Sean Stein is former U.S. Consul General in Shanghai and Tim Stratford, former Deputy USTR. Both are currently serving at Covington & Burling Law Firm. Sean and Tim will provide insight on the U.S China relations as well as the impact of inbound and outbound investment.

About Hangzhou Center

AmCham Shanghai's Hangzhou Center serves the dynamic U.S.-China business community in Hangzhou and the greater Zhejiang area. The Hangzhou Center connects members with key business and government leaders and provides access to quality content and programs that keep companies informed. The Center provides industry information critical to business success, help companies expand their network, and works with the local government to improve the business environment.


9:30 AM - 10 AM
10 AM - 12 PM
Briefing & Discussion


  • Sean Stein (Senior Advisor at Covington)

    Sean Stein

    Senior Advisor at Covington

    Sean Stein is a senior advisor in Covington’s Public Policy Practice Group. Prior to joining Covington, Sean served as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai. He has over twenty years of diplomatic experience in Asia and has served in leadership positions in China, Washington, and the region. His insights informed policy making at the highest levels in Washington and he assisted dozens of U.S., Chinese, and international firms to develop strategies, manage risk, and identify opportunities for growth in response to the changing U.S.-China relationship.

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  • Daniel Levine (Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP)

    Daniel Levine

    Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

    Daniel B. Levine is of counsel in the firm’s Shanghai office. He advises Chinese and non-Chinese companies in complex outbound and inbound direct investment transactions. Formerly resident in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Levine has extensive experience with both China-based and non-China-based public and private mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, leveraged buy-outs, going-private transactions, and other transactional matters. He frequently speaks and writes on trends in Chinese outbound direct

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  • Timothy Stratford (Partner at Covington & Burling LLP)

    Timothy Stratford

    Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

    Tim Stratford is managing partner in Covington’s Beijing office and a member of the firm’s International Trade, Corporate and Public Policy Practice Groups. He is also presently serving as Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Tim’s practice is focused on advising international clients doing business in China and assisting Chinese companies seeking to expand their businesses globally. As a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Tim is the most senior former U.S. trade official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China. Except for the five years he spent in Washington, DC in government service (2005-2010), Tim has lived and worked continuously in the greater China region since 1982.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 188
Member Company Employee
Standard Price RMB 258
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 388


Hangzhou Four Seasons Hotel

5 Lingyin Road
HangzhouZhejiang, China

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