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 (Senior Manager, 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, MLN.com/HiElites 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

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