U.S. Commercial Service
Silicon Valley February 9-11

The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, will host a dynamic, three-day business forum in Silicon Valley, February 9-11, 2015, focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. The conference will address the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Countries and companies worldwide are implementing standards, developing new technology, and implementing business practices to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more efficiently – and U.S. companies can take advantage of these trends by offering world-class technologies, services and products.

  • Consultations with diplomats from around the world
  • Plenary sessions led by top execs addressing the business case for sustainability
  • Break-out sessions featuring market insights on advanced transportation, water and land use, green regulations, smart grid, and more
  • International market intelligence from seasoned U.S. commercial diplomats working on the ground in top international markets
  • Technical sessions on IP protection, venture and project financing, winning foreign government contracts, and implementing sustainable supply chains
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities

Sign up for pre-scheduled, individual meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats serving in key international markets. For details and registration, click here.

Glimpse into Asia Night 2014
Asia Night 203

(Front row, from left to right) Patricia Yeh, SOM; Weili Dai, Marvell Technology Group; George Sycip, Halanna Management Corporation; Sandra McCandless, Dentons LLP; Lillian Nakagawa, GCA Law; Elizabeth Y.A. Ferguson, Drexel Oceania; Cheryl Jennings, ABC News; Jeremy Potash, Cal-Asia; H. Michael Keyoung, M.D., Ph.D., Portola Capital Partners; (Back row, from left to right) Joe Ryan, Top 1 Oil; Wen-Chi O'Connell, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Richard Blum, Blum Capital Partners; Bradley Aris, Wells Fargo; Mark C. Dosker, Squire Sanders

Asia Night 2014 honored Richard C. Blum,Chairman and President of Richard C. Blum & Associates, Inc., the general partner of Blum Capital Partners, L.P., Honorary Consul of Nepal, founder of the American Himalayan Foundation, noted philanthropist, UC Regent (and former chairman), original funder of the Brookings Poverty and Global Economy Initiative and founder of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. For details, visit our www.asianight.org website.

Recipients of Cal-Asia's prestigious New Silk Road Award include: Ms. Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; Dr. Chong Moon Lee, Founder, Diamond Multimedia; The Asia Foundation (presented to Dr. David Arnold, President); Alexander D. Calhoun, Senior Counsel, Squire Sanders & Dempsey; Daniel K. H. Chao, Chairman of Bechtel Greater China (retired); John S. Chen, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sybase; Hon. Dianne Feinstein, US Senator; Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific; C. Richard Kramlich, chairman and co-founder of New Enterprise Associates; G. Paul Matthews, Founder, Matthews International Capital Management; Dr. William F. Miller, SRI International, Stanford, and Silicon Valley visionary; Hon. George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State; Washington SyCip, Founder of SGV & Co. and “Asia’s Wise Business Owl”;   Amb. Linda Tsao Yang, former US Director, Asian Development Bank.

Cal-Asia's Mission
...is to promote commerce between the U.S. and Asia. We are proud to have received two awards for our efforts from the US Department of Commerce.

 Cal-Asia received the Export Citizen of the Year Award in 1998 for our continued focus on business opportunities during the Asian crisis. In 2007, we received the "Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade" for "creating opportunities for international trade and business" through its partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, particularly the China Banking and Technologies Initiative and the Asia Clean Development / GreeningAsia Initiative.

Upcoming Cal-Asia and Partner Events

Feb. 3, 2015: Forecast Asia: China's Ambition Grows as the Global Economy Slows. Hosted by Asia Society Northern California. Details & Registration

Feb. 9-11, 2015: Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions. Department of Commerce Global Market Conference.

April 13-14, 2014: Asia-Pacific Business Outlook Conference

April 12-17, 2015: DOC-DOE Joint Business Development Mission to China. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015 focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth. The application deadline for the trade mission is Friday, January 23rd, 2015.

Other Cal-Asia News
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
--The 2014 APEC Leaders Declaration from Beijing.

--Meetings for 2015 will start in January in Hanoi and will culminate with the Manila summit. Meeting locations and dates: APEC Events Calendar. General info on APEC outcomes, plans: http://www.apec.org/

Report to the U.S. Congress on the Export-Import Bank of the United States and global export credit competition, 2014
========================================================== Cal-Asia Partners with US Department of Commerce
Cal-Asia signed a memorandum of agreement on partnering with the US Department of Commerce to support US exports and investment on July 23, 2012 and is now an official partner of the US Commercial Service.

Cal-Asia Research:
US Ambassadors and Senior Officials
Trans-Pacific Partnership:
The TPP agreement, announced November 12, 2011, is expected to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. Details:  http://www.ustr.gov/tpp.
Focus on Humanitarian Aid
Give2Asia.org was founded by Cal-Asia member Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy in Asia.





  Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank

Asia Foundation, Asia Society, Marvell Technology, Portola Capital Partners, Potash & Co., Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM). Patrons: George McCown, Gary L. Wilson, Shorenstein Properties LLC, Elizabeth Y.A. Ferguson, Lillian Nakagawa, George Sycip.


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