PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW YORK CITY
New York, New York
April 12, 2012
Discussions Designed to Strengthen Economic Development Ties
between New York and China
More than 100 top Chinese and American executives are meeting today at the third annual China-U.S. Business Leaders Roundtable. The series of discussions, hosted by Lawrence Leibowitz, Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext, is organized by the Partnership for New York City and held at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. The closed-press events are focused on promoting relationships that will result in economic development in both New York and across the country and on the international importance of China’s business leadership.
“New York City intends to be the Western headquarters of Chinese companies that are going global,” said Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “The roundtables are designed to build the business and personal relationships that will ensure New York City benefits from investment and jobs from this rising economic power.”
Headlining the U.S. delegation are Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman & CEO, Hearst Corporation; Philippe P. Dauman, President & CEO, Viacom Inc.; Alan H. Fishman, Chairman, Ladder Capital Finance LLC; Mark T. Gallogly, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners; Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-CEO, Silver Lake; Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; Eric M. Mindich, Chairman & CEO, Eton Park Capital Management, L.P.; Kenneth D. Moelis, Chief Executive Officer, Moelis& Company Holdings LP; Douglas L. Peterson, President, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services; Charles E. Phillips, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Infor; James D. Robinson, III, Co-Founder & General Partner, RRE Ventures; Wilbur L. Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC; and Tim Zagat, CEO & Co-Chair, Zagat Survey LLC.
A complete list of U.S. executives is attached. (PDF 279K)
The Chinese executives are members of the China Entrepreneurs Forum, an organization of the CEOs of the country’s top private enterprises, led by Lawrence Tian, Dongsheng Chen and Guangchang Guo. Included in the group are the heads of many of China’s top corporations in the finance, real estate, manufacturing, media and technology sectors.
"Globalization is the platform upon which business relationships between China and the U.S. are being built,” said Lawrence Tian, Chairman of China Entrepreneurs Forum. "Chinese CEOs are glad to be here and meet these American CEOs. We look forward to building mutual trust and understanding in order to support long term cooperation."
“These sessions will strengthen business ties between the U.S. and China,” Said Xue Ya, Executive Director, China Alliance Communications LLC, “Through mutual understanding and shared values, we will continue to look for opportunities to collaborate in the global economy.”
A complete list of Chinese executives is also attached. (PDF 279K)
Co-sponsoring the meetings is the China Center New York, an affiliate of Beijing Vantone Holdings and the first private commercial tenant to lease space in the new One World Trade Center. The China Center, which has a marketing office at 7 World Trade Center, will be a business and cultural facility that provides conference and office space, as well as business assistance, to Chinese companies seeking to establish a presence in New York.
Roundtable events include:
A full agenda is attached. (PDF 224K)
The Partnership for New York City’s (www.pfnyc.org) mission is to engage the business community in efforts to advance the economy of New York City and maintain the city’s position as the center of world commerce, finance and innovation. Through the Partnership Fund for New York City, the Partnership contributes directly to projects that create jobs, improve economically distressed communities and stimulate new business creation.
China Alliance Communications (CAC) is a joint venture company created by New Alliance Consulting International and China Center New York LLC. CAC is a team of strategic communications specialists with a strong focus on China-U.S. business exchange and government relations. Our professionals can draw upon experience in managing previous high-profile international events such as the Boao Forum, known as Asia’s Davos, the China-U.S. Business Leaders Roundtable and the New York Forum. CAC is a goal-oriented practice with a vast and cohesive professional network in the United States and China. We have built strong working relationships with leaders in government and media and with key individuals at global think tanks and business associations.
The China Entrepreneurs' Forum (CEF) is the leading and most influential community of China's most distinguished and successful entrepreneurs and business leaders with over 500 members from across a variety of key industries in China from finance and banking, real estate, investment, manufacturing, advanced technology and the internet. The CEF has successfully held 11 CEF annual conferences and six Summer Summits since 2001. Today, both the annual conferences and the summer summits have become two of the most important events which attract great attention, participation and enormous interest from mainland-based entrepreneurs, as well as those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The influence of CEF events continue to be headlined in all the main financial media across China.