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UH TIM Alumni Pacific Coast Region Christmas Party with Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee - Thursday December 17 2009 7:00pm at the Palace Hotel San Francisco

(File Photo) The Palace Hotel San Francisco is managed by our fellow UH TIM Alumni

Palace Hotel San Francisco is offering a $119 special hotel room rate for any UH TIM Alumni and friends coming in from out of town to attend this special event.

Menu

· Matsu Sashimi
· Additional Chef Selection of Special Seafood that will impressed Dean Gee
· Wafu Steak/Sakana Misoyaki (shrimp & asparagus tempura )
· Chawan Mushi
· Spider Fry
· Sushi / Roll/ Miso soup
· Dessert.

Full validated "self parking" at Palace Hotel parking

Cost: $60/person all inclusive

Hotel Address: Palace Hotel San Francisco -2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA 94105 USA
Hotel Phone/Fax: Phone: (415) 512-1111 · Fax: (415) 543-0671

Map to hotel: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/area/map.html?propertyID=373&language=en_US

RSVP Deadline: Friday, December 11 2009 (limited seating) we are not taking walk-ins

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 808-524-5738 (Hawaii), 415-963-1541 or 415-691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR)
Fax: 808-524-8063; 877-852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Additional information will be posted on http://www.uhtimalumni.org after Nov 10th - bookmark it

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Please PRINT CLEARLY & return by Fax#808-524-8063 or Email jwkc8168@yahoo.com by Dec 11 2009 to reserve your seat(s)

Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________

Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________

Email:__________________________________@______________________________

Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________

Name on the Card:___________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____

$60 ($65 after Dec 11th) x ___ Person = ___________; Credit Card ONLY - we are not accepting check

For up-to-date 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 Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - Co-Sponsored by Hawaii Pacific Export Council: Hawaii’s CHINA Town Hall will focus on China’s response to the global financial crisis, and current opportunities and challenges in U.S.-China Trade Relations. The program will feature Dr. Robert Kapp, President of Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Inc. in Port Townsend, Washington. The firm provides consulting services to companies and nonprofits seeking to develop productive engagement with China or to engage with policy makers in U.S.-China relations.

Dr. Kapp is also a member of the Executive Board of U.S.-China Policy Foundation; Council on Foreign Relations; National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; and the World Affairs Council. From 1994-2004, Dr. Kapp served as president of the U.S.-China Business Council, the principal national organization of major American companies engaged in trade and investment in China.

Dr. Kapp’s talk will be followed by a live webcast by Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and the Pacific Affairs, discussing “Issues in U.S.-China Relations”.

Mr. Campbell was the CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and chairman of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly. He was also the founder of StratAsia, a strategic advisory firm, and was the senior vice president, director of the International Security Program, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair in National Security Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The live webcast program will be moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

2:00pm Registration & Refreshments
2:15pm Forum/Talk featuring Robert Kapp
2:45pm Q & A
3:00pm Webcast featuring Kurt Campbell
3:15pm Q & A
3:45pm End of Program

Hawaii Foreign—Trade Zone No. 9 Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana, Pier 2 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
$10 Registration Fee
Metered Parking
RSVP by Monday December 7, 2009
For more information, please call 944-7783.

Registration form for December 8, 2009
Name (s): __________________________________________ Payment by Credit Card: MC _ Visa _ AMEX _
Billing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
Credit card Number: ___________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Date: ___________ Credit card code*: ________
Phone: __________ Email: ___________________ *Last 3 digits found in back of your card, above signature
Please reserve ______ seat(s).
Please make check payable to: Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96848

For 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 2009 East Asian Games: Dec 5 - 13 2009

Held once every four years, the East Asian Games (EAG) is a major event in the Asian international sports arena. The first EAG was held in China (Shanghai) in 1993, followed by Korea (Pusan) in 1997, Japan (Osaka) in 2001 and Macau in 2005.

Hong Kong won the hosting right of the 5th East Asian Games of 2009 in November 2003. The 5th East Asian Games Planning Committee was established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2004 to oversee and steer the organization of the 2009 EAG. In addition, 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited, registered as a company limited by guarantee, has been established for the implementation and delivery of the EAG.

The 5th East Asian Games will be held in Hong Kong from 5 - 13 December 2009. Over 3,000 elite athletes will compete for gold medals of 262 competition events under 22 sports, making it the largest international multi-sport event ever held in Hong Kong.

To showcase the creativity of Hong Kong people, design competitions on the emblem, slogan and thematic venues have been organized in order to draw public participation. The five-color fireworks graphics of the 2009 East Asian Games emblem make reference to the five Olympic rings, and the sparkling fireworks symbolize the energy of athletes striving to fulfill their potential and to achieve sporting excellence.

Our slogan "Be the Legend" represents the unique characteristics of athletes and Hong Kong people. All winning athletes will themselves be legends and admired by all.

Our mascots "Dony" & "Ami" adopted fire and lion as creative elements in the design which convey the continuously striving and mutually helping spirit of Hong Kong people highlighted in a Cantonese oldie "Below the Lion Rock". The fireworks pattern on their bodies echoes the emblem, representing people of different races gathering in Hong Kong as well as the cohesive force which brings people of Hong Kong to participate in the Games.

Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games is more than a sports event. It is the first time for the city to host a large-scale multi-sport international event. It is an important milestone for Hong Kong. Let’s all join hands to be part of the Legend and make the Games the most successful EAG in history!

Overview: http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/en/about/overview.html

Ticket: http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/en/participation/ticketing.html

Venue: http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/en/sport/venues.html

Contact Information: Phone Number: (852) 3692-5997; Email: eagco@2009eag.hk

For 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 Forum 2009

Date: 1-2 December 2009
Date: Trip to PRD on 3 - 5 December

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Admission: For Member Associates of the Federation of HK Business Associations only

Fee: HK$800 per head (Early bird discount: $560 per head for registration by 30 September 2009)

http://www.hkfederation.org.hk/forum/forum2009/

For 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 - 7:00pm Friday November 27 2009 - Thanksgiving Dinner and TIM School Update

Please join us for an informal buffet dinner at the YMCA Salisbury, 41 Salisbury Rd Tsimshatsui Kowloon Hong Kong (next to the Peninsula Hotel)

Cost: HK$258 + 10%

Johnson Choi is flying in from Hawaii to join you. Johnson is planning to arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, Nov 22nd. His Hong Kong mobile phone number is 9239-3999.

Please RSVP to Roberta Wong Leung on Wednesday November 16th (Email robertawongleung@gmail.com, Phone 27889579, Fax 27887709, HK Mobile 852 63846238

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Honolulu Hawaii USA November 8-11 2009: An exciting event you might be interested in attending is the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

This international event will bring together scientists, industry and government leaders, and academia from North America and Pacific Rim countries to discuss innovative topics such as sustainable sources of energy, new applications of marine biotechnology, and cleaner methods of industrial production.

The conference is just around the corner and we hope you will join us for an exciting program.

Some of the highlights include a roster of outstanding plenary speakers:

Nobuyuki Kawashima, Executive Director-Elect, The Chemical Society of Japan, Japan
Bhima Vijayendran, Chief Research Officer, Renewable Energy Laboratory, Malaysia
Patrick R. Gruber, Ph.D., CEO, Gevo, Incorporated, USA
Alan Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Codexis, USA
Joel Velasco, Chief Representative, North America, UNICA (Brazilian Sugar Cane Industry Association), Brazil
Phil Hendry, Genomics Research Program Leader, CSIRO, Australia
Kevin A. Jarrell, President and CEO, Modular Genetics, USA
Bill Sims, CEO, Joule Biotechnologies, USA
Rob Carlson, Principal, Biodesic, USA
Ron Pate, Principal Member of Technical Staff , Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Edward Shonsey, CEO, HR BioPetroleum, USA
Craig Smith, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Algenol, USA

Join these and other industry experts at the Hilton Hawaiian Village next month!

You can find out all about it at http://www.bio.org/pacrim/

For 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 USA - November 3-5 2009: National District Export Council (DEC) conference will be held this year on November 3-5, 2009 in Washington, DC. Save the date for this important event and plan to join us in Washington, DC to visit with your DEC colleagues, learn best practices, and get the latest updates on international trade from new administration and trade organization officials.

2009 NATIONAL DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL CONFERENCE - GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND THE IMPACT ON US EXPORTS

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 2:00 PM to Thursday, November 5, 2009 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, USA

2009 National District Export Council Registration for Member, Non Member and USCS Fee $350.00

Discounted Price If Registered By Tuesday, September 15, 2009 $295.00

The conference website www.decconference.com is loaded with conference details.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Early Registration
Location: Main Lobby

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Meet with your Commerce Offices
Location: Commerce Building
Roundtable discussions with featured MAS/MAC/CS Offices to cover 6 regions/industries
One on One appointments with Commercial Officers

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM National Steering Committee Meeting and Elections
Location: Commerce Building

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration and Coffee
Location: Main Lobby

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Keynote Address
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Administration
Location: Main Auditorium

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Remarks
John Saylor, Halcrow, Inc.
Chairman 2009 National DEC Conference
Location: Main Lobby

9:25 AM - 10:45 AM First Plenary Session: Global Economic Status – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Economist Robert West – Vice President, Halcrow, Inc.

“Waking Up from the Nightmare: An Assessment of World Trade “

Panel Discussion and Open Dialogue: “Opinions From The Front Lines”
Moderator: Robert West

Panelists: 5 Regional Foreign Commercial Service Officers from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America (TBD)
Location: Main Auditorium

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
Location: Main Lobby

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Financing Your Trade: Ex/Im Bank; SBA; OPIC “Closing the Trade Finance Gap”
Location: Commerce Building

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Green Energy and Initiatives DEC Subcommittee Meetings (Green Energy/ Policy / Legislation)
Location: Commerce Building

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Showcase Forum for Business Exporting Education:Export University, Export Tech and Manufacturing
Exporter Partnership
Location: Commerce Building

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM Second Plenary Session: Keynote Address
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
“DOC and DEC Joint Missions to Promote U.S. Exports: Why DEC’s are Important now more than ever”
Location: Main Auditorium

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Wednesday Luncheon
Location: Main Lobby

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Third Plenary Session: United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk (invited)
Location: Main Auditorium

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Foreign Trade Agreement Dialogue : Ambassadors of Panama, Korea and Colombia (invited)
Location: Main Auditorium

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Debate – Pros & Cons of the Effect of Trade on the Economy
Panelists:
Pro Trade - To be announced
Protectionist – To be announced
Location: Main Auditorium

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export Alchemy:
Growing Your Business DuringTough Economic Times: Best Practices and Lessons from Successful DEC Members
Panel: To be announced
Location: Main Auditorium

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Adjourn

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Conference Reception
Location: TBD

Thursday, November 5, 2009

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Congressional Trade Breakfast
Remarks by members of the Virginia and Maryland Congressional House and Senate Delegations
Location: Rayburn House Office Building Rm B339-B340

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM DEC Attendee’s private visits with Congressional Members and their staffs
Location: Capitol Hill Offices of Congressional Members

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fourth Plenary Session
Keynote Address –Worldwide Supply Chain Logistics
Senior Executive of Major Transport Company
Location: Main Auditorium

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Thursday Luncheon
Location: Main Lobby

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Fifth Plenary Session
State Export Promotion Programs: How States work with DEC’s
Paul Grossman, Director International Trade and Investment - Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Representative of International Trade Development, State of Maryland
Location: Main Auditorium

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Export “E” Award Presentation
Location: Main Auditorium

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Coffee Break
Location: Main Lobby

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Cuba – Que Pasa Ahora? “If not now, when? And if when, how?
Open Panel Discussion on current restricted trade with Cuba; Pitfalls, Legal Regulations, Political and Economic Drivers
Location: Main Auditorium

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sixth Plenary Session
Director General & National Steering Committee Chair
“What’s next for the year ahead with Commerce and the DEC’s?”
Location: Main Auditorium

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Closing Ceremonies

For 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 October 21, 2009 | Shipping Basics: Getting Your Products from Here to There
Featuring the U.S. Postal Service, Customs Agents, Shipping & Logistics Experts, & U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Find out about your different transport options, such as surface shipping forwarders, ocean carriers, and air carriers. Learn about the new international customs requirements, customs procedures, shipping terms and methods of payment. Hear about the good, bad and ugly of exporting logistics from the featured experts.

October 21, 2009 | 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9 | Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor | 521 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96813 | Parking: Metered parking just $0.50 / hour
$15 / Person for Presentation Forum

Please fax or email your RSVP to Naomi Masuno | 808.488.7210 | nmasuno@fhb.com

Make your reservation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135810114367&index=1 

These event is brought to you in partnership with the Foreign Trade Zone, State of Hawaii DBEDT, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Hawaii Export Assistance Center.

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

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
“2008 SBA Minority Small Business Champion – National Winner”

Kong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

“Rising out of the economic doldrums: the Hong Kong Story"

Hong Kong has long been a staunch supporter of free trade. At the beginning of 2009, Hong Kong was ranked by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal as the freest economy in the world for the 15th consecutive year. In this talk, Mr. Donald Tong will update the audience on Hong Kong’s latest development, measures to stimulate the economic performance amid the global economic turmoil, and business opportunities in Hong Kong which is the best gateway to China.

Mr. Donald Tong, JP - Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA

Mr. Tong joined the Hong Kong civil service in 1983. He worked in various government departments and bureau, including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, and the New Airport Projects Coordination Office. Mr. Tong assumed the post of Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in North America in October 2008. As Commissioner, he directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting US-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the US.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Tong was Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, responsible for policy formulation on a wide range of subjects, including development of social enterprise, promotion of civic education and human rights, legal aid, and religious and data privacy matters. He was also responsible for the organization of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian events held in Hong Kong.

Date:        Tuesday, Oct 20 2009 (limited seating),
Time:        8:00 - 9:30 AM (7:30 AM registration–program start promptly at 8:00am )
Venue:     Plaza Club 20th Floor, 900 Fort Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 USA
Cost:        Complimentary
RSVP:     By Oct 15 2009 or when all seats are filled (limited seating) - By Invitation ONLY
                 RSVP by fax to (808) 524-8063 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com  ONLY (“no” mail in RSVP accepted)
Inquiry:     Johnson Choi, President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Phone: (808) 524-5738
                 http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm  or http://www.hkchcc.org 
                 http://www.hkchcc.org/flyerhketo102009.pdf

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Oct 15 2009 to reserve your seat


Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________

Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________

Email:__________________________________@______________________________

One question you would like to ask our speaker:___________________________

World Journal Newspaper Oct 12 & 13 2009

For 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

World Journal Report on October 12 2009

Fifteen Feature Film from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to be Featured at the Hawaii International Film Festival October 15 - 25 2009 - for more information and to purchase tickets online, please go to http://www.hiff.org/

For 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

Cologne, Germany - October 10 - 14, 2009: The Montana State Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with WUSATA, will be coordinating participation in ANUGA - 2009

ANUGA, which takes place every second year, is open only to trade visitors, and the decision-making authority of these visitors is higher than at any other fair. ANUGA 2007 welcomed 163,348 buyers (92,000 from abroad) making the show an excellent opportunity for WUSATA companies to showcase their products, as well as provide an excellent opportunity to locate distributors from all over the world.

Suitable products include but are not limited to: frozen food, fresh fruit, tree nuts, dried fruit, convenience food and snack food. Products must be at least 50% U.S. agricultural origin by weight, excluding added water and packaging.

Please click on link for more details: http://www.wusata.org/events_calendar/pdf/Microsoft%20Word%20-%2009ANUGAa.pdf

RESERVATION DEADLINE: June 25, 2009
Return the completed Activity Registration Form by FAX to: (360) 693-3464

Please Contact: Janet Aschoff, Western U.S. Ag Trade Assoc., Generic Program Coordinator; (360) 693-3373 ext 313; (360) 693-3464 fax; janeta@wusata.org

WUSATA - 4601 NE 77th Ave., Suite 240, Vancouver, Washington, USA 98662; Tel: 360-693-3373; Fax: 360-693-3464

For 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 - Wed, October 7 2009 11:30am at The Plaza Club

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

"Get a piece of the China's US$90 billion outbound investments in 12 months" - Opportunities Niches for Hawaii China Business?

DAVID Z MAO, Attorney-at-law, Shanghai Pioneer Law Office

David Mao is a PRC registered and licensed attorney practicing law at Shanghai Pioneer Law Office, one of the oldest downtown law firms in Shanghai. Shanghai Pioneer is known for its expertise in various areas including foreign investment and trade, banking, securities, corporate and commercial matters.

David has over ten years of experience practicing in law in China. Prior to the managing director of Shanghai Pioneer, David worked as a foreign legal consultant for various international and US firms such as Baker & McKenzie,Herbert Smith and Davis Wright & Tremaine. He also used to work as a trade finance officer at the Bank of America in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. David’s practice has focused on international trade, foreign investment in China and cross-boarder transaction. David is a 1988 graduate of Shanghai Zhenxing Comparative Law Institute where he received his Diploma in Comparative Law. In 1992 David received his LL.M. degree from the University of Washington and in 1997 he received his M.B.A from Seattle University.

David is also a counsel to Shanghai Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Changzhou Government in Jiangsu Province and CSST Resources Association in Canada.

Date: Wed, Oct 7 2009 (limited seating - expect sold out early)
Time: 11:30am – 2:00 PM
Venue:
The Plaza Club, 900 Fort St 20/F, Honolulu HI 96813 (Please park at Harbor Court garage - 55 Merchant St - parking entrance from right side of Bethel Street between Queen & Merchant St)
Cost: $
40/person for HKCHcc members & sponsoring organizations RSVP with payment by Sept 30 2009; $45 after Sept 30 2009 & others

Event listing on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154923247144&index=1

Co-Sponsors:

  
Hawaii Pacific Export Council
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Science & Technology Council
Hawaii State Bar Association - International Law Section

RSVP: By Sept 30 2009 (limited seating) we are not taking walk-ins

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 808-524-5738 (Hawaii), 415-963-1541 or 415-691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) ; Fax: 808-524-8063; 877-852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Sept 30 2009 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________
Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____
$40 ($45 after Sept 30th) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc & mail to 1188 Bishop St Ste 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

download event flyer in PDF format: http://www.hkchcc.org/flyer-davidmao100709.pdf
 

Honolulu, Hawaii USA October 7, 2009 | Hawaii Global Links Forum | Business Opportunities in Australia
Featuring Daniel A. Clune, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Canberra. Don't Miss this Opportunity!

Learn about the fantastic opportunities for Hawaii companies in the Australian market! Australia is an great place to do business and well suited for many Hawaii products and services. The U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement has made exporting to Australia even easier - U.S. exports to Australia increased 1,342% since 2005. Mr. Clune will provide an overview of current conditions in the Australian market, tips for doing business, and highlight the best prospects for Hawaii companies interested in doing business in Australia.

*Bonus* A limited number of 15 minute one-to-one consulting sessions will be scheduled for companies seeking personalized advice on entering the Australian market. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up early as these slots will go quickly.

Seating and consulting sessions are limited. Please fax or email your RSVP to Naomi Masuno | 808.488.7210 | nmasuno@fhb.com

October 7, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. Registration | 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Program
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9 | Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor | 521 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96813 | Parking: Metered parking just $0.50 / hour
$15 / Person for Presentation Forum
$10 / Company for 15 minute consulting session with Mr. Clune preceding the presentation

Seating and consulting sessions are limited. Please fax or email your RSVP to Naomi Masuno | 808.488.7210 | nmasuno@fhb.com

Make your reservation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136499560877 

These event is brought to you in partnership with the Foreign Trade Zone, State of Hawaii DBEDT, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Hawaii Export Assistance Center.

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

Honolulu Hawaii Monday Sept 28th - In celebration of Confucius Day (September 28) this year, the Confucius Institute at University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Center for Chinese Studies are pleased to present a special talk by Dr. Frederick Lau titled:

"Music, Performance Practice, and Ideology of the Chinese Seven-stringed Zither guqin"

Monday, Sept 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Music Building Room 36.

The University community and public are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow the talk.

Daniel Tschudi
Coordinator, Center for Chinese Studies
Moore Hall 417
(808) 956-8891

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Santa Cruz California USA - September 25th, 2009. http://www.mbita.org/greentradenetwork/summit2009.html 

This year’s theme and title is ‘Sustainable Cities of the 21st Century’ and will feature presentations on the Masdar City eco-city project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as well as other eco-city projects in China and other parts of the world.

The intention of this conference is to provide a forum for ‘Green’ small to mid-sized enterprises to learn and network about how they can participate as suppliers and/or consultants for projects that ensure clean air, water and food, healthy housing and workplaces, sound waste management procedures and clean renewable energy systems for these new eco cities as well as other traditional city infrastructures.

Approximately 250 attendees will participate at this conference comprised of manufacturers, consultants, designers, architects, investors, technicians, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy makers from four distinct ‘Green’ industry sectors, (Green construction, air and water purification, renewable energy and waste management).

Also, there will be a special presentation on what American visionaries, inventors and ‘cleantech’ providers are working on for developing sustainable cities and communities on American soil.

“The trend in the development of new eco-cities around the world is just beginning. The enormous undertaking of the eco-city projects in the Middle and Far East pose great opportunities for ‘cleantech’ companies,” states Tony Livoti President of the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) who is the organizer of the event.

Background references:

http://www.mbita.org/greentradenetwork/panels.html (speakers at last year’s conference)

http://www.mbita.org/greentradenetwork/GTN-2008-Sentinearticle.pdf  and http://www.mbita.org/news/news.php?title=Green+trade+summit+in+Santa+Cruz+showcases+alternatives+to+oil  (press information on last year’s conference).

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - September 18th: Recent Hawaii Tax Law Changes Affecting Hi-Tech Companies

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council presents

Recent Hawaii Tax Law Changes - Affecting Hi-Tech Companies: A Conversation with Tax Director Kurt Kawafuchi and Staff

Please send your questions ahead of time to eurbic@hiscitech.org

DATE: Friday, September 18th
TIME: 11:30 – 1:30 pm
PLACE: Laniakea YWCA – Elizabeth Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards St
PARKING: Ali’i Place off Alakea St or Pflueger Honda off Beretania St - Metered parking available at Iolani Palace
PRICE: $29 HISciTech Members, $39 Non-Members
RSVP: Send your name and company to eurbic@hiscitech.org or call 536-4670

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

American Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong SAR - September 18, 2009 (Fri)

李寧: 一切皆有可能 (Li Ning: Anything is Possible)

張志勇先生, 行政總裁及執行董事, 李寧有限公司 (Zhang Zhi Yong, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Li Ning Co., Ltd)

Communications & Marketing Committee

**Presentation will be conducted in Mandarin with a brief summary in English. There will be no simultaneous translation.**

“一切皆有可能”,這句廣告語充分體現了李寧品牌的內涵. 李寧, 不僅是世界體壇的傳奇,還是中國本土最知名的體育用品品牌。

在經歷了多年的輝煌之後,李寧在中國的市場份額卻被國際兩大體育用品品牌耐克與阿迪達斯所超越。打動目標消費群使其成為該品牌的忠實消費者以達到市場份額最大化, 是品牌營銷者時刻思考的問題。對於李寧,什麼才是真正決定擴大市場占有率的關鍵?李寧怎樣才能在持續的管理變革中重寫輝煌的歷史?

