Shanghai Jiao Tong University North America Alumni Summit &
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Foundation of America Inaugural Gala
Keynote Speaker
Elaine Chao, the 24th US Secretary of Labor (2001-2009)

Saturday, 26 September 2009 * Westin Hotel Los Angeles International Airport
Day Program including Lunch 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cocktail Reception 4:30pm * Gala Dinner 6:00pm


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Dear SJTU Alumni and Friends,

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Foundation of America (SJTUFA) will jointly hold the first SJTU North America Alumni Summit on September 26, 2009 in Los Angeles.  The purposes of the summit are to provide a reunion and networking opportunity for alumni, recruit talents for SJTU key positions, and help SJTU alumni and friends find career and business development opportunities both in the US and China.  This event will also serve as the inaugural ceremony of SJTUFA. 

SJTU President ZHANG Jie will personally lead a large delegation from Shanghai to attend the summit, which will include a number of business executives from the SJTU EMBA program.  

The Honorable Elaine Chao, former US Secretary of Labor, will participate as the keynote speaker on “Chinese Heart, American Mind, Global Dream” at the fundraising gala, where the award winning SJTU Symphony Orchestra will also perform. 

The renowned economist, public speaker, and best seller author Mr. SHI Hanbin will be the featured speaker on economic trend and investment strategies

Jeffrey Chao, the founder and Chairman of TP-Link Technologies Co. Ltd., will be the featured speaker on Chinese Private Enterprises in Globalization. 

Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, which is often referred as "MIT in the East".  Over its 113 years of history, SJTU has made great contribution to China’s development in science and technology.  Many of SJTU alumni have gone on to achieve great success in business, science, engineering, academia, and in other walks of life.  The former president of China Mr. Jiang Zemin and the father of Chinese space program Dr. Qian Xuesen are among those renowned SJTUers.  SJTU is well on the way for its endeavor to become a world class university.


SJTUFA is a public charity organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. SJTUFA raises funds for the SJTU research and education programs, promotes corporation between SJTU and the US organizations, and bridges SJTU with the thousands of alumni residing in North America. 


Many SJTU alumni from China and other states in the US are expected to attend the event.  The Westin Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport is chosen as the event venue for easy access.  For more details of the event and registration information, please visit


Please come to support SJTU and meet with fellow SJTUers.  Look forward to seeing you in LA!




ZHANG Jie, Academician
SJTU President
SJTUFA Chairman