Gala 2019

We are excited to announce this year's Distinguished Honoree, Robert B. Zoellick. Ambassador Zoellick, former World Bank president, US deputy secretary of state, and US trade representative has distinguished himself at the highest level of diplomacy, policy making, international trade and business. While serving in President George W. Bush's cabinet from 2001 to 2005, he completed the negotiations to bring China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization. As an Under Secretary of State with President George H.W. Bush, Zoellick coordinated the entry of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong into APEC.

USCBC will pay tribute for his remarkable public service and contributions to global dialogue and trade. In 2005-06, he led the first strategic dialogue with China and gave a notable speech calling on China to become a “responsible stakeholder” in the international system. From 2007-12, Zoellick worked closely with China while serving as President of the World Bank, including through preparation of the China 2030 report with the Development Research Center of China's State Council.

USCBC's Annual Gala in Washington, DC is a celebration of the organization and its membership’s leadership, achievements, and partnerships in support of an expanded US-China commercial relationship. It is also an important fundraising effort that strengthens USCBC's ability to serve its member companies. At the Gala, USCBC honors senior US government officials, members of Congress, PRC government officials, and other entities involved in constructive work to strengthen the bilateral relationship. Members of the business, government, diplomatic, and think tank communities attend. Table sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels. Contact Gloria González-Micklin ([email protected]) for more information.

  • Leadership ($50,000) - sold out
  • Benefactor ($25,000)
  • Patron ($15,000)
  • Supporter ($10,000)

Thank you to the following corporate sponsors that already pledged their support

Chubb, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Xcoal Energy & Resources



AIGAir Products, C. V. Starr & Co., The Carlyle Group, CumminsDell TechnologiesThe Dow Chemical CompanyExxonMobil Corporation, FedEx, Ford Motor CompanyGeneral Motors Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co.The Procter & Gamble Company, QualcommUL, Visa Inc., Walmart, Inc.









Abbott LaboratoriesAmwayApplied Materials, Caterpillar, ChevronEmerson, IBM, LindeMetLife, PayPalTE Connectivity





Archer Daniels Midland CompanyThe Coca-Cola Company, ConocoPhillipsCorteva Agriscience™The Walt Disney CompanydōTERRAErnst & YoungHills & Company, KKR, MicronMicrosoftMoody's, PepsiCo, Inc.Pfizer, Thermo Fisher ScientificWestRock





All Gala Sponsorship and Individual Ticket Forms

Sponsor Pledge Form / online version | Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits | Special Publicity Benefits and Deadlines | Sponsor Guest List | VIP Nomination Form | Lodging at the Ritz-Carlton | Lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn

Event Details

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States


Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
Leadership: $50,000
Benefactor: $25,000
Patron: $15,000
Supporter: $10,000
Individual Ticket: $450

Event Contact

Gloria Gonzalez-Micklin