在是次午餐會中, 李寧有限公司行政總裁及執行董事張志勇先生將帶領我們,解析在當前金融危機的局勢下,李寧品牌受到了怎樣的影響。並同我們分享,作為體育用品行業的龍頭,李寧如何帶領中國體育用品行業在危機中尋找機遇,獲得更大的發展呢?

張志勇先生於一九九二年加入李寧集團,曾出任財務經理,財務總監,以及公司總經理。自該公司於二零零四年六月上市以來,張先生擔任該公司行政總裁及執行董事,負責本集團整體戰略,並使人力資源、信息資源、財務資源與本集團品牌匹配發展。張先生對中國消費者市場變化、品牌形像塑造、中國公司的變革管理有其深刻的見解。張先生擁有北京經濟學院學士學位以及北京大學光華管理學院行政人員工商管理碩士學位。

"Anything is possible", which is fully reflected in Li Ning's mission. Li Ning is not only the legend of sporting world, but also the most well-known brand in China. During this luncheon event, Zhiyong Zhang, CEO and Managing Director of Li Ning Co., Ltd will share (in Mandarin) the company's past experiences and the opportunities ahead.

**Presentation will be conducted in Mandarin with a brief summary in English. There will be no simultaneous translation.**

An email confirmation will be sent to the registered email address two (2) working days prior to the event. Online bookings will generate an automated confirmation via e-mail.

12:00pm Registration/Networking
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Remarks
2:00pm Close
Fee: Member Fee: HK$390; Non Member Fee: HK$510; Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$4,800
Venue: Renaissance Harbor View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Inquiries: email: cli@amcham.org.hk;  Fax (852) 2810 1289

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA: Thursday - September 17, 2009 11:00am: Professor D Q Liu Requests the Honor of Your Company at the Opening Ceremony of an Exhibition of His Works of Art at the Courtyard of Honolulu Hale - 530 South King Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96913 USA

Grand Opening and Reception on Thursday, September 17 2009 11:00am

Exhibition Period: September 17 - 21, 2009

click on the small pictures to the left for full view

Chief Sponsor: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Assistant Sponsors: Hawaii National Bank, United Chinese Society of Hawaii

Mr. Ding Quan Liu is a Master Classical Chinese Artist versed in all phases of Chinese Traditional Painting. He learned his craft from one of the most prestigious art school in Canton China. Specializing in Water Color Media, his painting come alive in brilliant color, form perspective, light, and shadows. His works gained the recognition of many art connoisseurs and collectors. His tremendous talents are clearly evident to all who see his beautiful renderings.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - August 29, 2009 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION - A Chinatown Celebration - Smith-Beretania Park

click on small picture to view English and Chinese Flyer

Rediscover Chinatown - Family Festival.

Come celebrate our multi-ethnic food, culture and entertainment!

Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and Chinatown Business and Community Association (CBCA)

Food Booths, Arts and Crafts, FREE Lucky Number Drawings, Inflatable Jumpers, Keiki I.D. and more!

Live entertainment including:
• Chinese Lion Dance
• Royal Hawaiian Band
• Guang Zhong Chinese Music Ensemble
• Magic of Polynesia Dancers
• Stuck in the 80’s with Pete and Kelly
• Dita Holifield and the Next Big Thing Band
• Hala Hahm Korean Dance Studio

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA August 21 2009 - New Horizons for the Next 50 Years - A Commemoration Conference

The 50th Anniversary of Hawai‘i’s Statehood provides a unique opportunity to commemorate the path that has brought us to the success we have experienced in our first 50 years since statehood, and to solidify the vision for who we will be over the next 50 years.

The 50th Anniversary of Statehood will also bring the citizens of this great state together along with national and international representatives to help define what Hawai‘i means to the world. This commemorative conference will serve as the launching pad as we forge our future and reach out toward New Horizons for the Next 50 Years.

Governor Lingle and Lt. Governor Aiona ask if you could assist in making members of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) aware of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commemoration Conference being held on Friday, August 21st at the Hawaii
Convention Center. The Governor and Lt. Governor will be at the Convention Center the entire day and evening.

Registration begins at 7:00 AM. The Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 8:00 AM concluding with a fireworks display at 9:00 PM. The complete conference schedule can be found on our website link below:

www.hawaiistatehoodconference.corn

We request that you notify your membership of this unique and once in a lifetime opportunity by placing the information on the Conference and the website link in your next newsletter or on-line communication with your members.

The Conference will afford you the chance to share this wonderful day with children and adults of all ages. This is truly a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Mahalo and we look forward to hearing back from you.

With aloha,
Lenny Klompus
Statehood Commission

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - Friday August 14 2009 - Contracting Opportunities for Small Business and Capturing Your Share of the Stimulus Dollars

WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2009 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Room 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu , HI 96814

REGISTRATION: $60 per person Seating is limited, register in advance!
PARKING: $3.00 Validated
DEADLINE: August 10, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 547-2700 541-2950 (FAX) SCORE of Hawaii

Honored Guest Speaker - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:30 am
Registration

10:00 am
Opening Remarks
Dennis Bunda, SCORE Chapter Chairman

10:05 am
Federal Perspective: Capturing Your Share
Karen Sakihama, SBA Acting District Director
Larry Orr, SBA Procurement Center , Hawaii - Guam

10:30 am
State Perspective: Contracting Opportunities
Brennon Morioka, Dept. of Transportation Director, State

11:05 am
County Perspective: Contracting Opportunities
Wayne Yoshioka, Dept. of Transportation Services Director, City
and County of Honolulu

11:30 am
Contracting Opportunities:
Phil Kahue, Akimeka Technologies, LLC, President
(Recipient of one of the largest contracts in Hawaii )

12:00 pm
Lunch and Testimonials

1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

To register call SCORE Hawaii at 547-2700

SCORE-Counselors to America 's Small Business is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration under cooperative agreement
SBAHQ-99-S-001. The support given by SBA to SCORE through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement
by SBA of any of the opinions, products or services described herein. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities are made, if requested at least two weeks in advance.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA: 32nd Annual Dr. N. H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture & Luncheon — The Kahala Hotel and Resort · Monday, August 10, 2009, 10 a.m. Registration · 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch/Lecture

“On the Road to Economic Recovery: Are We on the Right Track?”

By Dr. Philip L. Swan, Chief Economist, IBM, Phil Swan is responsible for developing and interpreting the global economic outlook and its risks, including the implications for the rapidly evolving information technology industry. He assesses the capital investment environment with focus on IT hardware, software and services spending and designs and conducts special studies to assess the impact of economic issues and events of importance to the IBM Corporation. He is currently a member of the industry economics panel of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.

“Start-up Success Factors - Lessons from Silicon Valley”

By Mr. Diosdado P. Banatao, Founder, Tallwood Venture Capital Tallwood Venture Capital in Silicon Valley invests in unique and hardto-do semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication, and consumer platforms. Mr. Banatao pioneered the PC chip set and graphics acceleration architecture that continue to be two of the foundation technologies in every PC today. As an engineer, he is credited with developing several key semiconductor technologies and is regarded as a Silicon Valley visionary.

Register by mail (form below) or online at www.shidler.hawaii.edu/PaulChung no later than AUGUST 3, 2009

Name: ______________________________________________________
Company/Organization: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
City _____________________ State _________ Zip Code ____________

[ ] General Public-$39
[ ] Students with valid college ID-$34
[ ] PAMI Students/Faculty-No Charge
(RSVP required) [ ] Vegetarian Meal Requested

Phone/Fax/Email____________/___________/____________@_________
Payment By [ ] Check (payable to RCUH) [ ] Mastercard [ ] Visa
Name on Card: ____________________ Credit Card Number: ________________________ Exp. Date: _____________
Please send completed form to: PAMI, 2404 Maile Way, B-201, Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries (808) 956-8041 ∙ Fax (808) 956-9685

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu - Hawaii USA - Shidler College of Business - University of Hawaii at Manoa: Pacific Asian Lectures June 2 - August 4 2009 http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=1209 (check on the link for any last minutes changes)

All Pacific Asian Lectures (PALS lectures) are FREE and open to the public. Lectures will be held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd G-102) from 4:15–5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Shidler Faculty Lounge (BusAd D-207) from 5:30–6:15 p.m. The following is the tentative schedule.

August 4 Joachim Timlon (Baltic Business School, Sweden) - Collective Internationalization of Small and Medium Sized Entrepreneurs from China - What NOT to do when going abroad!

Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Lecture and Luncheon:
Monday, August 10, 2009

Please refer to the PAMI Bulletin Board (Shidler College of Business courtyard) and the PAMI website (www.shidler.hawaii.edu/pami) for the most updated schedule. The Shidler College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has been consistently ranked in the top 25 for international business by U.S. News & World Report.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Sunday August 2 2009 at Double Tree Sonoma Hotel - UH TIM Alumni in San Francisco and Pacific Coast Region would like to invite you to a fun day at Sonoma Wine Country (1 Doubletree Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Map) Event organizers are Ted Sakai**, Johnson Choi**, Paul Tang**, Ren Hirose**, King Tang and Kenny Kwong., Special Guest is Dr. Juanita Liu, Interim Dean and Professor of Tourism of UH School of Travel Industry Management. (**Past Presidents of TIMI - Alumni Association of the School of Travel Industry Management - University of Hawaii at Manoa).

It would be fun to discover Sonoma Valley. Two wineries visits will allow more time for us to enjoy lunch at Sonoma Square. We can have lunch on the loose at Sonoma Square, but can also order box lunch ($12) from Sebastiani and we can picnic together in the square of the park as well. It may give us more time to chat with one another. Sebastiani has beautiful wooden barrels wine bats on display, with murals carved in the barrels, showing off the artistry that has always been a part of this industry. Ledson should be a fun winery for the group to experience - don't you think? We should finish in time for them to make it home safely or dinner with Dr. Liu in San Francisco at your option.

9:00 Sunday Breakfast at Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

10:00 Depart Hotel

10:45 Sebastiani Private Tour and Tasting, 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma, CA 95476 Map
Joseph Foss – Hospitality Manager 707-933-3200

12:30 Depart for Sonoma Square: following restaurants recommended for great quick lunch (will decide on one of the locations below):

Lunch option 1: Lunch at Sunflower Caffé, 421 First St. W, 707-996-6645
Lunch option 2: Basque Boulangerie, 460 First St. E, 707-935-7687
Lunch option 3: Sonoma Cheese Factory, 2 W. Spain St., 707-996-1931

Fun unique Shopping stores: Sign of the Bear, Summer Vine

1:45 Gather in front of Sunflower Caffé, 421 First St. W, 707-996-6645  before departing

2:00 Depart for Ledson Winery

2:15 Ledson Winery Private Tasting, 7335 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood, CA. 95409 Map
Austin: 707-537-3810

4:00 Shucks, time to Return Home

Cost of $30 per person for two tastings, includes gratuity for wine pourer, both wineries were gracious enough to offer industry discounts for wine purchases. Does not include meals.

Please RSVP to Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com by Monday July 27 2009

 

Legacy of the Phoenix - Celebrating 20 Years of Chinese Dance in Hawai`i

On August 1, 2009, the Phoenix Dance Chamber celebrates 20 years of serving the Hawai‘i community with Legacy of the Phoenix, a Chinese dance concert at the Hawaii Theatre Center. To celebrate this auspicious year, founding dancers will return to Hawai`i to share the stage with current members of the Phoenix Dance Chamber in a diverse display of artistry and dance.

The historical accomplishments of the Phoenix Dance Chamber’s past 20 years, include training many generations of Hawai`i dancers in the style of the late Professor Liu Youlan, Ethnic Folk Dance Specialist of the Beijing Dance Academy. Phoenix Dance Chamber performances throughout the state have brought awareness of China’s cultural diversity to thousands of people. In addition to classes in technique and dance, the students of the Phoenix Dance Chamber receive scholarships for cultural exchange tours to China. The exchange tours include teaching, learning and performing with dancers in professional institutions in Beijing, Shanghai and Kunming. Students are also afforded the opportunity to participate in folk dances in rural villages of provinces such as Guizhou, Szechuan and Mongolia. All of these various dance presentations provide the students with a broader perspective of the expansiveness and fluidity of dance in China.

In addition to the learning experience in China, the Phoenix Dance Chamber offers scholarships to its students to participate in the North America Chinese Dance Competition held in Vancouver, Canada. This is the largest Chinese dance competition in North America, and it allows our students to be exposed to other Chinese dance groups as well as to showcase Hawai`i’s dance talent.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 1, 7:30 pm, for an evening of rich cultural entertainment.

The Phoenix Dance Chamber is an affiliate of the Hawai`i Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts, a Hawai`i non-profit organization.

For more information, please contact: Karen Lau Matsunaga: (808) 228-1729 or klmatsu@hawaii.rr.com

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

PAAC INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC - Friday, July 17, 2009 Leilehua Golf Course

Host Active Duty Military Players - As a tribute to and to thank our active servicemen and women, we would like to extend an invitation to our sponsors to offer player spots for those who have recently returned from a tour of duty. The PAAC Golf Committee will fill your designated spots with Wounded Warriors or Active Duty Military Personnel that were recently deployed in a tour of duty.

YES! I will host ____ active duty military players

1) Title Sponsor ($5,000) (2) foursomes, company name posted at tee, & all promotional material
2) Dinner Sponsor ($3,500) (2) fouromes, company name posted at tee, & all promotional material
3) Gold Sponsor ($1,500) (2) foursomes & company name posted at tee, & all promotional material
4) Silver Sponsor ($1,000) (1) foursome, company name posted at tee, & all promotional material
5) Bronze Sponsor ($600) (1) twosome & promotional material
6) Individual Player ($175)

Donor (monetary or prize)
I would like to pre-purchase:
__ Mulligans $5 each (limit 2 per player)
__ Putting Contest Tickets $5 each (unlimited)

Name_____________________
Company______________________________
Address_____________________________________
Phone Email____________________________@________________________
Please make checks payable to PAAC & mail to:
PAAC, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
Ph: 944-7780 Fax: 944-7785
Email: admin@paachawaii.org

To pay by credit card:
Visa / MC / AMEX / Discover / Diners / JCB
Credit Card Number:___________________________________
$ Exp. Date:_____________________________ Code*:______
*last 3 digits on the back of the card near your signature
Billing Address:__________________________________________
Signature:________________________________________________

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA: Confucius Institute is about to start another session of Mandarin classes on July 11 2009

For detailed information, please refer to the following website: http://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu/confucius/program/mandarinclass/ 

If you have any questions or suggestions, Please contact:

Yao Hong, Confucius Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Moore 417,1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 1-808-9447256; Fax:1-808-9562682; Email: yaohong@hawaii.edu

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Shanghai China: 2009 AmCham Shanghai 4th of July Celebration!

Saturday, July 4, 2009 Le Meridien She Shan Shanghai

Come and join us to celebrate America’s 233rd birthday on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the Le Meridien She Shan Shanghai.

Bring the whole family to the luxurious Le Meridien She Shan 5-star resort and spend an action-packed day celebrating America’s Independence Day. AmCham Shanghai’s 4th of July celebration will be complete with indoor and outdoor games and activities, food and drinks from some of Shanghai’s best restaurants, a kid’s parade live music and dancing to classic American hits.

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2009
Time: 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Le Meridien She Shan Shanghai (上海世茂佘山艾美酒店)
Address: 1288 Linyin Xin Rd, Sheshan National Tourism Resort, Songjiang District (上海市松江区佘山旅游度假区林荫新路1288号)
Rain or Shine: Please note that the event will not be cancelled due rainy weather, and tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket Pricing
- RMB 300 each adult ticket – AmCham member only
- RMB 350 each adult ticket – Non Member
- RMB 120 each ticket for children 12 years to 4 years old
- Free admission for children 3 years old and under

Special Packages
- Family package: RMB700 including 2 adult tickets and 2 children tickets
- Corporate package: RMB 2,700 for 10 adult tickets

Hotel Stay Packages
Package I - RMB 1,200 including:
- Two adult tickets (no children)
- One night hotel accommodation for the night of July 4, 2009 (does not include breakfast)

Package II – RMB1,350 including:
- Two adult tickets and two children tickets
- One night hotel accommodation for the night of July 4, 2009 (does not include breakfast and extra bed)

Remarks:
• This accommodation is a part of the package price and only valid on the night of Saturday, July 4th, 2009.
• You are required to fill out the hotel room reservation form and present to AmCham staff together with the event ticket RSVP form while purchasing your tickets.
• Please contact Le Meridien hotel Reservation Department (5779-9999*6133/37) directly for the extra night hotel stay. The hotel will offer its best available rate upon request which will be also subject to availability.

Only a few sponsorship spots are left now, so act quickly!. This is a great opportunity to showcase your ideas, products and services.

For sponsorship information, please contact:
Sophia Chen, Marketing Assistant Manager
Tel: 6279-7119 x 5667
Email: sophia.chen@amcham-shanghai.org

For event and ticket information, please contact:
Linda Wanglin, Events Manager
Tel: 6279 7119 x5289
E-mail: linda.wanglin@amcham-shanghai.org

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA: HVCA LUNCHEON COMING SOON JUNE 25, 2009

DID THIS YEAR'S ENERGY LEGISLATION HELP LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY ENTREPRENEUERS?

Who was the legislature working for this year when it came to clean energy?

The goal has long been stated. Hawaii will be off imported oil by 2030 by at least 70%. But who will get the money? Who will get the long awaited "business friendly support"? For whom will all the red tape be cut? This year's legislature passed a host of clean energy initiatives, some baby steps to be taken, some giant strides, but ultimately who will get to the front of the line and be in the best position to work on major clean energy initiatives. We've heard it a 1,000 times, how Hawaii is a crucible for clean energy projects. We have great ideas coming out of the University of Hawaii, we have entrepreneurs like Darren Kimura, and other who have shown they can attract funding to do "out of the box" energy ideas. But did the legislature make sure that our own entrepreneurs will get a slice of the pie when it comes to weaning us off of oil?

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association has brought together a panel to take on this lively topic. Please join us to hear Representative Hermina Morita, Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environment Protection, Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director of the Blue Planet Foundation founded by Henk Rogers, and Kelly King, Vice President of Pacific Biodiesel.

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) is committed to bringing it members friends high level discussions about Hawaii's goal of achieving energy independence by 2030. "Hawaii's strength in energy is its home grown entrepreneurs," said Bill Spencer, HVCA President. "We know we can import energy technology, but do we have the will to invest in our own 'energy entrepreneurs?"

This is expected to be a highly attended event. Please be sure to register as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Plaza Club 20th Floor
11:30am-1:30pm

$29 for HVCA, HTDC, Hawaii Angels, DualUse Council, TechHui, Bytemarks and HSTC Members, $39 non-members, $25 students.

PLEASE RESERVE EARLY. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.
Aloha attire is required by the Plaza Club.
Register at www.hvca.org or contact Kate at 808-621-2482 or procom@hawaii.rr.com

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA - Friday June 12 2009: The Hawaii Science & Technology Council presents 2nd Friday Tech Download - A Monthly Networking Breakfast

The Federal Stimulus Package and You: Maximizing investment opportunities for your company and Hawaii's future

Having trouble understanding how to access Federal stimulus funds? Join us for an informational briefing and networking to clarify how your company can benefit from Federal stimulus funds. We encourage companies which are already linked into the process to attend. Under the current economic conditions, the more federal stimulus funding we can generate the better for the State. We will have an “open mike” portion of the program for questions and sharing of information.

Featuring:
Amy Asselbaye, Chief of Staff, Congressman Neil Abercrombie
Paul Shinkawa, CEO, KPRS Energy LLC
David Watumull, President & CEO, Cardax Pharmaceuticals

PLACE: The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St, Honolulu Hawaii 96913
DATE: Friday, June 12th, 2009
TIME: 7:30am-9:30am
$15 HISciTech Members, $20 non-members
RSVP: eurbic@hiscitech.org  or 536-4670

The UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED), EPSCoR Hawaii and the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) for supporting this series!

Please make checks payable to: Hawaii Science & Technology Council, 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2950, Honolulu, HI 96813

Just a few reminders...We are invited guests at the Pacific Club and would appreciate your assistance in following the guidelines below: DRESS CODE - No jeans, shorts, collarless shirts, gym shoes or rubber slippers permitted. "Aloha Attire" is acceptable for both men and women; CELL PHONE POLICY - All incoming and outgoing cell phone conversations must be held outside the clubhouse. Please turn cell phones off or to silent mode while in common areas of the Club.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii Thursday, June 4, 2009: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Present:

“The Chinese are Coming, The Chinese are Coming” Paul Pei, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Mainland China is a massive market for the entire world. With a population of 1.3 billion, it has already proven its power in tourism, and this is only the beginning. Its citizens are eager to travel, to visit other cultures, and to experience what they have not been able to do. A Memorandum of Understanding between the US and China has opened the door for a potentially lucrative flow of visitors to Hawaii. But, are you ready to capture your share of this huge opportunity? Do you understand what their interests are, their sensitivity to price and quality, their expectations of service, how they behave, and more basically, how to reach and communicate with them?

Paul Pei is Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Ocean Park Hong Kong, a marine animal theme park that served over 5 million visitors in 2008, of which approximately half were from mainland China. Raised in Honolulu, he has spent most of his career in the orient, for thirty years in the hotel business in Singapore and Hong Kong and the last nine years at Ocean Park. He has been intimately involved in attracting and serving the 2.5 million visitors from China that visited his park last year. Hong Kong in total welcomed 16.8 million visitors from China in 2008, which now represents the largest segment of Hong Kong’s thriving tourism industry. Mr. Pei will share their experiences and provide tips on how to welcome and serve these visitors, who now spend more per person per day on vacation here than our Japanese visitors.

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Reception – 11:30 a.m. Lunch & Presentations – 12:00 noon
Waikiki Lau Yee Chai Restaurant
Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, 5/F, Honolulu, Hawaii
Validated parking at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza

Cost: $20.00 per person, $180.00 per table of 10
Please RSVP to the Chinese Chamber by Wednesday, May 27, 2009
General Membership Meeting Reservation Form by Thursday, June 4, 2009

□ Check enclosed □ Visa or Master
Name: __________________________________________________________
Company: _______________________________________________________
Name on Card:____________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________
Credit Card #:______________________________________________________
Phone:_______________________________ Expiration Date:________________
___x $20 per person = ________ Signature:_______________________________
___x $180 per table of 10 = ___ E-mail:___________________________________

Please make check payable to: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and send with this form.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii - Thursday, June 4th: ThinkTech Talks - TechState 2009 - A tech retrospective on the 2009 Legislature

How the 2009 session of the Legislature addressed the tech industry - with a look at Act 221, Film Credits, Energy, Environment, Biotech and other tech related bills.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
8:30 am - Registration / continental breakfast
9:00 am - THE PLAYER PANEL, followed by Q&A

Anthology Theatre, 8th Floor, Pauahi Tower 1003 Bishop Street, Honolulu

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE 2009 LEGISLATURE

Moderator Barbara Ankersmit - QMark Research and Polling; Rep. Gene Ward - State House (R); Bob Toyofuku - Hawaii
Advocates; Neal Milner - University of Hawaii; Rep. Angus McKelvey - State House (D); Jerry Burris - Honolulu Advertiser

10:30 am - THE ISSUE PANEL, followed by Q&A

TECH ISSUES THAT CAME UP IN THE 2009 LEGISLATURE

Moderator Becki Ward - Ward Research; Bill Spencer (HVCA) on Venture Capital; Jason Lau (Talk Story Productions) on Film; Robbie Alm (HECO) on Energy; Rob Harris (Sierra Club) on Environment; Alicia Maluafiti (Crop Improvement Association) on Biotech

Noon - Luncheon keynote FORMER GOVERNOR BEN CAYETANO

COMPARING THE 2009 LEGISLATURE WITH EARLIER ONES, AND PREDICTING HOW THINGS WILL CHANGE IN THE FUTURE

1:30 am - Pau

Presented by ThinkTech; Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii; Starr-Tech Interactive; Tech Hui; the Hawaii Venture Capital Association

Cost per person - $55
Continental breakfast and delicatessen lunch included.
Parking is not provided. Public parking available at Alii Place.
Seating is limited. Email pnm@hawaii.edu or call 956-8400.
http://outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm/programs/TechState09.asp 

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR - Thursday - June 4th: New U.S. Administration: Facing Global Financial Challenges

William Daley, Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase, and Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

When U.S. President Obama and China President Hu Jintao met at the G-20 summit, both leaders agreed to continue the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. However, the issues around the dollar as the global reserve currency, China's holdings of $1 trillion in U.S. government and agency securities, and Renminbi convertibility, will require further discussion. Mr. William Daley, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, will provide insights on the new administration's priorities with respect to China, and the implications for the global financial market.

