About USCBC Programs and Events

USCBC celebrates 50 years of shaping the world’s most important relationship in 2023. We continue to arrange engagements for our members with US and Chinese government officials, key thought leaders, and other stakeholders in both countries. These opportunities provide timely and relevant information for all our members and contribute in invaluable ways to shaping the relationship between the US and China.

USCBC hosts a variety of virtual and in-person meetings and special events in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai. These include member briefings; conferences; meetings with national, provincial, and municipal officials in China and with US government officials; special events for senior Chinese leaders and ministerial delegations; and our annual fundraising Gala. Sponsorship and valuable visibility opportunities are available for many of these programs.

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Special Conferences and Events

Forecast 2023
February 7 & 8, Washington, DC (Virtual) 
 
USCBC’s annual Forecast event is a premier conference on China's anticipated business and political environment in the year ahead. Presented virtually over two days, Forecast 2023 will feature top China policy experts, analysts, and business professionals to discuss key intelligence, top challenges, and future opportunities for China operations and bilateral relations.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available at $5,000. We are seeking three sponsors for the conference. For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Yi Lin ([email protected]).

China Operations Conferences (CHOPS) 2023
Summer, Beijing | Autumn, Shanghai (In-Person)  

These conferences offer member company executives based or traveling in 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, helping companies to chart an on-the-ground course for operational success in China. For information on sponsorship opportunities and conference information, please contact Mingyue “Nico” Li ([email protected]) for Beijing and Ruiyue Sun ([email protected]) for Shanghai.


50th Annual Membership Meeting
June 7, Washington, DC | Hybrid
 
USCBC’s 50th 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 crucial US-China commercial policies with experts from various sectors. For information on sponsorship opportunities and conference information, please contact Nathaniel Davis ([email protected]).

Gala 2023
December 14, Washington, DC | Hybrid
 
USCBC's Annual Gala in Washington, DC, is a celebration of the organization and its membership’s achievements and partnerships 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 several briefings per month 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 company concerns. MARCOChina, the PRC Embassy Speaker Series, and Data Governance series are some other issue briefings USCBC provides to its members usually on a quarterly basis. Issue briefings are free to attend. If you would like more information on these briefings or 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

In early 2021, USCBC launched a US subnational initiative 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 publishing company stories and holding events with local partners, the initiative seeks to highlight the tangible benefits of US-China trade and the impact of US government policies like tariffs on small- and medium-sized enterprises and local communities. Companies interested in hosting or organizing a USCBC program in their area or those interested in being added to the “50 States, 50 Stories” 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 Matt Margulies ([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 Matt Margulies ([email protected]) for the China events.  


Government Affairs Working Groups

Beijing | Shanghai | Washington, DC

USCBC hosts periodic roundtables for members focused on government affairs. These events provide information on China-related trade policy and give members an opportunity to share information. Members interested in learning more about this series, please contact Rory Murphy ([email protected]) for Washington, DC and Matt Margulies ([email protected]) for the China events.


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 Matt Margulies ([email protected]).