Event Details

AmCham China is delighted to invite you to our 'July 4th Online Hangout!' to celebrate the 244th Independence Day of the United States of America.


During this free, member-only event, come and share with our community how you are planning to celebrate July 4th, including where in the world you are, who you are celebrating with, and anything else you would like to share. Chairman Greg Gilligan and President Alan Beebe will be in charge of proceedings, but this informal session is really designed for all of YOU to come together and connect on one of the most special days of the year!


Bring your own food and drink, dress to impress, design an exotic background (virtual or otherwise), and prepare to have some fun!

Agenda

10 AM - 10:10 AM
Opening Remarks
10:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Networking hosted by Rich Robinson

Speakers

  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

    Alan Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Asia, including seventeen years in mainland China.
    As President, Alan oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He leads major advocacy initiatives related to trade tariffs, market access, cybersecurity, Made in China 2025, China’s NGO law and structural imbalances in U.S. – China trade and investment.
    In 2018, he launched AmCham China’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, focused on the business and policy implications of disruptive digital technologies - such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing – for U.S. companies in China.
    Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions in China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.
    Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China. His clients have included global private equity firms, high technology companies, energy related companies, and major state-owned and private Chinese enterprises.
    He holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese. Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.

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  • Greg Gilligan (Chairman at AmCham China)

    Greg Gilligan

    Chairman at AmCham China

    Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and is the lead executive in China serving as PGA TOUR China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as an officer for four consecutive terms from 2011 – 2014.

    Prior to the PGA TOUR Mr. Gilligan was the Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office. He joined APCO after serving as General Manager of Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s (China) Co., Ltd., where he developed and executed strategies to enhance McDonald's brand and corporate image among China’s regulatory bodies, consumers and other key stakeholders. Prior to that role he served as McDonald’s China’s General Manager for Southeast China.

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  • Rich Robinson (Co-founder and President of Yolu Co Ltd)

    Rich Robinson

    Co-founder and President of Yolu Co Ltd

    Over the past 19 years in China, Richard has been directly involved with eight startups as a senior executive or co-founder, and with dozens of others as an advisor, mentor (500 Startups, HAXLR8R & Chinaccelerator) or angel investor.

    Previously he was a senior executive at three companies from private entities through to their public listings. He went on to found five companies in the mobile internet space. Three companies exited to publicly listed companies, a fourth landed squarely in the ‘L’ column and the fifth is still fighting the good fight.

    Active in the geek-o-system, he speaks frequently at tech conferences globally and has MC’ed these events: TechCrunch Beijing, GMIC Silicon Valley, Web Summit Dublin and Startup Asia Singapore & Indonesia).

    Richard studied at USC in Los Angeles and Cambridge University in the UK. He worked his way around the world for a few years after college and then traveled overland from Switzerland to Hong Kong via the Trans-Siberian railway in 1993 and fell in love with China.

    He got an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands and then fell in love with the internet. Richard did a solo 4,000km bike trip through Africa from Nairobi to Capetown after graduation and then moved here to the Middle Kingdom where he has been based since 1996 to combine his passions of China and the interwebs.

    Two of his labors of love to exercise/exorcise his creative muse:
    – Writing children’s books with all proceeds going to charity; and
    – Producing/MC’ing live comedy shows across Asia with top standup comedians.

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Tickets

Card-holding Members
Member Price Free
Employee of Member Companies
Standard Price Free