Mr. Daley serves on the Operating Committee of JPMorgan - the company's senior leadership team - and on its International Council. He is also the Chairman of the JPMorgan Foundation. Daley joined JPMorgan Chase in May 2004, after serving as President of SBC Communications for three years. In 2008, he served as Co-Chair of the Obama Presidential Campaign, Co-Chair of the Transition Team after the election, and Co-Chairman of the Inauguration Committee. In 2000, he coordinated the effort for permanent Normal Trade Relations with China and chaired Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign. Daley served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce and a member of the Cabinet, under President Clinton from 1997 to 2000. As Special Counsel to President Clinton in 1993, Daley coordinated the successful campaign to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Time: 8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Remarks
9:30am Close
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$350
Non Member Fee: HK$450
Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$4,600
Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Inquiries and Bookings: Christy Li cli@amcham.org.hk  Fax (852) 2810 1289
Media Contact: MEDIA WELCOME Mark Wong mwong@amcham.org.hk  Fax (852) 2810 1289

U.S. Administration: Facing Global Financial Challenges (June 4)

AMCHAM Member / Non AMCHAM Member / Corporate Table Total HK$_________
Date:_________ Crossed check #______ payable to The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Bank:_____________________ Name:___________________________________ Exp Date:________
Charge to: AMEX/Diners/Visa/MasterCard Cardholder's Name:_____________________________ Card #_________________________________ Issuing Bank:_________________________________
Signature:_________________________________ (Not valid unless signed)
Job Title:________________ Company :_______________________________
Nature of Business:____________________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Tel:_______________________ Fax:______________________________
Email:_______________________________@________________________
Website:______________________________________________________

* Membership at AmCham is on an individual basis. We regret that non-members cannot attend at member price, even if it is to replace a member.
* Once received, bookings are considered confirmed. No-shows will be charged.
* We will not send confirmations or receipts for faxed bookings or bookings with checks. Only online credit card bookings will generate an automated confirmation via e-mail.
* Should you choose to pay by check, please send check with your booking form. Booking forms received without payment will be considered void.
* All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference.
* When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR May 22, 2009 (Fri)

Lunch and Learn: Resolving Commercial Disputes - Facilitated by Lawrence C. Foster, Professor and Former Dean, University of Hawaii School of Law

Commercial disputes happen, and you need to be prepared when they arise. Join this workshop to learn more about international commercial dispute resolution in Asia. Professor Foster will take you through:
* Issues making it hard to properly negotiate and draft dispute resolution clauses
* Formal and informal methods of dispute resolution
* Common difficulties in international dispute resolution
* Negotiation situations and tips
* Mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and litigation
* Drafting dispute resolution clauses

Lawrence C. Foster is a law professor and former dean of the University of Hawaii School of Law. He worked as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer in Honolulu before joining the School of Law in 1987. His courses include legal writing and U.S. securities regulation. For the past several years, he has been living most of the year in Shanghai. In Shanghai, he was Senior Counsel at the Zhong Lun Law Firm for a couple of years and is now providing legal training programs for young Chinese lawyers focusing on legal writing and analysis and writing a language text book on Chinese law. Before becoming a lawyer, Dr. Foster earned a Ph.D. in Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Washington in 1974. He sits on the governing boards of a Japanese university, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and the East-West Center.

Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$250
Non Member Fee: HK$350
Venue: Cliftons Training Facilities, 33/F, 9 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
Inquiries and Bookings: Christy Li, cli@amcham.org.hk, Fax (852) 2810 1289
Media Contact: CLOSED TO MEDIA, Mark Wong, mwong@amcham.org.hk, Fax (852) 2810 1289

AMCHAM Member / Non AMCHAM Member / Corporate Table Total HK$_________
Date:_________ Crossed check #______ payable to The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Bank:_____________________ Name:___________________________________ Exp Date:________
Charge to: AMEX/Diners/Visa/MasterCard Cardholder's Name:_____________________________ Card #_________________________________ Issuing Bank:_________________________________
Signature:_________________________________ (Not valid unless signed)
Job Title:________________ Company :_______________________________
Nature of Business:____________________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Tel:_______________________ Fax:______________________________
Email:_______________________________@________________________
Website:______________________________________________________

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

World Trade Day - Learn About International Sales Opportunities!
 
 Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • Noon – 1:00 pm • FREE
 
 Foreign Trade Zone #9 at Pier 2, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Conference Room (Parking in metered stalls or at Restaurant Row)
 
 Don’t miss this FREE opportunity!
 
 Find out how to take advantage of local services to expand your international sales or get into the trade game.
 
 • Hear about Hawaii’s top export markets and best prospects for success.
 • Learn about local services to help your company establish or expand your international presence.
 • Schedule a one-to-one counseling appointment with one of our experts (SBA, SBDC, SCORE,
 Foreign Trade Zone, U.S. Dept. Commerce) to help you refine your business plan or international strategy.
 
For more information, to reserve your FREE seat and schedule a one-on-one appointment, please email nmasuno@fhb.com or call Naomi Masuno at 488-7205 or Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii USA Thursday April 30, 2009: The New Silk Road: Development, Prosperity and Building a New Foundation for the Future

Featuring Professor Paul Yip, Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute

download event flyer: http://www.hkchcc.org/paulyip.pdf

While China’s real economy has been hit hard by the global crisis, it is still holding up, according to the World Bank’s latest China Quarterly Update. The update finds that China’s banks have been largely unscathed by the international financial turmoil and that the economy still has plenty of space to implement stimulus measures.

Professor Paul Yip will discuss how China will respond to the current economic situation. He will also discuss Hong Kong's economic and political development and his visions for building a new foundation for
International Studies.

A successful businessman and former Hong Kong politician, Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah is Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute, Chairman of the Hong Kong Basic Law Foundation,
and co-owns the Yew Chung International School.

He served as special adviser to the first chief executive of Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hua, and was recently appointed as the new Honorary President of the China Foundation for International Studies. He is also Honorary Professor of Xi’an Jiatong University and the Council Chairman of the University’s Institute for Asia-European Studies; Honorary Professor of Graduate Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and Honorary Director of the Shanghai Institute for East Asia Studies.

Sponsored by: Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, East-West Center, and Friends of the East-West Center, Confucius Institute, the Center for Chinese Studies at UH-Manoa, and the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday April 30, 2009
5:00 p.m. Registration & Reception
5:30-7:00 p.m. Program
East West Center Art Gallery
1601 East-West Road
$10 Members and Students
$12 Non-Members
Parking is $3 (Parking fee is collected at the guard kiosk on East-West Road. Upper Campus parking is available after 4:00p.m. Visitors are not allowed to park in stalls marked as 24 hours reserved.)

RSVP by Wednesday - April 29, 2009
For more information, please contact 944-7783 or email paac@paachawaii.org.

- Registration form for April 30, 2009 Forum -

Name(s): ____________________________________ Payment by Credit Card: Master ___ Visa ___ AMEX ___
Billing Address: ______________________________________ Discover ___ Diners ___
_____________________________________________ Credit Card Number: __________________________________
Phone: ______________ Email: _____________________ Expiration Date: _____ Credit Card Code*: _______
Please reserve __ seat(s) at the member rate *last 3 digits found on the back of credit card above signature (members of sponsoring organizations) Please make checks payable to: PAAC
Please reserve _____ seat(s) at the non-member rate 1601 East-West Road, 4th Fl. Honolulu, HI 96848

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

  The TIM International Alumni Association presents Nā Kukui: School of Travel Industry Management's Netlinks and Awards Event and you are invited!

The University of Hawaii at Mānoa's TIM School Events Planning & Marketing class has organized Nā Kukui in collaboration with TIM International. Nā Kukui means “the lights” in Hawaiian. The lights at this event are the students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the TIM School. Nā Kukui also provides our students with an opportunity to benefit from the lights of our industry professionals in our networking event. As an industry professional, we hope you will be one of our “lights.” The logo for the event was created by our class and symbolizes the relationship between students, alumni, the TIM School and industry partners.

The evening activities are complimentary and will include an awards ceremony that recognizes students in the TIM School who have shown excellence and leadership, and a mentorship program to provide a venue for students and professionals within the travel industry to network and interact. Your stories, guidance, and presence will be highly respected and valued by our future leaders. TIM International will provide pupus for the night. It will be a great networking opportunity for all attendees.

NĀ KUKUI WILL BE HELD ON:

Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30PM-8:30PM
The Hibiscus Room at Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814
Validated self-parking will be $2
Dress is business attire

Your participation in this year's Nā Kukui event would be greatly appreciated! Please RSVP to timevent@hawaii.edu or call 956-8946 by Sunday, April 12th with the following information for each attendee:

Name:
Title:
Company:
E-mail:
Phone Number:

We would be grateful for your assistance in sharing this information with anyone interested in becoming a mentor and look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
Nicole DeWindt
Student Event Coordinator

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Dinner in Honor of UH Board of Regent - Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee - UH School of Travel Industry Management in Hong Kong Tuesday April 22, 2009 6:30pm - YMCA of Hong Kong, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Special Guest: Robert Burns, Founder and Past Chair, Regent International Hotels

Special Guest: Juanita C Liu - Interim Dean - Professor of Tourism - UH School of Travel Industry Management

Date: April 22, 2009 - Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm onwards
Venue: 3/F Function Room, YMCA of Hong Kong, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
 
 Dinner and Beverages
 
 * 4 Course set Western dinner will be served (instead of dinner buffet)
 * HK$250 net per person for the dinner
 * Drinks and wines with compliments of the YMCA
 * Dinner Fee will be collected at the door


A Symphony of Light Show - front road seat at the roof top of Salisbury YMCA - guests will enjoy the spectacular laser light show at our Rooftop Garden which commences at 8:00 pm sharp for 13 minutes.

RSVP for Dinner - by April 15, 2009.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii April 1st and 9th: Hawaii Global Links Forum | The Philippines, South Korea, and Singapore
Featuring U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Service Officers. Don't Miss this Opportunity!

Who?
Featuring the U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officers from the U.S. Embassies in Manila, Seoul, and Singapore. Our Senior Commercial Officers lead the Commercial Service's efforts to help U.S. companies sell their products and services in 89 markets around the world. Mr. Patrick Wall serves in Manila, Mr. John Fogarasi serves in Seoul, and Mr. Daniel Thompson serves in Singapore.

What?
Hear about current opportunities for Hawaii companies in the Philippines, Korea, and Singapore! Presentations will include an overview of current market conditions in each of these markets, tips for doing business, and highlight the best prospects for Hawaii companies interested in doing business in these countries. *Bonus* A limited number of 15 minute one-to-one consulting sessions will be scheduled for companies seeking personalized advice on entering the featured markets. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up early as these slots will go quickly.

Where?
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9
Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96813
Parking: Metered parking just $0.50 / hour

When?
April 1, 8:30am - Opportunities for Hawaii Companies in the Philippines
April 9, 8:30am - Opportunities for Hawaii Companies in Korea & Singapore

Cost
April 1 - $10 Presentation & Continental Breakfast
$10 for 15 minute consulting session with Mr. Wall following the presentation

April 9 - $10 Presentation & Continental Breakfast
$10 for 15 minute consulting session with Mr. Fogarasi or Mr. Thompson, or $15 for sessions with both officers

Please call or email your RSVP to PAAC | 808-944-7783 | paac@paachawaii.org

Seating and one-to-one consulting sessions are limited. Register Today!

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Foreign Trade Zone, State of Hawaii DBEDT, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, Lim Pacific Inc, and the Hawaii Export Assistance Center.

John Holman
Director, Pacific Islands
Hawaii Export Assistance Center
U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service
United States Department of Commerce
www.buyusa.gov/hawaii | www.export.gov
p. 808.522.8041 | f. 808.522.8045

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce - 2009 Business Solutions Workshop Series Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii - Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor

Proposed legislation affecting Federal and State laws governing the union-employer relationship will likely be passed by Congress and the Hawaii State Legislature. The federal ‘Card Check’ legislation is known as the Employee Choice Act. The State counterparts have been introduced in the 2009 legislative session as HB 952, HB 1769 and SB 1621. Both the Federal and State legislation make it much easier for unions to organize a workplace, perhaps even without an employer’s knowledge. Such legislation is often referred to as ‘Card Check’ bills because the measures eliminate the secret ballot election.

Learn what the ‘Card Check’ legislation will mean for your company in this seminar that is being presented by experts from the Hawaii Employers Council. The speakers are Clayton Kamida, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel and Sheri-Ann Lau Clark, Sr. HR Consultant & Assistant General Counsel.

This workshop would be most helpful for owners, managers and supervisors, especially of employers with a non-union workforce or who may have a partially unionized workforce.

Have you heard about the sweeping law changes being proposed?
Want to learn more about the fundamentals of unions?
Want a checklist of how to better address your employees needs?

Come to the information packet Business Solutions workshop!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Registration: 8:30 a.m.; Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii - Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor
HJCC Member: $50.00
HJCC Member Guest: $55.00 - HKCHcc membership rate to attend this rate
Non-Member / Non-Guest: $100.00
(Continental Breakfast Included)
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact Nicole at 949-5531 ext. 3.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sign-up soon, only limited seating!

2009 BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP SERIES - UNION ‘CARD CHECK’ LEGISLATION: HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009; 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon.; Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor
Please complete the form below and return by Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
48-hour advanced notice required for cancellations. No shows will be billed.

___________________________________________________________________________________________
(Last Name, First Name) Phone Email

___ HJCC Member Seats @ $ 50.00 = __________
___ HJCC Member Guest Seats @ $ 55.00 = __________
___ Non-Member/Non-Guest Seats @ $ 100.00 = __________
Amount Enclosed $ __________
Make checks payable to HJCC or Credit Card (check one) ? Visa ? MasterCard
Credit Card Number ____________________________ Expiration Date _____________ 3-Digit CVV Code _____________
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Signature ________________________________________________________ Date _________________________________
HJCC • 2454 S. Beretania St., Suite 201 • Honolulu, HI 96826 • 808.949.5531 (p) • 808.949.3020 (f)
Sponsored by the Small Business Advocacy Committee of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Confucius Institute and the Asia Pacific Financial Markets Research Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa present a public talk by Dan Piccuta - Deputy Chief of Mission - U.S. Embassy, Beijing

“U.S.–China Relations under the New Administration”

Download event flyer in PDF format http://www.hkchcc.org/DanPiccuta040609.pdf  

Monday, April 6, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall #2000
Honolulu, HI 96813; (808) 521-8905

Cost:           $20 general admission and walk-ins
                    $15 for members of sponsoring organizations
                    $10 for academics and students
                    Reception will follow presentation.
RSVP:        956-8891, or e-mail to to china@hawaii.edu by April 3
                    Payment will be accepted at the door.
Parking:     $3 with validation at Pioneer Plaza Building.

DIRECTIONS: From Ewa: Follow H-1 East and take the Pali exit and turn right. Turn right at the next light onto Vineyard Blvd. and then left onto Nu’uanu Street. Follow Nu’uanu to Merchant and take a left. Cross over Bethel Street, parking on the left. From Diamond Head: Follow H-1 West and take the Vineyard Blvd. exit and follow to Nu’uanu. Take a left on Nu’uanu. Follow above directions. From Ala Moana Blvd. and Nimitz Highway: Take Bethel off Nimitz Highway to first light, take a right, parking on the left.

Dan Piccuta, America’s senior career diplomat in China and deputy to the U.S. Ambassador, will discuss the momentum in the U.S.–China political and economic relationship under the new U.S. administration, and the impact of the financial crisis on our bilateral ties. Mr. Piccuta, a Kailua-Kona resident, has served as Deputy Chief of Mission, and, in the Ambassador’s absence, as Chargé d’Affaires, since May 2007.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa is a part of the University’s Center for Chinese Studies. For further information on this talk, please call 956-8891, or e-mail: china@hawaii.edu.

Co-sponsors of this event: Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), and Shidler College of Business (all at UHM); and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC). Faculty members and students throughout the campus, as well as the community at large, are cordially invited to attend.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Los Angels - California April 6-7, 2009: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS OUTLOOK (APBO) CONFERENCE - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.apbo2009.com

Early Registration: $675 (until March 13)
Regular Registration: $825 (after March 13)
NGOs, Govt., Educational Rate: $475
USDOC Registration Code: DOC2009 (Please be sure to include this code when registering)

Do not miss the premier event to expand your Asia / Pacific Business Knowledge, Contacts and Profits!

The Asia / Pacific Business Outlook, hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with the full support of the U.S. Commercial Service, is the longest running, most successful regional conference of its kind focusing specifically on Asian markets. This conference has made a difference for U.S. exporters, and has become the premier U.S. commercial trade event focusing on the Asia / Pacific region.

APBO 2009 brings the experts closer to you. It is a very rare opportunity for U.S. exporters to meet with thirteen Senior Commercial Officers (SCOs) from throughout the Asia Pacific region (including India) at one venue. The SCOs from American embassies, consulates and institutes in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will speak in small-group workshops and be available for private one-on-one consultations with APBO participants.

During the one-on-one consultations you will have the opportunity to get specific answers pertaining to your business. You will be able to:

o Learn about your company's sales potential around the Asia/Pacific region including India
o Assess challenges in the marketplace
o Understand how to capitalize on free trade agreements
o Hone in on the best market opportunities
o Find out how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you identify new business partners

Space is limited so sign up today.

Comments from previous participants:

"APBO far exceeded my expectations. The value of the conference is unsurpassed. I secured more valuable contacts in two days at APBO than I could have in years any other way."

"This event is the most educational and well organized event I have attended. As a small business it is nice to know that there is help dealing with such a big world."

"I can't imagine a better collective of international business experts available in a concise yet thorough conference. A definite 'must' for companies seeking to do business abroad."

For questions, contact any of the following individuals:

Jeff Hamilton
Asia Pacific Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service - Salt Lake
Tel: 801-255-1872
Jeff.Hamilton@mail.doc.gov

Maryavis Bokal
Asia Pacific Team Member
U.S. Commercial Service - Newport Beach, CA
Tel: 949-660-1688 Ext. 117
Maryavis.Bokal@mail.doc.gov

Terri Batch
Asia Pacific Team Member
U.S. Commercial Service - West Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 310-882-1750
Terri.Batch@mail.doc.gov

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

2009 Science & Tech Day at the Hawaii State Capitol

Registration Information

10:00am - 2:00pm Thursday April 2, 2009
Hawaii State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street
4th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813

Science & Tech Day at the State Capitol 2009 presents an exciting opportunity for Hawaii's technology industry to connect with lawmakers. Showcasing Hawaii's science and technology companies, it gives lawmakers a chance to see and understand the diversity and growth of our local science and tech industry. By bringing industry to the Capitol - lawmakers, their staff and the public have a hands-on opportunity to talk directly with tech companies, learn about their products and services and realize the increasing importance and potential of our industry.

Schedule
09:00am - 10:00am Exhibitor Registration/Set-up - 4th Floor
10:00am - 2:00 pm Tradeshow - 4th Floor (lunch beginning at 11:00)
02:00pm Exhibitor Breakdown
*Subject to change

Online registration: https://www.hiscitech.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.showRegistrationForm&eventId=43&nodeID=1

Exhibitor Info
Exhibitors are expected to provide tabletop display materials that involve a minimum of setup and breakdown time. Shared 8-foot tables with covers will be provided, but power at the State Capitol Building is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Please request power only if critical to demonstrate your product or services. Availability of full or half tables will depend on the total number of exhibitors. Parking and other information will be emailed prior to the event.

Registration Fees
4ft table - $150 (half of a table, shared with another company)
8ft table - $300 (full table)

Contact Information - For more information please contact Robyn at 536-4670 or robyn@hiscitech.org

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

  Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 12:00 – 2:00 PM: Energy Briefing and Site Visit for Wujin Chinese Delegation - Hosted by Cades Schutte and Enterprise Honolulu

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. Ms. Ni, who leads a trade mission delegation from China, will speak about business opportunities with Wujin, Changzhou City, followed by Mr. Mao, who provides an update on what is happening in this exciting region.

Ms. Ni is Vice Chairwoman of Wujin Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) which is a political advisory body in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The organization consists of delegates from a range of political parties and organizations, as well as independent members, in China. In addition to this important position, Ms. Ni is also the director of Wujin Overseas Chinese Affairs Office. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office is an administrative office under the leadership of the PRC State Council which assists the Premier in handling the overseas Chinese affairs. Prior to her political career, she was a medical doctor and later became the President of Wujin People’s Hospital.

11:30 am Pick-up at Waikiki Hotel
12:00 pm Arrival Cades Schutte - Lunch - 1000 Bishop Street Suite 1200, Honolulu HI 96813
12:05 pm Welcome Address by Roger Epstein, Cades Schutte
12:15 pm Welcome Address by Johnson Choi, President, China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc): Signing of "Closer Economic Cooperation Arrangement between China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of USA; and Wujin Overseas Friendship Association of China"
12.30 pm Energy Briefing by John Strom, Enterprise Honolulu
1:00 pm Presentation by DBEDT
1.20 pm Presentation by U.S. Department of Energy
1:50 pm “Upcoming Asia Pacific Conferences in Hawaii” by Milton Kwock/Dennis Ling/Jamie Lum
2:00pm Appreciation Remarks by NI Xiaoqian, Vice Executive President, Wujin Overseas Friendship Association
2:10pm Appreciation Remarks by David Mao, Managing Partner, Shanghai Pioneer Law Firm
2.15 pm Depart for site visit

RSVP: By March 21 2009 (very limited seating)
Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813***
Phone: (808) 524-5738; Fax: (808) 524-8063; (877) 852-8548
Email: johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Download Event Flyer in PDF format: http://www.hkchcc.org/hkchccflyer032409b.pdf

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by March 23 2009 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):

Name:___________________________________________________________ Phone:________________

Company:____________________________________________________ Title:______________________

Email:_______________________________________________@_________________________________

Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#__________________________________________________________

Name on the Card:__________________________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____

$10 ($15 after March 23) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc and mail to***

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Honolulu Hawaii - Friday - March 20th 4:30pm - Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa 2009 Public Lecture Series - co-sponsored by Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

Presents

Yuan-tsung Chen, Author and writer

“The Contribution by Overseas Chinese to the Birth of Modern China”

Chen will speaking on the way in which overseas Chinese, particularly those in Hawai‘i, contributed to the birth of modern China by supporting the 1911 Revolution, led by Sun Yat-sen and his followers; introducing the best of Western democratic ideas to the Chinese people; and forging friendly relations between the U.S.A. and China.

