50 States, 50 Stories: Opportunities in China’s Greater Bay Area

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 20:00

First mentioned in its 13th Five-Year Plan, China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) Plan is an initiative to integrate the economies of Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions with nine cities in Guangdong Province to create a global mega-region. While the GBA is home to deep economic assets – financial and professional services in Hong Kong, technology in Shenzhen and manufacturing in Guangdong – an integrated development plan for the jurisdictions that are legally, commercially, and socially diverse requires subtle coordination and concrete planning.

Please join us for the first USCBC 50 States Series. We invite Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, for a discussion on his latest report: Bay to Bay: China’s Greater Bay Area Plan and its Synergies for San Francisco Bay Area and U.S. Business. Developed for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, this report helps US business audiences understand the GBA Plan, identify key areas for cooperation, and navigate the future of the two-way flows of technology, business, and investment. Coinciding with unprecedented political change in the region and fraught US-China relations, this report and this webinar provide timely guidance for US companies seeking a secure base from which to access and serve the mainland market. The speaker will share in detail the findings of this report, analyze the potential roles of each participating region, and identify sectors in the GBA that most readily lend themselves to investment or other forms of cooperation in light of the changing political environment between the US and China.

This event is open for USCBC member companies and invited guests only. Registration is required. The deadline to register for this program is on September 7 at 2:00PM ET. Dial-in information will be provided upon registration approval on September 7 at 3:00pm ET.