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US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED


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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 26 2014 7:06 PM

DOTHAN: This afternoon at 5 pm the US-China Manufacturing Symposium kicked off with last mintue registration. In the morning the symposium will kick off at 9 am with remarks from Dothan Mayor mike Schimtz and Raymond Cheng. Below is the two day's schedule.   


 


US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM


March 27


Venue:


Dothan Civic Center


8:00 a.m.


Registration Opens


9:00 a.m.


Symposium Opens


Welcome remarks


• Mayor Mike SCHMITZ


Mayor of Dothan, AL



• Raymond CHENG


Founder/CEO, SoZo Group


9:10 a.m.



Opening Remarks by the Governor


• Governor Robert BENTLEY via Video Link


9:15 a.m.



Right Time, Right Place, Right People


• Mr. Ronnie CHAN,


Businessman, philanthropist and Co-Chair of the


Asia Society.


9:30 a.m.


 


China Going Global


• Minister Ning HE


Minister, Office of Economic and Commercial


Affairs, Embassy of China in USA.


9:45 a.m.



 


Why invest in USA?


• Secretary Francisco SANCHEZ


former US Under Secretary for


International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce.


10:00 a.m.



 


What we have to offer? Community’s presentations


• 6 communities @ 5 minutes each


Dothan, AL


Thomasville, AL


Center Point, AL


Huntersville, NC


Monroeville, AL


 


South Carolina.


10:30 a.m.


Networking Break


11:00 a.m.


Chinese Communities


Introducing Chinese companies and communities present at the


Symposium — Dalian and Yingkou of the Liaoning Province, and


Shunde of the Guangdong Province.


Raymond Cheng, Ken Li and Linda Yang


11:15 a.m.


 


Removing Tinted Glasses


USA


o Ken TUCK,


SoZo Communications Director



o Bob WOODALL,


Chairman of Dothan Area Chamber of


Commerce


 


o Jill SWAIN,


Mayor, Huntersville, NC


China


o Juliana LAM,


Managing Director, AML Grou


o Loretta LEE,


Chairperson, Loretta Lee Ltd.


o John LING,


Managing Director of Asia Office, South Carolina


Department of Commerce


11:45 a.m.



 


Understanding China and Building Sustainable Bridges with China


— Dialog with Sidney


• Sidney RITTENBERG,


President, Rittenberg and Associates, Inc.


12:05 p.m.


Building a sustainable business - Dialog with Loretta Lee


• Loretta LEE


Chairperson, Loretta Lee Ltd, businesswoman


12:20 p.m.


Working with Federal Government


Jim DAVIS,


partner, Holland and Knight


12:30 p.m.


On a Green Mission


• David YEUNG,


Founder, Green Monday


• Juliana LAM


Managing Director, AML Group


12:45 p.m.


Lunch


Town hall meeting with Minister Ning HE


2:15 p.m.


Manufacturing Trends


Pane


• Mark STEVENS,


Partner, Wipfli LLP (CPAs and Consultants)


• Graham TROMANS,


Principal Industry Consultant, GP Tromans Associates


• Ning LIAN,


CEO and General Manager of Dothan 3D


2:45 p.m.


From Congress to Economic Development, Job Creation in USA


• Jo BONNER


Vice Chancellor, University of Alabama


3:00 p.m


Job Creation in China — The Dalian Story


• Secretary Jihua WU,


The Party Secretary, Xigang District, Dalian


3:15 p.m.


Networking Break


3:45 p.m.


Growing and Engaging Customers


 


• Mark STEVENS,


Partner, Wipfli LLP (CPAs and Consultants)


• Terrence KERSCHER,


Partner, Wipfli LLP (CPAs and Consultants)


4:15 p.m.


The New way to pay


- Thomas GRANT,


U.S. Director, Global Foreign Exchange, BBVA.


4:30 p.m.


The Role of Education in Economic Development


• Dr. Jack HAWKINS,


Chancellor, Troy University


4:45 p.m.


Day 1 Program ends


6-10 p.m.


International Foster Fest




Day 2 March 28


Venue:


Dothan Civic Center


9:00 a.m.


US-China Relationship Building — Business meeting


10:00 a.m.


Business Canvas Mapping Workshop: Mark Stevens, Partner, Wipfili LLP


What is important to us?


Juliana Lam, Managing Director, AML Group


11:00 a.m.


Recap of Day 1


11:15 a.m.


Dialog with U.S. Senator Sessions


• U.S. Sen. Jeff SESSIONS


11:45 a.m.


Earthpulse Foundation


• Hing CHAO,


founder


• Juliana LAM,


Managing Director, AML Group


12:00 p.m.


Announcements


12:15 p.m.


Networking Lunch


1:30 p.m.


Financing your expansion


• April CHAN,


Senior Credit Products Office


• Jeff WILLIAMS,


International Manager, BBVA


1:45 p.m.


2:30 p.m.


Maximizing full potential of US-China relationships


• Mayor Mike SCHMITZ


• Juliana LAM — Manufacturing


• Mark STEVENS — Technologies


• Xiangrong MEI — China Legal


• Jo BONNER — Education and Federal


• Ning LIAN — Manufacturing


South Carolina — Lessons Learned


• Mr. John LING


Managing Director of Asia Office, South Carolina


Department of Commerce


2:45 p.m.


The Myth about corporate structure, financing your expansion and


taxes


— Aaron GRUNDMAN


Partner, Deloitte


3:00 p.m.


Choosing the Right Location


Darin BUELOW,


Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP


3:15 p.m.


Alabama Advantage


• Sec. Greg CANFIELD,


Secretary of Department of Commerce, AL


3:30 p.m.


Day 2 Program Ends


7:00 p.m.


Gala




US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED

US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED


US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED

US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED

US-CHINA MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM HAS STARTED

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