Colin Renk

Jan. 12, 2021: Selling Online to China + New Year Networking

 Posted by on December 31, 2020  Past Events  Comments Off on Jan. 12, 2021: Selling Online to China + New Year Networking
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On January 12th, join Tony Shan (Head of Americas, TMall Global) along with Fiona Chan (Marketing Manager, IBT Online) and Andrew Lawlor (Business Development Manager, IBT Online) to understand what it takes to succeed in Chinese e-tailing. After the presentations and Q&A, network with other participants from ACSI, the Greater Columbus (OH) Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
10:00am Presentations
10:45am Q&A with Presenters
11:00am Virtual 1-on-1 Networking
11:30am Program Ends

Nov. 19, 2020: ACSI Hosts China Business Conference Online

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On November 19th, ACSI hosted its fifth annual China Business Conference on an online platform which included virtual exhibition booths, B2B program, and interactive livestream. The half-day event, which hosted more than 190 business and government leaders, focused on the changing business  dynamic between the U.S. and China and how Indiana businesses can cope with trade uncertainties. Presentations included Chinese Business Perspective on the Trade War, Exporting in the COVID-era Panel Discussion, Indiana-to-China Case Study: LHP Engineering Solutions, Trade & Tariff Considerations for U.S. Companies, Policy Roundtable—Recommendations for the Next Administration, Immigration, Visas & Global Mobility, and the Future of International Students in U.S.
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Nov. 19, 2020: ACSI’s Virtual China Business Conference

 Posted by on September 11, 2020  Past Events  Comments Off on Nov. 19, 2020: ACSI’s Virtual China Business Conference
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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. While restrictions prevented us from hosting an in-person China Business Conference & Annual Gala, we’ve decided not only to take everything online, but expand the event like never before. Companies, Partners, and Speakers are no longer restricted by visas and transportation; allowing greater participation from across the U.S. and China. Not able to participate during the livestream on November 19th? No problem! All presentations, panels, and discussions will be recorded for you to access at your convenience. Additionally, our innovative business-to-business matchmaking system and Virtual Exhibition Booths allows participants to choose a public or private forum to connect with other businesses. With the U.S.-China business relationship evolving each day, join us in November to stay up-to-date with the latest information from our array of experts.

Details:

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Time: 8:00am – Noon ET (Live Stream)
Distribution: Online and On-Demand
Registration: http://acsi2020.eventbrite.com/

Agenda:

8:00am Live Feed Begins
8:05am Welcome Remarks
8:10am Chinese Business Perspective on the Trade War
8:40am Exporting in the COVID-era Panel Discussion
9:20am Indiana-to-China Case Study: LHP Engineering Solutions
9:35am Trade & Tariff Considerations for U.S. Companies
10:05am Policy Roundtable –Recommendations for the Next Administration
10:50am Immigration, Visas, and Global Mobility Presentation
11:20am Future of International Students in U.S. Education
12:00pm End of Live Stream


Speakers:

About the Conference:

ACSI’s China Business Conference will be held online via a password-protected microsite that will become available to registered participants. The microsite will include the Livestream, Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Exhibition Booths, and B2B Directory.

Conference Live Stream:

The Livestream will be conducted via Zoom in English and begin at 8:00am ET on Thursday, November 19th. Each presentation and panel will be recorded and uploaded on the microsite for registrants to access after the event.

B2B Directory:

The Business-to-Business (B2B) Directory is an optional, opt-in program which allows registrants to list their organization, business interests, and contact information to share and network with other businesses that have registered for the event.

Exhibition Booths :

Eligible sponsors and partners will be allocated a Virtual Exhibition Booth to highlight their organization’s business interests, company summary, industry, website, and marketing materials (including video) to other Conference registrants.

