City of Fresno to Host the US/China Business & Culture Association Trade Mission
06/06/2013

FRESNO- On June 7, the US-China Business & Culture Association will bring 20 business leaders from the Shanghai region to the City of Fresno to meet with City officials to learn about the many food and water related business and investment opportunities that the Fresno region has to offer.

The delegation and special guests, along with domestic and international media, will start their visit with a tour of the Water, Energy & Technology Center beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a presentation from City officials at City Hall at 2:15 p.m. The visit will conclude with a mini expo of 18 food and beverage companies who are past participants in the Fresno Food Expo and have a keen interest in expanding their market through exporting.

“We are very excited to host the US-China Business & Culture Association here in Fresno, and we know they will be very impressed by what our region has to offer,” said Mayor Ashley Swearengin. “We believe this will be the first of many opportunities like these brought to our region because of our thriving food industry. This visit is a direct result of our work with the Fresno Food Expo.”

The US-China Business & Culture Association and the City of Fresno also will be signing a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of promoting job-generation and trade by providing transparent bilateral access to the government, business and educational communities of both greater China and the Fresno region.

Tie Zhang, President of the US-China Business & Culture Association, said that by developing a strategic partnership with the City of Fresno, his organization will be able to provide their 3,000-plus members with additional premium access and benefits. “Most of our members already know in general terms that Fresno offers many unique opportunities and advantages to the Chinese investor, but in order to actually execute a wise investment strategy, they need a team of honest advisors that they can rely upon,” Zhang said.

For additional information, please contact Amy Huerta, Local Business Initiatives Manager, City of Fresno at 559/621-8362.

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