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Las Vegas United States January 5 - 8 2017

Consumer Technology Association CES 2017 Exhibit Hours
Thursday, January 5: 10 AM-6 PM
Friday, January 6: 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday, January 7: 9 AM-6 PM
Sunday, January 8: 9 AM-4 PM
https://www.ces.tech/about-us 

Registration for CES 2017 opens on September 6 2016
https://www.ces.tech/Register-Plan/Register-Now 

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Honolulu Hawaii Thursday June 16 2016
Hawaii Society of Business Professionals
Let's Talk Leadership with Catherine Ngo, President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank
Luncheon Thursday, June 16 2016 11:30 - 1:30pm
Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki, Hawaii (Mauna Kea Ballroom)
Register online at www.hsbp.biz  by June 13 2016 (add $10 after June 13)
**Co-Sponsor: Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce www.hkckcc.org
Special Members/Partners rate: **$39.50 (all others $45.50)

Palo Alto California February 18 2016

"英國視中國為朋友,我們為什麼不(美國)"
"The U.K. sees China as a friend, Why don't we (the American)?" 
with Martin Jacques and Susan Shirk and moderated by George Koo

Thursday, February 18th, 2016  SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto 94303
6:00p.m. – Check In; 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Program

Buy ticket: $22/person
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-uk-sees-china-as-a-friend-why-dont-we-tickets-20905134821?aff=ebrowse&mc_cid=2c2246ea7b&mc_eid=3140ead53f 

As Great Britain enters what some are calling the “Golden Era” of relations with China, the United States continues with its tenuous and tense relationship with the Middle Kingdom. Given the historic closeness and cultural similarities between the US and the UK, what explains this tremendous difference in relations?

Understanding this question is relevant to the future of world peace and stability, and we have invited two speakers eminently qualified to shed light on this issue. Our speakers will describe the stark difference in reception of President Xi in both the US and China, why the UK is going its own way with Chinese relations, and the takeaways and implications arising from this issue.



Martin Jacques: Author of global best-seller When China Rules the World; Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University; Visiting Professor, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing; non-resident Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC; columnist for the Guardian.



Susan Shirk: Research Professor; Chair, 21st Century China Program at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, author of China: Fragile Superpower, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia (1997-2000), founder of the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue.

Honolulu Hawaii USA Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014. 11:30am Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki, Mauna Kea Ballroom

http://www.weidb.com/p7169 

Hawaii Society of of Business Professionals Luncheon is co-sponsored by Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce www.HKCHcc.org  http://hkchcc.org/Event.htm 

Hawaiian Airlines is the 8th largest commercial airline in the United States and the largest airline based in Hawaii. As the airline that offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline, it has a major influence on our tourism-based economy.

Peter Ingram, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Hawaiian Airlines, will share with us Hawaiian Airlines’ strategic mission and vision, its current financial and market positions, as well as its expansion plans.

Peter is responsible for Hawaiian Airlines’ strategic planning and direction of the revenue side of the business. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian Airlines and its parent company Hawaiian Holdings. During Mr. Ingram’s tenure at Hawaiian, the company has been one of the most successful airlines in the United States, posting a track record of profitability and growth in spite of a challenging economic and competitive environment. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014

TIME: 11:30 Sign In, Networking , 12:00 Lunch and Program 1:30 Adjourn

PLACE: Hawai‘i Prince Hotel, Waikiki, Mauna Kea Ballroom

PARKING:
Function Self Parking $4.00*
Function Valet Parking $5.50*
PLEASE SEE NOTIFICATION BELOW
(Overflow parking at the Ilikai Marina)
WARNING! Cars parked at expired meters are towed immediately!

COST:
Registration (by Sept. 15th)
$38 for Members HSBP & Partners,
$45 for Guests & Non-Members ,
$400 for Tables of 10
Late Registration (after Sept. 15th) $10.00 additional. All Reservations Must Be Honored

Online Payment and Registration: http://hsbp.biz/events/sept-18th-luncheon/ 



HONOLULU HAWAII USA • F R I D AY • O C T O B E R 3 R D 2014 • 6 : 4 5 A M – 9 : 0 0 A M • T H E P L A Z A C L U B , 2 0 T H F L O O R

http://www.weidb.com/p8105 

DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA Seminar



THE LANDSCAPE OF DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA AND CHINA DOING BUSINESS WITH HAWAII …LEARN WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND TRENDS. NOW THERE ARE 3 AIRLINES WITH NON-STOP FLIGHTS FROM CHINA TO HAWAII AND HAWAII TO CHINA. THE LANDSCAPE HAS POSITIVELY CHANGED AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA WILL UNDERGO A SEISMIC SHIFT!

MANNY MENENDEZ - Founder, MCM Group Holdings, Ltd./8M8 LLC



Manuel C. Menendez III, better known as “Manny,” is a veteran international businessman and entrepreneur who has been successfully doing business in China and the Asia Pacific region for more than 35 years. He is the founder of MCM Group Holdings, Ltd./8M8 LLC, organizations specializing in international business development, trade, and investment and whose activities are focused on the Asian Pacific region with special emphasis on the People’s Republic of China.

Manny was active in China’s return to the world markets in the late 1970’s. In the 1980’s, Manny was President and CEO of GED Ltd., which was credited in 1980 by the Asian Wall Street Journal with successfully completing the first equity joint venture between the United States and China for a major Fortune 100 company. He was also involved during China’s opening years with establishing business activities with China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC). Manny advises numerous U.S. and multi-national companies, as well as, small and medium-sized businesses, in their China/Asia Pacific Rim initiatives. Manny has also advised governments on policies related to sustainable economic development and tourism. Currently Manny serves as Chairman of a joint venture with one of China’s largest publicly traded Corporations manufacturing in China clean coal processing equipment based on US technologies.

Manny is involved in many humanitarian endeavors and has assisted in delivering medical supplies to those in need all over the world and in recent years to Haiti, China, North Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He is a former United Nations special advisor to WHO and UNEP.

Manny’s China involvement is best summed up by a quote from former United States Senior Senator Daniel Inouye: “I was most impressed with your involvement with US-China Economic relations. You should consider writing a book about your experiences. You were part of History in the making!”

TOPICS

Process of thinking about doing business in China and key considerations
Creating your China strategy
Developing, building, and sustaining meaningful relationships in China
How to determine if there is a market for your product or service
Market analysis – Determining the best channels of distribution
Options on manufacturing and outsourcing in China (contract, direct, agents, JV’s, etc.)
Quality control and inspections – How to implement QC processes and inspections for your products
Methods in arranging meetings in China with leaders in Industry and Government
Techniques for negotiating deals in China – How to get paid
Where to start when thinking about doing business with China

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Companies/individuals interested in doing business with China
Small/medium-sized business owners
CEOs
Entrepreneurs
Companies/individuals interested in outsourcing and contract manufacturing
Educational professionals
Professional services companies
Marketing executives
Tourism & hospitality professionals
Real Estate Agents
Vacation Rental Agencies/Property Developers
Banking Officials/Wealth Managers

EVENT & REGISTRATION INFO
ADMISSION – $40
6:45 – 7:30am | Registration / Networking
7:30 – 9:00am | Seminar / Q&A

REGISTER ONLINE
www.bizjournals.com/pacific/event/113581   
DEADLINE Monday, September 29

Questions? Contact PBN’s Events Coordinator, Rose Balagtas, at 808-955-8072 or rbalagtas@bizjournals.com 

Honolulu Hawaii USA Sunday September 20 2014

http://www.weidb.com/p7332 

熱烈慶祝偉大祖國65週年国庆晚宴, 屆時劉健总領事,夫人及部份領事將出席. Celebrate the 65th China National Day Banquet with Consul General, Ambassador Liu Jian

Honolulu Hawaii USA Sunday September 21 2014

http://www.weidb.com/p7331 

觀賞中美文化交流盛大文艺演出. 由上海及夏威夷两地優秀艺員联合演出 US-China Cultural Exchange Grand Performance
日期﹕2014921日晚上7時正 Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
地點﹕夏威夷大劇院 Venue: Hawaii Theatre Center
地址/Address 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
票價﹕$20.00 - 自由入座 Ticket Price: $20 - General Admission
請到以下地點購票﹕ Tickets available at the following locations:
劇院票房(Theatre Box Office) : 808-528-0506
中華總商會(CCCH)808-533-3181 大陸同胞會(HMCOA)808-256-1592 隆都從善堂(Lung Doo Society):808-537-2853
四邑會館(See Yup Society)808-537-4242 潮州會館(Teo Chew Association)808-531-4630 東莞同鄉會(Dong Guan Society)808-545-7470
天祥旅行社(Skyway Express)808-526-1347 八達旅行社(UIT)808-524-6281 東柏旅行社(AKW Travel)808-548-0089

Application deadline: July 30 2014

The StartmeupHK Venture Program in Hong Kong will offer benefits worth over US$500,000 for the winners.

Hong Kong is the world’s top four tech capital to watch (after Silicon Valley and New York), according to a recent Forbes magazine article. It is high time for entrepreneurs to discover what Hong Kong can offer as a launch pad for the expansion of their business globally. Access to capital, talent and markets are just part of the story.

The StartmeupHK Venture Program in Hong Kong (organized by Invest HK, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) is a global competition for high-impact, innovative and scalable startups who aim to develop and launch their business globally from Hong Kong. It offers benefits worth over US$500,000 for the winners. It is a great way to tap into the fastest growing region of Asia Pacific and China for new ventures.

In Dec 2013, one of the 3 Grand Award Winners - Hanson Robotics, HQ in Dallas. Please see their CEO, Dr David Hanson's sharing of insight and tips in the competition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpWJTvrbRIc&feature=em-subs_digest 

The StartmeupHK Venture Awards is now to applications. Entrants are required to submit an online application before 31 July 2014 (12:00 p.m. Hong Kong time).

For more info, please contact Lawrence Tang, Head, Investment Promotion, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, SF at 415 835 9318 or lawrence_tang@hketosf.gov.hk 

Official website, please visit: http://www.startmeup.hk/en/awards-programme/venture-programme1/ 

Online application: http://www.startmeup.hk/en/awards-programme/application-process/application-2014/ 

San Francisco California Friday June 20 2014

Watch out Silicon Valley, China is coming! 

China's domestic Internet giants are buying their way into Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley companies are looking for investment opportunities in the country that has already become one of the most important markets for venture capitalists. At the same time, many Silicon Valley companies have already found a way to access China's millions of users. 

Join ChinaSF in attending Pingwest's SYNC 2014 "China Towards" afternoon session to hear from top players in China's tech scene on how to approach China's market and investors. There will also be a morning session, "SEXY & unSEXY Innovation" discussing how sexy and unsexy innovation drive the world toward the future. 

Date: Friday, June 20th, 2014

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm SEXY and unSEXY Innovation; 2:00pm-5:30pm China Towards the future

Location: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Cost: One Session- $25* / All-day Conference- $40* *Use the promotional code "ChinaSF" to get 40% off.

For more details and to purchase tickets visit: http://sync2014sf.eventbrite.com/
 

San Francisco California Saturday April 26 2014

University of San Francisco's (USF) China Business Studies Initiative will be holding the “Chinese Investments in California: The Challenges Ahead” conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00PM to 4:30PM.


Due to the lack of globalization training and strong industry associations, many Chinese firms with aggressive overseas ambitions are facing a steep learning curve. Chinese firms not only have to learn how to enter foreign markets successfully, but also to operate and prosper in these foreign markets.

The April 26, 2014 conference will focus on issues facing Chinese firms investing in the US market, especially in the State of California. Among the key points discussed are cultural and language barriers between U.S. and Chinese businesses, negotiations with U.S. target company employees and unions, intellectual property rights and litigation. We will discuss the importance of working with qualified investment banks, law firms, accounting firms and insurance agencies in order to help ensure a smooth and successful transaction for these Chinese firms. We will also talk about the importance of Executive Education and USF as the Education platform for Chinese investment in America. 

I have attached additional information on this FREE event. Will you pass this information to your members and anyone who may be interested.

LOCATION: McLaren Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117

To register: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1307/2col_b_social.aspx?sid=1307&gid=1&pgid=1781&cid=3953  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UH TIM gala DINNER show Saturday AUG 17 2013 in HONG KONG to celebrate Dean Emeritus Chuck Y Gee 80th birthday (get your US passport ready VISA free to HK) for details: 

Official Invitation http://b2bchinadirect.com/chuckgeeinvitation.htm

Things to do in Hong Kong for business, leisure and food (12,000+ restaurants) http://b2bchinadirect.com/troutopera.htm

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR November 7 - 9 2013

Register for FREE Admission http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkwinefair-en/s/3484-For_Visitor/VisitorPre-registration.html 

Highlight Video http://www.hktdc.com/info/webcast/v/en/en/1X04BJHY2012  

Wine & Spirit Competition http://www.hkiwsc.com/home 

Submit Application online http://www.hktdc.com/fairapplication/eoa/login.htm?fairId=1215&locale=en 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Past Events

China Importer/Distributor Inbound Mission Honolulu, Hawaii USA - August 7-8, 2013 

This will be an excellent opportunity for companies to participate in the growing China market. In 2012, western U.S. companies exported over $9.5 billion (a 47% increase over 2011) in agricultural products to China, ranking it as the top agricultural export market for the WUSATA states. As a result of the continuing economic growth in China, growing urbanization, increased disposable income, and strong interest in food safety, more middle class consumers are trading up to buy imported products. This activity will focus on promoting high quality U.S. products to the buyers from China. Benefits of Participating: Meet one-on-one with prescreened buyers from China; Showcase your products and gain information about Chinese importer/distributor purchasing plans; Expand your foreign market sales in China; Learn the needs and preferences of buyers and discuss how your product could be promoted. 

Registration: For more information, please go to...
http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M13GXCHPIB&section=Events2&zbrandid=4125&zidType=CH&zid=16549783&zsubscriberId=1033524133&zbdom=http://wusata.informz.net
Suitable Products Includes, but not limited to: Fresh Fruit, Specialty Foods, Natural, Organic, and Healthy Foods, Wine, Dairy Products, Fortified Beverage, Nuts, Oils, Spices, Sauces, Dressings, Coffee, and Snacks. 

OTHER UPCOMING WUSATA Events: 

China Outbound Mission to Shanghai and Hangzhou September 2-5, 2013 please go to http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M13GXCHPOB&section=Events2&zbrandid=4125&zidType=CH&zid=16549786&zsubscriberId=1033524133&zbdom=http://wusata.informz.net

Food Ingredient Asia Trade Show September 11-13, 2013 click here for details please go to http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M13GXASITS&section=Events2&zbrandid=4125&zidType=CH&zid=16549787&zsubscriberId=1033524133&zbdom=http://wusata.informz.net

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Los Angels California USA - Friday June 14 2013

"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong"! 



JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE - 900 W. Olympic Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90015

http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/usa/en/part_venue.html 

We cordially invite you to attend the first "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong", USA in June 2013 in New York City and Los Angeles. Produced by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong", USA brings together top companies, business leaders and experts for two days of high-level discussions, business matching and networking. Hong Kong’s special relationship with both mainland China and the US, as well as its status as Asia’s international trade and financial center, make it the gateway for US companies seeking new markets and business opportunities in Asia and China. Building on successful "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" events in the UK and Japan, "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong", USA creates this opportunity for the first time for the US market.

Participation is free of charge. Registration is required and will be launched online in due course. For the event schedule, Click Here http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/usa/en/info_programme.html 

Over 60 speakers are expected:



The Hon Leung Chun-ying, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group Ltd
Dr William Fung, SBS, OBE, JP, Group Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd
Mr Song Lin, Chairman, China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd
Mr James Thompson, GBS, Chairman, Crown Worldwide Group
Mr Tung Chee-chen, SBS, JP, Chairman, Orient Overseas (International) Ltd
Ms Marjorie Yang, JP, Chairman, HK-US Business Council and Esquel Group
Dr Levin Zhu, President & CEO, China International Capital Corporation Ltd

Who should attend?

Corporate leaders
Small and medium-sized businesses
Service providers and intermediaries
Economists, academics and opinion leaders
What is on the agenda at "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong"?
A series of symposiums, thematic business seminars with high-profile speakers
The latest market intelligence on Chinese investment and key industries of finance, technology, fashion, digital entertainment, food service/culinary, legal, telecommunications and more
Business matching and extended networking opportunities with Chinese mainland and Hong Kong business delegates, covering technology, food and fashion

"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" brochure is available here http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/usa/download/online_brochure.pdf 

Check out the last TATHK UK event (September 2011): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL6AkpgDmF0 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

China Outbound Mission to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chengdu June 3 - 7, 2013


This will be an excellent opportunity for export-ready companies to participate in the China market, which is growing faster than any other major world economy. With increased disposable income, urbanization, and food safety concerns, Chinese consumers are spending more on U.S. food products than ever before. The excellent quality and food safety reputation of American food products are in high demand.

Companies will be provided:
Custom one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Interpreters
Hotel and Intra-China airfare arranged and paid for by WUSATA
Market briefings, technical assistance, and retail market tours
Participation Fee: $200.00 per person (limited to one person per company)
Registration: For more information, please enter here http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M13GXCHPO2&section=Events2 

Managing States: Oregon 
Suitable Products: Include, but are not limited to: Retail grocery items, Processed foods, Dairy Products, Specialty Food Products, Food service products, Healthy and Functional Foods, Beverages (including alcohol), Fruits & Vegetables, Nuts, Seafood.

http://hkchcc.org/wusatajune3-7-2013.pdf 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii proudly presents 2013 Narcissus Queen Goodwill Tour - Date: June 2 – June 17 (16 days & 15 nights)

For further information, tour brochure, and reservation, please contact: Chinese Chamber of Commerce - Phone: 533-3181 • Fax: 537-6767 - Email: info@chinesechamber.com 

Delegation Leader: Betty Hoang Brow, President, CCCH, A Cultural Tour Featuring: Beautiful Cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Guangzhou and Hong Kong

http://hkchcc.org/narcissusgoodwilltour2013.pdf

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Jose, California USA Sunday June 2 2013 12noon

Aloha, everyone! Please join San Francisco 49er great Jesse Sapolu, sportscaster Rick Quan, UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple, kumu hula Kawika Alfiche and his halau, and many other UH alumni at our scholarship fundraiser luau on Sunday, June 2nd at 12:00 PM at the Roosevelt Community Center in San Jose, CA. A flier for the event is attached here. Adult tickets are $45 until May 2nd, and $55 after May 2nd, so please get your tickets soon. Event sponsors are iWinery, The OldPro and Wellguard Insurance Solution. Tickets are available at www.uhbayarea.com

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Shanghai China - May 30 2013 Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm

AmCham Shanghai’s Food, Agriculture & Beverage (FAB) Committee is proud to present the 2013 AmCham Shanghai China Food Safety and Sustainability Conference. Now in its 3rd year, the conference has been expanded to a full-day event and is designed to connect business leaders, food science professionals, government officials and key opinion leaders in a discussion of major trends in food safety and sustainability in China. Attendees will participate in sessions related to food safety, industry and consumer trends, supply chain management and sustainability, regulatory issues and best practices. 

