AmCham Shanghai & Asia Society Report Launch & Conference
China’s High-Tech Surge: Investing in America and Innovation
On Tuesday, April 22, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Asia Society will host a forum on Chinese investment into U.S. high-tech sectors from 09:00–11:30 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
As Chinese outbound investment shifts from natural resources into more advanced, innovation-intensive industries, a rapidly increasing share is going into U.S. IT, clean tech, biotech, advanced transportation and more. What are the hottest sectors drawing the most Chinese investment? Which Chinese firms are leading the surge and what is driving them? What are the economic and political factors behind these investments, and what are the most serious challenges they face? What is the impact on U.S. jobs, the tax base and national security?
The event will also launch Asia Society’s new report, High Tech: The Next Wave of Chinese Investment in America, which surveys the state of play and provides common ground for the ongoing debate, often ideological and acrimonious, over U.S-China high tech trade and investment. The report’s findings will be presented at the forum and speakers will explore the drivers of Chinese high-tech investment, current trends, and risks and opportunities for the U.S. posed by the investment boom. The report also offers a series of recommendations to policymakers and business leaders in both the U.S. and China. For more information and to download the report, please visit AsiaSociety.org/ChinaHiTechInvestment.
09:00 Registration & Networking
09:30 Welcome Remarks
09:40 Report Overview
09:55 Panel Discussion: Chinese FDI in U.S. High-Tech Industries
11:30 Event Ends
- Mark Horn, Senior Managing Director, Technology Banking, East West Bank
- Gavin Pathross, Partner, Monitor Deloitte, Head, Deloitte Digital - China
- Ken Petrilla, Executive Vice President, Head of China Desk, Wells Fargo
- Anne Salladin, Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
- Seagull Song, Of Counsel, Blank Rome (moderator)
- Ken Wilcox, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank
This event is brought to you by AmCham Shanghai and Asia Society. For more information on AmCham Shanghai, please contact Program Manager Lindsay Ross.
Conference sponsors include Blank Rome LLP, Deloitte, East West Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, Jack Wadsworth, and the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations.