About USCBC Programs and Events

In 2024, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) embarks on its second half-century, offering many opportunities for members to engage and learn from US and Chinese government officials, key thought leaders, and other stakeholders from both countries.

From dynamic virtual sessions to in-person events held in Washington, Beijing, and Shanghai—including issues briefings, conferences, and meetings at the national, provincial, and municipal level—USCBC provides timely insights that actively shape the evolving relationship between the US and China. Valuable visibility and partnership opportunities are available for many of these programs, including for our special conferences and annual fundraising Gala.

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USCBC Programs & Events

Special Conferences and Events

51st Annual Membership Meeting
June 12, Washington, DC Hybrid
USCBC’s 51st Annual Membership Meeting will provide an overview of business and economic trends in China, examine key business operation challenges in China, and host a forum for members to discuss current US-China commercial policies with experts from various sectors.
For information on sponsorship opportunities and conference information, please contact Nathaniel Davis ([email protected]).
 

China Operations Conferences (CHOPS) 2024

July 26, Beijing | November, Shanghai (In-person) 

These conferences offer member company executives based in or traveling to China the opportunity to hear from Chinese government officials, leading economists, and industry experts to learn more about current trends in China’s operational and policy environment. Participating in these events can help companies chart an on-the-ground course for operational success in China.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and conference information, please contact Boyuan Chen ([email protected]) for Beijing and Ruiyue Sun ([email protected]) for Shanghai.

 


Gala 2024

December 11, Washington, DC | In-person (with virtual option)
 
USCBC's Annual Gala in Washington, DC, is a celebration of the organization and its membership’s achievements in support of expanding the US-China commercial relationship. It is also an important fundraising effort that enables USCBC to serve its member companies. At the Gala, USCBC honors senior US and Chinese government officials, members of Congress, and others involved in strengthening the bilateral relationship. Members of the business, diplomatic, and think tank communities also attend.
 
Contact Gloria González-Micklin ([email protected]) for more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities

Recorded Virtual Event Archive

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, USCBC has been hosting its events virtually. In order to help our members better access the briefings, we record some events, which you can browse and view below. 

See the archive


Other Meetings

Issue Briefings
Beijing | Shanghai | Washington, DC

USCBC hosts regular briefings across its three offices. Speakers include members of the US and PRC governments, China analysts, and representatives of our membership who address topical developments and commercial issues.

USCBC also holds programming series throughout the year, including:

  • China Market Intelligence (CMI): Member Update Call (monthly, virtual)

Senior USCBC staff share the latest updates on the bilateral economic relationship. This off-the-record call is open to members and is a chance to have your US-China questions answered.

  • Navigating Geopolitical Risks in a Changing World Order (virtual)

Explores the escalating geopolitical risks and evolving global dynamics affecting the US-China relationship that are relevant to member companies’ business in the United States, China, and globally.

  • MACROChina Series (virtual)

Densely packed series highlighting the latest economic data and updates on China’s economic developments and shifts in its economy.

For more information on our briefings or if you are interested in having your company represented as a speaker or co-host, please contact Nathaniel Davis ([email protected]).


US Subnational Engagement
Various locations in the United States

USCBC’s US subnational initiative is dedicated to growing and leveraging local support in key states for the US-China commercial relationship in order to advance USCBC’s national advocacy and policy objectives. By providing speakers for events and engaging with local stakeholders across the United States, the initiative seeks to highlight the tangible benefits of US-China trade and the impact of US government policies like tariffs on local communities. Companies interested in hosting or organizing a USCBC program in their area or those interested in being added to the subnational newsletter mailing list should contact Elizabeth Rowland ([email protected]).


Roundtable Discussions and Benchmarking Sessions
Beijing | Shanghai | Washington, DC

USCBC periodically holds informal meetings on pressing issues in the changing business and policy environment.

Topics include:

  • US-China trade policy
  • China business environment  
  • Chinese industrial and innovation policies
  • Government procurement policies  
  • Export control developments
  • China’s energy and environment policies
  • Chinese data and cybersecurity policies
  • Government affairs best practices in China

China Market Intelligence (CMI) Live: Member Update Call
Virtual

USCBC holds a CMI live call every other week to share the latest updates on the bilateral economic relationship. This off-the-record call is open to members and is a chance to have your US-China questions answered by the experts. Hosts include USCBC President Craig Allen and other senior staff in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai. Contact Noah Fraser ([email protected]) for more information on the CMI live calls.


Bilateral and Multilateral Public-Private Engagement
Various locations in China and the United States

USCBC hosts events in conjunction with bilateral and multilateral (UNGA) events held throughout the year. These meetings offer member company executives the opportunity to hear from senior government officials and voice their positions directly to policymakers. For more information, contact Gloria González-Micklin ([email protected]).


China Central Government Engagement
Various locations in China

USCBC provides various opportunities for member companies to engage with Chinese central government leadership throughout the year to advance advocacy priorities. For information, contact Lipei Zhang ([email protected]).


China Provincial Engagement
Various locations in China

USCBC routinely organizes company delegations to visit provinces important to membership. Depending on the level of the delegation, these visits include meetings with senior provincial government officials (governor/party secretary), working-level contacts (director generals), and industrial zone management. For information on current and future provincial engagement plans, contact Melinda Xu ([email protected]).


Embassy Engagement
Beijing | Virtual

USCBC’s Beijing Office holds regular issue briefings and policy readings with the US Embassy in Beijing. These meetings offer member companies opportunities to provide policy suggestions and discuss operational best practices in detail with embassy officials. Contact Gloria González-Micklin ([email protected]) for Washington, DC and Lipei Zhang ([email protected]) for the China events.  


Government Affairs Working Groups

Beijing | Shanghai | Washington, DC

USCBC hosts periodic roundtables for members focused on government affairs, export controls, strategic communications and other topics through our working groups. These events provide timely information on China-related trade policy, developments related to export controls, and reputational risk and strategic communications considerations — and provide members an opportunity to share information and learn from each other.
Members interested in learning more about our working groups should contact Government Affairs Manager Joseph Rafshoon ([email protected]), Head of Business Advisory Services Kyle Sullivan ([email protected]) or Head of Strategic Communications Karen Elliott ([email protected]).


US-China Business-to-Business Forums
Beijing

USCBC Beijing office’s B2B Forum periodically brings together member companies, Chinese companies, Chinese government entities, and think tanks for in-depth discussions on the business outlook. It is designed to be sector-specific and to find areas of policy alignment between the US and Chinese business communities. For information, contact Lipei Zhang ([email protected]).