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Another Record-Setting CIFIT!


Largest delegation: 210 people

Most deals: $2 billion in deals signed

Most deals by a single participant: 18 in 3 days



I am truly pleased to share some of the highlights of our recent and unprecedentedly-successful delegation to CIFIT. More than in any year past, our delegation exceeded not only our own expectations but those of our colleagues at the CIFIT organizing committee and the senior government officials with whom we met.


Those figures, including Under Secretary of State Hormats (the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to attend the fair, as Consul General Goldbeck noted) and Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, were not the only ones to take notice of our activities. I suspect you will already be aware that China Daily covered our delegation, as have 11 other newspapers, 3 TV stations and nearly two-hundred websites.


Not only was this year’s 210-strong delegation the largest ever for both our Chamber as well as CIFIT as a whole, but we also secured a record-number of deals ($2 billion’s worth) with one company alone signing 18 new agreements over the three day period—almost certainly another record, in and of itself.


We have collectively achieved these great heights only because every one of you, the individuals and companies who participated this year (as in years past) continue to be involved. Thank you, and congratulations. These records have been broken by you, and very nearly everyone in China (and many important individuals abroad) have been impressed by your savvy and dedication.


Very truly yours,




The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

Vice Chairman, China Affairs

The Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce



A brief collection of CIFIT highlights



Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at the World Investment Forum 2010


Download Vice President Xi’s speech in:

1.        English

2.        Chinese


(L to R) David Peng, Minister of Commerce of the P.R.C. Chen Deming, AmCham South China President Harley Seyedin, AmCham South China Secretary Thomas Podgurski

AmCham South China President Harley Seyedin and U.S. Under Secretary of State Robert D.Hormats

The Opening Ceremony for the 14th CIFIT


AmCham Board of Governors on stage with Consul General Goldbeck at the Opening Ceremony

AmCham South China Delegation press conference

AmCham South China Roundtable on IP, Innovation, Cooperation

MOFCOM Director General for American & Oceanic Affairs He Ning at the US-China Enterprises Investment Cooperation Forum on Low Carbon Technology

(Download Director General He’s speech in Chinese)

Meeting with provincial leaders

8th Annual AmCham Rooftop Reception


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For more information, please contact AmCham South China office at (86-20) 8335-1476 or email

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China, 2010

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