China-Latin America Trade on the Pacific Rim: Opportunities in a New Economic Era

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Omni Hotel
251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA
United States


What’s the best way to break into the Chinese market? What are the possibilities and pitfalls?

On Feb. 20, the Institute of the Americas and the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) will convene experts from the Unites States, Latin America and China to discuss emerging business trends in China and Latin America.

This executive-level forum will focus on China-Americas business and trade, with a special emphasis on the role that the West Coast plays as a commercial mid-point between the two regions. Join us and hear from speakers from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Caracas and well as business leaders and international researchers from Southern California.


José Luis Curbelo, Vice President of Development Strategies and Public Policies and Chief Economist, CAF – The Development Bank of Latin America, Caracas

JesĂşs Seade, Vice President, Lingnan University, and former WTO Deputy Director-General, Hong Kong

Vanessa Wu
, Vice President, Corporate & Commercial Sales, Global Markets, HSBC Securities, USA

Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Development, Port of Los Angeles

Yong Zhang, Professor of Latin American Economies and Development, Institute of Latin American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

Carol Wise, Associate Professor of International Relations, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

James Zimmerman, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Beijing

Stephanie Barry, General Manager China, WD-40 Co., Shanghai

Jack Bell, Managing Director, Pantek Partners, San Diego

Vanina de Verneuil, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Beijing


Co-Organized by:

Institute of the Americas ILAS Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

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Port of LA


Southern California District Export Council

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