1:00pm - 1:30pm Registration and Networking
1:30pm - 1:50pm Opening Remarks
1:50pm - 2:20pm Keynote: Developing & Investing in Northern Manhattan by New York City Council Member Hon. Ydanis Rodriguez
A “Special Focus” session featuring developing and investing in Northern Manhattan, highlighting the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan — a groundbreaking opportunity to invest in infrastructure, and to build a community for all, as well as how China and US can collaborate.
2:20pm - 2:50pm Keynote: Lessons from Chinas Experience by Chairman of US Management Committee of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Mr. Xiao Yuqiang
A keynote addressing lessons from Chinas experience regarding approaches for Chinese corporations to participate in the US infrastructure projects through investment and development collaborations.
2:50pm - 3:50pm Panel: Public-Private Partnerships - Developing & Investing in Infrastructure
In this session, a group of experts will discuss strategies and success case studies of Public-Private Partnerships for infrastructure investment and transit-oriented development, including the Hudson Yards redevelopments.
Dr. Charles Shen, Co-director of ACTION Lab at Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University; President of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA, Greater New York Chapter
Dr. Feniosky Pe?a-Mora, Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor and Director of ACTION Lab at Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University; Former Commissioner of New York City, Department of Design and Construction
Mr. Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President of RXR Realty, Former President of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
Mr. James Salter, Founder of Construction Management & Development (CM&D)
Mr. Yang Chengxu, Vice President and Director of Construction of Greenland USA
3:50pm - 5:00pm Panel: Developing A Community for All — Committing to Inclusive Development; Fostering Art, Technology and Entrepreneurship
In this session, a group of leaders in real estate development and investment as well as cultural organizations will come together to strategize about inclusive development approaches to support affordable housing, foster art, technology and entrepreneurship to expand economic opportunities and improve neighborhood livability.
Ms. Fanyu Lin, Vice President of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA, Greater New York Chapter; Chief Executive Officer of Fluxus LLC
Mr. Thomas McKnight, Executive Vice President and Head of Planning, Development, and Transportation of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
Dr. Joseph Barba, Director Student Entrepreneurship; Director NY STEM Institute; Professor at Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York
Mr. Grant Jiao, Managing Director of Gemdale USA Corporation
Mr. Harry Stendhal, Chairman and Founder of George Maciunas Inc.
Mr. Christopher Jett, Community Developer; Former Managing Director of Corigin Real Estate Group