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Who Will Be There:

  • Senior Speakers from MOFCOM, NDRC, Washington and Asia Pacific
  • Industry leaders, as well as, media, academia, policy experts, ambassadors and top Government officials from across 22 economies in Asia Pacific.
  • Top CEOs and corporate executives from many corporations
  • More than 400 companies attending with sales of over $600 billion
  • Great chance to network and close on big deals

What’s Covered:

  • Strategic perspectives on US-China trade tension
  • China's new foreign investment law interpretation
  • Opportunities in greater bay area
  • Opportunities and challenges on industrial level-up, pros & cons on factories moving out
  • Education cooperation under current US-China business relations
  • How SMEs pave the way out by making the smartest choice?
  • Cross border investment--New trends and opportunities on investing America 
  • … and more

On behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China, It is my honor to invite you to join us at the 2019 American Chamber of Commerce in South China Asia Pacific Business Summit, May 17, 2019.

The Business summit is hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) with great support from the Ministry of Commerce of China (CIPA MOFCOM) and governments and businesses from China and 22 economies in Asia Pacific. Annual sales volume of the companies to attending this Business Summit exceeds USD600 Billion. Speakers and the many panels will address issues including the U.S.-China relations and trade and its impact on Asia Pacific, the new China Foreign Investment Law, the Greater Bay Area Initiatives, and many more.

The 2019 Business Summit will be attended by more than 300 business and industry leaders, as well as, media, academia, policy experts, ambassadors and top government officials from across 22 economies around the world and Asia Pacific. Speakers include senior central and provincial officials and mayors/vice mayors of major Chinese cities, corporate executives from US, China and Asia Pacific, policy experts from academia, media and the various industries.


In addition, senior executives of more than 100 largest Chinese companies who will be in attendance will participate in the scheduled throughout the Summit. We expect this Summit to lead to several billion dollars of new business and cross investments between attending American companies and institutions and their Chinese and Asia Pacific counterparts. Special programs can be specially planned for each delegation.


As an "Economic Power House" AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 members who account for 40% of U.S. exports to, as well as, business and investment in China.

Be a Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor RMB249,000 in Cash

Asia Pacific Business Summit

  • Keynote Speaker in the Business Summit
  • Company Logo and name prominently on backdrop, event website, promotion emails, WeChat and Live photos
  • Company commercial video play at the summit
  • 2 invitations to VVIP dinner reception
  • 20 VIP passes to the summit and luncheon
  • 2 Full page ad in the summit handbook
  • Title Sponsor for one Panel Section
  • Host one Panel Section during the summit

Spring Ball

  • One Head table with 10 seats in the front row and one preferred table
  • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the backdrop (rotating slideshow), all advertisements, tickets, program, post-event publications
  • Company logo displayed on head table and the belonged table
  • Company logo displayed prominently on the backdrop at main entrance
  • Prominent mention by MC
  • Company brochure and materials displayed prominently in the sponsor promotion area

Platinum Sponsor RMB195,000 in Cash

Asia Pacific Business Summit

  • Key presentation at the luncheon
  • Company Logo and name prominently on backdrop, event website, promotion emails and WeChat
  • Company commercial video play at the luncheon
  • 2 invitations to VVIP dinner reception
  • 10 VIP passes to the summit and luncheon
  • 2 Full page ad in the summit handbook 


Spring Ball

  • One table with 10 seats in the front row and one preferred table
  • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the backdrop (rotating slideshow), all advertisements, tickets, program, post-event publications
  • Company logo displayed on the belonged table
  • Company logo displayed prominently on the backdrop at main entrance
  • Prominent mention by MC
  • Company brochure and materials displayed prominently in the sponsor promotion area

Gold Sponsor RMB99,000 in Cash

Asia Pacific Business Summit

  • Company Logo and name prominently on backdrop, event website, promotion emails and WeChat
  • 2 invitation to VVIP dinner reception
  • 6 VIP passes to the summit and luncheon
  • 1 Full page ad in the summit handbook
  • Commercial video play at the panel section
  • Title Sponsor for one Panel Section
  • Host one Panel Section during the summit


Spring Ball

  • One table with 10 seats in the front row
  • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the backdrop (rotating slideshow), all advertisements, tickets, program, post-event publications
  • Company logo displayed on the belonged table
  • Company logo displayed prominently on the backdrop at main entrance
  • Prominent mention by MC
  • Company brochure and materials displayed prominently in the sponsor promotion area