Friday, March 20, 4:30 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa
1881 East-West Road

The talk will be followed by a reception and a book signing.

Yuan-tsung Chen was born in Shanghai. Her middle-class family lived on the edge of the district of the city comprising the French Concession and the British- and American-dominated International Settlement. She was educated mainly in American missionary schools. As an adult, Chen worked in Beijing’s Film Publishing House as an editor and translator before coming to USA in 1972. Chen’s most recent book, Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China, recounts the story of three generations of a remarkable family. Through this lens she relates the overseas Chinese. This is a connection that is worth emphasizing, and Chen’s popular history breaks new ground in our understanding of those momentous events and the Chinese diaspora. Chen is also the author of The Dragon’s Village, an autobiographical novel that deals with China’s land revolution. It was first published by Pantheon in 1980, and then brought out in paperback by Penguin USA in 1981. Many schools use it as required reading in courses in literature, history, sociology, political science, women’s and minority studies, and Chinese Studies. For more information on Yuan-tsung Chen, please visit her website at
www.yuantsungchen.com

A limited number of Chen’s latest book will be available for sale at the event for $15/copy—cash only.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa is a part of the University’s Center for Chinese Studies. For further information on this talk, please contact Daniel Tschudi at 956-8891, or e-mail:
china@hawaii.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation; the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; and the China Club.

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Washington DC Friday, March 20 3:30-5:00 P.M. - The East-West Center in Washington invites you to a special Public Forum entitled "Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States" with Dr. Gary Y. Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Please RSVP by email to Alison Hazell (RSVPDC@EastWestCenter.org), fax (202) 293-1402, or telephone (202) 327-9752. Please include your name, title, organization, address, email, and telephone number. All personal information is for East-West Center use ONLY and is not circulated. This event is free and open to the public; feel free to forward this e-mail to an interested friend or colleague. Also, please be aware that seating for this event is limited.

The East-West Center in Washington invites you to a special Public Forum

Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States

Featuring: Dr. Gary Y. Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Hawai'i marks its 50th anniversary of statehood this year, coincidentally the first year in the presidency of the United States' first Hawaiian-born president. The islands of Hawai'i have long influenced the United States both culturally and politically and are integral to America's history. Hawai'i has also served as an active stage for the United States' interaction with the Asia-Pacific region. In this special public forum, Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States, will explore the historic interactions between Hawai'i and the United States as well as the island's continuing influence on national life, and will describe Hawai'i's role in helping to build bridges between the United States and Asia.

Friday, March 20

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
A reception will follow this event.

East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 2nd Floor Conference Room
This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Alison Hazell by email (RSVPDC@EastWestCenter.org), fax (202) 293-1402, or telephone (202) 327-9752

Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone number, email, and country of citizenship. All personal information is for East-West Center use ONLY and is not circulated. Please note that seating for this event is limited.

Gary Y. Okihiro is professor of international and public affairs and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. He is author of nine books, including Common Ground: Reimagining American History (a Choice outstanding academic book) and The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (an Association for Asian American Studies award-winning book). Two of his trilogy on space/time, Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States (2008) and the forthcoming Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (2009), are from the University of California Press. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association, and is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies.

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

www.eastwestcenter.org/washington

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR - Saturday, March 14, 2009

The 40th Anniversary Ruby Ball
Time: 6:45pm – 1:00am
Venue: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Sold Out as of 03-13-09

Honolulu Hawaii: Wednesday – March 18 2009 6:30 – 9:00pm: Sponsored by Enterprise Honolulu, UH Shidler College of Business, Cades Schutte LLP & Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Presenting

"Tsinghua CEO Club - Opportunities Niches for Hawaii China Business?
"Hawaii: The USA's Alternative Energy Demonstration Site"

45 CEOs representing major industries in China and Member of the of the Tsinghua CEO Club will be meeting with Business Executives in Honolulu to discuss investment opportunities in Hawaii, United States and China

“China Daily Newspaper March 5 2009:
China enterprises have been given the green light to travel abroad in search of buying opportunities. A delegation will go to Europe this week to check on investment possibilities, including mergers and acquisitions, China Commerce Minister Chen Deming said. Chen said the group will travel to Switzerland, Spain, Britain and Germany - the same countries that a mainland purchase mission visited last month. Countries suffering from the economic slump have rolled out the red carpet for cash-rich mainland firms, hoping they can help revive recession-hit industries”

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.

Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

http://www.singtaousa.com/031209/os03.php

探討中美投資商機 - HKCH辦座談餐會 (本報夏威夷訊)

香港中國夏威夷商會(HKCHcc),夏大商學院及 Enterprise Honolulu 將聯合於3月18日(星期三)晚上6時半至9時在中山港海鮮大酒樓舉辦一項中美商業交流座談餐會,主題:“清華 CEO CLUB 能帶動夏威夷中國的商機嗎?” 及 “夏威夷是美國另類能源的展示地”。

據香港中國夏威夷商會會長蔡永強稱,來自中國四十五位企業界的領袖人物將參加當晚的座談餐會,他們均為清華大學CEO CLUB的會員,也是許多主要企業的董事長、總經理和主管。

他們將與此間的商業機構主管人員探討在夏威夷、美國和中國的投資商機。

有意參加該項餐會者請向蔡永強會長報名,三月十五日前每位30元,三月十五日以後每位35元,座位有限,滿座即止,聯絡電話:808-524-5738,傳真:808-524-8063, 電郵 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com 

Date: Wednesday – March 18 2009 (limited seating)
Sold Out as of 03-13-09
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Venue: Lung Fung Restaurant, - Niu Valley Shopping Center, Honolulu HI 96821
Cost: $30/person for sponsoring organizations RSVP w/payment by March 15th
$35 after March 15th & others
RSVP: By March 15 2009 (limited seating)
Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813***
Phone: (808) 524-5738; Fax: (808) 524-8063; (877) 852-8548
Email: johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com;  Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Download Event Flyer in PDF format: http://www.hkchcc.org/hkchccflyer031809c.pdf  Sold Out as of 03-13-09

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Mar 15 2009 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):

Sold Out as of 03-13-09

Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________

Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________

Email:__________________________________@______________________________

Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________

Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____

$30 ($35 after Mar 15th) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc and mail to***

For 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 johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Hong Kong SAR: March 2-6 & 8, 2009 - The U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre, will bring the AFI Project 20/20 film festival to Hong Kong for the second consecutive year, on March 2-6 & 8, 2009. First launched in 2006, this project is an international initiative designed to enhance cultural exchange, understanding and collaboration through filmmakers and their films from the U.S. and abroad. It is an unprecedented cultural diplomacy effort that is the only international filmmaker exchange supported by all of U.S. cultural agencies. Through workshops, seminars and appearances at film festivals, cultural centers, museums and other community, educational and cultural venues in the US and abroad, AFI Project 20/20 filmmakers promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of values such as freedom of expression, tolerance and intellectual property rights through film.

The one-week festival will showcase eight American and international films. Representing various countries, AFI Project 20/20 2008-2009 introduces a multicultural roster of films signifying a universal perspective that challenges us to examine, reflect upon, and celebrate diversity. Please find the program information for your reference below.

Venue: Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Free Admission (free seating, first-come-first-served)

Each ticket admits one person only

Children under 6 will not be admitted

Age restrictions are observed in accordance with the Film Censorship Ordinance. The venue management reserves the right to refuse admission if applicable.

Program enquiries: 2582-0273 (Hong Kong Arts Centre)

click on the picture on the left for full view

For 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

Thursday - February 26, 2009 HVCA Luncheon - Hawaii Angels Offer Entrepreneurs Words of Wisdom

The Story of ACT 221 http://www.hvca.org/display.aspx?base=Articles&ID=91
Act 221 Case Study: Pipeline Micro, Inc. http://www.hvca.org/display.aspx?base=Articles&ID=89
Act 221 Case Study: Henk Rogers http://www.hvca.org/display.aspx?base=Articles&ID=90
Act 221 Frequently Asked Questions http://www.hvca.org/display.aspx?base=Articles&ID=88

A panel of some of Hawaii's most experienced Angel investors will be the guests of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association at its February 26, 2009 luncheon meeting at the Plaza Club. This is a must attend event for entrepreneurs and management teams of start-up companies seeking early stage financing. Angel investors nationwide have put more money into early stage companies than professional venture capital firms. They are virtually the only source of start-up capital for new companies and offer entrepreneurs a strong partnership when it comes to winding your way through the venture finance continuum.

The Hawaii Angels, was founded by Rob Robinson in February 2002 and is in its seventh year. As a group the Hawaii Angels have invested in more than 40 companies all of which are still in business. Its track record is one of the best in the country according to the National Angel Capital Association.

Hawaii Angels is the state's only network of experienced qualified investors with chapters on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The group now has 100 plus members who hold monthly meetings where entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their bu siness plans.

HVCA has invited Hawaii Angels founder Rob Robinson and angels Steven Baker and Shan Steinmark to share their wisdom about angel investing, what entrepreneurs need to know to attract an angel investor, do's and don'ts as well as other important topics such as Act 221, investor relations, company structure, and other things that angels look for in a good early stage investment.

Attendees will learn how to get in front of the Angels, what makes a good pitch and other important tips. "This may be one of our most important meetings this year," said Bill Spencer, HVCA President. "Angel investors are typically very private so we are lucky that these knowledgeable investors are sharing their experience with us," he said. "So don't miss this important event."

This meeting will be held: The Plaza Club 20th Floor 11:30am-1:30pm

$29 for HVCA, HTDC, Hawaii Angels, Dual Use Council, Tech Hui, Bytemarks and HSTC Members, $39 non-members, $25 students.

PLEASE RESERVE EARLY - THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Aloha attire is required by the Plaza Club.

Register at www.hvca.org or contact Gail at (808) 262-7329

For 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

 

Tuesday March 17, 2009 8:00am - 4:30pm Hawaii Convention Center - EVENT CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED TO LATER DATE



WEB REVOLUTION HAWAII - Featuring Google, FedEx, Baker McKenzie, and Local Speakers

www.webrevolutionhawaii.com  Participation Cost: $95

Learn from the experts how to harness the power of the internet to boost your online sales and enhance your web presence! This one day special business enhancement event features Google, FedEx, Baker McKenzie, and local speakers who will share the tools you need to find new customers online in markets around the world. This fantastic event concludes with an E-Storming session, where you will have the opportunity to interact with our speakers and get your specific questions answered about enhancing your business and online presence!

The growth of e-commerce has generated incredible opportunities for Hawaii companies to reach buyers 24/7 in countries around the globe. Even if your business is already online, through this event you will learn to find even more customers and make more sales. The time to revolutionize your business is today. Join the Web Revolution!

Boost Your Sales Using Powerful Online Tools

Creating a web site is easy. Creating a successful international e-business takes more thought.
The virtual world of business is an entirely different ball game. You must be prepared to rethink everything—from building your web site and targeting your marketing to conducting due diligence on sales inquiries to taking and fulfilling orders. To help you revolutionize your e-business strategy, the Commercial Service is bringing together three global e-business icons—Google, FedEx, and Baker & McKenzie—to share best practices during this special one time Web Revolution Hawaii full-day seminar.

Learn how to promote your business, increase international sales and expand international markets using online tools.
The Internet offers a low risk, high visibility platform to market your company worldwide. Google will discuss cutting edge Internet-based tools to help your firm reach new buyers around the globe and expand internationally.

Discover new tools for shipping your products anywhere on the globe.
Protecting your investments, getting paid, navigating through customs clearance requirements, and saving time and money are important considerations when shipping internationally. FedEx will discuss exporting resources your company can leverage to simplify and streamline the sales process.

Learn about international regulations for websites and e-commerce that should inform your web strategy.
Baker & McKenzie will discuss worldwide regulations that affect website design, marketing and e-commerce, and Safe Harbor.

* Learn from ’s experts on how to market your business online and find new customers worldwide
* Local Hawaii companies share their successful e-commerce strategies
* will share tools that can help you simplify the sales & logistics process
* Protect your online market presence with expert advice from

Don’t Miss this Exciting Opportunity. Register Today! www.webrevolutionhawaii.com  Participation Cost: $95

For 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 February 11 2009: Hawaii Science & Technology Council - 2009 Legislative Update and HISciTech Networking Mixer

Updates on Act 221/215 and other legislation from:
Senator Carol Fukunaga
Chair, Economic Development and Technology

Representative Angus McKelvey
Chair, Economic Revitalization, Military and Business Affairs

The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 2000
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
4:00pm - 5:00pm Legislative Update
5:00pm - 6:30pm HISciTech Networking Mixer
$15 HISciTech Members, $20 Non-Members
RSVP: robyn@hiscitech.org or 536-4670

Please join us immediately following the Legislative Update for pupu's, drinks (cash bar) and networking.
No Validated Parking / Recommended Parking: Harbor Court.

Please make checks payable to:
Hawaii Science & Technology Council

733 Bishop Street, Suite 2950, Honolulu, HI 96813

For 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 - Monday - February 9 2009: Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series featuring

Mr. Donald Tong, JP
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

“Riding the Global Economic & Challenges – Hong Kong ’s Stimulus Plan”


Monday, February 9, 2009
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
The Bankers Club¨ 52nd Floor ¨ Bank of America Center ¨ 555 California Street ¨ San Francisco

Principal Corporate member Complimentary
HKANC Member $20
Non-member and Guests $30

Mr. Donald Tong Chi-keung (唐智強) was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983 and joined the Hong Kong civil service in the same year.

Mr. Tong assumed the post of the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA , the most senior representative of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in the U.S. , in October 2008. As Commissioner, he directs the HKSAR Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the U.S. . He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington , D.C. , New York and San Francisco.

Immediately prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, responsible for policy formulation on development of social enterprise and youth, promotion of civic education and human rights, regulation of gambling, legal aid, religious and data privacy matters. He was also responsible for promoting Olympism and the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events in Hong Kong in 2008.

Mr. Tong also worked in various Government departments, including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department where he as Deputy Director-General oversaw the administration of 18,000 staff responsible for the provision of public environmental hygiene facilities and services across the territory; and in the New Airport Projects Coordination Office which was established specifically for overseeing the construction of Hong Kong International Airport commissioned in 1998. He also worked as then Deputy Secretary for Environment, responsible for policy formulation over sewage and waste management, promotion of environmental education, and energy efficiency.

Mr. Tong served as the First Secretary in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington , D.C. from 1991 to 1994; and was Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Canada from 1997 to 2000, taking charge of HKSAR Government’s efforts in fostering bilateral ties between Hong Kong and Canada.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned with your payment by February 5, 2009

Donald Tong JP – February 9, 2009 $20 Member /$30 Non-Member

Name(s):________________________ Company:____________________________________

Phone:____________ Persons attending the Luncheon X $20/$30 = Total Amount Due $_______

Enclosed is my check payable to HKANC for $_________
Please charge my AMEX/VISA/MC for $________
CC#_______________________________________________ Exp._________/_________
Security Code________(3 or 4 digit verification number on the back of your credit card)
Zip code _________ (of the credit card billing address)

Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, suite #1748, San Francisco, CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964

For more inquiries, please contact HKANC at 415.398.4506 or ed@hkanc.com
Advance payment is required. Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to February 5, 2009

For 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: February 5, 2009

MARK YOUR CALENDAR…SAVE THE DATE - THE NFL AND THE HAWAII SBDC NETWORK HAVE JOINED FORCES TO CREATE A DAY-LONG PROGRAM FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZE BUSINESSES

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Register at: www.hawaii-sbdc.org (Be sure you let Eleanore know you are a Chamber member so she can apply 15% discount to your payment). With the support and funding from the National Football League, SBDC is able to offer our Chamber members a discount to attend this event. To receive this discount or receive more information contact Eleanore at eleanore.leclair@hawaii-sbdc.org AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE REGISTERATION. Go to www.hawaii-sbdc.org to register and for all the details, time, agenda and presenters.

Program: Building Strategic Alliances
Date: February 5, 2009
Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii (Free valet parking)
Registration Fee: $75 (includes breakfast and lunch)
Trade Table: $150 (includes conference participation for one participant)

Learn how to make strategic alliances the cornerstone of expanding business
Discover resources to make international connections
Network/showcase products and services on the mini trade show floor
Morning sessions and double track afternoon sessions - a rich educational experience
*Detailed program information coming soon

Morning Sessions - Global reach and understanding key Global markets - Presentations include:
  • Doing Business in Singapore
  • Doing Business in Hong Kong
Afternoon Sessions - Focused, double track sessions to inform/prepare for successful alliances - Presentations include:
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Partnership Formation (interactive workshop)
  • Export Readiness
Hawaii and Mainland Businesses: This workshop is an opportunity to start an important alliance on February 5th. Network, showcase your business at your own trade table and explore global business opportunities.
Time Session Length Presentation Highlights
Track 1
Presentation Highlights
Track 2
7:00am Breakfast/Registration
Trade floor open
Morning metworking
1.5h    
8:30am First General Session 50m Bee Leng Chua, Executive Director for
Entrepreneur Center, Hawaii Pacific University

Doing Business in Singapore

 
  Second General Session 50m Johnson Choi, President of Hong Kong-China-Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Johnson Choi Consulting Group Inc

Doing Business in China via Hong Kong 

 
  Third General Session 50m Manny Menendez

Marketing with/for China

 
11:30am  Lunch/Trade Show
Continuing networking -
Find a strategic partner
1h45m Networking Opportunities  Networking Opportunities  
1:15pm    1h15m  Strategic Alliances

Mark Ritche, Director, Targeted Business Development Program, Honolulu Enterprises

Legal Considerations

Jeffrey Lau, Oliver Lau, Lawhn, Ogawa and Nakamura 

 2:35pm   1h10m Export Readiness

John Holman, Director, Hawaii Export Assistance Center 

Partnership Formation - facilitated exercise

Debbie Hallof
    1hr15m Paul Brewbaker

Chief Economist BOH:
Economic in Hawaii

Partnership Formation - facilitated exercise

Debbie Hallof 
 5:00pm Conference ends, participants are free and encouraged to continue networking or other personal activities    Continue your networking off site!   

Presenters

Bee Ling Chua - Dr. Bee-Leng Chua is the first Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University. As an Associate Professor of Management, in MBA Program, she brings a wealth of research, networks, and academic pursuits with her from her position as founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

During her18 years at The Chinese University, she held positions of Associate Professor of Management, Director of Industry Development, and Associate Director of MBA Programs. She also initiated the highly successful and on-going Booz Allen Hamilton Social Venture Challenge at CUHK to promote social responsibility in the student community. Dr. Chua led Hong Kong as Project Coordinator and Team Leader for the Hong Kong study in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

As member of the Advisory and Vetting Committees of the Hong Kong Government’s Cyberport IncuTrain Centre, she assisted in recruiting entrepreneurs from the digital media sector for the incubation program. As a member of the Hong Kong Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association, she helped design and carry out the Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs and Outstanding Women Professionals Awards. She was also chair of Public Affairs in the Zonta Club of Hong Kong, and was on the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong – Entrepreneurs Group.

In prior years, Dr. Chua held the position of Deputy Head, Survey Research Branch, Personnel Research Dept. Ministry of Defense, in Singapore from. She earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio University at Athens.

Paul Brewbaker - Paul H. Brewbaker is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with Bank of Hawaii where his responsibilities include research on financial and economic risk, working in the bank's Treasury. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and his doctorate in economics from the University of Hawaii.

Brewbaker did graduate work and lectured both at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Hawaii. He began doing research in The International Banking Division at Bank of Hawaii as a student in 1981 and joined the Bank's Economics Department as an economist in 1985. Brewbaker is a director of the Hawaii Economic Association, a member of the American Economic Association, and Chair of the Hawaii Council on Revenues.

Johnson W. K. Choi - Johnson W. K. Choi is the President of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce www.hkchcc.org with offices in Honolulu, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Shanghai China.

Mr. Choi is "2008 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year" as defined by the SBA is "To Honor Individuals Who Have Fulfilled a Commitment to Support and Assist Minority Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners" (Note: HKCHcc have won the "Hawaii award" as well as the "Regional Award" – topping the other Minority Small Business Champs in 50 States and Guam to qualify to compete and winning the "national" award, the top honor in our category) http://www.hkchcc.org/sba.htm

Mr. Choi is Vice Chairman of Hawaii Pacific Export Council www.hkchcc.org/hawaiipacificdec.htm 

Mr. Choi was the F & B Manager for H.M.S. Bounty Seafood Restaurant, Rainbow Bazaar, Hilton Hawaiian Village and later General Manager of Aloha Waikiki Vacation Hotel until founding his own Company in 1980.

Mr. Choi is Executive VP & CFO of New Queen’s Chinese Restaurant LLC; President & Owner of Loco Moco Hawaii BBQ.

Mr. Choi was the owner of K-2 Karaoke Bar & Restaurant and Cheers Karaoke Bar & Restaurant, former VP of Golden Eagle Restaurant & Assistant Manager of Maple Garden Restaurant.

Mr. Choi found the firm of First Hawaiian Capital in 1980, incorporated in 1983, Global Estate & Tax Consultant in 1990 & Johnson Choi Consulting Group in 1998 to provides International business & tax* consultancy work for high net worth clients.

Mr. Choi has been making frequent trips to Hong Kong, China and Taiwan assisting United States and Asian Clients to complete business transactions there since 1985.

Mr. Choi and two partners Mr. Michael Zhang & Ms. Yen Chun found the business consultancy Company CMC Consulting Group Inc www.cmcconsultinggroup.com in 2003 with special focus in China & Hong Kong with more than 75 years of combine experiences. CMC represent some of the largest food & candy Companies from Hawaii/California in China & Asia.

Mr. Choi and Partners Ms. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, Mr. Corey Tong and Ms. Anne Misawa found Makai Motion Pictures LLC www.makamotionpictures.com to take advantage of Hawaii Act 221/215 partnering with Production Companies in HK, China, Japan, USA and Europe. The first movie is scheduled to produce in Hawaii in 2007/08.

Mr. Choi & two partners found the Company, ProjectOnNet.com (PON) www.projectonnet.com in 1999. Mr. Choi is the Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer of PON. PON is an APPLICATION SOFTWARE, ASP and SEARCH ENGINE for the global building-construction industries. It will provide owners, contractors, developers, architects, engineers and vendors the technology in project collaboration.

Mr. Choi was born, raised and completed his high school education at the Rosaryhill High School in Hong Kong, residing in Hawaii since 1974. Mr. Choi obtain his BBA Majoring in Hotel and Restaurant from University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management and his MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Mr. Choi is well known socially and professionally for his tax, business and financial expertise and community contributions.

Mark Ritchie - Mark Ritchie, Managing Director of the Targeted Business Development Program at Enterprise Honolulu, offers business development assistance to high growth potential Hawaii companies, including those seeking venture capital funding.

