Past Events

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

Aug. 19, 2019: 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!

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! 

More information at:


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.

Mar. 7, 2019: ACSI Trip to China

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Jan 072019

From March 7-16, ACSI will travel to Shanghai and Hangzhou in order to facilitate bilateral business exchanges between Indiana and China. As part of the trip, ACSI is compiling a list of Indiana companies that are actively seeking investment, trade, and other business opportunities with Chinese partners. For more information on how to list your company, contact Colin at

Free Webinar on 2019 China Int’l Import Expo

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Feb 202019

2019 China International Import Expo Online Roadshow

ACSI and the China General Chamber of Commerce-Chicago are proud to partner for the 2019 China International Import Expo Online Roadshow. Interested in selling your product into the China market? Join this 1-hour webinar to learn more about the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) which will bring more than 400,000 domestic buyers throughout China and the World on November 11-15, 2019 in Shanghai, China. What’s more, learn about the value added services that CGCC-Chicago can offer at no cost to support your trade mission to China success.


3 available slots to best fit your schedule:

What will we share:

  • Greeting from China Government, Xiaoming Zou, Commercial Counselor, Chinese Consulate General in Chicago
  • CGCC-Chicago integrated service to help you achieve great success in China Market, Wenyue Zhang, Executive Director, CGCC-Chicago
  • Government incentives and policies for international trading business, guest speaker TBD
  • Common legal concerns before you export your goods and services to China, Fang Shen, Partner, Huschblackwell
  • Q&A

If you have any question about this online roadshow, please contact

Feb. 28, 2019: Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic Opportunities in China

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Jan 212019

On Thursday, February 28th, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) and Barnes & Thornburg LLP is proud to host the “China Business Opportunities & Regulations for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries”. The event features presentations by Mr. Yongheng Chang (Executive Chairman, China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum), Ms. Celia Fang (Sr. Vice President, Pharos PharmaStudies), and Ms. Min Yue (Principal, MinYue Consulting).

1:30pm Registration and Networking
2:00pm Program Begins
4:00pm Cocktail and Hors D’oeuvres with Speakers

To Register, visit