After a successful first year, ChinaSF will partner with the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), a second time, to host Chinese delegates from the BIO International Convention. The delegates will meet with professionals in San Francisco to generate greater cooperation within San Francisco’s life sciences industry.
Exact times to be determined.
Join Mayor Lee, Square, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the SF Chamber of Commerce for a-one-of-a-kind pop-up day at City Hall. All items for sale are produced right here in San Francisco, by some of the most talented makers and artists. If you are looking for a unique holiday gift, or you just want to treat yourself to something special – then come and shop from over 40 local makers, artisans and merchants from every supervisorial district in San Francisco.
Presented by Mayor Ed Lee
Presented by Nixon Peabody and the Association of Asian American Bankers
Asia Society and the Bay Area Council are organizing a conference that will look at the trends and issues in the emerging narratives around Chinese innovation and China’s rise as a significant source of foreign direct investment into the U.S. Building on both organizations’ growing portfolio of reports and dialogues on these issues, the conference will serve as the backdrop for the release of two reports: the first of which will explore China’s drive for innovation and the second report which will provide a comprehensive look at China’s investment into California.
Join us and be a part of the conversation with California's large and growing community of businesses, investors, and service providers across a broad range of industries (e.g. ICT, real estate, healthcare, etc.) eager to seize on the opportunities coming from China, as well as public sector leaders from the state- to city-levels, business associations, academia, and the general public.
To RSVP, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investing-in-innovation-emerging-trends-in-china-and-california-tickets-37988912861
For half price tickets, please use code: ChinaSF_50
Following a very successful 1.0 in September 2016, attendees and delegates want more!
Join ChinaSF for this year’s roadshow that will include visits to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, to recruit and educate investors and partners about real estate development in the USA. Travel with City officials, and state legislators
In September, ChinaSF will have an event focused on the in's and out's of the Bay Area's infrastructure industry.
What are the opportunities , who are the players, what does a public private partnership (P3) look like? The current administration says yes, China wants in. ChinaSF invites you to a seminar with the experts for a discussion on these topics.
Join ChinaSF and BPM for an educational presentation on tax reform plans and unveil the advantages of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. During this program, we will discuss the favorable benefits of the updated regulations, the vast opportunities in the various industries, and how to maximize the benefit of claiming the R&D Tax Credit.
Topics of discussion include:
- Summary of major tax reforms discussed by the Trump administration
- Overview of the R&D Tax Credit
- Updated regulations and advantages of the R&D Tax Credit
- Arising noteworthy opportunities.
These discussion will be lead by:
- Kathy Wong (Tax Partner, BPM)
- Joyce Kandt (R&D Tax Director, BPM)
- Amanda Groendal (R&D Tax Manager, BPM)
- Vanessa Dang (R&D Tax Supervisor, BPM)
RSVP by clicking the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinasf-and-bpm-rd-tax-credit-event-tickets-35525569936
To welcome delegates en-route to 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, ChinaSF will host a one day program to introduce San Francisco's fastest growing industry - health care/life sciences/ biotech. With China showing its readiness to invest and acquire, this program aims to provide networking opportunities that will lead to funding start-ups, programs in clinical trials, those ready to go to market and many more.
Come join us for HardwareCon! Hardware Massive is presenting a two day conference focused exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs. This conference & convention is designed to help founders catapult their business to the next level of success. Enjoy a variety of Keynotes, Panel Talks, an Exhibition Hall, various breakout sessions, retailer 1 on 1's, Hardware Blvd, a Pitch Contest, and Robot Lunch!
Join ChinaSF, Asia Society, and Huawei for a candid conversation on the future of the US - China trade relationship. This frank conversation will feature James Lockett, Vice President, Head of Trade Facilitation and Market Access at Huawei.
We Will Discuss:
- The current political climate's implications for the economic relationship - particularly in trade and commerce - between China and the U.S.
- How the Trump administration will work with an increasingly assertive Chinese leadership on a range of economic issues
- If it will be business as usual, or are we entering an era of real uncertainty between the world’s two largest economies?
