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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美中友誼橋講座基金由Bob和Kim Griffin夫婦於2001年在明尼蘇達大學中國中心捐贈創立。Griffin 夫婦希望藉此基金為子女和明尼蘇達州留下文化傳統,並表達他們致力於深化美中文化交流和增進兩國人民友好關係的心願。

Bob Griffin是Griffin國際集團的創始人和首席執行官。他於1997年創建该公司並將其发展為全美領先的銷售及營銷企業。通過在亞洲及美國與包括百思買、塔吉特、沃爾瑪和蘋果公司在內的大型零售商的密切合作,Griffin國際集團已成為全球零售界內的领袖公司之一。


Bob and Kim Griffin美中友誼橋講座歷年講座不乏傑出的演講嘉賓和中國專家,包括: