The Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers are two of the greatest rivers in the world. They each serve an important role in the historical development of its national economies and as a critical transportation artery. Through this event, the two sides will share experiences about the development of shipping, logistics and regional economic issues along the rivers, and exchange views on strategic cooperation. We also wish to build a platform for communication and cooperation between the administrator of two rivers, a high-level communication platform for the shipping and logistics industries on the two rivers, and economic cooperation between the two regions.
|MARAD Administrator David T. Matsuda to deliver keynote address at
inaugural Yangtze Mississippi Strategic Cooperation Forum.
August 24, 2010, Beijing, China - The American Society of Transportation and Logistics is very pleased to announce the United States Department of Transportation, Maritime Administrator, The Honorable David T. Matsuda will deliver the opening keynote address at the Yangtze Mississippi Strategic Cooperation Forum in Chongqing, China on October 18, 2010.
As Mayor of Chongqing Municipal Government, I cordially invite you to attend the inaugural Yangtze-Mississippi Strategic Cooperation Forum in Chongqing, P.R. China on October 18th to 19th, 2010. The development of shipping along the Yangtze and the Mississippi has played a significant role in the economic development of China and America respectively. As the only independent municipality in Mid-Western China and the most developed inland city, Chongqing is building itself into an inland center of open economy at top speed. The dialogue, exchanges and cooperation between the Yangtze and the Mississippi is of great significance and inspiration for promoting China-US trade and economic relations.
Ministry of Transport PRC, Department of Water Transport
Ministry of Transport PRC, Yangtze River Administration of Navigational Affairs
Ministry of Commerce of PRC
State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, PRC
Ministry of Water Resources of PRC
National Tourism Administration of PRC
State Council Three Gorges Project Construction
Committee Executive Office
Chongqing Survey and Design institute
China Changjiang National Shipping (Group) Corporation
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
U.S. Embassy Beijing, China
U.S. Consulate General Chengdu