Forum Program:

The forum agenda will include a keynote address and engaging panels of industry professionals sharing their experiences and best practices in:
- Food and Beverage market developments and consumer insight
- Supply Chain Sustainability: Reducing Environmental Impact
- Food Safety Best Practices
- The conference also provides opportunities for networking, with coffee breaks and lunch included in the program. http://hkchcc.org/foodsafetyconference053013.pdf 

Sponsorship details. Act now to be a part of this important AmCham Shanghai conference in Shanghai. http://hkchcc.org/foodsafetyconference053013a.pdf 

Who Should Attend?

Companies:
- Food Manufacturers
- Food Service Providers
- Food Service Chains & Franchises
- Environmental & Chemicals Providers
- Food Industry Suppliers
- Food Consulting & Service Firms

Individuals:
- Managing Directors
- General Managers
- Quality Assurance Leaders
- Directors of Marketing & Sales
- Research & Development Leaders
- Heads of Business Strategy & Development
- Restaurant Owners
- Food & Beverage Importers and Exporters

Tickets:
Member Price: US$300
Non-member Price: US$480
Please Ticket details and RSVP Form. Tickets may not be reserved without purchase and tickets are not transferable.
There are 3 ways to secure your ticket for the 2012 AmCham Shanghai Regional Manufacturing Conference:
Option 1: Pay at the AmCham Shanghai office
Step 1: Fill out the RSVP Form http://hkchcc.org/foodsafetyconferenceticket053013.pdf 
Step 2: Prepare ticket payment. Cash and credit cards are accepted
Step 3: Bring the completed RSVP form and payment to the AmCham Shanghai office (Suite 568, East Tower, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Road)
Step 4: Upon purchasing your ticket, you will immediately be issued an invoice and a numbered event ticket
Option 2: Pay Online

If you are an AmCham Shanghai member or if you have registered on our website, you will first be asked to log in. Please RSVP for the event on the AmCham Shanghai website, you will be directed to the payment website.

If you are not an AmCham Shanghai member or registered user on our website, please click RSVP and choose "Become a Non-Member Registered User Now!" Once you are registered, return to this page to log in and begin the online purchase process. RSVP for the event and choose "pay online" You will be directed to the payment website.

Option 3: Pay by RMB Bank Transfer
Please complete the Ticket Purchase Form and send it together with confirmation of bank payment to karen.qiu@amcham-shanghai.org or fax to (+86 21) 6279 8375
Bank Name:
中国银行南京西路第三支行
Company Name: 美申会商业信息咨询(上海)有限公司
Branch Code: 104290090051
Account Number: 444259253624

Limited sponsorship positions are available. For more information, please contact:
Zoe Zhang, Sponsorship Manager - T: (86 21) 6279-7119 x 5667 - Email: zoe.zhang@amcham-shanghai.org 
For event ticket information, please contact: Karen Qiu, Events Manager - Tel: 6279-7119 x 5652 - Email: karen.qiu@amcham-shanghai.org 
This conference is brought to you by AmCham Shanghai's Food, Agriculture & Beverage Committee. To find out how you can get more involved in this or any of our 22 other industry committees, please contact Director of Committees, Stefanie Myers at stefanie.myers@amcham-shanghai.org.  

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai - No. 111, Pudong South Road
上海浦东文华东方酒店 - 浦东南路111

Member Price: US$300
Non-member Price: US$480

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Monterey, California USA May 24 2013 "The BRICS Countries - A Global Growth Powerhouse"



Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa, called the BRICS countries, is a political organization that will double in combined economic growth in the next three years totaling an economy of $500 billion.

With the exception of the better established markets of China and India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa are just now emerging onto the Global Marketplace ‘radar screen’ of companies everywhere when deciding where to market their goods and services. Currently the BRICS countries are responsible for over 50% of global economic growth in the last decade. Discussions are now being conducted on a special new currency for the BRICS countries.

A group of experts from government and the private sector will debate, interact and present their knowledge and perspectives on what are the best methods for successful bilateral trade and investment in this booming BRICS marketplace. Best markets, targeted industry sectors, cultural nuances and governmental support for each of the BRICS nations will be discussed and debated in an interactive, round-table format that will be open to all of the conference attendees.

REGISTRATION: 8:30am-9:00am
CONFERENCE: 9:00am-4:00pm 
IRVINE AUDITORIUM - Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) - 499 Pierce Street Monterey, CA 93940
(The Irvine auditorium is located in downtown Monterey)
PARKING is available ns different locations downtown and are in walking distance to the auditorium. 

AGENDA http://mbita.org/events/brics-agenda.html 
SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES http://www.mbita.org/events/brics-sponsorship.html 
PARKING http://monterey.org/en-us/departments/parking/publicparkinggarageslots.aspx 
PRESS RELEASE http://www.mbita.org/events/pressreleases/BRICS-PR.pdf 
PRINT THIS EVENT http://www.mbita.org/events/flyers/BRICSflyer.pdf 
CAMPUS MAP http://www.miis.edu/media/view/28835/original/campus-map-august-2012.pdf 
LODGING IN MONTEREY http://www.mbita.org/events/lodging-monterey.html 
REGISTER http://www.suretomeet.com/exec/gt/event_pb.h,event=5b5bf21ac075 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco California USA Tuesday May 21 2013

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Wednesday May 15 2013

U.S. Economic Engagement in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities for Asia's World City - By Ambassador Stephen M. Young - Consul General - The United States of America in Hong Kong and Macau. 



Building on President Obama’s policy toward Asia, and as elaborated on by Secretary of State Kerry during his recent visit to the region, the United States is committed to robust and multi-faceted economic engagement in the Asia Pacific. 

Ambassador Young, a seasoned American diplomat with over 30 years of experience, will discuss the U.S. economic engagement with Asia, including the opportunities afforded through the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S.-China relationship. He will also survey the United States’ history of partnership and friendship with Hong Kong, exemplified by the regular visits of high-level U.S. government officials and the expansion of U.S.-Hong Kong trade and investment, which have helped to further Hong Kong’s important role in the global economy. 

Ambassador Stephen M. Young assumed his responsibilities as Consul General of the United States of America in Hong Kong beginning on March 11, 2010. As Consul General, he is responsible for the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions.

Ambassador Young was born in Washington, D.C. and educated at Wesleyan University, where he received a B.A. (1973), and the University of Chicago, where he received an M.A. (1974) and a Ph.D (1980) in history. 

Ambassador Young joined the State Department in 1980. Most recently, he was a member of the faculty at National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces, located at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. His most recent overseas assignment was as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan. Ambassador Young was U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic from 2003 to 2005. He also served in Beijing and Moscow. Within the State Department, he was the Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs; the Director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh Affairs; and the Director of the Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs. Ambassador Young speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Russian.

Ambassador Young is married to Barbara A. Finamore, an attorney who heads the China Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). They have three children: Michael is working in Washington, D.C.; Rebecca is working in Seattle, Washington; and Patrick is a junior at Chapman University in Orange County, California. 

Kindly note that presentation materials will only be distributed to member attendees.

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Time: 12:00pm Registration/ Networking
12:25pm Lunch
1:10pm Remarks
2:00pm Close 

Fee(s): Member Fee: US$72
Non Member Fee: US$85 
Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): US$855

Venue: Conrad Hong Kong - Harcourt Room (Lower Lobby), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, HK 

Inquiries: Ms. Katherine Lau - Email: kalau@amcham.org.hk; Subject line: "Date of event / Speaker name(s) or event title") 

Media: OPEN TO MEDIA 

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu, Hawaii USA Wednesday April 24 2013 7:00pm Mid-Pacific Institute Auditorium

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UH TIM LEGACY DINNER TUES APRIL 23 HONOLULU / AUG 16 - 18 HONG KONG (get your US passport VISA free to HK)

Honolulu Hawaii USA Tuesday April 23 2013 - On behalf of the University of Hawai‘i’s School of Travel Industry Management, we invite you to join us at our signature gala event, Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism, scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. All proceeds from the gala event will provide scholarships for deserving TIM students, our future industry leaders. This financial aid goes a long way in helping students obtain their baccalaureate degree and complete their studies.

We annually honor industry champions and visionary leaders who have been vital to industry success and improving our community. This year we are pleased to honor Patricia Tam, Vice President of Halekūlani Corporation for her leadership and contributions.

TIM graduates Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at StarCite, Inc. and David Kong, President and CEO of Best Western International, Inc. will also be inducted into the TIM Alumni Hall of Honor in recognition of their professional accomplishments and support of the School.

We kindly ask for your support through the purchase of a sponsorship level table: Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($3,500), or Silver ($2,500). Platinum sponsors have the added benefit of a named scholarship to be presented to a student the following academic year. Attached you will find the table reservation form with sponsorship inclusions.

To reserve your table, please contact Jessica Haywood at the UH School of Travel Industry Management by phone at +1-808-956-8946, email jhaywood@hawaii.edu, or complete and mail the attached reservation form.

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is an investment in the future of our great State.



School of Travel Industry Management was established in 1966, the School of Travel Industry Management boasts a rich history of innovation, growth and change with global brand recognition as a premier tourism education program that encompasses hospitality, tourism and transportation. The TIM School is the only hospitality and tourism program in a Carnegie I Research University in Hawai‘i, accredited through 2015 by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). The Program ranks among the top two in the nation and among top eight in the world of Tourism Education Quality (TedQual) certified programs designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Sponsorship Inclusions (each table seats ten)

Platinum - $5,000
 VIP table seating.
 A company/donor named UHM School of Travel Industry Management student scholarship in the amount of $3,000.
 Corporate name and logo placement in printed program, sponsor placard and event signage.
 Full page corporate congratulatory message to honorees in printed program.*
 Recognized as Platinum Sponsor during event.
 Corporate name included in press releases and other forms of publicity.
 Company name and logo posted on the TIM website with link to company.

Gold - $3,500
 VIP table seating.
 Corporate name and logo placement in printed program, sponsor placard and event signage.
 Half page corporate congratulatory message to honorees in printed program.*
 Recognized as Gold Sponsor during event.
 Corporate name included in press releases and other forms of publicity.
 Company name and logo posted on the TIM website with link to company.

Silver - $2,500
 VIP table seating.
 Corporate name and logo placement in event program, sponsor placard and event signage.

*Print ready congratulatory message must be received by Friday, March 29th.

UH TIM 2013 Legacy Dinner "fillable" Registration Form in PDF Format (as shown below) http://hkchcc.org/timlegacy2013fillableregistrationform.pdf 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu, Hawaii USA April 15 2013 - Please join us for a special seminar on Vietnam in 2013, and the many opportunities this dynamic market presents for Hawaii. Meet the United States’ Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam! Please see the event information and flyer link below. Feel free to share this with your colleagues and partners who may be interested.

Vietnam in 2013 An Export University Program

Don’t miss this opportunity! Join us for a special seminar on Vietnam. This seminar features Sarah Kemp, who currently serves as Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ms. Kemp has assisted a broad spectrum of U.S. companies in architecture, engineering, infrastructure, energy and water resources, education and training, retailing, franchising, and hospitality to successfully compete in the Vietnam market. Hawaii companies in key industries stand to benefit significantly from Vietnam, which has been one of the fastest growing markets in Asia over the past decade. Get the latest on U.S. trade with Vietnam, market opportunities for Hawaii businesses, and major market trends. 

April 15, 2013
9:00am - 10:00am Program (8:30am registration)
Followed by optional 1 to 1 Consulting Appointments (FREE with registration)
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9, Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2 

Cost: $20/person General Admission –OR- $5 *Special* Discount Admission (complete Form 1 http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/ovbd_sbaform_1623.pdf & Form 2 http://www.hawaiiexportsupport.com/documents/doc_view/122-step-eligibility and email to Matt@hawaiiexportsupport.com for discount instructions)
Event Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/VietnamOpportunity  
Register: Paypal or contact Matt@hawaiiexportsupport.com or call 808.522.8040 by April 13, 2013. Paypal preferred. Cash, check, credit card also accepted. 

Space is limited - Register Today!

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - Wednesday - March 27 2013 - Waialae Country Club

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Tuesday March 12, 2013 630pm

Welcome dinner for Professor and Mrs John Cox on their 115 days round the world cruise


Buffet Dinner at Salisbury YMCA Hotel, TST HKD$350

rsvp robertawongleung@gmail.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco, California USA Sunday March 3 2013 - HPU ‘ohana and Vice President of Alumni and University Relations Mary Ellen McGillan at a lunch and focus group on Sunday, March 3. The presentation will focus on the campus expansion to promote student success, its role in the new strategic plan, and the university’s commitment to develop an engaged alumni and parent community.

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY - HPU OHANA CONNECT



To prepare for Sunday, please consider the following questions:

Our President, Dr. Bannister, has invited you, as a group, to have a short meeting with him. How would you finish this statement:
Dr. Bannister, if you would like us to become more active alumni / parents, you should…

What kind of programs and activities would you like to see to engage alumni and parents?



Alumna Carmen Choi and husband Johnson Choi have graciously offered to provide wine from their business, iWinery (Hong Kong) Company Ltd, to complement lunch.

Hawai‘i Pacific University
‘Ohana Connect
Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell St | San Francisco

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Tuesday February 26 2013 - BY INVITATION ONLY - On the Occasion of the Traditional Chinese Lantern Festival - Vice Minister of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Mr. TAN Tianxing and Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angels and Mrs. QIU Shaofang Request the Pleasure of the Company of You and Your Wife/Husband at a Banquet on Tuesday, February 26 2013 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Wednesday February 13 2013 - You are cordially invited to a public lecture co-sponsored by PAAC with the East West Center.

Ambassador J. Spapleton Roy, Director. Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and former U.S. Ambassador to China will be speaking on “Strategic Challenges for the U.S.-China Relationship”.


When: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Where: East-West Center, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Keoni Auditorium
1777 East-West Road
Time: 5:30pm

Free Admission
Open to the public

RSVP
Tel. #: (808) 944-7111 
Email: ewcinfo@eastwestcenter.org 

Let me know should you have any questions.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Monday February 11 2013 - We welcome you to join us for a special seminar on China Market Opportunities, and the many opportunities it presents for Hawaii. Please see the event information and flyer link below. Please share this with your colleagues and partners who may be interested.


CHINA in 2013: The Opportunity for Hawaii

Don’t miss this opportunity! Join us for a special seminar on China. This seminar features Mark Lewis, who currently serves as First Secretary for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Mr. Lewis has assisted a broad spectrum of U.S. companies in travel & tourism, consumer goods, education, energy, media, & infrastructure to successfully compete in the China market. Hawaii companies stand to benefit significantly from China, which has a surging middle class. There is strong demand for many of Hawaii's leading exports, including travel and tourism services, architecture and engineering services, cosmetics, food and agricultural products, educational services, and many others. Get the latest on U.S. trade with China, market opportunities for Hawaii businesses, and major market trends.

February 11, 2013
9:00am - 10:30am (8:30am registration)
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9
Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2
Cost: $15/person
Event Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/2013china 
Register: Paypal or contact Matt@hawaiiexportsupport.com  or call 808.522.8040 .

By connecting local businesses with real international opportunities, this seminar will provide resources and contacts to those interested in pursuing business opportunities in China. A few comments on our previous events:

"This morning's presentation on the APEC Opportunities in China was fantastic - in both content and format!" – 2011 China seminar attendee

"I have attended each of these seminars and they have all been extremely informative and timely. They have also proven to be a great networking opportunity with the excellent speakers and participants." – Hawaii Small business owner

Space is limited! To register, email Matt@hawaiiexportsupport.com  or call 808.522.8040 by February 10, 2013. Paypal preferred. Cash, check, credit card also accepted.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, the Foreign Trade Zone and the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism. 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Wednesday, January 23, 12pm 

Joint Business Community Luncheon

The Honorable Leung Chun-ying Chief Executive of the HKSAR
 

HKSAR Chief Executive, the Honorable Leung Chun-ying, will deliver his first Policy Address to the Legislative Council in mid-January 2013. 

We are deeply honored that Mr Leung has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community at this joint luncheon which to be held on Wednesday, 23 January 2013. At this luncheon, the business community will be able to hear Mr Leung further elaborate on his Policy Address. Participants will also be able to learn more about his initiatives and directives for tackling key issues, such as housing, old age benefits, air quality and Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the year ahead. 

Please book early for this important event. For every registration received, AmCham will donate HK$10 to the InterCham Scholarship Fund. Bookings will only be confirmed with payment on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Table bookings are welcome! 

NO CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT. BOOKING DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2013.

HKSAR Chief Executive, the Honorable Leung Chun-ying

Date: Wednesday, January 23 
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm 
Lunch included 
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$580 [Enjoy special member rates] 
Non Member Fee: HK$680 
Corporate Table (up to 12 pax): HK$7,500 
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grand Hall, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Inquiries: Ms. Katherine Lau, Email: kalau@amcham.org.hk, Subject line: "Date of event / Speaker name(s) or event title") 
Media: CLOSED TO MEDIA 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco - California - 7:00pm Saturday - January 5 2013



Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee
http://johnsonchoi.com/chuckgee.htm 

New Year Dinner with Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of UH School of TIM and Board of Regents of UH with UH TIM and UH Alumni and Friends.

Dinner will be at San Mateo Prime Restaurant • 174 3rd Avenue • San Mateo, CA 94401 • (650) 558 - 8918 http://www.sanmateoprime.com/  

Corkage fee will be waived. Feel free to bring a bottle of fine wine to share.
If you drink that evening, be sure you have a designated driver to take you home.

Let us take this opportunity to share the New Year, Year of the Snake with friends and alumni.

RSVP by December 31 2012 to Johnson Choi johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com or by phone +1-808-524-5738 .

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR November 8 - 10 2012 Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

2011 Event Photo - more pictures http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150350715746984.347073.562941983&type=3&l=55ec305136

http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkwinefair-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Wine-and-Spirits-Fair.html 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Friday, December 7 2012


Study Mission to Tencent - Hosted by the AmCham Hong Kong China Business Committee 

Founded in 1998, Tencent has grown into China's largest and most used internet service portal. It operates the well-known instant messenger Tencent QQ, which was reported to have 711.7 million active user accounts in 2011, and it also runs one of the largest web portals in China, QQ.com, and many other value-added services, such as online games and e-business online services. 

Please join us to explore the path of fast growth of this leading internet company in China and experience Tencent’s latest technology to know more about the trend of social media in the future. 

Tentative Schedule 

Dec 7 (Friday) 

07:45 Gather at Admiralty MTR Station 
08:00 Coach departs to Shenzhen Tencent 
10:00 Site visit and presentation (subject to Tencent's final arrangement) 
- Research 
- User Experience Center 
- Design Center 
- Product Center 
- Tencent Presentation 
12:00 Departs Tencent for HK Admiralty MTR Station 
13:00 Delegation dismisses at Admiralty 

For event flyer http://www.hkchcc.org/amchamhongkong120712.pdf 

Date: Friday, December 7 

Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$300; Non Member Fee: HK$400 

Venue: Shenzhen Tencent Inc. 

