Gala 2017

Join us in honoring

General Brent Scowcroft
Former National Security Advisor


Hear remarks from

The Honorable Steve Daines
United States Senator, Montana
Co-Chair, Senate US-China Working Group


On December 6, USCBC will host Gala 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Washington, DC, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The celebratory event will be attended by 400-500 business leaders, senior US and Chinese government officials, and other renowned stakeholders in US-China relations.

If you have not yet registered, plan to join us by purchasing a table or tickets.

Gen. Brent Scowcroft, this year’s honoree, is one of the country's leading experts on international policy and the only individual in US history appointed as National Security Advisor under two different presidents (Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush). In addition to his extraordinary 29-year military career, he was vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., and served on the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, the President's Commission on Strategic Forces, the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, and the President's Special Review Board. In 1991, Scowcroft was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 1993 was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Gala dinner program will also feature remarks by The Honorable Steve Daines, (R-MT). Senator Daines will offer his perspectives on US-China relations and the most effective path forward. A former executive at Procter & Gamble, including positions based in China, Daines was recently named co-chair of the Senate US-China Working Group. He brings 28 years of a private-sector business background to Washington DC, along with experience as Montana’s Congressional representative. He was ranked the most effective first-term House member in 2013 and 2014. Now in the Senate, he serves on the following  Senate Committees: Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources, Homeland Security, and Governmental Affairs, Agriculture and Indian Affairs.

As our major annual fundraiser, Gala is an important component of ensuring USCBC remains at the forefront of representing American business interests with China, and member company support of this effort is vital.

Table sponsors will enjoy numerous benefits and visibility at the following levels:  

  • Leadership ($50,000)SOLD OUT! other sponsorships remain available 
  • Benefactor ($20,000)
  • Patron ($15,000)
  • Supporter ($7,500)
  • Individual Tickets ($425
Join us for this special evening by pledging a table sponsorship or purchasing individual tickets. Feel free to directly contact Gloria González-Micklin, director of programs ([email protected]), with your pledge and/or questions.

We look forward to seeing you at Gala 2017 to celebrate more than four decades of USCBC’s work to promote sustainable commercial relations between the United States and China.

Special thanks to the following corporate sponsors that have already pledged their support:





















On behalf of all of us at the US-China Business Council, we would like to thank our event sponsors and member companies for their generous support of USCBC’s Gala 2017, held on December 6 at the Omni Shoreham Washington, DC.

National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft, who was this year’s USCBC honoree, received a standing ovation from Gala attendees in recognition of his enduring contributions to US-China relations. Scowcroft is one of the country's leading foreign policy experts and the only individual in US history appointed as National Security Advisor under two different presidents, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. In his brief remarks, Scowcroft noted that the challenges of the relationship were not surprising to “those of us who had the privilege of participating in its early evolution.”

Keynote speaker Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) said that he was still optimistic about economic growth in China, though even more so about the US economy as political freedom is the key to economic growth. Daines also spoke about an understanding gap between the US Senate and China, which he is trying to address through Congressional trips and briefings. Daines worked for in China with Procter & Gamble for almost 10 years, and was recently named co-chair of the Senate US-China Working Group.

USCBC board chair Evan Greenberg and president John Frisbie served as senior hosts. More than 460 leaders from the business, government, diplomatic, and think tank communities were in attendance. China’s top envoy to Washington, DC, His Excellency Cui Tiankai, was among the distinguished guests.

Photos from the event are forthcoming on the official photographer’s website: High definition electronic files or prints may be ordered directly from this site. If you plan to use the images for commercial purposes, please contact Kaveh Sardari directly ([email protected]) to discuss the copyright agreement.

USCBC looks forward to continuing to support our members and promote stronger US-China commercial relations in 2018, when USCBC will mark its 45th anniversary. Please know that our staff in Washington, DC, Beijing and Shanghai are ready to assist you with your China-related needs.


Special thanks to our GALA 2017 corporate sponsors for their generous support:





















Event Details

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States


Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Leadership - $50,000
Benefactor - $20,000
Patron - $15,000
Supporter - $7,500
Individual Ticket - $425

Event Contact

Gloria González-Micklin
202-429-0340, ext. 211