On August 22, China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) hosted 2019 Summer New Members Welcome Reception and Legal & Policy Series #14: “Introduction to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Know Your Rights” at the Bank of China Building in New York. Nearly 100 representatives from CGCC member companies came together to welcome CGCC’s new members.
XU Chen, Chairman of CGCC, President and CEO of Bank of China USA gave a warm welcome to CGCC’s new members. During his remarks, Chairman Xu encouraged CGCC members to work together to strengthen China-U.S. business cooperation. He explained that “working together, China and the United States will greatly benefit the Chinese and American peoples and continue to power the global economy and trade. After all, China and the U.S. contribute to 40% of the world’s GDP every year”.
Alexandre Chenesseau, Vice President at Evercore Partners, a new CGCC member company, thanked CGCC and other member companies for the warm welcome and showed his appreciation in joining this organization. He then introduced the main businesses of Evercore and his story relating to China. Mr. Chenesseau believes that China-U.S. business relations will develop on a positive side, especially with the joint efforts of all CGCC members.
Prior to the reception, the 14th CGCC Legal and Policy Series event was conducted by Claiborne (Clay) Porter, Partner at Squire Patton and Boggs, and Daniel Hunter, Managing Director at Prosek Partners. The two experts discussed the ways in which CGCC members can better manage the risks relating to U.S. border searches during international travels, and how to manage a company’s reputational risk.
1. Claiborne Porter, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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2. Benjamin Wood, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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3. Michael Curto, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2018, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $120 billion, employ more than 200,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco and CGCC-Washington D.C.