Reception with Ambassador Gary Locke

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The US-China Business Council and AmCham Shanghai are pleased to invite you to a reception with Ambassador Gary Locke on May 19 at 6:30pm at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. Ambassador Locke is the former US Secretary of Commerce, US Ambassador to China, and current advisor and consultant for US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine. Ambassador Locke will give opening remarks and take questions from the audience.

Ambassador Locke possesses a deep understanding of the complexities in the U.S.-China political and economic relationships, which has earned him the trust and respect of business and government leaders in China and the US. He remains engaged in the US-China bilateral relationship, having recently served as the co-chairman of the Washington Welcoming Committee for the Seattle visit of PRC President Xi Jinping in September 2015. 

Discussion will be off the record. Wine and canapés will be provided.
 
This event is cohosted by AmCham Shanghai and USCBC. Please only register with one organization. Seats are limited and registration is required
  
Agenda
 
18:30   Registration
19:00   Welcome Remarks by AmCham and USCBC
19:15   Gary Locke Remarks
19:30   Q&A
19:45   Networking
20:30   Event Ends

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Trevor Clark (trevor.clark@amcham-shanghai.org).


Governor Gary Locke

Governor Gary Locke is an advisor and consultant for Davis Wright Tremaine. He consults with DWT’s domestic and international clients in several key areas, including: Trade, regulatory and investment policy issues at the local, state, national and international levels, and providing guidance and direction on doing business in China and in the United States. Gov. Locke’s unique understanding of the complexities in the U.S.-China political and economic relationships has earned him the trust and respect of an inner circle of business and government leaders in both countries who value his insight. He has demonstrated a remarkable ability to function within the highest levels of the top Chinese government. For example, Gov. Locke served as the co-chairman of the Washington Welcoming Committee for the Seattle visit of PRC President Xi Jinping in September 2015. In 1997 Locke met with President Jiang Zemin. They enjoyed several more meetings over the next few years. In 2004, Locke visited at length with President Hu Jintao in Beijing. They had met initially when Hu was vice president. As a result of these relationships, in 2006, Gov. Locke was asked by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, to plan and coordinate a visit to Washington by PRC President Hu Jintao. Governor Locke has had a distinguished career in public service.  He served as U.S. Ambassador to China (2011 to 2014), U.S. Commerce Secretary (2009 to 2011), and Washington State Governor (1997 to 2005). For more information on Governor Locke please see this link: http://www.dwt.com/people/garylocke/ .

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