Before joining Enterprise Honolulu, Mr. Ritchie was a VP at Scottish Development International in San Jose, California successfully promoting Scotland as an investment location to senior management of high technology companies. He also account managed many of the most important existing foreign investors in Scotland, including Sun Microsystems, Intel, Micron, Cisco, Agilent, Atmel, and National Semiconductor. Before this, he was a strategic relations manager and a product manager at SGI (Silicon Graphics), the high performance computing company in Mountain View, California, leading a cross-functional team to launch the company’s first 64-bit Intel (Itanium) processor based workstation.

Mr. Ritchie also spent a number of years as a business development manager at the Canadian Trade Office in San Francisco and in San Jose, assisting mostly Canadian technology companies seeking partnerships and venture capital in Silicon Valley. Mr. Ritchie holds a BA with high honors in political economy from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in International Business and Economics from the Fletcher School, Tufts/Harvard Universities.

John Holman - John Holman currently serves as the Director of the Pacific Islands for the U.S. Commercial Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. John manages the Hawaii Export Assistance Center, at the Foreign Trade Zone. The mission of the U.S. Commercial Service is to assist local companies in selling their products or services in international markets.

The Commercial Service office, (AKA the Hawaii Export Assistance Center) helps local companies by assisting them in developing their export strategy, conducting market research to target the best potential markets, identifying overseas buyers or distributors, and navigating issues relating to international logistics, regulations, and standards.

Prior to his arrival in Honolulu, John served at Commerce headquarters in Washington D.C. as a Senior International Trade Specialist. In this role, he helped facilitate the largest trade mission in U.S. history (to India), was involved in strategic planning and marketing initiatives for the organization, and managed the organization’s Market Research Library. John also served in Beijing, China as a Foreign Service Officer during a temporary assignment in 2007.

John joined the Department after completing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at San Diego State University. While at SDSU, John established a study abroad program in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business and Psychology. In his free time John enjoys traveling, writing, hiking, diving, snowboarding, and rock climbing.

Manny Menendez -Mr. Manuel C. Menendez III, better known as ‘Manny’, has been successfully doing business in China and the Asia Pacific region for 30 years.

As CEO of Great Eastern Development Ltd. (GED), his Greenwich, Connecticut based firm, was credited by the Asian Wall Street Journal as putting together the first Joint Venture between the United States and China in 1980 which was when GED brought Beatrice Foods of Chicago, a Fortune 100 company, into China. Manny Menendez recently located in Seattle and with his local partner William Chao, established Noble Pacific Holdings LLC ("Noble Pacific").

Noble Pacific is a Seattle based organization that specializes in business development, trading, government relations and strategic advisory services throughout the Asia Pacific region with a specialized focus on China.

Alan Nagao - Alan Nagao, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended Honolulu Community College where he studied business and construction management. He is an entrepreneur and a Team Elite executive with NuSkin Enterprises. Alan joined Nu Skin Enterprises in October 2003 as a part time distributor of anti-aging technologies while running two other companies; High Performance Kites, a kite and toy retail store which he and Priscilla opened in 1982 and HPK Marketing, a marketing company promoting interactive toys which opened in 1997.

In 1996-1998 Alan single handedly led a worldwide marketing event to promote yo-yos around the globe. In 1995 his efforts in Hawaii sold more yo-yos than the other 49 states combined. This success and his , “Team High Performance” rank rated invitations to tours in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, UK and USA.

With global patents on the Bio-Photonic Scannner, Pharmanex (subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises,) is the only nutrition company that could measure the efficacy of its products; something no other nutrition company is able to do. Alan now leads the fastest growing team in Nu Skin.

In addition to running his businesses, Alan has been a volunteer in various community organizations as well. He is the former board chair for YMCA Camp Erdman, Easter Seals Hawaii and Men’s Leadership Hawaii groups.
Alan enjoys spending time with his family and playing with sons, Evan and Aidan. Some of their favorite hobbies are fishing and camping. Alan’s favorite dessert is ice cream and he loves to barbeque things. Overall, Alan enjoys being with people all the time, helping others, and can almost always see greater things for others than they can see for themselves.

Debbie Hallof - Debbie Hallof is president of Business Advisory Group, Inc. a Hawaii based consulting firm with additional locations on the East and West Coasts. Her 25 years of international experience in over six different countries, and 30+ years of work in the public, private sectors and as a self made entrepreneur, brings invaluable experience.

Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Toronto. She has held senior positions at the University of Toronto as an in-house consultant in the fields of marketing, public relations, strategic planning, program design, and training and development.

Her consulting group specializes in the areas of strategic planning, organizational systems, creativity and innovation practices, and strategic alliance initiatives, and conducts training and development programs and seminars in these areas.

Debbie is an experienced and frequently requested executive coach. She is often a featured speaker focusing on managing change, creativity and innovation, intrapreneuring and obtaining measurable results.

Ms. Hallof is an adjunct professor at Chaminade University teaching in both their MBA program and the Hogan Entrepreneurial program. Professionally she participates with the American Society for Training and Development, National Society for Performance and Instruction, National Speakers Association, and American Society for Quality Control. In several of these organizations she has provided leadership, holding a position on their Board.
Involved in several civic organizations in Hawaii, Ms. Hallof contributes much of her time to community projects such the State Award of Excellence and the Small Business Resource Center. She is also active in assisting to develop and implement quality practices programs and economic development initiatives for entire communities through private and public sector partnering.

Jeffrey Daniel Lau - Mr. Lau, born in Honolulu, is a Senior Director of the firm. He attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, earning his B.S.B.A. in Economics, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he earned his M.B.A. in Finance and the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, where he earned his J.D. in 1977. Mr. Lau's primary areas of focus in his practice of law are: Civil Litigation Banking and Corporate Law Real Estate

Mr. Lau is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association - Real Property and Financial Services, Corporate Counsel, Corporations and Securities, Bankruptcy sections and serves as a Director of the Collection Section of the Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Hawaii State Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel, is active in many community organizations as a trustee or board member.

ADD A FEW DAYS AND JOIN THE PRO BOWL FESTIVITIES!
To learn more about Pro Bowl On Location packages,
log onto www.nflonlocation.org; Pro Bowl - Fan Package

For more Program and Registration information:
Hawaii SBDC Network
Eleanore LeClair, 808-945-1430
Eleanore.leclair@hawaii-sbdc.org 

ACT QUICKLY, SEATING IS LIMITED!

For 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 State Capitol: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - ATTENTION ALL ACT 221/215 STAKEHOLDERS - ACT 221/215 FACES MAJOR CHALLENGES

100s of Million Hawaii Payroll, 1000s of Jobs and 100s of Companies could leave Hawaii

ACT 221/215 Informational Briefing http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/hearingnotices/HEARING_EBM-EDT_01-28-09_A_INFO_.HTM

House Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs
Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Place: Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium (in basement)

Please show up at the joint EBM-EDT informational briefing on the pros/cons of act 221/215. The hearing will be held in the State Capitol Auditorium which is large. We need to fill this room.

CEO's, staff, parents, please let the legislature know how important Act 221/215 is to growing a future we want to live in! Please come for at least the first hour, from 9:00 - 10:00am! Look forward to seeing you there!

For 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 - Tuesday, January 27 2009 11:30am at The Plaza Club

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

"Legal Ramifications and Implications of Doing Business in China" - Opportunities Niches for Hawaii China Business?

DAVID Z MAO, Attorney-at-law, Shanghai Pioneer Law Office

David Mao is a PRC registered and licensed attorney practicing law at Shanghai Pioneer Law Office, one of the oldest downtown law firms in Shanghai. Shanghai Pioneer is known for its expertise in various areas including foreign investment and trade, banking, securities, corporate and commercial matters.

David has over ten years of experience practicing in law in China. Prior to the managing director of Shanghai Pioneer, David worked as a foreign legal consultant for various international and US firms such as Baker & McKenzie,Herbert Smith and Davis Wright & Tremaine. He also used to work as a trade finance officer at the Bank of America in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. David’s practice has focused on international trade, foreign investment in China and cross-boarder transaction. David is a 1988 graduate of Shanghai Zhenxing Comparative Law Institute where he received his Diploma in Comparative Law. In 1992 David received his LL.M. degree from the University of Washington and in 1997 he received his M.B.A from Seattle University.

David is also a counsel to Shanghai Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Changzhou Government in Jiangsu Province and CSST Resources Association in Canada.

Date: Tuesday, January 27 2009 (limited seating - expect sold out early)
Time: 11:30am – 2:00 PM
Venue:
The Plaza Club, 900 Fort St 20/F, Honolulu HI 96813 (Please park at Harbor Court garage - 55 Merchant St - parking entrance from right side of Bethel Street between Queen & Merchant St)
Cost: $
40/person for HKCHcc members & sponsoring organizations RSVP with payment by January 20 2009; $45 after January 27 2009 & others

Co-Sponsors:


Hawaii Pacific Export Council
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Science & Technology Council
Hawaii State Bar Association - International Law Section
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute

RSVP: By January 20 2009 (limited seating) we are not taking walk-ins

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 808-524-5738 (Hawaii), 415-963-1541 or 415-691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) ; Fax: 808-524-8063; 877-852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Jan 20 2009 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________
Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____
$40 ($45 after Jan 20th) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc & mail to 1188 Bishop St Ste 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

download event flyer in PDF format: http://www.hkchcc.org/flyer-davidmao012709.pdf
 

Saturday, December 13, 2008 - Makaha Sons Christmas Luncheon "Makaha Kalikimaka 2008" at the Dole Cannery Ballrooms - Iwilei Ballroom - Prime Rib Buffet opens at 11 AM * Show starts at 11:30 AM Featuring: The Makaha Sons, Merrie Monarch Winners Halau I Ka Wekiu, Na kumu hula Michael Casupang and Karl "Veto" Baker, Bernard Kalua & Friends and Hula Stylist Kealo Koko. Please call 536-0545 for reservations.

For 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

Junior League of Honolulu Seventh Annual Women Conference

Date: Friday, November 7, 2008
Time: 7:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Sheraton Waikiki
Contact: info@juniorleagueofhonolulu.org

HerStory 2008 Program

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
MarketPlace Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks
Christine Lau, President, Junior League of Honolulu
Leslie Wilcox, President & CEO, PBS Hawaii

9:00 am - 9:20 am
Break
MarketPlace Open

9:20 am - 10:30 am
Session I (see options below)

10:40 am - 11:50 am
Session II (see options below)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Lunch
MarketPlace Open

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Keynote Address

Lisa Ling, Journalist & Special Correspondent for the National Geographic Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Show - Lisa Ling is a special correspondent for the National Geographic Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Show. For Oprah, Ling has been sent to cover the Lord's Resistance Army and the crisis of AIDS orphans in Uganda, bride burning in India, and gang-rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ling was the first woman host of National Geographic's Emmy award-winning flagship series Explorer, where she investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, examined the complex issues surrounding China's one-child policy and explored the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Israel's occupied territories. She also explored the hidden and dangerous culture inside American prisons and street gang MS-13. Early on, Ling was known for revealing her "view" of the world to millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters' hit daytime talk show, The View. While she was a member of the team, The View won its first daytime Emmy.

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Closing Remarks

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MarketPlace Open
Tea & Coffee Service

3:00 pm
Adjourn

HerStory 2008 Session Options
Select one option for Session I and one option for Session II.

Option A: HerStories (Women's Inspirational Stories)
Anne Namba, Fashion Designer, Owner of Anne Namba Designs, Inc.
Shelley Wilson, Founder & President of Wilson Homecare
Carmyn James, UH Women's Track & Field Coach
Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, Editor of Hawaii Business Magazine

Option B: Generational Challenges & Opportunities
Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura, Training Consultant of THINK, LLC
Mahina Hugo, Head of School for LaPietra
Marcia Taira - Director of Human Resources for Oceanic Cable

Option C: Mentorship & Technology
Beth Carvin, Co-owner of Nobscot Corp., an HR software firm

Her Story 2008 Fees

All Day Conference - JLH Member: $99
All Day Conference - Regular Registration (by Oct 15th): $110
All Day Conference - Late Registration (after Oct 15th): $125
Lunch Only (keynote address): $75
Sponsor a My Story Girl to attend: $75

http://www.jlweb.org/honolulu/npo.jsp?pg=home

For 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

For 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 Friday, October 31, 2008

China's Water Laws and New Conservation Technologies

Type: Environmental Committee Event
Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel
516 Hengshan Road 富豪环球东亚酒店 衡山路516号
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: Members (RMB): $250.00
Non Members (RMB): $400.00

With increasing demand for China's water resources from a growing population and industrial base, the Chinese government has adopted new laws and policies to encourage water conservation, through increased pricing for both water usage and for the release of wastewater into natural water bodies. Manufacturing facilities are increasingly adopting water conservation technologies to both reduce operating costs and to be better social and environmental stewards in their communities.

AmCham Shanghai's Environmental Committee invites you to an informative program designed to help members better understand trends in water policy and regulations and the new technologies being implemented today. Mr. Lie Ma, Operations Director for the Industrial Systems division of CH2M Hill, will guide us through the often confusing and varying policies and regulations regarding water resources. He will be followed by Dr. Steven Kloos, Leader of the Water and Process Technologies R&D team with GE's China Technology Center, who will describe some of the latest and most advanced water saving and treatment technologies in China.

The Environment Committee will also be using this opportunity to invite interested members to form a Water sub-committee. This event will be an opportunity to meet with and speak to the organizing members about your interest in joining this new group.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Agenda:

11:30 Registration and Networking
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Presentation
13:30 Event Ends

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 Ms. Viola Huang T: 6279-7119 x 5658 or email viola.huang@amcham-shanghai.org  no less than 12 hours in advance. Failure to cancel your RSVP will require payment of a "no show bill".

For 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

SIAL Paris October 19 - 23, 2008 Paris France

Held Biennially, SIAL is one of the world's largest food products exhibition. The event attracts importers and distributors not only from the European Union but also from the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) will be coordinating participation in SIAL Paris, October 19-23. 2008, for the Western United State agricultural companies. SIAL Paris is an excellent opportunity for WUSATA companies to showcase their products to all of the country market's sectors.

SIAL 2005 welcomed 5,300 exhibitors from the five continents and attracted over 140,000 trade visitors from 191 countries.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Participation Discount by March 1, 2008

Please contract Janet Kenefsky at WUSATA by telephone (360) 693-3373 or by email janet@wusata.org for more information.

For 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 October 17, 2008 (Fri): Post-Policy Address Luncheon

The Honorable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The HKSAR Chief Executive the Honorable Donald Tsang will deliver his policy address to the Legislative Council in October 2008.

Mr Tsang will address to talk to the Hong Kong business community at a joint luncheon to be held on Friday, 17 October 2008. At this luncheon, the business community will be able to hear Mr Tsang's further elaboration on his policy address and to learn more about the initiatives put forth by the HKSAR Government 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: 10th October, 2008

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Fee(s): Member Fee: HK$510
Non Member Fee: HK$610
Corporate Table Fee (10-12pax): HK$6,500
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grand Hall, New Wing, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Inquiries and Bookings: Christy Li cli@amcham.org.hk
Tel (852) 2530 6900; Fax (852) 2810 1289
Media Contact: MEDIA WELCOME
Sharon Ng of HKGCC
Sharonng@chamber.org.hk
Tel (852) 2823 1255

For 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

http://decconference.com/

National District Export Council Conference - October 15 - 18 2008 Palm Springs, California, USA

The 2008 National District Export Council Conference on October 15-18, 2008 in Palm Springs, CA will be here before you know it, and I am writing to urge you to put this important date on your calendar.

To enhance the value of your participation in the DEC Conference, the California Inland Empire District Export Council has arranged for the One-on-One meetings with Senior Commercial Officers and Regional Directors to be complimentary and at no cost to you. This is an incredible opportunity to meet with U.S. Department of Commerce staff from throughout the world at one venue. The Senior Commercial Officers and Regional Directors from American embassies, consulates and institutes in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam will be available for private one-on-one meetings with DEC Conference participants. During the one-on-one meetings you will have the opportunity to get specific answers pertaining to your business. You will be able to:

*Learn about your company's sales potential in the several countries
*Assess challenges in the marketplace
*Understand how to capitalize on the latest free trade agreements
*Hone in on the best market opportunities
*Find out how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you identify new business partners

If you are interested in this opportunity, please come to the Andreas Room at the Wyndham Hotel on the morning of Thursday, October 16 to register for meetings. Please note that there are a limited number of meeting slots available and the meetings are on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE: For those of you who have already registered for One-on-One meetings, you should receive your meeting schedule within the next day if you have not already. You will also receive a refund for any fees that you have already paid for these meetings by mail.

For questions, please contact:

Tony Michalski
U.S. Commercial Service
Ontario, CA
Tel: 909-466-4137, Cell: 909-717-1811
Email: tony.michalski@mail.doc.gov

Erica Ramirez
U.S. Commercial Service
Ontario, CA
Tel: 909-466-4139, Cell: 909-208-4613
Email: erica.ramirez@mail.doc.gov

This year’s conference will address “Travel & Tourism: Redefining Exports” and, like the 2007 conference, promises to offer an in-depth exploration of many issues that resonate with exporters:

Trade Policy
Foreign Investments in the U.S.
Tourism, services, and education as Exports
Export Basics
Green Technologies & Energy Efficiency
International Trade - Security & Safety
Global Micro Enterprise Development
International Institution-financed Projects
Intellectual Property Rights
Export Financing: Public and Private
Goods/Enterprise Risk Management
Goods Movement & Transportation

The 2008 conference will once again offer one-on-one meetings with experienced commercial officers from all over the world. It will break down key market information into digestible portions; and wow attendees with dynamic, learned keynoters from the international trade community. And award-winning journalist Gene Randall will be back again this year to pull topics and panelists together in a cohesive way that will leave you satisfied that the 2008 conference was well worth the trip.

The California Inland Empire District Export Council invites you to attend the 2008 National District Export Council Conference, the premier forum for exporting and international trade.

The 2008 National District Export Council Conference, “Travel & Trade: Redefining Exports,” will bring together senior U.S. Department of Commerce officials, U.S. Trade Representative Diplomats, CEOs and foreign leaders to discuss issues and share knowledge to promote U.S. exports.

Registration is open to new and established exporters, or those just interested in learning about international trade. There will be an unprecedented 22 breakout sessions to select from, plus five keynote sessions.

Senior Commercial Officers representing U.S. Embassies from multiple countries will be available for one-on-one meetings. These meetings will provide a forum to discuss your specific business interest in select markets.

The conference will be held from October 15-18 at the Wyndham Hotel in Palm Springs.

Now is the time to take a good look at the conference agenda to see just what you can expect. Visit the website today at http://www.decconference.com.

For 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

October 12th at Double Tree Sonoma Hotel - UH TIM Alumni in San Francisco and North America invite you to a fun day at Sonoma Wine Country (1 Doubletree Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Google Map) SOLD OUT on 10-6-08
 
Event organizers are Ted Sakai*, Johnson Choi*, Paul Tang*, Rita Lau and Holden Lim., Special Guests are Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee and Professor Morton Fox
 
 We are expecting UH TIM Alumni coming in from Canada, Mid-west and East Coast of USA & Canada attending the event.
 
UH TIM Alumni and friends are welcome to stay overnight at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country managed by one of our own UH TIM Alumni, Mr. Ted Sakai****
 
Sunday, October 12th, 2008 - TIMI Dry Creek Wine Country Tour

09:00 AM - Sunday Champagne Brunch at Bacchus Restaurant at the Doubletree Hotel***
10:00 AM - Depart Hotel Lobby Promptly Via Caravan
10:30 AM - Ferrari Carano Winery Tour & Reserve Tasting www.ferraricarano.com  8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 433-6700
11:30 AM - Depart for Wilson Winery www.wilsonwinery.com  1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 - (707) 433-4355
12:30 PM - Depart for Healdsburg Square
2:15 PM - Depart for Kendall Jackson www.kj.com  5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA - (707) 571-8100
2:30 PM - Kendall Jackson Tour and Food & Wine Pairing Mark Mathewson, Ginger Braito (707) 576-3807
 
 The following will be "optional" program for those staying overnight:
 
 16:00 Return to Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country**** and Check In
 16:30 Rest or Swim
 19:00 Dinner - walk to Mary's Pizza or Hana Sushi or drive to nearby restaurant
 20:30 Shoot pool at the Hotel/Talk story/port and chocolates in the Library
 
 Other point of interest is Riverrock Casino. It's approximately 35 minutes north of the hotel in Alexander Valley, north of Healdsburg.
 
 *Past President of UH TIM Alumni and UH TIM Distinguished Alumni
 **Tentative - subject to change - wine tasting fee may apply
 ***$21.95++
 ****Ted Sakai, General Manager of Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country is offering a $99 ($112.96 inclusive) rate on the Sunday (Oct 12th). Just call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)  and ask for DT Sonoma on Sunday, October 12th. Ted has created an SRP for TIM. For the special rate they must book under the SRP code "TIM".

  Click here to enter to make the hotel booking and hotel information
 
Please RSVP to Johnson Choi at San Francisco 415.691.6138, Hawaii 808.524.5738, Hong Kong 852.8171.3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com by Oct 8, 2008.
 
 Hotel booking, please refer to "****" above.
 
 Additional information: http://www.b2bchinadirect.com/uhtimalumni.htm and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6048767519

28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, scheduled from Oct 9 - 19, at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. This year's HIFF lineup of 150 films come from over 36 countries. For the full program guide, more information, screening times, and ticket information, go to www.hiff.org

I would like to share some information on a few films of interest to you.

Here are films that present the Chinese-American experience that may be of interest to you:

LONG STORY SHORT
LONG STORY SHORT tells the story of Larry and Trudie Long, a popular husband-and-wife nightclub act of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Narrated and framed by the experiences of their daughter, actress Jodi Long, the film traces the couple’s rise from the Chinatown nightclub circuit to a coveted appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. When Jodi is cast in the Broadway revival of "Flower Drum Song", a show in which her father performed in the original 40 years before, her parents find themselves revisiting a past they had buried long ago. Combining a family story with show business history and the ravages of racism, it is a story of pain, passion, and perseverance.

United States 2008 | English | 53 min.
Director: Christine Choy
Cast: Larry Long, Trydie Long, Jodie Long, Tzi Ma, David Henry Hwang
http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/longstoryshort_hawaii2008

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE
For nearly a century, people have turned to this prophetic dessert for advice, inspiration, and even winning lottery combinations. While the fortune cookie has been a source of fascination and a Chinese cuisine staple in North America, it remains nearly non-existent in China. This film will examine the heated debate over the true origin of the fortune cookie, the mixing of eastern and western cultures that produced it, and the cookie's rise from a simple pastry to a pop culture phenomenon.

United States 2007 | English | 74 min.
Director: Derek Shimoda
http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/killingofachinesecookiethe_hawaii2008

PING PONG PLAYA
With a family-run store devoted to all things ping pong and a mom who teaches it, the Wangs' entire world revolves around the sport. But despite the family legacy, C-dub opts to spend his free time playing video games and daydreaming about get-rich quick schemes with his best friend JP Money. When tragedy strikes, he is forced to take over his mother's class of ping pong misfits. Eventually, the Wang family livelihood is threatened by a rival ping pong player's attempts to lure the kids away, and C-dub begins to take things more seriously. With the National Golden Cock Tournament coming up, C-dub must become the player he pretends to be and defend his family's ping pong dynasty. From the producers of BETTER LUCK TOMORROW and FINISHING THE GAME.

