CHINA Town Hall: Chinese investment in the U.S.
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When: 10/5/2015
5:00 PM
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64110
United States
Contact: Dayna Marinan

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Monday, October 5

5:00-7:15 PM

To offer guests sufficient time for networking and discussion with Governor Holden, we extended the program from 7:00 to 7:15 PM. 

Advance registration required by October 2.


Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO

Program Agenda

5:00-5:30 PM

Networking reception

5:30 PM 

Keynote, Governor Bob Holden

6:00-7:00 PM 


7:00-7:15 PM

Additional Q&A with Governor Holden following the webcast

China has rapidly emerged as one of the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment in the United States, bringing increasing numbers of Chinese companies into U.S. communities and providing jobs to tens of thousands of Americans.

Join us for the 9th annual CHINA Town Hall, a live broadcast to audiences in more than 70 locations nationwide on what China’s investments in the United States mean for American workers, communities and the economy.

Following in-person remarks by former Missouri Governor Holden, an expert panel will discuss a 

May 2015 report by the Rhodium Group and National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, “New Neighbors: Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District”, which breaks down for the first time Chinese investment in the U.S. by congressional district.

Advance registration is required by October 2 - online at, by email: or by phone: 816-221-4204.



Governor Bob Holden

Holden is chairman of the Midwest US-China Association and founder of the Holden Public Policy Forum and professor at Webster University. 

He served as the 53rd Governor of Missouri from 2001 to 2005.

 Panelists (via live webcast)
  Robert E. Rubin

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1995-1999)

  Daniel H. Rosen

Founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG) and former senior advisor for international economic policy at the White House National Economic Council and National Security Council

  Sheldon A. Day

Mayor of the City of Thomasville, Alabama (1996-present)



CHINA Town Hall is hosted by National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and presented in Kansas City by:

International Relations Council (IRC) and

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City (AACC)

IRC and AACC member tickets are $10.     Regular tickets are $20.

AACC members should register by email: or phone: 816-221-4204.

If you are a student or staff of an IRC organizational member, have a question about your membership, or you are unable to log in, please contact us by email or phone to register.

Click here for a full list of current IRC organizational members. Students and staff of these organizations should contact us to register at the IRC member rate.

When registering by email, please provide your name, organization and the names of your guests.