Committee of 100 Unveils First Set of Confirmed Speakers for Annual Conference & Gala
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Committee of 100 Unveils First Set of Confirmed Speakers for Annual Conference & Gala

14th February 2024

New York, NY (February 14, 2024) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today unveiled the first set of confirmed speakers for this year’s 2024 Annual Conference & Gala. Among the distinguished experts being announced today:  

  • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
  • Professor Gordon Chang, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of History, Stanford University
  • Dr. Lanhee Chen, David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Buck Gee, Northern California Regional Chair, Committee of 100
  • Wei He, CEO and Artistic Director, The Tianjin Juilliard School
  • Maxwell (Mike) Hearn, Douglass Dillion Chairman, Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum
  • James Kaplan, CEO & Co-Founder, MeetKai
  • Stewart Kwoh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Asian American Education Project
  • Carol Lam, Former United States Attorney, Southern District of California
  • Dr. Zoe Liu, Maurice R. Greenberg Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ambassador Gary Locke, Former U.S. Ambassador to China; Committee of 100 Chair
  • Dr. Jackson Lu, Sloan School Career Development Professor in Work and Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
  • Catherine Pan, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Paul Triolo, Global Technology Policy Lead and Senior Vice President for China, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Margaret Wong, President and CEO, McWong International, Inc
  • Jennifer H. Wu, Founding Partner, Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP
  • Dr. Jeremy Wu, Founder and Co-Organizer, APA Justice
  • Peter Young, Chief Executive Officer and President, Young & Partners; New York Regional Chair and Conference Chair, Committee of 100

This year, Committee of 100 is doubling the number of curated sessions with three general sessions and two concurrent tracks – one on U.S.-China related topics and the other on key AAPI issues.  The event will be topped off by a celebratory black-tie Gala. 

Current Working Agenda (as of 2/14/24)

General Session

  • Will and Should Corporate DEI Activities Suffer the Same Fate as Affirmative Action? (a live debate)
  • The 2024 Elections and Their Impact on Asian Americans
  • Presentation by Committee of 100’s Next Generation Leaders 

Domestic Track

  • Asian American Awareness Through Education  
  • The Impact of U.S.-China Tensions on Asian Americans in Government
  • Asian American Career Ceilings – Findings and Solutions
  • AAPI Community’s Response to Anti-Asian Hostility
  • U.S. National Defense Policies – Impact on Asian Americans and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S.-China Track

  • Perspectives on China by Former US Ambassadors
  • Will the Chinese Economy Stagnate Like Japan Has?
  • Foreign Direct Investment – Both Ways – What is Happening and Why?
  • U.S.-China Tech and Industrial Rivalry
  • Diplomacy Through Food and Culture

For more than three decades, Committee of 100’s Conference & Gala has drawn hundreds of distinguished academics, policymakers, businesses, and next-generation leaders from across the U.S. for a series of discussions, debates, keynotes and networking sessions under the common goal of advocating for and promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society. 

Registration for the 2024 Conference & Gala is now available here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting

Accredited media interested in attending can reach out to

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for more information.

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