Event Details

For the past two decades, the AmCham China Business Climate Survey has served to take an annual pulse check on the business environment in China. The 2020 edition is especially relevant for Phase One trade deal implementation and future negotiations.

With the participation of roughly half of our member companies, the 2020 report represents diverse views from all major sectors. The report covers a wide variety of topics including investment trends and forecasting, innovation and intellectual property, regulatory developments, and the impact of the US-China bilateral trade tensions. To better understand certain practical impediments to business operations, the report also includes results from newly added questions regarding capital controls, party cell requirements and the impending corporate social credit system (SCS).

Please join us for a special webinar on March 10, 2020 to hear highlights from our survey results and the implications for the operations in China. The presentation of key findings will be followed by a Q&A session with AmCham China's Chairman Greg Gilligan and President Alan Beebe. This press conference event is for media members only (please use official email address to register for verification purposes). All others interested in hearing the results of the survey should register for the open launch event here.

Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar. Registration is required and a weblink / URL will be provided for verified registrants to access the webinar through Microsoft Teams. Questions for the Q&A can be submitted via the chat function in Microsoft Teams - please identify yourself and your media organization in the question.

For any questions, please contact Mark Dreyer at mdreyer@amchamchina.org.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


  • Greg Gilligan (Chairman at AmCham China)

    Greg Gilligan

    Chairman at AmCham China

    Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and is the lead executive in China serving as PGA TOUR China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as an officer for four consecutive terms from 2011 – 2014.

    Prior to the PGA TOUR Mr. Gilligan was the Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office. He joined APCO after serving as General Manager of Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s (China) Co., Ltd., where he developed and executed strategies to enhance McDonald's brand and corporate image among China’s regulatory bodies, consumers and other key stakeholders. Prior to that role he served as McDonald’s China’s General Manager for Southeast China.

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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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