The Tai Initiative’s 2nd Annual Conference on
American-Chinese Subnational Relationships
Building trust at the subnational level begins with us.
The Tai Initiative’s Mission
- Helping to strengthen good American/Chinese relations by facilitating trust among citizen diplomats at the subnational level.
The Conference “Resources and Means: How to Make a Difference in Sino-American Relations”
- A full one-day conference attracting local and regional leaders in the US/China relationship
- Date and Location TBA; window of 29 April - 31 May, 2014
- Agenda includes: Keynote speaker, expert panels, networking sessions, workshop break-out sessions
- 200 attendees
- Invitation-only dinner
- Wang Shuying, Deputy Consul General, Chicago China Consulate
- Ann Schodde: Senior Advisor and Former President of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy
- Swallow Yan: President of Chinese Association of Iowa & US Education Without Borders
- Joe Parilla: Brookings Institution, Global Cities Initiative
- Denver-Kunming Sister City Association
- Other speakers & attendees
- Jan Berris: Vice President, National Committee on US-China Relations
- Iowa-Hebei Sister State Association
- Houston-Shenzhen Sister City Association Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
- Chinese municipal and provincial government officials
- Chinese citizen/public diplomacy organizations
- U.S. State and City Economic Development Departments from the Colorado regional area
- U.S. and Chinese businesses interested in doing business in each others' countries
- Confucius Institutes
- Representatives of EcoPartnerships Programs
Why sponsor the Conference on American-Chinese Subnational Relationships?
- Access trade and investment opportunities with Chinese and US counterparts
- Build relationships with prominent international and US-China exchange organizations and initiatives
- Associate your business/organization to the cause of strengthening US-China relations
- Expose your brand to internationally savvy business professionals
- Access Chinese cultural and language training resources from regional Confucius Institutes
Why will people attend this conference?
- Advance individual US-China economic and social causes through partnerships with top players in the field.
- Learn best practices of and create collaborative opportunities in US-China business relations.
- Learn about resources available for US-China exchange in educational, business and other sectors.
- Contribute to a public dialogue on building/reinforcing trust between Americans and Chinese.
* NOTE: All logo / brands will be incorporated into ALL of the conference marketing materials, from printed programs, digital event schedules, sponsor page on taiinitiative.org, newsletters, etc. Contact us with any questions or concerns, or if you’d like to create a custom co-branded sponsorship agreement.
Sponsor Slots Remaining as of December
“2014 Conference presented by YourCompanyName”
PLUS larger graphics / imagery on digital and printed products.
Your logo or motion graphic on all conference videos (Intro & Conclusion)
Automatic $500-level sponsor of Tai Initiative’s next event:
October 2014 Subnational Colloquium in Washington, D.C.
Your logo / brand displayed at VIP dinner + Title Presentation “The CompanyName VIP Dinner” OR “Tai Initiative VIP Dinner presented by CompanyName”
Your logo / brand identified by name as sponsor of one workshop (of eight)
Your logo / brand attached to one round table group
A Chinese official’s participation “made possible by…” your company name.
One (1) invite to VIP dinner - $ 100 Value
Student participation in conference “made possible by…” your company name
Logo displayed on back-page of program
One (1) ticket to conference - $150 Value
* A limited number of in-kind sponsorships are available as well. Contact us to learn more about donating the following in-kind services:
- Hotel Rooms for out-of-town delegates
- Video Production Services
- Ad Space in Local / Regional / National publications
- Printing of Programs and Vinyl Banners
- VIP Dinner Hosting