This event is by invitation only.
Come join us at FinTech in China! FinTech Silicon Valley has partnered with the global chamber of Commerce and China Entrepreneurial Club to host a panel of investors and founders who will discuss FinTech's focus in China.
Larry Liu, Managing Partner Amino Capital
Mason Borda, CTO and Cofounder of Gen Life
Mike Belshe, CEO of Bitgo
Cathryn Chen, CEO and co-founder of MarketX
Bobby Chao, founding Managing Director and General Partner of DFJ Dragon & DraperDragonFunds
Join us in welcoming San Francisco's newest culinary and cultural destination, China Live! Enjoy authentic gourmet dishes while celebrating with drinks, lion dancing, and firecrackers.
China Live San Francisco is the city's new and exciting epicurean destination, providing unprecedented access to Chinese cuisine.
To purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite.
Note: 80 percent of the price of this ticket is tax-deductible; 20 percent is attributable to event costs.
Co-organized by ChinaSF, Asia Society Northern California and World Affairs will host a dialogue with The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia, who will look at some of the critical issues facing the Asia-Pacific region today and the challenges likely to emerge in the coming years.
Please purchase tickets here. To attend for free, please select "ChinaSF Guest" as your ticket option.
Join us for our first annual ChinaSF Builds Roadshow! Including forums and panel speeches discussing relevant topics in cross-border real estate investment, such as the state of the San Francisco & Chinese real estate markets, insights on ground-up development, tax and legal issues, and more. Attendees will include delegates from top-level Chinese real estate developers.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Supes for Lunch with Assemblymember David Chiu
Date: August 12, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Join the Chamber for Lunch with
Assemblymember David Chiu
Want to know the latest news out of Sacramento?
Then join the Chamber for lunch with Assemblymember David Chiu on August 12, 2016.
David Chiu was elected to the 17th Assembly District in November 2014. The district encompasses the eastern side of San Francisco.
David serves as the Chair of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee and sits on the following legislative committees: Budget, Judiciary, Local Government, and Health. Before joining the State Assembly, he served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years.
We invite you to join us and remember: Lunch is free thanks to our generous sponsors Ladle and Leaf and Halo Fine Confections.
Name: Small Business University: A Labor Market in Transition - Hosted by Indeed
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Join ChinaSF, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and Indeed for this Small Business University offering networking and a look at "San Francisco: A Labor Market in Transition."
Paul D’Arcy - Senior Vice President, Indeed
Topics to be discussed will include:
- Why San Francisco is a prime example of labor market polarization
- How rising costs are leading to talent shortages in many sectors
- How more affordable tech hubs are attracting talent away from the Bay Area
- Why San Francisco remains a global hub
Public Policy Forum:
The California Earthquake Authority
Name: Public Policy Forum: California Earthquake Authority
Date: August 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Join us August 9 as the CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, Glenn Pomeroy, presents on the importance of being prepared for an earthquake. He will speak to the potential economic consequences of a significant earthquake and a community's ability to recover. In addition, he will share exciting new programs and initiatives the organization launched this year to make earthquake insurance more accessible and help homeowners mitigate potential earthquake damage.
Glenn Pomeroy has been CEA's CEO since 2008, and has led bipartisan legislative efforts at a both the state and federal level to reduce the cost of earthquake insurance. While at CEA, Glenn has led the organization's efforts to lower its rates and provide more choices for consumers regarding policy options. As part of CEA's strategic plan to Educate, Mitigate and Insure, Glenn has been crisscrossing the state this year to discuss the new options now available from the non-profit California Earthquake Authority - the largest earthquake insurance provider in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.
Forum on Chinese tech business at Stanford University. Confirmed speakers include Logan Allin, Partner of Formation Group; Elliot Donnelley, Chairman of White Sand Group, and several Chinese CEOs. The other panel is a fireside chat with either Hans Tung of GGV or Gideon Yu, former CFO of YouTube and Facebook.
