2019 New Member Welcoming Reception Business Exchange Event – the CGCC Chicago with Nantong, Jiangsu Province Delegation

On the afternoon of December 19, 2019, Central Time, the CGCC Chicago held the 2019 new member welcoming reception and the business exchange meeting between the CGCC Chicago and the Nantong, Jiangsu Province delegation group. Zhidan Liu, General Manager of Bank of China Chicago Branch and Vice President of the CGCC Chicago, delivered a speech on behalf of the Chairman of the CGCC Chicago and the Executive Committee of the CGCC Chicago, welcoming the new members of CGCC Chicago and the Nantong, Jiangsu Province delegation group. Ms. Jie Li, the Executive Director of the CGCC Chicago, presided over the meeting and introduced the CGCC Chicago’s work and general introduction of the CGCC Chicago membership. The general managers or senior management executives of some new members gave a detailed presentation of their corporates and businesses in the United States. They expect to expand their business in the United States via the CGCC Chicago platform and make the contributions and efforts to the CGCC Chicago and the United States local communities. 

Led by Bengao Chen, the Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Nantong Committee, the representative of the Nantong business exchange delegation gave an excellent speech about the Nantong’s investment environment and opportunity. They also warmly invites business cooperation opportunities between China and the United States. Some current members of CGCC Chicago, Xinhua news agency, China News, and some Chinese and American companies who are interested in the CGCC Chicago’s services and business opportunities attended the reception.

Established in 2015, CGCC Chicago has made significant progress in promoting the bilateral trade, economic development, and investment opportunities in the Midwest of the United States and has been welcomed by the active members. Hong Kong Yee Fung Holdings Development Group, Leyard Group, JDL Environmental Protection CompanyJilin Changchun Logistics Equipment CompanyNanjing Bordrin New Energy CompanyY&N Construction Materials Company, JIE Drive Technology Co., Ltd, Yantai Eddie Precision Machinery Co., bKL Architecture, China Iowa group, BDO USA and other Chinese and American companies joined the CGCC Chicago in 2019.

At the meeting, Hangtang Tu, Associate Director of bKL Architecture, presented the company and architectural projects, including Parcel IJKL at Lakeshore East, Wolf Point West Tower, 300 N Michigan, Wanda Vista Tower, UBTech Headquarters in China, and Shenzhen Tower in China. Lu Chen, the Senior Vice Manager of BDO China Desk, explained the financial services particularly suited for the new business in the United States market. Ms. Xinlei Liu, CEO, China Certification & Inspection Group, Chicago branch, mentioned that she is delegated to the Chicago branch recently. With CGCC Chicago’s all-round help, she quickly adapted to the new working and living environment. She feels that a warm family has embraced her. Chen Zhiwei of Yantai Eddie Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. shared that he was referred to the CGCC Chicago by one of the peers. He chose to visit the CGCC Chicago as his first stop when he landed in Chicago. The reliable reputation and resourceful platform have made CGCC Chicago the go-to place for both the Chinese and US companies who want to explore the business opportunities between the two countries. Mr. Jianan Sheng, Business Development Director of China Mobile International (USA), just flew back to Chicago on the 19th. He came over directly from the airport and gave an impressive presentation about the latest professional and comprehensive services offered by China Mobile.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Charles Wu, Partner, Locke Lord Law Firm, a senior associated member and lawyer Matthew Burton introduced the services that the law firm provided to the CGCC Chicago members. They would continue to offer the same high quality professional legal services for members, who may encounter issues such as legal and compliance operation of the United States in 2020. They would like to help the members to avoid risks and to prevent potential legal problems in the future. Locke Lord sponsors this event. CGCC Chicago would like to thank Mr. Charles Wu for his consistent support and contribution to the Chamber!

At the end of 2019, the CGCC Chicago would like to thank the continuous help and support from all the members! The achievements and progress of the CGCC Chicago are inseparable from the support and encouragement of all aspects. CGCC Chicago wishes that in the year 2020, all the members will succeed in the business, and make further progress!