United States 2007 | English | 96 min.
Director: Jessica Yu
Cast: Jimmy Tsai, Roger Fan, Smith Cho
http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/pingpongplaya_hawaii2008

In addition, we have new films from the Chinese diaspora:

TAIWAN -- http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/country/Taiwan
SINGAPORE -- http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/country/Singapore
HONG KONG -- http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/country/Hong%252BKong
MAINLAND CHINA -- http://hawaii.bside.com/2008/films/country/China

For 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 - Friday, October 3 2008 11:30am at The Plaza Club SOLD OUT on 9-29-08

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

“China after the Olympics: Going Forward”

BRENDA LEI FOSTER, PRESIDENT, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

AmCham Shanghai has more than 3,800 members representing most of the Fortune 500 Companies currently doing business in China

Brenda Lei Foster assumed the newly created position of President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in September 2005. Prior to assuming this position she was President & CEO of ULU Group, Ltd., a firm specializing in emerging technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. Ms. Foster has also held the positions of Executive Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii for International and National Affairs, Director of the State of Hawaii’s Office of International Relations, and Executive Director of Hawaii’s World Affairs Council, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Founding Members and Director of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

A nationally and internationally respected expert in Asian Affairs with a B.A. and M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii, Ms. Foster is a member of several national organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations (NY), the Pacific Council on International Policy (LA), the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society, and the U.S. Committee on the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. She currently serves on the Advisory Councils of Columbia University’s School of Social Work and the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business. She has also served as President of the National Council of World Affairs Organizations and is a former member of the Staff Advisory Councils for the National Governors’ Association and the Western Governors’ Association of which she also served as chair.

She is married to Dr. Lawrence Foster and they have one daughter.

Date: Friday, October 3 2008 (limited seating - expect sold out early) SOLD OUT on 9-29-08
Time: 11:30am – 2:00 PM
Venue:
The Plaza Club, 900 Fort St 20/F, Honolulu HI 96813 (Please park at Harbor Court garage - 55 Merchant St - parking entrance from right side of Bethel Street between Queen & Merchant St)
Cost: $
40/person for HKCHcc members & sponsoring organizations RSVP with payment by Sept 25th; $45 after September 25th & others

Co-Sponsors:


Hawaii Pacific Export Council
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Science & Technology Council
Enterprise Honolulu
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute
Hawaii Pacific University

RSVP: By September 25, 2008 (limited seating) SOLD OUT on 9-29-08 - we are not taking walk-ins

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 808-524-5738 (Hawaii), 415-691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) ; Fax: 808-524-8063; 877-852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Sept 25 2008 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
SOLD OUT on 9-29-08
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________
Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____
$40 ($45 after Sept 25th) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc & mail to 1188 Bishop St Ste 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

 

  Honolulu Hawaii Sept 26th: Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of Hawaii (CSSAUH) would like to invite Members of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) to attend their annual celebration event.

Mid Autumn/National Day Celebration on Friday, Sept 26th

5:30 Begin of reception dinner
6:30 Entrance open for the performance
7:15 Begin of performance

Place: Orvis Auditorium - University of Hawaii at Manoa, behind the Dole Street & University Ave parking lot

For 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 September 16 2008: JOIN US FOR A DAY OF EXCELLENCE! A One-Day Workshop: This is a rare opportunity to take an exclusive look at the “business behind the magic.” Participants will learn business best practices from Walt Disney World® insiders, and discover ways to adapt and apply those best practices to their own organizations.

Dear Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Members/Friends:

We at the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce would like to tell you about an exciting event coming to Honolulu this year. The Disney Institute's world-renowned “Disney Keys to Excellence” program is coming to the Hawai'i Convention Center on September 16, 2008. This program provides strategies for becoming more effective business leaders and managers, thus making it an ideal complement to our focus on business and professional development.

Because you are a valued member of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to attend this widely acclaimed program at $50 to $90 off of the standard guest fee. Please use
promotional code “HKCHEMLI” to secure your preferred guest fee. Please find additional information about the program below or visit our website at www.keyshawaii.com.

Core Topics:
Leadership, Disney Style
Discover how effective leadership has driven Disney's employee/customer satisfaction
and bottom-line results, from the company's inception to today.
________________________________
Management, Disney Style
Understand the importance of integrating corporate culture into selection, training, and
care of your employees.
________________________________
Customer Service, Disney Style
Explore world-renowned Disney principles for service excellence.
________________________________
Loyalty, Disney Style
Learn the key practices and principles in building and sustaining loyalty that have
made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than 75 years.
________________________________

Results: Sounds like fun, but what's the result? You leave with a renewed focus for your business unit, your organization, and yourself.

Event Registration and Information:
Online: http://www.keysus.com/splash/hkchbnrsplash.htm  www.keyshawaii.com (look for registration options on left hand side of the website)
Email: registrations@keysUS.com 
Phone: 877.544.2384
Fax: 913.712.9247

Preferred Guest Fees with promotional code: “HKCHEMLI”

TO OBTAIN YOUR PREFERRED AND LOWEST REGISTRATION FEE, HAVE YOUR PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT CODE AVAILABLE AND PROCEED TO THE REGISTRATION OPTIONS SECTION ON THE EVENT WEBSITE.

1-5 guests     6-10 guests     11+ guests
    $374              $354                 $334

Event and Registration Information: Online: www.keyshawaii.com
Preferred Guest Fees with promotional code: “HKCHEMLI”

Forms of accepted payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, purchase order or check.

The program fee includes registration, program materials, continental breakfast, catered lunch and two catered breaks.

When:
September 16, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Hawai'i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

For our complete 2008 program schedule, please visit www.keysUS.com.

We look forward to seeing you on September 16, 2008.

P.S. Remember, to secure your preferred fee discount please use promotional code HKCHEMLI when registering!

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

Honolulu, Hawaii: BBB Announcement – Free Computer Workshop for August 28th - Helping small business owners increase information system security.

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in partnership with Honolulu InfraGard are co-sponsoring the workshop for small business owners to:

-Learn how to define information security (IS) for your organization.
-Hear examples of common types of threats and understand how to determine the extent to which your organization should proactively address threats.
-Learn common best practices and procedures to operate more securely.
-Hear a basic explanation of current technologies used in reducing IS vulnerabilities and learn of resources freely available to your organization.

Register online: http://www.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/hi_hawaii/hi_registration.html

Lisa C. Nakao | Director of Operations
Tel: 808-536-6956 x304
Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-877-222-6551
Fax: 808-628-3970
Email: lnakao@hawaii.bbb.org
www.bbb.org | Start With Trust
Better Business Bureau of Hawaii

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

Honolulu, Hawaii Aug 13 2008 9am - 1pm: The 7th Annual International Trade Forum - Finding New Business in a Struggling Economy

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration at the 7th annual International Trade Forum: Finding new business in a Struggling Economy. If you are looking for a new way to grow your business, the international arena might be the answer.

This exciting, FREE workshop will feature experts from the State Department of Agriculture, Export-Import Bank, Foreign Trade Zone #9, High Technology Development Corporation’s Manufacturer’s Extension Program (MEP), Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Find out information on export and import opportunities, financing, trade shows, how to earn more by trading in stronger currency, and what countries are eligible for exports from the United States.

How to get a free website and expand your business potential

Finding new buyers overseas and expanding my market reach

Find out how your company can benefit from establishing your business in the Foreign Trade Zone. Exporting can be the key to unlocking an untapped market for your products or services.

This workshop is designed to help small business owners and potential owners discover new markets beyond the Hawaiian Islands.

There is limited metered parking at the Foreign Trade Zone, so come early!

Contact: Mary Dale at 808-541-2990 X211 Or Fax 808-541-2976

Register On-line! www.sba.gov/hi 

August 13, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Foreign Trade Zone # 9, Pier #2, Honolulu, HI 96817

Name:________________________________________________________
Address:_____________________________________________________
Ph:__________ FAX:__________ E-Mail: ________________________@____________________
Type of Business_____________________________________________
Country Interested in Doing Business with ___________________
Do you need financing?__ Start up or Existing Business?__

SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply endorsement of products, and/or services. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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

Beijing China - August 12th: UH TIM Alumni Networking Dinner in Beijing China - Crowne Plaza International Airport Beijing

More than 23 persons have already signed up for the dinner at 7:00pm, August 12th at Crowne Cafe. The Dinner buffet has a big spread, at only Rmb$198+ per person. Alternatively, you can choose from the ala carte menu.

IF you are coming from the Great Wall tour, the hotel is on the way towards the city.

Please RSVP by Aug 10th to Eugene Ong, General Manager, Crowne Plaza International Airport Beijing located at 60, Fuqian 1 St., Tianzhu, Shunyi District, Beijing 101312, P.R.China; Tel (86) 10 5810 8888; dir (86) 10 5810 8688; fax (86) 10 5810 1698
e-mail eugene.ong@ihg.com; website www.crowneplaza.com 

http://www.b2bchinadirect.com/uhtimalumni.htm

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

Beijing China - August 7, 2008 7 p.m. on Thurs., at the Jing Guang New World Hotel, 2nd floor restaurant. Fellow TIM alumnus, Mr. Allen Chiu is general manager and can be reached by calling 86-10-6597-8888.

Cost: Each person pays for their own dinner.

RSVP: robertawongleung@gmail.com and tikeno@hawaii.edu

Information: Roberta Wong Leung at robertawongleung@gmail.com

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

Honolulu Hawaii - Aug 7th: Summer at Shidler 2008 Pacific Asian Lecture Series

31st Annual N. H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture and Luncheon

Whither the China Market: Trends, Transitions, and Best Prospects

Featuring:
Ira Kasoff, U.S. Department of Commerce
William Zarit, U.S. Department of Commerce

Hawaii Prince Hotel • Thursday, August 7 • 11:30 a.m. Registration • 12 noon-1:45 p.m. Lunch/Lecture
For registration, please visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu/PaulChung or call (808) 956-0323
Ira Kasoff and William Zarit will focus on the big picture of promoting U.S. exports and protecting U.S. business interests in China. They will provide information about China’s economy, sectors that offer the most potential for US exporters, as well as some of the challenges that US companies face in China, and steps they can take to protect their interests.

Ira Kasoff is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. He has had extensive experience in the region, including several commercial service assignments, in addition to experience in the private and academic sectors. He has served as principal commercial officer in Shanghai; commercial counselor in Tokyo; and senior commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. Kasoff received his BA from Harvard University in 1973, and his PhD from Princeton University in 1982.

William Zarit is Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Operations for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (FCS). He has served FCS as Regional Director for East Asia Pacific in Washington and at U.S. missions in Beijing, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His broad China experience also includes private sector work in the ICT industry in Beijing and for the National Committee on U.S. China Relations in New York. Zarit, who also served the State Department as Mandarin Chinese interpreter, received his BA from Miami Universtity (Ohio) and MBA from U.C. Berkeley

The N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture is held annually and features distinguished individuals discussing an important international topic of interest. This event is held in honor of Dr. N.H. Paul Chung who founded the Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI) in 1977 with the energetic vision of creating a “knowledge center” for international management. For over 30 years, PAMI has brought people together from countries around the world to study and exchange ideas on international business and related issues.

Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI) Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Phone: (808) 956-8041 | Fax: (808) 956-9685 | E-mail: pami@hawaii.edu
Web: www.shidler.hawaii.edu/pami

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

Honolulu Hawaii - Wednesday Aug 6th 5:30 - 7:30pm: 2008 Beijing Olympics: China’s Coming-Out Party - Featuring Dr. Christopher A. McNally, East-West Center Fellow

The Olympic Games have put China in the spotlight on the world stage. Dr. Christopher McNally will discuss events in 2008 tied to the Olympics and what their significance means for China and the world.

Dr. McNally is a political economist studying the interests, institutions, and ideas underlying formations of capitalism. At present, his research focuses on contemporary varieties of capitalism, in particular the nature and logic of China’s capitalist transition. He is also working on a book project that studies the implications of China’s capitalist renaissance on the global order. Dr. McNally has held fellowships conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has edited three volumes, including an examination of China’s political economy: China’s Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon’s Lair (Routledge, 2008). He has also authored over a dozen academic articles in journals such as The China Quarterly, Asian Perspective, and Comparative Social Research, as well as numerous policy analyses and editorials.

Also Featuring:
Award Presentations of PAAC’s 2008 Academic Scholarships - Eddie Tangen Award
Paul S. Honda Scholarship - Edwin & Cobey Black Scholarship - Theresa McNiel Award

Sponsored by: Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, East-West Center, and Friends of the East-West Center

Wednesday August 6, 2008
5:30 p.m. Registration & Pupus
6:00-7:30 p.m. Program
East-West Center Art Gallery, 1601 East-West Road
$10 Members, $12 Non-Members, $3 Parking

Please pay for parking at the kiosk on East-West Road. You will then be directed to available parking areas.

RSVP by Monday August 4, 2008 All no-shows will be billed.
For more information, please contact 944-7783 or email paac@paachawaii.org.

- Registration form for August 6, 2008 Forum -

Name(s): ____________________________________________ Payment by Credit Card: Master ___ Visa ___ AMEX ___ Discover ___ Diners ___
Billing Address: ______________________________________
____________________________________________________
Credit Card Number: __________________________________
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Please reserve _____ seat(s) at the member rate *last 3 digits found on the back of credit card above signature (members of sponsoring organizations) Please make checks payable to: PAAC
Please reserve _____ seat(s) at the non-member rate 1601 East-West Road, 4th Fl. Honolulu, HI 96848

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

San Francisco - Saturday, July 26th at 9:00am - UH TIM Alumni (Roberta Wong Leung, Rita Lau and Johnson Choi) are inviting you to meet in San Francisco for Breakfast at the Stacks Restaurant, 361 California St, Burlingame, California.

Please RSVP by July 24th to Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and

   Bank of Hawaii, International Banking Division

What Does The U.S. Presidential Campaign Mean To The Asia-Pacific Region (Special focus on Japan and China)?"

Ed Case practices business and real estate law with the Honolulu firm of Bays, Deaver, Lung, Rose & Baba. He served Hawaii in the U.S. Congress from 2002 to 2007, and was a member of the Hawaii State Legislature from 1994 to 2002. He was born and raised on the Island of Hawaii, and is a graduate of Williams College and the University of California/Hastings Law School. He has travelled extensively in the Asia-Pacific region, and is currently a director of Small Business Hawaii and a member of the Hawaii-Pacific Export Council.

Date: Friday, July 25 2008 (limited seating)
Time: 11:30am – 1:30 PM (Registration from 11:00am)
Venue: The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (Free Parking)
Cost: $35/person for sponsoring organizations
RSVP with payment by Jul 15th; $40 after Jul 15th & others

Co-Sponsors:


Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Science & Technology Council
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute
Hawaii Pacific University - College of International Studies

RSVP: By July 15, 2008 (very limited seating)

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii), (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (HKSAR) ; Fax: (808) 524-8063; (877) 852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by July 15 2008 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________
Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____
$35 ($40 after July 15th) x __ Person = $____; Payment by VISA/MC only - NO Check - NO Walk-in without Advance Reservation
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Honolulu Hawaii - Tuesday July 15, 2008 - Join us for a presentation and discussions with Dr. Dana Christensen, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

"The Energy Challenge and Opportunity" Followed by HISciTech Networking Mixer

The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 2000
3:00-5:00pm - Presentation
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Mixer
Cost: HISciTech Member: $15 Non-Member: $20

Register Now or robyn@hiscitech.org
NO VALIDATED PARKING
Recommended parking: Harbor Court

Dr. Dana Christensen, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

"The Energy Challenge and Opportunity"

Dr. Christensen is responsible for more than $400M of programs for a variety of government and industrial sponsors in all dimensions of energy science and technology. ORNL is the largest multi-purpose Laboratory in the Department of Energy Laboratory System.

Dr. Christensen's presentation will address:

♦ ORNL's initiatives and capabilities toward the Energy Challenge.
♦ A review of energy research & initiatives at ORNL, including zero energy home technologies.
♦An overview of ORNLs Tech Transfer Program

Other Guest ORNL attendees:

Bob Hawsey, Director, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, & Electricity Delivery Program, Energy & Engineering Sciences Directorate

Dr. Harvey Gray, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director and Acting Director, Advanced Technologies Programs Division, National Security Directorate (NSD)

Lieutenant General George Fisher (USA-Ret), Director, Dept. of Defense Programs, (NSD)

Roger McCauley, Director, Disruptive Technology Programs, (NSD)

Hawaii Science & Technology Council 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2950 • Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: 808.536.4670 Fax: 808.536.4680 www.hiscitech.org

Aloha HISciTech Stakeholders, Recent Wall Street Journal Article on Alternative Energy in Hawaii - click here Mahalo to Rob Kay for his assistance on this article.

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

Increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Internship and COOP Opportunities for UH Students

Please join the University of Hawaii, DBEDT, HISciTech, and Enterprise Honolulu
on June 26th for an in-depth program discussing STEM internships and the opportunities
and challenges faced by employers, UH coordinators, and students.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
June 26, 2008
Honolulu Community College, Building 2, Room 201
No charge for attendance

Panel discussion moderated by Mike Rota,
Associate Vice president for Academic Affairs
University of Hawaii Community Colleges

9:30 am - 10:00 am registration
10:00 am - Noon Panel (panel to be named)
Noon to 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Q&A

Intended audience: STEM employers, UH Internship & Coop coordinators, UH students

Please RSVP to: Dori Baba at Enterprise Honolulu, dbaba@enterprisehonolulu.com or 521-3611 x10

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

JUNE 26, 2008 LUNCHEON ANNOUNCEMENT - HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION

ROD JUNE, ERS CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER TO ADDRESS HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION

Is it time for the ERS to invest in Hawaii venture funds?

Hawaii continues to be starved for sufficient amounts of venture capital to sustain later stage companies seeking to expand. This is partially because Hawaii's large family estates, trusts and retirement funds tend to give their high risk investment dollars to mainland fund managers that ignore the Hawaii market. One of Hawaii's largest investment portfolios, the State Employees' Retirement System, has never put money into local venture capital firms. What are the issues surrounding this policy? Wouldn't an increase in tax revenues from a thriving tech sector benefit state government retirees?

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association has invited the new Chief Investment Officer for the $11 billion Employees' Retirement System, Rod June, to address members and guests at the association's June 26, 2008 luncheon meeting at the Plaza Club.

Rod June manages the ERS investment portfolio that includes both U.S. and non-U.S. public equities, fixed income, real estate, and alternative investments in private equity and timber. Prior to arriving in Hawai'i, he managed the private equity and cash management programs for LACERS (LA City Employees' Retirement System), and developed low-income multi-family housing and managed the federal housing grant program for the City of Los Angeles. Outside of government service, he worked as a management consultant to small business organizations and as a bank lending officer. He is President and Founder of the LEAD Association, a non-profit corporation that serves the professional development needs of students at his undergraduate alma mater at California State University, Long Beach. He holds an MBA in finance from Auburn University.

"We look forward to beginning a dialog with Rod, who brings important experience to Hawaii," said Bill Spencer, HVCA President. "Act 221 has seeded a long list of companies with tremendous potential to create great jobs and contribute to Hawaii's economy and tax base. Has the time finally come when the ERS can justify putting a small part of its alternative investment dollars in our state?"

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association, founded in 1988, is one of Hawaii's oldest private non-profit economic development organizations devoted to entrepreneurship and capital formation.

This meeting will be held:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Plaza Club 20th Floor
11:30am-1:30pm

$29 for HVCA, Hawaii Angels, DualUse Council, Bytemarks and HSTC Members, $39 non-members, $25 students.

Aloha attire is required by the Plaza Club.

Register at www.hvca.org  or contact Gail at (808) 262-7329

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

June 21 - July 3 2008 - Honolulu Academy of Art - Films at the Doris Duke Theatre - CHINESE FILM NOW

In conjunction with the exhibitions Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art and One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, the Honolulu Academy of Arts presents four award-winning films from and about Chinea, and Hollywood Chinese, a Sundance award-winning film on Tinsel Town’s portrayal of Chinese-Americans.

DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BLOOD OF THE YINGZOU DISTRICT, Directed by Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
and
HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, Director: Arthur Dong
Saturday, June 21, Sunday, June 22
1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

UP THE YANGTZE, Director: Yung Change
Monday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 25
at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

SUMMER PALACE, Director: Lou Ye
Thursday, June 26 , Friday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. ONLY
Saturday, June 28, Sunday, June 29
at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

NANKING, Director: Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman
Monday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1, Wednesday, July 2 at 1:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 3 at 1:00 p.m. ONLY

Tickets: $7 for non-museum members; $6 for seniors, students, military; $5 for museum members.
For more information or to be added to the film calendar e-mail, go to www.honoluluacademy.org or call 532-8768.

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

Saturday - June 7th 6:30pm: "Take a Walk in the Country 6" tickets on sale now!

The Makaha Sons are proud to announce that tickets for their annual "Take a Walk in the Country" concert are on sale now! Until May 24 we are offering the tickets at a discounted price. Just make sure to type in MAKAHA003 in the coupon code on the checkout page to get your discount.

This year's concert will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Entertainment starts at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm for the "Emperor" Section, who will enjoy a gourmet buffet catered by Chai's Island Bistro. Doors for reserved cocktail and general admission guests will open at 6:00pm.

As always, the Sons will offer the finest in Hawaiian music and dance, with featured guests Kealo Koko, Halau Hula 'O Hokulani, Halau Hula 'O Kawaili'ula, Ka Leo 'O Laka I Kahikina O Ka La, Puka'ikapuaokalani Hula Halau, and a star-studded musical lineup of top Hawaiian entertainment. The show will be hosted by master of ceremonies, Billy V.

Come and join us for the traditional Hawaiian music event of the year, right next to the historic Aloha Tower!

Link to tickets: http://www.sharleneoshiro.com/makahasons/ms-tawitc.html  or http://www.makahasons.com

Honolulu-Hawaii Friday June 6th: Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and InvestHK Cordially invite you to a Special Complimentary (No Charge) Business Luncheon featuring

Simon Galpin, Associate Director-General, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

“Hong Kong – Your Best Partner and Risk Manager in China”

China is the single most important and fastest growing marketplace, as well as manufacturing base, for US products and services. Come learn how you can make use of Hong Kong as your business platform and how to take advantage of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Hong Kong is an integral part of China. Nevertheless, we still retain our advantages of rule of law, separate IP protection legislation, level playing field, full currency convertibility, international business practices, low taxes, government transparency and free flow of information - all critical elements to making sound business decisions.

Today, Hong Kong is ranked as the world's third largest major financial center by The Global Financial Centers Index and it is also the largest capital raising center for Mainland Chinese enterprises with over US$125B raised since 1993. Meanwhile, 30% of Mainland China's foreign trade flows through Hong Kong and over 75% of international buyers of consumer products source Chinese products via Hong Kong.

Furthermore, Hong Kong is the southern gateway to the largest economic production powerhouse in Mainland China as well as the preferred location for overseas and Chinese companies managing their operations in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Galpin is the Associate Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, the award-winning investment promotion agency of the Hong Kong SAR Government that advises prospective and existing foreign investors considering or already using Hong Kong as a conduit to do business in Asia-Pac.

