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Following last year's successful visit to Washington DC, AmCham China will again embark on our annual trip to meet with administration and congressional officials, policymakers, and think tanks to exchange views on US-China trade relations. The trip will also coincide with AmCham China and US Chamber's "China Business Conference."

With the countdown now on for the US Presidential Election in November, China will continue to be a central topic of debate among policymakers in the American capital and will be a crucial year for multinational companies with significant stakes in both the US and China markets to engage with the US government. The DC Doorknock program allows participants to actively engage in strategizing our messaging for these engagements and share valuable insights during each meeting with key stakeholders.

Last year, AmCham China held meetings with think tank representatives, members of Congress, and various departments of the Biden administration. To see day-by-day updates of who we met on last year's trip, click here, or click here for a full recap and overview. We also attended the two-day China Business Conference (see agenda here).

This year, AmCham China will again engage members of the United States government and DC-based policy community. The 2024 delegation will be a group of experienced AmCham China leaders who will be entrusted to communicate the messaging of our Chamber to leaders in DC. Delegates should expect to invest roughly two hours per week into preparation calls and practice exercises leading up to the visit. As always, the Chairman will have the final approval of all applications to join the delegation.

Who can apply to participate?

Please note: All delegates must be members of AmCham China. The total number of delegates will not be greater than 20.

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis to ensure the best delegation possible to present members' concerns to our stakeholders in Washington DC. The deadline to apply is April 7, 2024. As we expect to schedule our first planning meetings within the next couple of weeks, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Who will we engage in DC?

  • Senior representatives from key administration agencies
  • Key members of Congress
  • Influential think tanks and scholars
  • Chinese Embassy in the US

Please see the documents section of the event page for more specifics. If you have particular requests regarding meeting targets, please let us know.

When will the meetings be held?

We will be in DC from May 6-10 and ask participants to arrive by Sunday, May 5. Delegates are expected to be available to participate in meetings through the end of Friday May 10.

What is included in the registration fee?

  • Ticket to AmCham China and US Chamber's "China Business Conference" (see last year's agenda here)
  • Attendance at DC Doorknock Meetings
  • Briefing book for DC Doorknock week
  • Pre-planning meetings and briefings
  • Transportation between meetings in DC
  • Most lunch and dinner meals
  • Support from staff and DC-based experts

What is not included?

  • Hotel (a block of rooms will be reserved at a discount rate for AmCham China, but booking is up to delegate discretion)
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Delegate preferred beverages: coffee, tea, alcohol

Refund Policy

Delegates will not be able to request a refund within two weeks of the start date as many meals and bookings will be made in advance. Thank you for your understanding.


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    RMB 20,000

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