American Society of Transportation and Logistics

China Communications and Transportation Association

Chongqing Municipal People’s Government

Undertake by:

Chongqing Municipal Commission of Communications

Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relations Commission




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.

This event will be attended by approximately 300 delegates comprising of officials from Chinese State Level Ministries including National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Environmental Protection, senior Chongqing municipal government officials, local government officials representing cities along the Yangtze, major port operators, logistics service providers, research institutions, manufacturers and shippers.

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.


Dear Sir/Madam,

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.


Supporting Organizations:

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

US-China Business Council