Simon Galpin joined Invest Hong Kong in March 2001 as Associate Director-General Investment Promotion; Simon’s Division is responsible for attracting and retaining foreign direct investment in the following five priority sectors:

* Information Technology,
* Telecommunications, Media & Multi Media,
* Technology (especially Biotechnology and Electronics),
* Tourism & Entertainment and
* Consumer, Retail and Sourcing

Simon is also responsible for Invest Hong Kong’s operations in: the Americas, India, Middle East, South East Asia and Japan.

Prior to joining Invest Hong Kong, Simon spent 10 years with Scottish Enterprise (the UK Government’s economic development agency for Scotland) and was involved in setting up their network of offices in Asia.

Simon has also worked for retail, shipping and logistics companies in London, Liverpool, Taiwan and Sydney.

Simon has a MBA from University of Sheffield and an MSc from the University of Glasgow in Local Economic Development.
 

Date: Friday, June 6 2008 (limited seating) SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT AS OF MAY 27 2008
Noon – 1:30 PM (11:30 AM registration)
Hawaii Prince Hotel

Co-Sponsors:

  
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa

RSVP: By June 1, 2008 or when all seats are filled (limited seating) - By Invitation ONLY - SOLD OUT AS OF MAY 27 2008

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii), (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (HKSAR) ; Fax: (808) 524-8063; (877) 852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax to (808) 524-8063 or Email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com (no mail please) by June 1 2008 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed for lunch cost):

SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT AS OF MAY 27 2008
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Lunch is hosted by sponsoring organizations
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

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

May 31, 2008 Shunde Polytechnic, Shunde, Guangzhou, China

"Quality Service" Presentation & Seminar

INTRODUCTION OF HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SHUNDE POLYTECHNIC

Founded in March, 1999 and funded by Shunde government and the local people, SDPT is a full-time ordinary vocational higher educational institute approved by the National Ministry of Education.

The mission of the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management is “To provide the highest quality education and training for hotel, tourism, and catering management by adopting international and professional standards”. Dr. Roberta Wong Leung is the Dean of this department. We are established in 2005. There are three programs in our department, tourism management,hotel management and cuisine. All programs are a three year-diploma with two years study at school and one year professional training in industry.

The program of tourism management is based around tourism industry studies, a core of business and management subjects and practical skills trainings. There is a range of fundamental and specialist management subjects and practical training subjects including the principle of tourism, travel agency management, quality service, Accounting, leisure behavior, etc. Graduates can work for travel agencies, scenic areas and government tourism administration. The program of hotel management is based around hotel industry studies and a core of business and management subjects and practical skills trainings. There is a range of fundamental and specialist management subjects and practical training subjects including Introduction to Hospitality Industry, Leisure Behavior, Quality Service, Accounting, International Hotel Management, etc. Hotel students have the chance to work in the best international hotels. They also have the opportunity to get another diploma from the Education Institute of America Hotel & Lodging Association. Cuisine is based on food and beverage Management and culinary principles. Graduates can work in food and beverage, culinary institutions

HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS

MAIN OBJECTIVES

In late 1954, the idea to form an association was first conceived by Hong Kong IATA agents. Three years later, in 1957, the Hong Kong Association Travel Agents was finally formed. 2007 is the 50th anniversary since the founding of HATA. Membership now stands at 350.

To provide a forum for discussion of problems, suggestions or grievances presented by travel and tourist agents, who are Active or Allied Members of The Association. To improve and maintain the standard of ethics within the travel industry in Hong Kong and to discourage unfair competition without however interfering in any way with initiative and enterprise based on fair trading.

To establish a minimum qualification of experience and good behavior to warrant the use of the designations "Travel Agent" - "Tour Operator" - "Hotel" - "Hire Car Company" and "Restaurant" without which membership of The Association will be withheld.

To ensure that Agents sell passage tickets at tariffs advertised by their Principals and to ensure the exaction of penalties for infringements.

To offer assistance and suggestions to any Government and Consular services in connection with travel matters and to establish smooth liaison with such services.

To be of assistance to the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board in respect of tourism specifically and to maintain smooth liaison with such Director and the Board of Management.

To become a Member of Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong to uphold and maintain and enforce the standards required by it for membership and to ensure that those Active Members of The Association who also become Members of Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong uphold, maintain and abide by such standards. The Association shall not be permitted to become a member of any other association which itself becomes a member of Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.

AGENDA

10:15-10:30 Welcome Tea

10:30 Welcome speech and Introduction of HATA & SDPT

10:40 Presentation

Quality Service

Associate Professor Zhang Hanqin, School of Hotel &Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic. Shunde Polytechnic Honorary Professor

Quality Service in China hotels

Adjunct Professor David Chan, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Dongguan

Serving Mainland Visitors in Macau

Professor Soo May Cheng, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau, China

11:00 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Zhang Hanqin, Associate Professor, School of Hotel &Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic. Shunde Polytechnic Honorary Professor

HATA:

Edmund Tsang, Chairman of the HATA International Industry Relations Committee, Former HATA Chairman for 1993-1995

Richard Willis, HATA Ex Officio and Former HATA Chairman for 1990-1992, 2005-May 2006, HKSAR Government-Strategic Tourism Group (Member since 2005)

SDPT:

Roberta Wong Leung, Professor and Dean of Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Shunde Polytechnic

Eleanor YM Liu, Instructor of Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Shunde Polytechnic

11:40 Closing

11:45-12:15 Campus Visit / Photo taking at Ball of Wisdom

We have other four famous international specialists as our Honorary Professors:

Prof. Chuck Gee, Dean Emeritus, University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management.

Mr. Lu Ping, Director of the former State Council Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office.

Mr. Jackie Chan, Chinese martial artist, actor, director, producer, stuntman and singer.

Chef Martin Mr. Martin Yan, the famous Celebrity Chef from Yan Can Cook, the world's most popular Chinese Cooking TV Show will be a special guest.

Keynote speaker & Moderator:

Honorary Professor of Shunde Polytechnic

Hanqin Qiu Zhang is an Associate Professor of international tourism. She received her BA (Hons) from Nankai University in Mainland China, her MA degree from University of Waterloo in Canada, and her PhD from University of Strathclyde in UK. She has been teaching China tourism related subjects at both undergraduate and graduate level. Her research interests are tourism studies, consumer behaviors, and China hotel and tourism development and policy issues. She has served as guest editors for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Vacation Marketing on Special Issues for China Hotel and Tourism Development. She is also the regional editor for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. She has published more than 30 journal articles in major international journals (e.g. International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Vacation marketing) and presented about 30 research papers at international conferences.

Prof. Hanqin Qiu Zhang, BA (Hons), MA, CHE. PhD

Dr Soo May Cheng, PhD, BA(Hon), Professor of Management, Coordinator, Business Management Studies & Executive Development Programmes in the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau, China, with interests in strategic and service management in gaming, hospitality and tourism establishments. She has published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, the Journal of Enterprising Culture, the Asia-Pacific Business Review, Casino & Gambling International, among others. She has supervised research and taught in executive, doctoral, masters and undergraduate programs in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau.

David Chan, BA (University of Hawaii TIM), General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Dongguan. Chan worked at the Hyatt on Maui and Hong Kong, the Regent Hotel in Hong Kong and the Hyatt in Perth, Australia. In the late 1990s, Chan was promoted to General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Xi’an in China. In 2003, he was General Manager of China Hotel by Marriott in Guangzhou.

Panelists:

Dr. Roberta Wong Leung, CHA (EI-AH&LA), CHE (EI-AH & LA), CHT(EI-AH&LA), CHDT(EI-AH&LA), CHRE (EI-AH & LA), DBA, MBA, BBA, BA, MHCIMA (UK), MSHRM, MSTD, HKIPM, DM., Foshan Friendship Award winner, Outstanding University of Hawaii Travel Industry Mgt Alumnus and Outstanding Business Professional Woman. Only hotel and tourism department in China with an American Dean that has had over 20 years of hotel experience in the international arena and has worked with 13 universities worldwide. The Dean has personally opened 21 new hotels around the world and trained tens of thousands of management and staff for international hotels.

Eleanor YM Liu, CHDT(EI-AH&LA), MBS (UK), BA、WSET Intermediate Certificate, Instructor of Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Shunde Polytechnic, Area of expertise: Food and Beverage Management, Bar and Beverage Management, Hotel English, Managing Front Office Operations

Edmund Tsang, Mr. Edmund Tsang began his executive career in tourism in 1974 when he joined Tour East (Hong Kong) Ltd., a travel management company belonging to a British-owned international hospitality group, as Operations Manager. In 1977, he was promoted to be the Hong Kong Country Manager of Tour East. In 1981, he formed Jecking Tours and Travel Ltd. as a Director and subsequently became its Managing Director until 1995. In recent years, he has worked for Jar dine Travel Group and Ananda Wing On Travel Group prior to joining Swire Travel Ltd. in mid 2000 where he is currently the General Manager for Destinations and Events Management. Destinations & Events Management is a dedicated department within the Swire Travel to specialize on developing and managing M.I.C.E. business. M.I.C.E. stands for meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition. Swire Travel was voted the 2007 Travel Weekly Best Travel Agency

Richard A. J. Willis, Mr. Willis has been engaged with the travel and Tourism industries for nearly 40 years. After completing his tenure as the Managing Director of P&O Travel (voted the Best Travel Agency in Hong Kong in 2004 by the readers of TTG Asia and TTG China) in March 2005.where he was responsible for the Asian regions (including Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Singapore), Mr. Willis was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Kuoni Travel (China) Ltd based in Hong Kong and was also engaged as a Senior Consultant to various strategic projects in China for the Kuoni Travel Group until April 2006. Subsequently in May 2006 he was appointed Chairman of SKY Travel (a subsidiary of the Kuoni Travel Group) based in China to oversee the development of the China operations with offices in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

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

THE HAWAI`I ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Presents
HAWAI`I’S FUTURE FORTUNE 500 LUNCHEON
And
HACTE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

Friday, May 16, 2008; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Dole Ballrooms (Dole Cannery in Iwilei)

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Career and Technical Education in the United States, the Hawai`i Association for Career and Technical Education (HACTE), in partnership with the State of Hawai`i Career and Technical Education Center, is sponsoring Hawai`i’s Future Fortune 500 Luncheon.

At the luncheon, 250 business people from a variety of occupations will have a chance to be matched with 250 high school and community college career and technical education students who have interests in their respective career fields. The business people will have the opportunity to sit and chat over lunch and to talk about the challenges and rewards of their jobs and careers.

HACTE is seeking 250 business people who are willing and able to host 250 students by attending the luncheon to share with the students their insights on how to successfully transition from education to the workforce.

There are two ways to participate in this exciting event:

1. Individual Student Sponsorship – Individuals may sponsor a student for $100. Students will be paired with their sponsor. (The $100 covers the lunch for the sponsor and the student.)
2. Corporate Table Sponsorship – Companies may purchase a table for $500 and have five company representatives paired with five students. (The $500 covers lunch for the five company reps and the 5 students.)

Once payment has been received and a student(s) has(ve) been assigned, you will receive confirmation from HACTE along with a short biography of the students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dirk Soma, HACTE President
808.294.8639 or dirksoma@yahoo.com

We eagerly await your reply to participate and make a positive impact on the life of one of our future civic, community, or business leader!

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

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Santa Clara California

A FINANCIAL SUMMIT - GLOBALIZATION THROUGH HONG KONG'S CAPITAL MARKETS

Complimentary (No Charge) Business Seminar and Networking Luncheon

Ranked as the world's third largest major financial center by The Global Financial Centers Index, Hong Kong is an economic powerhouse. Please join us on May 15th as we present a special conference to discuss globalization through Hong Kong's capital markets featuring our Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, the highest ranking officials from our stock exchange, and other prominent panelists.

DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2008
TIME: Registration & Networking - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Business Seminar: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Luncheon: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
VENUE: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

Speakers include:

Prof. K C Chan - Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury. Hong Kong SAR Government http://www.fstb.gov.hk
Ronald Arculli - Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited http://www.hkex.com.hk  
Robert Theleen - Chairman and CEO, ChinaVest http://www.chinavest.com   
and more ...

Moderator:
Steve Van Dorn - President & General Manager, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce http://www.santaclarachamber.org  

Hosts:
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Co - Organizers:
Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR Government
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Organizations

Asian Business League of San Francisco, Association of Asian American Bankers, California-Asia Business Council, Chinese American Semiconductor
Professional Association, Chinese Information and Networking Association,
East Bay Economic Development Alliance,
Hong Kong Association of Northern California,
HongKong-SV.com,
Milpitas Chamber of Commerce,
Silicon Valley Science and Technology Association
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOU IN MID-APRIL
QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL TAMMY (415) 835-9305

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

May 13, 2008 12:40-1:40 PM William S. Richardson School of Law, Room 254

Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law (IAPBL) - William S. Richardson School of Law - University of Hawaii at Mānoa

The Shareholder Empowerment Debate: Lessons from News Corp’s Exodus to Delaware

Jennifer Hill, Professor of Law, Sydney Law School

The balance of power between shareholders and the board of directors is a contentious issue in current corporate law debate. It also lay at the heart of a controversy concerning the re-incorporation of News Corporation (News Corp) in Delaware. News Corp has recently been the subject of intense media attention due its successful bid to acquire Dow Jones & Company. Nonetheless, News Corp's move to the US, which paved the way for this victory, was neither smooth nor a fait accompli. Rather, the original 2004 re-incorporation proposal prompted a revolt by a number of institutional investors, on the basis that a move to Delaware would strengthen managerial power vis-a-vis shareholder power. The institutional investors were particularly concerned about the effect of the re-incorporation on shareholder participatory rights, and the ability of the board of directors to adopt anti-takeover mechanisms, such as poison pills, which are not permissible under Australian law. It was this latter concern, which ultimately led a group of institutional investors to commence legal proceedings in the Delaware courts in UniSuper Ltd v News Corporation (2005 WL 3529317 (Del Ch)).

Jennifer Hill is Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School, and writes widely in the area of comparative corporate governance. Her recent research has focused on international responses to global corporate scandals, and differences in the balance of power between shareholders and management across common law countries. Jennifer has visited at a number of US law schools. She has a continuing position as Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University, and has previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin (1999); the University of Virginia (1998) and Cornell University (1994). She is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a member of the editorial board of International Corporate Law and Financial Regulation, Cambridge University Press. She is also a member of the Law Council of Australia, Corporations Law Committee, and of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC), Legal Sub-Committee, which advises the Australian federal government on law reform.

Detailed Information:
Date: May 13, 2008, 12:40-1:40 PM
Location: Room 254 William S. Richardson School of Law
RSVP: iapbl@hawaii.edu

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

Friday, May 9 2008 5:00pm at Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Financial Armageddon: Subprime Loans, Bear Stearns, Gas Prices and Housing Woes

Feature Speaker: Ferenc Sanderson, received his B.Sc. in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 1986, and an MBA in finance and strategy from Case Western Reserve University in 2000. He is currently professional research fellow with Columbia Graduate School of Business, Program for Alternative Investments. He has passed the NASD series 7 and 63 exams. Ferenc is fluent in five languages. He was the director of research at Daiwa Securities America where he helped create their product platform for alternative investments. He has also conducted manager research, monitoring and portfolio construction with an emphasis on Japan and Asia. Currently, he is a Senior Research Analyst for hedge funds at Lipper (a Reuters company). Ference is a frequent guest on CNN.

RSVP by Monday, May 5, 2008 to pami@hawaii.edu

http://shidler.hawaii.edu/pami

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

Wednesday, April 30 2008: Hawaii Women’s Business Center Hosts Annual U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Awards Luncheon - SBA Salutes Top Small Businesses & Advocates for 2008

The Hawaii Women’s Business Center (HWBC) will host the prestigious Annual Statewide SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon to observe National Small Business Week and salute outstanding small business owners, exporters, advocates and entrepreneurs from across the state.

The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 2008 Small Business Award winners will be announced later this month by the Hawaii District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration following the selection of the national winners in Washington, D.C.

The Hawaii Women’s Business Center, along with co-sponsors HMAA, Bishop & Co., Pacific Business News, Clear Channel Communications, Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, and Hawaii National Bank, are planning an inspiring and exciting luncheon in celebration and recognition of the contributions that small businesses make to our community and economy.

Prior to the luncheon, the annual event features the “Winner’s Circle,” an exciting business fair providing the small business owners and advocates receiving the honors to showcase the special qualities and innovative business practices that have set their business apart from their competitive and driven their success. SBA will also honor SBA’s top lenders and lending officers, and the top performing government contractors in the state with SBA’s Award of Excellence.

Advance reservations are required due to limited seating and strong demand. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tickets for the 21st Annual SBA Awards Luncheon can be purchased at $45 per person by contacting the Hawaii Women’s Business Center. For more information on this annual statewide event, please call (808) 526-1001.

Jane Sawyer can be reached at mailto:jane.sawyer@sba.gov

Online Registrations: Individual Group of 10 - Return form with payment no later than April 25, 2008 to The Hawai'i Women's Business Center is located in downtown, Honolulu, in the Heart of Chinatown: 1041 Nu'uanu Avenue, Suite A, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817; Phone: 808.526.1001; FAX: 808.550.0724 http://www.hwbc.org/

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tapa Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$45.00 per person, $450 for table of 10 (Check payable to Hawaii Women's Business Center)

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm San Francisco California

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco
in conjunction with
Hong Kong Association of Northern California, and
Hong Kong University Alumni Association of Northern California

cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong
and his delegation

“From Colony to Special Administrative Region: Changing Role of Law School”

Bankers Club of San Francisco (Pacific Room)
Bank of America Center
555 California Street , 52nd floor
San Francisco CA 94104

Complimentary for HKANC Directors
All HKANC Member: $35
Non-member and Guests $45

Professor Tsui was appointed as the fourteenth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in September 2002. Born in Shanghai and awarded his bachelor and master's degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Tsui is a native of Hong Kong . He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. After a brief training in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined the Department of Genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children. He received international acclaim in 1989 when he identified the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis, which is a major breakthrough in human genetics. He has also made significant contributions to the study of the human genome, especially the characterization of chromosome 7, and, identification of additional disease genes. He has 290 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 65 invited book chapters and papers.

Professor Tsui has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding work over the years. His honors include Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Fellow of Academia Sinica, and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences ( USA ). In addition to many national and international prizes, he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by University of King 's College, University of New Brunswick , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, St. Francis Xavier University , York University , Tel Aviv University , University of Toronto and University of Aberdeen.

At the luncheon, Professor Tsui and his delegation member, Professor Johannes Chan, Dean of Faculty of Law, will introduce the visionary plans of HKU, the role of HKU in the development of Hong Kong as an education hub in bridging “west” and “east” in general, and the changing role of its Law School in particular.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned with your payment by April 22, 2008
Professor Lap-Chee Tsui – April 30, 2008 $35 All HKANC Member /$45 Non-Member

Name(s): _______________________________ Company: ____________________________________
Phone: _____________________________ E-Mail: ____________________________________
_______ Persons attending the Luncheon X $35/$45 = Total Amount Due $____________
Enclosed is my check payable to HKANC for $___________________
Please charge my AMEX/VISA/MC for $_______ CC#_______________________ Exp._____/_______
Security Code______ (3 or 4 digit verification number on the back of your credit card)
Zip code _______ (of the credit card billing address)

Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, suite #1748, San Francisco, CA 94104 Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964
For more inquiries, please contact HKANC at 415.398.4506 or ed@hkanc.com
Seating is limited on first come first serve basis. Please RSVP BY April 22, 2008.
Advance payment is required. Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to April 22, 2008

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

By Special Invitation ONLY: President George Bush will be hosting a reception "The President's Remarks on National Small Business Week" - Wednesday - April 23 2008 - 3:00 to 6:00pm - The White House - East Room

The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce Small Business Week April 21-25, 2008. This year’s celebration encompasses events to be held in Washington, DC at Mandarin Oriental Hotel and New York City - http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/schedule/ ***

Webcasting - SBA will be webcasting all of the award events*** and the forums!! click on this link to log onto the website the day and time of the event and you will see a link to the webcast.

For more than 40 years, the SBA has recognized outstanding small business owners for their contributions to the nation’s economy and for their personal achievements during small business week. Since 1963, every President has declared National Small Business Week to formally recognize the important role of America’s small business community.

Small Business Week 2008 begins with a three-day conference in Washington, DC focusing on small business accomplishments, including disaster recovery, procurement and entrepreneurial success. More than 100 small business owners will be honored at four major award events, culminating with the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year. The 2008 honors will include the Phoenix Awards, the Champion Awards, the Federal Procurement Awards and the Entrepreneurial Success Award. This year we are also adding interactive dialogues with industry experts in Healthcare, Technology and Underserved Markets as well as an Energy Forum. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in meetings with corporate and federal buyers who have contracts to be filled by small businesses.

Among the featured speakers confirmed are Secretary Mike Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative; Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker; David Latimore of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; John Bryant of Operation HOPE, and other prominent business leaders, CEOs and politicos.

Small Business Week 2008 cosponsors include: Sam’s Club, Administaff, Raytheon, IBM, Chevron, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, Salesforce.com, Lowe’s, Banco Popular, Minority Business Development Agency, General Services Administration, MyBizHomepage, Dun & Bradstreet, National Association of Development Companies, Direct Selling Education Foundation, Association of Small Business Development Centers, National Small Business Association, Federal Allies Institute, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, Consumer Energy Alliance, National Federation of Independent Business, and SCORE

• Small Business Person of the Year (one from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam);
• Small Business Exporter of the Year;
• SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year;
• Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year;
• Phoenix Awards (for disaster recovery);
• Small Business Champions (individuals or organizations dedicated to supporting small businesses);
• Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year;
• Small Business Subcontractor of the Year;
• Frances Perkins Vanguard Awards (for use of women-owned businesses in government contracting);
• Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors);
• Gold Star Awards (for federal government contracting);
• Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award
• 7(a) Small Business Lender of the Year (does not require nominations);
• 504 Lender of the Year (does not require nominations);
• Export Lender of the Year (does not require nominations).


On Thursday, April 24, SBA will head to New York City to participate in the closing ceremony at NASDAQ. The final day of Small Business Week will consist of a dialogue on Community Investment and a celebration of top Small Business Lenders.

Small Business Week 2008 promises to be a valuable event! We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Honolulu City Hall 9:00am Wednesday, April 16, the SBA Small Business Award winners from Oahu will be introduced at the City & County Council meeting in their Chambers at Honolulu Hale. We would like to request that you arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for some advance photos. The formal presentations will start at 9:00 a.m. when the council meeting is called to order. Council members will introduce winners and present certificates. (This will be filmed and shown on Olelo.) We are scheduled to meet with Mayor Hannemann at 10:00 in his office for introductions and photos also. If our schedule moves along according to plan, our meetings should conclude by 10:30 to 10:45.

Please allow sufficient time to find parking, either on the street or in the municipal structures around Honolulu Hale. Your normal business attire is fine for this event: Ties aren’t required.

Please let me know if you will be able to join us that morning!

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

Shanghai China - Saturday, April 12, 2008 18:30 to 23:30 - AmCham Shanghai 2008 Charity Gala "A Sentimental Journey"

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is delighted to take you on a toe-tapping trip back to the days of the American Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. Featuring live performances, casino games, silent and live actions, the Sixth Annual Charity Gala – A Sentimental Journey – will be much more than an extravaganza of glamour, socializing, wining, dining and dancing. It will also raise vital funds to establish a new Medical Scholarship Program, in local medical schools and build capacity in health services in rural China.

