China Institute Convenes Tech Thought-Leaders to Talk U.S.-China Tech Competition, Data as a Force for Good, and the Future of Smart Cities

March 29, 2019
Executive Summit 2019: The Next U.S.-China Frontier: Technology, Disruption, and Social Innovation

NEW YORK, March 29, 2019 – On Thursday, April 11, China Institute will host the Executive Summit, an annual gathering of high-level executives and thought-leaders, to discuss technology topics relevant to the U.S.-China relationship and the future of potential collaboration and areas of competition. The event, which will take place at the Citi Executive Conference Center from 1:00-6:00 PM, will offer useful insights for anyone doing business in China, working in the tech industry, and executives looking to understand tech-related developments in China and the impact it will have on global markets.

The 2019 Summit, focused on “The Next U.S.-China Frontier: Technology, Disruption, and Social Innovation,” will seek to tackle the following questions: Will the U.S. or China dominate the technologies of tomorrow; How can China and the U.S. work together to drive innovation toward positive change; and Will China’s future cities outsmart the West? Three panels featuring high-level executives from the U.S. and China will present both countries’ perspectives, spotlighting: U.S.-China Tech Competition and Collaboration: Can We Afford to Live Apart; Black and White: Technology as a Force for Good and Bad; and Future Cities, Future Mobility: Where is the New Technology?

Notable presenters and moderators include Slava Rubin, co-founder of humbition and Indiegogo, in a fireside chat about running a successful U.S-China tech business, with Harvard Business Review Editor Adi Ignatius; Vincent Mo, Founder of Fang Holdings LTD, China’s preeminent online real estate platform; Adam Segal, cybersecurity expert at the Council on Foreign Relations; Wenfeng Liu, CTO of iQiyi, one of China’s largest video platforms; Olivia Wang, head of ZhenFund’s US operations; Jeremie O. Waterman, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center; Xiaochen Zhang, President of FinTech4Good; and Julia Steyn, founding head of GM’s Maven car-sharing platform, among many others.

Dorinda Elliott, Director of China Institute’s Center for Business, noted: “The conference will focus on innovation, U.S.-China competition, and ultimately, whether the U.S. and China can find ways to collaborate. Given increased U.S.-China tensions, we think this discussion is more important than ever. China Institute is bringing many voices to the table, to deepen understanding and provide executives with the tools they need to run successful businesses.”

China Institute’s Executive Summit 2019 takes place on April 11, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM at the Citi Executive Conference Center in Midtown Manhattan.

A full agenda with speaker bios and registration information is available online at:

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