Silver Sponsor RMB49,000 in Cash

Asia Pacific Business Summit

  • Company Logo and name prominently on backdrop, event website, promotion emails and WeChat
  • 1 invitation to VVIP dinner reception
  • 4 VIP passes to the summit and luncheon
  • 1/2 page ad in the summit handbook
  • Speaking opportunity at one Panel Section during the summit

Spring Ball

  • One table with 10 seats in the front row
  • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the backdrop (rotating slideshow), all advertisements, tickets, program, post-event publications
  • Company logo displayed on the belonged table
  • Company logo displayed prominently on the backdrop at main entrance
  • Prominent mention by MC
  • Company brochure and materials displayed prominently in the sponsor promotion area

Corporate Sponsor RMB20,000 in Cash

Asia Pacific Business Summit

  • Company Logo and name prominently on backdrop, event website, promotion emails and WeChat
  • 2 VIP passes to all the summit and luncheon


Spring Ball

  • Complimentary 10-seat table
  • Company logo displayed on table
  • Company logo displayed on the backdrop at main entrance

Deadline for company logo printing on all materials: May 6th, 2019


About Sponsorship please contact:

Ms. Wing Xian, Ms. Joyce Hu

(wxian@amcham-southchina.org) / (jhu@amcham-southchina.org)

Tel: (86 20) 8335 1476 Extension 12 / 20

Fax: (86 20) 8332 1642

Agenda

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Friday, May 17, 2019


8

00AM

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9

00AM

Delegation and Guests Registration

Grand Ballroom,5F, The Westin Guangzhou

9

00AM

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10

15AM

Opening Plenary Session

Charles FreemanThe Honorable Tom LoefflerProfessor Manson FokNeil BushThe Honorable Brian David SchweitzerHarley Seyedin

Venue:Grand Ballroom,5F, The Westin Guangzhou. Introduction of Guests by MC; Welcome Remarks by 2019 Asia Pacific Business Summit Host, Dr. Harley Seyedin Welcome Remarks by U.S. Consul General James Levy Remarks by Senior Provincial Representative Keynote Speech by the Honorable Charles Freeman, Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs and Principal U.S. Trade Negotiator with China and Current Senior Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speech by Dr. Manson Fok, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Macau University of Science and Technology Keynote Speech by the Honorable Tom Loeffler, Former U.S. Congressman from Texas; Republican Deputy Whip U.S. House of Representatives; National Chairman for Gov. Jon Huntsman; National Finance Chairman for Gov. Jon Huntsman; National Finance Chairman for John McCain; National Co-Chairman, Republican National Committee’s Team 100; National Finance Co-Chairman, George W. Bush for President; Texas Regional Finance Chairman, George W. Bush for Governor Keynote Speech by the Honorable Neil Bush, Chairman of President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation Keynote Speech by the Honorable Brian Schweitzer, 23rd Governor of Montana

10

15AM

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10

50AM

China’s New Foreign Investment Law Interpretation

Dr. Du Qirui

Venue:Grand Ballroom, 5F,The Westin Guangzhou Keynote Presentation and Analysis of the Law by Dr. Du Qirui, Deputy Director, Institute of Overseas Investment and Economic Cooperation, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of Foreign Investment Institute, Ministry of Commerce PRC

10

50AM

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11

30AM

Topic: Improvements in IP Protection within the New Foreign Investment Law

David BuxbaumSam HO Wai-hungDr. David T. Hon

Venue:Grand Ballroom, 5F,The Westin Guangzhou Moderator: Dr. David Buxbaum, Senior Partner, Anderson & Anderson LLP Speakers: Dr. David Hon, CEO, Dahon Technologies Sam Ho, Managing Director, International Federation Against Copyright Theft (Greater China) Limited

11

30AM

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11

40AM

MOU Signing

Venue:Grand Ballroom,5F, The Westin Guangzhou

11

40AM

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12

20PM

Coffee break

Venue:Grand Ballroom Foyer,5F, The Westin Guangzhou

12

30PM

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2

00PM

Lunch Banquet

Professor Michael J. Enright

Venue:Grand Ballroom,5F, The Westin Guangzhou Keynote Presentation: “The Greater Bay Area Initiative: Opportunities for MNCs”. Exclusive Research and First Time Presentation by Dr. Michael Enright, Profossor of University of Hong Kong Named "one of the world's reigning strategy gurus" Professor Michael Enright taught at the Harvard Business School for six years before moving on to the University of Hong Kong. He is on the Board of Directors at Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd., and Enright, Scott & Associates Ltd.

