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April 19 - 22, 2017

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Garden Hotel

368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Guangzhou, 510064, China
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Day 1

( 2017-04-19 )

Day 2

( 2017-04-20 )

Day 3

( 2017-04-21 )

Day 4

( 2017-04-22 )

Day 5

( 2017-04-23 )

1 Day after the event

( 2017-04-24 )

9 AM

A Very Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change Until Start of the Business Summit
All Day - Delegate Arrivals and Registration

9AM-3PM AmCham Executive Directors Closed Door Meeting

10AM-11:30AM Press Conference

3PM-5PM APCAC Board Meeting – Members of the Board of Directors of APCAC

Location: Garden Hotel

5 PM

APCAC Policy Paper Development – Limited to Policy Draft Committee Members
Moderators :
• APCAC Chair, Mr. Jackson Cox
• Mr. Steven Okun, Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs, KKR

6:30 PM

9 PM

Welcome Reception for All Registered Delegates and Invited Guests
Co-Hosted by:Times Industry and AmCham South China

Location: Garden Hotel

7 AM

A Very Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change Until Start of the Business Summit
Breakfast Meeting – Hosted by AmCham South China

Topic: Town Hall with Mr. Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs. Limited to Executive Directors and Presidents of Asia Pacific AmChams with Members of the Boards of Governors from 29 Asia Pacific AmChams and Board Members of APCAC.

7:45 AM

Buses Leave for White Swan Hotel from Garden Hotel
7:30 Buses Leave for White Swan Hotel from Garden Hotel

8:45 AM

Registration
8:30AM-9:30AM Chinese Guest/Corporate Executive Registration

9AM-9:30AM Exchange of greetings among government officials and strategic guests from China and abroad

9AM-2PM U.S.-China investment cooperation forum

9:45 AM

9:30AM-12:30PM Opening Plenary Session
Theme: U.S.-China Investment Cooperation Simultaneous Interpretation for All Sessions09:30-09:35 Introduction of Guests Welcome Remarks:2017 APCAC Host, Dr. Harley SeyedinAPCAC Chair, Mr. Jackson Cox09:35-9:40 Address by U.S. Ambassador to China, Mr. Terry Branstad (subject to Confirmation of Ambassador Designate by U.S. 09:40-09:45 Keynote Speech by Mr. Yu Jianhua, Vice Minister of Commerce of PRC and Deputy China International Trade Representative09:45-9:55 Keynote Speech by U.S. Consul Gen...
Theme: U.S.-China Investment Cooperation
Simultaneous Interpretation for All Sessions

09:30-09:35 Introduction of Guests

Welcome Remarks:
2017 APCAC Host, Dr. Harley Seyedin

APCAC Chair, Mr. Jackson Cox

09:35-9:40 Address by U.S. Ambassador to China, Mr. Terry Branstad (subject to Confirmation of Ambassador Designate by U.S.

09:40-09:45 Keynote Speech by Mr. Yu Jianhua, Vice Minister of Commerce of PRC and Deputy China International Trade Representative

09:45-9:55 Keynote Speech by U.S. Consul General Mr. Charles Bennett

09:55-10:05 Keynote Speech by Walmart Executive Vice President and Global CAO, Mr. Scott Price

10:05-10:15 Keynote Speech by Rockwell Automation, Global VP Government Affairs, Mr. Bruce Quinn

10:15-10:25 Keynote Speech by Mr. Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs

10:25-10:40 Keynote Speech by His Excellency, Hu, Chunhua, Party Secretary of Guangdong Province

10:40-10:45 Signing Ceremony for Bi-Directional Investments
1. Walmart
2. All companies
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11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions
1.Panel ForumTopic: Financial Cooperation (undertaken by Guangzhou Municipal Government)Speakers:• Mayor of Guangzhou• Regional CEO of U.S. Company• Representatives of Guangzhou City2.Panel ForumTopic: High Technology and Creative Industries(undertaken by Shenzhen Municipal Government)Speakers:• Mayor of Shenzhen• Mr. Jeffrey Hardee, Country Manager, Asia Pacific and Singapore, Caterpillar• Representatives of Shenzhen• Business Executives U.S. and China3.Panel ForumTopic: Aviation Equipment Indu...
1.Panel Forum

Topic: Financial Cooperation (undertaken by Guangzhou Municipal Government)

Speakers:
• Mayor of Guangzhou
• Regional CEO of U.S. Company
• Representatives of Guangzhou City

