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Trade & Investment with China - MBITA Santa Cruz Chapter Luncheon

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Sep 29, 2006, 11:30 AM - Friday, Sep 29, 2006, 01:30 PM
Venue: China One International Buffet
Address: 525 Water St.
City / State / Country: Santa Cruz / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-335-4780
Email: cristina@mbita.org
URL: http://www.mbita.org
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA), and the Monterey Export Assistance Center (EAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) cordially invite you to attend a special luncheon meeting in Santa Cruz on China trade and investment for MBITA members and associates.

This luncheon will also provide background information to delegates that will participates in MBITA’s upcoming California – Hunan Trade Mission on November 11th (http://tradedelegations.com/hunan/2006)


Cliff Warren, principal of Warren Consulting Group and former CEO of Raytek Corporation (http://www.raytek.com ), will be giving a presentation on how he opened up markets for Raytek in China at the beginning of China’s economic expansion. Mr. Warren will discuss the challenges, pitfalls and successful methods he implemented to grow the Raytek brand in China. His presentation will include his special insight into the subtleties an American businessperson needs to be aware of when developing a successful China marketing strategy.

Tate Miller, Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) (http://www.miis.edu, has considerable experience related to China’s real estate development and construction industry. Residing in China for several years, his company helped developed and build \'western style\' housing for China\'s emerging upper-middle class. Mr. Miller will discuss his unique experiences of working with the Chinese public and private sectors in the development and implementation of his successful Chinese construction venture.

Phillip Clardy, Financial Advisor of Merril Lynch (http://www.ml.com), has an extensive background working and teaching in China. His knowledge of the subtleties of doing business in China compared to American business methods is very valuable. Mr. Clardy will present an overview of experiences of working and teaching in China and discuss the challenges and sometimes misunderstandings that Americans encounter with their Chinese counterparts.

MBITA is organizing a special trade mission to the Hunan province of China on November 11th. A presentation will be made on the many opportunities existing in Hunan including exporting agri-technology and food processing technologies, importing nutraceutical ingredients and foreign direct investment, strategic alliances and joint ventures opportunities.

For speaker bios visit http://www.mbita.org/china_luncheon2006_bios.pdf

Price: $25 members; $35 non-members (online registration until September 28@ 5:00pm
Pay @ door: $30 members, $40 non-members (cash or checks only)

Reservations required
Contact the MBITA office at 831-335-4780 cristina@mbita.org

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