Repost from Central Valley Business Times http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=23528
By LODI May 30, 2013
Twenty business leaders from the Shanghai region of China will visit the Central Valley next week.
They will stop in Lodi on June 6 and travel to Fresno on June 7.
Earlier in the week they will be in San Francisco, the trip sponsored by the US-China Business & Culture Association.
In San Francisco, they will attend a ceremony at which ChinaSF, whose mission is job creation in San Francisco, and the US-China Business & Culture Association sign a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of promoting job-generation and trade by providing transparent bilateral access to the government, business and educational communities of both greater China and San Francisco.
“Since the initial introduction from our friends at the Chinese Consulate, we immediately recognized the value we could bring San Francisco by closely cooperating with the US-China Business & Culture Association”, says Darlene Chiu Bryant, executive director of ChinaSF.
Tie Zhang, president of the US-China Business & Culture Association, says that by developing a strategic partnership with ChinaSF, his organization will be able to provide their 3,000 plus members additional premium access and benefits.
“Most of our members already know in general terms that San Francisco offers many unique opportunities and advantages to the Chinese investor, but in order to actually execute a wise investment strategy, they need a team of honest advisors that they can rely upon,” he says.
In Lodi and Fresno, the delegation is scheduled to meet local chamber of commerce and government leaders.