2

30PM

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3

30PM

Growth of Service Industry in the Greater Bay Area

Sir Billy ChanRobert ChuEddie LeungLancelot GuoDavid Wong

Venue:Section A, Grand Ballroom, 5F,The Westin Guangzhou Sir Billy Chan, International Professor and Philanthropist; Director, the Center for Professional Medical Development at Faculty of Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology Speakers: David Wong, Head of Strategic Research, Invest Hong Kong; Lancelot Guo, VP of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence BG, Alibaba Group; Eddie Leung, Chairman, Dailywin Watch Products Mfg. Ltd. ; Robert Chu, Managing Director, FedEx, China.

3

35PM

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4

35PM

Young Entrepreneur – The Second Generation

Harry Tudor LittlewoodAlex SunMalcolm ChanMay Wong

Venue:Section A,Grand Ballroom, 5F, The Westin Guangzhou. Moderator: Christopher Cottrell, Editor-in-Chief Peace Post and South China Sea Macau Ltd. Speakers: Alex Suen, President of Hangji Industrial Group Co., Ltd; Malcom Chan, Co-Founder, Bay-X; Harry Littlewood, Co-Founder, Boncru Fine Wines Pte Ltd; May Wong, Young Entrepreneur Building an Educating Company for Children.

4

35PM

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5

35PM

U.S. and China Trade - Impact of U.S. and China Trade across Asia Pacific, China and U.S.

Charles FreemanTim ShaverCharles M. ChoyJames Kim

Venue:Section A, Grand Ballroom,5F, The Westin Guangzhou. Moderator:Charles Freeman, Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs and Principal U.S. Trade Negotiator with China and Current Senior Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Speakers: James Kim, Chairman and CEO, AmCham Korea; Joseph Dowd, Vice President of AmCham Okinawa; Charles M. Choy, Co-Chairman of Macau Beer Company Limited,Chairman Emeritus, AmCham Macau; Tim Shaver, Governor of AmCham South China.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


7

00PM

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12

00AM

AmCham Spring Ball: The Greatest Show

Venue:Garden Hotel 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!!!!!

Friday, May 17, 2019


2

30PM

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3

30PM

Future of Education

Professor Manson FokBernadette P. CarmodyJay BlackWalter DiasMatt Horn MBE

Venue:Yellow Room, 5F, The Westin Guangzhou Moderator: Dr. Manson Fok, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Macau University of Science and Technology Speakers: Dr. Bernadette Carmody, Director of American International School Guangzhou (AISG) ; Dr. James Eric (Jay) Black, Schumann Endowed Professor, Co-Chair, Mercer University Department of Journalism and Media Studies; Walter Dias, Managing Director of Greater China and Korea, United Airlines; Matt Horn, Journalist and Journalism Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

3

35PM

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4

35PM

International Investment, RMB Internationalization - Trends and Opportunities in the New Era and Future of Capital Market

Martin MaciakBruce VonCannonDr. Joe Chow

Venue:Yellow Room,5F, The Westin Guangzhou Moderator: Ricky Cai, Ricky Cai, President, Precursor Management Inc.. Speakers: Martin Maciak, Head of Asia Origination, Americas Global Banking, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. ; Dr. Joe Chow, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps and DP International Appraisal Limited; Bruce Douglas VonCannon, Managing Director of Vanheel Management Ltd.

