April 21: China Policy & Business Webinar

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Mar 232021

Recently, China announced the contents of its 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) and set national economic goals out to 2035. As a blueprint for China’s social, environmental, and economic development, what can we expect from China’s latest economic roadmap, and what does it mean for American businesses? Please join this discussion hosted by the America China Society of Indiana, Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce on April 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST.


Kim Kirkendall, President, International Resource Development, Inc.
John Holden, Senior Director, McLarty Associates
Sunny Yang, Attorney, Porter Wright

Following the presentation and Q&A, we will have 30 minutes of virtual speed-networking for attendees.


April 21, 2021 (Wednesday) 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET


Free for all three chamber members, $30/person* for Non-members.
Dial-in and Zoom virtual meeting information will be sent out before the event.


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May 20: Working with International Distributors Webinar

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Apr 132021

Creating and managing a distribution relationship in another country can be intimidating.

  • How do you find and evaluate a good partner?
  • What should be included in the contract?
  • What are some common pitfalls?
  • How do you minimize your business and legal risks?

Don’t go it alone and learn by trial and error.  This webinar will cover international distribution relationship do’s and don’ts and explain practical strategies to help you succeed in developing global partnerships.

We will discuss topics like: whether to allow the distributor to control local product registrations, how to plan for transition after termination, what does ‘exclusivity’ mean, practical documentary and structuring tips, and determining when it makes sense to form your own in-country presence and go direct.



Matt Levy: Partner, Faegre Drinker

Matt is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice with a focus on cross-border transactions and international trade.  He has experience in more than 40 countries helping both public and private companies expand and operate internationally.  He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, inbound and outbound foreign direct investment, corporate reorganizations, export controls and trade sanctions compliance (EAR, ITAR and OFAC programs), and US and foreign antitrust.  He acts as a business advisor to his clients and delivers practical solutions to complex problems.  Matt previously lived in China and speaks and reads Mandarin. 

Mar. 16, 2021: From Foundations to Frontiers

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Mar 082021

Join us for the presentation, “From Foundations to Frontiers”, a landmark study of the enduring contributions of Chinese Americans to American society from the 1800s to today.

The evidence-driven study details the contribution across the following seven industries: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Public Service and Politics, Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, Military & National Security, Public Health, and Science & Technology.

This virtual presentation will provoke curiosity and offer a new perspective on Chinese American contributions, while identifying, quantifying and showcasing the contributions of the Chinese American community through data and storytelling.

The event will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a facilitated discussion.

Meeting Registration – Zoom

Mar. 4, 2021: Business Opportunities in China’s Greater Bay Area Webinar

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Feb 152021

Join the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest and the Global Chamber for a discussion prompting the question “How can businesses capitalize on the growing business opportunities in China’s Greater Bay Area and ASEAN?” Our panel of global experts from Hong Kong and the Chicago markets share their insights and experience helping U.S. companies to enter new markets for expansion and beyond.

Jeffrey Campos, Executive Director of Global Chamber
Winchell Cheung, Midwest Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Thomas Wong, Partner of CW CPA
Nico Tung, Director of Asia Operations at Fox Racing
Mark Staublin, President of Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest

Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

Mar. 2, 2021: Virtual Roundtable with Craig Allen

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Feb 012021

Join Craig Allen (President, US-China Business Council) as he provides a quarterly update to ACSI Members on the latest coming out of Washington D.C. including insights into President Biden’s future China policies. Additionally, participants will be able to participate in a Q&A dialogue on how these changes may affect Indiana business.

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

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Dec 312020

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’s Virtual China Business Conference

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Sep 112020

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.


Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Time: 8:00am – Noon ET (Live Stream)
Distribution: Online and On-Demand


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


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

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

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Sep 112020

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)