2.Panel Forum

Topic: High Technology and Creative Industries(undertaken by Shenzhen Municipal Government)

Speakers:
• Mayor of Shenzhen
• Mr. Jeffrey Hardee, Country Manager, Asia Pacific and Singapore, Caterpillar
• Representatives of Shenzhen
• Business Executives U.S. and China

3.Panel Forum

Topic: Aviation Equipment Industry (undertaken by Zhuhai municipal government)

Speakers:
• Mayor of Zhuhai
• Regional CEO of U.S. Company
• Representatives of Zhuhai City
• Business Executives, U.S. and China

4.Panel Forum

Topic: Development Opportunities for Free Trade Zones (undertaken by Guangdong Free Trade Zone Experimental Office)

Speakers:
• Representatives of Guangdong Free Trade Zone Experimental Office
• Regional CEO of U.S. Company
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12:30 PM

Lunch Banquet
Hosted by Guangdong Provincial Government

Speaker:
• Vice Governor of Guangdong Province
• Keynote Speech by Governor of Guam, The Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo

2 PM

Plenary Session Theme: Areas of Opportunity in Asia Pacific
2PM-2:55PM Presentations and Speeches• U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr. Charles Bennett• APCAC Host, Dr. Harley Seyedin• APCAC Chair, Mr. Jackson Cox• Amway, Greater China President, Mr. Chee Eng Gan• Deputy Director of Liaison & Operation Department of CIFIT Organizing Committee, Mr. Jeoven Wong• Mr. Matthew Rous, Consul General, British Consulate General in Guangzhou• Mr. Doron Bard, Chief Consular Section, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou• Signing Ceremony for Memorandums of Understanding...
2PM-2:55PM Presentations and Speeches

• U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr. Charles Bennett
• APCAC Host, Dr. Harley Seyedin
• APCAC Chair, Mr. Jackson Cox
• Amway, Greater China President, Mr. Chee Eng Gan
• Deputy Director of Liaison & Operation Department of CIFIT Organizing Committee, Mr. Jeoven Wong
• Mr. Matthew Rous, Consul General, British Consulate General in Guangzhou
• Mr. Doron Bard, Chief Consular Section, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou
• Signing Ceremony for Memorandums of Understanding
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3 PM

3PM-4:55PM Breakout Session
3:00PM-4:55 PM MatchmakingDivided into the following fields: Advanced, manufacturing and aviation equipment, Medical and biological technology, Environmental protection and agriculture, Smart City, Education, Invest in AmericaDiscussion Panel: 1. Topic: U.S. and Asia Pacific Finance, RMB Internationalization, AIIB, Asia Corporate Valuation, RisksHow to mitigate risks and navigate the maze of regulatory challenges in managing finances across Asia Pacific, China and U.S.A.Moderator: • Eric Zheng, ...
3:00PM-4:55 PM Matchmaking

Divided into the following fields: Advanced, manufacturing and aviation equipment, Medical and biological technology, Environmental protection and agriculture, Smart City, Education, Invest in America

Discussion Panel:

1. Topic: U.S. and Asia Pacific Finance, RMB Internationalization, AIIB, Asia Corporate Valuation, Risks

How to mitigate risks and navigate the maze of regulatory challenges in managing finances across Asia Pacific, China and U.S.A.

Moderator:
• Eric Zheng, President and CEO, AIG, China

Speakers:
• Gerardo Mato, Chairman Global Banking, Americas, HSBC
• Dr. Joe Zhou, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
• David Allan Katz, Head of Asia Pacific and Deputy Head of Global Government Relations, Paypal

2. Topic: Tourism and Work Travel, Visa, Immigration – Asia Pacific and U.S.

Topic: Tourism and Travel, Opportunities for Bi-Directional Investment in Guam

Guam represents excellent business opportunities as it is to experience rapid growth in the next five years.