Name: Implementing the new overtime rule: Flash Forum
Date: July 27, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Website: For More Information
The Department of Labor finalized new regulations that will significantly affect businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Sign up for the forum and learn from the experts what the new federal overtime regulations meant to your business, and how to prepare for the new standards.
The U.S. Labor Department finalized new regulations that will significantly affect businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Sign up for the forum and learn what the new federal overtime regulations mean to your business and how to prepare for the new workplace standards.
7:30-8:00am - Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:00-9:30am - Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A
9:30am - Closing & Networking
Aurelio Pérez, Associate, Littler
Lisa Richards, Regional Vice President, Ajilon Professional Staffing, Accounting Principals, and Parker + Lynch
Businesses are not just members at the Chamber - we are partners. Partners in growing your business. Partners in building community. Partners working together to create a prosperous economy and vibrant San Francisco.
Partner Orientation is our monthly orientation for current partners, new partners and prospective partners. Offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, immediate networking, and ways to get connected.
Please arrive promptly, program begins at 3:30 pm.
For registration, see here.
Archer Norris and DZH Phillips present the EVOLVE Women in Business Roundtable Series featuring —
Ida Abbott’s Breakfast for Champions, a program designed to engage men in sponsoring women for leadership roles.
Become a part of the conversation at our upcoming summer roundtable on July 12th as we celebrate men who champion women. We invite and encourage you to invite men who are, should be, or want to be, sponsors for women as we continue to explore how we define and build our legacy to support the next generation of women leaders.
They will cover topics such as:
- Why it matters that men sponsor women
- Honor men who have successfully sponsored women
- Offer specific, concrete steps and strategies for sponsoring women
For more info, see here.
Name: 25th Annual Bike 4 Breath
Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Each summer, Breathe California's Bike 4 Breath charity ride provides the opportunity to fight lung disease, while enjoying a beautiful ride along the peninsula. Funds raised by riders will support lung health in our local communities, and will help ensure that no one in the Bay Area struggles to breathe.
This year, the 25th anniversary of Bike 4 Breath will start and end at Encinal Elementary School in Atherton and there are three route options to suit all levels of cyclists:
***64 mile route - a challenge for avid cyclists, with stunning views of the Pacific and some seriously invigorating climbs
***30 mile route - a great fit for people who are still building up to the 64 mile challenge, with gentle climbs through beautiful rolling hills
***10 mile route - a family-friendly route that is sure to be a hit with everyone, offering easy riding on neighborhood streets and bay side bike trails, with beautiful bay views.
The event also features music, breakfast and lunch, a health expo, a kids zone and more! One of the few family friendly cycling events in the Bay Area, it's a great chance for younger riders to experience their first charity ride.
Join us! Ride to promote lung health and clean air in our local communities!
Join us at City Hall for this event, cohosted with the Shanghai Financial Association 上海金融业联合会, to delve into the developments of the Fintech industry. This forum will feature three keynote speeches:
Meng Tian (Deputy Secretary-General of Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry) : Subversion or Convergence? Developments and Trends of in the Internet Financial Industry
Marco A. Santori(Partners of Pillsbury) : The State of Block Chain Finance Developments
Qi Zhang (Chairman and CEO of Shanghai HomeFax International Information Service Co., Ltd): The Development Tendency and Challenges of Supply Chain Finance
This event is by invite only:
Shanghai Financial Association:
The Shanghai Financial Association is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization established by Shanghai financial guilds, financial markets, large financial institutions and related service agencies. It is a cross-departmental, cross-industrial, and united association governed by the Shanghai Financial Services Office and registered under the Shanghai Administration Bureau of NGOs,
Inaugurated on April 30th, 2009, the association aims to facilitate financial markets, financial institutions, and related service agencies, which have major roles in the construction of the Shanghai International Financial Center. It also strives to strengthen horizontal cooperation and communication between the financial institutions, giving full play to integration and synergy of the entire Shanghai financial sector.
For more information, see: http://www.shfa.org.cn/