Programs

Sep
22
Tue
Chinese Business Operations Responding to the Cultural Challenges and Current Public Opinion Environment in the U.S.
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CGCC invites you to attend an upcoming webinar, “Chinese Business Operations Responding to the Cultural Challenges and Current Public Opinion Environment in the U.S.

Date/Time: September  22, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

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Event Background

Recent news reports have drawn the conclusion that President Trump’s administration is stirring up anti-China sentiment as a means to distract from both its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests against deeply entrenched racism and violence. As the complexity of U.S.-China relations remains the top systematic challenge for Chinese investments when it comes to conducting business in the U.S., cultural differences between the two countries, however, emerged as one of the top challenges lately. CGCC 2020 Annual Business Survey Report indicates that over 50% of surveyed companies were adversely impacted by the anti-China rhetoric and fallout between the two countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking past the growing concerns of PR fraying between the two countries, the recent developments of policies towards China serve as a reminder that a global new normal will likely feature a U.S.-China rivalry even more intense than the one that came before. As the commercial environment in the U.S. and around the world continue to evolve at a blazing pace, it is crucial to ascertain how the Chinese businesses would adapt, innovate, survive – and even thrive – through this uncertain time.

Please join us for an insightful conversation with prominent members of the U.S.-China business community who will speak to the latest issues in the U.S.- China relationship with a focus on the impact of recent policies and public opinions on Chinese companies in the U.S. Panel guests will also share their perspectives on the U.S. investment environment, the upcoming U.S. presidential cycle and their respective impacts on foreign investment, business retention and expansion, as well as business management.

[As one of the CGCC The Path Forward event series, this webinar explores to interpret the recent policies and PR environment towards Chinese businesses in the U.S. from a practical perspective. Our audience, mostly from the U.S.-China business communities, would also appreciate operational advice/guidelines and best practices from the panel discussion. The event series were initiated by the CGCC 2020 Business Survey Report Launch Webinar titled Perspectives on the U.S.-China Bilateral Dynamic and Its Impact on Business, Trade & Investment on August 12.]

Sep
23
Wed
Going Public With A SPAC: Pros and Cons
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

 

CGCC member company MGO cordially invites CGCC members to attend their upcoming webinar, “Going Public With A SPAC: Pros and Cons.”

Date/Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 23, 12:00pm-12:45pm ET

Session 2: Wednesday, September 23, 9:00pm – 9:45pm ET (With Mandarin Subtitles)

Location: Online

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About the event:

Is a SPAC the right path to going public for your company?

In a year defined by historic economic and social disruption, traditional paths to raising capital are being pushed aside in favor of other options. One of the hottest alternative methods is SPACs, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. SPACs have made an impact on Wall Street this year like never before and are responsible for raising record-breaking amounts of capital. In fact, a number of high-profile companies, including DraftKings, Virgin Galactic, and Nikola Motor all went public via merging with SPACs, forgoing a traditional IPO.

 

However, is a SPAC right for you? Join MGO and Bridge Point Capital as we take a deep dive into what is behind the growing popularity of SPACs’ and the different scenarios where one could potential benefit from them.

 

Topics include:

  • SPAC market overview
  • SPAC structures
  • Comparing traditional IPO and SPAC
  • The advantages and risks of SPACs
  • The SPAC IPO process
  • Industry case studies

Speakers Include:

Moderator:  Steven Kreit, SEC Practice Leader, MGO

Panelists:     Mark Young, Co-Founder, Bridge Point Capital

Nadia Tian, Co-Founder, Bridge Point Capital

Connecting Kentucky Across Continents Webinar
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture & The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) cordially invite CGCC Members to attend an upcoming webinar, “Connecting Kentucky Across Continents Webinar.”

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, 1:00pm ET

Location: Online

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About the event:

Learn about the opportunities available to Kentucky food/beverage/horticulture and agriculture companies that want to expand internationally. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is a proud member of the Southern U.S. Trade Association. Join us to see if your firm can benefit from the USDA export assistance programs and other services offered by KDA, SUSTA, and the HKTDC

 

Hear from:
Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles
Southern U.S. Trade Association
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Sep
24
Thu
Making Sense of the Complex Web of Sanctions and Export Controls and How They Affect Chinese Companies in the U.S.
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

CGCC invites you to attend an upcoming webinar:

Making Sense of the Complex Web of Sanctions and Export Controls and How They Affect Chinese Companies in the U.S.
政策解析:美国制裁和出口管制网络及其影响

Date/Time: September  24, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

*This event is closed to Media*

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Event Background

Initially spurred by the recent announcements of additional Chinese entities to the Department of Commerce’s and Department of Defense’s entity lists, this timely webinar will explain the complex web of laws, regulations and executive orders that form the basis of the U.S.’s sanction and export control programs affecting Chinese companies, as well as the patchwork of different U.S. government departments and agencies that enforce those programs. It will then discuss the recent relevant actions taken against Chinese companies under those programs and a panel of experienced practitioners will share their suggestions on what Chinese companies might want to do in response, and answer live questions from the audience.

Sep
29
Tue
Restarting Your Operations and Managing Supply Chain Risks
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

CGCC Chicago cordially invites you to attend “Restarting Your Operations and Managing Supply Chain Risks.”

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 29th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Location: Online

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About:

Whether your business has continued to operate through these turbulent times or paused and is planning a restart, there are several actions to consider to make sure your organization is prepared, has managed vulnerability, is ready to ramp up activity and optimize your operations along the way. Plante Moran will discuss strategies and actions to help your organization successfully restart and recover.

 

Agenda Item Time

Kick-ff & Introduction 3:00

Operations Restart 3:05

Supply Chain Risk 3:30

Questions 3:55