Moderator:
• Mr. Julius Santos, Business Development Manager for the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA)

Presentation by Guam :
• Governor of Guam, The Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo
• Members of the Guam Delegation

Presentation by United Airlines:
• Ms. Sabrina Hua Regional Sales Manager, Hong Kong & South China, United Airlines
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4 PM

4PM-4:55PM Discussion Panel
1.Topic: U.S. Travel and Immigration Options, Executive OrdersWith Executive orders on U.S. Travel, people from Asia Pacific wonder what is the impact on their businesses and what their options will be.Moderator&Speaker:• Mr. Kelvin Ma, Partner, Shanghai Demei Law FirmSpeakers:• Mr. Mark Lanning, Director of Immigration, Withers Worldwide• Mr. Franco Lo, General Manager, Garden Hotel2.Topic: The Impact for Asia from the New U.S. AdministrationWith TPP gone and the New U.S. Administration talking...
1.Topic: U.S. Travel and Immigration Options, Executive Orders

With Executive orders on U.S. Travel, people from Asia Pacific wonder what is the impact on their businesses and what their options will be.

Moderator&Speaker:
• Mr. Kelvin Ma, Partner, Shanghai Demei Law Firm

Speakers:
• Mr. Mark Lanning, Director of Immigration, Withers Worldwide
• Mr. Franco Lo, General Manager, Garden Hotel


2.Topic: The Impact for Asia from the New U.S. Administration

With TPP gone and the New U.S. Administration talking tough on trade, where is the future of trade headed in Asia?

Moderator:
• Steve Okun, Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs, KKR

Speakers:
• Mr. Kurt Tong, U.S. Consul General, Hong Kong and Macau
• Catherine Simmons, Managing Director, Head, Asia Pacific Government Affairs, Citigroup
• Jackson Cox, Chairman, APCAC
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5:15 PM

Buses Leave White Swan Hotel for Garden Hotel
5:15 PM Buses Leave White Swan Hotel for Garden Hotel

6:30 PM

9 PM

Dinner Banquet – Co-Hosted by: China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) AmCham South China
Location: Garden Hotel

7:15 AM

A Very Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change Until Start of the Business Summit
7:15AM-8:15AM Breakfast meeting

Hosted by: AmCham South China

Only for Executive Directors and Presidents of Asia Pacific AmChams with Members of the Boards of Governors from 29 Asia Pacific AmChams and Board Members of APCAC.

Topic: A Conversation with AmCham Presidents and Executive Directors

Moderator:
• Jackson Cox, Chair, APCAC

Speakers:
• Mr. Alan Beebe, President, AmCham China
• All Attending Presidents and Executive directors of American Chambers of Commerce

8:30 AM

Plenary Session
Theme: Foreign Direct Investment and Asia Pacific EconomiesSpeakers:•Keynote Speech by Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Beijing, Mr. David H. Rank• Keynote Speech by H E. Ambassador Sameeh Essa Johar Hayat, Embassy of the State of Kuwait, Beijing • APCAC Host, Harley Seyedin• Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Cai Chaolin• Vice Mayor of Dongguan, Huang Qinghui • Vice Mayor of Foshan City, Yujin• Mr. Chen Jie, Director General, Guangzhou Commission of Commerce• Mr. Walter Dias, Managing Directo...
Theme: Foreign Direct Investment and Asia Pacific Economies

Speakers:
•Keynote Speech by Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Beijing, Mr. David H. Rank
• Keynote Speech by H E. Ambassador Sameeh Essa Johar Hayat, Embassy of the State of Kuwait, Beijing
• APCAC Host, Harley Seyedin
• Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Cai Chaolin
• Vice Mayor of Dongguan, Huang Qinghui
• Vice Mayor of Foshan City, Yujin
• Mr. Chen Jie, Director General, Guangzhou Commission of Commerce
• Mr. Walter Dias, Managing Director, Greater China and Korea, United Airlines
• Representing Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, Ms. Sarah Delude, City of Boston International Business Strategy Manager, Global Affairs, Mayor's Office of Economic Development
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10:30 AM

Plenary Session
Exclusive Research and First Time Presentation at the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business SummitTopic: Impact of American Foreign Invested Enterprises (AFIEs) on the Chinese Economy. This is a new research being performed to be presented FIRST at the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit. The last study by Professor Enright and his team showed that Inward Foreign Direct Investments (IFDI) and operations of Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIEs) account for 33% of China’s GDP and 27% of China’s emplo...
Exclusive Research and First Time Presentation at the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit

Topic: Impact of American Foreign Invested Enterprises (AFIEs) on the Chinese Economy.

This is a new research being performed to be presented FIRST at the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit.

The last study by Professor Enright and his team showed that Inward Foreign Direct Investments (IFDI) and operations of Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIEs) account for 33% of China’s GDP and 27% of China’s employment.