Inquiries: Mr. Dickson Lai - dlai@amcham.org.hk (please use the following subject line for your email: "Event title" or Tel: (852) 2530.6928) 

Media: CLOSED TO MEDIA 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Wednesday, December 5 2012

One Country, Two Systems – 15 Years Later 

The Honorable Bernard Charnwut Chan, Deputy, National People's Congress, China

Hosted by the China Business Committee - American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong 

Join us for an informative luncheon event with the Honorable Bernard Charnwut Chan. Mr. Chan will ask the hard questions on whether Hong Kong’s pre-1997 fears and skepticism were justified, which parts of the arrangement have been successful in the years since the handover, and what problems have emerged. He will also look to the future and present on the unfolding and developing relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland..

The Honorable Bernard Charnwut Chan is a deputy to the National People’s Congress of China and a non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council. A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Group and Asia Insurance. 

Among his community activities, he is: 
• Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board 
• Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalization of Historic Buildings 
• Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development 
• Chairman of Lingnan University Council 
• Vice Chairperson of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service 
• Deputy Chairman of Oxfam Hong Kong 

He is also chairman of the Hong Kong - Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank, Hong Kong Branch.

Kindly note that presentation materials will only be distributed to MEMBER ATTENDEES only. 

Date: Wednesday, December 5 

Time: 12:00pm Registration/ Networking 
12:25pm Lunch 
1:10 - 2:00pm Remarks 

Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$520 [ Login Now | Enjoy special member rates ] 
Non Member Fee: HK$620 
Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$6,300 

http://www.amcham.org.hk/index.php/component/option,com_gigcal/Itemid,483/gigcal_gigs_id,1505/task,details/

Venue: Conrad Hong Kong, Harcourt Room (Lower Lobby), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway [MAP ] 

Inquiries: Ms. Katherine Lau - kalau@amcham.org.hk  (please use the following subject line for your email: 
"Date of event / Speaker name(s) or event title") 

Media: CLOSED TO MEDIA 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco California USA Monday November 5 2012 11:30am - 1:30pm

Hong Kong: Managing Challenges & Opportunities in China

Hilton San Francisco at Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA 94104

Click HERE to register

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco California USA Wednesday October 24 2012 

The 2012 Race: Asian Americans and the U.S. Presidential Election

EVENT DETAILS

24 October 2012
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Nixon Peabody, 1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800, San Francisco

$10 for Asia Society Members; $15 for Non-Members

Buy ticket: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=54766d 

Direction: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Nixon+Peabody,1+Embarcadero+Center,+Suite+1800,+San+Francisco 

Please join Asia Society Northern California for a panel discussion of leading experts to explore the growing Asian American political landscape in the United States today and how this will impact the 2012 Presidential elections. As the Asian American population continues to grow, so have their influence in U.S. politics. Could they play a key role in swing states this election cycle?

Asian-Americans now make up almost 6% of the U.S. population and are the fastest growing demographic group in the country. Highly diverse in terms of cultural heritage, language, and religious tradition, Asian Americans are generally more successful economically and have attained higher levels of education than any other minority group in the country. And as the Asian American population continues to grow, so have their influence in U.S. politics, not only as voting blocs, but also as community organizers and candidates for political office.

Speakers include Bill Ong Hing, Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Law, Daphne Kwok, Board Member, Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote; Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Sydnie Kohara (moderator), Former CNBC and CBS5 Anchor; ASNC Board Member, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Riverside.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Washington DC USA - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National District Export Council invite you to a Workshop on Defeating Trade Barriers on Wednesday October 17 2012 8:00am - 5:30pm



How To Reduce or Eliminate Foreign Non-Tariff Trade Barriers and Reach Your Export Goals

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hall of Flags, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Featuring Keynote Remarks by

Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative

Michael C. Camuñez, Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ambassador Chuck Ford, Acting Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Acting Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service

Registration is $40 and includes lunch Register Here http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1127662 

The Workshop will feature over 30 speakers from the Market and Access Compliance (MAC) unit of the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and the Chamber of Commerce. During this event you will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one appointments with MAC officers to discuss non-tariff trade barriers that your business or clients may be facing. 

Agenda 

Speakers joining us throughout the day include...

Department of Commerce Officials
Michael C. Camuñez
Ambassador Chuck Ford
Skip Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Agreements and Compliance 
Bryan O'Byrne, Senior International Trade Specialist for Technical Barriers to Trade
Renée Hancher, Standards Coordinator for Market Access & Compliance
Susan Wilson, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Rights
Thomas Barlow, Deputy Director, Investment Affairs
Beverly Vaughan, Director, Trade Compliance Center
Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia
Anne Driscoll, Director, Office of South America 
Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe
Valerie Dees, Director, Office of South Asia 
Steve Williams, Team Lead, Trade Compliance Center
Michael Rogers, Acting Director, Office of Intellectual Property Rights
Paul Salmon, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and External Affairs, PTO
Kevin Ellis, Director, Compliance 
Brian Woodward, Senior International Trade Specialist for Trade-Related Government Procurement Policy
Nicole Melcher, Director, Office of China Economic Area 
Anne Driscoll, Director, Office of South America 
Art Stern, Senior India Desk Officer
Jed Diemond, Deputy Director, Office of South Asia

U.S. Trade Representative Officials
Ambassador Ron Kirk
Jean Grier, Senior Procurement Negotiator 
Julia Doherty, Senior Director of Non-Tariff Measures
Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant USTR for Small Business
Brad Ward, Director, Interagency Trade Enforcement Center
George York, Deputy Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property and Innovation
Dawn Shackleford, Deputy Assistant USTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Ph.D., Senior Standards Policy Advisor, Standards Coordination Office
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
John Murphy, Vice President, International Affairs
Gina Vetere, Executive Director, Global Intellectual Property Center
Diane Farrell, Senior Director, U.S.-India Business Council
Patrick Kilbride, Senior Director, Americas
Adam Schlosser, Senior Manager, Global Regulatory Cooperation
Kathleen McInerney, Director, Brazil-U.S. Business Council
Adam Salerno, Director, Customs 
Danielle Walker, Director, African Affairs
Amanda Riggs, Senior Manager, Middle East
Stefanie Holland, Director, International Policy
Please contact Stefanie Holland sholland@uschamber.com  with questions. 

IMPORTANT: Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event. Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should send a copy of the permission to Stefanie Holland by email sholland@uschamber.com  prior to the event.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The film "Shanghai Calling" will screen on Friday October 12 and Monday October 15, at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium Theaters in Honolulu Hawaii USA

SHANGHAI CALLING is a lovely comedy about an Asian American's adventure in contemporary Shanghai! It features heartthrob Daniel Henney as a Chinese-American lawyer who is sent to China to open up a satellite office. Unfortunately, he does not speak Chinese; fortunately, his "relocation specialist", an "all-American girl" from the midwest, does. How she and others help him get his bearings in the unfamiliar but spectacular city is the journey you will take with this movie. Feel free to check out the trailer: http://shanghaicalling.com/videos/ 

Festival audiences around the world have been wowed by the film. They say it is extremely refreshing -- for its vibrant locations, cross-cultural humor, and nuanced insights into China's changing role in today's world. They have won oodles of awards.

VARIETY gave us a rave review, and says SHANGHAI CALLING is "irresistibly chic", with "beguiling humor." Please see if you agree.

The film will screen on October 12 and October 15, at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium Theaters in Honolulu.

Here is the link for purchasing tickets: http://program.hiff.org/films/detail/shanghai_calling_2012  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Saturday October 13 2012 6:30pm Halekulani Ballroom - Black Tie Event

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) China Night. 



It's a fundraiser to help raise money for the ACM SMART (Student Media Art) Exchange which sends students to Shanghai every year for Shanghai Int. Film Festival and filmmaker workshops where we do film collaborations with Shanghai University. In fall, we have a reciprocal program which brings Shanghai University students to Hawaii for Hawaii International Film Festival and filmmaker workshops.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Friday, October 5 @ the Harbor View Center, Pier 38

Sea-To-Me Tasting Event 2012 

As part of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group's (PIFG) Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Week, they have partnered with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific throughout the UH Community College system to host the first Sea to Me Tasting Event at the Harbor View Center at Pier 38 (Above the new Nico's). The event is a fundraiser for the college programs and PIFG.

Join the University of Hawaii’s prized Community College Culinary programs for a sunset evening celebration -- “Sea-To-Me Tasting Event” at Pier 38 on Friday, October 5 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Savor each seafood tasting station with unique flavors from each island that are created and prepared by our talented up-n-coming culinary student chefs that are teamed with local professional chefs from the Big Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu. We'll be featuring Hawaii's fresh local seafood including ahi, opah, bottomfish, abalone, spearfish, and other wonderful local products. Nico's will compliment the seafood tastings with a beef carving station and other ono delights. You'll also be able to enjoy offerings of fine wines, Kona brews from Paradise Beverages, soft drinks from Pepsi Company, Kauai coffee and spirits and wines from Justin Yoshino.

Location: Pier 38, Honolulu’s Fishing Village overlooking Honolulu Harbor
Date: Friday, October 5, 5:30-8:30pm
Tickets: $75 (benefiting the University of Hawaii Community College Culinary Programs)
Valet Parking will be available.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on line at www.fishtoday.org  (click on the Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Week banner).
For more information, call 808- 265-4962 or visit www.fishtoday.org  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Santa Clara California Friday October 5 2012

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Sept 29 - 30 2012 Exhibit of Japanese Sword at Soto Mission of Hawaii

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

New Zealand 23-28 September 2012 - Hong Kong Food & Wine Logistics Services Mission to New Zealand 

download application form www.hkchcc.org/newzealandwinelogisticsmissionapplicationform.doc 

Why New Zealand 

The New Zealand Government launched the China Strategy in February 2012 to promote bilateral trade and facilitate partnership between the two countries

New Zealand companies are now more eager than ever to explore trade opportunities in China

Tap the business opportunities as Hong Kong steps up to be the regional distribution centre for New Zealand food and wine imports to enter China

JOIN the mission to Explore partnership with logistics companies in New Zealand, Understand the latest supply chain development and facilities in New Zealand, Source food and wine from New Zealand

Program

Day 1 (Sunday, 23 September) Hong Kong - Auckland

21:05 Depart from Hong Kong for Auckland via CX107

Day 2 (Monday, 24 September) Auckland

11:55 Arrive at Auckland

Afternoon - Maori Business Exchange

A unique opportunity to connect with the Maori, the New Zealand indigenous people, who are the 2nd largest ethnic group (~15% of population) in New Zealand. They are one of the country's major agricultural exporters and also have a strong presence in the mainstream business sectors. Maori people are politically and commercially influential and very interested in connecting with China.

Evening Welcome Dinner showcasing Maori indigenous food and wine

Day 3 (Tuesday, 25 September) Auckland

Morning New Zealand Government Briefing

- Closer Economic Partnership between Hong Kong and New Zealand
- Sustainability: the Business Culture in New Zealand

Noon Visit to New Zealand Trade Centre

The Centre showcases a diverse range of fine New Zealand products, including baby infant formula, health supplements, seafood, alcoholic drinks and deer antlers.

Business Roundtable Meeting and Lunch with food and wine suppliers

Afternoon Logistics Industry Dialogue with the Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand (CBAFF) followed by Networking Cocktail

Day 4 (Wednesday, 26 September) Hamilton & Tauranga 

Morning Company visits in Hamilton

E.g. a dairy and sheep farm* and Zealong Tea Estate (one of the finest tea plantations in New Zealand) [*A separate entrance fee for the farm visit may be needed]

Afternoon Visit to Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga aims to be New Zealand's "Port for the Future" by offering a range of preferred cargo gateways and shipping solutions

Day 5 (Thursday, 27 September) Waiheke Island

Morning Roundtable Discussion on Food Innovation / Product Development and the Implications on Logistics Services

Afternoon Tour in Waiheke Island

Tour around a winery, olive grove and a cheese company to learn about wine production, olive oil processing and cheese manufacturing

Evening Farewell Dinner in the vineyard

Day 6 (Friday, 28 September) Auckland - Hong Kong

Morning Self-arranged business meetings (if any)

13:20 Depart from Auckland for Hong Kong via CX 108

21:00 Arrive at Hong Kong

* The program is subject to change without prior notice.

Participation fee

With group airfare HK$17,300 Includes economy class group ticket, 4 nights' hotel accommodation in the Langham Hotel Auckland, local transportation, meals and networking events. The minimum group size is 10 passengers with the same flight itinerary. Travel insurance is not included.

With individual airfare HK$19,200 Includes the same listed above but is applicable when the minimum group size of 10 passengers cannot be reached.

Without airfare HK$8,930 Applicable to delegates who wish to arrange their own airfare. Includes 4 nights' hotel accommodation in the Langham Hotel Auckland, local transportation, meals and networking events. Travel insurance is not included. 

SME Export Marketing Fund

Subscribers are eligible to apply for the SME Export Marketing Fund. Successful applicants can save 50% of the total approved expenditures incurred or HKD50,000, whichever is less. Please contact TID's SME Export Marketing Fund Unit at 2398-5127 or visit http://www.smefund.tid.gov.hk/eng/emf.html for details.

* As there is a limited quota for the mission, priority will be given to companies of a relevant business nature and the HKTDC reserves the right to shortlist the mission delegates at its sole discretion. Applicants will be informed in early July of the registration status.

For application and enquiries, please contact:
Ms Yan Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4259 Email: yy.wong@hktdc.org  
Ms Yvonna Sze Tel: (852) 2584 4178 Email: yvonna.ht.sze@hktdc.org  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Tuesday Sept 4 2012, Thursday Sept 6 2012 and Saturday Sept 8 2012

Chinese Chamber of Commerce has informed us that China Maritime Safety Administration will send a Vessel “Hai Xun 31” to visit Hawaii for the first time from September 4 to 8, 2012 for the purpose to implement the positive result achieved by the 4th China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue and to enhance exchanges with the U.S. Coast Guard.

  

Thumbnail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQFvmnRCnw  Thumbnail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHwmIJiRU0

The Vessel carrying a delegation of 65 members is scheduled to arrive Honolulu Harbor (Pier No. 10 near Aloha Tower) at 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday, 9/4/2012.

You are invited to attend the following activities:
1. Welcome Ceremony Tuesday 5:00 p.m., 9/4/2012 at Aloha Tower
• Please be at Aloha Tower at about 4:30 p.m. if you go by yourself.
• Transportation is provided by a bus at 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Maunakea & N. Kukui near Mun Lun School to the Aloha Tower.

2. Vessel Open House for Public Thursday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 9/6/2012 at Pier No. 10
• Please be advised that security requires all visitors do not bring bags on board.

3. Send-off Ceremony Saturday 4:00 p.m., 9/8/2012 at Pier No.10/Aloha Tower

Please R.S.V.P. to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at 808-533-3181 or by email: lliang@chinesechamber.com, if you are available to attend. Thank you very much for your attention.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Friday August 24 2012

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Export-Import Bank of the United States Member, Board of Directors Patricia M. Loui Invite You to Attend the Exporter Forum

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Senior Member, U.S. Senate Banking Committee

Patricia M. Loui, Member, Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank

EXPORTER FORUM
Friday, August 24, 2012 
8:30 AM to12:00 PM
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI

Learn How to Increase Your Company's Foreign Sales by:
Obtaining protection against the risk of nonpayment
Extending credit to your buyers
Accessing vital working capital
Finding new markets and customers
Understanding how other companies have used government resources to export

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Program Overview – "Welcome"

Program Overview – "Remarks", The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senate

Program Overview – "Global Access for Small Business" - The Honorable Patricia M. Loui,Member, Board of Directors
Export-Import Bank of the U. S. (Ex-Im Bank)

9:30 AM Panel Discussion – "Other Companies are Exporting, Why Aren't You?"
This panel discussion will describe how local companies use Ex-Im Bank and other government agencies to support the growth of their international business.

10:30 AM Panel Discussion with Agency Officials – "Resources to Grow Your Exports"
A moderator-led discussion with federal agency officials who explain how their products and services can help business owners in expanding their export opportunities.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking Session
Attendees are given the opportunity to meet one-on-one with agency officials and local export development officials to ask questions and learn more about how to effectively use government resources.

This event is tailored to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses with 500 or less employees.
No Cost, but space is limited.

Registration is Required: http://www.exim.gov/gasb  

NOTE: On-site vehicle parking is available at the Hawaii Convention Center. The parking garage is located on the 2nd floor of the facility and the entrance is located on Kalakaua Avenue. The daily parking rate is $10.00.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

WUSATA Branded Program Seminars Coming to a City Near You! July 24 - August 21 2012

Is your product ready for export? Need help funding international marketing activities and promotions? Thinking about attending an international or domestic trade show? If so, then the Branded Program Seminar is for you! 

Attend one of WUSATA's Branded Program Seminars to learn how the federally funded USDA's Market Access Program (MAP) can help your business expand your worldwide marketing reach. 

Who should attend? 

Eligible food and agricultural companies currently exporting or have plans to enter the international marketplace! Visit the Services section on our website to learn about program basics and how to qualify.

Why attend? 

• Our seminars will explore WUSATA programs and how we can financially assist your company’s exporting journey.
• The Branded Program is an intricate system and we are here to help you navigate.
• Personnel changes often occur, and this is a great way to train or re-train your staff on the program’s fundamentals.

For more information, feel free to contact WUSATA’s Outreach Department via email or by phone at 360-693-3373.

We look forward to seeing you!

Los Angeles, CA: July 11 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXCA711&section=Events2 
San Francisco, CA: July 12 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXCA712&section=Events2 
Las Vegas, NV: July 24 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXNV724&section=Events2 
Seattle, WA: Aug.1 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXWA801&section=Events2 
Lakewood, CO: Aug. 15 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXCO815&section=Events2 
Carson City, NV: Aug. 21 http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12BXNV821&section=Events2 
Hawaii: Coming Soon!
Wyoming: Coming Soon!

*If your desired location does not currently have a registration link, email WUSATA directly so we can notify you once 

13 Member States Open to food and agriculture based businesses that are eligible for the Branded Program.
Other Upcoming WUSATA Events

Mexico Marketplace Retail Webinar June 19, 2012 
http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12WBM0619&section=Events2 

Hi-Ni China/Nutraceutical Products Exhibition June 26-28, 2012 
http://www.wusata.org/wusata/eventreg/eventdetail.aspx?event=M12GXCHVTS&section=Events2 

Maximize Your Benefits

Did You Know?

Eligible Branded Program companies automatically qualify for all other WUSATA programs and services. By taking advantage of all WUSATA's services and educational opportunities all at once, companies can expand their marketing dollars and achieve even greater market impact.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit August 13-15, 2012 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Please use our 10% Discount Code to Register today: 12HKCH10

Registration and Event Details http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/

The event is the preeminent meeting place for international leaders and energy experts at the forefront of the clean energy movement. Securing energy independence and developing a clean energy industry that promotes the vitality of our planet are two reasons why it is critical to reaffirm already established partnerships and build new ones throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo provides a forum for the high-level global networking necessary to advance this emerging clean energy culture.

Join the global clean energy leadership in Honolulu for the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. This year's program includes hundreds of business, policy, defense and corporate presentations focused on the economic development opportunities presented through clean energy! Highlights Include:

Full Program & Keynotes Announced 
=> www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/program/dag.html 

Defense Energy Companies Announced:
Featuring U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, PACOM, TROPEC, and more.
=> www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/partner/DETC 

Project Finance Connect Companies Announced:
Energy Solutions Project Proposals, Finance Sources, Venture & Investment 
=> www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/partner/PPMP/ 

Exhibit (selling-out) & Sponsor
=> http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/exhibit/ 

Show your support for the Hawai'i Clean Energy Initiative and our clean energy future! 

