Join The Tai Initiative for a luncheon at RFD in Chinatown, open to a limited number of FAOA Association members. The luncheon will include short opening remarks by Mr. Li Jinkui, a Senior Research Fellow at the China Development Institute, and former Governor of Missouri and President of the Mid-West China Association, Mr. Bob Holden, on the development of civil society in each country, how that development impacts US-China relations. Following comments, the group would like to hear from attending FAOA members how security between the US and China is affected by one another's internal civil-military relations. This luncheon occurs within the larger context of their conference event listed below.
The Tai Initiative will be hosting a three day gathering of national experts, commercial entities, national departments, and national leaders. On Day 2, the conference will host a luncheon at RFD in Chinatown, and has invited a limited number of FAOA Association members to join its small delegation. The luncheon will include short opening remarks by Mr. Li Jinkui, a Senior Research Fellow at the China Development Institutue, and former Governor of Missouri and President of the Mid-West China Association, mr Bob Holden, and then provide the opportunity for guided discussion in small groups.
When: Thursday 9 July; 1200-1315
Location: RFD restaurant/bar, Chinatown, Washington DC; 810 7th Street NW (very close to Gallery Place-Chinatown metro exit on green/yellow/red lines)
Uniform: Business attire
Cost: $25 FAOA members, $30 non-members
Attendance is limited. Register at www.faoa.org
The third day of the conference (Friday 10 May) is a one day workshop that you can register for separately, on their website at
Summary of that event:
The Tai Initiative Conference on US-China Subnational Relations is the nation's only cross-sectoral, regionally oriented event bringing together commercial, academic, and local governance authorities on the topic of improving US-China relations through positive action in the environmental industry sector. Visionary leaders of small-to-medium sized enterprises seeking to capitalize on opportunities in the changing field of U.S.-China subnational relationships and institutions will find great value in attending. The July 10 event at George Washington University has more than 12 separate workshops and speakers from which to choose. Speakers and subjects include: The EPA & Dept.of Commerce export promotions for clean water technology, opportunities with the new SelectUSA Shanghai, collaboration potential in EcoPartnerships, and investment and export best practices from state-level institutions and the SelectUSA program. By the end of the conference all participants will have been challenged to take action beyond mere words to make a difference.
Tai Initiative brochure.pdf