AmCham China hosted its 2023 Tianjin Government Appreciation Reception on May 26 with the theme “Riding the Tide of Momentum with Open Innovation.” The event included an afternoon dialogue with the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, an exhibition showcasing members’ achievements, and an appreciation dinner. Attendees included AmCham China Chairman Colm Rafferty, AmCham China President Michael Hart, AmCham China Tianjin Chairman Marcus Williams, and more than 15 delegates from member enterprises. Fan Shaojun, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, delivered a speech at the dialogue.
Vice Mayor Fan expressed gratitude to AmCham China for its support of Tianjin’s development and emphasized the consistent value placed on all foreign investors. The expectation is for enterprises to enhance communication, interaction, and investment in Tianjin. Tianjin will collect feedback on various opinions and suggestions promptly to create a favorable business environment for its development.
Rafferty, Hart, and Williams expressed their appreciation to the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government for its prompt and tangible support to AmCham China. This support included assistance with companies resuming work and production, the return of foreign employees to China, and ensuring the normal operation and smooth logistics of companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. AmCham China will continue to promote the establishment of US-funded enterprises in Tianjin and deepen the cooperation between the government and enterprises.
The day concluded with the annual appreciation reception at Shangri-La Tianjin, attended by around 200 guests from member enterprises and representatives from 17 Tianjin Municipal Government Departments. The event began with a remarkable woodwind quintet performance by Pre-College students from The Tianjin Juilliard School and featured keynote speeches by Rafferty and He Zhineng, Deputy Director General of Tianjin Bureau of Commerce, expressing mutual appreciation. AmCham China remains dedicated to building a robust communication bridge and promoting interaction.