Please use our 10% Discount Code to Register today: 12HKCH10

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce is one of the supporting Organizations http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/exhibit/sponsors.html

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco - California - Tuesday - July 24 2012 

Discover California Wines - California Wine Export Program – Annual Seminar 

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. 
Seminar begins at 9:00 a.m.

Location: The City Club * 155 Sansome Street * 11th Floor * San Francisco 

Registration form in Microsoft Word format http://hkchcc.org/californiawineinstitute072412.doc
Rigistration form in PDF format http://hkchcc.org/californiawineinstitute072412.pdf



Seminar Program Overview

• Special panel presentation on the China wine market
• Update from the organizers of the Prowein international wine trade show
• Highlights of new “Discover California Wines” Global Branding Campaign
• Regional wine market updates from Wine Institute’s team of international representatives 
• Round Table discussions with International Program Directors during lunch

Who should attend: winery principals, executives, marketing and exporting staff, suppliers to the industry, consultants, international brokers and agents, wine business educators and students

Payment must accompany registration (includes lunch)
$75 per person California Wine Export Program members *$100 per person non-members
Register online at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=lQw8oNGkca5xmq9y9pjTDA  (members only link) 
(Non-members go to www.calwinexport.com  to register on-line)

Registration for California Wine Export Program Annual Seminar, July 24, 2012
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Name(s) ____________________________________________________________
Company ___________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________ E-mail _______________________________

Register by credit card at http://www.calwinexport.com/AnnualMeetRegistration/ 
or send a check for $ ________ payable to Wine Institute enclosed

Mail to: Wine Institute, International Department
425 Market Street * Suite 1000 * San Francisco, CA 94105 * Phone: (415) 356-7517

For more information, please contact Diane Berardi, dberardi@wineinstitute.org 
This information can also be found on www.calwinexport.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii June 28, 2012 at Hawaii Theatre - Phoenix Dance Chamber/Lee Pui Ming dance and piano concert 

The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts and the US- China Peoples Friendship Association present a dance and piano concert, Bridges, at the Hawaii Theatre Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:30pm. The Phoenix Dance Chamber, founded in Hawaii in 1989 performs with masterful pianist Lee Pui Ming of Toronto Canada. This artistic reunion will present traditional and original choreographies of both body and sound. The performance bridges the past, present, and future perspectives of Chinese culture abroad.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco California Sunday June 24 2012 UH Alumni Association, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Save $10 if registration with payment by May 31 2012 www.UHBayArea.com 

 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Early-bird Discount for Participation at HKTDC Entrepreneur Day May 11 - 12 2012

 

The Entrepreneur Day 2012 marks its 4th edition as a comprehensive platform comprising of exhibitions, seminars and forums tailor made for the Hong Kong public in the development of entrepreneurship. The event aims at facilitating start-ups of new businesses and supporting the newly established companies with entrepreneurial information such as banking & financial advice, legal services and IT support. Last year, the event attracted near 12,800 visitors.

 

Date 11-12 May 2012 (Friday to Saturday)
Opening Hours 11 May (Fri) 11am–7pm
12 May (Sat) 10am-6pm
Venue Hall 1E, HKCEC, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organizer Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Exhibit Categories Entrepreneurship Opportunities
Franchise Operator 
Business Intermediary 
Online Business

Entrepreneurship Support
Accounting & Legal Service
Insurance, Bank and Finance
Business Consultancy
Business Centre 
Information Technology
Intellectual Property Agency
Licensing & Patents

Entrepreneurship Information
Entrepreneurship Training
Government Department
NGO/Associations
Program

Exhibition, Seminar, Presentation

Participation Fee Option A: HK$2,800 (US$380) for a Display Panel Counter [Around 1m (W) x 2.5m (H)]

Option B: HK$6,000 for (US$780) a 6 sqm Standard Booth

Early-bird Discount: 20% off per Display Panel Counter and Standard Booth for confirmed application on or before 20 January 2012.

Bundle Package: 50% off when participate in World SME Expo 2012 (discount only applies to the first booth only)
Exhibition Enquiries Mr. William Wong, Sales Supervisor, HKTDC
38/F, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2584 4574
Fax: 3521 3097
Email: william.wl.wong@hktdc.org 

Information is subject to change without prior notice.

 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

hawaiipacificexportcouncil.jpg (222451 bytes) Honolulu Hawaii May 8 2012 Grow Your Global Business with Export University!

Export University has helped Hawaii businesses to expand their international sales. Export University 101 is a comprehensive training seminar series brought to you by industry experts that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. 

NEW! Export University 201: E-Commerce for International Sales will help to leverage global business using online tools and social media savvy. 

Both programs will help small businesses that are new to exporting as well as those with a blossoming international business to identify the best markets for your products or services and the steps needed to connect with new customers worldwide.

*BONUS* Participating eligible companies can earn $2,000 for travel to their target market.

When: Export U 101: May 8,10, 15, 17 | 1-6pm; and Export U 201 May 18th, 1-4pm
Where: Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone, Downtown Honolulu (coming to Maui, Kauai & Big Island Summer 2012)
Cost: $150/person for Export U 101. $25/person for Export U 201 (save $15 by registering for both!)
More info: http://tinyurl.com/2012OahuFlyer 
Register: http://tinyurl.com/ExportUReg  
Questions: Email: exportu@hawaiiexportsupport.com  or Call 08.522.8040 

HURRY! SPACE IS LIMITED - Secure your place at the 2012 Export University Training by registering today!

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong Houseware Fair (April 20 - 23 2012) - Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair

Special Travel Incentives for New Buyers

Asia’s largest houseware event, the Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the concurrent Hone Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held in this April. As a token of appreciation, we would like to offer you the below listed special privileges for your visit to the fairs. In 2012, the two fairs will feature over 2,200 exhibitors from more than 30 countries. Details: www.hktdc.com/hkhousewarefair  & www.hktdc.com/hkhometextilesfair 

Special travel incentives for overseas new buyers - Registration Deadline: 16 March 2012


Hotel Sponsorship & Special Travel packages
— Enjoy Hotel Sponsorship of up to USD270 or Special Hotel + Air Travel Package
— To register, please visit: http://hkhometextilesfair.hktdc.com/dm/vp/2012/hs_cx_tr_en.html 

VIP on-site services
— Free access to the Dragon Lounge (VIP lounge at the fairground with complimentary refreshments)
— Free use of meeting rooms and massage services.
— Invitations to official functions, eg. cocktail reception, seminars.
— Free beer and beverages during “Happy Hour” in the fairground.
— Complimentary fair catalogue & product magazine.

Complimentary Business-Matching Services
— Selected exhibitors according to your product interest.
— Appointments made with exhibitors to fit your schedule.
— Private room for meetings.

Priority services & bonus
— Express check-in to collect your admission badges.
— Group photo-taking upon arrival.
— Free souvenir of the Fairs.

Act Now!

— To register for the Travel Incentive Programme, please send us your application form. Download Here
     http://hkhometextilesfair.hktdc.com/dm/vp/2012/hs_cx_tr_en.html 
— To register for the above on-site services, please complete the below application form.

Enquiries

Mr. Michael Wan @ Tel: (852) 2240-4233; Fax: (852) 2169-9749; Email: hometextile.visitor@hktdc.org 

Company Name: 

Buyer's Name:
1.
2.

Address: 

Tel: 
Fax: 
Email:

Nature of Business:
o Buying Office
o Retailer with _____ stores
o Wholesaler
o Importer
o Buying Cooperative
o Chain/Department Store
o Distributor
o Others: 
Interested Products:
o Houseware products o Home textiles & furnishing products o Pet supplies products

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Santa Clara, California Tuesday April 24 2012 



AAMA Connect Series - Clean Tech Half-Day Conference

U.S./China/India – Accelerating Clean Tech Innovation through Global Partnership 

April 24, 2012 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM | Kellogg Auditorium, Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara

Register now! https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=17214182300&P=172141911424307900 

Come and join industry experts, investors, and key players in the U.S., China and India to engage in a dialog regarding the current business, policy and technology drivers in the clean tech industry. While the clean tech sector continues to attract significant investment, the landscape for early stage funding is rapidly changing and the environment for later stage companies seeking large-scale commercialization and expansion capital remains challenging. Businesses are leveraging partnerships throughout the value chain, domestically and abroad, to achieve capital efficiency, and accelerate innovation. This conference will present the perspectives of clean tech companies and their partners to jointly grow profitable businesses that successfully compete in the global marketplace.

Conference Co-Chairs:

AAMA Clean Tech Special Interest Group: Gordon Ho (Cooley LLP) & Alan Chang (Capricorn LLC)

Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:15 Opening Keynote – Global Strategic Partnership in the Clean Tech Industry Vinod Agarwal, Chairman, CEO and Founder, Applied Solar Technologies
9:15 - 10:15 Moderated Panel 1 - Solar Industry 
Harry Rozakis, CEO, CyriumTechnologies 
Rachel Sheinbein, Partner, Energy and Materials, CMEA 
Suvi Sharma, President, Solaria Corporation
10:15 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15 Fireside Chat
11:15 - Noon Moderated Panel 2 - Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency Gerd 
Goette, Managing Partner, Siemens Venture Capital
David Nieh, General Manager, Shui On Land
Noon - 1:00 Conference Ends; Networking

Registration:

Early bird (through April 15): $35 members, $50 non-members, $20 students
Regular (through April 24): $45 members, $60 non-members, $30 students
Seating is limited; register early! Register now! 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Singapore Monday April 23 2012 

TIM International Inc



6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
Welcome remarks, outline evenings program and purpose 

7:00 PM - Dinner (3 courses) and Presentations by Dean Emeritus Chuck Y. Gee and Dean Dr. Juanita Liu
Three major "Auction Items" to be auctioned before each course is served



8:45 PM - Presentation by Chuck Gee and Juanita Liu (total 1 hour with time for Q & A)

9:15 PM - Questions and Answers

9:45 PM - Closing remarks and thank-you

10:00PM - End

Cost SG$ 100.00 each and active Auction for a total fundraising of SG$6,000 to 7,000



RSVP, comments and suggestions are greatly welcome to Clyde G. Min, Vice-President, Asset Management, Pacifica-Partners, Private Limited D +65 6216 7395, M +65 9177 4311, F +65 6216 7399, clyde.min@pacifica-partners.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Saturday April 28 2012

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - UH TIM School "Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism" on Thursday April 5 2012 5:00pm Sheraton Waikiki

 

Please save the date for this year’s TIM School signature Legacy event. This year, we are fortunate to have Senior Senator Daniel Inouye as our Honorary Chair,  former First Lady Vicky Cayetano as the Event Chair and Noel Trainor as Tables Sales Chair. The Annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event scheduled for April 5 at the Sheraton Waikiki will honor Ernest Nishizaki, Executive Vice-President of Kyo-ya Company, LLC, in addition we will also induct into the TIMI Alumni Hall of Honor, Allan Lum, General Manager of the Waialae Country Club. 



May we ask for your support by purchasing a table? We greatly appreciate your assistance to raise more scholarships for our students attending the School of Travel Industry Management. 

Thanks for your consideration. 

Best Regards,
Johnson Choi
Past President & Director - TIM International Inc
UH TIM School Distinguish Alumni 1999

I am m sending to you in case you know of anyone interested in buying a table.

view letter in PDF format http://www.hkchcc.org/legacydinnerletter040512.pdf 

Registration form in PDF format http://www.hkchcc.org/legacydinnerletter040512a.pdf 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong's Soft Power and Brain Power rank top in Asia



Johnson Choi, President of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council will discuss how to leverage Hong Kong's Soft Power and Brian Power to get American Companies connected to do business with China and the rest of Asia through Hong Kong.

On Tuesday April 3rd 4-5pm Hawaiian Time (7-8pm San Francisco Time, 10-11pm New York Time (which is April 4th 10-11am Hong Kong Time)), Johnson Choi will be a special guest on Hawaii's KGU 760am Radio Station to discuss business opportunities between United States and Hong Kong. For those that do not live in Hawaii, you can listen to the live webcast by going to the following link 



http://den-a.plr.liquidcompass.net/player/flash/audio_player.php?id=KGUAM&uid=129 

General strengths of Hong Kong - why USA companies should consider joining 100,000 American setting up or expanding in Hong Kong

1) proximity to Mainland China
2) business savvy and friendly
3) well-established and regulated financial system
4) world-class infrastructure and professional services
5) rule of law - British Common Law - Court of Final Appeal is in HK = US Supreme Court, Asia's top arbitration center
6) English is the official language 
7) clean government - ICAC (Independent Commission Against corruption)
8) free flow of information - freedom of press - 17+ newspapers in Hong Kong - most USA cities have 1 newspaper
9) free flow of money 
10) Largest RMB (the Chinese Yuan) offshore trading center
11) leader in IPOs 
12) CEPA - Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (Hong Kong and China's Special Free Trade Agreement)
13) 7 million people - 2nd highest per capita income in Asia
14) tourism - 40+ million Chinese visitors annually 
15) wine business - top in Asia - NO wine duties
16) NO worldwide income taxation - Very low tax rate, 16% maximum
17) 80 of the world's largest banks in Hong Kong
18) Friendly & Professional immigration and custom officers 
19) 100,000 American work and live in Hong Kong
20) Compact and dynamic city - 400 Sq Miles 4/5 the size of Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Side notes: Hong Kong and Hawaii used to be comparable in the 70s, fast forward 30 years later Hong Kong is enjoying US$300 billion surplus (money in the bank), funded more than US$100 billion on Mass Transit without raising 1 penny in tax, the lowest tax rate in Asia and the long list goes on...please tune in to find out more and how we can take advantage of it.

Additional information on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/373098236045363/ 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Los Angeles California USA - Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference March 26-27, 2012



Final Week for Early Bird Registration -
last year event was sold out

Date: March 26-27, 2012

Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 

Website: www.apboconference.com 

Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference 2012 is fast approaching. Last year's APBO 2011 was a sold out event. Don't miss your chance: Register by March 1 and save $100 or more!

Register to ensure appointments: One-on-one appointments are available on a limited basis. Register early to ensure your priority. Act now to save up to $150. (Early Registration deadline: March 1 http://www.apboconference.com/registration.html 

Nonprofit & Academic Discounts Available: Special registration pricing is available for non-profit industry (nonprofit, NGO, education) professionals and educators. Register here http://apboconference.com/registration-non-profit.html 

New in 2012: Brazil and Russia - Senior trade experts from the embassies of 17 countries and regions are available to meet. APBO 2012 will also feature Brazil and Russia for the first time http://www.apboconference.com/BRIC.html 

Asia/Pacific Business Outlook is the premier business networking conference focused on the following countries/regions:

Australia India Malaysia Russia Brazil Indonesia Mexico Singapore China Japan New Zealand Taiwan Hong Kong Korea Philippines Thailand Vietnam

Brazil and Russia are special additions to this year’s program.

APBO Topics and Sessions:

• Market Entry Strategies and Distribution Networks
• Partnering and Joint Ventures
• Negotiation and Cross Cultural Communication
• "Green Business" Opportunities
• Political Updates

Space is limited so sign up today. Please note that early registrants have the best chances of reserving meetings with the Senior Commercial Officers from the markets of greatest interest to them http://www.apboconference.com/registration.html 

Use special Commerce Code USCS2012 and register by March 1 for a discounted U.S. Commercial Service rate of $775.

Please feel free to contact the U.S. Commercial Service Team, who have long experience with this event, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference in March.

Asia Pacific Outlook Web Site: http://www.apboconference.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Tuesday February 21 2012 



APEC SME Summit 2012

Entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific 



Don't miss out the chance to meet and learn from these high-level speakers at the APEC SME Summit and
Register NOW!

Date: 21 February 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Fee: HK$500 (US$65) per person (include a keynote luncheon)

Enjoy the early-bird discount before 19 January 2012! HK$400 (US$55) per person

Enquiries: HKTDC – Hong Kong Office, Ms Cassandra Ng; Tel: (852) 2584 4523; Email: apec-smesummit2012@hktdc.org; Website: www.apecsmesummit2012.com  

(The summit will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua.)

Under the theme “Entrepreneurship”, the 2012 APEC SME Summit will feature leaders from across the region, including Cher Wang, Chairman of HTC; Wang Shi, Chairman of China Vanke Company Ltd and William Fung, Executive Deputy Chairman of Li & Fung Ltd. 

Summit discussions will focus on how to grow small businesses with successful examples of outstanding entrepreneurs from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

The Summit, 21 February, is a unique opportunity for business owners, senior business managers, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders to share best practices and experience, discuss current business issues, highlight winning market strategies, network and strike new partnerships. 

The interactive forum and networking lunch will spotlight every aspect of running a business, from starting and financing a new company to expansion. Take your business to new heights. Register now. 

The APEC SME Summit is organised jointly by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

January 24, 2011 (7:30AM-4:00PM) Irvine California - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR SUCCESSFUL EXPORTERS AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES - Open Discussion with the USPTO Experts and Crowell & Moring Attorneys



AGENDA

7:30 Registration One on One Sign Up

8:00-8:45 Patents, What I Need to Know for Planning and Protecting My Global Business Activities --Why Patent at All, We Can’t File Everywhere, How do We Decide, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, Common Mistakes to Avoid--What is Your Issue?

8:45-9:15 Trade Secrets, What Can I Protect, Best Practices, Worst Mistakes for Global Business, Global Sourcing, Global Product Sales --What is Your Issue?

9:15-9:30 Coffee/Break

9:45 – 10:30 Trademarks, What are my Rights and How to Obtain and Maintain Protection -- What is Your Issue?

10:30 – 11:00 The Madrid Protocol, One-Stop Shopping for International Trademark Filing

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee/Break

11:15 – 11:45 Domain Names, You Really Need to Know What’s Here and What’s Coming – What is Your Issue?

11:45 – 12:30 Copyright, What are my Rights and How to Obtain Protection, What Can I Use From the Internet and Elsewhere --What is Your Issue?

12:30 - 12:45 Lunch Provided for Lunch Presentation

12:45 –2:00 Lunch Presentation: The Crowell & Moring Legal Team Discusses Lessons Learned from Private Practice, How to Protect Your Company IP, Employment, Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Trade Secret Risk Considerations, Litigation of IP Issues-What Works, Answers to Your Real World Questions --What Successful Exporters and International Businesses Need to Know.

2:00 – 2:45 China an Opportunity and a Risk--Partners, Alliances, Sales and Sourcing, Common Mistakes, Theft of my IP -- --What is Your Issue?