4

35PM

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5

35PM

Future of Manufacturing

Thomas PodgurskiAaron Finley

Venue:Yellow Room,5F, The Westin Guangzhou Moderator: Dr. Harley Seyedin, President of AmCham South China Speakers: Tom Podgurski, Group Director, Royal Service; Aaron Finley, Associate Director, Deloitte; Robert Gwynne, Design & Product Manager Footwear

Speakers

  • Charles Freeman (Former principal U.S. trade negotiator with China and assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs; Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

    Charles Freeman

    Former principal U.S. trade negotiator with China and assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs; Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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  • The Honorable Tom Loeffler (National chairman for Gov. Jon Huntsman;  National Finance Chairman for John McCain; National Finance Co-Chair, George W. Bush for President; Texas Finance Chairman, George W. Bush for Governor)

    The Honorable Tom Loeffler

    National chairman for Gov. Jon Huntsman; National Finance Chairman for John McCain; National Finance Co-Chair, George W. Bush for President; Texas Finance Chairman, George W. Bush for Governor

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  • Professor Manson Fok (World Recognized Surgeon, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founding Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,  Macau University of Science and Technology)

    Professor Manson Fok

    World Recognized Surgeon, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founding Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology

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  • Neil Bush (Chairman, President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation)

    Neil Bush

    Chairman, President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation

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  • The Honorable Brian David Schweitzer (The 23rd Governor of the State of Montana; Former Chairman of the U.S. Western Governors Association; Chairman of the U.S. Democratic Governors Association)

    The Honorable Brian David Schweitzer

    The 23rd Governor of the State of Montana; Former Chairman of the U.S. Western Governors Association; Chairman of the U.S. Democratic Governors Association

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  • Dr. Du Qirui (Deputy Director,Institute of Overseas Investment and Economic Cooperation, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of Foreign Investment Institute, Ministry of Commerce PRC)

    Dr. Du Qirui

    Deputy Director,Institute of Overseas Investment and Economic Cooperation, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of Foreign Investment Institute, Ministry of Commerce PRC

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  • Professor Michael J. Enright (A “World Reigning strategy guru” ; Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong; Director of Johnson Electric Holdings; Former Faculty of Harvard Business School)

    Professor Michael J. Enright

    A “World Reigning strategy guru” ; Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong; Director of Johnson Electric Holdings; Former Faculty of Harvard Business School

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  • Harley Seyedin (Together with Elon Musk Winner of 2017 Oslo Business For Peace Award, Awarded by the Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics; President, Allelon Energy Partners)

    Harley Seyedin

    Together with Elon Musk Winner of 2017 Oslo Business For Peace Award, Awarded by the Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics; President, Allelon Energy Partners

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  • Martin Maciak (International Expert in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets; Head of Asia Origination, Americas, Global Banking, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc)

    Martin Maciak

    International Expert in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets; Head of Asia Origination, Americas, Global Banking, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc

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  • David Buxbaum (Living Legend and Leading Expert on US and Chinese Law and IPR Enforcement; Senior Partner, Anderson & Anderson, LLP)

    David Buxbaum

    Living Legend and Leading Expert on US and Chinese Law and IPR Enforcement; Senior Partner, Anderson & Anderson, LLP

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  • Bernadette P. Carmody (International Education Professional; Director, American International School of Guangzhou)

    Bernadette P. Carmody

    International Education Professional; Director, American International School of Guangzhou

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  • Sir Billy Chan (Director, the Center for Professional Medical Development at Faculty of Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology)

    Sir Billy Chan

    Director, the Center for Professional Medical Development at Faculty of Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology

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  • Ricky Cai (President, Precursor Management, Inc. (PMI); Executive director ,the Guangzhou Young Entrepreneur Association.)

    Ricky Cai

    President, Precursor Management, Inc. (PMI); Executive director ,the Guangzhou Young Entrepreneur Association.

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  • Jay Black (Schumann Endowed Professor, Co-Chair, Mercer University Department of Journalism and Media Studies)

    Jay Black

    Schumann Endowed Professor, Co-Chair, Mercer University Department of Journalism and Media Studies

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  • Malcolm Chan (Bay-X Co-Founder; Baysight International Youth Association Founder ;Studio Twelve CFO)

    Malcolm Chan

    Bay-X Co-Founder; Baysight International Youth Association Founder ;Studio Twelve CFO

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  • Dr. Joe Chow (Managing Director of both Duff & Phelps and DP International Appraisal Limited)

    Dr. Joe Chow

    Managing Director of both Duff & Phelps and DP International Appraisal Limited

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  • Charles M. Choy (Co-Chairman, Macau Beer Company Limited ; Chairman Emeritus, AmCham Macau)

