Wednesday, May 20, 12pm: “Mr. William Duff, Political and Economic Chief, U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, May 20 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Bubbly Nation

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Mr. William Duff, Political and Economic Chief,

U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Doors open 12:00 pm, event starts 12:30 pm.

William Duff will share his perspectives on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, as well as other aspects of the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment in China today.

 Venue: Bubbly Nation

Address:  Admission: FCC members: 100 rmb; Non-members: 150 rmb

Price includes lunch.

 

About the Speaker:

 

William Duff took his current role with the U.S. Consulate in August 2013. His previous assignments include Political Advisor to United States Division South in Basrah, Iraq, and to the Commanding General of Untied States Forces Iraq based in An-Nasiriyah. Prior to his deployment with the U.S. Army in Iraq, he was the Director of Economic and Trade Policy at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. From 2008-2010 he managed bilateral trade and economic issues, and was the Embassy lead for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings and Leaders’ Summit in Yokohama. His other overseas assignments include tours in Beijing (2000-02), Tokyo (2002-04), and Bern (2005-08).

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1999, Mr. Duff was a Presidential Management Fellow. At the Department of State, he led Japanese trade talks for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs on insurance, investment, and regulatory reform. He also served as a negotiator for the United States Trade Representative (USTR) at multilateral WTO talks on financial services, and at bilateral talks on Japanese Auto and Auto Parts.  Mr. Duff speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and German.

 

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