2:45 – 4:00 Coffee/Networking/ Open Discussion with the Crowell & Moring Attorneys and One-on-One Consultations with USPTO Invited Speakers 

Don’t Miss this Opportunity -- Sign-up Required at Registration or During the Program

SPEAKERS: USPTO are Invited Featured Expert Presenters

Scott Baldwin, USPTO Office of Policy and External Affairs Attorney-Advisor (trademarks and former USPTO trademark examining attorney)

Susan Anthony, USPTO Office of Policy and External Affairs Attorney-Advisor (copyright, domain names) - Crowell Partners Sponsors and Presenters

Mark Romeo, Partner--Labor and Employment and IP Litigation, Orange Country
Don Sovie, Partner--International and Regulatory Compliance, Orange County
Terence Ross, Partner -- Intellectual Property (Copyright) and Intellectual Property Litigation
Kathleen Balderrama, Counsel -- Intellectual Property Litigation
ONE ON ONE MEETINGS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

(Following presentations, 2:45-4:00PM)

Attorneys from the USPTO and Crowell & Moring with expertise in the relevant practice areas to address your international questions related to protecting and enforcing patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Southern California firms, large and small, will benefit from this opportunity. Join us to discuss common misunderstandings and mistakes that U.S. businesses often make in attempting to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights (IPR). This discussion will include issues related to China, where counterfeiting and piracy are critical concerns for U.S. firms. Each of the USPTO and Crowell & Moring attorneys will identify and explain problem areas related to their specific IPR focus. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions related to export issues involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and domain names.

LOCATION: Crowell & Moring LLP, 3 Park Plaza, 20th Fl., Irvine, CA 92614-8505
Tel. (949) 798-1335

REGISTRATION: Click here http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/uspto/registration/index.asp 

COST: $79.00

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jason Sproule with any questions. Tel: (949) 660-7105, Email: Jason.Sproule@trade.gov 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA January 29 2012 

Please contact Mr. Henry Lee at United Chinese Society (Tel: 808-536-4621) for your ticket

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Shanghai China January 18, Wednesday, 13:30-15:00. AmCham Shanghai Office Conference Room

Spotlight Session: China’s Hiring Expectations Remain Higher than Several Other Major Asian Markets - The Hudson Report, 2012 Q1 (Chinese Language Session)

中国市场招聘意向依旧在亚洲保持领先-2012年第一季度翰德报告(中文)

Hiring expectations in China are rising again this quarter, according to The Hudson Report. In this survey of over 650 executives across key business sectors, all interviewed during December 2011 by Hudson Consultants, 66 percent forecast increased hiring in the first quarter of 2012, an increase from 64 percent the previous quarter. 

Ms. Lily Bi, general manager of Hudson Shanghai will present key findings of The Hudson Report, Q1 2012, which include views from respondents on discretionary year-end bonuses, salaries for new managerial hires and initiatives to retain and motivate high performing staff. Since its launch in 1998, The Hudson Report has been recognized as a key business and economic indicator, providing valuable insight into the hiring expectations of organizations across a range of sectors and job disciplines. The report represents the views of nearly 1,800 key employment decision makers in Asia, primarily executives at multinational firms.

翰德报告揭示本季度中国市场的招聘意向再次看涨。在2011年12月翰德顾问所做的专业调查中, 650位来自主要行业的受访企业高管有66%的人计划在2012年一季度加大招聘力度,较2011年四季度的64%有所增加。

通过本次活动,翰德上海总经理毕琳女士与我们共同分享2012年第一季度翰德报告中的主要发现,包括企业酌情年终奖的发放情况,管理层岗位招聘薪酬状况以及如何挽留并激励优秀员工。自1998年首次发布以来,该报告已成为亚洲市场的重要社会经济指标,是一份知名度高、广受好评、基于深度调研而制定的报告。此报告代表了亚洲地区的1,800多家国际企业招聘决策者的观点。

About the Speaker:



Lily Bi is the general manager for Hudson Shanghai and co-runs the office together with Cherol Cheuk. She spends a significant proportion of her time developing new clients and managing key client relationships to ensure a sustainable and profitable business for the Shanghai operation. With a degree in International Business Management, Lily has accumulated over 12 years of work experience in the executive search industry in China. Lily joined Hudson in 2000 as a consultant. She quickly built and developed the Sales & Marketing and Healthcare & Life Sciences teams from scratch and grew the Advertising & Communications, Chemical & Energy and Supply Chain practices into profitable businesses.

毕琳女士是上海翰德人力资源有限公司的总经理之一,她与另外一位总经理卓东樱女士共同管理及运营翰德在上海的业务。毕女士日常主要工作的重点集中在拓展新客户及现有重要客户的关系管理和维护上,以确保翰德在华业务的盈利性和可持续发展。毕琳女士在中国的高级职位招聘行业积累了逾十二年的从业经验。她曾在最短时间内创建并发展了翰德的销售及市场团队和医疗保健与生命科学团队,并成功领导广告与传媒、化工与能源和供应链业务。
Agenda:

13:30 Registration & Networking 
13:45 Session Begins
14:15 Q&A Session
15:00 Session Ends

To register for this event, please RSVP online or contact Elaine Li at (86 21) 6279-7119 ext. 5671 or email elaine.li@amcham-shanghai.org.

Walk-in and Cancellation Policy:
• This event requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this event without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB 50 "walk in" fee as member and RMB 100 as non-member.
• Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration, please notify Elaine Li no less than 24 hours in advance.
• To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the event on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the event starts.

What is a Spotlight Session? AmCham Shanghai has opened a new promotional platform for companies to introduce products and services to interested members. These sessions are conveniently held at the AmCham Shanghai office and attendance is FREE.

Interested in introducing your products or services to AmCham Shanghai members through Spotlight Session? Please contact Karen Yuen, Director of Business Development & Marketing, at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 8966 or email karen.yuen@amcham-shanghai.org for detailed information.
January 18, Wednesday, 13:30-15:00

AmCham Shanghai Office Conference Room
Suite 568, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Road
上海美国商会会议室
南京西路1376号,上海商城568室

Member (RMB): 0.00
Member Company Employee (RMB): 0.00

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Thursday - December 29 2011 8:30 - 11:00am 

Majority of the time when your patent and trademark got stolen may be due to ones lack the understanding to properly doing the registrations BEFORE you discuss it with anyone domestic or foreign, friends or foes.

So often we got called from people said they have the best ideas/products in the world....and start talking about it...We usually STOP them and asked them one (1) question "Have your registered your products' patent and/or trademark your ideas in USA and abroad" 90% of the time, the answer is NO.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Wednesday - December 14 2011 5:00 - 7:00pm at Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant

Why Branding is important for your business? Why branding in Hong Kong make Sense? While California Companies is putting resources to build their brand in Hong Kong with their eyes in China and throughout Asia - why Hawaii is still sitting on the sideline?



Johnson Choi is the President of Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association and Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Comemrce. He has been assisting American firms to take their products and services to Asia since 1985. More information on Johnson Choi, please go to http://www.hkchcc.org/johnson.pdf

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Monthly Meeting format: 5:00 - 5:30pm Networking, 5:30 - 6:15pm Speaker Presentation; 6:15 - 7:00pm Dinner

Please RSVP to Gail Glushenko to gglushenko@gmail.com - guests are welcomed

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Saturday December 10, 2011 sponsored by TechHui


The goal of the conference is to highlight interesting Hawai'i-based people, projects and organizations working in science, technology and interactive design. We seek to facilitate education and networking within the Hawai'i technology community as well as helping Hawaii technologists connect with global technology leaders.

9:00-10:15am - Keynote with Physicist Garrett Lisi - Geometric Theory of Everything

10:30-11:45am
Track 1 - Social Media
Dan Zelikman, Civil Beat
John Garcia, Nonstop Online
Tara Coomans, Akamai Marketing

Track 2 - Gov. Tech: Mobile Apps, Web & Broadband
Forest Frizzell, City and County of Honolulu
Yuka Nagashima, High Tech Development Corp

Noon-1:00pm - lunch

1:15-2:30pm
Track 1 - Mobile Development
Rama McIntosh, Meme Inc
Chad Podoski, Shacked
Cory Shaw, User Kind

Track 2 - Kukui Cup
Philip Johnson, Professor, UHM Information & Computer Science
Robert Brewer, software developer
George Lee, ICS graduate student

2:45-4:00pm - Ignite organized with HI Capacity: HI
Chae Ho Lee - Designing for the Screen: Not Just a World of Surface
Nicole Hori - Rediscovered Technology
Kevin Hughes - Great Examples of Cross-Device Design
Olin Lagon - How a Local Nonprofit Engaged Over 100K+ People with $0 Marketing
Gorm Lai - Global Game Jam - Channelling the Energy of Thousands of Creatives Across the Globe
James Wang - Software Development Communication
April Young - 3D Printing: Uses in Prototyping, Art and Future Possibilities

4:15-5:30pm - 3D CG & Animation
Todd Robertson, Hyperspective
Ryan Brant, AD/M

Friday night labs, December 9 (in Sakamaki C104)
6:00-7:45pm - Game Design with IGDA
8:00-9:45pm - Robotics with Makers

Dec 10 • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • 1 mtg • UHM Art Auditorium • $35 general, $25 TechHui members You can register now at: http://outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit/courses/programdetail/1456 

The conference is organized by the University of Hawaiʻi Pacific New Media College, Ikayzo, Ignite Honolulu, HI Capacity, IGDA Honolulu Chapter, and ThinkTech. Sponsors include HTDC, Ikayzo, Migration Counsel and PubCon.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

Honolulu Hawaii USA Wednesday - China Town Hall Meeting on U.S.-China Relations November 16 2011 1:00 - 4:30pm

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Honolulu Hawaii USA November 8 - 13, 2011

Leaders Week and CEO summit http://www.apec2011usa.org/ 

Inside APEC http://www.hkchcc.org/insideapechkchccpresentation080810.ppt 

US ABAC Member Deborah Henretta, Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble, with Chinese President Hu Jintao (center) during the CEO Summit in Singapore, November 2009. (Courtesy Singapore Business Federation)

The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee’s mission is to advance the US business agenda in the Asia Pacific region by creating high quality opportunities for private sector engagement during the US hosting of APEC 2011. The Host Committee will design, organize and execute the US APEC CEO Summit held in Honolulu in November; develop and participate in industry-driven events held in the United States throughout 2011 to coincide with Ministerial Meetings; and conduct education/outreach programs in coordination with USG and partner organizations focusing on the economic policy community as well as small and medium sized businesses and the general public.

The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) is a US private, non-profit organization, supported by member companies represented by a Board of Governors from some of America’s leading companies. It is the nation’s only business organization focused exclusively on APEC, home to approximately 60% of world GDP and more than half of global trade. When the United States hosts APEC in 2011, NCAPEC will serve as secretariat to the APEC 2011 USA Host Committee. The National Center’s mission is to facilitate business participation in APEC by supporting the efforts of the private sector in the APEC process.

President Obama on the second day of the 2009 APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Singapore.

APEC economies are the most dynamic, fastest growing in the world, and the engine of global economic recovery. APEC is the premier vehicle for advancing US economic and trade engagement with the Asia-Pacific region.

President Obama addresses the CEO Summit in Yokohama, Japan

Established in 1989, the 21-member APEC forum encompasses virtually all of the Pacific Rim, and is the only inter-governmental forum in the world with an officially sanctioned mechanism for private sector input. Since its inception, APEC has worked to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region, creating more efficient domestic economies and dramatically increasing exports.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

2011 National District Export Council Conference: Exporting Creates Jobs

November 2–5, 2011 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Program Highlights:
¨ A world-class conference and trade show dedicated to exporting…two events in one
¨ More than 100 exhibit booths showcasing exporting tools, services and products open to the public
¨ Attendance by DEC members and international business representatives sharing best practices and seeking to network with you
¨ Export University certificate program built into the agenda
¨ 3 days of workshops, seminars and one-on-one meetings to enhance your export strategy
¨ High profile speakers and U.S. Government officials with the latest trade updates
¨ Representatives from the Los Angeles Consular Corps, which represents nearly 100 countries, at the International Pavilion in the Exposition Hall to discuss how to sell products and services to the countries they represent. 
 

For more information & registration, please visit www.decconference.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (HKIWSF), in its 4th edition this year, will return at 3-5 November 2011. It is a platform for exhibitors to tap into the lucrative and flourishing wine markets in Asia and particularly the Chinese mainland. 

Last edition of HKIWSF once again presents as a truly international event for quality exhibitors and buyers from all over the world.
  • Exhibitors reached 680, representing 30 countries and regions.
  • 14,000 buyers came from 62 countries and regions.
  • Exhibitors met over 14,000 public visitors on public day (3rd day) to receive instant feedback and promote brand image


Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

Hong Kong 26-29 October 2011

Eco Expo Asia 

WHAT: “Green Tech for a Low-carbon Economy” is the theme of this year’s Eco Expo Asia, the region’s leading event in the thriving environmental protection industry.

WHO: Exhibitors will showcase their products under such categories as: air quality, energy efficiency and energy, waste management and recycling, eco-friendly products, environmental protection solutions and service, and green building solutions and service.

Four new theme zones – e-waste management, green financing, new materials and testing, and inspection & certification – will also be set up to meet the rising demand in Asia in these sectors.

WHY: The Chinese mainland is poised to become the world’s largest sustainable development and environmental protection market. In the 12th Five-Year Programme, the mainland’s State Council mapped out seven new strategic industries, four of which are related to environmental protection: energy-saving and environmental protection, alternative energy, new materials, and alternative-fuel cars.

Some of the target buyers will include: government policymakers, urban planners and related NGOs; manufacturers, designers and engineers looking for eco-friendly solutions to their production process and products; chain stores, retailers and courier companies looking for eco-friendly packaging materials; land developers looking for ecological landscape and construction designs; and consulting engineers, architects and surveyors.

WHERE: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong
HOW: The registration form is available to download. 
Deadline for application is June 17 2011 

And You Can Quote Me:

"We are exhibiting here for the first time, looking for a Hong Kong partner to explore the mainland market. For the investment aspect, Hong Kong is the best place to start. We found this fair useful. The quality of visitors is good, and we have made a dozen promising contacts. This is also a platform for us to collect market intelligence about the mainland. We will be back next year, hopefully with our new Hong Kong partner." (Marcus Bicknell, Partner, Technical and Marketing, RainWater Harvesting Ltd, United Kingdom, talking about last year’s fair.)

View Presentation Online http://www.vimeo.com/24968017 

For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/fair/ecoexpoasia-en/ 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

Hong Kong SAR Monday October 24, 6:30pm

Dinner in honor of Professor Emeritus John and Margaret Cox of UH School of Travel Industry Management

Event listing on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229195613784626

Salisbury YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong

4th Floor Garden Podium

Cost HK$350 BBQ Buffet with over 30 items including free flow of beer and soft drinks

Please RSVP by October 10 to RobertaWongLeung@gmail.com  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

  Canton China October 15 - Nov 2 2011

Office hour is from 9:00am to 10:00pm (GMT+0800), 7days a week

During the period of Canton Fair (March, April, September and October), the working hours are: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

USA: 1-202-4706738 
China: +86-20-22822388 +86-20-37251788
Hong Kong: +852-36102755
fax: +86-20-87743079 86-20-87743360
email: service@cantontradefair.com 
Mailing Address: HRC Worldwide Hotel and Travel Service, Rm 2801-2802, North Tower, New World Times Center, No. 2193 Guangyuan Dong Lu, Guangzhou, P.C.510500, China

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR Friday September 30 2011 6:30pm

2nd Annual Hawaiian BBQ at Salisbury YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong

4th Floor Garden Podium

Cost HK$350 BBQ Buffet with over 30 items including free flow of beer and soft drinks

Please RSVP to RobertaWongLeung@gmail.com by Friday, September 23rd.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii September 23 - 30 2011 The 100th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 - Great Changes in the Capital-Beijing Photo Exhibition

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Saturday September 24 - 30 2011 The 100th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 - Grand Chinese Cultural Performance

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA: September 13 - 15 2011 at Hawaii Convention Center

Energy and Technology Firms interested to fund their project, you may be interested on the followings:

9/13, 1:30-3 pm Funding for Disruptive Energy Innovations

The audience will learn about (1) funding opportunities for early stage energy innovations, (2) how to improve their chances for funding success, and (3) how to get started.,Current Confirmed Speakers: Oceanit, Office of Naval Research, Ulupono Initiative, TARDEC, and Responsible Markets LLC.

9/14, 10:30-Noon Key Elements of a Successful Clean Energy Project: Venture, Project and Social Investor Perspective

Different investors look at the risks and benefits of a clean energy project from different perspectives. Three panelists representing the venture capital perspective, the project finance perspective and the social investor perspective, will discuss the key elements they look for in a successful clean energy project.,Current Confirmed Speakers: Ulupono Initiative, NREL

9/14, 4:00-5:30 pm DoD - Doing Business with DLA Energy

An overview of the DLA Small Business Office with a focus on its role in assisting small businesses in locating opportunities to supply goods and services to DLA Energy., Speakers: TBA

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii August 31 2011 - APEC OPPORTUNITY SERIES - Hong Kong & Taiwan - Connecting Local Companies with APEC Market Opportunities

As a part of our APEC 2011 seminar series, this informative and timely seminar session will be held on August 31, 2011 . This session will include the latest on the current business climate and the business opportunities in the Hng Kong & Taiwan markets. The APEC 2011 Opportunity Series has three objectives:

1) To inform local firms on the real opportunities in each of the market economies.
2) Provide resources and contacts for pursuing business opportunities in the APEC markets.
3) To prepare Hawaii businesses for making connection during and after APEC 2011

Don’t miss this opportunity! Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in each of the APEC markets directly from experts at the U.S. Embassies in each market and experienced local businesses on where the best opportunities exist, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect with the best partners and buyers in key markets throughout the Asia Pacific.

Hong Kong & Taiwan – Hong Kong is an ideal market platform for doing business in Asia, especially for mainland China. Taiwan has a population of 23 million and following a robust economic rebound of 10.47% GDP growth last year, U.S. goods and services more attractive than ever to Taiwan buyers. 

Join us for the third of the nine-session of the APEC 2011 Opportunity Series featuring the Hong Kong & Taiwan  market. By connecting local businesses with real international opportunities, this seminar series will provide resources and contacts to those interested in pursuing business opportunities in the APEC markets.

Speakers:

Andrew Wylegala - U.S. Consulate Hong Kong

Steve Green - American Institute in Taiwan

Seminar Schedule - August 31, 2011

1:45pm Registration
2:00pm Taiwan Presentation
2:45pm Hong Kong Presentation
3:30 – 4:00pm Panel Discussion

Session Information

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Cost: $20/person for the event. Cash, check & credit cards accepted.

Registration - Space is limited! To register e-mail Jordan@hawaiiexportsupport.com or call 808.522.8040 by Monday August 29, 2011

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii August 11 2011 - APEC OPPORTUNITY SERIES - CHINA - Connecting Local Companies with APEC Market Opportunities

As a part of our APEC 2011 seminar series, this informative and timely seminar session will be held on August 11, 2011 . This session will include the latest on the current business climate and the huge potential in the China market. The APEC 2011 Opportunity Series has three objectives:

1) To inform local firms on the real opportunities in each of the market economies.
2) Provide resources and contacts for pursuing business opportunities in the APEC markets.
3) To prepare Hawaii businesses for making connection during and after APEC 2011

Don’t miss this opportunity! Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in each of the APEC markets directly from experts at the U.S. Embassies in each market and experienced local businesses on where the best opportunities exist, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect with the best partners and buyers in key markets throughout the Asia Pacific.

