GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today held its U.S. Presidential Election party from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the China Hotel by Marriott, Guangzhou, attracting over 1,000 people. The grand celebration, scheduled to coincide with the closing of polls in the United States, enabled the audience to watch history as it was made.
Similar to an event held for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, which drew more than a thousand people over the course of several hours, this year's undertaking included live Q&A sessions and activities to educate guests about the election processes at work when the U.S. selects its newest leaders.
In addition to interacting with other guests and enjoying complimentary refreshments, guests were encouraged to cast their own ballot in predicting the next president, and those who guessed correctly were entered into a "Lucky Draw" for round-trip air tickets to the United States courtesy of Hainan Airlines.
Besides the election party, AmCham South China has hosted hundreds of events of various types for its business community. As a leader in promotion of free trade, the chamber will host the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit from April 19 to 22 in Guangzhou. Representing 22 economies, the APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit is the largest and most influential annual Business Summit in Asia Pacific.
The 2017 Business Summit will be attended by business and industry leaders in Charge of US$620 billion in annual FDI management and more than US$1 trillion in annual trade, as well as policy experts, media, academia, and top government officials from the U.S., China, and from across the Asia Pacific Region.
An "Economic Powerhouse", the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) represents 29 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 economies in Asia Pacific, consisting of 15,000 Member Companies, 50,000 Overseas American Executives, and 10 million Employees that generate US$620 billion in annual FDI management, and more than US$1 Trillion in annual trade.
About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2015, AmCham South China hosted more than 10,000 business executives and government leaders from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings. The American Chamber of Commerce in South China is a fully-independent organization accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. All AmChams in China are independently governed and represent member companies in their respective regions.
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