Speaker:
• Michael Enright
Professor at the University of Hong Kong
Director of Competitiveness Programs at the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy
Director of Enright, Scott & Associates consultancy, and
a Founder of The Competitiveness Institute
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11:40 AM

Discussion Panel
1.Topic: Manufacturing in Asia Pacific, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and AutomationGuangdong alone will spend more than 100 billion U.S. dollars to automate its factories in the next ten years. How can you cash in?Moderator:• Scott Liang, General Manager Apex Tools & OrthopedicsSpeakers:• Jeffrey Hardee, Country Manager, Asia Pacific and Singapore• Mr. Bruce Quinn, VP Government Affairs, Rockwell Automation• Mr. John Schuldt, President, AmCham Korea• Mr. Eddie Leung, Chairman, Dailywin Watc...
1.Topic: Manufacturing in Asia Pacific, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation

Guangdong alone will spend more than 100 billion U.S. dollars to automate its factories in the next ten years. How can you cash in?

Moderator:
• Scott Liang, General Manager Apex Tools & Orthopedics

Speakers:
• Jeffrey Hardee, Country Manager, Asia Pacific and Singapore
• Mr. Bruce Quinn, VP Government Affairs, Rockwell Automation
• Mr. John Schuldt, President, AmCham Korea
• Mr. Eddie Leung, Chairman, Dailywin Watch Mfg. Ltd
• Mr. Thomas A. Podgurski, Group Director, Royal Air Conditioning


2. Topic: Smart Cities

The smart cities market size is estimated to grow from USD 312.03 Billion in 2015 to USD 757.74 Billion by 2020. China alone has 120 smart city projects under development. How to benefit from this boom.

Moderator:
•Mr. Patrick Powers, Director of Government Affairs for Rockwell Automation China

Speakers :
• Mr. Xiongwen Liang, General manager, Times Industry
• Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, President, East West Center, Hawaii
• Mr. Ge Wei, Vice President, Guangdong Kamfu Technology Co., Ltd.
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12:35 PM

Lunch Banquet
Hosted by:
Foshan Municipal Government And AmCham South China

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion
1.Topic: Legal Developments in Asia Pacific – IPR EnforcementSomehow some nations in Asia Pacific lag behind others in the development and implementation of laws that protect our investments, employees and assets. Learn from this panel of experts what to expect?Moderator: • Dr. David Buxbaum, Senior Partner, Anderson and AndersonSpeakers :• Ms. Xu Xuan, President of Intellectual Property Research Institute, Vice Dean of Law School, Jinan University• Mr. Tom Pinansky, Partner, Barun Law LLC Seoul...
1.Topic: Legal Developments in Asia Pacific – IPR Enforcement

Somehow some nations in Asia Pacific lag behind others in the development and implementation of laws that protect our investments, employees and assets. Learn from this panel of experts what to expect?

Moderator:
• Dr. David Buxbaum, Senior Partner, Anderson and Anderson

Speakers :
• Ms. Xu Xuan, President of Intellectual Property Research Institute, Vice Dean of Law School, Jinan University
• Mr. Tom Pinansky, Partner, Barun Law LLC Seoul, KOREA
• Mr. Steve Gingrich, Senior Vice President, Cleveland Golf/Srixon
• David T. Hon, Ph.D.  CEO, DAHON GROUP
• Mr. Jeff Layman, Partner and Chief Representative, Beijing Office, Baker Botts LLP

2.Topic: AmCham goes to Washington – Results of Doorknock by AmCham China’s Current and Past Chairs.

AmCham China Chair, Bill Zarit and several past Chairs traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with members of the new U.S. Administration. Learn what they know.

Moderator:
• William Zarit, Senior Councilor, The Cohen Group

Speakers:
•Mr. Patrick Powers, Director of Government Affairs for Rockwell Automation China
•Randy Phillips, Partner, Mintz Group
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3:20 PM

Panel Discussion
Topic: E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Mobile, Cyber SecurityThis panel of experts tackles the hottest topics in the area that affects how people communicates, shop, pay bills, and even date and also the protection we expect in terms of personal safety, finances, and privacy.Speaker: • Robert Chu, Managing Director of FedEx, China• Edouard Macnab,Vice President Finance, Greater China, Mead Johnson Nutritional• Eric Schmidt, CEO, EventBank• Mr. Hanson Zheng, Chairman of Guangzhou Esoonby Informat...
Topic: E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Mobile, Cyber Security

This panel of experts tackles the hottest topics in the area that affects how people communicates, shop, pay bills, and even date and also the protection we expect in terms of personal safety, finances, and privacy.

