Governors from across the U.S. and leaders from China are converging in Lexington, Kentucky this week as part of the fifth annual U.S.-China Governors Collaboration Summit.
The event, immediately following ONE19: The Alltech Ideas Conference offers a discussion on economic development opportunities at a time when the U.S.-China economy is overshadowed by a trade war.
National Governors Association CEO Scott Pattison said that in times of uncertainty around the world, “U.S. governors are reaffirming our country’s value as a trading partner.” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin noted the U.S. and China are at a “pivotal junction,” adding that the gathering will “provide a platform for progress, cultural understanding, and development of mutually beneficial trade relationships.”
Alltech president and CEO Dr. Mark Lyons said the need to identify opportunities for collaboration is greater than ever. The forum alternates each year between the two countries. The event started Wednesday morning.