The C100 Annual Conference is the nation’s premier forum on U.S.-China Relations and Asian American advancement.
This will be Committee of 100’s largest gathering of the year, covering the foremost issues of our twin missions. This year, the Annual Conference will be held in Silicon Valley, and we expect over 500 major influencers in government, business, academia, and the media to join.
Our Conference theme this year is “Silicon Valley: Bridge Between the United States and China.”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jin Liqun, Inaugural President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (confirmed)
PANEL I: U.S.-China Trade and Economic Outlook
According to Committee of 100‘s 2017 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Survey, the U.S. trade deficit with China, which stands around $350 billion, is the top concern among Americans regarding the U.S.-China relationship. At the same time, a majority of Americans agree that trade with China, the second largest trading partner for the U.S., is beneficial to the U.S. economy and that the U.S. should encourage Chinese investment. This panel will discuss these divergent viewpoints and others, and highlight opportunities to improve the most important bi-lateral trade relationship in the world today.
Charles Freeman, Senior Fellow, Brown University’s Watson Institute; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (confirmed)
Yukon Huang, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment; Former Country Director for China, World Bank (confirmed)
Gary Locke, Former U.S. Ambassador to China; Former Governor of Washington; Former Secretary of Commerce (confirmed)
PANEL II: Belt and Road Initiative
Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road Initiative is aimed at building infrastructure to connect China to a range of Southeast Asian, Central Asian and European countries. This panel will explore potential impact on global economic growth and development as well as geopolitical implications from the initiative.
Fan Gang, Director of National Economic Research Institute, China Reform Foundation (confirmed)
David Lampton, Chairman, The Asia Foundation; Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (confirmed)
PANEL III: Tech Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and China
Over the past decade, U.S.-China technology and innovation have evolved exponentially. The Chinese government has recently committed to economic transformation and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. How will this affect future collaborations between the U.S. and China in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship?
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner, Shanghai McKinsey & Company (confirmed)
Zhang Yaqin, President, Baidu, Inc. (confirmed)
John Chambers, Former Executive Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems (invited)
PANEL IV: Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has gone from futuristic speculation to present-day reality. As China speeds up investment in the AI industry while President Trump calls for budget cuts on R&D investments in AI, our panel of experts will explore the state of U.S.-China AI technology advancement, its impact on both economies and the larger implications for the longterm U.S.-China relationship.
Li Fei-Fei, Chief Scientist, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Google Inc., and Professor of Computer Science and Director of AI Lab, Stanford University (confirmed)
Zhang Yaqin, President, Baidu, Inc. (confirmed)
Jerry Yang, Co-founder and Former CEO, Yahoo! Inc. (confirmed)
Chinese-American Journeys: TED-Style talks by C100 members
VENUE: HYATT REGENCY SANTA CLARA, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
MAY 5, 2018, SATURDAY – SUMMIT | 8:00AM-4:00PM
MAY 5, 2018, SATURDAY – AWARDS GALA DINNER | 6:00PM-9:00PM
ATTIRE: BLACK TIE
MAY 6, 2018, SUNDAY – C100 TOWN HALL | 2:00PM-5:00PM
*Early bird prices until March 15, 2018.
JOIN THE NATION’S PREMIER FORUM ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS AND ASIAN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT
- Participate as a VIP at the Committee of 100’s 2018 Annual Conference in Silicon Valley, the nation’s premier forum on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement
- Build your visibility and brand as a respected partner of the preeminent leadership organization of Chinese Americans committed to excellence and achievement
- Gain unique access to engage in dynamic discussions with renowned influencers in U.S.-China relations and issues important to the Chinese American community
- Network with distinguished Committee of 100 members, business leaders, and other key decision-makers
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