DCBA May Newsletter 2017

Don't Miss This Chance to Jump-start Your Business in China,
and Hear Jack Ma Speak
Don't miss this unprecedented opportunity to get in on the future infrastructure of commerce, and to hear Alibaba founder Jack Ma's only 2017 open public speaking engagement on June 20-21 in Detroit.
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The Detroit Chinese Business Association 
Advisory Board Meeting 2017
On Saturday April 29th of 2017, The DCBA held their annual advisory board meeting at the Capital Grille in Somerset Collection, Troy, MI. Newly elected DCBA President Brian Gao & Advisory Board Chair Jason Luo were Co-hosts for the reception, meeting and luncheon.

Back row left: Sonny Wang, Shusheng Wang, Luis Canales, Matt Gibb, David Wang, Brian Gao, Jason Luo, Jason He, James R. Cambridge, Frank Yang, Milan Stevanovich. Front row left: Jun Zhang, Irena Politano, Cathy Cui, Michelle Wang, Stephanie Young, Terry Onica
Mr. Lou welcomed all of the advisors and special guests during the reception, while Brian's luncheon presentation provided the board insights into the new DCBA organizational structure, shared updates, forging new initiatives and future expectations.


Attending representatives of the Advisory Board shared their ideas, thoughts and all reconfirmed their commitment of support of DCBA's plans and suggestions that Brian proposed for 2017 and beyond.
Nantong Haian and Lawrence Technological University
Collaboration Meeting on May 7th
The Deputy Mayor of Nantong, Mr. Lu Weidong, along with the leaders from Haian County visited the Metro Detroit Area recently to conduct a series of investigations, communications and negotiations. 

On May 7th, Deputy Mayor Lu and his team visited the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Accompanied by Hsiao-Ping Moore, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts College, Deputy Mayor Lu and his team were given a tour around the campus as well as the key laboratories, listened to an introduction of the university including advantages and key disciplines and expressed their expectation for further communication and cooperation with the university in the fields of education and culture.

As the organizer of this meeting, the President of the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA), Mr. Brian Gao, hosted the event. During the meeting, Deputy Mayor Lu, Provost Maria Vaz of Lawrence Technological University, and Mr. Kenson J. Siver, Mayor of Southfield city, presented speeches respectively. They expressed their common expectation of long-term cooperation and communication in the future. Mr. Tom Watkins, an old friend of the DCBA and someone whom is known for his expertise in China, made the closing statement for the event and specifically complimented the DCBA for their outstanding contribution in establishing this cooperative relationship. In the end, souvenirs were exchanged between the two parties as memorable gifts.

Communication Meeting between 
Taizhou Gaogang and Oakland County on May15th
The secretary of Gaogang District Committee, Ms. Gu Ping, along with the leaders from Gaogang district visited Oakland County on May 15th with the purpose of continuing open communications and exploring possible collaborations.
The event was hold at the Iroquois Club of Oakland County. As the organizer of this event, the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) invited more than 70 guests from various industries and companies. During the delegation mixer dinner, Mr. Brian Gao, President of the DCBA, hosted the event. Ms. Gu Ping and Irene Spanos, Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs of Oakland County, presented speeches respectively. Ms. Spanos and Ms. Gu introduced the regional advantages and the key industries of Oakland county and Gaogang district respectively, and expressed their expectations to further communicate and cooperate with each other in the medical and automotive industries. Both parties specifically complimented the DCBA for their outstanding contribution in hosting this event and establishing this cooperative relationship.
During the event, several local high-tech companies in Michigan presented their key projects to the delegation and expressed their ideas to contact and discuss with venture capital group or investment companies who are interested in these projects. Please contact DCBA for more information.

Special thanks to our key sponsors EY and BDO.

Michigan-China Business Matchmaking Forum
The Michigan-China Business Matchmaking Forum was held on May 11th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The event was co-hosted by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery and Electronics (CCCME), Michigan-China Innovation Center (MCIC), Consulate General of the PRC in Chicago, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), US Department of Commerce, Detroit China Business Association (DCBA) and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC). More than 100 Chinese company leaders from enterprises in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Inner Mongolia and Hebei, and 200 from Michigan participated this grand event.
During the forum, VP of International Trade & Procurement Programs of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Trevor Pawl, gave the welcoming Remarks. Then, Vice Chairperson of CCCME, Liu Chun, Consul General of General Consulate of the PRC in Chicago, Hong Lei, and Governor of the State of Michigan, Rick Snyder, gave speeches respectively. Vice Director General, Zhejiang Department of Commerce, Han Jie, gave an introduction to Doing Business in Zhejiang and promised to provide strong support to Zhejiang companies investing in Michigan as well as Michigan companies investing in Zhejiang, promoting economic development of both sides. Several Chinese enterprises also shared their experiences of investing in Michigan. Finally, enterprises from both sides had an initial communication through the business matchmaking (four thirty-minute sessions), hoping that they could find a niche partner in Michigan and develop lasting partnerships into the future.
Chinese Supplier Exhibition on May 19th
On May 19th, a Chinese Supplier Exhibition was successfully held at the Edward Hotel and Conference Center in Dearborn.
Since China has become rapidly the largest automotive market in the world, many US companies are leveraging Chinese automotive suppliers for the benefit of high quality goods at a very competitive price. However, the cost of this global sourcing phenomenon for US companies is inevitable both financially and culturally. Thus, the purpose of the exhibition was to create opportunities for Chinese Suppliers to investment and sell directly to US OEMs and/or Tier suppliers, opening manufacturing, setting up R&D centers and sales offices in Michigan. This exhibition invited many Chinese automotive suppliers to present their products and attracted hundreds of US OEM buyers to visit and communicate with the suppliers. Furthermore, several professional service companies such as Dickinson Wright, Hylant and Comerica Bank were on site to provide necessary support in entering North America market for the Chinese suppliers.
All exhibitors were very satisfied with the Expo and networking results. They expressed appreciation to the STARTYCHE Company for the successful organization of the event as well as its effort in bringing this opportunity.
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