The Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit leadership organization of prominent and extraordinary Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. Founded by world-renowned architect I.M.Pei and internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others, it is an institution of U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage. For 30 years, C100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual mission of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.



Conference Theme:

The U.S. and China: New Visions

This year’s topics include:

**For volunteer opportunities, please refer to the volunteer announcement.

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April 5: Awards Gala Dinner
with a special performance by Yo-Yo Ma

April 6: Full-day Conference

April 7: Town Hall


Awards Gala Dinner
Friday, April 5, 2019 | The Plaza Hotel in NYC

05:00pm    Gala Registration

05:15pm     VIP Cocktail Reception

05:45pm     General Public Cocktail Reception

06:30pm     Awards Gala Dinner

Master of Ceremonies: Alice Young 一美, C100 Member; Founder, Alice Young Advisory LLC

Gala Keynote by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Gala Honorees
I.M. Pei – “Committee of 100 Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Architectural Design”
Morris Chang– “Committee of 100 Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Technology Innovation”
Maurice R. Greenberg – “Committee of 100 Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing U.S.-China Relations”

Fireside Chat with David Rubenstein大卫·鲁宾斯坦, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group

Special performance by Yo-Yo Ma

09:30pm     Dinner and Program End


Full-Day Conference
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | The Plaza Hotel in NYC

8:30am – 4:00pm

07:30am     VIP Sponsors, Speakers, and Members Breakfast

08:00am     Conference Registration

08:30am     Welcome Remarks

08:45am     Panel 1: Reflections and Outlook from Former U.S. Ambassadors to China

Ambassador Max S. Baucus, Co-Founder, Baucus Group LLC
Ambassador Gary Locke 骆家辉
Ambassador Stapleton Roy 芮效俭, Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

09:45am     Panel 2: The Rise of China Biopharma: Opportunity, Threat or Both?

Panel Chair: Peter Young 杨一帆, President & Managing Director, Young & Partners

Helen Chen 陈玮, Greater China Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
Stephen Spielberg, Senior Advisor, Young & Partners; Former Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products, U.S. FDA
Xiaoqiang Yan 严孝强, CEO, Generon (Shanghai) Corporation Ltd.

10:45am     Coffee Break

11:00am     Panel 3: Fintech or Techfin? What’s Next for Global Financial Services

Panel Chair: X. Rick Niu 钮小鹏, President & CEO, Starr Strategic Holdings LLC

Tom McInerney, President & CEO, Genworth Financial

Ken Xie 谢青, Founder, President & CEO, Fortinet

12:15pm     Keynote Luncheon

01:45pm     Panel 4: Asia and Asian Americans in Arts and Entertainment

Panel Chair: Shirley Young 杨雪兰, President, U.S.-China Cultural Institute

Yu Gong 龚宇, CEO, iQiyi
Bob Nederlander, Jr., Founder & President, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment
Joseph W. Polisi, President Emeritus & Chief China Officer, The Juilliard School
Benjamin T. Wood, Founder, Studio Shanghai Architectural Firm

02:45pm     Panel 5: New Engines for U.S.-China Economic Prosperity

Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
Shan Li 李山, CEO, Silk Road Finance Corporation
Yang Liu 刘央, Chairperson & Chief Investment Officer, Atlantis Investment Management

03:45pm     Conference Closing Remarks


Town Hall
Sunday, April 7, 2019 | The Plaza Hotel in NYC

10:45am – 4:00pm

10:45am         Special Early Bird Program: Fireside Chat with Panda Express Founders

Andrew & Peggy Cherng, Co-Founders, Co-Chairs, and Co-CEOs of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (PRG)

11:30am         Networking with coffee and pastries

12:30pm         Celebrating the Transcontinental Railroad: 150 Years of Chinese American Contribution

By Gordon H. Chang 张少书, Professor of American History, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Stanford University

01:15pm         Chinese American History

By Nancy Yao Maasbach 姚南薰, President, Museum of Chinese in America

01:35pm         Remarks by Zhaonan Wang

By Zhaonan Wang, Chairman & CEO, Overseas Student Service, Inc.

01:40pm         Chinese American Journeys

By Chiling Tong 董继玲, C100 Member; President & CEO, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE)

02:00pm         Chinese American Journeys

By Rick Niu 钮小鹏, C100 Member, President & CEO, Starr Strategic Holdings LLC

02:20pm         An American Soldier: How Opera Can Transform A Tragedy into Social Awareness

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New York, NY 10019
(888) 850-0909
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Transportation Centers

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) – 17 miles
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – 16 miles

Public Transit

Access to the F train (57 Street Station) and N, R, and W trains (Fifth Avenue–59th Street Station)

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