The 2017 Annual Gala of CGCC Chicago

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago, 4th Ballroom, 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611


  • 10 Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Gala; Company Sign on the Table.
  • 10 Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Gala; Company Sign on the Table.
  • Cocktail Reception and Gala.
  • Cocktail Reception and Gala.

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The China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago (CGCC  Chicago), in partnership with the World Business Chicago and China Investment Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Commerce PRC,  is hosting the 2017  Annual Gala of CGCC  Chicago - “New Era - Opportunities & Challenges in U.S. - China Economic Cooperation”. During the recent Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, President Donald Trump and President XI Jinping, agreed to launch a 100-day plan to strengthen the trade and investment ties and to boost cooperation between the two nations. The CGCC Chicago Gala is going to focus on promoting U.S. export to China and attracting Chinese investment in the Midwest.

The Gala provides excellent networking opportunities to connect with both Chinese and U.S. business leaders and dignitaries, to explore new opportunities to export to China, to increase trade cooperation and to attract additional Chinese companies to invest in the region. We hope the event will generate meaningful outcome to benefit both U.S. and Chinese business communities by creating jobs locally and stimulating economic growth of both nations.

CGCC Chicago is a non-profit member based organization in the U.S. representing Chinese companies in the nine Midwest states including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. There are about 260 Chinese companies which have invested $20.3  billion in the nine states from 2000 to 2016,  creating at least 45,000 local jobs.

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9:00am - 11:30am U.S. Midwest - China Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum (Complimentary) Panelists will discuss how to boost U.S. exports to China especially for SMEs and how to further attract Chinese investments into the Midwest region.

12:00pm - 1:00pm U.S. Midwest - China Economic and Trade Cooperation Luncheon (Complimentary)

This event will feature high level keynote speakers to provide updates of the U.S. Midwest and China's business cooperation.

1:30pm - 3:30pm Regional  Trade and Investment Introductory Session (Complimentary)

The Midwest States and the Chinese counterparts will introduce their investment environment, trade and investment opportunities.

3:30pm - 4:30pm B2B Matchmaking Sessions with Chinese Companies  (Complimentary)

This event will feature face-to-face B2B meetings with the Chinese industrial parks and corporations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, high tech, healthcare, medical and bio sciences, new energy, construction, real estate and mergers and acquisitions.

3:30pm - 4:30pm (concurrently) Exhibits Showcasing the Midwest States and Companies (Complimentary)

This event will feature booths for the Midwest states and U.S. companies to display promotional and marketing materials showcasing the economic and investment opportunities in their regions. Table Size: 6' x 30".

4:00pm - 5:00pm Governors & CEOs Roundtable on Trade & Investment Cooperation

This exclusive roundtable will feature Governors from the Midwest, Chinese government officials and CEOs of both U.S. and China to discuss how to boost the trade collaboration, increase the export to China and attract the Chinese investments into the region.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Gala VIP Cocktail Reception (concurrently)

6:30pm - 8:30pm Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Export Council Announcement

Registration Information

Gala Dinner Table of 10 Guests:

ITCC Member: $4,900, 10 Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Gala; Company Sign on the Table.

Non-Member: $7,500, 10 Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Gala; Company Sign on the Table.

Individual Tickets:

ITCC Member: $500  to Cocktail Reception and Gala.

Non-Member: $800  for Cocktail Reception and Gala.

1 Exhibit Booth and 1 Ticket to Gala Package:

ITCC Member: $1,200  / Non-Member: $1,500

* Dress code: business attire

* Advanced registration is required for all complimentary and paid events. Space is limited, RSVP now!

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