Upcoming events

Sister Cities Conference

September 29, 2020

A 3-day interactive event bringing together representatives from 20+ sister cities to discuss their partnership goals, successes, and aspirations to cross-pollinate ideas and forge a connection.

This event is free and open to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland’s international connections from a ground-level perspective.

We will have representatives from our Sister Cities engaging with community members, business leaders, students, and civic leaders. The host committee of the Sister Cities Conference will be on hand to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future.

Benefits of a Sister City: Direct contact with local businesses, civic leaders, and educational institutions around the world. Increased cooperation, respect, and hence prosperity for both cities and their people.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO

September 30, 2020

Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce invited experienced attorneys from Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, LLP (“CCN”) to host a series of lectures titled “Doing Business in Mexico.”  Our topics will cover from General Introduction of Doing Business in Mexico, Mexico Labor and Privacy Laws, Land Transportation and Logistics in Mexico, to Energy Supply Activities in Mexico.  All the experienced attorneys who are specializing in U.S. – Mexico laws will share their thoughts and advice on doing business in Mexico.

CCN  is an international law firm based in San Antonio, with additional offices in Austin and McAllen, Texas, and throughout Mexico in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Queretaro, Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa, and Matamoros. CCN’s attorneys are bicultural, bilingual and are licensed to practice in the U.S. and Mexico.  The firm helps international clients navigate a broad range of legal issues in the increasingly integrated North American market. 


Iker Dieguez is a Partner at CCN, where he has worked at CCN since 1999. His practice centers on corporate and securities, industrial property, international trade, customs, and real estate issues. Mr. Dieguez completed his legal studies and received his law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Miriam Name is a partner at CCN, where she has worked since 2000. Her practice focuses on representing businesses and investors in Mexico, particularly in the corporate, tax, international trade, and insurance areas. Ms. Name is a graduate of the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and earned a graduate diploma in International Trade from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a master’s degree in International Commercial Law from the University of California. She is currently a professor teaching International Trade Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and is a member of the committee on permanent establishments and interpretation of tax treaties of the Graduate Tax Law program of such institution, as well as a frequent author of legal articles on international trade and tax topics. Ms. Name has also acted as an expert in Mexican law before U.S. Courts.


Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us online! 

Global B2B Summit 2020

September 29, 2020

The Collaborative Chambers Alliance - CCA is an association of independent Chambers of Commerce & organizations that meet for information sharing, mutual support, advocacy, education & joint event planning. Approximately 2,700 businesses, organizations, individuals, and professional firms are represented by the CCA.

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Past Events

 

SWUPL CHINA – U.S. LEGAL SALON CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

​July 19, 2020 Sunday
China Beijing Time: 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
U.S. Eastern Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am 


Collaborate with U.S. Alumni Association of China Southwestern University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) and SWUPL Shenzhen Alumni Association, the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce will provide a series China-U.S. bilingual legal lectures to our members.

Guest Speakers: 
Stephen Packman, Archer & Greiner P.C.
James OU, Nguyen & Chen LLP

Moderator:
Hong Zhang, U.S. Alumni Association of SWUPL

Place:     
Information will be provided upon registration. 

Chambers Virtual Networking

​Monday, July 17, 2020
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


Join the Collaborative Chambers Alliance for Virtual Networking!
Collaborative Chambers Alliance includes: Berea, Middleburg Hts, Brooklyn, Parma, Olmsted falls, Chinese, Hungarian, Nigerian, French, British

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87511218121?pwd=RDVITEtnMEswRkZoNUN6WExVQkliZz09

Meeting ID: 875 1121 8121
Password: 491455

 Multiple Chamber Golf Day

​Chinese chamber and local chambers co-host this activity together, which is a very good local network opportunity. Everyone is welcome to participate.


Registration fee includes: Breakfast, Lunch, 2 drinks, and unlimited water.
A portion of the proceeds will be used to buy PPE to help small businesses in need.

COST:
• 9 holes $35.00/player
https://checkout.square.site/pay/fd4e04119c1448d5b9031ab7833ae655
• 18 holes $55.00/ player
https://checkout.square.site/pay/31c9813cc59f4a1aa0caa95b463acb36
 

Register below and pay via the links above.
Please make checks out to Parma Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mailing address: 5790 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129

2018 Annual Gala China General Chamber of Commerce - Chicago "Connection"

China General Chamber of Commerce - Chicago (CGCC-Chicago) is a nonprofit member-based organization in the U.S. representing Chinese companies in the nine Midwest states including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Lowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

 

More than 400 influential government and business leaders gathered at the 2018 CGCC-Chicago Annual Gala to address timely issues affecting trade environment, economic growth, business cooperation, and mutual understanding between China and the U.S. XIE Fuzhan, the President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Jeff Colyer, Governor, State of Kansas; Henry Paulson, the 74th Secretary of the Treasury, the Chairman of Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago; Richard M.Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago; Chen Xu, the Chairman of the CGCC-USA and the President of Bank of China USA; Pin Ni, the President of Wanxiang Group; and state representatives from 10 U.S. states attended.

