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For the past two decades, AmCham China's Business Climate Survey has served to take an annual pulse check on the business environment in China. The 2019 edition is especially relevant as the 90-day US-China trade negotiations are coming to a close and we hope that the results will help trade negotiators from both sides better understand how our 900 member companies are doing in China.

We are pleased to have partnered with Deloitte China on this year's report. Thanks to the participation of roughly half of our member companies, this year's report represents diverse views from member companies from all major industry sectors. The report covers a wide variety of topics including investment trends and forecasting, innovation and intellectual property, regulatory developments, and the impact of tariffs and bilateral trade tensions.

Please join us at Kerry Hotel in Beijing on February 26, 2019 for the 2019 Business Climate Survey Release Conference to hear highlights from our survey results and the implications for the business operations in China.

Special attention:

If you are interested in attending this event, please register online before noon February 22. Please note that we do NOT accept any walk-ins or door payments for this event. For any questions, please feel free to contact Yona Yang at yyang@amchamchina.org.


9:30 AM - 10 AM
10 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM


  • Tim Stratford (Chairman at AmCham China)

    Tim Stratford

    Chairman at AmCham China

    Tim Stratford is Chairman at AmCham China and Managing Partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Beijing office and a member of the International Trade, Corporate and Government Affairs Practice Groups. Mr. Stratford’s practice is focused on advising international clients doing business in China and assisting Chinese companies seeking to expand their businesses globally. As a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Stratford is the most senior former U.S. trade official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China. Except for the five years he spent in Washington, D.C. in government service (2005-2010), Mr. Stratford has lived and worked continuously in the greater China region since 1982.

    While at USTR, Mr. Stratford was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy toward mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mongolia. He worked closely with other senior U.S. and Chinese officials from numerous government departments and agencies to address problems encountered by companies engaged in bilateral trade and investment and co-chaired a number of important bilateral working groups and dialogues established under the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.

    Prior to serving at USTR, Mr. Stratford was General Counsel for General Motors’ China operations, where he was a member of GM’s senior management team in China and oversaw the company’s legal and trade policy work. Mr. Stratford also served previously as Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brigham Young University, and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

    Alan Beebe was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China on Mar. 14, 2016.

    Alan was an Executive Director based in Beijing, leading EY China’s Cleantech and Supply Chain and Operations (SC&O) practices. His clients include major global corporations, primarily diversified industrials and high-technology companies operating in China.

    Prior to joining EY, Alan held Executive positions with the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He has twenty years of management consulting experience in the US, China and other Asian countries helping clients develop and implement sound business, operations and technology strategies. At EY China, he helps global clients transform their business models to drive new revenue opportunities and preserve profitability in China’s changing economic climate.

    From 2010 to 2013, Alan was a Managing Director with CGTI, a collaboration platform serving over 50 international energy and environmental companies. At CGTI, he led advisory services and strategic research across all major areas of energy and cleantech. In 2014, CGTI merged with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.

    Alan holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the United States. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and China. Alan has lived in China since 2002 and speaks Chinese fluently.

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  • Kevin Li (Risk Advisory/Partner at Deloitte China)

    Kevin Li

    Risk Advisory/Partner at Deloitte China

    Kevin is a partner in the Deloitte Risk Advisory Services, specialized on market risk and capital market solution consulting service. Kevin has more than 16 years of experience in financial industry, includes product development, risk management and trading desk management in financial market. He has served for a long time in Wall Street, specializing in fixed income credit derivative analysis, front office trading system design and implementation, risk management platform implementation. Before China, Kevin served as team lead for Citigroup Capital Markets’ FICC credit derivative front office model and analysis team and Barclays Capital’s fixed income credit derivative business in New York.
    Mr. Li is a certified financial analyst (CFA) charter holder and CFA level III exam grader, a financial risk manager (FRM). He is the President of Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing and a member of Alumni Representation Committee.

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Dalian Rm., 3F, Kerry Hotel Beijing

Guanghua Road 1
Beijing, China

If you have any questions please contact Yona Yang

Contact Organizer

+86 1085190831

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