One of the highlights of AmCham Shanghai's advocacy programs is the Washington D.C. Doorknock. This year's Doorknock takes place during a tumultuous time with of tit-for-tat tariffs and anti-China sentiment. During the trip, AmCham Shanghai's Doorknock delegation will meet with members of Congress, high-level Trump administration officials, and leading academics. We welcome you to attend a special briefing by the delegation members during the October Monthly Member briefing on October 15. The delegation will provide a readout of their meetings and an overview of the mood in Washington on China issues.

AmCham Shanghai's member-only Monthly Member Briefing is an exclusive opportunity to hear from top government officials and experts on political and economic trends impacting businesses in China.

The 2019 AmCham Shanghai Doorknock is led by Board Chair Eric Zheng and President Ker Gibbs and includes 17 other members:

Curt Ferguson, Coca-Cola, President, Greater China and South Korea

Christine Lam, Citi China, CEO

Todd Wilcox, HSBC China, Deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President

James Chou, Microsoft for Startups, GCR, Japan & Korea, Managing Director & CEO

Reggie Lai, TE Connectivity, Global Vice President and General Manager China

Qiang Lyu, Abbott, Divisional Vice President of Global Government Affairs

Tony Ling, Oyo Hotels, CHRO

Jeffrey Lehman, NYU Shanghai, Vice Chancellor

Don Williams, Sheppard Mullin Shanghai, Managing Partner

Brinton Scott, Winston & Strawn Shanghai Representative Office, Managing Partner

Pilar Dieter, YCP Solidiance, Ltd., Senior Partner

Cameron Johnson, Tidal Wave Solutions, Partner

Mike Crotty, MKT & Associates, Ltd., President

Michael Rosenthal, U.S. Green Solutions, President

Dan Whitaker, Senior Consultant

Ben Wang, AmCham Southwest China, Chairman

AlanBeebe, AmCham China, President


5:30 PM - 6 PM
6 PM - 6:30 PM
Doorknock Delegation briefing
6:30 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktails and Networking


  • Ker Gibbs (President at AmCham Shanghai)

    Ker Gibbs

    President at AmCham Shanghai

    Ker Gibbs first came to China in 1985 and has worked in various roles giving him broad exposure to US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia.

    In the 1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai. Since then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley, serving in executive positions with Apple, Disney, and high-growth Internet businesses. He moved to Shanghai in 2002 as head of Asia Pacific for a Nasdaq-listed network security company that was acquired by McAfee. His career in high tech led him to banking; he became head of technology and media in greater China for HSBC. As an investment banker he worked with Alibaba, Baidu, and other firms advising on mergers and cross-border transactions.

    From banking Mr. Gibbs moved to direct investments. He was a founding investor in the Crystal Orange hotel group, helping grow the company to 130 properties and 1,500 employees in China. He also led successful investments in real estate, e-commerce, and medical technology companies.

    Before his appointment as president, Mr. Gibbs was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and served as chairman for 2016 and 2017. He also sits on the board of the United Way in China and volunteers with Renewal, a local homeless shelter. He is an op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other publications.

    Ker Gibbs holds a BA in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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