Speaker:
• Robert Chu, Managing Director of FedEx, China
• Edouard Macnab,Vice President Finance, Greater China, Mead Johnson Nutritional
• Eric Schmidt, CEO, EventBank
• Mr. Hanson Zheng, Chairman of Guangzhou Esoonby Information Technology Co.,Ltd
• Tony Tang, CEO, Xiamen BaseMall E-commerce Co., Ltd
• Mr. Ker Gibbs, Chairman, AmCham Shanghai, Advisor, ChinaBio LLC

2. Topic: Opportunities in Education in China, Asia Pacific, and the U.S.

Education is in high demand in Asia Pacific. Find out what options you might have.

Moderator:
• Dr. Linda Brown, CEO and President of Laureate International Universities and the President of Torrens University in Australia

Speakers:
• Dan Ochoa, Dean Preparatory Programs, UIW University, San Antonio, Texas
• Bernadette Carmody, Director, American International School of Guangzhou
• Kent Guo,Director of Client Services, ELS Educational Services Guangzhou Liaison Office
• Kevin Chan,Founder and President, Smart Education
• Dr. Patrick Plunkett, Senior Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Executive Director for NU-Global, Northeastern University, Boston
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4:25 PM

Discussion Panel
4:30 PM-5:20 PM1.Topic: Opportunities for Cooperation with MexicoThe U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce – California Regional Chapter represents thousands of companies in California and Mexico. It offers great opportunities for business cooperation between U.S., Mexico, China and Asia Pacific.Moderator:• Ms.Marlen Marroquin, Executive Director, U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce – California Regional Chapter Speakers:• Mr. Carlos Giralt, Consul General,Mexico Consulate General in Guangzhou• Mr. Alejan...
4:30 PM-5:20 PM
1.Topic: Opportunities for Cooperation with Mexico

The U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce – California Regional Chapter represents thousands of companies in California and Mexico. It offers great opportunities for business cooperation between U.S., Mexico, China and Asia Pacific.

Moderator:
• Ms.Marlen Marroquin, Executive Director, U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce – California Regional Chapter

Speakers:
• Mr. Carlos Giralt, Consul General,Mexico Consulate General in Guangzhou
• Mr. Alejandro Garcia, Tade and Investment Commissioner (Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Province), ProMéxico
• Mr. Mauricio Monroy, Mexican Certified Public Accountant, Founder and Managing Partner of Ibáñez Soltero Gómez Paz y Monroy, S.C

4:25 PM-5:15PM
2.Topic: Topic: Human Resource Challenges, Workforce Sustainability and Trends in Asia Pacific

Human resource development and management has been a major challenge in Asia Pacific. What to expect in the next ten year.

Moderator:
• Liza Chueng, Vice President of Human Resources Amway

Speakers:
• Ms. Tami Overby, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Asia
• Ms.Vinci Laing, Consulting Manager, Korn Ferry Hay Group
• Eric Chi-shun Cheung, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China Resources,Publicis Groupe
• Ms. Priscilla Wong, Principal Consultant & Partner, EPC HR Consulting, China; teacher at Institute of China Business,Hong Kong University SPACE
• Ms. Wendy Ji, Associate Marketing Director, Guangdong NanYou Foreign Service Co., Ltd.
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5:25 PM

Discussion Panel
Discussion PanelTopic: The Best Sectors for Growth for Investment in AsiaThey say this is Asia’s century. Find out how to best benefit from the fastest growing continent on earth.Moderator:• Steven Okun, Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs, KKRSpeakers:• Walmart Global CAO, Scott Price• Ms.Tara Joseph, President, Amcham Hong Kong• Ms. Judith Fergin, Executive director, AmCham Singapore, Former U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste• Dr. David Peng, Managing Director and CEO, Medical Excellence Inte...
Discussion Panel

Topic: The Best Sectors for Growth for Investment in Asia

They say this is Asia’s century. Find out how to best benefit from the fastest growing continent on earth.

