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Iowa-China Panel: Building Business Partnerships

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Name: Iowa-China Panel: Building Business Partnerships
Date: December 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Greater Des Moines Partnership invites you to attend a hybrid discussion centered around domestic and international issues affecting US/China relations, and the impacts and opportunities for Iowa businesses. The conversation will feature former United States Ambassador to China and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Senior Director of International Business Development and Government Affairs for Vermeer Corporation, Daryl Bouwkamp. 

*There is limited capacity for up to 30 in-person attendees. Please accept the attendance option that works best for you during registration. After in-person capacity is met, the in-person option will no longer be available on the registration form.

Terry E. Branstad is the former United States Ambassador to China having served from 2017 to 2020. He was the Governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999 and 2011 to 2017, making him the longest serving Governor in American history. Branstad was also President of Des Moines University from 2003 to 2009. Recently, Ambassador Branstad launched the Branstad Churchill Group (BCG) to provide advice, guidance and solutions to organizations, corporate leaders and investors seeking to navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with conducting business in China.

Daryl Bouwkamp has 30 years of International business experience with Vermeer Corporation and is Senior Director International Business Development & Government Affairs. He also helped developed Vermeer China, Ltd. and served as Chairman from 2006-2012. Mr. Bouwkamp is the current Chair of the Iowa District Export Council, serves on the Greater Des Moines Partnership International Council, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Advocacy Council, the Iowa Advisory Council of the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), as a Trustee of Dordt University, and on local school and church boards/councils.
Hybrid Event
  • Zoom (unlimited attendees)
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership (up to 30 attendees)
Contact Information:
Melissa Moyer
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