With the generous support from the Chamber’s members, the 2007 Charity Ball was a tremendous success, resulting in a RMB1.7 million donation to the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation’s Mother and Infant Care Project to build 20 birth centers and train 100 medical staff in south west China. In 2008, AmCham Shanghai will build on the partnership with the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation and continue our support through the new Medical Scholarship Program. The Medical scholarships will be awarded to underprivileged students attending three local medical schools in Shanghai and will also involve the medical students in contributing to the Soong Ching Ling volunteer healthcare programs in developing areas of China.

This annual AmCham Shanghai charity ball is the perfect signature event for both you and your company to be associated with! The prestigious black tie gala, with an expected attendance of 500 people, attracts wide media coverage and offers significant profile and visibility for your company or organization.

Venue: Pudong Shangri-La, Tower 2 33 Fu Cheng Road
Time: 18:30 to 23:30
Cost: (RMB): 1000.00

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

Hong Kong SAR Friday, April 11, 2008 - China's Macro-Economic Control Measures and The Effect on Banking and Industry

David Kiang, Vice President, Shenzhen Ping An Bank - An AmCham conversation with James Sun, AmCham China Business Committee Co-Chair

As inflation rises to an uncomfortable level, China is implementing biting measures to cool its economy, measures that come with substantial pre-Olympic infrastructure spending and rising energy and commodity prices. Beyond these external factors, China's worst winter in decades has crippled agriculture production, cut electricity and industrial output and halted transportation in many provinces, pushing prices up. At the same time, Beijing set a stringent program to slow credit growth including measures to control banks' lending and higher deposit reserves. New labor contract laws boost labor costs across industries, worsening labor shortfalls in many regions. The constant strengthening of the RMB against the U.S. dollar worsens manufacturers' margins.

How can industries cope with such pervasive trends? How will they affect the banking sector, coming out of years of restructuring? Mr. Kiang will draw upon over 20 years' experience in China banking to discuss how the dual impact of rising inflation and ever-stringent macro-economic control will affect China's banking and industrial sectors. He also will discuss the future of foreign banks in China.

Mr. Kiang is a Vice President and the Executive Management Committee member of Shenzhen Ping An Bank, and a member of the People's Political Consultative Council of China's Jiangsu Province. He earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. Working in aeronautics in Canada before switching to banking in New York, he has been based in Asia since the mid-1970s. He has held top posts in Citibank, Dao Heng, First Interstate, Bangkok and Standard Chartered banks, and was COO for Citic Ka Wah Bank and North Asia MD for NM Rothschild. He joined First Sino Bank in Shanghai in 2001 as Vice Chair and CEO. He received a "World Manager Achievement" award in 2005 and "China's 10 New Outstanding Leadership Award" in 2006.

Venue: Renaissance Harbor View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbor Road, Wanchai, HK
Time: 12:00noon Registration/Networking, 12:30pm Lunch, 1:15pm Remarks, 2:00pm Close
Member Fee: HK$390; Non Member Fee: HK$510; Corporate Table: HK$4,800 (10-12 pax)

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

Wednesday, April 2 2008: U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Hawaii State winners will be introduced at the Hawaii State Senate when they convene at 11:30 a.m. An opportunity for an informal greeting the House Chambers will follow. Please meet District Director Andrew Poepoe and me in the outdoor Rotunda of the Capitol Building no later than 11:00 a.m. After brief introductions, we will proceed to the reception area of the Senate Chamber to meet Debbie from Senator Carol Fukunaga’s staff. She will arrange the seating and escort the winners onto the floor. After the presentations, there will be time for photos and greetings before moving to the House floor. Family members, staff and nominators interested in attending will be able to join me in the gallery above the chamber to observe the proceedings. From past experience, we usually finish introductions around 12:30 p.m. or so. We were not able to make any special arrangements for parking which can be at a premium when the legislature is in session. Please allow sufficient time to park your vehicles and meet us in the rotunda. Handicap parking is available in some metered stalls in the garage below the capitol.

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

Hong Kong SAR Friday March 28 (12:00pm-2:00pm)

FIVE YEARS AFTER SARS: PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES

A REPORT FROM THE US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION by Dr. Lisa Koonin, Senior Advisor, Influenza Coordination Unit Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Health & Wellness & Human Resources Committees

Venue: AmCham Pacific Conference Room, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central
Member Fee: HK$250; Non Member Fee: HK$350

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

Asia Society Northern California has brought together a panel of leading experts from both cities to discuss the concentration of financial power in China.

A Tale of Two Cities: Hong Kong and Shanghai as China’s Financial Centers

Thursday, March 27, 2008
7:30 am Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am-12:15 pm Program

The Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, California

$95 Members/Students, $135 Non-Members

To register, please call 415.421.8707
To register online, please click https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=14d4a0

The center of gravity of global capital markets activity has shifted toward a burgeoning China market that has attracted and provided capital at record levels. Hong Kong and Shanghai have emerged as key financial hubs for China: in 2007, more IPO money was raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai than in either the U.S. or London. At the same time, the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Composite index’s 97% climb made it the world’s best-performing major benchmark.

This rapid growth raises the question of what the future holds for China’s financial hubs. Are Hong Kong and Shanghai locked in competition for dominance of China’s financial markets? The more reasoned view suggests that both cities will continue to play important roles in the development of China’s financial system.

Some of the critical questions to be examined:

· Why and how have Hong Kong and Shanghai become central to China’s capital markets? How are their roles different? In what ways might they be characterized as cooperative, competitive, or complementary?
· How will the growing convertibility of the RMB affect their roles?
· Will the Shanghai exchange be opened up to allow foreign companies and investors to participate freely as issuers and investors?
· What factors do Chinese companies consider when choosing to list in either Hong Kong or Shanghai?
· Will the trend toward onshore deals in China mean a shift of business (either short or longer term) from Hong Kong to Shanghai, or will the central government adopt policies to “balance” business flows between both cities?
· What impact will offshore flows of the RMB have on the development of Hong Kong as an international financial center?

Keynote Speakers:
Lawrence Fok, Head of Issuer Marketing Division, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited
James Liu, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Stock Exchange (invited)

Panel Speakers:
Howard Chao, Asia Practice Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (moderator)
Peter Chen, Counsel, Hong Kong office, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Michael Parman, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director, Chairman, China Equities, JP Morgan Securities (invited)
Frank Xu, Executive Director, China International Capital Corporation (invited)
Additional Speakers to be Announced

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

Honolulu Hawaii USA March 27 - 28: The first regional Hawaii Pacific Lending Conference that SBA will conduct next month at the Honolulu Country Club. Scheduled for March 27 and 28th, the event is attracting interest from the mainland U.S. , Guam , American Samoa and other affiliated islands in the South Pacific. The 1 ½ day program will feature nationally known experts in small business financing, economic trends in Hawaii and the region, banking issues and opportunities.
 
Keynote speaker on March 27 will be Janet Taker, Deputy Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Capital Access, who oversees SBA’s $85 billion loan portfolio. Other notables on the program include the Honorable Mazie Hirono, Congresswoman for Hawaii’s 2nd District and member of the House Small Business Committee, Tony Wilkinson, President and CEO of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, Kyle Enger, Associate Director of the Pacific Coast Banking School, Chuck Hill of Kapolei Property Development, and Paul Brewbaker, SVP and Chief Economist, Bank of Hawaii.
 
 The agenda is also available on-line at www.sba.gov/hi. The discounted registration of $80 postmarked by Feb 29th (regular fee is $100) is available through Friday, Feb 29th for those interested in this opportunity.

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

Hong Kong SAR Monday March 10 12:00-2:00pm Joint Business Community Budget Speech Luncheon

THE 2008-2009 BUDGET - The Honorable John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government

Venue: Convention Hall (old wing), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, HK
Time: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Member Fee: HK$490; Non Member Fee: HK$590; Corporate TAble HK$5,900 (10-12 pax)

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

MONUMENTAL INNOVATION: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF LONGXING MONASTERY

BY PUAY-PENG HO, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm

Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Free Lecture
Outside of Beijing the Longxing Monastery comprises a number of extraordinary buildings and sculptures that display the height of Song Dynasty (960 -1127 AD) architecture. At no other site in China is there such a concentration of extant art and architecture made from this period known for its elegance. It must be remembered that architecture of this time was made exclusively of wood. The colossal bronze 10th century sculpture of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, the wide array of clay images, and the interesting monastic history add notable prominence to the monastery. Dr. Ho will delineate the art and architecture of the Longxing Monastery in the contexts of Song Buddhism and art history. He will compare its innovative achievements with contemporary structures in Japan.

Formerly from Singapore, Dr. Ho is the Chairman and Professor of the Architecture Department, Honorary Professor of Fine Arts, and the Dean of Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his M.A. in Architecture with honors from the University of Edinburgh and his Ph.D. from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. The recipient of many research grants, he was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University supported by the Japan Foundation. He is an authority on China旧 vernacular and religious architecture within its environment.
This lecture is sponsored by the Society of Asian Art of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation and knowledge of Asian Art in Hawaii.

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

Hong Kong SAR Wednesday February 27 2008

COPING WITH A DIFFERENT RECESSION - Stephen S. Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia

A conversation with Jack Maisano, President, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Leadership Luncheon

Venue: Conrad Hong Kong, Harcourt Room (LL), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, HK
Time: 12:00noon Registration/Networking; 12:30pm Lunch; 1:15pm Remarks; 2:00pm Close
Member Fee: HK$460; Non Member Fee: HK$590; Corporate TAble HK$6,100 (10-12 pax)

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

Shanghai China Tuesday February 19 2008 5:30 - 7:30pm MEMBERS ONLY

U.S. Consulate Briefing

Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel
516 Hengshan Road, Shanghai, China
Price: Members (RMB): 0

Come and hear the latest business, economic, political and consular news from the U.S. Deputy Consul General, Simon Schuchat.

Please note that only Members with their 2007 / 2008 Membership Cards will be admitted. All members must WEAR their Membership Cards during the event for identification purposes. Unfortunately, we cannot allow non-member guests to attend.

All information presented is off the record.

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

Monday, February 18, 2008 6-8pm Las Vegas Nevada: T.I.M. International, Inc., the Alumni Association of the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa would like to invite you to a networking dinner

At the home of Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Morton Fox

1250 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89102-2414
Phone (702) 384-8230
Direction: Shadow Lane is off of Charleston Blvd, west of Martin Luther King Blvd, go South on Shadow Lane

Representing TIMI: Roberta Wong Leung (TIM 1970), Dean & Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Shunde Polytechnic, Shunde, Guangzhou, China; Johnson Choi (TIM 1977), President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and Professor Emeritus Morton Fox; Representing UH TIM School: Dean Walter Jaimerson

There is no cost for UH TIM Alumni

Please kindly RSVP by Monday, February 11th, by returning the followings to Professor Fox by email to MortFox@cox.net or fax to (702) 384-8132

Name:___________________________________________________________
Guest Name (if any):____________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________ Zip________
Phone: ( )________________ Mobile Phone: ( ) _______________
Email:___________________________________@______________________

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

Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (CI-UHM) - Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

Two visiting professors from Beijing Foreign Studies University will be offering Mandarin classes under the auspices of the Confucius Institute at University of Hawaii at Manoa (CI-UHM), to members of the University and local community.

Duration of the classes: 10 weeks, 2 hours per class, once a week
Location: Moore Hall Room 254, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Parking on campus: $3 on Saturdays; free on Sundays

Class I. Mandarin for Daily Life (for Novice-level students)
Instructor: Chuanlu Zhu
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (2/16/08 to 4/19/08)
Text Book: Experiencing Chinese: Living in China – Daily Chinese 100 (Higher Education Press, Beijing, China)

Class II. Mandarin for Business Communication (for Beginning- / Intermediate-level students. Pre-requisite: at least one year of Mandarin)
Instructor: Meiping Zhu
Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (2/17/08 to 4/20/08)
Text Book: Experiencing Chinese: Business Communication in China (Higher Education Press, Beijing, China)

Class fee: $100 (includes tuition and textbook & teaching materials)
No refund after second week of class.
Minimum 5 students to start each class; maximum 20 students

Registration:
Please fill in and mail registration form and check (made out to “East Asian Outreach”) to the address on the form.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2008
Spaces are limited; please sign up as soon as possible!
For more information, contact Daniel Tschudi (e-mail: china@hawaii.edu, or tel: 956-8891) or Meiping Zhu (e-mail: meiping@hawaii.edu, or tel: 944-7256).

学 中 文 Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Mandarin Classes for University and Local Community Members

Registration Form

Name:________________________ Chinese name (if any) ___________

Address: __________________________________________________

Phone:_________ (o) _________ (h) ________ (c)

Email address: ___________________@___________________

Profession: _________________________________________

Reason to learn Mandarin: _______________________________________________

Check the class you are interested in taking.

_____ Class I. Mandarin for Daily Life (for Novice-level students)
_____ Class II. Mandarin for Business Communication (for beginning- / intermediate-level students)

Class fee: $100 (includes tuition and textbook & teaching materials)

Please make check payable to East Asian Outreach; mail check and completed registration form to:

Center for Chinese Studies
Attn: CI-UHM Chinese Classes
Moore Hall 417
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Deadline for receipt of registration: February 15, 2008

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

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and

   Bank of Hawaii, International Banking Division

“An Update of the Business Climate in China” Opportunities Niches for Hawaii China Business?

BRENDA LEI FOSTER, PRESIDENT, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

AmCham Shanghai has more than 3,000 members representing most of the Fortune 500 Companies currently doing business in China

Brenda Lei Foster assumed the newly created position of President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in September 2005. Prior to assuming this position she was President & CEO of ULU Group, Ltd., a firm specializing in emerging technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. Ms. Foster has also held the positions of Executive Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii for International and National Affairs, Director of the State of Hawaii’s Office of International Relations, and Executive Director of Hawaii’s World Affairs Council, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Founding Members and Director of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

A nationally and internationally respected expert in Asian Affairs with a B.A. and M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii, Ms. Foster is a member of several national organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations (NY), the Pacific Council on International Policy (LA), the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society, and the U.S. Committee on the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. She currently serves on the Advisory Councils of Columbia University’s School of Social Work and the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business. She has also served as President of the National Council of World Affairs Organizations and is a former member of the Staff Advisory Councils for the National Governors’ Association and the Western Governors’ Association of which she also served as chair.

She is married to Dr. Lawrence Foster and they have one daughter.

Date: Thursday, February 14 2008 (limited seating - expect sold out early)
Time: 11:00am – 1:30 PM
Venue: The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (Free Parking)
Cost: $
28/person for HKCHcc members & sponsoring organizations RSVP with payment by Feb 7th; $33 after Feb 7th & others

Co-Sponsors:


Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Science & Technology Council
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute
Hawaii Pacific University

RSVP: By February 7, 2008 (limited seating)

Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
Address: 1188 Bishop St, Suite 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone:
 (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii), (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) ; Fax: (808) 524-8063; (877) 852-8548
Email: jwkc8168@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by Feb 7 2008 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):
Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________
Credit Card (Master Card or VISA)#___________________________________________
Name on the Card:____________________________________ Expiration Date___/_____
$28 ($33 after Feb 7th) x ___ Person = ___________; Check payable to HKCHcc & mail to 1188 Bishop St Ste 3403, Honolulu HI 96813
One question you would like to ask our speaker:_______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

 

January 31 2008 - Honolulu Hawaii

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council - 2008 Report to Stakeholders and Plugged-In Networking Mixer

With Special Remarks from Kurt Kawafuchi, Director of Taxation on the new Form N317

The Plaza Club- 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 2000

Thursday, January 31, 2008
4:00pm - 5:00pm Member/Stakeholder Update
5:00pm - 6:30pm Plugged-In Networking Mixer

$15 HISciTech Members, $20 non-members

RSVP: robyn@hiscitech.org or 536-4670

Please join us immediately following the Member Update for pupu's, drinks (cash bar) and networking.
No Validated Parking - Recommended Parking: Ali'i Place, First Hawaiian Bank

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

Thursday, January 31st Milpitas California: Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and Invest Hong Kong Cordially invite you to a Special Complimentary (No Charge) Business Luncheon featuring

Mike Rowse, Director-General, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

"Hong Kong“ Your Best Partner and Risk Manager in China

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Noon to 1:30 PM (11:30 AM registration)
Crowne Plaza San Jose/Silicon Valley, 777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA

China is the single most important and fastest growing marketplace, as well as manufacturing base, for US products and services. Come learn how to use Hong Kong as your platform to do business with Mainland China. Hong Kong is an integral part of China. Nevertheless, we still retain our advantages of rule of law, separate IP protection legislation, level playing field, full currency convertibility, international business practices, low taxes, government transparency and free flow of information - all critical elements to making sound business decisions.

Today, Hong Kong is the largest capital raising center for Mainland Chinese enterprises with over US$125B raised since 1993. Meanwhile, 30% of Mainland China's foreign trade flows through Hong Kong and over 75% of international buyers of consumer products source Chinese products via Hong Kong.

Furthermore, Hong Kong is the southern gateway to the largest economic production powerhouse in Mainland China as well as the preferred location for overseas and Chinese companies managing their operations in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Rowse is the Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, the award-winning investment promotion agency of the Hong Kong SAR Government that advises prospective and existing foreign investors considering or already using Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with Mainland China and Asia.

RSVP Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2008
RSVP e-mail YUEMEI_CHOW@HKETOSF.GOV.HK or call TAMMY at (415) 835-9305
NO CHARGE "LIMITED SEATING" RSVP REQUIRED - NO WALK-INS

Name: __________________Job Title: ___________________________
Company: __________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
Phone: _____________ Fax: __________ E-Mail ___________________

Hosted and Organized by Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Sponsoring Organizations:
California-Asia Business Council
Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association
Chinese Information & Networking Association
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
HongKong-SV.com
Silicon Valley Science & Technology Association

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

Hong Kong SAR: January 22 2008 (8:00-9:30am) AmCham Hong Kong (China Business Committee) MEMBERS ONLY

U.S. CONSULATE OPEN BRIEFING: CONSUL GENERAL JAMES CUNNINGHAM AND STAFF

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

Friday - January 18 2008 - The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, U.S. Chamber of Commerce & The U.S.-Korea Business Council Present Hawaii, Korea, and Asia: New Opportunities for Hawaii Businesses

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
Honolulu Design Center (1250 KAPIOLANI BLVD. PARKING AVAILABLE)

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM (REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BEGINS AT 7:30 A.M. PROGRAM STARTS AT 8:15 A.M.)

Meet keynote speaker, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, The Honorable Alexander Vershbow
• Hear senior executives of major American and Korean companies talk about their trade relationships
• Network with members from other Chambers and businesses
$ 15 MEMBER / $25 PER NON-MEMBER (INCLUDES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND PROGRAM)

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

 January 15 2008 (12:00-2:00pm) AmCham Hong Kong (China Business Committee)

GLOBAL ECONOMIC TURMOIL: THE OUTLOOK FOR ASIA

Simon Ogus, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, DSGAsiaLtd.
Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Ph.D., Group Chief Economist, Southern Capital Group, Economic Advisor (Asia/Pacific), MasterCard Worldwide

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.080115_SOYHW.html 

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

Come visit the Fair with our Hotel Sponsorship of up to USD230

About the Fair - World Boutique Hong Kong is a fashion event dedicated to promoting designers' collection and brand labels from around the world. In 2007, the show housed 249 exhibitors and over 400 brands that attracted 19,271 worldwide buyers. Concurrently held is the Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter.

Major Exhibits Fashion designers' collection / branded fashion products
Fashion accessories including fashionable watches, sunglasses, fashion jewellery, belts, handbags and shoes, etc.
Home fashion and lifestyle products
Small gifts

Special Highlights:
Fashion Shows
Features Color & Fabric Trend Forum
Fashion market & Topical Seminar

Hotel Sponsorship for Trade Buyers:
The HKTDC will sponsor your hotel accommodation in Hong Kong of up to HKD1,800 (about USD230) when you stay at one of our pre-selected hotels (see the attached page) during the nights of 13-17 January 2008 (inclusive).
Entitlement of hotel sponsorship:

Entitlement of hotel sponsorship:
Visit the Fair for 1 day - HKD 1,000
Visit the Fair for 2 days - HKD 1,400 (accumulative total)
Visit the Fair for 3 days - HKD 1,800 (accumulative total)

Special Airfares:
Cathay Pacific Airways is offering you and your travel companions exclusive airfares in all classes. To take advantage of this offer, please click http://events.cathaypacific.com and input the event access code MICE339 to avail of special fares for you.

Contact Us: For query, please contact Ms. Miffy Cheung at (852) 2240-4063; by fax at (852) 2169-9717 or via email at worldboutique.visitor@tdc.org.hk   

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

January 14 2008 Honolulu Hawaii

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business (PACE) will be accepting applications for the Business Plan Competition starting January 14, 2008. Online registration is quick and easy at www.UHBusinessPlanCompetition.com

Eligibility:

* All teams must have at least two but not more than five members. All teams must have at least one University of Hawaii student. Proof of student status (copy of valid student id card or registration receipt) will be required with the executive summary. The University of Hawaii student must play a key role on the team.

Entry Criteria:

* All entries must be for new companies and business ideas, or existing companies less than one year old. Businesses may be either for-profit or not-for-profit.

This is an intense, fun and potentially lucrative project. Winners walk away with thousands in cash prizes; not to mention priceless opportunties to network and pursue a viable idea for a business.

Inquiries about the Competition may directed to PACE at 956-5083 or pace@hawaii.edu

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

Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Jack Maisano, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong - “The Future of Hong Kong ’s Competitiveness” on Thursday, January 10, 2008 Noon – 1:30 pm

The Bankers Club 52nd Floor Bay Room Bank of America Center at 555 California Street San Francisco

Principal Corporate member: Complimentary
Member: $15
Non-member and Guests: $35

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the US , the largest international chamber in Hong Kong and the most dynamic and influential international business organization in the Asia-
Pacific region. Its mission is to foster commerce among the United States of America , Hong Kong and Mainland China , and to enhance Hong Kong 's stature as an international business center.

Jack Maisano was appointed as the President of AmCham on March 1, 2005. Since 2002, Jack has been the President of China Institute in America , a New York-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing an appreciation of Chinese culture to people in America through an understanding of Chinese culture to people in America . Also in New York , Jack was publisher of The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly edition, a Dow Jones publication going to American investors focused on Asia.

Educated in the United States , Mr. Maisano received a Masters Degree in the Philosophy of Law from the City University of New York and a B.A. from New York University . He lived in South Korea as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps from 1972 to 1974, and was in Hong Kong for 25 years, working in journalism and publishing.

Hong Kong's real strengths are not what you may think. We are all aware of its rule of law and low taxation and freedom of information. But the abiding strengths of Hong Kong lie much deeper. Jack Maisano will discuss what makes Hong Kong go...and go...and go...from his perspective of 30 years in the territory.

Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, suite #1748, San Francisco , CA 94104 Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964
For more inquiries, please contact: Lisa Lee (415) 835-9311 or hketosf@hketosf.gov.hk
Seating is limited on first come first serve basis. Please RSVP BY Jan 4, 2008.
Advance payment is required. Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to Jan 4, 2008

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

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

 

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