Moderator:
• Steven Okun, Director of Asia-Pacific Public Affairs, KKR

Speakers:
• Walmart Global CAO, Scott Price
• Ms.Tara Joseph, President, Amcham Hong Kong
• Ms. Judith Fergin, Executive director, AmCham Singapore, Former U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste
• Dr. David Peng, Managing Director and CEO, Medical Excellence Internationa
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6:30 PM

9:15 PM

Buses Depart Garden Hotel for Dinner Destination
Dinner Co-Hosted by:Guangzhou Commission of Commerce and AmCham South ChinaDinner Cruise on the enchanting and breathtaking Pearl River.It is important to note that AmCham South China commemorates its business history back 233 years to the successful arrival of the Empress of China, the first American ship to sail into China’s waters. The privately owned merchant ship landed in Canton (now Guangzhou) in 1784 and established U.S.-China trade relations.As you retrace the route of the Empress of Ch...
Dinner Co-Hosted by:
Guangzhou Commission of Commerce and AmCham South China

Dinner Cruise on the enchanting and breathtaking Pearl River.

It is important to note that AmCham South China commemorates its business history back 233 years to the successful arrival of the Empress of China, the first American ship to sail into China’s waters. The privately owned merchant ship landed in Canton (now Guangzhou) in 1784 and established U.S.-China trade relations.

As you retrace the route of the Empress of China, you will relive history from 1784 to today and witness amazing history and development.

The Dinner Cruise will sail by the old colonial area (French and British Customs facilities), the Shamian Island. This reclaimed island with its broad avenues, gardens, and fine buildings was known for its beauty and was restored to China in 1946.The ship will also sail by the beautifully lit and recently built New Pearl River City. The New Pearl River City was built mostly in the last 7 years and exceeds the area of Manhattan and showcases the Canton Tower, the tallest TV tower (600 meters or 1,967 ft) in Asia, comprising a 450-meter (1,476 ft) main body and a 150-meter (492 ft) aerial mast, and the longest vertical and rotary aerial ladder, above 160 meters high, consisting of 1000-odd steps.

The tallest buildings in the New Pearl River City are the 111 story Guangzhou CTF Finance Center the 5th tallest building in the world (1,739) and the 103 story Guangzhou International Finance Center (IFC), the 14th tallest building in the world (1,435 feet).
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8:45 AM

A Very Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change Until Start of the Business Summit
Trip to Shunde

Visit AmCham South China’s Shunde International Communication Center, located on Hengji International Finance Building, Daliang New Town, Shunde

Shunde is the ancestral home of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee.
The Only City in China with 100% Private Business and Over 90 billion U.S. Dollars in annual industrial output and a per capita GDP which exceeds most countries

9:35 AM

Shunde Visit
Visit Shunde Museum ( including the special museum of Bruce Lee)

10:30 AM

Visit Manufacturers and see how environmentally friendly they are.
10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Visit Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co.,Ltd

11 AM

Experience Shunde
Visit Guangdong Vanward New Electric Co., Ltd

12:15 PM

Lunch
Lunch, hosted by Mayor of Shunde – Shunde is world famous for its local cuisine

1:45 PM

Visit the Shunde Polytechnic
Visit the only Polytechnic Institute in China built with money donated purely by local businesses.

3 PM

Return to Garden Hotel
Return to Garden Hotel

7 PM

9 PM

AmCham Spring Ball
The Spectacular Elegant Black Tie Optional Annual AmCham Spring Gala Ball – An Unforgettable Experience! Great Bands, Entertainment, Food, Drinks and All Night Party!!!

Win from lucky draws worth more than US$200,000, including business round trip air tickets on United, Hainan Airlines, American Airlines, Hotel Presidential Suites, Cruises, luxury watches, fine wines, and many many more!!!!!

8:30 AM

6 PM

Free Overnight Trip to Yangjiang
Sign-up now and be included in the Optional Totally Free Overnight Trip to Paradise as Guest of AmCham South China

Limited Space Available!

Includes: Free round-trip transportation, Five+ Star Hotel on the Beach, all meals, sightseeing or Golf or both

Please see below for the itinerary and let us know today if you like to join!


AmCham South China is offering all delegates registered for the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit a totally Free of Charge over-night trip to the ancient Seaside City of Yangjiang and Hailing Island, home of the Silk Road Museum which houses the 800 year old Song Dynasty Shipwreck recovered intact from South China Sea.

The ancient city of Yangjiang has been world famous for more than 1,000 years as the City of Knives and Scissors.

Hailing island, located in the southwest of Yangjiang City, has always been regarded as one of “Top 10 Beautiful Islands in China”. Its southwest-Zhapo Town, lies Dajiao Bay and south the Shili Silver Beach, on which the Museum of Maritime Silk Road is built, in which the Ancient Ship of Song Dynasty, “South Sea NO.1”, is exhibited.

