M3C Smart China Expo – August 23 – 25

We continue to exhibit (online) at the Smart China Expo, where some 500,000 people come to explore what smart technologies can do to improve people’s livelihood. Join us to showcase our latest and the greatest innovations.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, is the ongoing transformation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practises combined with the latest smart technology. This primarily focuses on the use of large-scale machine to machine communication (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments to provide increased automation, improved communication and self-monitoring, as well as smart machines that can analyze and diagnose issues without the need for human intervention.

Reports have shown that in the US alone:

  • Revenue in the Smart Home market is projected to reach US$24,972m in 2020.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 16.9%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$46,648m by 2024.
  • Household penetration will be 18.5% in 2020 and is expected to hit 52.4% by 2024.
  • The average revenue per installed Smart Home currently is expected to amount to US$90.56.
Asia, particularly China, remains a robust market and engine for sustainable & smart technologies. Each year in Chongqing, Smart China Expo draws over 500,000 visitors where businesses from all over the world come to showcase their products and services in this sector.
Chongqing Mayor Tang Liangzhi (2nd from right) met with Cincinnati delegation at the Smart China Expo in 2019.

Chongqing Mayor Tang Liangzhi (2nd from right) met with Cincinnati delegation at the Smart China Expo in 2019.

LES Pittsburgh Chapter Event – Special Events: China

LES Pittsburgh Chapter Event – Special Events: China

Western Perspective to Deal Making in China – Stories and Lessons & Chinese Business Culture and Getting Deals Done

Date/Time:

March 24, 2020
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Location:

Eddie Merlot’s Restaurant
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Ave #100
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Program:

The event is open to all. The event will feature a lunch followed by two panel discussions.
1.5 credits of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education are available.

Connect with Pittsburgh corporate, academic, legal, technical and business professionals for a Special Focus Event on China hosted by the Pittsburgh chapter of LES (the Licensing Executives Society) from noon to 2 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Eddie Merlot’s Restaurant downtown.

The Pittsburgh LES chapter provides a forum for networking and exchange of information on all aspects of business dealmaking, such as licensing, intellectual property, valuation, diligence and negotiation to benefit the Pittsburgh business community.

This Special Event starts at noon with networking and lunch, followed at 12:30 pm by two panel discussions led by John Carney, Managing Director of China IPExchange, formerly Director of Licensing for Aptiv PLC/Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC.

The first 45 minute panel discussion will focus on “Western Perspective to Deal Making in China – Stories and Lessons”.

The second 45 minute panel discussion will focus on: “Chinese Business Culture and Getting Deals Done”.

Moderator:

John Carney, Managing Director of China IPExchange, formerly Director of Licensing for Aptiv PLC/Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC.

Featured panelists include:

David Schramm, Esq., Head of Patents and Licensing for Bayer Medical Care
Andrew Siminerio, Esq., Senior Counsel for Vitro Flat Glass LLC and PPG Industries, Inc.
Sunny Yang, Esq., PorterWright
Susan Chang, Ph.D. Technical Manager at TASI, Inc.
Tao He, Chinese Culture Diversity and Inclusion Speaker for the MidWest US Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Registration:

LES Member (no CLE): $30
LES Member (with PA CLE): $45
Non-member (no CLE): $50
Non-member (PA CLE): $65

LES/LESI is a leading worldwide non-profit organization of 10,000+ business, intellectual property, and technology professionals providing networking and educational opportunities. The Pittsburgh chapter’s web page can be found at: https://www.lesusacanada.org/group/PITT

We will hold quarterly events on topics of interest to the Pittsburgh business community.

Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in attending our events or joining LES.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Dean Alderucci, Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University and LES Member, alderucci@cmu.edu

Aditya Gottumukkala, Intellectual Asset Manager/Strategist, PPG Industries, Inc. and LES Member aditya@ppg.com

Ann Cannoni, Esq., Partner, The Webb Law Firm and LES Board Member acannoni@webblaw.com

NKY International Festival

You are cordially invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies celebration at the inaugural NKY International Festival. Join us to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the international communities that call Northern Kentucky home.

WHEN

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will conclude at 10:30 a.m. with a Parade of Nations led by Boone County Schools students.

WHERE

Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

RSVP

Debby Shipp at dshipp@nkychamber.com
RSVP should include your name, title, organization you represent and contact information. For more information about the festival, send questions to Debby Shipp or call (859) 835-6003.

The Economic Impacts of the US- China Phase One Trade Deal

A panel discussion and luncheon hosted by:
Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce / Cincinnati Economics Organization

When: Wednesday, March 11th, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Learning Center, 3 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH

Cost: $20 per person, includes buffet lunch from Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant

Registration: https://phaseonetradedeal.eventbrite.com

Introductory Speaker:Tyler Shields, U.S. Department of Commerce

Tyler Shields is the Director of the China and Mongolia office in the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this capacity, he helps

Panelists:

Kevin Kahn. Kevin is a local entrepreneur and business owner and in the international business world for over 25 years. His company, K2 Industrial Controls International supports manufacturing jobs in the USA by exporting Made in USA industrial valves, pumps and fitting products, primarily into China.

Marvin H. Cunningham III. Since 2004, Mr. Cunningham has served as a member of the Long-Stanton Manufacturing Executive Team. Through various positions at Long-Stanton Asia, Mr. Cunningham has developed extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of Chinese business management and operation within the manufacturing industry.

Steve Albert. Steve Albert is East West Path’s Managing Director. In 2016, he found the company to provide Chinese clients an alternative to the EB-5 investor visa. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Chanhee Han. Chanhee is an international trade attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC. As a core member of the firm’s International Services Group, Chanhee has extensive experience helping companies with mitigating the impact of recently imposed tariff increases through tariff classification, tariff engineering, first sale, and other methods.

We are grateful to UC’s Kautz-Uible Economics Institute for their sponsorship of this event.

2020 Chinese Chamber Lunar New Year Gala

2020 Chinese Chamber Lunar New Year Gala
Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 8 pm
99 Restaurant in Sharonville

This momentous event is our opportunity to celebrate the most important holiday in Asian culture together. We want to bring the business community of Cincinnati (and beyond) together to mix, mingle and enjoy a fine evening of Chinese cultural celebration. Our program includes a lion dance to start the proceedings, followed by plenty of time for networking and enjoying Asian-inspired cuisine by 99 Restaurant’s highly trained chefs. We garner improved relations between China and Cincinnati and we want to invite you to help us do it.

Guest Speaker

We are fortunate to have Dr. Robert Riegle joining us this year to speak about how the US-China relationship may play a role in the global economy and security. Dr. Reigle has performed work in North America, South America, Central America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Riegle has developed security solutions for National Security Agencies, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement organizations worldwide. Dr. Riegle served in the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service including appointments as DHS representative to the Department of Justice’s Global Justice Initiative, the Co-chair of the National Fusion Center Coordination Group and as an advisory member of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council. Prior to working at DHS, Dr. Riegle worked at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Strategic Communications Area and at the Defense Intelligence Agency with the National Intelligence Support Team, serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.