25th CAST-USA Annual Convention

US-China Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Collaboration Summit

October 7-9, 2017, New York City, USA 

October 7, 2017 (Saturday)
International House of New York, 500 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027
US-China Science & Technology Summit
Keynote Speech
Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Xiaoliang Xie: Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University
  • Yitang Zhang: Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
 Parallel Sessions
Afternoon 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Information  Technology/Life Sciences/ Education
Evening Gala
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CAST-USA Awards Ceremony/Dinner/ Young Elite Awards Ceremony
October 8, 2017 (Sunday)
Lerner Hall Columbia university, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit/Startup Competition/International Talent Recruiting & Exchange Summit
US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit
Morning 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Keynote Speech:

  • Joseph Stiglitz: 2001 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Professor at Columbia University
  • Zhuoqing Li: Vice Chairman, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
  • Qiyue Zhang: Consul General, Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in New York

Startup and VC forum

Startup Competition/International Talent Exchange Summit
Afternoon 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Startup Competition: Roadshow and award ceremony
  • International Talent Exchange Summit: Display booths for top companies from US and China, promotion presentations  and recruiting sessions
Performance(Evening):  “Colorful Yunnan”, Yunnan Performing Arts Group
October 9, 2017 (Monday) US-China Collaboration Forum
Investment and Development in US Infrastructure
Keynote Speech Afternoon 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:20 PM  – 1:50 PM Keynote: Developing & Investing in Northern Manhattan
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.
 1:50 PM – 2:20 PM Keynote: US-China Collaboration on Investment and Development
A keynote addressing opportunities and approaches for Chinese corporations to participate in US infrastructure
projects through investment and development collaborations.
 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM 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.
 3:40 PM – 5:00 PM 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.