DCBA Annual Advisory Board Meeting & Sponsors Appreciation Dinner 2018

On November 16th (Friday) afternoon, the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) held their annual advisory board meeting & sponsors appreciation day at the Global HQ of Nexteer automotive in Auburn Hills.

President, Brian Gao reviewed the activities and achievements of the DCBA for the past year and shared the future plans. He thanked to the Advisory board’s advice, guidance, suggestions, and the long-term support of our organization.

At 3:30 PM in the afternoon, the annual sponsors of the DCBA also joined us at Nexteer’s Global HQ to participate in tours, presentations, refreshments and business networking.

The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Tao Liu introduced the company to the guests as one of the world’s largest auto suppliers and industry leaders. Nexteer has achieved remarkable results and good development under the current impact of Sino-US economic and trade relations.

Nexteer’s VP Government relations Mr. Jerry Rush and his team led the guests to tour the company as well.


At 5 pm, all 120 guests moved up the street to the Crown Plaza Hotel for reception and dinner.

President Gao introduced the new DCBA sponsors accrued in 2018, and invited their company’s representatives to give a brief introduction about the company.

The Winners of the annual DCBA Excellence Awards were Nexteer and PAGE Toyota/Honda for their beyond the call of duty support of our organization which has allowed us to promote our regions assets to the local and global audience.

Ms. Wang Wei from PAGE TOYOTA/HONDA accepted the trophy


Mr. Liu Tao from the chief operating officer of NEXTEER accepted the trophy

DCBA celebrated the operations of our new China Visa Application Service Center and announced the launch of a group health insurance program, working with MARSH to provide comprehensive solutions to solve the challenges of medical insurance for SME’s and large groups.

DCBA Sponsors Joyson, Miller Canfield and many others are already onboard.

Mr. Gary Abernathy from Marsh gave the guests an overview of the health care solution and welcomed the needs of companies and individuals.

At the end of the meeting, a lottery was held. Mr. Jim Paye, Vice President of A123, and Mr. Joseph Buick of Marsh McLennan, respectively, selected the raffle prize winners.

Congratulations to Mr. Feng Weiqiu for the $100 Fogo De Chao VIP card.


Congratulations to Mr. Zhou Xianliang for his membership in R&S Sharf Golf Course, worth $1100 a year.

Once again, we are grateful to all the advisory committee members, sponsors and partners for their support. We look forward to working closely with you in the New Year (2019) to better serve everyone and contribute to the bilateral academic, business, cultural, economic and employment development of our State of Michigan.