Member-Sponsored Event

On September 15, 2018, we organized a Saturday Morning Coffee Club at Case Western Reserve University. Our speakers were Darren Ting, Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch and Brian Engle from Lincoln Financial Distributors. The speakers shared their opinions about long-term care and healthy financial planning. Medicare, Medicaid, Long-term care, Hybrid Life/Long-Term Care insurance. etc were the topics discussed in this meeting.

2018 InterCLE

September 8 Attending 2018 InterCLE, a grand welcoming for international students and young professionals in the region. Transforming Cleveland into a Welcoming Hub for International Newcomers. 

Annual Summer Social BBQ Networking Event

On August 18, the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted the Summer Social BBQ Networking event at the Bedford Reservation. Attendees including G4C members, first time Chamber event participants, and family and friends from communities near and far gathered in the beautiful picnic pavilion area to enjoy delicious Chinese style BBQ – “Chuan’er” along with an array of Chinese dishes.

CRRC and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China visited Greater Cleveland Area

Upon request from CRRC, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and US-China Youth
Culture Education & Innovation Exchange Association, the Chinese Chamber hosted the delegation group from China CRRC Corporation Limited visited General Motor Metal Center in Parma and the Timken Company World Headquarters in Canton. 

On February 22, 2018, the first lecture of 2018 Chinese Chamber Business Lecture Series “China – One Belt One Road (OBOR) – The effect on U.S. companies” has started. ​

On January 31, 2018, the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce held the annual networking event to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Cleveland City Hall. The event was sponsored by one of the Platinum Members Thompson Hine LLP and received greatly supported from the City of Cleveland.​

8th Annual Joint International Holiday Luncheon

When: Dec.8,

Time: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Where: 100th Bomb Group

This year the British, Swedish, French and Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce will be joined by the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce along with India Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Ohio International Business Network and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.

Ohio Asian American Economic Summit

Ohio Asian American Economic Summit

Presented by: Ohio Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council and Ariel International Center

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ariel International Center, Skyline Lake Room 1163 East 40th Street, 4th floor, Cleveland OH 44114

*Agenda Overview (*subject to change)

8:30am to 9:30am Breakfast & Networking

9:30am to 9:45am Welcome & Introductions

9:45am to 11:00am Panel on Overview of Doing Business in various Asian Countries • Asian Consulate representatives; US Export Assistance Center

11:00am to 12:15pm Panel on Legal & Tax issues for Doing Business in Asian Countries • Attorneys & CPAs specialized in working with Asian Countries

12:15pm to 1:30pm Lunch Buffet (Asian Food) & Networking Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Consul General of Japan

1:30pm to 2:45pm Honorable Mitsuhiro Wada Panel on Export / Import Trade & Finance with Asian Countries • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority; International Bankers

2:45pm to 4:00pm Panel on Asian Businesses in Ohio • Asian Chambers of Commerce; Jobs Ohio; Immigrant Entrepreneurs

4:00pm to 6:00pm Reception & Networking (Cash Bar) Reception Keynote Speaker - Consul General of India Honorable Sandeep Chakravorty

Annual Summer Social BBQ

Annual Summer Social BBQ with

The Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Cleveland Chinese Entrepreneur Association

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:00 am – 1: 00 pm

Our annual Summer Social BBQ took place on July 22nd at North Chagrin Reservation Forest Picnic Area. We had more than 50 guests coming to enjoy the wonderful morning of REAL Chinese BBQ. Mouth-watering spread of lamb kebabs, Chinese cold noodles, BBQ vegetables and cold beverage were served. It was a great opportunity to know more friends from both The Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Cleveland Chinese Entrepreneur Association!

 

Cleveland Chinese Entrepreneur Association

Cleveland Chinese Entrepreneur Association (CCEA) is a non-profit organization established in purpose to facilitate investments and entrepreneurs from China and Cleveland. The organization was founded by a group of Chinese-American entrepreneurs and professionals. We are committed to fostering/empowering entrepreneurs through all aspects of creating a valid business, bringing Chinese entrepreneurs to Cleveland and Cleveland to China, and ultimately helping them to make entrepreneurial dreams to reality. We welcome entrepreneurs, business owners, VCs, business service providers, and other high-level business or government personnel from all ethnic groups and entrepreneur groups to join us. Our vision is to create a home for globally-minded entrepreneurs in Cleveland and it is the backbone of CCEA’s activity.