Questions? Contact Colin at colin.renk@americachinasociety.org

Sep. 23, 2020: International Cash Flow & Transfer Pricing Webinar

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Join executives from McGuire Sponsel and ACSI as they discuss the current challenges and opportunities in International Cash Flow. Topics will include: best practices for International Operations Cash Flow Management, International Transfer Pricing, and the opportunities and pitfalls for U.S. companies expanding internationally in the COVID-era.

Cost: Free
Time: 11:00am – Noon ET
Delivery: Zoom (link sent 48 hours before event)
Registration: acsiwebinar.eventbrite.com

Aug. 12, 2020: International Supply Chain Opportunities & Exclusions Webinar

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Join executives from Livingston International, Taft Law Firm, and ACSI as they discuss the current challenges and opportunities in International Supply Chain.  Topics will include: Section 301 Tariffs & Exclusions, New Hong Kong Status, Changing Regulatory Environment in the US & China, and Best Practices for Customs & Logistics.

Date: August 12, 2020

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Cost: Free

Delivery: Zoom (link sent 48 hours before event)

Registration: acsiwebinar.eventbrite.com

 

 

July 14, 2020: Chinese Sister State Donates 100,000 Masks for Coronavirus Relief

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The Provincial Government of Zhejiang, China has recently donated 100,000 medical masks to support coronavirus response and recovery efforts throughout the state of Indiana.

“It has been incredible to see Indiana companies and partners from across the world shifting gears to help support our health care providers on the frontline,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “We are grateful for the friendship Indiana has cultivated with Zhejiang Province over the last 30-plus years and for their continued partnership during these unprecedented times.”

The face masks were delivered to the State of Indiana for distribution to Indiana’s hospitals, first responders, long-term care facilities and health care providers treating COVID-19 patients. This donation was facilitated by the America China Society of Indiana, which served as the importer on record and intermediary for the shipment. Additional regulatory and customs support were provided by Livingston International.

Since 1987, the state of Indiana has maintained a sister-state relationship with Zhejiang Province. Last September, Governor Eric J. Holcomb made his first official state visit to Zhejiang, traveling with Indiana Secretary of Commerce Schellinger and representatives of the American China Society of Indiana. While there, the delegation visited Hoosier and Chinese businesses and joined provincial officials from Zhejiang Province to renew the Indiana-Zhejiang sister-state relationship, celebrating the economic, cultural and educational connections shared between the two states.

“As our state continues to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, this generous donation by the people of Zhejiang is welcome and truly appreciated,” said Colin Renk, executive director of the America China Society of Indiana. “It is during times of adversity that true friends are formed.”

This donation represents the sixth major PPE donation to the state of Indiana and its local communities by Chinese partners. Earlier this year, Westfield Outdoors, Faegre Drinker Shanghai Office and Shenzhen Diecasting Mold donated more than 105,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, gloves and gowns, to the state of Indiana. Additionally, the city of Hangzhou donated 10,000 medical masks to the city of Indianapolis; and the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, a capital campaign administered by coalition of seven Chinese-American non-profits throughout central Indiana, donated 22,500 PPEs to central Indiana hospital systems and medical centers.

July 6, 2020: ACSI Announces New Officers; Board Member

 Posted by on July 6, 2020  News  Comments Off on July 6, 2020: ACSI Announces New Officers; Board Member
Jul 062020
 

ACSI’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce its new Officers and Executive Committee for 2020-2022. Naomi Kwang (Barnes & Thornburg) has been nominated and confirmed as Board Chair with Andrea Richter-Garry (Indiana Economic Development Corporation) as Board Vice Chair. Brian Gildea (Centerpoint Energy) and Shen Liu Macheel (LHP) will both serve a second term as Board Treasurer and Secretary, respectively, with Harrison Ding (MLS/HiElites) rounding out the Committee as Past Chair.

The ACSI Board also confirmed the addition of Dr. Wendy Leutert (Indiana University) to it’s Board of Directors. Dr. Leutert currently serves as the GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade at IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and was recently named a China Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.