Dallas, TX, February 28, 2018 -- Global Chamber® Dallas is excited to announce its first partnership with the U.S. - China Foreign Trade Center. While the organization has hosted events on business in Asia in the past, this will be the first trade event in partnership with the China Foreign Trade Centre, in an effort to promote The Canton Fair and give the DFW businesses the scoop on import-export opportunities with China. This one of a kind initiative will be held on March 6th, 2018, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT, at The Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
Set to start in mid-April, The China Import and Export Fair, also known as “The Canton Fair,” in Guangzhou is “co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC and People’s Government of the Guandong Province, and organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre.” With a long uninterrupted tradition, The Canton Fair has been notorious both for its grandiose scale and comprehensive display, attracting a vast array of international buyers and exhibitors, and generating huge business turnover in China. The accumulated export volume to date has amounted to about USD 1.2635 trillion, while the total number of overseas buyers has reached 8.03 million. The fair has tallied 25,000 exhibitors, 200,000 buyers, and 210 countries represented each year.
A representative from the China Foreign Trade Centre will discuss the Canton Fair via video conference, and there will be a panel of experts in person to discuss “Managing Challenges of Doing Business in China”. This discussion will be moderated by Steve Boenick from Hillwood Properties. With his vast expertise in global supply chains, urban development, and international investment, Mr. Boenick will guide the conversation with the event’s distinguished guests that will discuss law, foreign currency, exporting and business in general. Guest speakers include Mei Zhang, associate in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, Gary MacDowell, Executive Vice President of Global Sales of Dollamur Sport Surfaces, Dr. Chunke Su, Associate Professor, at the UTA Department of Communication, and Oscar Arriaza, Senior Vice President at Bank of Texas.
This event is hosted by Global Chamber®, a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metros taking on the world of global business. We have a presence on every continent with chapters worldwide that are either active and running or have an Executive Director training to launch their chapters. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow a business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. Co-sponsoring this event with the China Foreign Trade Center is Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
Not even “gods can’t help those who don’t seize opportunities,” this old Chinese proverb says, so come join us, bring your globie friends, make new ones, and learn. Registration for this event is still open.