a ceremony in Washington D.C., President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He signed the Phase One trade agreement between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. In front of an audience of more than 200 government and business leaders, President Trump lauded the deal as a “sea change for international trade” which will bring a “more stable peace throughout the world”.

Details of Phase One Agreement

China will import more than $200 billion of American goods over two years including:

$50 billion on agricultural goods
$75 billion on manufacturing goods
$50 billion on energy purchases
$40+ billion on services mostly in the financial sector

Additionally, the deal includes provisions that address intellectual property enforcement, forced technology transfer, and currency devaluation standards and restrictions.

Tariffs Remain… for now

According to President Trump, U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will continue throughout the Phase One agreement citing the need for negotiating leverage. The President expects all tariffs to be removed under a Phase Two deal, which will be negotiated soon.

Stay connected with us as more details are announced!

Dec. 3, 2019: Creating a Winning China Strategy

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Nov 062019

On Dec. 3rd, a panel of experts will discuss balancing risk and reward in current and future China business including US-China trade tensions, strategic implications, alternatives to sourcing, and practical approaches to mitigate risk.

Purdue Technology Center
Crown Point, Indiana
8:00am – 10:30am

Event Information

Nov. 18, 2019: CHINA Town Hall

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Aug 012019

On November 18, 2019, the University of Indianapolis will host a local conversation of the National Committee on US-China Relations’ China Town Hall. With support of IU’s East Asian Studies Center, Taft, and the America China Society of Indiana, the Town Hall centers on today’s political climate and how it warrants community discussions on the Sino-American relationship and the issues that are having an affect on us, our businesses, our educational institutions, and more. Nationally moderated by George Stephanopoulos with the three speakers below, the local discussion will be led by Russell Menyhart (Taft Stettinius & Hollister) and Professor Millind Thakar (University of Indianapolis).

November 18, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm
University of Indianapolis
Schwitzer Student Center, Hall B

Nov. 5, 2019: China International Import Expo

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Aug 082019

On November 5-10, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government will host the first ever China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Supported by The World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the event follows Chinese President Xi Jinping Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in order to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. Government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers are welcome to participate.

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Oct. 22, 2019: ACSI Hosts 2019 China Business Conference & Annual Gala

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Nov 052019

On October 22nd, ACSI hosted its fourth China Business Conference and Annual Gala at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. With more than 310 business and government leaders from the United States and China registered, the half-day event focused on the evolving business dynamics between the U.S. and China, how Indiana businesses can mitigate risk to develop successful strategies, and ended with a celebratory dinner with entertainment.

The Business Conference began with an Indiana-China Business Update by Weilin Long (China Director, Indiana Economic Development Corporation), a US-China Economic Briefing by Kingsley Lam (Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase), and a Political Overview by Russell Menyhart (Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister). Welcoming a special delegation from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Dr. Yao Zhizhong (Deputy Director, CASS) gave some thoughts on the Chinese perspective of the Trade War followed by an Intellectual Property Strategies presentation by Lee Li (Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels), and Trade & Tariffs Briefing by Christine Sohar Henter (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg).

Following a networking reception break, the Gala started with a special string quartet performance by Chinese students studying at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. The Gala continued with opening remarks by ACSI Chairman Mr. Harrison Ding followed by remarks by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mr. Jim Schellinger and Chinese Consul General Mr. Zhao Jian.  The Gala concluded with an award ceremony with Jingu N.A. Corp. winning ACSI’s “Friend of Indiana” Award and Dr. Joe Xu winning the Chen Legacy Award.

Oct. 22, 2019: ACSI’s China Business Conference & Annual Gala

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Apr 022019


On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) will host its ninth Annual Gala & China Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Beginning at 1:00pm, the China Business Conference will focus on the future of US-China business relations including trade, tariffs and bilateral investment.  Followed by a networking reception, the Gala will kickoff with traditional Chinese performances, dinner service, awards, silent auction and a keynote speech.


US-China Economic Briefing
Indiana-China Business Update
US-China Political Overview and Future Outlook
Intellectual Property Strategies & Solutions
Trade & Tariffs Briefing


Hilton Indianapolis
120 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

11:30am   VIP Lunch 贵宾午餐
1:00pm     Business Conference 商务会议
4:30pm     Networking 商业网络
6:30pm     Annual Gala Dinner 年度晚宴

Full Agenda

Ticket Information

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Oct. 16, 2019: Business Opportunities with Hong Kong Briefing

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Sep 032019

Join us on October 16th as we welcome Mr. Ralph Chow, Regional Director of HKTDC to Indianapolis! The event will feature an update on the Hong Kong market, the ASEAN region, and opportunities for American companies to grow their business internationally.

About Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC):
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.

The HKTDC organizes international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels.


Free ACSI Members
$15 Non-Members