Past Events

Oct. 18-19, 2018: Leadership Across Cultures

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Mar 082018

For many companies, globalization is a goal if it’s not already a reality. As organizations expand their global operations and relationships, the need to improve their global leadership infrastructure is becoming increasingly important.

Leadership Across Cultures is a two-day training program designed to develop cross-cultural leadership competencies essential to being competitive in today’s global market. Details about the 2018 installation of Leadership Across Cultures will be announced soon. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts who work in the global arena while also being instructed on practices and attitudes necessary to being successful when working across cultures.

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Oct. 16, 2018: ACSI China Business Conference & Gala

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Apr 242018

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) will host its seventh Annual Gala & Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Beginning at 1:00pm, the 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.

Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 1:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hilton Indianapolis

12:00pm      VIP Lunch (invitation only)

1:00pm        Registration

1:30pm        Welcoming Remarks
                     Ms. Elaine Bedel (President, Indiana Economic Development Corporation)

1:50pm        US-China Economic and Trade Outlook
Ms. Crystal Zhang (Partner, RSM US LLP)

2:40pm        Foreign Direct Investment and Inbound Business Discussion
                     Ms. Wenyue Zhang (Executive Director, CGCC-Chicago)
Mr. Pete Brown (Manager, Hidea Power Machinery)
Mr. Jason Hester (Greater Columbus Economic Development)
Mr. Matthew Levy (Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP)

3:45pm        Break

3:55pm        Economic Development Roundtable

3:55pm        Export, Trade and Tariffs Discussions
                    Ms. Doris Anne Sadler (President, World Trade Center – Indy)
                    Mr. Adilet-Sultan Meimanaliev (Director of GHSVI, Lilly)
                    Dr. Craig Seidelson (Director, First Bridge Consultancy)

5:00pm        Networking and Cocktail Reception

6:30pm       Opening Performance

6:40pm       Chairman’s Address
                    Mr. Harrison Ding (CEO, Education)

6:50pm       Dinner and Entertainment

7:25pm       Keynote Speech
                   Mr. Jun Liu (Acting Consul General, Chinese Consulate)

7:45pm       Awards Ceremony

8:30pm       Closing

Sponsorship Information

Ticket Information

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Beijing West Industries
Buchanan Group
Confucius Institute at IUPUI
Eli Lilly and Company
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Hancock Economic Development Council
HiElites Education
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Indy Partnership
International Center
JP Morgan
Ogletree Deakins
Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center
Westfield Outdoor

Oct. 8, 2018: China Town Hall (Bloomington)

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Sep 282018

The twelfth annual China Town Hall, focused on US-China Relations and Contemporary China, will feature a lecture by Prof. Katherine Kaup of Furman University followed by an interactive webcast with the Hon. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.

Tuesday, October 9th
4:45pm – 7:00pm
Hodge Hall 2083
1309 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Oct. 4, 2018: Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Town Hall

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Oct 022018

On Thursday, October 4th, Americans for Free Trade will host “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” at Regions Bank Tower, 5th Floor Conference Center // One Indiana Square, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The event will include a panel comprised of Indianapolis-area business owners and farmers, retailers and manufacturers who will share stories about their aspirations to grow their business through expanded export opportunities. They will also share how their workers’ livelihoods are impacted by the current multi-faced trade war. Finally, the panel will discuss how consumers may be impacted by tariff measures.

The roundtable is part of a nationwide, grassroots effort “The Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” that is backed by over 100 of the nation’s largest trade organizations that represent thousands of agriculture producers, manufacturers, workers and consumers across the country.  For more information regarding this effort, please visit our site at or RSVP at



Sep. 19, 2018: CGCC-Chicago Annual Gala

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Jul 092018


1:00pm – 2:00pm
Registration and Grand Opening Ceremony

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Business Forum
Invest in Midwest – 9 states
Post-Acquisition Corporate Management
Business Opportunity in US/China

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Business Showcase and B2B Matchmaking Event

5:00pm – 6:00pm
House Representatives and CEOs Roundtable Meeting (invite only)

6:00pm – 8:30pm
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

$700 Member
$900 Non-Member
$1,000 at Door

Via partnership with ACSI, interested attendees from Indiana are eligible for discounted tickets. For more information, please contact Colin at

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July 25: Overview of U.S. Export Controls and Enforcement

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Jul 092018

Confused by export license procedures? Worried that you might violate U.S. export control laws without even knowing it? Are you in compliance with the Bureau of Industry & Security laws and regulations? Violation of Export Administration Regulations could lead to criminal and administrative penalties! Join us as we host export compliance official from the Bureau of Industry and Security who will discuss export controls and enforcement.

Seminar Overview:
The Indianapolis office of the U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to present this event that will provide the export community with information on export controls. This seminar is appropriate for a variety of experience levels, and will feature a comprehensive learning approach utilizing hands on problem solving methods.

Topics Include:
* What items and activities are subject to the EAR
* How to determine your export control classification number (ECCN)
* Steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item
* Export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements
* Red flags in export compliance
* Enforcement process in the event of a violation

11:00am – Registration
11:30am – Keys to Export Compliance: Know your Product and Customer Seminar (Matthew Levy)
12:15pm – Break
12:30pm – U.S. Export Controls and Enforcement Seminar (Peter Zube)
1:30pm – Program Ends

July 25, 2018
11:00am – 1:30pm

Faegre Baker Daniels
300 N. Meridian St., Suite 2700
Indianapolis, IN 46204

$50 (includes lunch)

Contact Mark Cooper at

Jun. 25, 2018: Select USA Spin-Off Event – Indianapolis

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Jun 032018

The State of Indiana welcomes you to our state capital and hub of innovation and growth. Downtown Indianapolis reflects the state’s commitment to robust economic development practices and data-driven workforce initiatives. From our eclectic restaurant scene with creative James Beard nominees at work to the thriving tech corridor featuring leading international firms, we invite you to see our new midwestern frontier of possibility.

AGENDA – JUNE 25, 2018

8:30AM – Breakfast
9:00AM – Greetings from Indiana leadership (Indiana State Capitol)
9:10AM – Panel: Doing Business in Indiana (Indiana State Capitol)
10:30AM – Discussion: Innovation, Research & Development (International Center of Indiana)
1:30PM – Tour: Indianapolis International Airport terminal assets/logisitic discussion (Indianapolis Intl Airport)
3:30PM – Discussion: Connectivity & Transportation (Indianapolis Intl Airport Board Room)
5:30PM – Closing reception


May 22, 2018: China – A Seminar on Intercultural Communication and Business

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Apr 172018

Join ACSI and the International Center on May 22nd for “China – A Seminar on Intercultural Communication and Business”. This seminar will cover appropriate etiquette, protocol and intercultural communication when in China or working with Chinese colleagues followed by a presentation on the current business trends and opportunities for Hoosier businesses.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am Seminar
11:00am – 11:30am Networking

The International Center
1 Indiana Square, Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204

$39 ACSI Members
$59 Non-Members