2018 Global Summit
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Registration
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Speaker Banquet
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM | Opening Ceremony
9:10 AM – 9:50 AM | Keynote Address
9:50 AM - 10:50 AM | Business Panel
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Policy Panel
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Entrepreneurship Panel
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Arts & Culture
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM | Special Panel: Alumni Sharing
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM | Closing Keynote & Ceremony
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Evening Reception and Gala
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
The tough situation on trade does not stop ambitious Chinese companies from marching into the U.S. market in seek of investment opportunities—according to Rhodium Group, China’s foreign direct investment in the U.S. leaps to 46.2 billion in total in 2016. Big state-own lenders such as Bank of China continuously expand their branches to reach large Chinese population in the U.S., and Chinese private investors recently increase their outbound M&A activities especially in the insurance sector. What’s more, the growing local market potential and the tech-friendly environment appeal China-affiliated innovative companies in automobile, energy, communication and many other industries to enter the U.S. for production and sales of goods and services. However, along with the expansion are the competition with local companies and the challenges such as regulatory policies. In this panel, we will look at the current and future situation of China’s finance and business activities in the U.S. both from the macroeconomic perspective as well as from that of an individual business owner or investor in the money game.
The Entrepreneurship panel could potentially mark the start of numerous long-lasting mentorship relationships between budding entrepreneurs and business professionals running successful ventures. These professionals, with their valuable experiences and innovative mindsets, will provide insights into identifying untapped opportunities within an increasingly globalized market, as well as some of the challenges they face while trying to self-sustain. The panel also features representatives from reputable venture funds, whose mission nowadays is to study recent trends in the development of various industries in both the Chinese and the U.S. markets, and to create the platform for startup businesses to collaborate with industry leaders worldwide, thus expanding their channels overseas and promoting their brands to potential customers and investors.
From the “America First” rhetoric during the presidential election to the ongoing China-U.S. trade tension, Trump administration has not yet presented to the world an overarching China policy that reconciles the conflict between the populist ideology of protectionism and the urgent need of China-U.S. economic integration. Meanwhile, China is confused about the attitude of Trump administration towards Sino-U.S. trade. Although the meeting at Mar-a-Lago nurtured a bonding of personal relationship between President Trump and Xi, Trump attacked China immediately later on violating WTO policies, and the administration approved controversial tariffs afterward on washing machines and solar panels imported from China. No doubt that a more trustworthy and reciprocal relationship between the U.S. and China has to be put on agenda considering the rapidly increasing trade flows across the border. What are the visions China and US hold towards each other on the trade issue, respectively? How should we interpret the ongoing tension and the direction it leads to? How likely will there be a trade war, and what might be the possible consequences?
Arts & Culture
Over the past decade, China has opened up to the world with spectacular speed and color. A new generation of Chinese artists thrived in the new age, their creativity transformed into artworks that embody Chinese culture particularly in the global context. On one hand, such cross-cultural communication presents new opportunities to Chinese artists and cultural industries who are likely to discover new meanings in their work or businesses; on the other hand, intermediary agencies such as museums and media undertake the responsibility to construct and present an authentic narrative of China to the western audience. But is it possible to translate the myths and belief that are so deeply ingrained in Chinese culture? In the Arts & Culture panel, Chinese artists, western audience, curators and art organizations will discuss whether such “cultural translation” between China and the western world is possible in the art market today.