Eric Schmidt

CEO and Co-Founder of EventBank
 
 

Campaign Statement

I have served on the Board of Governors the past two years and seek your vote for re-election.

As an active member of the Board of Governors, I have strived to make AmCham China better for all its members. In the past year, I initiated the “AmCham China Leadership Program” to involve more up and coming leaders in the US-China economic dialogue, started a “CMO Breakfast Series” to get more senior executives engaged and have been active with several task forces created by the Board this year to make the organization better long term: the Strategy Task Force and the Membership Task Force. I am also still active as Co-Chair of the Sports Committee.

While the Board has done a great job this year, we still have lots to do in ensuring that AmCham China delivers on its membership promise. As the US-China relationship continues to worsen, AmCham China’s role will come to be a much more important influencer for the business community. I want to help finding new ways, so we can communicate AmCham’s message to the government in China and the US, while continuing our senior executive outreach with new initiatives and programs.

Thank you for your support during this past year and would very much appreciate your consideration.


Biography

Eric is CEO and Co-Founder of EventBank. In less than five years, he developed EventBank from a nascent technology start-up into a leading engagement management software company for associations, chambers, and corporations in more than 28 countries.

A Beijing resident and business owner since 2002, Eric is also Chair and Founder of China Entrepreneurs, a professional organization dedicated to fostering the growth of entrepreneurship in China. Since 2003, the organization has strengthened China’s business community by helping entrepreneurs learn business, marketing, and industry-specific issues, offering valuable networking opportunities for people operating in similar fields.

Eric began his career in China when he founded the country’s first educational travel basketball and tennis camps that combined English training programs. He later honed his business expertise as Co-Founder of 1 Lacrosse LLC, a sports equipment company. Eric has since worked with Chinese venture capital and private equity investments, and has incubated multiple tech start-ups.

Eric has traveled to over 60 countries and in 2004, sponsored by Nike and Phillips, he traced Marco Polo’s route, cycling 100 days from Beijing, China to Venice, Italy. He holds an M.S. and a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been featured in media such as the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, CCTV, China Daily, and numerous other outlets.