GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today held its U.S. Presidential Election party from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the China Hotel by Marriott, Guangzhou, attracting over 1,000 people. The grand celebration, scheduled to coincide with the closing of polls in the United States, enabled the audience to watch history as it was made.
Similar to an event held for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, which drew more than a thousand people over the course of several hours, this year's undertaking included live Q&A sessions and activities to educate guests about the election processes at work when the U.S. selects its newest leaders. In addition to interacting with other guests and enjoying complimentary refreshments, guests were encouraged to cast their own ballot in predicting the next president, and those who guessed correctly were entered into a "Lucky Draw" for round-trip air tickets to the United States courtesy of Hainan Airlines. Besides the election party, AmCham South China has hosted hundreds of events of various types for its business community. As a leader in promotion of free trade, the chamber will host the 2017 APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit from April 19 to 22 in Guangzhou. Representing 22 economies, the APCAC Asia Pacific Business Summit is the largest and most influential annual Business Summit in Asia Pacific.