Visit our website: www.clecea.org

Contact us: Info@clecea.org

Dan Harris: How to protect your business in China

Dan Harris is internationally regarded as a leading authority on legal matters related to doing business in China and in other emerging economies in Asia. Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, CNBC, The New York Times, and many other major media players, have looked to him for his perspective on international law issues. In this luncheon seminar, Dan shared with us:

 

  • How to choose the right China partner

  • How to identify the IP assets you need to protect

  • How to structure your China deal

  • How to draft your China contracts to protect your IP

  • What you should know about trademarks, patents, copyrights, and licensing agreements

  • What to do when you’ve been copied

Chinese Students Career Develop Forum

In order to better connect local companies in Northeast Ohio with relevant bilingual talents, while providing Chinese students the opportunity to practice important career development skills, Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted a Chinese Students Career Development Forum on:

April 13, 2017

AGENDA:

2:30 – 3: 15 p.m.

Information Session for Students

How to Network/Interview skills/How to explain sponsorship

3:30 – 4: 15 p.m.

Information Session for Students/Companies

Cultural Interview Challenges/How CPT/OPT/H1B Works

4:15 – 6: 30 p.m.

Networking

Seminar: Risks in U.S. and China Trade in 2017

Risks in U.S. and China Trade in 2017

March 7th, Cleveland, Ohio

Presented by China Resource Network with Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Our speakers:

Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney with Braumiller, LPA (Texas) presented Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Risk Management, to help companies understand and prepare their reaction to increased cost / restrictions if new legislation affects their industry and/or product categories.

 

Ron Waliczek, Managing Director OTC FX, INTL FC Stone (Chicago) spoke about the USD/Chinese RMB valuation and how companies could manage their currency risk in the coming year.

 

Cassie McClellan, COO at Interchez Logistics (Stow) presented on Managing the Instability in Freight Costs and discuss the effects of trade volatility to your Supply Chain

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration Networking Event Sponsored by Flashstart

“Off to a New Start”

 

Support Our Mission to Build Bridges between Greater Cleveland and China

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Flashstart

50 Public Square #200, Cleveland, OH 44113

BUSINESS LECTURE

What's this itBenefits of Hong Kong as a Platform for China & Asiaem about?

​May 26th, 2020 
10 AM – 11:30 AM (EST); 9 AM – 10:30 AM (CST) 
(Webinar link will be noticed upon registration) 

This webinar is to introduce the benefits and weaknesses of having your corporation based in Hong Kong. We are presenting this webinar with our partners at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Topics will be discussed:
1. How do the mainland China, Hong Kong, and APAC tax treaties benefit if you have a Hong Kong entity?
2. How does the incorporation process compare between mainland China and Hong Kong?
3. What is the benefit of a Hong Kong entity holding the China entity (versus a U.S. holding company)?
4. Moving money is difficult from China - how does HK compare?

WEBINAR: COMPLIANCE ISSUES YOU MUST UNDERSTAND IN FOREIGN COMPANIES

A webinar event was organized on Thursday, January 22th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Our speakers shared their experience about the areas that many foreign companies either do not understand or often ignore at their own peril. Our speakers are experienced, China-based CPA, HR, and Legal Executives that can share their ground experience. This webinar helped those responsible for overseeing and managing Chinese companies to understand the potential risks in non-compliance for Company Regulations in China.

"After-Work Networking at the Cleveland Museum of Art" -- Private Tour with Curator of Chinese Art

The After-Work Networking Event was organized on Friday, November 9th in the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Dr.Clarissa von Spee, who is the Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art of CMA. We visited one of the most outstanding Chinese art of collections.

WEBINAR: EMPLOYMENT REGULATION COMPLIANCE IN CHINA

A webinar event was organized on Friday, January 17th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Our speakers shared their experience about potential risks in non-compliance for Employment Regulations in China. Our speakers are experienced, China-based CPA, HR, and Legal Executives. This program discussed both current regulations and the new Income tax law being implemented January 1, 2019, that has sweeping changes both for employees in China (itemized deductions, new tax rates, etc) and for corporations (clarified liability, reporting consolidated to better collect data across agencies, etc).

BUSINESS LECTURE

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Friday, June 5, 2020
9 – 10 a.m. EDT

Please join our co-sponsored monthly Venture Law Meetup Webinar on June 5, 2020. Leah G. Brownlee from Squire Patton Boggs will be joined by Matthew Cooper and Matt Secrist to discuss considerations for getting back to the office in the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete connection details will be included in the registration confirmation. This complimentary webinar series aims to equip executive officers and founders of new start-ups with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the various aspects of launching and growing a new venture.

