Colin Renk

Mar. 24: U.S.-China Agriculture SME Showcase

 Posted by on December 8, 2021  Events, Upcoming Events  Comments Off on Mar. 24: U.S.-China Agriculture SME Showcase
Dec 082021
 

Is your company a U.S.-based small agriculture business eyeing the Chinese market?
Are you interested in entering the China market but don’t know where to start?
Would you like to learn from top experts the keys to business success in China?

Join the US Heartland China Association and ACSI for the inaugural US-China Agriculture SME Showcase on March 24th, a virtual showcase event accompanied by a virtual exhibit hall with education resources to help Ag SMEs from both the US and China to gain visibility, connections, and business leads. Agriculture SMEs are encouraged to apply to be showcased at the event (for free).

https://usheartlandchina.org/projects-events/agriculture-sme-showcase/

Dec. 14, 2021: Lilly to Collaborate with Chinese Company

 Posted by on December 14, 2021  News  Comments Off on Dec. 14, 2021: Lilly to Collaborate with Chinese Company
Dec 142021
 

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has inked a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Regor Therapeutics Group, which is co-located in China and Boston. Lilly says as part of the deal, the companies will work together to discover, develop and commercialize novel therapies for metabolic disorders.

Per the terms of the agreement, Lilly will have a license to select Regor intellectual property, for which it will be responsible for the clinical development, manufacturing and worldwide commercialization, except in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

“Through this collaboration, we will have the opportunity to expand treatment options available to patients suffering from metabolic disorders,” said Dr. Ruth Gimeno, vice president, diabetes research and clinical investigation at Lilly. “Regor’s technology will also allow Lilly to further accelerate innovation and deliver breakthrough therapies in obesity and diabetes.”

Regor will receive an upfront payment of $50 million, with the potential to receive up to $1.5 billion in payments based on the achievement of certain milestones, as well as tiered royalties. The initial payment partially includes an equity investment by Lilly.

Courtesy: Inside Indiana Business

Nov. 13, 2021: Zhejiang International Friendship Cities Expo

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Aug 122021
 

On November 13-15, the America China Society of Indiana and Indiana Economic Development Corporation will participate in the Zhejiang International Friendship Cities Expo, a component of the China Yiwu Commodities Fair 2021. As part of the event, we will be collaborating on an Indiana Booth promoting Hoosier businesses, industries, investment and trade opportunities to Chinese audiences.

Want to promote your company in China? All ACSI Members are eligible to list their organization at the booth for free. To secure your spot, send the following information to colin.renk@americachinasociety.org by September 15th:

  • Company Name & Industry:
  • Company Summary:
  • Business Interests:
  • Website:
  • Contact Information:

Not a member? Learn more about membership and join us today!

Nov. 5, 2021: Economic Aspects of the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Global Economy

 Posted by on October 25, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on Nov. 5, 2021: Economic Aspects of the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Global Economy
Oct 252021
 

IU-CASS Research Workshop Session 1: Economic Aspects of the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Global Economy

The IU-CASS Research Workshop Series is proud to host a webinar on Economic Aspects of the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Global Economy. This event focuses on economic policies in the global pandemic and post-pandemic world. We will pay special emphasis on economic policies in China and in the Western World. For China the “Dual Circulation” of domestic and international economic aspects and their relationship will be discussed. For the Western World, the mix of public/ governmental and of private/market responses to the epidemic and their interaction will be analyzed. The presentations will utilize basic economic theory and a consideration of relevant data.

Speakers

Dr. XU Qiyuan
Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Dr. Gerhard Glomm
Department of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington

Moderator

Dr. XIAO Lisheng
Director of Global Macroeconomy Research Division, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

 

Register for free: https://iu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wtEN8A7_TLmQmbJfJLYl3A

Nov. 4, 2021: US Export Controls Webinar

 Posted by on October 20, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on Nov. 4, 2021: US Export Controls Webinar
Oct 202021
 

Recent U.S. government efforts to extend the reach and impact of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions offers potential lessons regarding current and future legal risks.  Matt Lapin and Sunny Yang of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP will share current enforcement trends and risks, as well as discuss future legislative and regulatory activities impacting compliance risks.

Please join this discussion hosted by the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and America China Society of Indiana, on November 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET. This event is free for members.

Time:
November 4 (Thursday), 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Event Registration:
https://www.columbuschinesechamber.org/events-1/us-export-controls-currentevents-future-trends-1

Dial-in and Zoom virtual meeting information will be sent out before the event.

