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May 22, 2018: China – A Seminar on Intercultural Communication and Business

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Apr 172018

Join ACSI and the International Center on May 22nd for “China – A Seminar on Intercultural Communication and Business”. This seminar will cover appropriate etiquette, protocol and intercultural communication when in China or working with Chinese colleagues followed by a presentation on the current business trends and opportunities for Hoosier businesses.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am Seminar
11:00am – 11:30am Networking

The International Center
1 Indiana Square, Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204

$39 ACSI Members
$59 Non-Members


Apr. 21, 2018: Indy Asian American Times’ Constellation Awards

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Feb 182018

On Saturday, April 21st, the Indy Asian American Times (IAAT), a bi-weekly bilingual publication, will host the 2018 IAAT Constellation Awards Gala. This year’s theme, “Leaders in Asian Art and Culture”, will honor:

Asian Art Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Glen Kwok, Executive Director of the International Violin Competition
Judith O’Bannon, former First Lady of the State of Indiana
Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, President and CEO of the Children’s Museum
KP Singh, founder of KP Singh Designs
Telamon Foundation

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
120 West Market Street
April 21, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm

For more information, please email

Apr. 10, 2018: China & America: the New Geopolitical Equation

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Mar 292018

On Tuesday, April 10th, the Indiana Council on World Affairs welcomes Weilin Long to present the Great Decisions topic, “China & America: the New Geopolitical Equation.”  The discussion will cover China’s expansive strategy of economic diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, while the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements. How should the U.S. respond to this shift in the balance of power?

In addition to her service on the America China Society of Indiana Board, Weilin Long is the Global Chamber® Indianapolis Executive Director.

Schedule: April 10, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Carmel High School, Freshman Center
520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN 46032.
Park by Door #13, NW corner of the building

Register NOW <Event Registration> Walk-ins Welcome
Single-session: Walk-ins: $10 / College Students $5 / High School Students FREE

The Indiana Council on World Affairs, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization founded in 1955, as a member council of the World Affairs Councils of America, to present programs of global significance. One of these programs is the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions.

Apr. 10, 2018: World Trade Day

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Feb 182018

2018 World Trade Day: The Future of Trade and Indiana

A summit featuring updates on NAFTA and international trade agreements, plus discussion of how global commerce impacts Indiana and how companies can succeed globally

Target audience:

  • Companies of all sizes, domestic and international
  • Representatives from the government and non-profit sectors
  • International trade commissioners
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Local universities
  • Individuals interested in international trade


8:00 am Registration and breakfast

8:30 am Opening Session

8:45am Keynote Breakfast: The Administration’s Trade Policy: What Developments with NAFTA, U.S.- China Relations, and Other Trade Initiatives Mean for Indiana Business

Speaker: Leslie Griffin, Senior Vice President of International Public Policy at UPS, President of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)

9:30am Snapshot of trade in Indiana: Trends, challenges and opportunities

Speaker: Tom Guevara, Director, IU Public Policy Institute

9:40am Break and Exhibitor Booths

10:00am Breakout Session #1: MNC & SME collaboration in trade (concurrent sessions)

10:45am Breakout Session #2: Exports and FDI (concurrent sessions)

11:30am Break and Exhibitor Booths

11:45am Breakout Session #3: Doing Business In…

Two concurrent sessions on conducting business in Canada & Mexico, as well as other markets around the world.

12:30pm Lunch Plenary Panel: NAFTA: Canada, Mexico, and US

Speakers: Head Consul Luis Franco, Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis – and –

Consul General Douglas George, Consulate General of Canada in Detroit

The Hyatt Regency
1 s. Capitol Avenue
April 10, 2018
8:30am – 2:00pm

For more information, visit


Apr. 4, 2018: Meimanaliev Joins ACSI Board

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Apr 032018

ACSI is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Adilet-Sultan Meimanaliev to its Board of Directors! Mr. Meimanaliev serves as an International Corporate Affairs Operations manager in Lilly’s Global Corporate Affairs group to provide strategy and operations support to affiliate Corporate Affairs teams outside of the United States.

Adilet-Sultan joined Lilly in 2009 as an Associate in the Global Public Policy Department where he was responsible for developing and supporting the company’s external public policy positions and providing policy analysis and advice to affiliates.

Prior to joining Lilly, Adilet-Sultan worked in Central Asia with Procter & Gamble and international development agencies, such as the USAID, World Health Organization and World Bank. He worked as a health economist on health system reforms in Kyrgyzstan, a liaison with the Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network, and a regional policy advisor for tuberculosis control in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries. He co-authored several publications and research reports.

Adilet-Sultan earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the American University in Kyrgyzstan in 1999, his Master’s degree cum laude in Social Policy Analysis from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 2003, and a Master’s of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2009.

Adilet-Sultan is a founding member and former President of the Board of Indiana Ballet Conservatory, a pre-professional ballet school. He also served on the Board of A Children’s Habitat Montessori School.


Mar. 27, 2018: ACSI Co-Hosts Reception for Heavy Duty Truck Delegation

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Apr 022018

On Tuesday, March 27th, ACSI co-hosted a morning reception for a Heavy Duty Vehicle delegation at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis. In partnership with the USTDA, Indy Chamber and US Commercial Service, the delegation listened to presentations from  Hoosier Gasket, Advanced Industrial Marketing, Stant Corporation, EMP Engineered Machined Products and PRUV Mobility Ecosystem before engaging in networking with Indiana companies.

Mar. 27, 2018: How “Made in China” Became the World’s Most Recognized Brand

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Mar 142018

On Tuesday, March 27th, the University of Indianapolis and ACSI will host the “How Made in China Became the World’s Most Recognized Brand” seminar at the UIndy campus. Assistant Professor, and ACSI Board Member, Dr. Craig Seidelson will serve as keynote speaker for the 5:30 – 7:00pm event at Switzer 010.

March 27, 2018
5:30pm – 7:00pm
University of Indianapolis
Switzer 010


Mar. 27, 2018: Heavy Duty Vehicle Delegation Reception

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Mar 062018

On Tuesday, March 27th, ACSI will be co-hosting a morning reception for an incoming Chinese business delegation in downtown Indianapolis. In partnership with the USTDA, Indy Chamber and US Commercial Service, the delegation is interested in purchasing automotive components for heavy duty vehicles. If your company supplies automotive components and is interested in meeting with the delegation, please contact Colin at

China HDV RTM – Participating company and delegate information – Feb 20

Mar. 14, 2018: RSM Releases China Outlook 2018

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Mar 142018

The Real Economy publication is authored by, Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, RSM US LLP. Questions may be directed to Jon Davis, Indianapolis Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP.

What’s at stake in an increasingly tense U.S.-China relationship? Over the past four decades the economic and trade relationship between the U.S. and China has been dramatically transformed, growing from about $2 billion in 1979 to approximately $612.5 billion in 2017. In this issue of The Real Economy, Joe Brusuelas (Chief Economist, RSM US LLP) looks at how trade frictions and associated political noise increasingly overshadow the deep and broad economic relationship that supports growth in each country and across the global economy.

Full Report

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Mar. 2, 2018: ACSI Co-Hosts China Business Career Fair

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Mar 062018

On Friday, March 2nd, ACSI co-hosted the “Careers in China” Career Fair at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. In collaboration with Indiana University’s Career Services Council, Chinese Student Scholars Association, and Chinese Business Association, the event played host to nearly 20 companies and organizations in order to connect with American and Chinese students currently enrolled at Indiana University-Bloomington.