General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has had a busy schedule as of recent. After making her first European auto show visit at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, she was whisked off to Seattle to have a power lunch with some of the biggest CEOs in the U.S. and China, reports CNN.
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, was also part of the meeting, where he discussed opportunities to allow greater access for American firms into the Chinese marketplace. American companies continue to look for new ways to access China’s exploding middle class.
The U.S. CEOs told of their concerns with intellectual property protection and regulation transparency, something plaguing American companies, and costing nearly $300 billion each year. They also discussed new opportunities to develop new clean-air technologies to benefit both countries.
Barra was joined by Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Berkshire Hathaway’s, Warren Buffet among others.
Xi will meet with U.S. President Obama this Friday to discuss growing concerns over hacking and internet security.