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 says 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 says 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.”
Kentucky-based Alltech is among the companies offering support for the summit, and President and CEO Dr. Mark Lyons says 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 and will conclude at the end of the week.