IITI Calendar of Events

Keep up to date with all of the IITI activities and the international investment community goings-on throughout the state of Texas and the world. 


2019 VTX Conference November 13th - 15th

San Antonio, TX

Venture Texas Conference 2019 plans to bring together hundreds of international, U.S. and Texas venture capital investors for two days to collaborate, connect and discover why everything is bigger and better in Texas. The conference fills a void in the Texas venture capital industry, with a focus on investors instead of entrepreneurs, bringing together partners representing billions in assets under management. This year’s VTX Conference will feature Keynote Speaker, Henry Cisneros, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor who will talk Texas investment, economy and opportunities.

The conference held in historic and tourist friendly San Antonio, TX will be a combination of high-profile speakers, seminars, networking events and investor matchmaking. The first two days will help develop Texas specific knowledge, market know-how, and deepen investor networks as well as attract new domestic and foreign investment to Texas. The last day will feature selected matchmaking of investing projects with attending investors.


2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Party

The Invest in Texas Initiative (IITI) is pleased and honored to announce the “2019 IITI Chinese New Year Reception” on February 10th, 2019 from 4 - 7 PM. It will be held at the Russell Fine Art Gallery, 1009 W. 6th Street in Austin. The event is sponsored by Mainstay Global and Advanced Power Alliance.

This annual event brings together investors, the Chinese business community and local leaders to network, learn about Chinese traditions, and celebrate Chinese New Year together. 

The celebration will be a black-tie event and guests are encouraged to bring their children. 

Event Agenda

4:00 Check-in and Happy Hour (with traditional Chinese Art Craft Show)
4:30 Art Tour by China Ceramic Master Guo Aihe
5:00 Opening Remarks & Dinner
6:00 Talent Show & Lucky Draw

Please RSVP before February 2nd, 2019. Ms. Cici Zhu is the event coordinator and please contact her for questions or for more information.

Cici Zhu 512-850-4991

About the Year of the Boar:
Feb. 5th - 19th is the Year of the Pig or Boar. The last of the 12 zodiac symbols. In terms of the yin and yang, the pig is the yin and commonly known as the symbol of wealth. In regards to IITI, it means a great excuse to get together.

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IITI’s 2018 Holiday Happy Hour and Networking Event

Wednesday, December 5th 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Austin ArtSpace Gallery located at 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q in the shopping center. Attendees had holiday fun networking, catching up and a personal narrative tour of ArtSpace’s exhibit featuring original art from Austin military veterans. They learned the compelling stories behind the artwork from military veterans while enjoying some refreshments and networking with those involved in the foreign investment community. The event was sponsored by Mainstay Global and Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA). Go to photos and recap to read and see more about the holiday cheer fest.


October 17th - 19th, Austin, TX

2018 Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum 

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The Invest in Texas Initiative and Mainstay Global co-hosted the eight annual Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum from Oct. 17th - 19th. The forum was held at the historic Texas State Capitol and the prestigious  University of Texas Exes center. Highlights included topic discussions on the China trade war and Investor Matchmaking opportunities.

The forum featured panel discussions regarding investing in high-tech, real estate and the current climate of foreign investment in the state of Texas. Chinese investors flew across the globe to meet with local business owners, incubators and real estate projects. Attendees were also treated to social events at The Grove, The Proper and Capital Factory and a guided tour of the LBJ Presidential Library.


September 19th - 28th, 2018

IITI China Multi-City Partners of Texas Tour 

IITI President and Mainstay Global Senior Partner Dandan Zou journeys to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Changsha promoting the Texas investment landscape .



IITI hosts happy hours, business meeting and holiday events such as the Chinese new year and the U.S. holiday season. Stay tuned to IITI for the upcoming winter 2018 events.