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AmCham Leadership Welcome Remarks
Claire Ma
  • Claire Ma (VP at AmCham China)

    Claire Ma

    VP at AmCham China

    Claire leads the Member Services, Government Affairs & Policy teams, and oversees the Chamber’s Cooperation Programs.

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Ministry of Science and Technology Leadership Opening Remarks
Guangjun Zhang
Keynote: Sustainable Computing For A Sustainable Future
Tony Jiang

Intel's green development path.

  • Tony Jiang (Vice President, China Government Affairs at Intel)

    Tony Jiang

    Vice President, China Government Affairs at Intel
Keynote: US-China Relations – How Long Will The "Thaw" Last?
Rick Waters
  • Rick Waters (Managing Director of Eurasia Group)

    Rick Waters

    Managing Director of Eurasia Group

    Rick Waters is the managing director of Eurasia Group's China practice. Drawing on his decades of experience in the US foreign service, Rick leads the firm's China expertise and client offerings. His research interests include China's global and regional diplomacy, US-China relations, and China's domestic political economy.

    Rick joined Eurasia Group after a 27-year career as the US State Department's top China policy official, overseeing the creation of the Office of China Coordination.  

    Fluent in Mandarin and Spanish, Rick also speaks Arabic and worked for more than a decade on Middle East issues, including as director for Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and Jordan at the National Security Council under George W. Bush and as political counselor in Jerusalem and Islamabad. A graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Rick is based in Eurasia Group's Washington, DC, office. When not immersed in all things China, he enjoys hiking and sailing with his wife and unruly Labrador.

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Panel Discussion: Building a Sustainable Future: The Role of Technology and Responsible Innovation
Ye LiMichael ZhuWenjie GuDavid Song

As climate change and social equity issues mount, companies today face increasing pressures from stakeholders to integrate sustainable practices and demonstrate a commitment to ESG (environmental, social, governance) priorities. This panel will explore how technology and innovation leaders across industries can embed sustainability into their business models and operations.

By sharing insights and best practices, this panel aims to shed light on tangible ways that technology and innovation can chart a responsible path forward to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.

  • Ye Li (Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Merckgroup)

    Ye Li

    Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Merckgroup
  • Michael Zhu (Global Vice President, Managing Director of China at Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

    Michael Zhu

    Global Vice President, Managing Director of China at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Wenjie Gu (Co-Chair of AmCham China ICT Committee, China Chief Representative at Zoom Video Communication)

    Wenjie Gu

    Co-Chair of AmCham China ICT Committee, China Chief Representative at Zoom Video Communication
  • David Song (Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation of Cummins)

    David Song

    Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation of Cummins
Coffee Break
Showcase: Metaverse, the Next Chapter of Internet
Matt Gao

Meta will present its latest products of Metaverse. In this showcase, people will see Meta's vision for the metaverse, metaverse's applications in cross-border e-commerce, remote work, and education, Meta's current development in the metaverse field, and how Meta will collaboratively and responsibly develop metaverse technologies with global partners and stakeholders.

  • Matt Gao (Artist)

    Matt Gao

Keynote: Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Christopher Millward
  • Christopher Millward (President and Managing Director of USITO - United States Information Technology Office)

    Christopher Millward

    President and Managing Director of USITO - United States Information Technology Office

    Christopher is a China market veteran, who has lived in Beijing since 1994.

    Since joining USITO in March 2016, Christopher has spearheaded public policy advocacy in China, representing 50 of the leading US and European ICT companies and five U.S headquartered ICT trade associations.

    Christopher has positioned USITO as the authoritative voice of the global ICT industry in China and a force multiplier for companies seeking to deploy technologies and disrupt in this critical market. Christopher has in-depth working knowledge of China’s policy environment and US-China bilateral trade relations. He leads USITO’s engagement with government agencies, and maintains close partnerships with senior government officials, think tanks and academic institutions. He has specific expertise in cybersecurity, telecoms and cloud computing policies, internet governance, ICT standards, intellectual property, artificial intelligence, environmental protection, and industrial policies.

    Christopher is a seasoned consultant and team leader, with experience across government relations, IPR, market entry and access, M&A, media and corporate communications, brand strategy, digital and social media, sales and distribution and crisis management.

    Prior to joining USITO, Christopher has worked with local, regional and national government bodies, academic and research institutes, NGO’s and media outlets throughout the region. He has managed complex assignments involving customer complaints and litigation, IPR disputes, joint venture establishment, environmental protection and labor disputes, with the highest levels of government including the Supreme Court, SAIC, MOST and the NDRC.

    Christopher has also counseled corporations on China market development strategies, helping them develop competitive brand advantage. He has advised large multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Honeywell, Bayer AG and IBM and specialist niche players, including NGO’s and Internet businesses. Christopher’s long tenure “on-the-ground” in China has helped him develop a uniquely accurate and compelling perspective on Chinese customers and stakeholders.

    Christopher holds a BA from Columbia University and has conducted post-graduate research at the University of Hawaii and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has been recognized by CIPRA for his work in the field of public relations in China. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English and has served as a guest lecturer at Beijing University and Tsinghua University.

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Closing Remarks
Michael Hart
  • Michael Hart (President at AmCham China)

    Michael Hart

    President at AmCham China

    Michael Hart is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Asia, including nineteen years in mainland China.

    As President, Michael oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships, and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. The chamber’s advocacy includes the impressive American Business in China White Paper and Business Climate Survey each published annually as well as numerous interactions with both the US and Chinese governments on behalf of our members.

    Prior to joining AmCham China, Michael spent most of his career in commercial real estate in Taipei, Shanghai, and Tianjin including almost 20 years for a NYSE listed property services firm. He started in the research division briefing real estate owners, occupiers, and investors on transactions and macro trends, he then opened, built, and led a branch office for the company in one of China’s largest Tier 1.5 cities for over a decade. Following this, Michael opened a private consulting and investment firm that among other projects invested in quick service restaurants.

    In addition to this work, Michael was a long-term AmCham member and served on the Tianjin chapter’s Executive Committee for nearly 15 years including several terms as the local Chairman.

    Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance and banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S. He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese. Michael was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri.

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Cocktail Reception

Social Networking