Chinese New Year Fete Welcomes the Year of the Ram

More than 300 close friends gathered Thursday evening (Feb. 26)  as the Bay Area Council celebrated Chinese New Year and ushered in the Year of the Ram at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, which was generously donated for the event by Board member Clinton Reilly, Chairman and President of Clinton Reilly Holdings. Presented by Signature Trade Group, the 5th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration welcomed recently appointed Consul General Luo Linquan of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco and Kenneth Petrilla, Executive Director of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment. Consul General Linquan expressed his enthusiasm and eagerness to collaborate with the Bay Area Council on growing and deepening the mutually beneficial economic ties and relations between our prosperous region and China. The Bay Area Council continues to expand its initiatives focused on increasing bilateral trade and investment activity through its China offices—located in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Nanjing—and through the co-operation of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment with Governor Jerry Brown and his Office of Business and Economic Development.

The Council extends its special thanks to Presenting Dragon Sponsor Signature Trade Group; Gold Sponsors Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Marvell, University of San Francisco; Jade Sponsors Deloitte, HSBC, Kaiser Permanente, Nixon Peabody, Sungroup and Wells Fargo; Partner Asia Society Northern California; and Clinton Reilly Holdings for hosting the event.

To engage in the Council’s China work, please contact Chief of Global Initiatives Del Christensen.

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