Asia Society and Bay Area Council Special Event


Asia Society and the Bay Area Council are organizing a conference that will look at the trends and issues in the emerging narratives around Chinese innovation and China’s rise as a significant source of foreign direct investment into the U.S. Building on both organizations’ growing portfolio of reports and dialogues on these issues, the conference will serve as the backdrop for the release of two reports: the first of which will explore China’s drive for innovation and the second report which will provide a comprehensive look at China’s investment into California.

Join us and be a part of the conversation with California's large and growing community of businesses, investors, and service providers across a broad range of industries (e.g. ICT, real estate, healthcare, etc.) eager to seize on the opportunities coming from China, as well as public sector leaders from the state- to city-levels, business associations, academia, and the general public. 

Early Bird Pricing ends October 11 (regular admission $75 Asia Society members/$100 Non-members/$125 Registration & Membership)


Kelvin Chan, Senior Vice President, Managing Director at East West Bank
David Chen, Vice President of Microsoft, General Manager of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Greater China Region
Darlene Chiu-Bryant, Executive Director, ChinaSF
Cindy Cui, President, New Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator; Chairman, Silicon Valley Global
Michael Dunne, President, Dunne Automotive
Christina Gaw, Managing Principal and Head of Capital Markets, Gaw Capital
Mingyu Guan, Principal, McKinsey & Company
Thilo Hanemann, Director and Economist, The Rhodium Group
Steve Hoffman, CEO, Founders Space
Mike Hu, Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Gaw Capital Advisors USA
Jonathan Karp, Executive Director, Asia Society Southern California
Regis B. Kelly, Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Matthew Le Merle, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital
Donald J. Morrissey, Head of Congressional Affairs, Huawei Technologies LLC (USA)
N. Bruce Pickering, Vice President, Asia Society; Exec. Dir. ASNC
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Gary Rieschel, Co-Founder, Qiming Venture Partners 
Ken Rosen, Chairman, Rosen Consulting Group 
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission
John Wong, Chairman & Emeritus, AREAA
Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council
Yihang Yang, Commercial Counsellor, Consulate-General of the P.R.C. in San Francisco
Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups
 more speakers added soon!

Conference Agenda (Subject to Change)

9 — 10 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Networking

10 —10:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Rooms 2110 - 2130

10:15 — 11:30 a.m. PANEL AND REPORT LAUNCH:
Chinese Innovation: China’s Technology Future and What it Means for Silicon Valley
Rooms 2110 - 2130

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute will release its new report on China’s technology trajectory, what’s driving it, and the implications for the United States, California and Silicon Valley. Presentation of the findings will be followed by discussion involving a distinguished panel of experts and audience engagement. 

11:30 —12:45 p.m. PANEL AND REPORT LAUNCH: 
Investing in Innovation: Chinese Investment in California
Rooms 2110 - 2130
The Rhodium Group will release an update to the Asia Society’s 2016 report “Chinese Direct in Investment in California”, connecting China’s foreign investment trends in the U.S. with the country’s innovation strategy. Presentation of the findings will be followed by discussion involving a distinguished panel of experts and audience engagement.
12:45 — 2 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH
EXECUTIVE LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE (Invite-Only; 15-20 guests)
Enablers and Issues: Innovation and Investment in High-Tech Sectors
Rooms 2110 - 2130
This session will examine activity by Chinese companies and investors in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley in priority sectors, opportunities to grow Chinese investment, and the challenges Chinese investors face now or are likely to face in the future as China’s global footprint grows.
Reading the Tide: Chinese Investment in Real Estate
Room 2205
This session will examine the remarkable growth of Chinese investment in residential and commercial real estate in California, and whether in the light of market and policy developments it is likely to continue.
Rooms 2110 - 2130
4 p.m. Closing Remarks by Robert B. Weisenmiller
4:15 p.m. — 6 p.m. Networking Reception

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Event Details

Wed 15 Nov 2017
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

UCSC Silicon Valley Campus, 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA

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EARLY BIRD! $55 Asia Society Members; $80 Non-Members; $105 Special ASNC Member + Admission package (ends October 11)
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