Five major topics will be featured in breakout sessions co-organized by industry leaders and experts in the field including:

-Agriculture: Exporting from California to China
-Clean-tech: New technologies and trends between California & China
-Cross-Border investment: Policy update and accessing Chinese capital
-E-commerce: Selling to and buying from China
-Infrastructure: Collaborations between California & China

Attendees can expect to

• Meet senior Chinese investment and trade delegates from throughout China
• Learn about trends and opportunities in cross-border businesses directly from top practitioners
• Connect with valuable business and strategic resources to help you develop and execute your China strategy
• Gain exposure to numerous projects at the leading edge of California-China business
• Get involved with ongoing California-China business development activities and initiatives



9 - 9:40A // OPENING PLENARY REMARKS (Biltmore Bowl)
Peter Shiao, Chairman, CHINAWEEK
Chris Argentieri, Chef Operating Officer, Los Angeles Times
Madam Liu Chun, Vice President & Secretary General, CCCME
Consul General Liu Jian, Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
Keynote by California Governor Jerry Brown

9:40 - 10:30A // MEET THE CHINESE PROVINCES (Biltmore Bowl)
MODERATOR - Haiyan Liu, Commercial Counselor, Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
Xingbao Wu, Deputy Director, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce
Jie Han, Deputy Director General, Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province
Dinghong He, Director of Guangdong Economic Development and Trade Promotion Office, North America (Los Angeles)
Hui Wu, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Division of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Commerce
Xinyun Li, Chief Representative of Shandong Governmental Business Office in USA
Department of Commerce, Shandong Province
Bo Tu, Section Chief of Foreign Economic Cooperation Administrative Office of the Commerce Department in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Yongxiang wang, General Manager of Microsoft Technology Center China
Michael Li, Head of Analytics, LinkedIn

10:30 - 10:45A // BREAK


BREAKOUT A - AGRICULTURE (Emerald Ballroom) Co-organized with the California Department of Food and Agriculture
Panel 1 - “Growing the agricultural relationship between California and China”
MODERATOR - Josh Eddy, State Director of International Trade, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Gordon J. Hinkle Sr. Vice President, California Center
Glenn Millar, Director of International Business Development, California Milk Advisory Board
Mack Ramsay, Senior China Advisor, California Strawberry Commission

Panel 2 – “Stories from the front lines of cross-border agriculture”
MODERATOR - Sam Driggers, Director of Global Initiatives, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
Jay Behmke, Managing Director, Yao Family Wines
Alicia Rios, Director, California Centers for International Trade Development
Simon W. Shao, Chief Executive Officer, Green Pasture International, Inc.

Business to business networking

BREAKOUT B - E-COMMERCE (Gold Ballroom) Co-organized with California Centers for International Trade Development

Panel 1 - “China and the U.S. connect: A look at the opportunities in cross-border e-commerce between the two largest e-commerce players”
MODERATOR - Representative from Loeb & Loeb
Sheyna Horowitz, Senior Business Development & Merchandising Manager, Vipshop
Malcolm Scovil, Head of Business Development, TopHatter
Sean Wang, Vice President, NetEase Kaola

Panel 2 - “Best practices in China and U.S. e-Commerce”
MODERATOR - Carl Miller, Founder & Managing Director, Global Retail Insights Network
James Eron, Partner, China eCommerce, Kung Fu Data
Li Xinhai, President, IKATS
Nick Vyas, Executive Director & Co-Founder, USC Marshall’s Center for Global Supply Chain Management

Business to business networking

12:45- 2:15P // LUNCHEON PLENARY WITH REMARKS (Biltmore Bowl) Co-organized with the Milken Institute

Kim Holland (Emcee) President, Entertainment Finance, LLC; Executive Committee Member, Chinaweek
Catherine Shiao, Executive Director, CHINAWEEK
Lawrence Henry, Executive Vice President and Head of Retail, CTBC Bank, USA
Raymond Chan, Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles

“US-China Cross-Border Investments”
MODERATOR - Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Haiyan Liu, Commercial Counselor, Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
Fred Volcansek, Executive Director, SelectUSA, US Department of Commerce

2:15 - 2:30P // BREAK


Breakout A - INFRASTRUCTURE (Emerald Ballroom) Co-organized with the World Trade Center Los Angeles
MODERATOR - Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, California Stater Transportation Agency
Mike Keenan, Director of Planning and Strategy, Port of Los Angeles
Bryan Pennington, Deputy Chief Program Management Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Ross Vitale, LAX Community Relations, Los Angeles World Airports

Panel 2- "Learning the ropes and critical success factors"-Co-organized with Aon
MODERATOR - Lisa Chen, Managing Director, Aon China Services Group
Roger Moliere, Senior Advisor, CRRC
Yan Xing, Chairman, UK & US Operations, Beijing Construction Engineering Group
Grace Hartman, Project Leader, Aon Infrastructure Solutions Group

Business to business networking

Breakout B - CLEANTECH (Gold Ballroom) Co-organized with the U.S.-China Cleantech Center
Panel 1 - “China embraces the low-carbon economy: Opportunities and lessons for California’s cleantech companies”
MODERATOR - Dr. Feng An, Founder & CEO, U.S.-China Cleantech Center
Eric Li, Founder & CEO, BDP EnviroTech
Hongjun Moushegian, Business Strategy and Investment Manager, SoCal Gas
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Ph.D., Chair, California Energy Commission
Xiaoming Wu, Trustee and Vice President, TestAmerica Environmental Services, LLC (JSTI Group LTD)

Panel 2 - “Cleantech project presentations”
MODERATOR - Dr. Feng An, Founder & CEO, U.S.-China Cleantech Center
David Alba, Co-Founder & CEO, GRID Logistics Inc.
Kenneth Alston, Investment Manager, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)
Larry Brennan, President & Founder, Advanced Manufacturing, Inc. (AVM)
Tony Morberg, CFA, Investment Director, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Nick Tarditti, Chief Financial Officer, Arensis

Business to business networking

4:30 - 6:00P // CLOSING CEREMONY & RECEPTION (Crystal Ballroom) Sponsored by Hennessy
Closing remarks by John Chiang, California State Treasurer

Business class ticket drawing courtesy of China Southern Airlines


Company Profiles for the Chinese delegation are now available and are updated weekly. See the Chinese Consulate news release for more details.

CHINAWEEK and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel have partnered to provide special room rates for Summit and ChinaWeek attendees. Book rooms here.

For more information about the Business Summit see our: Information Deck

For more information about sponsorship of the Business Summit see our: Sponsorship Deck



Tuesday, May 9


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071



American Chamber of Commerce China, Bay Area Council, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, California Centers for International Trade Development, California Governor Brown’s Office of Business & Economic Development, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products (CCCME), China Enterprise Council, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Regional Export Council, Milken Institute, US-China Business Council, US-China Clean-Tech Center, US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, World Trade Center Los Angeles.


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