Beijing China Operations Conference 2019

The Honorable Terry Branstad, Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China, confirmed to speak at the conference!

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is pleased to invite you to its annual China Operations Conference for 2019. This conference represents USCBC’s biggest event of the year 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 will span 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. Don’t miss this chance to network with industry leaders and policy makers across the whole of USCBC’s diverse member community and register now to reserve your spot for the China Operations Conference 2019 in Beijing on June 20th.

The US Ambassador, Chinese officials, think tank scholars and industrial players will speak on various of topics including bilateral relations, economic outlook, competition policy, best practice on IP enforcement and protection, cybersecurity and data protection. 

The complete agenda for this year’s conference can be found below. 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.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 20, 2019      

St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing China

the Great Hall, Second floor


8:30—9:00 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 – 9:10 am

Introduction USCBC Activities and Priorities

  • Jacob Parker, Vice President of China Operations, US-China Business Council

9:10 – 9:50 am

China's Economic Reform Outlook Against Complex International Environment

  • Dr. Yang Guangpu, Associate Research Fellow, Macroeconomic Research Department, Development Research Center of the State Council, People's Republic of China ​

9:50 – 10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:00—11:00 am

Expert Panel: Competition Policy

  • Professor Huang Yong, University of International Business & Economics
  • Professor Xu Shiying, East China University of Political Science & Law
  • Gabriel Tsuboyama, Portfolio Manager, HBK Investments

11:00—12:00 pm

Best Practices for IP Enforcement

  • Tan Ruiqiong, Executive Director, Senior Attorney, Microsoft China

  • Yin Huijun, Patent Attorney, Huntsman Corporation

  • Zheng Zhou, Counsel, FenXun Partners

12:00—1:30 pm

Luncheon Panel: US-China Relations

  • The Honorable Terry Branstad, Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China

  • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council

1:40 – 2:10 pm

Cybersecurity Law Enforcement Regulations: Progress and Priorities

  • Speaker from China Cybersecurity Administration (invited)

2:10 – 2:40 pm

Best Practice: Managing Data Under Regulatory Uncertainties

  • Antonio Douglas, Business Advisory Services Manager, US-China Business Council
  • Stephen Davison, Head of China Strategy and Chief of Staff, JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) Company

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The event will be off the record, no media is invited. This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. Registration is required. Please register online or submit the form by fax or mail with payment. 

Registration Fees:

30% Discount – Ends May 15

  • Individual: RMB 4,000 per person
  • Group of 3 or more: RMB 3,550 per person online or cash in advance* 

15% discount – Ends May 31

  • Individual: RMB 5,525
  • Group of 3 or more: RMB 4900 per person online or cash in advance* 

Full price – Ends June 20

  • Individual: RMB 6,500
  • Group of 3 or more: RMB 4,900 per person, online, or cash in advance*

*Please email [email protected] for group of 3+ discount code before payment.


Cancellation Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • Cancellations for refunds must be received by the cancellation deadline.
  • For those cancelling tickets on at any time, a 16% processing fee will be charged.

This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. Registration is required. Please register online or submit the form by fax or mail with payment. Cancellations for refunds must be received in writing by before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 18, or registrant will be charged. No-shows will be billed.


Event Details

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
St. Regis Hotel
21 Jianguomen Outer Street, Jianwai Dajie 北京市朝阳区建国门外大街21号
GreatHall, 2F 瑞吉酒店二层至尊厅
11 100020


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:15pm
30% Discount - Individual: 4000 RMB
30% Discount - Group of 3 or more: 3500 RMB/person
15% Discount - Individual: 5525 RMB
15% Discount - Group of 3 or more: 4900 RMB/person
Full Price: 6500 RMB

Event Contact

Yan Yu