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On November 5-10, 2018, 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.
More information available at: www.ciie.org
On Saturday, November 3rd, tax and financial experts Jianmei Lin, Lucia Chen, and Hong Nie will be hosting a College Education Funds Planning Seminar at 10:00am at Formosa Buffet Restaurant, 6304 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
During the seminar, Hong Nie will share the opportunity on how to utilize your spare time to earn extra money for your children’s future college contribution. Lucia Chen will share with you on how and when to start building your children’s education fund. She will also demonstrate different ways of education funds saving plans , including plan 529 to fit your best need.
In this seminar we will help many Chinese families to prepare for future college expenses and plan ahead together with our tax and financial experts. All the seminar attendees will be provided a free lunch buffet at Formosa Buffet Restaurant. Please RSVP with Jianmei (574)329-3047. First come first serve. This seminar is in Chinese only.
For many companies, globalization is a goal if it’s not already a reality. As organizations expand their global operations and relationships, the need to improve their global leadership infrastructure is becoming increasingly important.
Leadership Across Cultures is a two-day training program designed to develop cross-cultural leadership competencies essential to being competitive in today’s global market. Details about the 2018 installation of Leadership Across Cultures will be announced soon. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts who work in the global arena while also being instructed on practices and attitudes necessary to being successful when working across cultures.
For more information, please visit: https://www.internationalcenter.org/leadership-across-cultures/
On October 16th, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) signed memorandum’s of understanding with World Trade Center-Indianapolis (WTC-Indy) and the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. (ICCCI) at ACSI’s China Business Conference and Annual Gala.
The agreement with WTC-Indy seeks joint collaborations to encourage and support business, economic, educational, and governmental exchanges between Indiana and China in addition to partnering to provide a soft landing zone for Chinese investment in Indiana.
The agreement with ICCCI seeks to provide a platform for Chinese-Americans living in Indiana with access to business and investment resources. Both ACSI and ICCCI will collaborate on fostering a China-friendly environment in Indiana.
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) hosted its seventh Annual Gala & Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Kicking off with welcoming remarks by Elaine Bedel (President, Indiana Economic Development Corp.), the Business Conference featured panels and presentations on the US-China Economic & Trade Outlook, Foreign Direct Investment & Inbound Business, and Export, Trade & Tariffs. Co-led by ACSI and the Chinese Consulate, the Conference also featured an economic development roundtable with Indiana economic developers on best practices given the current US-China trade frictions.
The Annual Gala started with a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres, ping pong and a photo exhibition featuring the 40th anniversary of the opening of China. Acting Chinese Consul General Mr. Liu Jun offered keynote remarks followed by performances by the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. ACSI also awarded its Friend of China, Friend of Indiana, and Chen Legacy Awards to Buchanan Group, BWI Group and Agnes Wolverton respectively.
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) will host its seventh Annual Gala & Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Beginning at 1:00pm, the 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.
Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 1:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hilton Indianapolis
12:00pm VIP Lunch (invitation only)
1:30pm Welcoming Remarks
Ms. Elaine Bedel (President, Indiana Economic Development Corporation)
1:50pm US-China Economic and Trade Outlook
Ms. Crystal Zhang (Partner, RSM US LLP)
2:40pm Foreign Direct Investment and Inbound Business Discussion
Ms. Wenyue Zhang (Executive Director, CGCC-Chicago)
Mr. Pete Brown (Manager, Hidea Power Machinery)
Mr. Jason Hester (Greater Columbus Economic Development)
Mr. Matthew Levy (Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP)
3:55pm Economic Development Roundtable
3:55pm Export, Trade and Tariffs Discussions
Ms. Doris Anne Sadler (President, World Trade Center – Indy)
Mr. Adilet-Sultan Meimanaliev (Director of GHSVI, Lilly)
Dr. Craig Seidelson (Director, First Bridge Consultancy)
5:00pm Networking and Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Opening Performance
6:40pm Chairman’s Address
Mr. Harrison Ding (CEO, MLS.com/HiElites Education)
6:50pm Dinner and Entertainment
7:25pm Keynote Speech
Mr. Jun Liu (Acting Consul General, Chinese Consulate)
7:45pm Awards Ceremony
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Beijing West Industries
Confucius Institute at IUPUI
Eli Lilly and Company
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Hancock Economic Development Council
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center
RSM US LLP
The twelfth annual China Town Hall, focused on US-China Relations and Contemporary China, will feature a lecture by Prof. Katherine Kaup of Furman University followed by an interactive webcast with the Hon. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.
Tuesday, October 9th
4:45pm – 7:00pm
Hodge Hall 2083
1309 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
On Thursday, October 4th, Americans for Free Trade will host “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” at Regions Bank Tower, 5th Floor Conference Center // One Indiana Square, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
The event will include a panel comprised of Indianapolis-area business owners and farmers, retailers and manufacturers who will share stories about their aspirations to grow their business through expanded export opportunities. They will also share how their workers’ livelihoods are impacted by the current multi-faced trade war. Finally, the panel will discuss how consumers may be impacted by tariff measures.
The roundtable is part of a nationwide, grassroots effort “The Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” that is backed by over 100 of the nation’s largest trade organizations that represent thousands of agriculture producers, manufacturers, workers and consumers across the country. For more information regarding this effort, please visit our site at www.tariffshurttheheartland.com or RSVP at http://landing.tariffshurt.com/rsvp-indiana