    Charles M. Choy

    Co-Chairman, Macau Beer Company Limited ; Chairman Emeritus, AmCham Macau

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  • Robert Chu (Leading Expert on Chinese Logistics Management and Transportation; Managing Director, FedEx, China)

    Robert Chu

    Leading Expert on Chinese Logistics Management and Transportation; Managing Director, FedEx, China

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  • Christopher Cottrell (Editor-in-Chief Peace Post and South China Sea Macau Limited)

    Christopher Cottrell

    Editor-in-Chief Peace Post and South China Sea Macau Limited

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  • Walter Dias (Managing Director of Greater China & Korea , Sales    United)

    Walter Dias

    Managing Director of Greater China & Korea , Sales United

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  • Joseph Dowd (President ,LOGCOR;Vice President ,AmCham Okinawa;Committee Chair , the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.)

    Joseph Dowd

    President ,LOGCOR;Vice President ,AmCham Okinawa;Committee Chair , the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.

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  • Aaron Finley (Senior Manager at Tax & Business Advisory Services)

    Aaron Finley

    Senior Manager at Tax & Business Advisory Services

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  • Lancelot Guo (VP at Alibaba Group)

    Lancelot Guo

    VP at Alibaba Group

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  • Sam HO Wai-hung (Managing Director, International Federation Against Copyright  Theft (Greater China) Limited)

    Sam HO Wai-hung

    Managing Director, International Federation Against Copyright Theft (Greater China) Limited

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  • Dr. David T. Hon (International entrepreneur Inventor of the Folding Bicycle with Hundreds of Patents on Bicycles; CEO, Dahon Technologies)

    Dr. David T. Hon

    International entrepreneur Inventor of the Folding Bicycle with Hundreds of Patents on Bicycles; CEO, Dahon Technologies

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  • James Kim (International Trade Expert; Former Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea; CEO Microsoft Korea and CEO of Yahoo Korea Chairman and CEO AmCham Korea)

    James Kim

    International Trade Expert; Former Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea; CEO Microsoft Korea and CEO of Yahoo Korea Chairman and CEO AmCham Korea

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  • Eddie Leung (Member, Chairman at 11th and 12thNational Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Dailywin Group)

    Eddie Leung

    Member, Chairman at 11th and 12thNational Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Dailywin Group

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  • Harry Tudor Littlewood (Senior international Advisor on Oriental cultures and Far Eastern business practices)

    Harry Tudor Littlewood

    Senior international Advisor on Oriental cultures and Far Eastern business practices

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  • Matt Horn MBE (Journalist and journalism lecturer, University of Central Lancashire and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)

    Matt Horn MBE

    Journalist and journalism lecturer, University of Central Lancashire and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

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  • Thomas Podgurski (Leading Indoor Environmental and Air Quality Expert; Group Director, Royal Service Air Conditioning)

    Thomas Podgurski

    Leading Indoor Environmental and Air Quality Expert; Group Director, Royal Service Air Conditioning

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  • Joe Rocha III (International Expert in Finance and Public Offerings; Managing Director, Greenprocapital)

    Joe Rocha III

    International Expert in Finance and Public Offerings; Managing Director, Greenprocapital

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  • Tim Shaver (PGA Golf Professional and Sports Programmer; Club Manager, Harbour Plaza Golf)

    Tim Shaver

    PGA Golf Professional and Sports Programmer; Club Manager, Harbour Plaza Golf

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  • Alex Sun (President, Hangji Industries Group Co., Ltd:  Guangdong Hangji Metal Product Industries Co., Ltd; Hangji International Financial Building; Sun-rising Science Park)

    Alex Sun

    President, Hangji Industries Group Co., Ltd: Guangdong Hangji Metal Product Industries Co., Ltd; Hangji International Financial Building; Sun-rising Science Park

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  • Bruce VonCannon (Managing Director of Vanheel Management Ltd.)

    Bruce VonCannon

    Managing Director of Vanheel Management Ltd.

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  • Tim Wen (Expert on China Financial Reporting; Chief China Representative,  Allway USA)

    Tim Wen

    Expert on China Financial Reporting; Chief China Representative, Allway USA

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  • David Wong (Head of Strategic Research, Invest Hong Kong)

    David Wong

    Head of Strategic Research, Invest Hong Kong

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  • May Wong (Consultation and Philosophy)

    May Wong

    Consultation and Philosophy

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