Events

Oct. 26: ACSI’s China Business Conference

 Posted by on August 4, 2021  Events, Upcoming Events  Comments Off on Oct. 26: ACSI’s China Business Conference
Aug 042021
 

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.

Live Stream + Post-Event Access:
The Livestream will be conducted via Zoom in English and begin at 8:00am ET on Tuesday, October 26th. 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.

In-Person Networking Reception:

Network with other professionals at Barnes & Thornburg’s downtown Indianapolis office and enjoy cocktails and appetizers.

Note: Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn at the event.


Agenda:

8:00am        Live Feed Begins
8:05am        Welcome Remarks
8:10am        China Policies on U.S.: Chinese Blocking Statute & Visas
8:50am        U.S.-China Economic Market Update: Trade & Investment
9:20am        Understanding the CFIUS Process for FDI
9:50am        Analysis and impacts of Endless Frontiers Act
10:20am      Surviving 2020: Lessons Learned & Where We Go From Here Roundtable
11:10am       Indiana Export Report
11:35am       Future of US-China Business Relations Roundtable
12:20pm      End of Live Stream

4:00pm In-Person Networking Reception Opens
7:00pm In-Person Networking Reception Closes


Speakers & Panelists:


Sponsorship & Tickets

Title Sponsor – $4,000 ACSI Member // $5,000 Non-Member

  • Unlimited Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Large advertisement in program materials and website
  • Sponsored Panel/Presentation
  • Access to Attendee List
  • Provides Complimentary Tickets for 6 Indiana/Chinese SMEs
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Recognition as Event Co-Chair
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Red Sponsor – $2,000 ACSI Member // $2,500 Non-Member

  • Up to 50 Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Small advertisement in program materials and website
  • Sponsored Panel/Presentation
  • Access to Attendee List
  • Provides Complimentary Tickets for 2 Indiana/Chinese SMEs
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Blue Sponsor – $1,000 ACSI Member // $1,250 Non-Member

  • Up to 20 Virtual Registrations
  • Logo recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Virtual Exhibition Booth
  • Invitation to VIP Reception

Individual Registration $40 ACSI Member // $75 Non-Member

Register now at acsi2021.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Colin at colin.renk@americachinasociety.org

Nov. 13: Zhejiang International Friendship Cities Expo

 Posted by on August 12, 2021  Events, Upcoming Events  Comments Off on Nov. 13: Zhejiang International Friendship Cities Expo
Aug 122021
 

On November 13-15, the America China Society of Indiana and Indiana Economic Development Corporation will participate in the Zhejiang International Friendship Cities Expo, a component of the China Yiwu Commodities Fair 2021. As part of the event, we will be collaborating on an Indiana Booth promoting Hoosier businesses, industries, investment and trade opportunities to Chinese audiences.

Want to promote your company in China? All ACSI Members are eligible to list their organization at the booth for free. To secure your spot, send the following information to colin.renk@americachinasociety.org by September 15th:

  • Company Name & Industry:
  • Company Summary:
  • Business Interests:
  • Website:
  • Contact Information:

Not a member? Learn more about membership and join us today!

Sep 1-2, 2021: HKTDC Belt & Road Summit

 Posted by on August 4, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on Sep 1-2, 2021: HKTDC Belt & Road Summit
Aug 042021
 

On September 1-2, the Hong Kong Trade Development Corporation will host its Belt & Road Summit which provides insights from business leaders on the multilateral collaboration and business opportunities in the countries along the maritime and logistics “Belt and Road”.  This year’s 6th edition will focus on “Driving Growth Through Fostering Regional and International Trade” and will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual to accommodate the global travel restrictions.

Through our partnership with HKTDC, all ACSI Members in good standing are able to attend the event for free ($520 value). Additional information on the event is attached and listed below. If you or a representative from your organization are interested in attending, please reply to this email and I will provide the necessary codes and credentials.

Tentative Program.
Full Website
Investment and Business Matching Session

For more information, please contact colin.renk@americachinasociety.org

May 20, 2021: Working with International Distributors Webinar

 Posted by on April 13, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on May 20, 2021: Working with International Distributors Webinar
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.

REGISTER HERE

FEATURED SPEAKER:       

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. 

May 13, 2021: Virtual Roundtable with Chinese Commercial Consul Mr. Hu

 Posted by on April 20, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on May 13, 2021: Virtual Roundtable with Chinese Commercial Consul Mr. Hu
Apr 202021
 

On May 13th, ACSI will host a virtual roundtable discussion with Chinese Commercial Consul Mr. Yingzhi Hu to discuss the current and future outlook on trade & investment in addition to the opportunities forward in the Indiana-China business relationship. This ACSI Member exclusive event will include a short presentation by Mr. Hu followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Date:
Thursday, May 13th
11:00am – Noon ET

Registration:
ACSI Members – Free
https://acsiroundtable.eventbrite.com

*Note: This event is only open to current ACSI Members*

April 29, 2021: Future of U.S.-China Trade Webinar: A view from Indiana

 Posted by on April 20, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on April 29, 2021: Future of U.S.-China Trade Webinar: A view from Indiana
Apr 202021
 

U.S. states are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to US trade policy. What distinguishes state-level policies from the national narrative? How can states continue attracting investment when there is increasing tension at the national level?  To understand these topics, this CEO Webinar will specifically focus on Indiana, and an important Indiana-based company in a highly strategic industry, Rare Earth Materials.  If you are interested in these topics, then join Christopher Marquis, Cornell professor and host of the China Corner Office Podcast, for a live Webinar recording featuring guests, Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), Colin Renk America China Society of Indiana and Mitchell Spencer founder of Indiana-based Polaris Rare Earth Materials.  On April 29, they will sit down to discuss these topics and more.

Register Here

April 21, 2021: China Policy & Business Webinar

 Posted by on March 23, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on April 21, 2021: China Policy & Business Webinar
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.

Speakers:

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.

 

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

 

Admission:
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.

 

Event Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/china-policy-business-webinar-tickets-147443514521

 

Mar. 16, 2021: From Foundations to Frontiers

 Posted by on March 8, 2021  Past Events  Comments Off on Mar. 16, 2021: From Foundations to Frontiers
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