The year 2020 can be remembered in many ways, fear, uncertainties, lockdowns, overwhelming during crisis response and racing in recovery, anxiety and beyond. Nonetheless, with only 50 some days left for the year, AmCham China would like to invite our members to the 39th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 19, to share Our Version of the 2020 Stories: Accomplishments by a Resilient Organization and Gratitude for A Membership of Solidarity.
In spite of the prolonged isolation and travel restrictions, our spirit of community togetherness has never been missed. Our Chairman Greg Gilligan and President Al Beebe look forward to hosting our membership of large and small businesses across all different industries hit hard by but fast recovering from the pandemic to a moment of reflection and unity as we leave this year behind and work on the next chapter of many of our priorities, including a new stage of U.S.-China relations continuing to have commerce as its cornerstone, further integration of FDIs to China's economic landscape shaped by the countries sector-based reforms and regional development initiatives, and revisit of the fundamental safety net ties crucial to the longstanding commercial relationship between our two countries, for example education, culture, and people exchanges.
Like before, our AGM continues to be a platform for our annual Board of Governors election, allowing candidates running for our Board rallying face to face with our voting membership.
Wrapping this year up and kicking off the holiday season, we hope the Annual General Meeting, in the form of a dinner banquet, provide a good sense of comfort and warmth for us to look back, look forward and share a moment of togetherness as we go into the Winter while the Spring awaits.
Please note that in order to ensure accessibility to the Annual General Meeting by our membership, there is no cost for our cardholding membership to RSVP and attend the program, while non-cardholding member company employees will be asked to pay a cost price. Members of our Board of Governors, Chairman's Circle, Forums and Committee leadership and candidates running for the 2021 Board enjoy the privilege of priority RSVPs.
Our AGM has also always been a good marketing platform for member brands to reach out to our membership and community, with the following community sponsorship opportunity:
Community Sponsors - RMB 20,000, for details and service delivery, please contact Connie Zhao, Associate Director, Member Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org and +86 10 8519 0861.
Board members, Chairman Circle and Policy+ members receive a special discount rate at RMB 12,000.