A Chinese cargo ship from the Song Dynasty that was salvaged from the depths of the South China Sea in 2007 has revealed more of its rich cargo to archaeologists.  Gold, silver, and copper artifacts are some of the diverse treasures that were found within the South China Sea vessel. The relics can be found at a museum that was built especially for the nautical wreckage.

Nanhai No. 1 (meaning "South China Sea No. 1) “is the earliest, largest and best preserved merchant ship for ocean trade of the sunken ships discovered in the region around China Sea, and also the only sunken maritime Silk Road ship which has been recovered in tact with its full cargo China.

Archaeologists have retrieved porcelain products, such as pots, bottles, bowls and plates produced by then famous kilns in places now known as Jiangxi, Fujian and Zhejiang. The fact that some of the artifacts also contain the names of shops and places provides clues on some of the important economic players during the Song Dynasty 800 years ago.

April 23rd-24th:

Totally Free of ChargeTrip to Yangjian and Hailing Island

The Trip Includes:
•08:30 - Transportation to the Beautiful Seaside City of Yangjiang known for its great beaches and seafood
•Welcoming reception
•Lunch hosted in Yangjiang
•Afternoon visits to various developments of Yangjiang
•Dinner Hosted on Hailing Island
•Overnight stay at the splendid 5+ star Crowne Plaza Hotel on Hailing Island
•Breakfast
•Optional visit to the Hailing Island museum where the 800 year old merchant shipwreck is displayed with its cargo intact form 800 years ago or golf or brach
•Lunch hosted on Hailing Island
•Return to Guangzhou

8:30 AM

6 PM

Free Overnight Trip to Yangjiang
Sign-up now and be included in the Optional Totally Free Overnight Trip to Paradise as Guest of AmCham South China

Limited Space Available!

Includes: Free round-trip transportation, Five+ Star Hotel on the Beach, all meals, sightseeing or Golf or both

Please see below for the itinerary and let us know today if you like to join!


AmCham South China is offering all delegates registered for the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit a totally Free of Charge over-night trip to the ancient Seaside City of Yangjiang and Hailing Island, home of the Silk Road Museum which houses the 800 year old Song Dynasty Shipwreck recovered intact from South China Sea.

The ancient city of Yangjiang has been world famous for more than 1,000 years as the City of Knives and Scissors.

Hailing island, located in the southwest of Yangjiang City, has always been regarded as one of “Top 10 Beautiful Islands in China”. Its southwest-Zhapo Town, lies Dajiao Bay and south the Shili Silver Beach, on which the Museum of Maritime Silk Road is built, in which the Ancient Ship of Song Dynasty, “South Sea NO.1”, is exhibited.

A Chinese cargo ship from the Song Dynasty that was salvaged from the depths of the South China Sea in 2007 has revealed more of its rich cargo to archaeologists.  Gold, silver, and copper artifacts are some of the diverse treasures that were found within the South China Sea vessel. The relics can be found at a museum that was built especially for the nautical wreckage.

Nanhai No. 1 (meaning "South China Sea No. 1) “is the earliest, largest and best preserved merchant ship for ocean trade of the sunken ships discovered in the region around China Sea, and also the only sunken maritime Silk Road ship which has been recovered in tact with its full cargo China.

Archaeologists have retrieved porcelain products, such as pots, bottles, bowls and plates produced by then famous kilns in places now known as Jiangxi, Fujian and Zhejiang. The fact that some of the artifacts also contain the names of shops and places provides clues on some of the important economic players during the Song Dynasty 800 years ago.

April 23rd-24th:

Totally Free of ChargeTrip to Yangjian and Hailing Island

The Trip Includes:
•08:30 - Transportation to the Beautiful Seaside City of Yangjiang known for its great beaches and seafood
•Welcoming reception
•Lunch hosted in Yangjiang
•Afternoon visits to various developments of Yangjiang
•Dinner Hosted on Hailing Island
•Overnight stay at the splendid 5+ star Crowne Plaza Hotel on Hailing Island
•Breakfast
•Optional visit to the Hailing Island museum where the 800 year old merchant shipwreck is displayed with its cargo intact form 800 years ago or golf or brach
•Lunch hosted on Hailing Island
•Return to Guangzhou
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