PROGRAM AGENDA

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Activity title
China-California Business Forum

Time
Wednesday, Jun 5, 8:00-18:45

Address
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony
(Biltmore Bowl)
Emcee: Frank Mottek, Senior Money Anchor
Host of Mottek On Money, KNX 1070 News Radio
Welcome Remarks:
Ping ZHANG, Chinese Consul General in Los Angeles
Brian Peck, Chair, LARExC
Chun LIU, Vice President & Secretary General, CCCME

Keynote Remarks:
Eleni Kounalakis, Lt. Governor of California
Weimin OUYANG, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province

10:10-11:15 Breakout Session I: Clean-tech
(Tiffany Room)
Moderator:
Feng AN, Director, US-China Clean Tech Center
Panelists:
Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
Michael Swords, Vice President of Government Affairs and International Relations, Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI)
Lewis LIU, VP of BD & Strategy, Karma Automotive
Ken Alston, Chief of Staff, New Energy Nexus

10:10-11:15 Breakout Session II: Advanced Manufacturing
(Emerald Ballroom)
Moderator:
Kevin Klowden, Executive Director of Center for Regional Economics and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Pre-Panel Remarks:
Chao YANG, Deputy Director General, Shanghai Dept. of Commerce
Panelists:
David YANG, Director of Business Development,Qualcomm Inc.
Brian Babb, President, Storm Manufacturing Group
Shouping SUN,Vice President,CRRC MA Corporation
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor for the California Community Colleges

11:25-12:25    Business Networking
(Crystal Ballroom)

12:35-14:05   Luncheon
(Biltmore Bowl)
Introduction:
Sherman ZHANG, President, CGCC-LA
Keynote Remarks:
Hong ZHU, Minister, Chinese Embassy in the U.S.A.

14:15-15:20 Breakout Session III: Cross-Border E-Commerce
(Emerald Ballroom)
Moderator:
Jeff Williamson, Director, California State Trade Expansion Program
Pre-Panel Remarks:
Jue WANG, Deputy Director General, Chongqing Dept. of Commerce
Panelists:
Vicky ZHUANG, General Manager, International Business, JD North America
Sean XIAO, Chief Revenue Officer, Yamibuy
Mark Matsumoto, Co-Founder of ShowcaseUSA

14:15-15:20 Breakout Session IV: Innovation Cooperation
(Tiffany Room)
Moderator:
Del Christenson, Chief of Global Business Development, Bay Area Council
Pre-Panel Remarks:
Chunqiu TAN, Director, Leshan High-tech Zone of Sichuan Province
Panelists:
Tom McGovern, Managing Director of Investments, Idea Lab
Nan ZOU, Director of International Collaboration at IUIA (International University Innovation Alliance)
Zhen WANG, CFO, Oben
Janet Schellhase Dial, Vice President for University Advancement, Cal State L.A
Li Li, Vice Chair, MEBO Group

15:30-16:30   Business Networking
(Crystal Ballroom)

16:40-17:45   Afternoon Plenary: Seizing the Opportunities of China-California Cooperation
(Biltmore Bowl)
Moderator:
Bud Colligan, Senior Advisor, California Governor’s Office of Business&Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Pre-Panel Remarks:
Ping ZHANG, Division Director, Dept. of Commerce of Guangdong Province
Panelists:
Patrick Duan, Vice President, BYD North America
Candace LIU,Chief Operating Officer, Universal Meditech Inc
Lilly CHUNG, Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte

17:45-18:45   Closing Reception
(Crystal Ballroom)
Closing Remarks:

Ping ZHANG, Chinese Consul General in Los Angeles