Club Lunch: G-20: What Will It Mean For Business?
Thursday, September 1, 2016
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:15pm – address
Speaker:John Frisbie, President of the US-China
The upcoming G20 in Hangzhou will bring together heads of state to discuss multilateral policies that touch on a wide variety of commercial interests. While the headlines will focus on the larger event, the American business community will be keenly watching the bilateral meeting between President Obama and President Xi,who are expected to continue discussions on the Bilateral Investment Treaty, industrial overcapacity, and challenges in cyberspace. Mr. Frisbie discussed the current business and reform environment in China, what to expect from the G20 and Obama-Xi summit, and implications for the US-China commercial relationship in last months of the Obama administration.
John Frisbie, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) since 2004, has close to 30 years of experience in business and government relations with China, including nearly 10 years living and working in Beijing. Frisbie started his career with the USCBC in 1986, first working in USCBC’s Washington, DC, office, then as director of China Operations in Beijing from 1988 to 1993. He had also been General Electric Company’s Director for Business Development in this region for several years.