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Executive Summit 2018

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Partners: China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, U.S. National Governors Association
Media Partner: Bloomberg
Location: Harvard Club of New York City

Keynote Speakers:


Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Former Secretary of Treasury
Chairman, Paulson Institute


Joseph Stiglitz
Nobel Prize-winning Economist
Author, Professor, Columbia University

Speakers include:

• Bo Bai, CEO, U.S.-China Green Fund
• Jin-Yong Cai, Partner, TPG (TBC)
• Jay Collins, Vice Chairman, Citigroup
• James Heimowitz, President, China Institute
• Yasheng Huang, Professor, MIT
• Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review
• Merit Janow, Dean, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
• Sarah Kemp, Deputy Director General, U.S. Department of Commerce (TBC)
• Deborah Lehr, Vice Chair, Paulson Institute (TBC)
John Lipsky, former Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
• Winston Ma Wenyan, Managing Partner, CIO, China Silkroad Investment Capital
• Stephen Markscheid, Venture Partner, DealGlobe
• Vincent Mo, CEO, Soufun (TBC)
• Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang U.S.A.
• Scott Pattison, President, National Governors Association
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Treasury; founder, Paulson Institute
• Laura Phillips, SVP, Sustainability, Walmart
Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
• Daniel Rosen, Founder, China Director, Rhodium Group
• David Sandalow, Fellow, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobelist, Professor, Columbia University
• Sing Wang, CEO, Minsheng Financial CEO
• Steven C. Witkoff, Chairman and CEO, Witkoff Group
• Ning Yuan, President, China Construction USA
• Christine Zhao, CFO, Whittle School & Studios

Speakers Bio

8:30 – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks
James Heimowitz, President, China Institute
Dorinda Elliott, Director, China Institute Center for Business
8:45 – 9:30 AM Fireside chat: Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning economist, in conversation about globalization with former Managing Director of International Monetary Fund John Lipsky
9:30 – 10:45 AM Chinese Investments in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges on both sides

Panel: Rhodium Group founder Daniel Rosen; Wanxiang U.S. President Pin Ni; China Construction USA President Ning Yuan (TBC); U.S. Governor (TBA); National Governors Association President Scott Pattison; Witkoff Group Chairman and CEO Steven C. Witkoff
10:45 – 11:00 AM Tea break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Resetting the U.S.-China Trade Relationship: Made in China 2025 vs. America First

Panel: TPG Partner Jin-Yong Cai (TBC); Minsheng Financial CEO Sing Wang (TBC);
Columbia University SIPA Dean Merit Janow; Citi Vice Chairman Jay Collins; MIT
Professor Yasheng Huang

12:15 – 1:45 PM Luncheon
1:15 – 1:45 PM Luncheon Fireside Chat: Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Treasury; founder, Paulson Institute

“How the United States and China can work together to tackle global challenges,” in conversation with Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius

2:00 – 3:15 PM From Green to Gold: Finding Opportunity in China’s Cleanup,Show Race to Zero video

Panel: U.S.-China Green Fund CEO Bo Bai; Paulson Institute Vice Chair Deborah Lehr (TBC); Stephen Markscheid, Venture Partner, DealGlobe; Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy Fellow David Sandalow; Walmart Sustainability SVP Laura Phillips

3:15 – 4:30 PM From Artificial Intelligence to Bio Tech: The Next Big China, Opportunities

Panel: Soufun CEO Vincent Mo; China Investment Corporation Managing Director Winston Ma; Whittle School & Studios CFO Christine Zhao; Qiming Venture Partners Managing Director Gary Rieschel (TBC)

For event inquiries, please contact Nina Huang at [email protected]
For media inquiries please contact Chloe Chong at [email protected]


April 12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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