Colin Renk

Oct. 18: Strategies for IP Protection in China

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Sep 202017

China IP Roadshow

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Indianapolis, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local business people and IP experts—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. The program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO is conducting across the United States.

Topics to be covered include:

Creating an IP portfolio in China—general overview
• How to enforce IP in China
• How to enforce IP in the United States
• Indiana businesses’ experience with IP protection in China

Wednesday, October 18th
8:30am – 5:00pm

Inlow Hall
Wynne Courtroom and Atrium
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Sep 052017

Tianjin Troupe

Sunday, October 29th
3:00pm at The Palladium in Carmel

Established in 1957, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China is one of that nation’s top acrobatic troupes, with more than 100 performers enacting feats of acrobatics, magic and martial arts.

The company has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and its members have performed their acts with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and other leading circus attractions. The current North American tour features award-winning highlights from several of the group’s recent productions.

Use promo code ACSI by logging on to our website at or by calling the Box Office at 317.843.3800. This promo code will activate a special discounted ticket price because of your involvement with the America China Society of Indiana. Student tickets are also available.

Nov. 14: ACSI’s China Business Conference

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Mar 162017


On Tuesday, November 14th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its second China Business Conference at The Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The half-day, outbound focused event will feature presentations on China’s economic outlook, an update from the 19th Party Congress, education, and ecommerce.

Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Conrad Indianapolis

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8:00am      Registration
8:30am      Welcome Remarks
8:40am      Briefing on China’s 19th Party Congress
9:20am      China-Indiana Economic Report
10:00am    Break
10:15am     eCommerce in China
11:00am     Education as an Export
11:30am     Manufacturing in China


 Per Ticket Cost – ACSI Members $25 // Non-Members $75


To Register, please visit

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

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Sep. 23, 2017: Indianapolis Chinese Festival

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Jul 092017

The city of Indianapolis is hosting the eighth annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival downtown on September 23, at IUPUI Wood Plaza from noon to 6 p.m.. This festival is held during the month of Chinese Moon Festival, which is the second largest Chinese festival after Chinese New Year.  The Moon festival in China is a celebration of the harvest with family and friends.

IUPUI Wood Plaza
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, September 23rd
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Aug. 29, 2017: ACSI’s Sixth Annual Gala

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Mar 162017


On Tuesday, August 29th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its sixth annual gala at The Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The event will feature a networking cocktail hour, dinner service, keynote speech and traditional Chinese dance performances.

Date: Tuesday, August 29th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Conrad Indianapolis

Sponsorship Information

Per Ticket Cost – ACSI Members $150 // Non-Members $200

To Register, please contact Colin Renk at

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
2017 Sponsors

Sep 052017


The America China Society of Indiana (ACSI), a membership-based non-profit which facilitates bilateral business opportunities between Indiana and China, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the Zhejiang International Investment Promotion Center (ZIIPC) at the Indiana-Zhejiang 30th Anniversary Celebration & Business Seminar at the Indiana Convention Center.

The agreement, witnessed by Governor Holcomb and Zhejiang Party Secretary Mr. Che Jun, aims to strengthen the business and economic ties between the state of Indiana and its sister province Zhejiang. Through this new platform, Indiana businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals will be able to promote their products and services to potential partners in Zhejiang.

“Today marks a new chapter in the Indiana-China business relationship,” said Colin Renk, executive director of ACSI. “Through this agreement, organizations will have direct lines of communication with their counterparts in Zhejiang to provide more business opportunities for Indiana companies and more jobs for Hoosier workers.”

Between 2006-2016, Indiana’s goods exports to China rose 282% compared to the 51% growth rate in Indiana goods exported to the rest of the world. In 2015, Indiana’s exports to China supported 20,300 American jobs.

“For the past thirty years, Zhejiang has had a prosperous relationship with Indiana and we believe that by signing this agreement, our cooperation will be even better,” said Mr. Lu Weiqi, director of the Zhejiang International Investment Promotion Center.

Sep 052017


Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined economic and cultural stakeholders from Indiana and China’s Zhejiang Province today to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Indiana-Zhejiang sister-state relationship, celebrating economic, cultural and educational efforts shared between the two states.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our 30 years of friendship with Zhejiang Province and reaffirm our cultural and economic ties,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It’s partnerships like this that help propel Indiana and Zhejiang to new levels, creating new business opportunities and enhancing international trade. As our future unfolds, I look forward to seeing the benefits that come from our global partnership.”

During the celebration, Gov. Holcomb and Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, the highest-ranking official in the province and a member of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress, renewed the Indiana-Zhejiang sister-state agreement that dates back to 1987. The agreement reaffirms the Indiana-Zhejiang sister-state relationship to further enhance economic relations, encourage industrial innovation and foster cultural, educational and healthcare exchanges.

After the ceremony, government, educational and business leaders participated in a business matchmaking seminar, allowing China-based firms and Indiana companies with operations in China to strengthen trade opportunities. Guests also had the opportunity to visit a tourism exhibition, which highlighted Zhejiang’s culture and tourist destinations.

Since 2010, China-based companies have announced plans to invest $217.4 million and create more than 929 new jobs in Indiana. Earlier this year, BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd announced plans to locate its first U.S. production facility in Indiana, creating up to 440 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

Indiana is home to approximately 800 foreign-owned business that provide more than 170,000 quality jobs for Indiana residents. In 2016, more than $1.7 billion in exports were sent to Chinese markets from Indiana, making the country Indiana’s fourth largest-export location in the world.

Jul 062017


On Thursday, August 24th, the State of Indiana and the America China Society of Indiana will host the Indiana-Zhejiang 30th Anniversary Celebration and Business Seminar at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The half-day event, led by Indiana Governor Mr. Eric Holcomb and Zhejiang Party Secretary Mr. Che Jun, will feature a business matchmaking seminar, a signing ceremony re-affirming our sister state relationship, and a special photo exhibition cataloging the Indiana-Zhejiang Relationship. Lunch will be provided.

Zhejiang Company Profiles

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Thursday, August 24th
9:00am – 1:00pm

Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue


June 29, 2017: CGCC Chicago Conference

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May 252017

The China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago (CGCC Chicag0), in partnership with the World Business Chicago and China Investment Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Commerce PRC, is hosting the 2017 Annual Gala of CGCC Chicago – “New Era – Opportunities & Challenges in U.S.-China Economic Cooperation”. During the recent Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, agreed to launch a 100-day plan to strengthen the trade and investment ties to boost cooperation between the two nations.

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