Opportunities In China and Hong Kong Webinar

Thu 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Facilitated by Santander Bank

U.S. Commercial Service Webinar: OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA AND HONG KONG Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about both of these countries in this free webinar on December 6, 2012. Presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce, you will hear from industry experts about the opportunities, challenges and potential rewards in each region and how U.S. companies can successfully compete in these markets. AND Consider joining our upcoming Trade Mission to China and Hong Kong scheduled for April 2013! More information to follow. China: Since adopting market reforms in 1978, China has been among the world’s fastest growing economies. China’s GDP has shown impressive growth in recent years, which has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in US exports to China of over 32 percent in 2010. There are serious opportunities for growth, accompanied by significant challenges that this webinar and Trade Mission can assist companies with. Hong Kong: Hong Kong is an ideal base for doing business in Asia, especially for mainland China. Hong Kong is a free port that does not levy any customs tariff and has limited excise duties. It’s strong rule of law and respect for property rights make it a strategic platform for U.S. companies, especially small and medium sized firms seeking to expand into the Asian markets. Registration: Register at www.risbdc.org or call (401) 598-2702 *Dial-in information will be provided upon registration

Speaker(s): Eric Crowley Eric joined the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2006 and has served as Deputy Senior Commercial Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau since August 2009. He currently manages the Consulate’s commercial programs to help U.S. companies promote their businesses in Hong Kong and the Greater China region. Prior to his current position, he served in the USCS office in Taiwan. During his career Eric has helped thousands of U.S. companies across a wide range of industries in Asia. Eric has resided in Greater China for 17 years and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. He currently resides in Hong Kong. Rosemary Gallant Rosemary is the principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, responsible for trade promotion and commercial affairs in the Beijing consular district. She moved to Beijing in 2008 following a 4 year assignment at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. After joining the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of China in 1988, she has held vari

Co-Sponsor(s): Brought to you by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University.

*Dial-in information will be provided upon registration

Fee: No Cost