If you have any question, please contact: Crystal Cree  (+1 216 479 8410 )
Timings for the Webinar: 9 – 10 a.m. EDT; 2 – 3 p.m. BST

BUSINESS LECTURE

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​May 5th, 2020 
10 AM – 11 AM (EST); 9 AM – 10 AM (CST) 
(Webinar link will be noticed upon registration) 

Our webinar will take a look at the macro factors affecting China, HK, and the region in the next year.  What challenges exist - slowing economy, company cash flow concerns, etc. What opportunities exist - consolidation in certain industries, investment in new technology, online retail, pent up demand for luxury and travel, etc.

China Resource Network, together with our partners HK Trade & Development Council and the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce we will help you prepare to manage or grow your commercial opportunities in the market.  

For those attending this webinar we will discuss the:
1 - Economic Outlook

2 - What industries are growing, which are consolidating, what opportunities will that open up?
3 - What types of US products (components, equipment, services, retail goods) will benefit from the recovery?
4 - What about your partners? The manufacturers, customers, etc - how can you assess the status of their operations?
5 - Where do we see costs trending?  Discounts with an increased competition or restricted supply = higher costs?
6 - How can your company manage and thrive through the recovery? 

YACG COCKTAIL-HOUR WITH G4C CFO, KIMBERLY KIRKENDALL

YACG Cocktail Hour was organized on Thursday, January 31th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Our guest was Ms. Kimberly Kirkendall, the CFO from the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce. For over 25 years, Kimberly has worked for and with many top companies in developing and improving business operations between the U.S. and China: the most important strategic economic relationship in the world today. She as the President of International Resource Development Inc. spent her career acting as liaison and advisor for US businesses operating in China and vice versa. Kim talked about the challenges of cross border financial transactions, the opportunities we see with a growing Chinese entrepreneur class, and other hot topics in the news today.

Alumni of Central and Northeast Ohio Higher Education Working in/with China

Tuesday, Sep 22

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT 

 

The Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio State University China Gateway Office, and Case Western University to host this unique time-zone-crossing networking event.

Anyone affiliated with any college/university in central Ohio or northeast Ohio and is interested in, working in, or from the Chinese-speaking world is welcome to register for this virtual networking event.

Attendees will be randomly placed in virtual breakout rooms, and attendees' contact information will be shared by email after the event to facilitate further dialogue.

Event Registration:
https://www.clechinesechamber.com/events
Online Meeting Room information will be provided upon registration.


Chamber Membership Registration:     
Please visit https://www.clechinesechamber.com  and sign up for our monthly newsletter to get the latest news. 

Global B2B Summit 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


The Collaborative Chambers Alliance - CCA is an association of independent Chambers of Commerce & organizations that meet for information sharing, mutual support, advocacy, education & joint event planning. Approximately 2,700 businesses, organizations, individuals, and professional firms are represented by the CCA.

The purpose of this event is to promote inclusion and diversity while showcasing businesses and connecting them to potential customers. There will be educational sessional sessions from industry experts that will present useful information to support business growth and individual development.

This event will also display products and services from talented students of Young Entrepreneur Institute, grades K-12 from schools all over Northeast Ohio.

Admission is FREE, however, pre-registration is required. As a global event, we are looking forward to a large turnout. Please consider our sponsorship opportunities refer to our website: www.theb2bsummit.com.

Contact the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions: chamber@parmaareachamber.org or call 440-886-1700/440-336-5108.

 Virtual Networking

Friday, September 18th 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Join via Zoom.com
Meeting ID:831 3517 7980
Password: 506174
 

Join members of the eleven different area chambers that comprise the Collaborative Chambers Alliance for a virtual networking event. 

Grad your coffer, get your 30-second pitch ready and plan to join us! 

Virtual Networking

Friday, September 18th 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Join via Zoom.com
Meeting ID:831 3517 7980
Password: 506174
 

Join members of the eleven different area chambers that comprise the Collaborative Chambers Alliance for a virtual networking event. 

Grad your coffer, get your 30-second pitch ready and plan to join us! 

Alumni of Central and Northeast Ohio Higher Education Working in/with China

The Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio State University China Gateway Office, and Case Western University to host this unique time-zone-crossing networking event.

Anyone affiliated with any college/university in central Ohio or northeast Ohio and is interested in, working in, or from the Chinese-speaking world is welcome to register for this virtual networking event.

Attendees will be randomly placed in virtual breakout rooms, and attendees' contact information will be shared by email after the event to facilitate further dialogue.

Event Registration:
https://www.clechinesechamber.com/events
Online Meeting Room information will be provided upon registration.


Chamber Membership Registration:     
Please visit https://www.clechinesechamber.com  and sign up for our monthly newsletter to get the latest news. 

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