200 North Columbus Dr.
CHINA: TRADE POLITICS AND POLITICAL TRANSITIONS
John Frisbie, President, The US-China Business Council
2012 is a year of transition for both the US and Chinese governments. America’s presidential elections are just weeks away, with China trade issues garnering attention from both the Obama and Romney campaigns. China will undergo a once-a-decade leadership transition, with a new president and senior leadership to be put in place over the coming months. These significant political events add a layer of uncertainty for American companies, which must already confront real issues when doing business in China. What changes should American business leaders expect from China’s leadership transition? What are the implications for US-China trade politics in Washington as a result of the American presidential elections? Join us for a discussion with John Frisbie on these political events and the implications for the US-China commercial relationship.
John Frisbie, president of The US-China Business Council (USCBC) since 2004, has more than twenty-five years of experience in business and government relations with China, including nearly ten years living and working in Beijing. Frisbie began his career with USCBC in 1986, first working in USCBC’s Washington, D.C. office, then as director of China operations in Beijing from 1988 to 1993. He joined GE in 1993 as director of business development in China for the company’s diverse set of businesses and then moved to Singapore to assume Asia-wide positions for two GE business units. Frisbie returned to the United States in 2000, joining the trade consulting practice established by former Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. His China background includes commercial negotiations, operating best practices and execution, trade and investment consulting, policy analysis and advocacy, US and China government relations, and media relations. Frisbie received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
The Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Lunch, remarks, and Q&A