Annual Conference & Gala

The U.S.-China Business Cooperation Forum & Annual Gala was held in Los Angeles on December 15, 2016. The ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, sent congratulation letters.

The chairman of CGCC and president and CEO of Bank of China USA, Xu Chen, and the vice chairman of CGCC, chairman of CGCC-LA, president of AVIC International USA, Sherman Zhang, gave opening remarks. VIP speakers included Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles Liu Jian; Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Raymond Chan; Economic and Commercial Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States Tian Deyou; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for China and Mongolia, Alan R. Turley; and Commercial Counselor of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles Haiyan Liu.

The Technology & Innovation panel brought together senior executives from BYD Motors, Alibaba Cloud and LeEco Holdings to share their stories of success and insights into new trends in technology. C-suite executives from Greenland USA, Wanda, Landsea Holdings and LT Global Investment exchanged insights on opportunities and challenges in the real estate sector.

Denise Dador, a newscaster with ABC7, hosted the gala. Six awards were presented to recognize CGCC member companies’ significant achievements and contributions. Air China, COMAC America, China Telecom Americas and LT Global Investment were presented with Outstanding Member Company awards. International Vitamin Corporation received Outstanding Community Contribution and BYD Motors received the Outstanding Business Award.

More than 300 attendees, including government officials and business leaders from China and the United States, attended the event.

Board meeting was held before the conference.

The CGCC-LA (CEC) Annual Conference & Gala was sponsored by Blank Rome LLP, Bank of China, International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), Cathay Bank, China Telecom Americas, Sichuan Airlines, Preferred Bank, China Eastern Airline, Dentons, ICBC USA, COMAC America, Lockton, Air China, Tewoo USA, ZPMC, EastWest Bank and Keesal Young & Logan.

Many  thanks to our gift sponsors, including Fendi Casa, Sichuan Airlines, Air China, International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), Toursforfun, Interstate Hotel & Resorts, Peak Sports USA and LT Global Investment.

Much gratitude to our partner organizations, including LAEDC, World Trade Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency, Los Angeles Sister Cities, ABC7, UCLA and Cal-Poly Pomona.


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