Merx 2014: The China Panelists Introduction

Earlier this year, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce approached many of the area’s international non-governmental organizations — Chinese Chamber included — to participate in an international trade summit called Merx.

According to a NKY Chamber official, this international trade summit has been held for many years, but only recently has it been called Merx. This year’s event, slated June 5 from 8 am to 1 pm, will feature panels organized by the international NGOs in the area whose experts will talk on the doing business in their respective regions. The Chinese Chamber, of course, will have a fine line-up of experts from both sides of the Pacific.

For more information and to register for Merx 2014, click this link now. Read more to learn about our panelists.

The Chinese Chamber’s line-up of panelists includes the following individuals:

  • Matthew Schottelkotte  — Matthew has been the CEO of GBBN Architects for 18 years. In that time, he has expanded the Cincinnati-based architecture firm to China and has established an office in Beijing. Originally, Matthew had hoped to have Ivan Cheung, an urban designer in the Beijing office, join the panel. Unfortunately, however, Ivan was not granted a visa in time by the U.S. government.
  • Dan Harris — Dan is an attorney for Seattle-based Harris Moure and writes the China Law Blog, a well-known blog in China circles.
  • Jeff Holtmeier — Jeff is a managing partner at the China-U.S. Business Development Corporation, based here in Cincinnati, but works on a variety of endeavors in many parts of China. See the link for more information.
  • Michael Kou — Michael is the president and owner of Growth By Export, a Cincinnati-based small business that provides support and consultation for companies on import and export endeavors. He has an MBA with a focus on international business from Xavier University.

Evan Brooks, Chinese Chamber executive director, will lead this experienced group of panelists in an exploration of their China stories. Audience questions and participation will be quite welcome. So, join us June 5 for a meaningful discussion. You’ll learn a lot, meet some great individuals, and get to have lunch with friends and colleagues.

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