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US-China Collaboration Forum on Investment and Development in US Infrastructure

Chinese Association of Science and Technology USA Great New York Chapter

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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US-China Collaboration Forum

on Investment and Development in US Infrastructure

“US-China Collaboration on Investment and Development in US Infrastructure” forum is organized by Office of New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Chinese Association for Science and Technology USA (CAST-USA), as a highlight event for the 25th anniversary summit of CAST-USA. The forum will be held at the state-of-the-art Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University. 

This forum will highlight a timely discussion about the future opportunities of infrastructure related collaborative development between the US and China. The forum will feature a number of important projects, including the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan. We will also discuss the topic of inclusive development to achieve a community for all, through promoting affordable housing, fostering art, technology and entrepreneurship. 

Comfirmed Speakers

Mr. Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City Council Member
Ms. Carmen De La Rosa, New York State Assemblywoman
Mr. Adriano Espaillat, United States Representative
Mr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Former Commissioner of New York City, Department of Design and Construction
Ms. Grace Shu, United States Public Health, Service Advisor
Mr. Xiao Yuqiang, Chairman of US Management Committee of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Mr. Xing Jijun, Science and Technology Counselor at Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York
Mr. Liu Jun, Science and Technology Counselor, China Mission to the United Nations
Mr. Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President of RXR Realty, Former President of NYCEDC
Mr. Joseph Barba, Director of Student Entrepreneurship and Engineering Professor at CUNY
Mr. James Salter, Founder of Construction Management & Development (CM&D)
Mr. Xu Changdong, President of Western Returned Scholars Association Entrepreneur Alliance

Invited Speakers

Ms. Marisol Alcantara, New York State Senator
Mr. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City
Mr. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States
Mr. Andrew Cuomo, New York State Governor
Mr. Chuck Schumer, United States Senator

Forum Chair

Mr. Charles Shen, President of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA, Greater New York Chapter

Forum Co-Chair

Ms. Lin Fanyu, Vice President of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA, Greater New York Chapter

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Jiang Weimin, President of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA
Mr. Chen Zhixiong, Chairman of Board of Governors of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA

Agenda

1:00pm - 1:20pm Opening Remarks

1:20pm - 2:20pm Keynotes: Developing & Investing in Northern Manhattan And US-China Collaboration on Investment and Development

A “Special Focus” session featuring developing and investing in Northern Manhattan, highlighting the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan — a groundbreaking opportunity to invest in infrastructure, and to build a community for all, as well as how China and US can collaborate.

2:20pm - 3:40pm Panel: Public-Private Partnerships - Developing & Investing in Infrastructure

In this session, a group of experts will discuss strategies and success case studies of Public-Private Partnerships for infrastructure investment and transit-oriented development, including the Hudson Yards redevelopments.

3:40pm - 5:00pm Panel: Developing A Community for All — Committing to Inclusive Development; Fostering Art, Technology and Entrepreneurship

In this session, a group of leaders in real estate development and investment as well as cultural organizations will come together to strategize about inclusive development approaches to support affordable housing, foster art, technology and entrepreneurship to expand economic opportunities and improve neighborhood livability.

Have questions about US-China Collaboration Forum on Investment and Development in US Infrastructure? Contact Chinese Association of Science and Technology USA Great New York Chapter

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The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University
104 Haven Avenue
Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium
New York, NY 10032

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Chinese Association of Science and Technology USA Great New York Chapter

The Chinese Association for Science and Technology, U.S.A. (CAST-USA) is a non-profit professional organization founded in August 1992 in New York City. It is one of the most-recognized organizations among Chinese American professionals in the United States. Its missions are:

  • Providing networking opportunities and development resources for its members to improve their professional and personal advancement;
  • Serving as a bridge between the United States and China for the mutual cooperation in science and technology, economy, business, education, culture and other areas;
  • Promoting traditional Chinese culture and connect local Chinese community to the general public in the US.

CAST-USA is a cross-regional, cross-industry professional organization. The majority of CAST-USA members are Chinese-American professionals holding advanced degrees in science and technology, education, business, law, medicine, art and other fields of endeavor. CAST-USA is growing at a rapid pace with many thousands of members in more than 30 states across the United States, working in universities, industries, government agencies and other sectors, many in the world's top 500 multinational corporations, or prestigious universities or research institutions. Currently CAST-USA consists of 13 formal regional chapters and four in-progress regional chapters in the United States and 8 liaison offices in China.

CAST-USA hosts many types activities all year long such as conferences, forums, seminars, career fairs, social gatherings, arts and performance events and so on. It also regularly publishes the “Overseas Scholars” magazine and newsletter, which includes a presentation of academic activities, the latest news of the science, technology, and business sectors, job and investment opportunities, and immediate concerns from many members.

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