Admission:
FREE for all three chamber Members
$21.53/person* for Non-Members

Oct. 26, 2021: ACSI Hosts China Business Conference

 Posted by on October 28, 2021  News  Comments Off on Oct. 26, 2021: ACSI Hosts China Business Conference
Oct 282021
 

On October 26th, ACSI hosted its sixth annual China Business Conference on an online platform which included virtual exhibition booths, B2B directory, and interactive livestream. The half-day event, which hosted more than 135 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. Speakers and panelists included:

 

After the Business Conference, a networking reception was held at Barnes & Thornburg’s downtown Indianapolis office. New Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mr. Brad Chambers delivered welcome remarks followed by the presentation of ACSI’s “Chen Legacy Award” to Mr. Harrison Ding.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors who helped make this event a success!

Oct. 26, 2021: ACSI’s China Business Conference

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Aug 042021
 

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.

Live Stream + Post-Event Access:
The Livestream will be conducted via Zoom in English and begin at 8:00am ET on Tuesday, October 26th. 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.

In-Person Networking Reception:

Network with other professionals at Barnes & Thornburg’s downtown Indianapolis office and enjoy cocktails and appetizers.

Note: Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn at the event.


Agenda:

8:00am        Live Feed Begins
8:05am        Welcome Remarks
8:10am        China Policies on U.S.: Chinese Blocking Statute
8:50am        U.S.-China Economic Market Update: Trade & Investment
9:20am        Understanding the CFIUS Process for FDI
9:50am        Analysis and impacts of Endless Frontiers Act
10:20am      Surviving 2020: Lessons Learned & Where We Go From Here Roundtable
11:10am       Indiana Export Report
11:35am       Future of US-China Business Relations Roundtable
12:20pm      End of Live Stream

 

4:00pm In-Person Networking Reception Opens
7:00pm In-Person Networking Reception Closes


Speakers & Panelists:


Sponsorship & Tickets

Title Sponsor – $4,000 ACSI Member // $5,000 Non-Member

  • Unlimited Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Large advertisement in program materials and website
  • Sponsored Panel/Presentation
  • Access to Attendee List
  • Provides Complimentary Tickets for 6 Indiana/Chinese SMEs
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Recognition as Event Co-Chair
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Red Sponsor – $2,000 ACSI Member // $2,500 Non-Member

  • Up to 50 Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Small advertisement in program materials and website
  • Sponsored Panel/Presentation
  • Access to Attendee List
  • Provides Complimentary Tickets for 2 Indiana/Chinese SMEs
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Blue Sponsor – $1,000 ACSI Member // $1,250 Non-Member

  • Up to 20 Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Individual Registration $40 ACSI Member // $75 Non-Member

Register now at acsi2021.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Colin at colin.renk@americachinasociety.org

Oct. 25, 2021: US-China Business Relations From the Perspective of the American Heartland

 Posted by on October 25, 2021  News  Comments Off on Oct. 25, 2021: US-China Business Relations From the Perspective of the American Heartland
Oct 252021
 

“Is it too late to invest in China? Have tariffs and rising political tensions ended future opportunities for US business interests in China? These are the questions that business leaders have pondered since the onset of the US-China trade war in 2018. Some American business professionals would answer a resounding ‘yes,’ particularly as troves of foreign businesses have begun the process of decoupling from China amid a growing pessimism regarding the state of bilateral relations. On the other hand, some statistics have boldly declared that trade relations are better than ever. In fact, US trade in goods with China is up 36% through the first eight months of 2021 from the pre-pandemic environment in 2019.

In order to obtain a clearer understanding of the current state and future outlook of US-China business relations on a local level, we spoke with the directors of two different US-based China business organizations. Both Pat McAloon, the Executive Director of the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Colin Renk, Executive Director of the America China Society of Indiana, oversee the operations of their respective non-profit organizations that specialize in assisting local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to do business in China. Leveraging their member networks of SMEs and their own day-to-day experience, both Pat and Colin provided unique perspectives on US-China business relations from the point-of-view of the American heartland.”

Read Full Article: https://thechinaguys.com/us-china-foundation-business-relations-american-heartland/

Oct. 21, 2021: Allison Transmission to Invest $42M in China-based Jing-Jin Electric

 Posted by on October 21, 2021  News  Comments Off on Oct. 21, 2021: Allison Transmission to Invest $42M in China-based Jing-Jin Electric
Oct 212021
 

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) says it is making a strategic equity investment in Jing-Jin Electric, headquartered in China. Allison plans to invest $42 million as part of JJE’s initial public offering in the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Allison says the investment follows a recently-announced strategic partnership between the two companies, as well as a debt financing commitment from Allison. The company says the investments will support JJE’s commercial electric product development, testing and manufacturing efforts in North America.

“This investment, in support of the Allison and JJE collaboration, is an exciting development that highlights Allison’s continued commitment to, and investments in, the commercial electric vehicle space,” David Graziosi, chief executive officer of Allison Transmission, said in a news release. “In further support of the relationship, Allison is proud to participate in JJE’s initial public offering as a strategic investor.”

Jing-Jin Electric manufactures electric motor, inverter, and integrated propulsion systems for the electric vehicle market.

Courtesy: Inside Indiana Businesss