Event Summary

*The presentations will be given in Chinese, but there is no language restriction for the networking session.

Welcome to the second episode of Young Leaders Mixer: Entrepreneur Spotlight & Whisky Tasting! Highlights of the event include:

  1. Ups and downs of studying in the US
  2. How to start your own business after returning to China
  3. Tasting of American Bourbon Whisky

Entrepreneur Spotlight #1: Katie Yang, UC Berkeley alumna majoring in Architecture, former international education adviser and large-scale art exhibitions designer, founded the first professional whisky bar in Southwest China, and has participated in the establishment of the largest whisky exhibition in Southwest China for 6 consecutive years.

Entrepreneur Spotlight #2: Dr. Ye Du, University of Michigan Ph.D. in computer science and engineering, former quant researcher at Bank of America Los Angeles and professor at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, founded Chengdu Duality Technologies.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, April 25, 2024 (Thursday)

Address: StillFun 萃坊 玉林店 (108, Yulin West Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu)

About Young Leaders Mixer

AmCham China Southwest Chapter Young Leaders Mixer is an event series that aims to build a dynamic network of young people in Southwest region by holding a variety of industry seminars and events. Participants can include entrepreneurs, social innovators, professionals from different sectors and other aspiring young leaders around the world. With exclusive industrial insight discussions and face-to-face networking opportunities, the event series provides a platform for young leaders to achieve in-depth communications, explore industry forefronts, unleash their potentials to become a powerful force for change, and bridge mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and American Youth.


7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Registration & Networking
Dinner Served
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Entrepreneur Spotlights
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Whisky Introduction & Tasting
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Discussion & Networking


  • Dr. Ye Du (Founder of Chengdu Duality Technologies Limited)

    Dr. Ye Du

    Founder of Chengdu Duality Technologies Limited

    Ph.D., University of Michigan
    Founder, Chengdu Duality Technologies Limited
    Former Associate Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
    Former General Manager, Huaxi Futures
    Former Quant Researcher, Bank of America Los Angeles

    Ye Du is the founder of Chengdu Duality Technologies Limited. The firm utilizes AI technologies to improve the efficiency of financial markets. He got his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. Before coming back to China, he had worked for Microsoft and Bank of America.

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  • Katie Yang (Co-founder of StillFun Whisky & Cocktail Bar)

    Katie Yang

    Co-founder of StillFun Whisky & Cocktail Bar

    Graduated from University of California Berkeley, majoring in Architecture
    Engaged in international education from 2009 to 2016
    Director of Lighting Design for China Pavilion at 2018 Biennale Architettura
    Chief Designer of Art Chengdu International Contemporary Art Expo 2019
    Co-founder of Chengdu StillFun Whisky & Cocktail Bar
    Organizer of Chengdu Whisky Fun

    Katie Yang immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 3 and has been engaged in international education since she returned to China in 2009. As an envoy of China-US cultural and educational exchanges, she has successfully helped thousands of Chinese students to study in the US. After 2016, she wanted to relive her dream of design. In the following years, she participated in the lighting design and exhibition design of many large-scale art exhibitions at home and abroad, including "Rembrandt Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection", "Maze · Ye Jintian Art Exhibition", " 2018 Biennale Architettura" and more. Let's listen to her story and reveal why she is now full-time engaged in whisky culture communication, founded the first professional whisky bar in Southwest China, and has participated in the establishment of the largest whisky exhibition in Southwest China for 6 consecutive years.

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  • Alina Kabirova (Moderator) (China Marketing Manager at Caire Inc.)

    Alina Kabirova (Moderator)

    China Marketing Manager at Caire Inc.


Standard Ticket for All

The ticket price includes one cocktail/mocktail and a light dinner.

Standard Price RMB 158


StillFun 萃坊 玉林店

108, Yulin West Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Xu

Contact Organizer

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