Aug. 19: Expression of Diplomacy Performance

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Aug 142019

The Indianapolis-Hangzhou Sister City Committee (IHSCC) and International and Latino Affairs of the Mayor’s Office of Indianapolis cordially invite you to attend Expression of Diplomacy, a special performance night celebrating the Indianapolis and Hangzhou partnerships. This event is to be held at the Shortridge High School Theater (3401 N. Meridian St., IN 46208) on Monday August 19th @7:00-8:30 pm


Ticket purchases and donations can be made through . All proceeds from this event will go to fund of the IHSCC International Education Exchange Program supporting Indianapolis public school students China trip. The ticket costs and contributions are tax deductible.. .


The mission of IHSCC International Education Exchange Program is to increase the global learning opportunities for public school students of Indianapolis through education exchanges with Indianapolis sister city Hangzhou China.


This is a continuing effort of the Indianapolis Sister City Committees to expose the Indianapolis communities to other cultures and to prepare young generations for a global economy.Your participation and contributions will make differences!

Sep. 17: CGCC-Chicago Annual Gala

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Aug 082019

On September 17, 2019, the China General Chamber of Commerce – Chicago (CGCC-Chicago) will host its fourth Annual Gala in downtown Chicago. With a theme of “Synergy”, the Annual Gala will celebrate the achievements of the forty-year relationship between the United States and China.

12:30pm  Opening
1:00pm    Speeches and Forum
4:00pm    B2B Matchmaking Meeting
5:30pm    Cocktail Reception
6:30pm    Dinner Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Oct. 22: ACSI’s China Business Conference & Annual Gala

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Apr 022019


On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) will host its ninth Annual Gala & China Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Beginning at 1:00pm, the China Business Conference will focus on the future of US-China business relations including trade, tariffs and bilateral investment.  Followed by a networking reception, the Gala will kickoff with traditional Chinese performances, dinner service, awards, silent auction and a keynote speech.


US-China Economic Briefing
Indiana-China Business Update
US-China Political Overview and Future Outlook
Intellectual Property Strategies & Solutions
Trade & Tariffs Briefing



Hilton Indianapolis
120 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

11:30am   VIP Lunch 贵宾午餐
1:00pm     Business Conference 商务会议
4:30pm     Networking 商业网络
6:30pm     Annual Gala Dinner 年度晚宴

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Nov. 5: China International Import Expo

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Aug 082019

On November 5-10, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government will host the first ever China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Supported by The World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the event follows Chinese President Xi Jinping Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in order to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. Government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers are welcome to participate.

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May 3, 2019: World Trade Day

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Apr 022019

May 3, 2019 | 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Alexander Hotel
333 Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

At this year’s World Trade Day, we are exploring all the ways that you can get involved in the global economy. Whether you are a small to medium sized business owner that is curious about the exporting process, or a professional interested in building a workforce for our global economy, we have a track designed for you.

For the small to medium sized business, our export sessions will cover how to:

  • Select your target international markets
  • Find customers abroad
  • Execute the export

For those interested in the global workforce, we will cover topics including:

  • Developing a workforce for a global economy
  • Hiring international talent

After the sessions are over, our keynote luncheon will provide updates on how the latest international trade developments impact Indiana.

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Apr. 26, 2019: Engaging Across Cultures

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Apr 022019


The International Center’s workshop will prepare you to succeed in engaging across cultures – whether you’re a seasoned global professional or new to intercultural interactions.
Gain valuable insight and perspective from guest speakers, experts, and staff in an interactive and educational session alongside your fellow professionals and internationalists.
Attendance is limited, so reserve your space today! 

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Apr. 8, 2019: “Managing Today’s Borderless Challenges: Learning from ASEAN” Lecture

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Mar 182019

Monday, April 8, 2019
Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall)
Indiana University- Bloomington

This lecture is free and open to the public.
No RSVP or tickets are required.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at

The Lecturer:

David L. Carden served as the first resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As U.S. ambassador, Carden oversaw the broadening engagement of the United States in Southeast Asia, which included the Obama administration’s 2011 “pivot” or “rebalance” to the region. His responsibilities included supporting ASEAN economic integration and advocating for the systemic changes necessary to promote peaceful and prosperous growth in the region.

Under his leadership, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN addressed the issues inherent in realizing ASEAN’s aspirations. These included economic development, trade liberalization, intellectual property protection, developing the rule of law and more effective governance, human rights, pandemic prevention and preparedness, advancing health care and educational opportunities, terrestrial and maritime environmental protection, managing the region’s fisheries and natural resources, responding to deforestation and climate change, food and water security, and advancing programs to increase the resilience of ASEAN’s people and institutions.

Prior to his ambassadorship, Carden was a partner in Jones Day’s New York office where he co-chaired the Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Practice. He has represented clients in some of the largest securities fraud class actions ever litigated, including the defense of Lehman Brothers in the Enron Litigation and Union Excess in the In Re AIG Securities Litigation. He was special litigation counsel in the Lehman Brothers Holding Bankruptcy and was responsible for coordinating the defense of litigation and conducting investigations in numerous foreign jurisdictions.

Carden holds a J.D. from Indiana University and a B.A. from DePauw University. He serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Indiana University and as advisor to the IU Center for Rural Engagement.

The Lecture:

Patrick O’Meara has been Indiana University’s ambassador to the world. As a faculty member in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, director of the African Studies Program, dean of international programs, and IU’s first vice president for international affairs, O’Meara has greatly expanded the range and depth of international activities at IU. The Patrick O’Meara International Lecture celebrates O’Meara’s service to IU and continues his legacy of enriching IU’s international engagement by bringing international thinkers and scholars of note to campus.