Dec 042017

Chinese Lantern Festival

From November 24th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018, the Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival will light up Indiana State Fairgrounds with 33 larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making. In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

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Dec. 5: Compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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Nov 172017

US Commercial Service

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

What every company doing business abroad needs to know

The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have devoted unprecedented resources to detecting and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). These violations are resulting in substantial financial penalties and prison sentences for those involved. Companies of all sizes and their employees have been held liable even when they did not know about improper conduct by their agents and channel partners. Clearly, the FCPA raises many compliance concerns of which exporters need to be aware. In this 90 minute breakfast briefing, Edwin Broecker, a partner with Quarles & Brady, LLP whose practice focuses on the FCPA and related international anti-corruption laws, will provide practical guidance on how you can avoid FCPA problems.

Event Dates

December 5, 2017 8:30 – 10 a.m.


135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 2400 Indianapolis, IN 46204-4404


$35 (breakfast included)

For More Information

Call 317-226-6290

Nov. 28, 2017: Global Indy Luncheon

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Nov 162017

WHERE BUSINESS GOES GLOBAL. Join us for the last Global Indy lunch of 2017 as we welcome the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association (CITCA). The program will feature a CITCA presentation and panel on how businesses can best engage with trade representatives for global growth opportunities. Networking will follow the presentation. Save your seat and register today!

WHAT IS CITCA? CITCA is a group of Trade Representatives representing the governments of nearly 40 countries. Based in Chicago, their jurisdiction is mostly for the Midwest Region of the United States. CITCA members seek to increase trade and investment between the Midwest and their countries by connecting companies, sharing information, organizing participation in trade shows, facilitating trade missions, and fostering academic partnerships, among other activities.

November 28, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm
City Hardware
136 North Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Nov. 14, 2017: ACSI’s China Business Conference

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Mar 162017


On Tuesday, November 14th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its second China Business Conference at The Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The half-day, outbound focused event will feature presentations on China’s economic outlook, an update from the 19th Party Congress, education, and ecommerce.

Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Conrad Indianapolis

Full Agenda and Speaker Bios

CBC Schedule

 Per Ticket Cost – ACSI Members $20 // Non-Members $60


To Register, please visit

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

2017 Sponsors

Sep 052017

Tianjin Troupe

Sunday, October 29th
3:00pm at The Palladium in Carmel

Established in 1957, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China is one of that nation’s top acrobatic troupes, with more than 100 performers enacting feats of acrobatics, magic and martial arts.

The company has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and its members have performed their acts with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and other leading circus attractions. The current North American tour features award-winning highlights from several of the group’s recent productions.

Use promo code ACSI by logging on to our website at or by calling the Box Office at 317.843.3800. This promo code will activate a special discounted ticket price because of your involvement with the America China Society of Indiana. Student tickets are also available.

Oct. 18, 2017: Strategies for IP Protection in China

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Sep 202017

China IP Roadshow

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Indianapolis, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local business people and IP experts—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. The program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO is conducting across the United States.

Topics to be covered include:

Creating an IP portfolio in China—general overview
• How to enforce IP in China
• How to enforce IP in the United States
• Indiana businesses’ experience with IP protection in China

Wednesday, October 18th
8:30am – 5:00pm

Inlow Hall
Wynne Courtroom and Atrium
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Sep. 23, 2017: Indianapolis Chinese Festival

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Jul 092017

The city of Indianapolis is hosting the eighth annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival downtown on September 23, at IUPUI Wood Plaza from noon to 6 p.m.. This festival is held during the month of Chinese Moon Festival, which is the second largest Chinese festival after Chinese New Year.  The Moon festival in China is a celebration of the harvest with family and friends.

IUPUI Wood Plaza
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, September 23rd
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Aug. 29, 2017: ACSI’s Sixth Annual Gala

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Mar 162017


On Tuesday, August 29th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its sixth annual gala at The Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The event will feature a networking cocktail hour, dinner service, keynote speech and traditional Chinese dance performances.

Date: Tuesday, August 29th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Conrad Indianapolis

Sponsorship Information

Per Ticket Cost – ACSI Members $150 // Non-Members $200

To Register, please contact Colin Renk at

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
2017 Sponsors