The 2013 Sister Cities Festival hosted by the Mayor’s Office of International and Cultural Affairs on Sept. 14th gave visitors a chance to get a taste of new cultures. ACSI was among the many international organizations represented that day. To get a taste at ACSI’s table, visitors had to harness their chopstick prowess to collect pieces of candy of varying sizes which presented a challenge to children as well as adults. ACSI shared their table with The Asian Learning Center who provided supplies for the game. Aside from the game, staff from both groups were able to increase awareness about their organizations and to network with individuals interested in upcoming events and opportunities.
The Chinese Festival celebrates and shares the excitement of the Chinese culture and heritage with residents of Indiana. Visitors will experience and even participate in the famed lion and dragon dances, art exhibits, tai chi, musical and dance performances, crafts, and sports such as ping pong, badminton, Chinese yo yo and Chinese jump rope. With delicious Chinese food will be available on site, visitors can finish the evening with a lantern walk along the canal.
Date: September 21, 2013
Time: Noon – 7:00pm
Location: Military Park, Indianapolis
For more information, please visit www.indianapolischinesefestival.com.
This half-day seminar will feature in-depth discussions on business issues affecting international organizations. Click here to register. Discussion topics:
- China M&A and Multi-Jurisdictional Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures in China
- Best Practices and Emerging Trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Laws
- Protecting IP in China
- Global Mobility and Management of Employees and Employee Benefits in China
- Banking and Finance in China
- International Tax Planning
- Marketing Strategies in China: How U.S. Companies Cope
Date: September 20, 2013
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 350 W. Maryland Street, Indianapolis
For young and old, the Indianapolis Sister City Festival is an exciting culture celebration for all! Come and share the fun with your family and friends. Enjoy our World Sports Park, Kid Karnival, Global Explorer, World Stage and Global Crossroads.
Date: September 14, 2013
Time: Noon – 6:00pm
Location: Georgia Street, Indianapolis, IN
Click here for more information.
Efforts to promote and strengthen intellectual property agreements between U.S. and Chinese businesses and entrepreneurs are at the heart of recent U.S-China government strategic and economic dialogues.
This session will bring together experts and seek contributions from those engaged in U.S. and Chinese law, business, and regulation to discuss practical ways U.S. and Chinese companies, entrepreneurs, and academic researchers can better address the opportunities and challenges of mutual technology development, collaboration and commercialization.
Date: September 9, 2013
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Exports of consumer food products are growing three times faster than sales here in the U.S. They have soared in recent years in response to consumers’ growing purchasing power and lower trade barriers. This seminar will provide an overview of the opportunities available around the globe and what’s involved with learning to export.
Date: August 27, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Location: Normandy Barn, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
Please click here to register and for more information.
More than 60 individuals attended ACSI’s Summer Social at Victory Field on August 15, 2013. Prior to the game, attendees had a chance to socialize over food and drinks allowing new and old members, as well as guests, to meet each other.
ACSI’s 2013 Annual Gala was held on April 25th at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This Year of the Snake-themed event featured a silent auction, dinner, traditional Chinese performances, and speeches by leaders within the Indianapolis community. The gala was attended by over 200 people and the success of this event helped to ensure the financial success of the organization in the coming year.
Thank you to the more than 60 individuals who came out to ACSI’s Summer Social at Victory Field!
A special thank you First Merchants Bank, Ogletree Deakins, Gaylor, IEDC and Hylant whose much appreciated support make events like these possible.
ACSI and the Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities hosted an Internship Matchmaker for Mandarin-speaking students on Feb. 6, 2013. This event was targeted specifically at students whose first language was not likely English and who may often face barriers to finding internships during college because of their US residency status. Purdue University has one of the highest international student populations in the county and creating an event for a specific portion of this population provided a unique opportunity to place many eager students with well-developed skillsets at Indiana companies.