Exporter Forum -Doing Business in China

An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends

When
   8:30 – 10:30 AM  March 6, 2015
Where
   020 Rike Hall, Wright State University
Cost:   No cost to attend, but registration is required.

China is a $10 trillion economy growing at 7 percent annually and is reshaping our global economy. Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has at times opened the door wide for foreign companies to participate in its domestic economic growth. In fact, American exports to China have grown faster than to any other nation.  Here is your chance to hear from the experts and gather facts to help with your decision.

This program will address trends shaping the next phase of China’s economic growth, which industries might benefit the most, and product localization tips.Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends program will explain and explore the following topics:

*    Business culture & practices and what to expect
*    Macro and segment market analysis
*    Competition landscape
*    Capital access strategies to fund export activities
*    China FDA Regulatory Guidelines
*    Key potential customer profiling
*    Existing manufacturer and distributor mapping
*    Product localization strategies
*    Supply chain modeling
*    Development of Government partnerships to support marketing strategies
*    Comprehensive go-to-market proposals
*    Sales, Marketing and distribution in preferred product categories

Development of economic development incentives to support company growth.
This program is for you, if you are considering or are actively exporting or importing from China and interested in protecting and maximizing your trade with China.

The presenters:
David J. Robinson provides business consulting services for capital access, infrastructure financing, business development, economic development and public affairs as Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, and gained over $100M in funding for economic development projects.
Joe Dorrian specializes in China cross border initiatives such as market research, entry strategies,supply chain development and distribution consulting services as Principal for Transom Shields Group, LLC and lived in China from 2000-13 directing supply chain and commercial distribution for both General Electric Aircraft Engines and Thermo Fisher Scientific.The International Trade Assistance Center of Ohio (ITAC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The ITAC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

CLICK here to register.After you register, you will receive a confirmation email.  Directions, parking instructions and other details will be sent before the program.

For questions or additional information, contact the ITAC at 937.775.3524 or email kathy.marshalek[at]wright.edu

Chinese Investment in the US coupled with Building Guanxi

This month we’ve held two events. They happened to be on the same night. We saw a great turnout at both events.

First, we had a great discussion with our panel on Chinese investment. Thanks to one of our newest members, Miller Canfield, for collaborating on the project. Three panel members from Miller Canfield have worked rather closely with Fuyao Auto as they have worked to begin operations at a new plant in Moraine, Ohio. We had some great food and the Phoenix club turned out to be a great venue.

The after party took place at Rhinegeist, where we munched on Eli’s BBQ and held a drawing. Some lucky folks went home with brand new slippers for the coming winter. Join at our next Beer and Guanxi in December. We’ll be doing a charity drive. Details to come.

 
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Some shots from our Nov. 12 China investment panel

 

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A couple of photos from our Beer and Guanxi event at Rhinegeist, catered by Eli’s BBQ

Fuyao Auto Glass Update: Panel Discussion Nov. 12

Register

Miller Canfield and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will hold a discussion panel on Chinese investment in Middle America. You can register at this link or by clicking the button above.

The event is free for members.Networking and discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Nov. 12. It will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails in the historic Chef’s Room of the Phoenix club in downtown Cincinnati.

The panelists —  Yanping Wang, Shusheng Wang, and Matthew Steele — have intimate knowledge of Fuyao Auto Glass as they have worked to implement their expected $200 million investment in Ohio, the largest by a Chinese company ever in the buckeye state. Join us to learn about how this massive deal is progressing and what we can expect for the future of Chinese business in the region.

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Fall is Networking Season

Fall is a great time to get out after work and do some networking. It’s also great for learning about U.S.-China relations and Chinese investment in the Midwest. We have three events slated for fall so far, and we’ll probably see at least one more come up before the snow hits the ground in December. Here’s the lineup

CHINA Town Hall — Oct. 16 after work

Local Connections, National Relfections

We are teaming up with the National Committee on United States-China Relations Oct. 16 to offer a live teleconference on U.S.-China relations and our keynote speaker will be President Jimmy Carter.

The event will be from 6 to 8 pm at the Digitorium in Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics. You can click here to learn more and register.

We’ll have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a local talk by China hand Michael McCune. Join us for a national discussion on U.S.-China relations.

Beer and Guanxi — October tentative

Good Food, Good People, Good Guanxi

Come join us at this free event from 6 to 8 pm at Rhinegeist for networking, games, food and drinks. Our YP Committee members are currently finding the appropriate date. Stay tuned for the release of that information.

Our goal is to build a community to join the movement for making Cincinnati a more international city. So, if you are looking to meet new people and discuss ways of making Cincinnati better, you won’t want to miss this event.

Cincinnati Checklist — Nov. 12 after work

A Discussion on Chinese Investment in Middle America

Miller Canfield and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will hold a discussion panel on Chinese investment in Middle America. You can register at this link or by clicking the button above.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Nov. 12. It will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails in the historic Chef’s Room of the Phoenix club in downtown Cincinnati.

The panelists —  Yanping Wang, Shusheng Wang, and Matthew Steele — have intimate knowledge of Fuyao Auto Glass as they have worked to implement their expected $250 million investment in Ohio, the largest by a Chinese company ever in our great state. Join us to learn about how this massive deal went down and what we can expect for the future of Chinese business in the region.

 

Chinese Chamber adds leg-up to Silicon Valley pitch

Start-ups are always looking for a game-winning leg-up.

In the case of 3DLT, they got just what they needed from the Chinese Chamber.

Our executive director, Evan Brooks, was approached late Tuesday night to help the Northern Kentucky start-up, 3DLT, make their pitch to Chinese investors at Silicon Valley this weekend. Evan knew right away that the chamber had to pool all of their resources into this opportunity: After all, bringing Chinese investment to the region is our No. 1 priority.

See the Cincinnati Enquirer story here

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