Thank you for participating as a China Conference: Southeast Asia (CCSEA) delegate, scheduled for February 18-19, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. We would like to share updates about our event with you.

We have been carefully monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus, the recommendations by the World Health Organization, as well as health and international travel advisories. In the interest of your safety, we are postponing the event. We will be in touch shortly with a new conference date.

We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We look forward to having you join our conference later this year.

Thank you very much.


Craig Allen

President, US-China Business Council

About me

On July 26, 2018, Craig Allen began his tenure as the sixth President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China. 

Prior to joining USCBC, Craig had a long, distinguished career in US public service. 

His last government position was as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (December 2014–July 2018).

Before that, Craig served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012). 

He served previously as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in South Africa (2006–2010), and as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Beijing (2003–2006). When in Beijing, he was promoted to Minister Counselor rank in the Senior Foreign Service.

While on a foreign service assignment to the National Center for APEC in Seattle (2000–2002), Craig worked on APEC summits in Brunei, China, and Mexico. 

Earlier posts were as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer and Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Tokyo (1995–2000), as Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing (1992–1995), and as Director of the American Trade Center in Taipei (1988–1992). He started his career in government in 1985 as a Presidential Management Intern in ITA at the Department of Commerce.

Craig received a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1985), and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (1979).

Craig Allen

Speaking Session