FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK – September 14, 2020 – On October 13-15, the China Institute Executive Summit, Finding Success in
an Age of Crisis, will put forward new strategies for U.S. and Chinese businesses to navigate current challenges.
As America gears up for a pivotal election, China Institute will bring together leading American and Chinese
decision-makers from business and government in the belief that our shared future depends on frank and open
Over three consecutive mornings, the 2020 Summit will map out business strategies during a period when relations
between the two countries have become more politically and economically fraught; demystify China’s new economic policies
and opportunities; and shed light on the U.S. business landscape, and how Chinese companies can work to create more
In addition to the Keynote speakers, confirmed speakers include:
Craig Allen, President, U.S.-China Business Council;
Anla Cheng, Founder and CEO, SupChina;
Scott Kronick, Chief Executive, Asia, PR & Influence, Ogilvy & Mather;
Pin NI, President, Wanxiang America Corporation;
Dee Poon, Managing Director, Esquel Brands;
Stapleton Roy, Former Ambassador to China;
Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego;
Thomas Shoesmith, Partner, King, Wood & Malleson; and many others.
“At this critical moment in the U.S.-China relationship, we are proud to convene such an important business
dialogue at the China Institute Executive Summit. A truly exceptional group of business experts and thought leaders will
provide both needed context and pragmatic strategies at a time when cross-border business is more important than ever in
our globalized economy,” said James Heimowitz, President of China Institute.
Proceeds from the Executive Summit benefit China Institute, the oldest independent, non-profit organization in
America to focus exclusively on China.
China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art and
business. China Institute is the go-to resource on China – from ancient art to today’s business landscape and its rapidly
shifting culture. Its programs, school and gallery exhibitions bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China.
Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and K.P. Wen and educators Paul Monroe and John Dewey, China Institute is
the oldest independent, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.