China's Investment Surge in the US: Myths, Realities and Lessons Learned

China's Investment Surge in the US: Myths, Realities and Lessons Learned

Conference and Launch of Asia Society/Rhodium Group Report

How does the current political and economic situation in the U.S. impact investor decisions? What legal, bureaucratic, and other procedures and practices do Chinese investors need to know as they prepare to enter the U.S. and California markets? What are the greatest success stories of investment into the U.S.?

On Thursday November 15, Asia Society and the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai host a forum on Chinese direct investment into the United States with leading business executives and experts to explore the challenges and opportunities Chinese companies face when investing in the U.S.

The event will also launch the Asia Society’s new report, Chinese Direct Investment in California, which documents the scope of Chinese investment in California to date and identifies key strategies to create an even stronger investment climate. The report’s findings will be presented at the forum and speakers will assess California’s strengths and challenges as it strives to build on its existing partnerships with Chinese investors.

Asia Society would like to thank our corporate sponsors and Jack Wadsworth for their support of the conference:

       

 

For more information on the report, please click here

For details on our San Francisco Conference and Report Launch, please click here

 


 

Shanghai Event Agenda

8:00—8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast / Registration

 

8:30—8:40 AM

Welcome Remarks

Brenda Foster, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
N. Bruce Pickering, Vice President, Global Programs, Asia Society; Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California

 

8:40—9:00 AM

Overview of Chinese Direct Investment in California Report

A summary of the findings and recommendations in the Asia Society/Rhodium Group report will be presented.

Daniel H. Rosen, Founder and China Practice Leader, Rhodium Group (report co-author)

 

9:00—9:20 AM

Keynote Address

Gary Rieschel, Founder and Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
Kenneth J. Petrilla  (Introducer), Executive Vice President, Head of China Desk, Wells Fargo Bank

 

9:20—10:45 AM

Panel I: Myths and Realities of Investing in the U.S.

Just how open is America’s “open door”? What do potential Chinese investors need to know about the U.S. investment climate before exploring opportunities in the U.S.? What is the current political and economic situation in the U.S. and how will this impact investor decisions?

Robert Theleen (moderator), Chairman and CEO, ChinaVest
Howard Chao Senior Partner of O’Melveny’s Asia Practice

Kenneth Jarrett, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
Mark A. Lewis, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy in Beijing
John S. Wadsworth, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley; Co- Chairman, ASNC
Ken Wilcox, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank

 

10:45—11:15 AM

Coffee Break

 

11:15 —12:30 PM

Panel II: Lessons Learned and Case Studies: The California Experience

What legal, bureaucratic, and other procedures and practices do Chinese investors need to know as they prepare to enter the U.S. and California markets?  Which sectors in California are ripe for Chinese investment today? What lessons for success can prospective investors draw from the investment experience to date?

N. Bruce Pickering (moderator), Vice President, Global Programs, Asia Society; Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California
Carmen Chang, Special Senior Advisor, New Enterprise Associates (Invited)
Chris Cooper, National Leader, U.S. Chinese Services Group, Deloitte
Feng Deng, Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Kenneth J. Petrilla, Executive Vice President, Head of China Desk, Wells Fargo Bank
Daniel H. Rosen, Founder and China Practice Leader, Rhodium Group

 

12:30—1:00 PM

Networking

Event Details

15 November 2012
8:00am - 1:00pm

Shanghai Four Seasons Hotel (500 Weihai Road, Shanghai, China)

500 RMB for members, 800 RMB for non-members