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2002 US-China Business Building & Matchmaking Conference (Shanghai,Tsingdao and Beijing)

Organized by US-China Exchange Association (USCEA), US Department of Commerce (US DOC), US Small Business Administration (US SBA), New Jersey State Commerce & Economic Growth Commission, Pennsylvania State Department of Community & Economic Development, US Global Business Roundtable, and other organizations, 2002 US-China Business Building Conference was held in Shanghai, Qingdao and Beijing, China from August 26 through 30, 2002. An US trade mission with more than 90 members from more than 10 states in United States and more than 1500 Chinese company executives from the Shanghai, Qingdao and Beijing areas in China attended this significantly international business event in 2002.

This is the third large-scope business building conference that UCIEAA organized since last year. It received strong endorsement from both US and Chinese government. Mr. Guancong Huang, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Political Consultative Council, Mr. Jingyan Hu, Director General of Foreign Investment Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) of China, Ms. Aimin Zang, Executive Deputy Mayor of Qingdao City, Dr. Jiankun He, Executive Vice President of Tsinghua University from China side, and Dr, George Wang, President of UCIEAA, Mr. Michael Pappas, Regional Administrator of US SBA and former US Congressman, Mr. William Spitler, Director of New York Center of US DOC, Ms. Fleeta Barnes, Vice President of NJ State Commerce & Economic Growth Commission, Tony Caldwell, Director of NJ Office of International Trade & Protocol, Frank Garcia, Vice President of Global Business Roundtable, and Ms. Fran Close, Chairwoman of Alliance of International Women Entrepreneurs from US attended this conference.

Attending US and Chinese companies covered wide range of industries and businesses, including electric, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, chemical, machinery, electronic appliance, apparel, construction materials, household products, consulting, and other products. Within the conference, one-on-one meetings between US and Chinese companies were arranged. According to the statistics reported by Shanghai, Qingdao and Beijing government agencies, more than 200 ¡°Intent of Cooperation¡± were signed during the conference, involved potential contact value more than $US 600 million. Some US companies will go to China again, and some Chinese companies will come to the States soon, to follow up the business leads generated from the conference.

During the conference, 2002 US-China Business Forum and Chinese Business Environment News Conference were also organized for US and Chinese attendees. Organizng Committee also arranged company visit to Qingdao Economic Development Zone, Qingdao Free Zone, Beijing Qinghua Science Park and Beijing Zhangguang 101 Group Corporation for US trade mission members. The events were widely covered by China¡¯s Central TV, Beijing TV, Shanghai TV, Qingdao TV and many other medias.

Mr. Michael Pappas, Former Congressman, Regional Administrator of US SBA was speaking on ¡°Business Cooperation between US and Chinese MSC



Conference Venue
Conference¡¯s Opening Ceremony