On September 18, 2020, in a first meeting of its kind, AmCham Northeast Chapter met with the Liaoning Foreign Affairs Office in Shenyang. AmCham Northeast Chapter Chairperson, Ladon Ghalili, and Executive Committee member Rochelle Mathias, had a very successful meeting with Liaoning Foreign Affairs Office’s Deputy Director General, Mr. Gao, as well as Deputy Director Hou and Mr. Feng. After initial introductions and getting to know more about each other, Ms. Ghalili and Director Gao found areas of cooperation and made plans to start working together. Director Gao mentioned his plans to visit Ms. Ghalili in Dalian in mid-October to learn more about AmCham China's Northeast Chapter and its member companies.
On the same day, Ms. Ghalili and Ms. Mathias also met with Liaoning Department of Commerce Director Sun and Li Shuang. This meeting was focused on how we can best understand and work together to provide a better environment to encourage more investment in Liaoning Province.
These meetings were followed by an afternoon AmCham Shenyang Networking meeting at the Conrad Hotel, at which members were updated the members on the activities of the Northeast Chapter and also learned a lot about the needs of the members in Shenyang.