2019 Chinese Business Association of Atlanta Annual Dinner/Meeting
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The Chinese Business Association of Atlanta (CBAA) 2019 Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at the Canton House restaurant at 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 17, 2019. You are cordially invited to join this event and the CBAA membership.
They have invited John Ling, Managing Director for Investment for State of Georgia in China, to be the keynote speaker at the meeting.
John Ling is a Chinese native and a naturalized US citizen. He received his MBA from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina.
After graduating, Mr. Ling worked as managing director for a U.S./China joint venture, Metallic Building Systems (Asia) Inc. He worked with home appliances maker-Haier, to set up the first Chinese-owned green-field manufacturing operation in the US in 1999. He moved to Shanghai in 2005 to open South Carolina’s first office in China, with main responsibilities to recruit Chinese investment to South Carolina. Over the years, Mr. Ling has brought over $2 billion international investment projects to southeast USA region. He has received numerous interviews by Fortune, LA Times, Washington Post, BBC Worldwide and Wall Street Journal. Most recently, CNBC did a one-on-one interview with Mr. Ling to share his insights about Chinese investment in the US.
In August 2015, Mr. Ling has been retained by the state of Georgia as its managing director for investment in China. Mr. Ling also currently serves as president of Council of American States in China.