XIAMEN, CHINA – September 7, 2016 – The award-winning American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) delegation led by the Chamber’s President Dr. Harley Seyedin arrived in Xiamen yesterday to attend the 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT). The group, which continues to be a large delegation in its fourteenth year, and is comprised of representatives from US Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and more than 150 executives including leaders from multinational enterprises, is heading for another successful and fruitful year at the fair.

At this three-day event, AmCham South China’s CIFIT delegation will meet with government leaders from Hebei, Fujian, Jiangxi Province and the 2020 Winter Olympic Committee, aiming to explore business opportunities and potential for cooperation. The Delegation will also host the US-China Enterprises Cooperation Forum on the 9th, this year featuring Healthcare Investment & Innovation.

 “CIFIT represents one of the largest and best platforms for investment and trade in the world, which has become a window of cross-investment to the world. Our Chamber and the members have been here for the past thirteen years and we owe the success of our delegation each and every year to the excellent organization and the high quality of arrangement and service provided by the CIFIT Organizing Committee. I want to offer my congratulations to the MOFCOM, Fujian and Xiamen leaders and the CIFIT organizing Committee for undertaking and delivering this highest level or professional excellence which brings us to the beautiful city of Xiamen every year.” said President Harley.

President Harley also announced at the press conference that the Chamber has won the right to host the 2017 Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) Asia Pacific Business Summit which will be held in Guangzhou from April 19 to 22 in the coming year through fierce competition between the 29 Asia Pacific American Chambers of Commerce. Since this summit is hosted by a different AmCham each year, it represents a unique opportunity for Southern China, especially Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan Provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Hong Kong and Macau SAR which will be able to showcase their latest developments.

“APCAC is an ‘Economic Power House’, as it represents 29 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 economies in Asia Pacific, 15,000 member companies, 50,000 overseas American executives, 10 million employees, 400 Billion U.S. dollars in annual FDI management and 500 billion U.S. dollars in annual trade.” Harley told the reporter, “We firmly believe that the APCAC delegation which will meet with Southern China provincial and city leaders as well as visit many cities and districts and pursue investment opportunities will result in increase in cross-investment between the 22 economies that are covered by members of APCAC by tens of billions of U.S. Dollars every year.”



About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by its parent organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2015, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives, government leaders and journalists from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings.