Events & Delegations

Throughout the year the Bay Area Council China Initiative hosts numerous events and delegations with the top business and government leaders. Our educational business briefings and forums cover the most important and pressing US-China issues, explain intricacies of doing business in China, and provide great opportunity for networking and interaction. Please see our previous virtual forums here>>


11th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Our next upcoming event is Bay Area Council’s 11th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The event will be hosted online. More details to come soon!

China International Import Expo: California Pavilion

For the past three years, the Bay Area Council hosted
California Pavilion at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. California Pavilion is an exclusive opportunity for California-based companies to promote their products and services at the largest import exhibition in the world.

In 2019, the Council’s California Pavilion, whose lead sponsors included Impossible Foods and Baxco Pharmaceuticals, featured more than 20 California companies showcasing a wide range of products and services. Impossible Foods was a big star of the show, making their debut in China with celebrity master chef Jereme Leung serving up samples of the company’s plant-based meats to excited throngs of hungry attendees.

In 2020, California Pavilion hosted Royal Business Bank, Sacramento MBDA Export Center, Port of Oakland, MEBO International, Fresno EDC and other California companies. During the opening ceremony, representatives from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce, U.S.-China relations champion Florence Fang, City of Los Angeles, Alameda County, Sacramento MBDA Export Center, Port of Oakland, and Fresno EDC provided video remarks emphasizing the importance of trade between California and China.

Learn more about CIIE and 2021 California Pavilion here>>

Policy Leads


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Alex Foard

Senior Director, Global Business Development

(415) 946-8723

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Jennifer Zou

Vice President of Global Initiatives & Head of Operations, China

+86 21 3518 3690 ext. 602

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Laurent Arribe

Senior Global Initiatives Manager

(415) 946-8743

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Karina Salomatina

Global Marketing and Projects Manager

415-946-8739

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Xiaocan Wang

Global Initiatives Manager

+86 10.5870.0176

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