China Business Outlook Presented by WTCSD and HSBC Bank

Jan 30, 2014


10th Annual event features experts on Chinese economy, business strategies and investments.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — JANUARY 27, 2014 — The World Trade Center San Diego, along with HSBC Bank USA will sponsor a China symposium on Thursday, February 6 from 3:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the University of California San Diego Faculty Club located at 9500 Gilman Drive #0121, San Diego, CA 92093.

The China Business Outlook will feature interactive panels with local international business representatives, industry experts, members of the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The focus for the panels will be China Business Strategies and Understanding Investment Trends in the U.S. and China.

Speakers will include Ron Roberts, County Supervisor, District #4; Barry Naughton, UCSD Professor of Chinese Economy, International Relations and Pacific Studies; and Amy Kreps and Travis Mosier from the International Trade Administration, Office of China and Mongolia. John Drew, HSBC Global Markets will speak on Investment Patterns in China.

Richard Cant, Regional Director of the Shanghai Office of Dezan Shira & Associates will provide the keynote address. Based in Shanghai, Cant guides foreign individuals and companies through the process of establishing, maintaining and expanding their businesses in China.

Panel members include international representatives and specialists from regional companies, including: Jim Mayfield, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration; Tim Martin, Aerospace Consultant; Stephanie Barry, International Sales Director for WD-40; Dave Roberts from OSIsoftlabs; Jack Bell of Pantek Partners; David Jiang from BIOCOM; a representative from the City of Shenzhen and Tim Kelly with the Imperial Valley EDC.

The evening will conclude with a special reception and performance in celebration of Chinese New Year. It will include a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres and networking. An opportunity drawing will be held for a round-trip flight to Hong Kong, courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airline.

Sponsors for this 10th annual event also include the Unified Port of San Diego, Dezan Shira & Associates, Invest HK — The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, and UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

The fee to attend is $50.00 for members of the World Trade Center San Diego; non-members are $70.00; please register online at or call (619) 615-0868.

For more information or to sign up to become an investor in the Asia Desk of the World Trade Center San Diego please contact Tricia Dietz, World Trade Center San Diego Asia Desk Director, at, phone 619.615.0868

WTCSD provides comprehensive research, international trade services, and key introductions to facilitate and expand business opportunities for regional and worldwide business members and corporate clients. Operating under the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City, WTCSD is able to leverage contacts and databases in over 100 countries and 330 global markets, providing direct access to the largest international trade network in the world.

WTCSD is a formal private-public partnership established in 1994 with the City of San Diego, the Unified Port of San Diego, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Governed by a board of directors that include 45 of San Diego’s top international business professionals, community leaders, educators, and government officials, it operates as a 501(C)6 non-profit corporation. With over 2 million affiliated businesses, it is one of the largest professional associations in the world.


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