Nov. 17-18: 15th Annual U.S. China Trade Conference

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Oct 222014

15th Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference
“Reform after a Half Century of Industrialization”
November 17 and 18, 2014
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

This one-and-a-half day, highly condensed, comprehensive conference will bring together 25 practitioners in U.S.-China business to discuss a variety of topics in conducting successful cross-border business.   They have lived and worked in both countries, and they regularly travel internationally to identify global trends, ascertain opportunities, and manage business operations.  Many of these executives have worked with U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years and are keen to share their experiences and insights at this exceptional event.

After nearly a half century of industrialization, China is again at a crossroad.  The growth of two of its major pillars, exports and foreign direct investments (FDI), is stagnant.  The real estate market, the main driving force in wealth creation, is experiencing unprecedented challenges.  Many large Chinese companies that have a monopolistic position in China are expanding overseas because of the government’s encouragement and a lack of investment opportunities domestically.  Many of them are now forced to compete in uncharted territories.  With the advent of internet and mobile devices, the aging population, and a new generation that is born in the digital era, China is now a different marketplace from the one that we knew 15 years ago. All of these developments create unknowns, challenges, and opportunities. This conference will strive to isolate these issues and identify the direction for corporations and professionals to stay competitive in the future.

A full agenda with program and speakers can be found on the USCCC website.

ACSI members will receive a discounted registration price. Contact for more information about discounted registration.



Nov. 7, 2014: China – A Seminar on Business and Cross Cultural Communication

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Sep 222014

Join ACSI and the International Center at the Indianapolis Ivy Tech campus on November 7, 2014 for the first event in our new “China – A Seminar on Business and Cross Cultural Communication” series. This seminar will feature speakers from the International Center to cover appropriate etiquette, protocol and cross cultural communication when in China or working with Chinese colleagues.

Mark Van Fleet of Converge Ventures will  share insight on Chinese business experience stemming from his 20 years of service in the U.S. Mark-Van_Fleet photo 2013 Chamber of Commerce serving as the Vice President for Asia, Director of International Business Development, and policy and program leader for China.

8:30am     Breakfast and networking
9:00am     Welcome
9:15am-10:15am    Cross Cultural Communication
10:15am-11:00am  Protocol and Etiquette
11:15am-12:15pm  Business Experience with China
12:15pm-12:30pm  Question and Answer

Indiana Fall Creek Building, Room 210
Ivy Tech Community College
2535 North Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Ind.

$60 per person / $30 for ACSI Members includes materials and continental breakfast

Registration can be found at

Contact Emily Scott at for more information.

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Nov. 6, 2014: McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Summit

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Oct 102014

Join manufacturing and distribution industry leaders as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing Indiana-based companies like yours today. Agenda topics include:MG_Logo_RGB_COLOR_15

  • Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann on the state of the manufacturing industry in Indiana
  • M&A in the middle market: Where things stand and where they may be going
  • Indiana Manufacturers Association policy update
  • Highlights from McGladrey’s 2014 Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor survey

Event details
Thursday, Nov. 6

Skyline Club
One American Square
Indianapolis, IN 46282


Learn more or register now.


Nov. 3-4, 2014: Bilingual Student Career Fair

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Jun 042014

The Center for Career Opportunities at Purdue University, in coordination with the international student body and America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) is excited to announce the 2nd annual Bilingual Student Career Fair. This is a free event for employers. Please consider joining us on November 3rd and 4th. On November 3rd we will be hosting a networking event from 6-8pm at the Purdue Alumni Center, where students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters and learn how to better network and market themselves. The career fair will take place on the 4th from 10am-3pm in the France Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Lunch will be provided from 12pm-1pm during the fair. Employers will also have the opportunity to interview students the day after the fair in free interview space provided by our center.

Recruiters looking for candidates with language and technical skills for home country/ international internships or full-time positions from any major should consider attending. Last year we had great results; with both students and employers indicating high levels of satisfaction with their overall experience, and 90% of employers indicating they planned to follow-up with students.

Employers can register at the CCO website ( Companies interested in event sponsorship can contact Darshini Render at

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014: China Philanthropy Summit

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Oct 062014

The Indiana University Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business (RCCPB) and the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will be hosting the China Philanthropy Summit on October 31-November 1.

The Summit brings together over thirty top experts and philanthropists to examine the state of philanthropy in China today and consider how to build on this progress in the future. Scholars from leading U.S. and Chinese universities and institutions will present their latest findings from 13 research projects. Roundtable discussions will feature seasoned American and Chinese philanthropists and the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

Yang Peng, former President of the One Foundation and Holly Chang, Founder and President of the Golden Bridges Foundation, will be the keynote speakers for the summit.

The summit is the highlight event of the three-year “Initiative of Philanthropy in China” funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation, jointly carried out by the IU RCCPB and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

For more information about the agenda, line up of speakers and registration, visit the conference website.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, online registration is required.

Oct. 8, 2014: Great Walls to Global Markets

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Sep 222014

Join the Kelley School of Business faculty and corporate business leaders to hear how Hoosier companies are building relationships – not walls – to conduct business in China and around the world.

Network with Indianapolis business professionals while learning more about international endeavors at this free event.

Attendees may tour the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit during the reception and following the panel.

Wednesday, Oct. 8. Reception: 5:30pm-6:30pm, Panel: 6:30pm-8pm
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis

Majorie Lyles (moderator) – IU Prof. of International Strategic Management
Nathan Stoner (panelist) – Cummins Inc., Global Director, Corporate Bus. Development
Kimberly Suhre (panelist) – Turner Construction Company, Assistant Engineere
Bruce Brineman (panelist) – Caterpillar Inc., General Manager of Operations

Registration for this event can be found at 

Sept. 26, 2014: Raising American Competitiveness in China

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Aug 202014

Over the last year, the Chinese government began implementing a variety of regulatory policies that are creating a more challenging environment for American and multinational companies. To speak on this issue, the ACSI and IU Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business present Zhang Xingxiang. Dr. Zhang has worked for General Electric (China) for the past decade and, before that, with the State Council’s Legislative Affairs Office. Trained as a lawyer, he was responsible for government affairs and legal issues at GE (China), and more recently served as Senior Management Team member and Head of Legal and Compliance for that company’s joint venture with the State Grid, Yingda International Leasing Company. Dr. Zhang received an LLM from Yale in 2005 and his Ph.D. in law from China University of Politics & Law in 2006.

Location:                                                                                                                                                    ZhangXingxiang headshot
ACSI office
111 Monument Circle, Suite 4600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

12:00-12:20   Lunch and networking
12:20-1:00     Presentation by Mr. Zhang
1:00-1:30       Q&A and networking

Box lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.

To RSVP, contact Colin Renk at