China – As a nation with a GDP growth rate of 9.8%, a surging middle class, and preferences for quality U.S. goods, it is a great opportunity to begin investing in this exciting market. Get the latest on U.S.-China trade agreements, and major market trends in the country. What is YOUR China strategy?

Join us for the second session of the APEC 2011 Opportunity Series featuring the China market. By connecting local businesses with real international opportunities, this seminar series will provide resources and contacts to those interested in pursuing business opportunities in the APEC markets.

Speakers:

Keenton Chiang 
U.S. Consulate, Shanghai U.S. Consulate, Shanghai

Stellar Chu
U.S. Consulate, Shanghai U.S. Consulate, Shanghai

Seminar Schedule: August 11, 2011
8:30am Registration
9-10:30am China Program – Q&A

Please be advise meeting location has CHANGED:

Kapi`olani Community College 
4355 Diamond Head Road
Ōhi‘a Building, Room118 (in the lower level of the building) 
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96816

Please see the attached map for detailed instructions. In addition, here is a link to the KCC map: http://kcc.hawaii.edu/page/campusmap 

Parking: Free parking is available in any unmarked stall. The closest parking is Parking Lot C.

Cost: $20/person for the event. Cash, check & credit cards accepted.

Registration: Space is limited! To register e-mail Jordan@hawaiiexportsupport.com or call 808.522.8040 by Wednesday August 10, 2011

You do not want to miss this excellent presentation, Johnson Choi, MBA, RFC., Vice Chairman of Hawaii Pacific Export Council and President of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Wednesday - August 6 2011 7:30pm at Hawaii Theatre Center

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Sunday July 31 2011 9:00am San Francisco Calfornia - Breakfast with Dr Juanita Liu - Dean of the School of Travel Industry Management - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Place: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 397-7000 (Google Map)
Cost: Buffet Breakfast at $27.95/person or order from the menu
Parking: Complimentary validated parking by UH TIM Alumni, Mr. Mac Nguyen, Director of Finance, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

TIM International Inc (TIMI), the alumni association of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has agreed to subsidize this alumni gathering $10 a person up to $200.

RSVP by: Tuesday July 26 2011
RSVP to: Johnson Choi, Phone Number +18085245738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong and Taiwan July 24 - August 1 2011

 Dragon100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum 2011

Dragon100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum was launched by The Dragon Foundation in 2002 to network young Chinese leaders. They come from many parts of the world to join the program, explore opportunities and share experience.

Theme: Caring about the Poor . Today and Tomorrow
Venue: Hong Kong and Taiwan
Application Deadline : 7 May 2011
Download the program Pamphlet
Download the program Poster

Application materials:

Download Dragon100 2011 Nomination Form
Download Dragon100 2011 Application Guidelines

Please also fill in:

Dragon100 2011 Online Application Form

(If you can not access the above online application form, please return a completed Excel_Application_Form to dragon100@dragonfoundation.net.) 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Wednesday - July 13 2011 5:00 - 7:00pm at Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant

Topic: APEC 2011 by Steve Craven

"Steve Craven is owner and general manager of an international consulting firm, Kekepana International Services, with operations in Honolulu and Kuala Lumpur. He also chairs the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, a non-profit helping Hawaii firms go global and an advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Commerce on American export policy. Members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. 

Before founding Kekepana in 2004, Steve spent 31 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Much of that time was as a U.S. Commercial Service officer in both domestic assignments and overseas positions with American embassies: Honolulu, Taipei, Bonn, Singapore, Vienna, Bratislava and Denver. Steve was a negotiator in the Tokyo Round multilateral trade talks, ran Commerce’s trade negotiations and European Union divisions, and managed the U.S. Government’s industry consultations program for trade negotiations. He closed out his Commerce career directing Commerce’s Rocky Mountain and Southwest region from Denver. Steve and his staffs generated more than $50 billion in American exports.

Steve has also worked in the shipping and marine technology industries.

He was co-creator of the acclaimed “Business Beyond the Reef” talk show on Hawaii Public Radio. BBR continues as a blog that may be accessed through Kekepana’s website www.kekepana.com 

Check out the Hawaii Pacific Export Council’s new website, providing Hawaii’s first export portal to the world: www. hawaiiexportsupport.com 

Please RSVP no later than July 11, 2011  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (877) 852-8548 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Singapore June 15 2011 7:00pm

Fellow TIM alumnus Roberta Wong Leung, who is Senior Lecturer and Program Leader, ABA Hospitality Management Community College, City University of Hong Kong, will be visiting Singapore next month. We are planning a get-together dinner with her and some of other Singaporean contacts. Some of you may remember Roberta as she previously lived in Singapore and was an instructor with Nanyang Technological University back in the early 1990's.

Anthony has kindly reserved tables for us at Barossa @ Esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue #01-11, for Wed, 15th June at 7:00 pm. Will be able to order off the menu and settle on own.

If you can join the gathering, please RSVP to me by Monday, 13th June at hildammin@yahoo.com 

Look forward to seeing you!

Cheers,
Hilda Min

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii - Wednesday - May 8 2011 5:00 - 7:00pm at Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant

 http://endeavourgroup.co/

Our speaker will be Roger Morey. Roger is the president of The Endeavour Group, a Kailua-based company that provides “local solutions for local companies”. His background is built on senior sales and marketing positions he has held with companies that are leaders in their fields: Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Revlon and the Hawaiian Natural Water Company.

The Endeavour Group specializes in marketing and sales. However, in partnership with mainland companies they provide sound business solutions in areas as diverse as start ups and closings, operations, administration and general management.

Please RSVP no later than June 6, 2011

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association 

Wednesday - May 11 2011 5:00 - 7:00pm at Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant

"High End Visitors to Hawaii" and "Education Tourism" By Richard Xie

Mr. Xie was featured at the Hawaii Business Magazine and Midweek Magazine (click on the link to read full articles)

Mr. Xie operate a wide range of businesses in Hawaii:

Export: Tropical fish, Sea weed and Shrimp broodstock

Tour and study operation: High end Chinese tours in Hawaii, High end Chinese children summer camp in Hawaii, 
Chinese student 2+2 program and High end American bachelors culture and dating trip in China

Service operation: Living Art Marine Center (Do-It-Yourself), Reef Walk, Birthday party, School outreach program and Marine biology summer camp

Investment: Produce on-line auction web site and Agriculture land management

Monthly Meeting: 5:00 - 7:00pm on 2nd Wednesday at the Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant, Navy-Marine Club House, 943 Valkenburgh St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96818. Phone: 808.421.7267

Direction to Restaurant - Powered by Google Map

Monthly Meeting format: 5:00 - 5:30pm Networking, 5:30 - 6:15pm Speaker Presentation; 6:15 - 7:00pm Dinner

Please RSVP to Gail Glushenko to gglushenko@gmail.com - guests are welcomed

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu, Hawaii USA April 20 - 21 2011 Presented by The School of Travel Industry Management - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association 

Wednesday - April 13 2011 5:00 - 7:00pm at Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant

 

Jessica Lani Rich, Executive Director of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii http://www.visitoralohasocietyofhawaii.org/ 

While Hawai‘i still remains among one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, and our police and prosecutors do a fantastic job within the scope of available resources, we unfortunately will never prevent all crime against visitors. We must therefore ensure that each and every traumatized visitor receives timely assistance and experiences the true aloha spirit of our people.

VASH has demonstrated that committed and well-trained volunteers offer the most efficient and cost-effective way of delivering that service. The citizens of Hawai‘i are well aware of the enormous negative impact that crime is having on our visitor industry, our state economy, and the future of our children and grandchildren. We are not only concerned but want something done about it. Thousands of people are willing, given the opportunity, to volunteer to reach out to these victims with caring aloha. VASH provides them with that opportunity. It is simply a matter of aloha, which is, after all, what most visitors come to Hawai‘i for in the first place. We the people, our government, and visitor industry leaders cannot afford to disappoint them.

The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai’i is a private, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Volunteer organization that is dedicated to sharing the Aloha Spirit with Visitors. Its funding comes from the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. 

Monthly Meeting: 5:00 - 7:00pm on 2nd Wednesday at the Sam Snead's Tavern and Restaurant, Navy-Marine Club House, 943 Valkenburgh St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96818. Phone: 808.421.7267

Direction to Restaurant - Powered by Google Map

Monthly Meeting format: 5:00 - 5:30pm Networking, 5:30 - 6:15pm Speaker Presentation; 6:15 - 7:00pm Dinner

Please RSVP to Gail Glushenko to gglushenko@gmail.com - guests are welcomed

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR - March 20 to April 5 2011

 Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new works and experience outstanding films.

Screening over 290 titles from more than 50 countries in 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event that reaches an audience of over 600,000 including 5,000 business executives who attend Hong Kong Film and Television Market (FILMART), a concurrent event of the HKIFF.

Committed to discovering new talent, the Festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talents. As a lifestyle event, festival-goers can enjoy world-class films, attend seminars hosted by leading filmmakers from around the world, visit film exhibitions, join celebration parties, and more. 

The Festival draws extensive media coverage from over 560 global press members and continues to grow in vital importance as the premier platform to launch films to Asia.

The 35th HKIFF will be held from 20 March to 5 April 2011.

http://www.hkiff.org.hk/en/events.html

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR Saturday March 12 2011 - Rosaryhill School Arts In School Variety Show

The objective of the Rosarian Arts Fair aims to show the Art talents of Rosaryhill School students of the Secondary, Primary and Kindergarten sections. Details of the variety show are as follows:

Date: 12th March 2010, Saturday
Time: From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Bernard Charnwut Chan School Hall, Rosaryhill School
Programmes: Chinese and English solo and choral speaking, English drama, Cantonese pop songs and English songs, Hip Hop dance, Band group show, Chinese Kung Fu show and Cultural Dance >show.

崗藝薈萃綜藝匯演 - 「玫瑰崗學校學生綜藝匯演」

為讓本校幼稚園、小學及中學生一展其藝術潛能及學習的成果,同時獲得互相觀摩的機會,本校訂於三月十二日舉行「玫瑰崗學校學生綜藝匯演」。 本會誠邀閣下抽空出席是次匯演,詳情現臚列如下︰

日期︰二零一一年三月十二日(星期六)
時間︰下午三時至五時
地點︰玫瑰崗學校陳智思禮堂
表演項目︰包括中英文獨唱、朗誦、英語話劇、粵語流行曲、舞蹈表演、樂隊表演、中國功夫及民族舞蹈表演

特別嘉賓校友︰「我和春天有個約會」的劉雅麗 和 「亞洲電視亞洲星光大道
3冠軍」的楊麗珊

校車服務︰下午二時(灣仔修頓球場之港鐵站出口)

如有任何查詢,請聯絡曾小姐或謝小姐
 +852-2835-5127。如上述活動資料有改動, 詳情請瀏覽本校網頁︰www.rhs.edu.hk  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Washington, DC March 5 - March 8, 2011 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit

 Sponsored by State Farm®

Apply now for the annual JACL (Japanese American Citizenship League)/OCA Leadership Summit! You can be one of the 15 OCA members selected to join 15 JACL members to spend 3 intensive days in Washington, DC to learn about the political process.

eligibility OCA Executive Council, National Board Members, and Chapter Board Members who have paid their current OCA membership dues.

cost Applicants are responsible for their own travel. All other costs (meals and accommodations) will be taken care of. application Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online at: 

http://www.formsite.com/leadership/form889108847/index.html OR Download the application at: www.ocanational.org and fax to 202.296.0540

deadline: January 14, 2011

more information Contact Pei-Un Yee at pyee@ocanational.org or 202 223 5500

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?Itemid=&id=57&option=com_content&task=view

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR March 1, 2011 (Tue)

Joint Business Community Luncheon: 2011-2012 Budget

 The Honorable John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSARG

The Financial Secretary, the Honorable John Tsang, will deliver the 2011-2012 Budget Speech at the Legislative Council on Wednesday, 23 February 2011.

We are deeply honored that Mr Tsang has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on 1 March. It will be an excellent and timely opportunity to learn directly from Mr Tsang his further elaboration on this year’s budget and how he would lead us for dealing with the global financial crisis and sustaining the economic prosperity for future growth of Hong Kong.

Please book early for this important event. For every registration received, AmCham will donate HK$10 to the InterCham Scholarship Fund. Bookings will only be confirmed with payment on a first-come-first-served basis. 
Table bookings are welcome!

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm (Lunch included)
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$530; Non Member Fee: HK$630; Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$6,800
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Convention Hall (Old Wing), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Inquiries: cli@amcham.org.hk 
Fax (852) 2810 1289
Media: MEDIA WELCOME 
For media inquiries, please contact HKGCC
Email: chamber@chamber.org.hk 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Singapore Saturday February 26 2011 7:00pm

 University of Hawaii Alumni Reunion Dinner

 Special Guest: June Naughton, Former Director, UH International Student Office (ISO)

Location: Fremantle Seafood Market, 3E River Valley Road #01-05/06, Clarke Quay, Singapore (next to Bungee Jump) 

Cost: S$60++ (or S$70.62 with 10% service charge and 7% government tax)

Please email registration form to minachan99@gmail.com or fax to +65 6463 2806 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR February 11, 2011 (Fri) 

Making a Splash: Ocean Park's New Expansion Plans

 Paul Pei, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Ocean Park Hong Kong

Hosted by the Hospitality and Tourism Committee and Sports & Entertainment Committee 

Our e-shop/online registration system is currently undergoing maintenance. In the meantime, please click on the above button to expedite your registration. Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

In the midst of the lingering Asian financial crisis of the late 90’s, Ocean Park faced a number of hurdles, which resulted in stagnating attendance and mounting financial difficulties. With the looming arrival of formidable competition ahead, there was even rhetoric about the potential closing of this Hong Kong icon. With a new management team assembled in 2000, Ocean Park saw its misfortunes of the late 90’s reverse into positive territory by 2001.

In 2004, with much improved attendance and stronger financial results, and a high level of confidence by the public, the staff, and the government, the team began the creation of a Master Redevelopment Plan (MRP) with a vision to turn Ocean Park into one of the best marine-based themed parks in the world. In 2006, the MRP became a reality and Ocean Park broke ground on a HK$5.5 billion multi-phased project that would see its 35 rides, shows, and attractions grow to over 70 when fully completed in 2012. There have also been subsequent plans for hotels to complement the Park making it truly a resort destination for Hong Kong.

Join Mr. Paul Pei as he describes this transformation of Ocean Park. Several new areas and attractions have already been completed and launched, including the Amazing Asian Animals, Ocean Express Funicular, Sea Life Carousel, the Ultramax Flash, and most recently in January, Aqua City. Later this year, the Rainforest will open, followed by Thrill Mountain, and the final phase in 2012, Polar Adventure. 

A graduate of the University of Denver in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in calculus, chemistry, and education, Mr. Paul Pei has been in the hospitality industry throughout his professional career. Born in Hong Kong, he emigrated with his family to Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 8 and completed his education in the United States. During the 28 years from 1972 to 2000, he held senior management positions as Director of Sales and Marketing, Executive Assistant Manager and Resident Manager with deluxe, 5-star hotel management companies such as Westin Hotels, Shangri-La International Hotels & Resorts, and Beaufort Hotels. Mr. Pei stepped out of the hotel industry in June 2000 to join Ocean Park Hong Kong as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. During these past 10 years, Mr. Pei has been instrumental in leading the sales and marketing efforts at Ocean Park through six record-breaking years out of the last seven years, for annual attendance, revenues and surpluses. In addition, he has participated in defining the HK$5.5 billion Master Redevelopment Plan of the park, a 6-year 8-phase project, which will be fully completed in 2012. Mr. Pei is responsible for implementing all aspects of the park’s sales and marketing programs and leads the Park’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. This involves developing the Park’s marketing and Sales strategy, and managing both its internal and external communications programs, including promotions, advertising and public relations.

Mr. Pei is currently a member of the Board of Directors of IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions based in Washington D.C. and was a member of the Executive Committee for IAAPA. During the past 10 years, he was also a member of the IAAPA marketing committee for 3 years and another 3 years as chairman of the IAAPA marketing committee.

Time:
12:00pm Registration/ Networking
12:30pm Luncheon
1:10pm Remarks
2:00pm Close

Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$390; Non Member Fee: HK$510; Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$4,800

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Inquiries: cli@amcham.org.hk  

Fax (852) 2810 1289

Media: MEDIA WELCOME 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR Wednesday January 26, 2011 

The Private Equity Industry: Myths and Realities

 K O Chia, President, Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA)

Hosted by Trade & Investment Committee Entrepreneurs Committee

What role does private equity play in the business eco-system and is it just a financial investment instrument in the alternative asset class – or much more?

The private equity industry is perhaps one of most misunderstood industries. People view the industry with a myriad of good or bad impressions. It is often said that the private equity industry plays a role in fulfilling the entrepreneurial dream of building a company. Is this true? Or is it really a strategic pillar to accelerate the economic development of a region. It is this multi-faceted role that the private equity industry plays that makes it unique and the least understood. This talk attempts to give an insider glimpse of the industry, including:

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Shanghai China January 25, Tuesday, 11:30-13:30. Four Seasons Hotel

 Understanding China’s Rising Star Fifth Generation Leaders

Despite the increased focus on discreet markets and bottom-up execution in China, the Party and the Government still has the final say over how foreign companies operate in the China. This makes understanding future Chinese leaders and their policy priorities critical to the development of a successful China strategy. Understanding and engaging the PRC’s rising stars is essential as these "Fifth Generation" leaders will determine what your business can and cannot do in China. A challenging prospect in the best of times, developing a clear understanding of China’s future policy priorities is particularly difficult now given the on-going transition from the Hu Jintao-led Fourth Generation. 

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, AmCham Shanghai is pleased to welcome Mr. W. John Hoffmann, co-founder & principal of Exceptional Resources Group - XRG and co-founder & founding core associate of China Dialogues Network – CDN, who will help us understand China’s Fifth Generation leaders and what they mean for your China business.

Mr. Hoffmann’s presentation will focus on four main topics:

1. China Multilateral Relationships
2. Characteristics of the Fifth Generation 
3. Factional Politics and Policy Differences
4. Upcoming Leadership Change in 2012-13

About the Speaker:

W. John Hoffmann is a Co-Founder and Principal of the Exceptional Resources Group (XRG), a China-based strategy and transactional consulting firm, and a Co-Founder and Founding Core Associate of the China Dialogues Network (CDN), a network of leading China analysts, consultants, scholars and businesspeople that provides information and bespoke advice on China. The third generation of his family to live and work in China, with over 30 years China-specific experience, Mr. Hoffmann’s areas of China expertise are breakthrough/leap-frog visioning, strategy development and venture negotiation, Party and government relations and relationship building, project finance, mergers & acquisitions and dispute resolution – restructuring/workouts. Mr. Hoffmann has been advising governments, financial institutions and large multinational clients on their China projects since 1986. Together with XRG-CDN Core Associate, Professor Michael J. Enright, Mr. Hoffmann is also the co-editor of China Into The Future: Making Sense of the World’s Most Dynamic Economy (Wiley 2008). 

