April 5, 2016 – The American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) will host the 2016 Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) Business Conference in Beijing mid-April, with over 300 business, policy, diplomatic, government and media leaders participating in incisive discussion on a wide range of issues affecting American business in Asia.

The 2016 APCAC Business Conference will feature distinguished guests and keynote speaker Gary Gensler, former Chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and former Assistant Secretary for Treasury.

Date: April 14-15, 2016

Place: Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

Visit the event website for more details and to register.

APCAC brings together 29 AmChams from around Asia, with a collective membership of over 15,000 companies. It was established in 1968 and holds regular visits to Washington, DC, as well as annual business conferences. The theme of this year’s conference addresses China’s shift toward a new stage of economic development. Discussion topics will cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities that are affecting US business in Asia, the future of Asia as a financial hub, China's regional engagement, the “One Belt, One Road” initiative and the regional trading environment.             

As in previous years, this conference will offer the region’s businesspeople a valuable opportunity to gather with peers and government officials. The conference will be a deep-dive into more China-specific issues including leveraging corporate and government relations, China’s economic outlook and the 13th Five-Year Plan.

“Asia continues to develop rapidly but unevenly, so bringing together the region’s American Chambers offers an excellent opportunity to share perspectives and experiences,” AmCham China Chairman James Zimmerman said. “At the same time, the US’s relationship with the region is evolving, creating a unique set of opportunities and challenges for US companies operating here that we will address at this conference.”

Keynote speaker:

·         Gary Gensler, former Chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and former Assistant Secretary for Treasury   

Speaker highlights:

·         Wei Christianson, Morgan Stanley

·         Bob Grove, Edelman

·         Debby Cheung, Ogilvy and Mather

·         Tami Overby, US Chamber of Commerce

·         Xue Lan, Tsinghua University

·         Diane Farrell, US Department of Commerce

·         Evan Feigenbaum, Paulson Institute

·         James McGregor, APCO Worldwide

·         Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China & Globalization

This year’s conference will also incorporate the release of AmCham China’s annual American Business in China White Paper, as well as a gala dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the chamber’s official registration. For more information on the agenda, speakers, topics and registering for the 2016 APCAC Business Conference, please visit our event homepage.


About AmCham China

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,800 individuals from over 1,000 companies operating across China. The chamber's nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuhan, AmCham China has more than 60 working groups, and holds more than 300 events each year. Visit: www.amchamchina.org

For more information, please contact:

Jane Song

Tel: (8610) 8519-0835

Email: jsong@amchamchina.org