U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Convene U.S.-China Economic Forum at Georgetown

November 30, 2010 Secretary Gary Locke

WHO:

The Honorable Gary Locke, United States Secretary of Commerce, will deliver opening remarks.

The forum will feature senior Commerce Department officials and leading academic experts on China’s economy, political landscape, trade networks, science and innovation policy and environmental technologies.

WHAT:

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will convene a day-long policy conference to discuss the evolving commercial relationship between the United States and China.

Secretary Locke will deliver opening remarks for this in-depth conversation, which will feature senior Commerce Department officials and leading experts on China’s economy, political landscape, trade networks, science and innovation policy, and environmental technologies. The speakers will discuss the challenges facing U.S.-China relations and the policy options for addressing those challenges.

In anticipation of the next U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) later in December, this conference will focus on the U.S. government’s efforts to improve market access for U.S. exports in the Chinese economy and increase opportunities for mutually beneficial trade.

This conference will serve as an opportunity to better understand the difficulties in the U.S.-China relationship, and explore the best ways to correct imbalances and enhance cooperation between the two economies in ways that benefit both countries and the world economy.

WHEN:
Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Media should arrive at 8:15 a.m.
WHERE:
Lorhfink Auditorium, Hariri Building
Georgetown University
3700 O Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
SPONSORS:
This forum is jointly hosted by:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Georgetown University
COVERAGE:
Media who wish to attend this event should RSVP to Teresa Mannix at tmm53@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-4080.