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CONFERENCE AGENDA (2010)

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Patrick D. Mulcahy
Conference Chairman, SCRDEC, CEO, Team China/California
Introduction to Conference.


Andrew Pan
Senior Advisor, North American Office of Shenzhen, China
Mr. Pan has a decade of experience in transforming Shenzhen into one of China's most financially successful cities. Andrew provides case histories of US companies with successful market entry tactics and resources for the California exporter. Shenzhen was the first Special Economic Zone founded by Deng Xiaoping, the Father of Chinese Capitalism, in the early 1980's.


Jason Childs
Staco Systems, Inc.
How does a California high-tech avionics company create demand from the Chinese aviation industry? Staco is the world's leading provider of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) solutions for the aviation industry with a growing presence in China. Mr. Childs was the recipient of the 2009 Dept. of Commerce Export Award.


Marvin Sepe
COO, Composite Technologies Inc., a publically held exporter, Irvine, California.
CTC broke though the barriers to enter the Chinese electricity sector. Now they are the leading exporter to China of high efficiency conductors for electrical transmission grid systems. How did they accomplish this? The Chinese State Grid has designated CTT cable as a "green product" to be used on the grid. A true American success story!


Mr. Kok-Chi Tsim
Managing Director and Senior Relationship Executive at JPMorgan/Chase
Responsible for bringing JPMorgan Chase's international capabilities to Commercial Banking clients in the US. Mr. Kok-Chi will speak about how US banks help facilitate doing business in China in areas like trade finance and exporting to China, which ultimately leads to job growth for US businesses. He will also touch on the topic of establishing a presence within China to support the growth of US businesses and provide valuable tips on doing business there.


Ms. Marianne Hughes
Export Finance Manager, Export Import Bank of America (EXLM), Newport Beach
Gives insider tips on how to gain additional government financial support with loan guarantees and export financing and other services. Learn about the significant, long-sought changes to its finance offerings for small companies trying to build an export business.


Ms. Su Ho
Partner, KPMG, LLP
Lead China business and tax specialist for the firm with extensive experience in helping start-up companies to manage both US and China finance issues including mergers, acquisitions and investment. Her speech last year was downloaded more than 400 times! A bottom line, how-to presentation for the seasoned and new- to-export manager.


Jeff Williamson
Deputy Director, State of California Statewide Director of the Centers for International Trade Development, Assistant Deputy Director of the Governer's Office of Economic Development.
Speaks about increasing California Exports.


Ms. Shu Luo Mei
Chief Commercial Consul, Chinese Consulate, PRC, Los Angeles
She gives a 2010 perspective on trade, investment and the current economic impact on California-China trade relations. Her front-line perspective from the LA Consulate on current trade and government-to-government relations is important to every exporter.


Ms. Nana Qi
Business Manager, BYD Automotive, Shenzhen, China & Los Angeles
BYD is among China's most successful companies. This Chinese alternative-energy auto maker is establishing its North American headquarters in downtown LA. What was their selection criterion? Why Los Angeles? Learn the critical steps involved in how LA won the battle for this important job-producing company. The announcement is an important step forward in attracting green businesses to the City and represents a big win for Los Angeles.


Ms. Julia H. Son
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Talks about the increase in California exports to Hong Kong .


Ms. Antonette Eckert
Director of AsiaCalifornia Travel & Tourism Commission
As the California Travel & Tourism Commission's (CTTC) international marketing director for Asia, Antonette oversees brand advertising, cooperative marketing, technology, travel trade and media relations for CTTC's international offices in Asia – effectively leveraging CTTC's $50 million marketing plan. What is the impact on the California tourism industry? How does this one-year new agency stimulate revenue for California?


Mr. John Lu
President, Best of USA Marketing, Los Angeles
Mr. Lu is a sought-after speaker as he espouses Asia travel to California and the US. He works closely with major Convention & Visitors Bureaus in California and the US to market the US as a destination to China and other Asian nation's travelers.


Mr. Bryan Zhuang
President, Century Vacation Corp. USA
Mr. Zhuang has over 1000 staff in China to encourage visitors to the US. The company is rank as the #1 tour operator in Shenzhen.


Mr. William Zarit
Minister Counselor, Commercial Affairs, US Embassy, Beijing
Mr. Zarit has a global perspective on doing business in China for US exporters. His perspective on current US trade issues and it effect on exporters to China will be relevant.

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