Agenda:
11:30 Registration & Networking
12:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30 Presentations, Q&A
13:30 Event Ends

January 25, Tuesday, 11:30-13:30

Four Seasons Hotel
500 Wei Hai Road (Cnr. Shi Men Yi Road)
上海四季酒店, 威海路500, 近石门一路

Member (RMB): 250.00
Non-Member (RMB): 400.00

Payment Method: Upon registration at the event venue

RSVP: All AmCham events require confirmation of attendance (RSVP). If you attend an event without prior notification you will be charged a RMB 50 "walk in" fee. 

RSVP Cancellation: If you need to cancel your RSVP please notify AmCham Shanghai's Events Department at (86 21) 6279-7119 no less than 12 hours in advance. 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR - Friday January 14, 2011 

 Catherine Bessant - Head Global Technology and Operations, Bank of America

Hosted by Financial Services Committee 

The rules and regulations governing financial institutions in the US have undergone a dramatic transformation in the aftermath of the financial crisis, as have public and private expectations of the banks themselves. What are the key changes that have taken place in the financial sector? How will the new regulatory environment impact banks, both their current positioning and future trajectory? What are the opportunities and challenges for financial institutions?

Catherine Bessant is a Bank of America veteran, having joined the bank in 1982. She heads Global Technology and Operations at the Bank of America and is responsible for delivering end-to-end technology and operations across the company, managing more than 100,000 people worldwide. Ms. Bessant has held a number of roles at the bank including president of Global Corporate Banking, President of Global Product Solutions and President of Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking. She has also served as President of Bank of America, Florida and Chief Marketing Officer where she was responsible for marketing, public policy and charitable giving worldwide.

Co-organizer: 

(Please note: No sneakers, denim or sportswear)
Time: 8:00 - 9:15am (Breakfast included)
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$250; Non Member Fee: HK$300 
Venue: Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central

Inquiries: cli@amcham.org.hk  (please use the following subject line for your email: "Date of event / Speaker name(s) or event title")
Fax (852) 2810 1289

Media: CLOSED TO MEDIA 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA January 13 - 14 2011 - E Kamakani Noi‘i: Innovation for Hawai‘i’s Growth

Join national and community leaders in discussing Hawai‘i’s innovation economy, E Kamakani Noi‘i: The Wind That Seeks Knowledge.

Save the date: Jan. 13–14, 2011

Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815

There is NO registration fee. Two-day conference is free to registered attendees. Includes lunches and receptions. 
Self parking is available for $8.

For assistance, call UH Foundation Special Events at 808-956-4563

 by January 6 2011

This symposium will be convened under the auspices of the the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) work on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives.

Speakers
Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senate
Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawai‘i
Steven Chu, Secretary, Department of Energy (invited)
Ginger Lew, Senior Advisor, White House National Economic Council
M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i
Mary Good, Dean of Engineering, University of Arkansas Little Rock and Member, National Academy of Engineering
Charles Wessner, National Academies Scholar and Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Roger Kilmer, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NIST
Katharine Ku, Director,Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
Daniel Goldin, Chairman and CEO, Intellisis
Louis Proenza, President, Akron University
Mary Walshok, Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and Dean of Extended Studies, University of California, San Diego
Michael Borrus, Founding Partner, X/Seed Capital
Roger Kilmer, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NIST
Tyrone Taylor, President, Capitol Advisors on Technology
Barry Weinman, Co-founder, Allegis Capital
Hank Wuh, CEO, Cellular Bioengineering/Skai Ventures

Downloads
Invitation (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)

The goal of the conference is to engage Hawai‘i business and political leaders with high-level U.S. government officials and others positioned to help drive innovation, business formation and growth in Hawai‘i.

We will highlight the accomplishments and growth of the innovation ecosystem in Hawai‘i, while identifying needs, challenges and opportunities, and we will discuss a series of proposed initiatives to strengthen Hawai‘i’s innovation and technology infrastructure and identify areas where federal, state and foundation contributions could generate positive synergies.

The meeting will also draw attention to the scale and focus of foreign competitive programs and consider their implications for Hawai‘i and the nation while highlighting Hawai‘i’s potential as a Pacific center for innovation.

The National Academy plans to issue a report based on the conference that will reinforce these goals and enhance understanding of the accomplishments and potential of the state.

Sponsors
Hawaiian Electric Company | Queen’s Medical Center | Oceanit | Hawai‘i Business Roundtable | High Technology Development Corporation | National Academy of Sciences | University of Hawai‘i

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

San Francisco California - Sunday December 19 2010 7:00pm

UH TIM, UH Alumni and friends at the San Francisco Bay Areas - Holidays dinner UH Board of Regent and UH TIM Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee at the San Mateo Prime

San Mateo Prime
174 East 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
(650) 558-8918

http://www.sanmateoprime.com  http://www.yelp.com/biz/san-mateo-prime-san-mateo 

Cost of the dinner will be pay by guests per their own orders - we will share Dean Gee's dinner cost - Feel free to bring a bottle of nice wine as corkage fee will be be waived

RSVP to Johnson Choi jwkc8168@yahoo.com by Thursday December 16 2010 4:00pm Hawaii time

 Made your booking on facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116452231755036

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR Saturday December 18 2010

 RSVP http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170250922995137

為慶祝普天同慶的聖誕節,玫瑰崗舊生會將於今年十二月十八日(星期六)晚上六時再次舉行聖誕聯歡晚會”X’mas Dinner @ Home”,與一眾玫瑰崗的新知舊友一同慶祝主耶穌的誕辰。 

本會已為當天晚會預備了多項精彩節目,多位神父、老師及學校職員將有令大家意想不到的表演,表演名單包括白易遜神父
(Father Perez)、陳漢欽老師 ( Mr Damen Chan)、郭健基老師 ( Mr Jonathan Kwok) 、方育輝老師( Mr Anson Fong)、鄧鳳儀老師( Ms Grace Tang)、孔志豪老師( Mr Sammy Hung)、葉浩威老師 ( Mr Joseph Yip)、蘇芳美老師 ( Ms Bonnie So)、薛偉安老師( Mr Matthew Sit)、陳健雄師博 (學校修理部主管)等等。 本校舊生 ﹣著名多棲藝人劉雅麗小姐亦會於當晚回到母校獻唱。 此外,本會永遠名譽會長謝天仁神父( Fr Lionel Xavier)已落實會出席是次晚會。 

上述晚會詳情如下: 
日期: 二零一零年十二月十八日
(星期六)
時間: 晚上六時正至十時
地點: 玫瑰崗學校陳智思大禮堂
晚餐: 西式自助餐
收費: 成人 ﹣港幣二百五十元
; 小童(十二歲以下) ﹣港幣一百五十元
校巴接送安排: 下午五時四十五分在灣仔地鐵站修頓球場出口 (座位有限,先到先得,敬請注意)
 
如欲參加是次晚會, 請於十二月八日或之前將所需之費用存入
玫瑰崗舊生會"之匯豐銀行戶口"002-0-191581"並將入數回條連同附件的報名表電郵至activities@rhsosa.org 28782272。名額有限,先訂先得,額滿即止,敬請留意。

Dear Rosarians, 

“…..Santa Claus is coming to town….” You are cordially invited to celebrate Christmas together with us in our upcoming event, X’mas Dinner @ Home, organized by Rosaryhill School Old Students Association (“RHSOSA”).

For the above party, we have already arranged a series of interesting programs which include a surprise performance by father, a number of teachers and school staff such as Father Perez, Mr Chan Kin Hung (staff), Mr Matthew Sit, Mr Damen Chan, Mr Jonathan Kwok, Mr Anson Fong, Ms Grace Tang, Mr Sammy Hung, Mr Joseph Yip and Ms Bonnie So, a singing performance by our alumnus , Ms. Alice Lau….and many more! Moreover, it is our honor that we will have the presence of our Honorary President for Life, Fr Lionel Xavier in our party.

Details of the above event are as follows:
Date: 18 Dec 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Venue: Bernard Chanwut Chan School Hall (Rosaryhill School)
Dinner: Buffet style
Fee: $250/adult; $150/child (12 years old or below)
Payment: Please deposit the required sum to HSBC Savings A/C# 002-0-191581under the name of “Rosaryhill School Old Students Association”
Transportation: School bus service (pick up at Southorn Playground, Wanchai at 5:45pm)

If you are interested in joining the above X’mas party, please complete and return the attached Registration Form to us together with the copy of the deposit slip via email to activities@rhsosa.org or by fax to 28782272 on or before 8th December, 2010. 

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us via email to activities@rhsosa.org 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR - Saturday December 11 2010 Rosaryhill School, 41B Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

The objective of the Rosarian Arts Fair aims to show the Art talents of Rosaryhill School students of the Secondary, Primary and Kindergarten sections. Details of the variety show are as follows:

Date: 12th March 2010, Saturday
Time: From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Bernard Charnwut Chan School Hall, Rosaryhill School
Programmes: Chinese and English solo and choral speaking, English drama, Cantonese pop songs and English songs, Hip Hop dance, Band group show, Chinese Kung Fu show and Cultural Dance >show.

崗藝薈萃綜藝匯演 - 「玫瑰崗學校學生綜藝匯演」

為讓本校幼稚園、小學及中學生一展其藝術潛能及學習的成果,同時獲得互相觀摩的機會,本校訂於三月十二日舉行「玫瑰崗學校學生綜藝匯演」。 本會誠邀閣下抽空出席是次匯演,詳情現臚列如下︰

日期︰二零一一年三月十二日(星期六)
時間︰下午三時至五時
地點︰玫瑰崗學校陳智思禮堂
表演項目︰包括中英文獨唱、朗誦、英語話劇、粵語流行曲、舞蹈表演、樂隊表演、中國功夫及民族舞蹈表演

特別嘉賓校友︰「我和春天有個約會」的劉雅麗 和 「亞洲電視亞洲星光大道
3冠軍」的楊麗珊

校車服務︰下午二時(灣仔修頓球場之港鐵站出口)

如有任何查詢,請聯絡曾小姐或謝小姐
 +852-2835-5127。如上述活動資料有改動, 詳情請瀏覽本校網頁︰www.rhs.edu.hk  

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Tokyo Japan May 29 2010

 Shanghai Artist Shao Jun Zhang Art Exhibition

If you have questions, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Shanghai China Wednesday May 10 2010 Expo Distinguished Speaker Series: The Honorable Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce 

AmCham Shanghai and the U.S.-China Business Council are pleased to invite you to a special briefing with United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on Wednesday, May 19 at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Secretary Locke will be leading a group of 24 American companies on a clean energy trade mission to advance exports of leading U.S. technologies related to clean energy; energy efficiency; and electric energy storage, transmission, and distribution.This is the first cabinet-level trade mission of the Obama administration and is part of the president's strategy to aggressively promote American companies in key markets like China's. In March, President Obama issued an executive order creating the National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports during the next five years in support of 2 million American jobs.

Gary Locke was appointed as the 36th Secretary of Commerce by President Obama and was sworn into office on March 26, 2009.

At the Department of Commerce, Secretary Locke is charged with implementing President Obama’s ambitious agenda to turn around the economy and put people back to work.

As the first Chinese-American to hold the position of Secretary of Commerce, Secretary Locke has a distinctly American story. His grandfather emigrated from China to Washington state and was initially employed as a servant, working in exchange for English lessons. Secretary Locke’s father, also born in China, was a small business owner who operated a grocery store where Secretary Locke worked while attending public school in Seattle. His strong work ethic and determination eventually took him to the highest office in the state of Washington.

Prior to his appointment, Secretary Locke helped U.S. companies break into international markets as a partner in the Seattle office of the international law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. There, he co-chaired the firm’s China practice and was active in its governmental relations practice.

If you have questions, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - Friday - May 7 2010

Success in the Global Market: A Forum on Citizen Diplomacy - featuring Ms. Cari Guittard - Executive Director of Business for Diplomatic Action

Cari Guittard will discuss the global attitudes and perception of the US, the impact of the US's image overseas, and how businesses can build bridges and expand in the global marketplace. She will examine how America's reputation abroad can and does affect local tourism and business, as well as the role and responsibility of all to help shape US foreign relations as citizen diplomats.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR: Monday June 7 2010 - The 9th HKVCA China Private Equity Summit

Co-organised with the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th China Private Equity Summit which will be held on June 7, 2010 (Monday) in Hong Kong.

Date: 7 June 2010 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: The Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Fees (inclusive of lunch): HK$ 1,500 (US$200)(member); HK$ 2,300 (US$320) (non-member)

The Summit in 2009 was attended by near 300 venture capital and private equity practitioners, CEOs, CFOs, and professional service providers. Industry experts at this year's event will continue to share their views on the current status of development, policies, fund-raising, as well as investment and exit strategies in China.

To register, please download and complete application http://www.hkvca.com.hk/hkvcpea/newsletter/2010/cs2010r.pdf 
or contact Mr Sam Wong, HKVCA., Tel: (852) 2845 6100; Email: swong@hkvca.com.hk 

For more details about the program, please visit: http://www.hkvca.com.hk/hkvcpea/newsletter/2010/cspe-0331.pdf

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia May 3 - 4 2010

United Nations World Tourism Organization - Ministry of Tourism Malaysia - Invitation Kuala Lumpur 03-04 May, 2010

To be better prepared for crisis situations, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the joint collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia, is convening a review and preparation exercise for the region of Asia and the Pacific which is to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 3-4 May of 2010. Primarily aimed at the region of Asia and the Pacific, the objective of this review and preparation exercise is to address the challenges and opportunities that the ongoing pandemic has brought so far onto the tourism industry, with special emphasis on coordination, market intelligence and communications. The analysis of the unfolding pandemic (H1N1) 2009 situation will be also used to better prepare for other crises situations whether of global or regional importance. The exercise will address the following:

• The current situation of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and the possible scenarios of future development.
• Key challenges for the travel and tourism sector with a special emphasis on coordination at national and international level.
• Modern Crisis Communications combining the best of both the classical approach and the modern communications/social networks.
• Strategies to help limit the negative impacts, to best adjust the preparations of the travel and tourism sector and lessons learned since the onset of the pandemic.

Please see the attached invitation form or go to http://www.unwto.org/rcm/activities/en/pdf/562_Malaysia.pdf 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

JOIN IN. AND COME HELP BUILD THE WALL

From May 1-October 31, 2010, one of the largest events in history is taking place in Shanghai — The World Expo 2010. Over 70 million people are attending and 192 nations from around the world are represented. And you can be there.

The USA Pavilion, in partnership with the Committee of 100, will feature an exhibit on "The Chinese in America". To demonstrate America’s unique strengths as a nation embracing diversity. Offering freedom of choice. And providing the opportunity for everyone to succeed.

The U.S.A. Pavilion will feature “The Wall of Chinese in America,” to demonstrate America’s unique strengths as a nation embracing diversity and providing opportunity for all to succeed. The Wall is a video exhibit featuring thousands of photos of Chinese living in the U.S. organized by family name, to be seen by over 2,500 attendees per hour. Just think. The U.S. pavilion is saying we are proud of our Chinese in America and you can be part of that message.

We call upon everyone of Chinese descent across America to submit their photos and be part of The Wall. Our goal is to have 35,000 names by the end of February. Show the world our achievements in America and our collective pride in our Chinese heritage. It’s easy. And it’s free! Decide on the digital image that you want to use and upload your photo now at www.JoinTheWall.org 

Donations are being accepted for the project at www.ComeBuildTheWall.org. Donors receive an engraved physical brick that will be below the video wall. Only 350 bricks available!

Please submit your and your family member’s images. Please spread the word and show this message to others.

To build this exhibit, the Committee of 100 is rallying everyone of Chinese descent across America to submit their photos to create The Wall of the Chinese in America. It will feature thousands of photos organized by Chinese family names to demonstrate that "We Are Family".

It is our big opportunity to demonstrate our collective pride in our achievements in America and in our Chinese heritage - and show the world the proud face of "The United Chinese of America".

It's really easy. And it's FREE. Just click below to upload your photo and JOIN THE WALL!

http://www.jointhewall.org/system/uploadphotointro.aspx

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Singapore Tuesday April 27 2010 

TO: ALL UH TIM Alumni & Friends
FR: Clyde Min, TIMI Board member
RE: Reception & Dinner for Regent Chuck Gee and Interim Dean Dr. Juanita Liu
Date: Tuesday, April 27th 2010 – The Carlton Hotel Singapore

Purpose of Deans’ Visit to Singapore:
(1) Reunite with TIM alumni to assure everyone that the school is alive and well, but there's a lot of hard work ahead for TIM to keep its autonomy and to rebuild its dwindling faculty base
(2) seek advice and guidance from alumni on Education & Training issues and priorities in SE region 
(3) Meet informally with tourism & education leaders in Singapore on whatever level we may be able to connect and arrange 
(4) Have a look at Singapore’s casino development 

Arrival: Tuesday, April 27th from Kuching; Departure: Thursday, April 29th AM Flight (TBA)
1. Dr. Juanita Liu and husband – Interim Dean, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii 
2. Regent Chuck Y. Gee – Sitting member of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and Dean Emeritus UH TIM School 

Accommodation at the Carlton Hotel Singapore, General Manager- Richard Ong, TIM Alumni

Reception and Dinner: Tuesday, April 27th 
1. Cocktail Reception – 6:00PM-7:00PM; Venue: Carlton Hotel Singapore; No Host Cocktails
2. Dinner – 7:00PM onwards; Venue: Carlton Hotel Singapore - Wah Lok Restaurant, Private Room; Dinner Wines hosted by Anthony Wong, TIM Alumni
3. Individual payment (Deans are guests of Singapore Alumni) 
Total SGD 80.00 all inclusive 

Please e-mail your intention to attend by April 23rd to: hildammin@yahoo.com

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong SAR - April 27, 2010 (Tue)

The Changing Financial Landscape: Shifting from West to East

Michael Geoghegan CBE, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited 

In October 2008, HSBC predicted a rebalancing of the global economy towards Asia, and that the East will continue to outgrow mature markets. Today, it maintains that the world's power base is fundamentally changing, with patterns of wealth being driven by an emerging middle class. As a result, the world's trade routes are shifting. Mr. Michael Geoghegan will discuss how there may be a growing caution and skepticism about the Western model of capital markets amongst emerging markets, and what the implications of these profound shifts are for the mature economies.

Mr. Michael Geoghegan became Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc in 2006. On 1 February 2010, he also became Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank plc, a position he held from 1 January 2004. Mr Geoghegan has been a Director of HSBC Holdings plc since 1 March 2004. He was appointed Chairman and a Director of HSBC Bank Canada in February 2007 and Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank plc in March 2006. He is also a Director of HSBC Latin America Holdings (UK) Limited since June 2008, and of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. since August 2006. He joined HSBC in 1973 and has spent 12 years in North and South America, eight years in Asia, seven years in the Middle East and three years in Europe. His principal office is now in Hong Kong. Mr Geoghegan arrived in Brazil in March 1997 to establish the Group’s operations in the country following the creation of Banco HSBC Bamerindus S.A. He was appointed a Group General Manager of HSBC Holdings plc in the same year. In January 2000 he became responsible for all HSBC businesses throughout South America and chaired the Group’s Regional Executive Committee. In October 2000 he became President of HSBC Investment Bank Brazil which resulted from the Group’s acquisition of CCF (now HSBC France) and the incorporation of certain activities of HSBC Brazil. In June 2003 Mr. Geoghegan was honored with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his contribution to British business interests in Brazil.

