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Griffin Lecture Series

Building a legacy for their children and for Minnesota, Bob and Kim Griffin created an endowment fund at the China Center to establish the “Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture.” The Griffin’s substantial gift reflects their commitment to promoting the mutual respect between the two cultures and their passion to connect people to China.

Bob Griffin is Founder and CEO of Griffin International Companies, which he formed in 1997. Under Griffin’s leadership as founder and CEO, Griffin International Companies has become one of the country’s leading sales and marketing firms. With extensive work in ASIA and the U.S. with retailers like Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and Apple, Griffin International has been a leading voice of mutual understanding in the retail community.

Past Lectures

The Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lectures have featured many outstanding speakers and China experts including:


Bob and Kim Griffin美中友谊桥讲座基金由Bob和Kim Griffin夫妇于2001年在明尼苏   达大学中国中心捐赠创立。Griffin 夫妇希望借此基金为子女和明尼苏达州留下文化传统,并表达他们致力于深化美中文化交流和增进两国人民友好关係的心愿。

 Bob Griffin是Griffin国际集团的创始人和首席执行官。他于1997年创建该公司并将其发展为全美领先的销售及营销企业。通过在亚洲及美国与包括百思买、塔吉特、沃尔玛和苹果公司在内的大型零售商的密切合作,Griffin国际集团已成为全球零售界内的领袖公司之一。



Bob and Kim Griffin 美中友谊桥梁讲座的演讲嘉宾不乏杰出人士和中国专家,包括: