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2018 AmCham Shanghai China Outbound Investment Forum & Exhibition


Paul Dwyer, Director and Head of International Tax and Transfer Pricing, will be attending the AmCham Shanghai China Outbound Investment Forum & Exhibition as a panelist to share key account concerns when making outbound investments from China to the States. 


AmCham Shanghai will hold the China Outbound Investment Forum and Exhibition on Tuesday, November 13 at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre to offer insights on recent developments relating to US-China foreign direct investments (FDI) and to provide an outlook of the future climate for China outbound investments. Dezan Shira & Associates' Director, Head of International Tax and Transfer Pricing, Paul Dwyer, will speak at the panel of forum to share the key tax concerns when making outbound investment from China to the States. 

According to the Rhodium Group's report "Two-Way Street: 2018 Update" on US-China direct investment trends, China's FDI to the U.S. has experienced a steep decline since it reached the peak of $43.4 billion in 2016. The major reason is that both sides have tightened up policies regarding foreign investments. China's central government has tightened control over outbound investments and leveraged private investors, while the U.S. Government has increased investment screening by the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Investment trends are indicative of the overall policy environment. Due to strong governmental support, China's FDI to the U.S. in high-tech and transportation sectors are increasing against the backdrop of declining investments in real estate, entertainment, and consumer products and services. Nonetheless, these sectors are not entirely immune from the impact of CFIUS screening. As a result, growth has not been substantial.

This Forum intends to: 1) encourage and support Chinese investment in the U.S.; 2) discuss opportunities and challenges of Chinese investment in the U.S. under current US-China trade relationship. 3) provide investment regulation updates. 

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for the forum.


Who should attend?

Expected to attend are 100+ investors and local companies. The expected attendees will include:

  • Local investors
  • Investment advisors
  • Investment Project Owner
  • Local company representatives
  • Investment consultants
  • Real estate developers
  • Investment promotion agents
  • State representatives



VIP Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

Check-In & Networking (Exhibition of States, Service Providers and Projects 1:30 – 5:30 pm continues during whole program)

Welcome Remarks • Kenneth Jarrett,President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Kenneth JARRETT

Keynote Speech I • Eason Zhou, Consultant from Jones Lang LaSalle Surveyors (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Keynote Speech II • Eddie Fu, Head of Cross Border Banking, East West Bank, China

Panel Discussion, Lili Wang (Moderator)• Paul Dwyer (Dezan Shira & Associates), Laurence He (TMF Group), Daniel J. Kollar (Intralink China)


Keynote III • Jenny Zhan, President from Good Hope USA Consulting Services, an affiliate of CreditEase

Closing Keynote




Attendance for the event will be free of charge for investors seeking information and assistance in investing in the United States. Service providers and other non-investor attendees can purchase tickets by pre-registering HERE (link will be provided soon).

  • Investors -- Free
  • Service Providers -- RMB 800


*Definition of a service provider:

Companies that offer services and support for investing companies and individuals, including but not limited to legal, immigration, tax & accounting, appraisal, site selection services. AmCham Shanghai reserves the right for final determination of an attending company's service provider status.

For ticket purchase, please contact Andy Xie at Tel: (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5697 or email andy.xie@amcham-shanghai.org


For more information please click here.

American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai)

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, was founded in 1915. AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States, and now has 3,000 members from 1,500 companies. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.

Shanghai, China | November 13, 2018 |12pm - 5:30 pm
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre


  • Paul Dwyer , Alumna

    Country of Origin: Australia
    Title: Director, Head of International Tax and Transfer Pricing, Asia Pacific
    Office: Shanghai Office

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