In an effort to assist increasing trade and investment between Alabama and China, the Birmingham International Center, as part of its Spotlight on China, is planning a half-day conference. Senior executives, business leaders, government officials, and community leaders from Alabama and China will discuss common issues, networking, and agenda setting for future business exchanges. China is Alabama’s second-largest export market, valued at over $2.5 billion, and Alabama is ranked fourteenth in exports to China. In 2014, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group joined two other Chinese companies building manufacturing plants and investing in Alabama.
The Business Roundtable will explore new opportunities & challenges. The four industry sectors to be presented include: automotive, agriculture, aviation & energy.
Entire Event: $100.00
Lunch Only: $55.00
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Alabama – China Business Roundtable Conference Schedule
January 23, 2015
8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Speakers
Lee Styslinger III, Chairman, Spotlight on China
Harry He, President, Birmingham Chinese Business
Consul General Li Qiangmin, Houston
Ambassador Cui Tiankai
9:30 am – Presentations
Greg Canfield, Secretary, AL Department of Commerce
10:00 am - 11:45 am - Concurrent Sessions- The Club State Rooms, Developing Business between China & Alabama in the following sectors:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Luncheon, The Club – Ballroom
Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp
Keynote Speaker - Mr. Siva Yam, President, US-China Chamber of Commerce
Invited Guest Speakers Include:
Cui Tiankai, Ambassador from China to the United States (confirmed)
Li Qiangmin, Consul General of China- Houston (confirmed)
Greg Canfield, Secretary, AL Department of Commerce (confirmed)
Harry He, President, Chinese-American Business
Association of Birmingham (confirmed)
John McMillan, Commissioner, AL Department of
Agriculture & Industries (confirmed)
Robert Smith (Bob), Assistant Director, Business
Development, AL Department of Commerce (confirmed)
Lee J. Styslinger, III, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Altec Inc. (confirmed)
Siva Yam, President, U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce (confirmed)
Ying “Springna” Zhao, Special Advisor to the Governor’s Office on China, Alabama Department of Commerce
Book a room at The Tutwiler Hotel, a national historic landmark in the heart of Birmingham and the official hotel of the Alabama-China Business Roundtable.
If you would like to request a vegetarian meal option, please fill out the form below to let us know!