U.S. Smart Cities Alliance “Follow-On” Trade Mission to China 2016

 

The California Center is proud to be a supporting partner of the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance 2016 “Follow-On” Trade Mission to China!

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A Special Message from the U.S. State Department about the 2016 U.S./China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing:

Greetings,

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit will take place in Beijing on June 7-8.  The Summit is an extraordinary opportunity for U.S. and Chinese state and local government, civil society, and private sector leaders to share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities.  This major event demonstrates the ongoing strength of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship on climate change, as well as our two countries’ shared commitment to climate action following the successful Paris Agreement.

Highlights of last year’s summit, held in Los Angeles, included keynote addresses by U.S. Vice President Biden and China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi; the signing by 24 state and local leaders of a first-of-its-kind “U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration”; attendance by over 500 people at six “breakout sessions” on low carbon city planning and implementation; and the launch of the “Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities” – Chinese cities committing to peak CO2 emissions earlier than China’s national goal of 2030.  A White House Fact Sheet summarizing last year’s summit is available here.

As in 2015, this year’s Summit will feature several high-level plenaries as well as a series of thematic breakout sessions, interspersed with key opportunities for networking with federal and sub-national government attendees and other civil society and private sector leaders.  It will also serve as a public platform for the announcement of new climate-related commitments and partnerships, which we strongly urge you to consider putting forward.  Finally, there will be a parallel low-carbon exhibition ongoing throughout the Summit.  More details about the program, and specific opportunities for participation, are forthcoming.

We hope that you will mark your calendars to join us, and leverage this opportunity to highlight your organization’s commitment to climate action on an international stage.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact me or my colleague, Emily Seen, at seenej@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Vance Wagner

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David Vance Wagner
China Counsellor
Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change
U.S. Department of State

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See below for more details on this unique trade mission and summit tailored specifically for U.S. leaders in clean, green and smart technologies.

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Follow-On to “China Clean Technology – Business Development Mission” from April 2015 

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About the Mission

This trade mission from June 6- June 12th will be a follow-on Trade Mission by the private sector to the April, 2015 Trade Mission led by the U.S. Department of  Energy and U.S. Department of Commerce (designated as official Presidential Trade Mission), which focused on assisting in identifying potential partners and strategies for U.S. companies in target clean energy sectors.  The companies involved have identified specific smart city/clean energy projects that have great potential for U.S. involvement and will be leading visits to those project sites located in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) and  participating in the 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing featuring top leaders from the U.S. and China (Last year’s event featured keynotes from Vice President Joe Biden).  Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Mission Goals

This trade mission will continue to build on U.S. commitment to sustaining economic partnerships in China and supporting the business development goals of U.S. firms by exploring potential collaboration and demonstration projects, and to create a foundation for future business in China for U.S. companies.

Industry Focus

– Clean/Green Energy

– Smart City Technologies

 

To Join the Delegation, please fill out this form:



 

Tentative Itinerary

*Subject to Changes

 

Monday, June 6                                                   

– Participants arrive in Beijing

 

Tuesday, June 7

– Participate in 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit

– Team display booth options available

 

Wednesday, June 8

– Participate in 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit

– Private team meetings with high-level U.S./China officials on smart city planning

 

Thursday, June 9     

– Depart for Chengdu

– Tour local sights/Panda Experience

– Evening reception/tour Chengdu city nightscape

 

Friday, June 10

– Embassy briefing on programs to support smart city/infrastructure in China

– Government meetings – Party Secretary of Sichuan Province

– Tour of Chengdu development area/high-tech zone

– Special presentation by USSCA team to Sichuan officials showcasing U.S. technologies

 

Saturday, June 11

– Tour Tianfu New Area, U.S. Smart City Project site

– Explore existing foreign development sites

– Tour Meishan new development area

– Dinner with government leaders of Sichuan Province

 

Sunday, June 12

– Return to United States on own itinerary

 

Cost
All size Companies (Small, Medium, Large)                           $4,900/person

*Includes flight from Beijing to Chengdu, hotel accommodations, meals, all ground transportation


For more information on how your company may qualify as a participant for this special trade mission, please contact:

Gordon Hinkle

Tel: 916-371-6886 ext. 30

Email: Ghinkle@californiacenter.us

* This trip is being organized by the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance and California Center in partnership with several U.S. private sector companies and supported by several U.S. Government Departments

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