Time Event Description Venue
7:30AM - 9:00AM

Participants Registration

Penn Pavilion
9:00AM - 9:45AM

Opening Ceremony

Listen to an opening speech by Noah Pickus, Associate Provost of Duke University and Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development at Duke Kunshan University.

Penn Pavilion
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Contemplate issues ranging from the carbon market and energy distribution to pollution regulation and waste processing, and explore how China and the U.S. can work towards environmentally sustainable development in a collaborative manner.

Penn Pavilion
11:15AM - 12:15PM

Spotlight Conversation: Sinica Podcast Live from Duke University

Participate in the live Sinica Podcast with Kaiser Kuo (Host and Co-founder of Sinica Podcast) and Craig Allen (President of the US-China Business Council) to learn more about the China-U.S. trade relations and the recently signed Phase One Trade Deal.

Penn Pavilion
12:15PM - 1:30PM

Lunch Break

1:30PM - 2:30PM


Join one of the interactive small-group discussions with Zijing Wu, former Senior VP of Star Capital and former Director of Founder’s Securities; Xing Tian, CEO and Co-founder of NYIS Law; Echo Yang, President and CEO of MSQ Ventures; Tony Gao, Co-founder of Easy Transfer.

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Education and Academia

Examine the issues which affect academia and higher education as a result of the new dynamics in China-U.S. relations, and focus on current challenges presented to scholars and higher education.

Penn Pavilion
4:00PM - 5:15PM

Business, Innovation & Technology

As the world enters into an exciting new decade with emerging revolutionary technologies in almost every industry, we take a deep dive into the business of innovation and explore its role in a shifting China-U.S. relationship.

Penn Pavilion
5:15PM - 5:45PM

Closing Ceremony

Penn Pavilion
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Networking Session

Connect with accomplished guest speakers and like-minded peers at the Penn Pavilion. Be ready to grab some drinks and strike up interesting conversations.

Penn Pavilion