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Chinese Consul General Li Qiangmin, LBJ School of Public Affairs David Firestein and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez to be Feature Speakers at IITI October Investor Matchmaking Conference
September 5, 2018
Invest in Texas Initiative (IITI) announces Chinese Counsel General Li Qiangmin, LBJ School of Public Affairs’ China Public Policy Center David Firestein and Texas State Representative Eddie Rodriguez as feature speakers for IITI’s October 2018 Sino-Texas Business Forum. The October 17th-19th forum will be held at the Texas Capitol and U.T. Exes center.
Chinese General Consul Li is the top ranking General Consulates in the U.S. under the China Ambassador to the United States. David Firestein is the Founding Executive Director of LBJ School’s China Public Policy Center and one of the nation’s leading scholars in the U.S. and China trade relations. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez is an eight-term state representative representing part of Austin, TX.
These speakers will talk about the current China and U.S. trade relations in respect to IITI’s primary mission of foreign Investor matchmaking. These new dynamics become an important factor when Texas businesses meet with Chinese investors looking for investment opportunities during the conference.
Firestein is a decorated career U.S. diplomat who specializes in U.S.-China relations. He played an active part in advancing China and Asia trade and has advanced policy analysis on a range of topics, including U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and U.S.-China infrastructure investment cooperation.
Consul General Li is the 13th and current Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston. His previous roles included being the Special Envoy to the Chinese Forum Dialogue and being the Chinese Ambassador to the Zambia, Uganda and Israel. One of his expertise in foreign relations is economic and trade affairs.
Texas State Representative Eddie Rodriguez serves on the House Committees on Economic & Small Business Development and Environmental Regulation. Rep. Rodriguez’ legislative agenda has addressed economic development, job creation, housing, education, hunger and nutrition.
Early bird registration for the conference ends September 27th and seating is limited. Register today to take advantage of the discounted fees to the conference.
SAVE THE DATES! The 2018 Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum is just around the corner
The eighth annual Invest in Texas Initiative Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum is scheduled from Oct. 17th- 19th in Austin, Texas. The business forum will be held at the historic Texas State Capitol and the prestigious University of Texas Exes center. In the evening, there will be social events for dinner, networking and to experience the one-of-a-kind Austin vibe.
With the growing trade war between China and the U.S., investing in Texas may become more complicated and even downright difficult. Those dynamics make this year's conference a must attend. The forum will focus on the current challenges and IITI’s primary mission in facilitating business opportunities showcasing Texas as a destination for foreign investment.
Attendees will meet with government officials, local business people, economic development directors as well as select investors from China. The forum will provide an opportunity to network and match Texas Projects with foreign investors.
For more information regarding the conference or to take advantage of early bird registration, please contact Cici Zhu: Cici.Zhu@iitexas.org
September 27th Early Bird Discount:
Non-member rate for all three days: $400
Member rate for all three days: $250
Non-member rate: $150 per day
Member rate: $100 per day
April 27, 2017
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. IITI was joined by over 350 EB-5 stakeholders.
2017 Sino-Texas Forum
April 1-6, 2017
The Invest in Texas Initiative and Mainstay Global co-hosted the seventh annual Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum in Dallas, Texas. The forum focused on facilitating business opportunities in both the U.S. and China as well as showcasing North Texas as an ideal destination for foreign investment opportunities. Bryan Daniel, Executive Director for Economic Development for the Office of Governor Greg Abbott was one of our honorary attendees.
2017 Chinese New Year Gala
February 10, 2017
IITI and Mainstay Global hosted a Chinese New Year Gala for 2017, the year of the Rooster. There were traditional Chinese performances and activities for a great turnout of people interested in Chinese culture.
Wade Park Signing Ceremony
February 8, 2017
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the Wade Park Signing Ceremony for the 175-acre mixed use development located in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Presidential Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2017
IITI Directors attended the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.
Las Vegas EB-5 Investors Conference
January 14, 2017
IITI Directors attended the Las Vegas EB-5 Investors Conference in Las, Vegas, Nevada. There were more than 1,000 attendees, among them a diverse group of over 120 migration agents, along with EB-5 regional centers, immigration and securities attorneys, developers, broker-dealers, and other EB-5 program stakeholders. The event featured keynote speeches by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO-2nd).
Texas China Summit
October 12, 2016
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the Texas China Summit in Austin, Texas, which focused on bringing investment from China to Texas. This event featured Guest Speakers Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin and Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick.
October 10, 2016
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the IIUSA Conference on EB-5 Investing. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State was a Keynote Speaker.
Grand Opening of Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel &
September 23, 2016
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the Grand Opening of the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center in Georgetown, Texas.
Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center Ribbon Cutting
September 23, 2016
IITI and Mainstay Global participated in the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Georgetown, Texas. The Sheraton Georgetown was financed in part with EB-5 Funding.
2016 Chinese New Year Celebration
February 5, 2016
IITI and Mainstay Global hosted the 2016 Chinese New Year Gala in Austin, Texas.
2015 Chamber Training
September 19, 2015
Dandan Zou attended the 2015 Chamber Training in Houston, Texas. The Chamber Training Institute program offers chamber leaders and Board of Directors a world-class learning experience to develop business and managerial skills across a wide range of topics. Since 2010, over 700 chamber leaders from across the country have participated in the program, returning to their communities to foster the growth and prosperity of small businesses.
Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center
February 15, 2015
IITI and Mainstay Global attended the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center Ground Breaking Event in Georgetown, Texas.
September 7, 2014
Dandan Zou attended the China International Fair For Investment and Trade in Xiamen, China. Themed on "Introducing FDI" and "Going Global", CIFIT focuses on nationality and internationality, investment negotiation and investment policy promotion, coordinated development of national and regional economy, as well as economic and trade exchanges across the Taiwan Strait.
May 6, 2014
Some of IITI and Mainstay Global's Investors came to visit the Austin, Texas office.
February 7, 2014
IITI Directors spoke at the Quarterly Meeting and shared recent achievements and developments in Texas Foreign Direct Investment. An investor also shared her successful experience on investing in Texas. Scholarships were given to two UT students.
Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum
May 9, 2013
The 1st Sino-Texas Business & Investment Forum was successfully held in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas.