From September 13 to 14, 2018, Alan Beebe, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China (“AmCham China”), led the AmCham China delegation to visit Shenzhen. The delegation consisted of more than 30 representatives from 17 global companies, including Qualcomm, Mars, Warner Bros., and Microsoft. Invest Shenzhen held a forum themed "The 40th Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-up and Opportunities for Foreign Enterprises in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area" in conference room 1209 of the Greater China International Exchange Square in Futian District at 9:30 am on September 14. The forum promoted the advantages the city offers in its business environment to the AmCham China delegation. In attendance at the forum were representatives from the Development and Reform Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, the Economy, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, the Science and Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen Municipality, the Market and Quality Supervision Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, the Health Population and Family Planning Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, the Housing and Construction Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, the Financial Industry Development and Service Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and Shenzhen Customs District P.R. China. They actively exchanged business issues with the enterprises.
The AmCham China is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,000 individuals from 900 companies operating across China. AmCham sets offices in five cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Dalian and Wuhan. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. AmCham is committed to providing professional services to member companies and helping American companies succeed in China through policy advices, interpersonal resources, information sharing and communication, and professional business support. The delegation's visit is to understand Shenzhen's investment and business environment, development planning and industrial needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.