Discussion topics include:

  • Brief history of the US-China business relationship
  • The opportunities for US businesses in China
  • The challenges of doing business in China & how to succeed in the Chinese market


Betsy Atkins

Board Member, Wynn, Volvo

Betsy Atkins is a digital native 3-time CEO and serial entrepreneur co-founding enterprise software companies in the energy, healthcare and software industries. She has scaled companies through hyper growth, helped give shape to the future of digitization and led companies to successful IPO and acquisitions. She has served on over 38 public boards and been through 17 IPOs.

Her Corporate Board experience covers industries including: Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, CPG, Automotive, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Retail. She brings an operational perspective of how to tech enable to accelerate business solutions and “time-to-insight” for B2B and D2C enterprises. Betsy leverages broad contemporary knowledge of digital technology to reduce costs, drive efficiency and productivity using AI machine learning analytics to streamline processes.

Betsy brings vision for elegant UX UI customer journey and experience, relentless customer focus and high business discipline around execution.

She currently serves on the boards of Wynn Resorts, Gopuff, and Google Cloud.

Brian Stafford

President and CEO

Brian Stafford is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Diligent, the leading governance, risk and compliance SaaS company. Since joining Diligent in 2015, Brian has been crucial in growing the company’s revenue more than six times, from $100 million to more than $600 million, while scaling its offerings from board management to governance to ESG. Prior to joining Diligent, he served as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded and led its Growth Stage Tech Practice.

Brian holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Brian lives in New York City with his wife and their children.

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi


Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected to Congress in 2016 and is now in his fourth term representing Illinois’ 8th District, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs as well as the 41st ward of the city. He serves as Ranking Member of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, making him the first South Asian American in history to lead a Congressional Committee. He also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Oversight and Accountability as a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs. The Congressman is a Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Immigration Task Force. In addition, he is the founder and Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic and the bipartisan Solar Caucus.

Congressman Mike Gallagher


Congressman Mike Gallagher has represented Wisconsin’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017. Mike was born and raised in Green Bay, where he now lives with his wife Anne and daughters, Grace and Rose.

Mike served for seven years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, including two deployments to Iraq. Mike also served as the lead Republican staffer for the Middle East and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and worked in the private sector at an energy and supply chain management company in Green Bay.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University, a second in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University, and a PhD in International Relations from Georgetown.