AmCham 2020 AGM and New Year Celebration Succeeded


Title Sponsor:

Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd.

AmCham Southwest 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and New Year Celebration was held successfully on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at Grand Hyatt Chengdu. Guests from over 100 companies presented the AGM. They are from various industries, including construction, education, energy, finance, IT, manufacturing, real estate, service&consulting, trade, aviation, healthcare, FMCG, logistics, hospitality etc. Around 250 guestsattended this year’s AGM, and among them were CEOs, commercial leaders and executives from Fortune 500 companies operating in Southwest China, which include Keysight TechnologiesChevron, W Chengdu, TEC, Waldorf Astoria ChengduDell, Pratt & Whitney Aerotech Manufacturing, HSBC, JP Morgan , KPMG, SYNNEX Information Technologies, EOG Resources, CleNET Technologies, PWC, GE, Oracle, Molex, Dow Chemical, Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking. Important guests of the government, which include Sichuan Promotion Bureau of Economic Cooperation, Office Of Inward Invested Enterprises Appeal Center Of Sichuan Provincial Government, Chengdu Investment Promotion Bureau, Chengdu Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Sichuan International Expo Group, Sichuan International Exhibition Co., Ltd., Chengdu Association for Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAFTEC), Chengdu Federation of Industry and Commerce Chengdu General Chamber of Commerce, UESTC School of Management and Economics Center for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, Chongqing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, Mianyang Economic Cooperation Bureau Overseas Branch, Linguist Translation(China), China-Britain Business Council were also invited to the AGM. Consul Generals and officers from U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, Consulate General of Switzerland in Chengdu, Government of Canada Trade Commissioner Service, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Chengdu, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu, New Zealand Consulate-General Chengdu, Consulate General of Israel, Chengdu, Australian Consulate-General Chengdu, Royal Thai Consulate General in Chengdu also joined this event. All the guests gathered together to share the feast.

An opening surprise show played by an artificial intelligence robot kicked off the AGM. AmCham Southwest Chairman Benjamin Wang and representative of the title sponsor gave their greetings respectively. On behalf of AmCham SW, Mr. Benjamin Wang also expressed his gratitude to the sponsors of the event, as well as the attendance and support of officers from the consulates and government sections. He delivered a review on the achievements AmCham SW has made during the past year, especially on the close cooperation AmCham SW has with the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu and provincial and municipal governments. Ms. Yi Gu from West China Government Affairs Director of Intel China Ltd., one of AmCham SW’s long-time members, also the title sponsor of this year’s AGM, gave her regards to the guests. AmCham SW Vice Chairman Eli Sweet, Officer Jay Fang, Jolly Ma and Charles Cheung made their annual reports on Trade and Investment Promotion Service & White Paper, administration, finance and events respectively.

AmCham SW corporate members voted for 2020 Board of Governors.Among the eleven positions of governors, there are five uncontested positions and one incumbent positions. There are five nominated candidates, with the first two with the highest votes will be on the Board for two-term years and the rest will be on the Board for one-term years . They are executives from GE Healthcare, Alston&Bird LLP, The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu, The Léman International School Chengdu and Intel China Ltd. After their brilliant election speeches, representatives of the corporate members voted for their choices. After counting votes, AmCham SW Chairman and Vice Chairman announced the newly elected BoGs. Partner Helen Su from Alston&Bird LLP and West China Government Affairs Director Yi Gu from Intel China Ltd got the most votes and will be on the Board for two-term years. Executive, Government Affairs and Policy &National Sales Director, Global Clients Godfrey Firth from GE Healthcare,Marcel Damen, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chengdu and Tom Ferguson, Principal of The Léman International School Chengdu will be on the Board for one-term year.