Group photo of some guests 部分参会嘉宾合影
Zhidan Liu, General Manager of Bank of China Chicago Branch and Vice President of the CGCC Chicago 中国银行芝加哥分行总经理,芝加哥商会副会长刘志丹致欢迎辞
Nantong Delegation (from left: Linzhong Fang, Bengao Chen, Jiehong Shi, and Wei Jiang) and Jie Li, CGCC Chicago. 南通代表团合影:团长陈本高副主席,中国人民政治协商会议南通市委员会(左二);李洁总监,CGCC Chicago;方林忠局长,江苏通州湾江海联动开发区招资促进局;施宏杰,江苏通州湾;姜伟,南通商务局
Hongjie Shi, Tongzhou Bay, Jiangsu Province-Demonstration District for Joint Development of River and Sea 江苏南通通州湾施宏杰主任推介南通投资环境
Hangtang Tu, Associate Director of bKL Architecture bKL建筑设计公司联席总监杜翰堂
Lu Chen, Exp Sr Assoc, Trans Adv Svcs,BDO BDO中国业务高级经理陈路
Ms. Xinlei Liu, CEO, CIIC 中国质量检验认证总经理刘馨磊女士
Geoff Zheng, Regional Manager (International Business), Yantai Eddie Precision Machinery Co. 烟台艾迪精密机械业务发展总监陈志伟
Jianan Sheng, Business Development Director of China Mobile International (USA) 中国移动美国公司业务发展总监盛建安
Charles Wu, Partner of Locke Lord Locke Lord 律师事务所合伙人吴琼律师
美国中国总商会芝加哥商会举办2019年新会员联谊会
暨芝加哥商会与中国江苏南通代表团交流会
 

撰稿人:李洁 CGCC Chicago

美国中部时间2019年12月19日下午,美国中国总商会芝加哥商会在芝加哥举办2019年新会员联谊会暨芝加哥商会与中国江苏南通代表团交流会。中国银行芝加哥分行总经理,芝加哥商会副会长刘志丹代表商会会长和商会执行委员会在会上致辞欢迎中国江苏省南通代表团和芝加哥商会新会员,商会执行总监李洁主持会议并介绍了商会工作和会员情况,部分商会新会员单位的总经理和高层管理或业务经理详尽介绍了各自公司和在美国的业务,他们期待作为芝加哥商会的会员在借助商会平台拓展商务的同时,为回馈商会和美国社区做出自己的贡献。南通市政协副主席陈本高任团长带领的南通商务交流代表团做了精彩的演讲展示南通市投资环境和意向,热切期盼中美商务合作机会。参加会议的还有芝加哥商会现会员,新华社,China News和其他希望了解商会的美国和中国公司。

芝加哥商会正式成立于2015年,几年来在促进美国中西部地区美国和中国双边经贸投资领域取得了长足的进步,成绩喜人,得到了会员和各界的赞扬和鼓励。香港怡丰集团,利亚得公司,JDL环保公司,吉林长春物流设备公司,南京博郡新能源公司,Y&N建材公司,杰牌机械配件公司,烟台艾迪精密机械公司, bKL Architecture, China Iowa Group, BDO USA等中国和美国公司于2019年加入了芝加哥商会。

会上bKL Architecture联席总监杜翰堂向来宾展示公司及业务,包括东湖岸地块IJKL项目,沃夫岬大厦西塔,北密歇根大道300大厦,芝加哥万达大厦,中国优必选科技总部大楼,以及中国深圳塔等建筑项目。BDO中国部门高级副经理陈路有针对性地解释了BDO中国业务部门为新到美国开拓业务的中国公司提供的专业金融服务。中质检芝加哥刘馨磊总经理发言中提到,她由中国总公司新近派到芝加哥接任中质检总经理,初来乍到全新的工作和生活环境,得到商会各方面的帮助,使她感受到大家庭般的温暖。烟台精密机械陈志伟分享到,因同业伙伴介绍,他们公司到芝加哥落地最先拜访的就是芝加哥商会,商会良好的声誉令人信赖,丰富的资源和平台正是他们所期待的。中国移动芝加哥盛总会议当天刚从外州回到芝加哥,不顾旅途辛劳直接从机场赶到会场,为参会嘉宾展示了中国移动最新的专业全面的业务。

会议最后由芝加哥商会指定律师事务所,资深关联会员Locke Lord合伙人吴琼律师和Mathew Burton律师介绍了律师事务所为商会及中资企业提供的帮助,希望在2020年继续为会员单位在美国合法合规经营,规避风险,防患于未然等方面提供专业的法律服务。本次活动由Locke Lord提供场地,设备和茶点赞助,芝加哥商会感谢吴律师对商会的一贯支持和贡献!

2019年即将结束,在辞旧迎新之际,芝加哥商会感谢新老会员对商会的帮助,商会取得的成绩和进步离不开各单位的支持和鼓励。希望在新的一年里芝加哥商会和所有会员单位事业成功,百尺竿头,更进一步!