The US-China Business Council (USCBC) hosted its annual China Operations Conference for 2019. This conference is USCBC’s biggest event of the year in China and brings together leading experts, academics, executives and policy makers to discuss the most important developments relevant to doing business in China. This year’s conference covered the future of US-China relations, intellectual property rights enforcement, and give an exclusive first look at preliminary findings from USCBC’s member inquiry into best practices on data protection.
The US Ambassador, Chinese officials, think tank scholars and industrial players spoke on various of topics including bilateral relations, economic outlook, competition policy, best practice on IP enforcement and protection, cybersecurity and data protection. Topics include:
- The Future of US-China Relations – With rising US-China trade tensions, there is concern that even in a post trade-deal scenario, US-China relations will continue to deteriorate. But are things truly that pessimistic? Join our panel featuring senior experts on US-China relations to discuss how bilateral ties are likely to develop for the foreseeable future and what companies should be doing to prepare.
- China’s Financial Liberalization and Implications for American Companies – China’s financial sector has undergone a recent round of liberalizations opening up a new chapter in China’s economic reform and creating new opportunities and challenges for US companies in China. Listen to senior policy makers in the Chinese government offer their perspectives and advice on what these liberalizations mean for the future of China’s economic development and its implications for multinational companies in China.
- Preliminary Findings on Best Practices for Data Protection – China’s Cybersecurity Law continues to raise questions about Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) classifications, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and data localization and cross-border data flow. For the past two months USCBC researchers have interviewed members to understand best practices for addressing these challenges. Join USCBC as we provide an exclusive first look at preliminary findings from our research.
- Senior Executive Panel: Competition Policy – Get an update on China’s Competition Policy regime including analysis from senior executives on China’s competition neutrality and fair competition review.
- IP Enforcement Knowledge-Share and Best Practices – Protection of intellectual property (IP) is crucial to the success of all businesses regardless of industry and has been a major point of contention in US-Sino trade relations. Join this panel of senior executives to get a firsthand look at how IP enforcement cases have played out for American companies in China and get insight into what your company can be doing to protect its IP and achieve continued commercial success.