After months of negotiations, the United States and China are expected to reach a trade deal in early May. Nonetheless, geopolitical concerns and strategic mistrust between the two countries will remain in years to come. How will the ongoing tension affect US companies and their operations in China? Please join our briefing meeting with Owen Haacke, Chief Representative of the US-China Business Council Shanghai office, and hear the latest development on US-China relations.

Topics to be covered

  • An update on US-China trade negotiation;
  • An overview of how US companies are doing so far in 2019 as well as challenges and opportunities;
  • Current business environment in China

The talk will start at 5:40

Light refreshments will be served

This event is off the record


  • Owen Haacke (Chief Representative, Shanghai office at US-China Business Council)

    Owen Haacke

    Chief Representative, Shanghai office at US-China Business Council

    Owen Haacke is Chief Representative of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Shanghai office. He has worked at USCBC since October 2013, working closely with US member companies to inform and advocate for US companies doing business in China. Owen has experience serving USCBC member companies at USCBC’s headquarters in Washington, DC and in Shanghai.

    Owen coordinates targeted research and intelligence on best practices, operational issues, and policy & regulatory changes that impact operations of US companies in China. Owen also coordinates with USCBC’s Beijing, Washington, and Shanghai office to advocate in both the US and in China on issues that impact the trade and investment climate for US companies.

    In his role, he writes, speaks, and consults with senior executives and government officials regularly on a broad range of business and investment issues in the China market, including human resources, administrative licensing, regulatory transparency, operational planning, and investment issues.

    Prior to joining USCBC in 2013, Owen held a variety of positions in the public and private sector in US, including working on international trade policy for former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and serving as a Research Fellow at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where his analysis focused on China’s monetary policy.

    Owen holds a B.A. from Dalian University of Foreign Languages in Chinese, International Economics and Trade. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has spent over seven years living and working in China.

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Member Price HKD 300
Standard Price HKD 450
US-China Business Council Members
Standard Price HKD 300

Cancellation Policy

•    All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged
•    When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled


The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

If you have any questions please contact AmCham China Affairs

Contact Organizer

+852 2530 6928

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