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Save the dateJuly 6, 20199:45 AM - 11 AM Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

JW Marriott Beijing

83 Jian Quo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025
Studio 3
Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

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Organizer: , U.S. Embassy
Contact Person: Evan Schmitt

America and Sports go hand in hand. Team sports like football, baseball, and basketball are played and watched widely by both children and adults in the US. Sports unite people, binding communities together through a shared sense of teamwork and camaraderie. At a higher level, sports have long had the power to bring nations together. One such example was the 1971 Ping-Pong diplomacy which marked a turning point in Sino-American relations. Through the mutual understanding of shared values and cultures, sports continue to be a key driver for improving people-to-people relations and increasing overall understanding between countries.

American sports companies and franchises also have a significant business interest in China. In 2015, China announced ambitious plans to develop its sports industry and make it a key part of the economy. Much of the basis for this was an attempt to recreate what exists in the US, where the sports economy account for roughly 3% of GDP. The American sports industry has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to capitalize on this opportunity as China continues to prioritize this industry as Beijing gears up for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

  • Greg Gilligan (Vice President at PGA TOUR & AmCham China Vice Chair)

    Greg Gilligan

    Vice President at PGA TOUR & AmCham China Vice Chair

  • Sandy Ma (China Representative at National Hockey League (NHL))

    Sandy Ma

    China Representative at National Hockey League (NHL)

  • Stephanie Hsiao (Marketing Director of National Football League (NFL))

    Stephanie Hsiao

    Marketing Director of National Football League (NFL)

  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

  • Shuangfu Li (Co-Founder and President of Lanxiong Sports)

    Shuangfu Li

    Co-Founder and President of Lanxiong Sports

  • Mark Dreyer (Director, Marketing and Communications of AmCham China)

    Mark Dreyer

    Director, Marketing and Communications of AmCham China

  • Jeffrey Loree (Counselor for Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy - Beijing)

    Jeffrey Loree

    Counselor for Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy - Beijing


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