Exporter Forum -Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends




Export Series

International Trade Assistance Center at
Raj Soin College of Business
Wright State University
February 2015
The Exporter Forum
Date: March 6, 2015

Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Location: 248 Rike Hall,

Wright State University

Cost: No cost to attend, but registration is required.

For questions or additional information, contact the ITAC at 937.775.3524 or email kathy.marshalek

CLICK here to register.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Directions, parking instructions and other details will be sent before the program.

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Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends

Friday – March 6, 2015
8:30 am – 10:30 am

China is a $10 trillion economy growing at 7 percent annually and is reshaping our global economy. Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has at times opened the door wide for foreign companies to participate in its domestic economic growth. In fact, American exports to China have grown faster than to any other nation. Here is your chance to hear from the experts and gather facts to help with your decision.

This program will address trends shaping the next phase of China’s economic growth, which industries might benefit the most, and product localization tips.

Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends program will explain and explore the following topics:

  • Business culture & practices and what to expect
  • Macro and segment market analysis
  • Competition landscape
  • Capital access strategies to fund export activities
  • China FDA Regulatory Guidelines
  • Key potential customer profiling
  • Existing manufacturer and distributor mapping
  • Product localization strategies
  • Supply chain modeling
  • Development of Government partnerships to support marketing strategies
  • Comprehensive go-to-market proposals
  • Sales, Marketing and distribution in preferred product categories
  • Development of economic development incentives to support company growth

This program is for you, if you are considering or are actively exporting or importing from China and interested in protecting and maximizing your trade with China.

The presenters:

David J. Robinson provides business consulting services for capital access, infrastructure financing, business development, economic development and public affairs as Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, and gained over $100M in funding for economic development projects.

Joe Dorrian specializes in China cross border initiatives such as market research, entry strategies,supply chain development and distribution consulting services as Principal for Transom Shields Group, LLC and lived in China from 2000-13 directing supply chain and commercial distribution for both General Electric Aircraft Engines and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The International Trade Assistance Center of Ohio (ITAC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The ITAC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the WSU ITAC at 937-775-3524.
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About Greater Dayton MBAC

The City of Dayton Human Relations Council is host to the Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC). A component of the State of Ohio Development Services Agency, MBAC provides management and technical assistance, procurement information, bonding assistance, cost estimating services and organizational assessments. For businesses engaged in the construction sector, the Center also provides Construction & Plan Room assistance. MBAC offers free assistance to minority, woman and small businesses in Montgomery, Green, Clark, Dark, Preble, and Miami counties of Ohio.

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