China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. Hosts 2015 Finance & Real Estate Forum

American and Chinese Finance and Real Estate Business Leaders Join CGCC to Discuss Current Market and Outlook for Future Development

New York – On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. (CGCC, the nonprofit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States, hosted the 2015 Finance & Real Estate Forum at Bloomberg L.P. Headquarters.

The event was opened by CGCC Chairman and Bank of China USA President and CEO Chen Xu, and attended by some of the most prominent business leaders and officers, including Consul General of PRC in New York Zhang Qiyue, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Three-Term Mayor of the City of New York Michael Bloomberg, Chairman and CEO of Island Capital Andrew Farkas, Founder and Chairman of Vornado Realty Trust Steven Roth, CEO of Related Companies Jeff T. Blau, President and Founder of Extell Development Company Gary Barnett, Co-head of Global Real Estate of Goldman Sachs Mike Graziano, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Silverstein Properties Marty Burger, Vice Chairman of CBRE Darcy A. Stacom, Co-founder of Cindat Capital Management Limited Liu Erhfei, President of Shanghai Cura investment Co., Ltd Dong Weihai.

“I believe today will be another milestone for CGCC’s continuous efforts in supporting real estate development. I am also convinced that our shared knowledge and information will surely benefit all,” said Chairman Xu in the welcome speech.

Consul General Zhang Qiyue and Mr. Bloomberg delivered opening remarks at the forum.

“Real estate and finance both depend upon the other, and together they play a crucial role in the global economy,” said Michael Bloomberg. “As market liberalization continues to accelerate in China, we are seeing more innovation and new opportunities across the country. In the years to come, Bloomberg can play a unique role connecting Chinese businesses to global networks, markets, and insights. Today’s event is designed to strengthen connections between business leaders in the U.S. and China – to spur greater investment in both countries.”

Two panel discussions were presented at the Forum: U.S. Real Estate Investment Strategies & Finance Opportunities and New Approaches for Real Estate Investment. The One on One Dialogue with Mr. Schwarzman was moderated by Bloomberg’s Global Chief Economist Michael McDonough.

Founded in 2005, China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. promotes Chinese investment in the U.S., supports the legal rights and interests of members, and enhances cooperation between Chinese and U.S. business communities. The Forum is an annual event bridging the business communities between the two countries.

Special thanks to Bloomberg L.P., Bank of China, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Ernst & Young, China Center New York, and CBRE for making the event such a success.


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