2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference
The 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference will connect business leaders, government officials, and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China. The Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of Chicago’s sister cities Shanghai and Shenyang and will provide best practices and networking opportunities for the continued success and growth of U.S.-China sister city partnerships.
Online registration is now open! CLICK HERE to register.
Thursday, October 22 - Friday, October, 23, 2015
The Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
A block of rooms is being held at The Hilton Chicago at a special rate of $249/night. Please call 1-877-865-5320 and reference "2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference" to reserve your room, or book online HERE. The hotel cut-off date to receive this special rate is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. All guests will receive complimentary basic wireless internet in guest rooms. Please note: Rooms offered at the special room rate are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please book your room early!
So you may better budget your hotel stay, current state sales tax is 10.5%, and the hotel occupancy tax rate is 16.4%. This will be added per hotel room, per night at the end of your stay.
Click here for more details about hotel accommodations.
- Full Event - Early Bird Rate: $350 (Full event registration includes the 10/22 Welcome Reception, 10/23 Conference and Closing Dinner)
- Individual Ticket - Welcome Reception (10/22): $100
- Individual Ticket - Closing Dinner (10/23): $150
Click here for full list of fees and policies.
Click here to register.
Support the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference and be part of a wonderful event furthering ties between the U.S. and China! CLICK HERE to download the sponsorship packet detailing various sponsor levels.
Please note the agenda is subject to change.
Day 1 (Thursday, October 22)
9:00am - 6:00pm: Early On-Site Registration
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Welcome Reception
Day 2 (Friday, October 23)
8:00am - 9:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am: Opening Welcome
10:30am - 11:30am: Breakout Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Luncheon Keynote
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - 3:45pm: Breakout Sessions
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Breakout Sessions
6:00pm - 10:00pm: Closing Dinner