DETROIT, Mich., November 11, 2013 – The China General Chamber of Commerce – USA held its annual Automotive Summit in Detroit today with many special guests from the U.S. and China. Leading the meeting was Mr. Yi Lu, President – SAIC USA, Inc. and current Chairman of the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA Automotive Committee who introduced the theme of the summit: Innovate to Thrive – How Chinese Companies Can Succeed in the U.S.
The summit meeting was held to allow members and guests of the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) an opportunity to discuss important topics related to how Chinese – based companies can be successful in doing business in the United States, with a focus on companies involved in the automotive sector.
Special guests at the meeting included Mr. Zhao Weiping, Consul General – People’s Republic of China, Chicago and Mr. Richard Huang, Secretary General of the CGCC. Also attending were representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Speakers included David Wang, President – YanFeng USA and Wayne Xing from China Business Update. Panel discussions included topics ranging from Supply Chain Management to Mergers and Acquisitions with representatives from Deloitte, Foley, Wayne State University, JunHe Law Offices and Business Development Asia, all experienced in working with Chinese companies doing business in the U.S.
Attendees included a number of automotive suppliers and partners, including firms such as Fawer USA, China Automotive, Inc., SG Technology, Inc., Fuyao Automotive N.A. and many others.
“All CGCC members have one thing in common – we all are invested in the success of the North American automotive market and we believe in the potential for this market to continue to thrive and for Chinese companies to be valuable contributors to this success.” said Mr. Yi Lu. “The CGCC Automotive Committee is a great forum for us to come together and share experiences and learning to support our collective goal of greater cooperation between the U.S. and China.”
Warren Clark, Deloitte’s Chinese Services leader in the Central Region, commented that, “Events such as this one help facilitate communication between Chinese and U.S. companies, and various levels of government . . . all in an effort to continue the development of China – U.S. trade and economic relations.”
Based in Washington, DC and founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA includes members representing more than 1,800 Chinese companies in the U.S. Its mission is to serve the overall interests of Chinese companies doing business in the U.S. and to bridge the gap between the business communities of China and the U.S. through communications and networking, thus strengthening the economic and trade ties between the two counties. The CGCC has six offices across the country supporting a variety of critical industries including, finance, transportation and logistics, construction and real estate, telecommunications, mining, petroleum and chemical industries, tourism and many others.