The division Chief of Section of Foreign Investment Administration of Chengdu Investment Promotion Commission, Liu Jian, provided a video of Foreign Investment Law of the PRC, which comes into force on January 1, 2020. Henry Gui ,Executive Director from UESTC School of Management and Economics Center for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise offered the insight on China sustainable development and current situation of corporate social responsibility.   
The are 24 companies in total that entered the AmCham Best 2019 CSR Project competition. They are Andaman Eco-tourism Village, Chengdu AIDI Eye Hospital, Chengdu Women in Business Network, Chengdu Yun Shang Tian Yua Education, Chongqing Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. , Chongqing Kohler Engines, Ltd, Dell Technologies , DoubleTree by Hilton Chengdu-Longquanyi, GreatChina International Education, Hilton Chengdu, Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd. , Jones Lang LaSalle Surveyor (Shanghai) Limited Chengdu Branch, KPMG China, Nokia Networks (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. Nuskin(China)Daily-Use&Health Products Co.,Ltd. Sichuan Branch, Sichuan Xiangyu Jinxin FIN-TECH CO.LTD, Sino-US United MetLife Insurance Company Limited, Sichuan Branch., TE Connectivity Chengdu , Texas Instruments Semiconductor Manufacturing (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. , The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, The Temple House, Tianqi Lithium Corporation, United Airlines, Walmart(China) Investment Co., Ltd. Before the announcement of the results, representatives of 24 enterprises touched the big screen together, which represents the meaning of “small love will gather into big love. Let’s join hands in creating a better community”. TE Connectivity Chengdu has won the Best 2019 CSR Project(28677 Votes). All these 24 companies took group photos on the stage together and were awarded with charity certificateswhich aims to encourage AmCham members and friends to actively take corporate social responsibilities, and devoted to build a better community in the coming New Year.

AmCham provided performances with a combination of Chinese and Western elements,such as beautiful ballet, energetic Sinostage Jazz and elegant Chinese classical dance. There were also folk music performance sponsored by Chengdu Xilai Shuyunyuan Catering Management Co.,Ltd. which brought the most gorgeous visual feast to the guests in the New Year. The lucky draw round pushed the AGM to a climax, the number of prizes reached over 70, which include Chengdu-U.S. round-trip first-class & economy class flight tickets, Wall-Hung Boiler with Condensing Exchanger, Health management physical examination vouchers, five-star luxurious hotel room vouchers and Family Tree House Voucher, buffet dinner voucher, essential oil care sets, customized scarves, shirts & luggage bags, custom luxury car model, whisky etc. Each guests presented was handed out an AmCham New Year gift bag.

AmCham Southwest will continue to promote economic, cultural cooperation between the U.S. and China, and moreover provide our members with high-quality services and events. AmCham Southwest would like to thank our friends and valued members for their ongoing support as well as congratulate the elected winners to the BoG. And wish all the members and friends a happy Lunar New Year! And all the wishes come true!

Special Appreciation for Sponsors

  •     Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd. 
  • Jabil Technology (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.
  • Eva Air
  • Sino-US United MetLife Insurance Company Limited, Sichuan Branch
  • AGS Four Winds International Movers Sichuan Branch
  • Unilever Food Solutions
  • Scry City
  • Fulls USA
  • Vanke. No.5 Park
  • United Airlines
  • Grand Hyatt Chengdu
  • QSI International School of Chengdu
  • Balan International Hotel
  • FAW-Volkswagen Audi
  • Nespresso
  • Fairmont Chengdu
  • Jidun New Heat Energy Equipment Wuxi Co.,Ltd.
  • JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu
  • Chengdu Raydiculous Robotic Technology Science Company, Ltd.
  • Tianfu Square Serviced Suites by Lanson Place
  • Andaman Eco Tourism and Hubaba Planet
  • The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
  • Gleneagles Hospital Chengdu
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chengdu – Longquanyi
  • Nuskin (China) Daily-Use &Health Products Co., Ltd.
  • Fraser Residence Chengdu
  • COFCO Coca-Cola Beverage (Sichuan) Co, Ltd. 
  • Sino US Rui Chen
  • iOrder
  • Sinostage
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • World International Group
  • Chengdu Shangri-La Hotel