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Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

US-China Innovation Forum: Setting the Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
CSIS Headquarters

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Rapid technological advancements offer a wealth of potential opportunities for business and consumers, but also present a set of serious public policy challenges for the United States, China and others. Maximizing the benefits of innovation requires strong support for R&D and open markets, and policies and practices that effectively protect intellectual property rights, privacy, and national security. Recognizing the difficulty of this multi-pronged pursuit, at our April 10 kickoff event, American and Chinese representatives from industry, finance, government and think tanks will discuss how to best foster, protect, and advance innovation.
The US-China Innovation Forum is a joint initiative of the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and the US-China Business Council.


11:30 am: Registration

11:45 am: Welcoming Remarks (& Luncheon)
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
William S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group
12:15 pm: Panel #1: Financing Innovation (luncheon cont’d)
Martin Chorzempa, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Michael Kuan, Founder, Kuan Capital
Joyce Chang, Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
Vincent Mo, Founder and Chairman, Fang Holdings
1:00 pm: Panel #2: Innovating and Executing               
John L. Holden, Senior Director, McLarty Associates

Steven M. Chapman, Group Vice President, China and Russia, Cummins
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association
Piper Lounsbury Stover, CEO and Cofounder, BINC Technologies, LLC
2:00 pm: Coffee Break
2:15 pm: Panel #3: Protecting Innovation                    
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair, CSIS
Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, C&M International
Terrence Brady, President, Underwriters Laboratories Inc
John Larkin, President, Larkin Trade International
Christopher Padilla, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM

3:00 pm: Panel #4: Case Study: Healthcare          

J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Jennifer Osika, Deputy Vice President, International, PhRMA
Zhang Ligang, CEO, iKang Healthcare
Joan Shen, Head of Discovery and Clinical Development, I-Mab Biopharma
Benjamin Shobert, Director of Healthcare Strategy, Microsoft

4:00 pm: Panel #5: Government’s Role in Promoting Innovation  

Christopher K. Johnson, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council

Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
5:00 pm: Event Concludes This event is free, open to the public and media, and will be streamed live online from this page. 

Conference funding comes from Applied Materials and other support to the Freeman Chair in China Studies’ China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS).