Committee of 100 Annual Conference to Explore Most Pressing Topics on US-China Relations and Chinese-American Issues


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Committee of 100 Annual Conference to Explore Most Pressing Topics on US-China Relations and Chinese-American Issues

(New York, NY, Santa Clara, Calif. — April 23, 2018) — An estimated 500 leaders and major influencers in government, business, technology, academia, and media are expected to attend the Committee of 100 (C100) 2018 Annual Conference, the nation’s premier forum on US-China relations and Chinese-American advancement. The 2018 conference will be held on May 5-6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. With the theme, “Silicon Valley: Bridge between the United States and China,” this much-anticipated summit will focus on timely trade, economic, and technology issues and the role of Silicon Valley and Chinese-Americans as a bridge between the two countries.

Developments in U.S.-China relations can have significant local and global impact. According to the Committee of 100 U.S.-China Public Perceptions 2017 Survey, the $350 billion U.S. trade deficit is the top concern among Americans regarding the relationship between the two countries. In contrast, a majority of Americans agree that U.S.-China trade is beneficial to the U.S. economy and Chinese investment should be encouraged. A panel dedicated to the topic will discuss these differing viewpoints and highlight opportunities for improvement within the trade relationship.

Other topics include a discussion on the geopolitical and global impact of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative; the intersection of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship between the U.S. and Silicon Valley; and a fireside chat on the state of AI technology advancement and its long-term implications in the U.S. China relationship.

Immediately following the May 5th summit, an awards gala dinner is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as well as a C100 town hall meeting the next day (May 6th) from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.


Keynotes & Welcome Remarks (In Order of Appearance):

 Panel, Fireside Chat and American Journeys Speakers:

Panel 1: U.S.-China Trade and Economic Outlook

Panel 2: Belt and Road Initiative

Panel 3: Tech Entrepreneurism from Silicon Valley and China

Summit Luncheon Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat on Artificial Intelligence

       Chinese American Journeys

       Conversation on Chinese American Leadership


Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054


To register online, obtain agenda information, or for more information about The Committee of 100 2018 Annual Conference, please visit 


The Committee of 100 welcomes media who are employed by accredited news organizations to apply for complimentary media credentials to cover our Annual Meeting. Media registration requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For more information about media registration and press policies, and to register for on-site coverage, please click here. On-site media registration will not be available.


The media will be invited to join a pre-conference media phone briefing hosted by C100 leaders and select speakers. The briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET and it will address main themes, trends, and conversations around the key topics to watch for and that will be discussed at the Committee of 100 annual conference. To register for the briefing and/or the conference, please click here.


Our top sponsors include Mr. Oscar Tang, Mr. H. Roger Wang, Fortinet and Exclusive Networks, Kenson Ventures LLC, J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation, JM Eagle, and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The conference’s official airline is United Airlines. Our full list of sponsors can be viewed here.

For conference updates and to join the conversation please follow our hashtag #C100CONF2018 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


SKC, Inc.

Mary Placido, (415) 218-3627,

Sharon Y. Sim, 415-420-1889,

The Committee of 100 is a membership organization of Chinese Americans dedicated to the spirit of excellence and achievement in America. It is registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit headquartered in New York City and has active regional chapters in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing. The Committee’s purpose is to provide leadership and act as a constructive force in promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society and acting as a public policy resource for the Chinese-American community, as well as promoting constructive dialogue and relationships between the peoples and leaders of the United States and Greater China.



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