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Hong Kong Tuesday August 31, 2010 American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

How Social Media Is Influencing the U.S. Mid-Term Elections - Lessons for marketers building their own brand advocates.

Jonathan Kopp - Global Director of Digital Media, Ketchum Public Relations and former Social Media Strategist for President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign

Hosted by Communications & Marketing Committee

In November, Americans will return to the polls in what many pundits are predicting will be one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections since former President Clinton. What's at stake? Democrats control both chambers of Congress, but Republicans hope to cut into their margins or regain control of the House and Senate. Millions of voters will cast ballots for 435 House seats and 37 of 100 Senate seats, while 37 states will elect governors. Voters also will decide on various ballot initiatives. Turning voters out to the polls is a major focus of both parties and social media is again playing an important role.

Mr. Jonathan Kopp, Global Director of Digital Media at Ketchum Public Relations and the former Social Media Strategist for President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign, will share his insights on:

· how social media tools and digital communications are influencing the political process;
· social media’s role in building coalitions and advocates for political brands;
· how the lessons of social media's success in the theatre of politics can help companies hone their own social media strategies, and build advocates and coalitions of support for their brands.

Mr. Jonathan Kopp is the lead digital communications strategist for Ketchum worldwide. He launched and runs the Ketchum Global Digital Network and oversees all aspects of digital and social media strategy, counsel and program development; interactive design and development; graphical design and content; and rich media products and services. Before Ketchum, Jonathan was a partner at SS+K, an integrated communications agency providing strategic counsel and integrated campaigns involving public relations, public affairs, issue advocacy, crisis management, marketing and advertising across all traditional and digital media. In 2007-2008, while a partner at SS+K, Jonathan was a member of the Obama for America National Media Team, focused on online and offline communications to engage younger voters. His other clients have included the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ONE Campaign, DATA, Pfizer, CVS/pharmacy, Goldman Sachs, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Anheuser-Busch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Time Warner Cable, the Environmental Defense Fund, Comcast, Warner Home Video, Liz Claiborne, the Rockefeller Foundation, Human Rights First, and the National Cable & Telecom Association.

Time: 8:00 - 9:30am
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$150; Non Member Fee: HK$250 
Venue: AmCham Office, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Inquiries: cli@amcham.org.hk (please use the following subject line for your email: "Date of event / Speaker name(s) or event title")
Fax (852) 2810 1289

If you have questions, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA 7:30pm Friday August 27 2010 Blaisdell Concert Hall – Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe, an internationally recognized youth performing arts group that has performed at the White House as well as opening ceremonies for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, will be in Hawaii for a one-time only performance

Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe includes 45 multi-talented youngsters, ages 10 to 17, who perform a dazzling array of Chinese choral works, dances (folk, modern and ballet), Chinese instruments and Beijing Opera. The Shanghai Children’s Palace provides a place for China’s most gifted youngsters to pursue their interests and further develop their skills in the arts, science, literature, dance and gymnastics. 

The performance is being presented by Hawaii National Bank and U.S. China People’s Friendship Association. A portion of net proceeds will be donated to Child and Family Service to support their child abuse prevention and domestic violence programs.

According to Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe General Chairman Walter T.C. Chang, Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe last performed in Hawaii nearly 10 years ago, and this year’s performance will be a multi-cultural event that will also include Olana Ai Hula Halau. 

“The troupe’s visit is part of a cultural exchange program headed by Honorary Chairs Governor Linda Lingle and Walter Chee Kwon Chun,” Chang said. “In addition to the performance, the troupe will visit Hawaii’s visitor attractions such as Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center, and entertain at the Children’s Discovery Center as well.”

The troupe’s 65-member delegation is led by the Honorable Mr. Lu Ping, Chairman of the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation. Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe was formed in 1955 by the China Welfare Institute under the direction of Madame Soong Ching Ling, wife of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. 

The troupe has performed throughout the world, establishing cultural exchanges with children of other countries and furthering international goodwill, friendship and understanding.

Tickets are $35, $25 and $20 plus service charge. $5 discount for Senior 65+, active military, and children under 12. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box Office, or charge-by-phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com.  

For more information, contact the Blaisdell Box Office at 591-2211, or call the Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe Committee at 597-8135 or 286-0506.

If you have questions, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR 6:30pm Saturday July 17 2010

 80th Birthday Celebration of our respectful & beloved Fr. Lionel Xavier (Rosaryhill School Hong Kong) 

Venue: Harbour Grand Hotel, 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong (MTR Fortress Hill Station Exit A) 
 
 Fee: HK$400/person
 
 Should you want to come to this meaningful party, please complete the attached form and send it to birthdaydinner80@gmail.com. Please note that due to the limited number of tables, all reservations will be on first-come-first-serve basis. 
Venue: Harbour Grand Hotel, 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong (MTR Fortress Hill Station Exit A) 
 
 Fee: HK$400/person
 
 Should you want to come to this meaningful party, please complete the attached form and send it to birthdaydinner80@gmail.com. Please note that due to the limited number of tables, all reservations will be on first-come-first-serve basis. 
Upon receipt of your reservation form, we would contact you as soon as we can and we will give you instructions for payment at our HSBC account (A/C 002-0-191581).
 
 Please fill in the following and send it to birthdaydinner80@gmail.com 
 
 Name: 
 Telephone Number 
 Email address

The tentative itinerary to each region is:

July 17th, Sat, Hong Kong Celebration Dinner - contact Edith Shih EdithS@hwl.com.hk 
July 21st, Wed, Father Xavier travel from HK to Toronto Canada - contact Vivian Yan vy22@rogers.com 
July 25th, Sun, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - contact Antonia.Ying@gmail.com 
July 28th, Wed, San Francisco, California, USA - contact Nelson Lam NLam@manderleyrealty.com 
August 2nd, Arrival in Vancouver - contact Lincoln Yeung lincolnyeung@shaw.ca 
August 7th, Dinner for Father by the Vancouver RHS ALUMNI group, 7:00PM at the Emperor (Dai Yuen) Chinese Restaurant in Richmond, all alumni and families are welcome to join. Must sign up and paid for by July 1st.
August 8th, Father will be conducting a Mass for all of us in a private setting, again all of our friends and families are welcome to join. Time of Mass is 11:00am.
August 9th, Father is leaving for Hong Kong.
Between August 04 and 07, we are still in the process of planning some other activities for Father, e.g. a bus or train trip to Whistler, a Vancouver harbor cruise with lunch or dinner.

Good news. Father Xavier's North America tour schedule is now all confirmed. Here's the details of Father's 80th Birthday Party/Toronto 2010 Reunion:

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: China Buffet King Restaurant
22 Metropolitan Rd, Scarborough (first light south of Highway 401, East of Warden Ave.)
Fee: $30 per person
If your group likes to reserve a table or tables, please write to Vivian Yan vy22@rogers.com 

In addition to a reunion dinner, we are going to celebrate Father's 80th Birthday with a concert by the alumni. We have considered many locations and finally found an ideal one for our concert. It is the theater of the Crescent School. The address is 2365 Bayview Avenue, North York (first light south of Post Road, on the East side of Bayview Avenue). Click here for the map of the School: http://www.crescentschool.org/about_location.asp This school is centrally located and has a lot of free parking spaces. The theater is very nice - only 4 or 5 years new. Very well designed and equipped. I'm sure we'll all enjoy our concert there. Thanks to Peter Hui ('70) for arranging this theater for us.

Here's the details of Father Xavier's 80th Birthday Celebration Concert:

Venue: The Theater of the Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Avenue, North York

Date: Saturday, July 24th, 2010
Time: 2pm - Door opens
3pm - Concert begins
5pm - Concert ends
Fee: $10 per adult (just to recover the cost of renting the theater)
Kids under the age of 13 are admitted free. 

So far I have 6 members volunteered to perform at our concert. They are:

(1) Jimmy Poon ('68) and family- singing 
(2) Paul & Rima Cheung (T) - singing
(3) Anthony Wong ('70) and wife - Harmonica with Piano
(4) Doris Mo ('76, Buffalo) - Singing with Guitar 
(6) Sylvian Leung ('94) - Singing
(7) Ricker Choi ('86) - Piano Solo

Sylvian will also be our MC of the day. If you or your child would like to perform at our concert, please write to me. It is not too late.

The theater has a capacity of 300. Please bring your spouses and children or even parents to fill up the theater.

We also need a few volunteers to help us on the day of the concert (such as registration, etc.). If you can help, please contact Vivian Yan vy22@rogers.com. 

Please reply to let me know if you are coming to:
(1) The July 22 Reunion, and/or
(2) The July 24 Concert

Thank you very much. Hope to see you all in our July reunion and concert.

If you want to participate on the concert, please contact Vivian Yan vy22@rogers.com 

Additional information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com  or jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Shanghai World Expo 2010 http://www.expo.cn  http://en.expo2010.cn/ (May 1 - Oct 31 2010) - Shanghai - People Republic of China - July 4 - 10, 2010; Hong Kong July 10 - 18, 2010 (special hotel rate offered by Salisbury Hong Kong to UH TIM Alumni - contact Johnson Choi for detail at jwkc8168@yahoo.com - hotel information go to http://www.ymcahk.org.hk/main_e.html - but do NOT make booking online) RSVP Deadline May 20 2010 - meeting agenda as follow:

Sun July 4 2010 7:30 - 8:30pm Welcoming Reception hosted by Pullman Shanghai Skyway - 15 Dapu Road, Luwan District 200023 SHANGHAI CHINA [上海市卢湾区打浦路15, China (Pullman Shanghai Skyway)]  Tel. (+86)21-33189988 Note: It will be held at 50/F Blu Bar - Beer and Soft drinks will be served - this event is mainly for out of town hotel guests participating in the UH TIM event in Shanghai limit to 15 guests.

 

***Mon July 5 2010 8:30am SHARP at Shanghai World Expo 鲁班路入口 (Special Expo Taxi by calling 96822 in Shanghai and book 24 hours in advance)

Monday July 5 2010 7:00 - 9:30pm UH TIM/UH Alumni Dinner with Fellow Alumni in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hong Kong - 灘外樓中餐廳 Tan Wai Lou Shanghai, Bund 18, 5/F (private room R8 R9) 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Rd, Shanghai 200002 China Phone 21-63391188 -  US$60/person - Please RSVP to johnsonwkchoi@att.blackberry.net Restaurant website http://volgroup.com.cn/twl/main.html by June 25 2010

Monday July 5 2010 10:00pm UH TIM/UH Alumni after Dinner Cocktail with Spectacular Night View and take a walk at the water front afterward - BarRouge Shanghai - 7f, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Rd -Own Expense - Please RSVP to johnsonwkchoi@att.blackberry.net Bar Website http://www.bar-rouge-shanghai.com/ by June 25 2010

***Tue July 6 2010 10:30am - 4:00pm Shanghai World Expo Visit*** Special access for the Singapore, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and Philippines neighboring pavilion in Zone B. 10:30am the meeting time at F & B kiosk of Singapore Pavilion - After the meeting we propose the following itinerary for Zone B Pavilions that we can request for Easy Access; to start with Singapore Pavilion than Australia follow by lunch at our kiosk - After lunch, visit continue with Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand and Devnet Pavilions. which should end at 4pm (Note from our host: the queues at all the gates are less crowded after 10 am and the best way to go to Zone B is through Gate 9, located at Madang Lu, link station for line 9 to line 13 (Expo Site Line)). If coach has been arranged, request for driver to drop the group off at entrance of Gate 9 which is located at Huang Pi Nan Lu off Xui Jia Hui Lu or the parallel road of Madang Lu, which will require all visitors to go through the security checks like all other gates. Line 13 or Expo Line is free and has only two stops one at Lupu Bridge in Puxi and Expo Site at Pudong and once in Expo Site station use Exit 1 to access to Zone B. This is one of the most convenient way and less crowded entrance to Zone B of World Expo. With the arrangement of Easy Access to the Pavilions at Zone B the waiting time is reduced so the visit is anticipated to end by 4 pm latest and return to town is by train again. RSVP by June 18 2010

Tue July 6 2010 6:00pm Yu Garden Restaurant (dinner and show) Special Price US$50/person - No. 69 Jiu Jiao Chang Road, Yu Garden, Shanghai - it is about 15 mins by taxi from Pullman Shanghai which is located in Luwan District. General Manager is Albert Loh.http://www.yushanghai.com/ehome.html 6:00 - 6:30pm for pre cocktails at the roof top bar and dinner can start at 6:45pm to have a more relaxed dinner before show start at 8:00pm. RSVP by June 25 2010

***Wed July 7 2010 9:00am - 9:00pm Shanghai World Expo Visit***

***We can make the pre-reservation of China Pavilion and the other 5 concept pavilions they are Urban Dwellers Pavilion, Urban Beings Pavilion , Urban Planets Pavilion, Urban Footprints Pavilion and the Urban Dreams Pavilion. Each group pre-reservation will be confirmed on a random basis. The rest of Pavilions has to be lined up on site. Individual visitors has to queue up for all the pavilions visit at the Expo site. So far as we know USA and Canada pavilions does not need to line up for a long time, as well some other EU Pavilions. Some of my client visited 5 to 8 HOT Pavilions a day it will really depends on the day of visitors. Shanghai New Jin Jiang Tower (上海新锦江大酒店) is the most close to Skyway Pullman hotel and there is no within walking distance pick up point to/from Skyway Pullman hotel. I suggest all of you to take the Sit in coach shuttle bus service on the first day visit to and from Expo and the rest of 2 days take the subway because the SIC shuttle bus will stop every day at the same place and the same entrance. If you take the Expo Express subway it will be very convenient from Pullman hotel. We can pre-purchase Expo pass for you before you come and arrange a guide to take you to the Subway. Save money and save time. Ticket price: 1. One day Expo ticket including SIC transfers is USD35/p.p. net on July 05., 2. One day Expo pass: USD35/p.p. net on July 06. and July 07. X 2 days including service charge. P.S. The above ticket is based on first come first buy policy. After the ticket purchased it is non-refundable. (Special Expo Taxi by calling 96822 in Shanghai and book 24 hours in advance)

Thu July 8 2010 9:00am - 5:00pm Day Excursion to Zhou Zhuang & Zhujiajao http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhouzhuang - Our bus will drive you to a small water town called Zhou Zhuang. It is an oriental Venice , a stone town of canal-side houses and hump-backed bridges where cars are unknown and the only traffic is water-borne. It has long been a favorite subject for Chinese artists who perch along the canals with their easels and sketch pads, hoping to capture its picturesque charm. You will enjoy a boat cruise in the pretty town. The narrow street will lead you to various antique shops where you can find some old memories. You will also visit another water town called Zhujiajao which has a history over 1000 years. Price: USD58/per person. based 8 Adults and 2 Children (Age 6 & 13) Price for children under 12 years old is USD30. Set Chinese lunch at local Restaurant at USD15/per person. (Upon request as an option) The price includes: One 22-29 seater coach with an English speaking tour guide, entrance tickets indicated on the tour and toll fee. RSVP by June 18 2010

Fri July 9 2010 (optional) Wujin Visitation - Meeting with tourist bureau, a meeting with alternative energy and relevant sightseeing: Leave Shanghai Train Station at 8:15am - Depart Wujin Train Station6:00pm  - Shanghai Train Station address 中国上海市闸北区火车站 "B" on  Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=shanghai+train+station&fb=1&hq=train+station&hnear=Shanghai,+China&ei=KgkTTIqIHI36cIrP7PMN&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CB8QtgMwAA  Changzhou City is situated in a very strategic location at the southern part of Jiangsu Province. Wujin is a district within Changzhou and it is at the center of Changzhou’s industrial industry. It houses over 20,000 industrial enterprises with an emphasis on equipment manufacturing. Textile, garments, electronics, and construction materials are also produced here. Wujin district is an important transportation hub with a web of railways and highway as well as proximity to major ports and some of China’s largest airports. For Additional Information: http://www.hkchcc.org/bizchinagovernment.htm RSVP closed June 18 2010

Sat July 10 2010 Open Activity - Depart Shanghai

 English Video #1/2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQUbJ36LVr0 Video #2/2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MyQKUsv_Ww

 Shanghai World Expo Pictures on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=108961&id=562941983&l=d01c8a8eda

Thing to do in Shanghai by our Director Yen Chun http://www.hkchcc.org/shanghai.pdf - information deemed reliable but not guaranteed (the $ listed on the tour guide is Chinese $Yuan US$1 = 6.8 $Yuan) http://www.b2bchinadirect.com/shanghaibiz.htm

AmCham Shanghai launches 2010 World Expo Business Series and AmCham Expo Website - AmCham Shanghai is pleased to announce the AmCham Shanghai 2010 World Expo Business Series, bringing Expo business opportunities to our members while facilitating the entry of new businesses to China. The AmCham Shanghai 2010 World Expo Business Series is supported by the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board. Confirmed speakers include Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, Dr. George Buckley,chairman and CEO of 3M and Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Visit the new AmCham Shanghai Expo site at http://expo.amcham-shanghai.org for a full listing of speaker events, conferences, Expo related forums and more!

 click on the picture for full view 完整的清明上河圖 http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh96/orientation/flash_4/index.html 

Our plans are as follow (based on email and telephone survey completed on 2-15-10):

1) Arrive in Shanghai on Sunday July 4th (for those come in from Hawaii (Depart July 3rd 8:30am flight by JAL) will arrive in Shanghai evening (July 4th 5:00pm)

2) Stay at UH TIM Alumni managed hotels with the following very special rates - 20 rooms limits - Special Rate Expired on 
May 20 2010 - book it through Johnson Choi ONLY (do NOT book direct online).

Our fellow UH TIM Alumni, Mr. Raymond K. Tong, Vice President Development - Greater China, Accor Hospitality has secured a deal from one of our 10 hotels in Shanghai, the Pullman Shanghai Skyway, a 30-month new 5-star hotel that Accor took over and rebranded last March, with full facilities, generous space and good access to the Expo ground, located on a bustling strip of Shanghai downtown (you can check by visiting www.accorhotels.com or go tohttp://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7298-pullman-shanghai-skyway/index.shtml : Pullman Shanghai Skyway - [上海市卢湾区打浦路15, China (Pullman Shanghai Skyway)] Tel. (+86)21-33189988

* RMB785+15% service charge and taxes. 
This special rate includes breakfast and free internet use Expired on 5-20-2010. (US$1 = RMB6.82)
* Offer is valid for this UH party only and only for dates chosen within the months of July, August & Sept 2010*
* FOC upgrade of all rooms (subject to availability on check-in)
* VIP status/amenities for all guests
* FOC cocktail/welcome party for all in-house guests of the group, hosted by the hotel

* Expo opening months of May/June and closing month of October are running at much higher rates

Please make reservation directly to Johnson Choi via email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com by May 20 2010

3) 3 days pass for the Shanghai World Expo: Monday July 5th, Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th (US$75 for 3 days)

4) UH TIM & UH Alumni get together on Monday July 5th (so everyone get to know each others & our alumni/friends early on) - time and location TBD

5) Optional tours on Thursday July 8th Day trip to water villages - refer to Tong Li 
同理 and Zhou Zhuang 周庄 - we will charter a bus - RSVP deadline June 1 2010 to Johnson Choi by email jwkc8168@yahoo.com

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

 

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