AmCham’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

AmCham Southwest 20th Anniversary Celebration
西南美国商会二十周年庆典

 

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017, AmCham Southwest’s 20th Anniversary Celebration took place at 6:30 pm at the JW Marriott Chengdu. There were nearly 200 guests in attendance, including the Consul General, Commercial Consul, other members from the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, Consul Generals from New Zealand Consulate-General Chengdu and Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu, the Manager of the Canadian Trade Office in Chengdu, the Mayor of Deyang City and his team, representatives from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice, members of the Office of Foreign and Overseas Affairs, the Chengdu Investment Bureau, and the Mianyang Investment Bureau, as well as members of AmCham.

西南美国商会二十周年庆典于2017年4月20日星期四晚上6:30在成都茂业JW万豪酒店盛大召开。二十周年庆典吸引了近200位嘉宾,包括美领馆总领事、商务领事及全体朋友们、加拿大、新西兰、新加坡总领事、德阳市长及其班子、四川省商务厅、司法厅、成都外事办、投促局、绵阳投促局以及美商会的会员朋友和社会名流。

The evening opened with a spectacular Lion Dancing performance that invited the Consul General, Raymond Greene, and the Chairman of AmCham Southwest, Benjamin Wang, on stage for lion’s eye-dotting. Afterwards, the Consul General made a short presentation over the business climate in Chengdu and thanked AmCham for the role it has played in bettering that climate over the last 20 years. The CG was followed by Benjamin Wang, who, on behalf of AmCham’s BoGs and executive team, gave a warm welcome to and expressed gratitude towards our guests and sponsors. He also gave an overview of AmCham and reminisced on some of the events that have taken place over the last twenty years at AmCham.

 

一场别开生面的舞狮热闹开场,美领馆总领事谷立言和美商会会长王晓东的点睛为此次活动拉开序幕。王晓东会长代表美商会全体理事会成员和团队向所有的嘉宾致以问候,并对所有美商会会员及朋友们的莅临表示感谢,同时回顾了西南美国商会这二十年来的峥嵘岁月;谷立言总领事对美商会成立二十周年送上了祝福,并为在场来宾介绍了成都目前的投资商业环境。

The night continued with more informative presentations; Eli Sweet, the Vice Chairman of AmCham Southwest, explained several of AmCham’s programs, including the Trade Investment and Promotion Service, the White Paper, and the Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Eric Tsui, Board of Governors Officer of AmCham Southwest, gave the audience insight into the specific events that AmCham has hosted and participated in over the last two decades. Then, Zeng Gang, General Manager of Metlife, and Khan Sung, General Manager of JW Marriott Chengdu, both made short presentations on their companies and their appreciation of being AmCham members. They were followed by the Mayor of Deyang, who thanked AmCham for the event and shared with those in attendance information about investment opportunities in Deyang.

美商会副会长史君分享了过去二十年美商会在美中经济、贸易、文化交流中所起的举足轻重的桥梁作用,其中更包括美国商业白皮书的发布和美商会在企业社会中所担当的责任;美商会常务理事崔晓亮对过去数年间的精彩活动做了回顾,充分彰显了商会这个资源平台的强大号召力;最后大都会人寿曾钢总经理和JW万豪酒店宋家豪总经理致辞,共同表达了作为美商会会员的荣幸,并期望在以后的日子里能够携手共进,作更亲密的商业伙伴。最后,德阳市长赵辉感谢美商会提供了一个交流合作的平台,并介绍了德阳的投资机会。

Throughout the evening, there were several performances that combined Chinese and Western elements; these included Lion Dancing, the traditional Sichuan Face-changing Opera, a Long Sleeve Dance, a jazz dancing performance, and a surprise guest dinosaur. The performances kept the audience engaged and entertained throughout the evening, and they especially appreciated all the photo ops that came from the dinosaur traipsing across the stage. The evening culminated with our 13 Lucky Draws, including a grand prize of a roundtrip ticket to America from Chengdu, sponsored by United Airlines. These Lucky Draws were made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: Chengdu Shang Shan Yue Xi Mom & Baby Center, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chengdu, the JZ Hotel Emei, Rheem (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd, and United Airlines.

现场中西合璧的精彩节目——舞狮、川剧变脸、舞韵戏魂、爵士舞和奇妙恐龙秀为大家带来了一场无与伦比的视听盛宴。十三次幸运抽奖更是将此次活动一次次推向高潮,美商会再次感谢本次活动的奖品赞助商:成都尚膳月禧母婴护理服务有限公司、成都富力丽思卡尔顿酒店、峨眉山蓝光己庄酒店、瑞美(中国)热水器有限公司和美国联合航空公司的鼎力赞助。

AmCham Southwest is grateful for all of the support it has received from members, friends, and sponsors over the last two decades, and is greatly looking forward to many decades to come. We will continue to work closely with the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu and other American chapters in China to promote economic, trade, and cultural exchanges, all while providing our members with high-quality services and events. Here’s to the next twenty!

西南美国商会真诚的感谢在过去二十年里,所有新老会员朋友们的理解、支持和信任,期待共同书写属于我们这个大家庭的下一个二十年。同时,西南美国商会也将持续加强同美国驻成都总领事馆、政府以及其它商会的合作,促进中美贸易经济文化交流和发展,并为美商会会员带来更高质量、高品质的服务与活动。