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China: A New Frontier for Oregon Agriculture

Seminar and Panel Discussion
Hear the Latest From Respected Market Experts: This program will feature presentations from leading country market experts on the opportunities and challenges across China, the world's fastest growing economy (see speaker line-up below). Our speakers will highlight trends and successful market strategies for introducing Oregon's range of Specialty Crop products to the dynamic Chinese market.

Oregon-China Connections: The lunchtime panel discussion will include our market experts, along with experienced local exporters, who will share experiences, answer questions and provide additional insights on doing business in the Greater China marketplace.

 May 17, 2013​
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm (doors open at 8:30)
Where: Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center at 550 SW Oak, Portland, OR
Cost: $27 
Refreshments: Continental breakfast and lunch included (please contact us if you have dietary restrictions)

Registration deadline is May 10, 2013. Click here to complete the registration form, and send it along with your check or credit card information to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. 

Questions?  Contact Patrick Mayer or Theresa Yoshioka at the Oregon Department of Agriculture: 503.872.6600


euromonitor_logo.jpgKeynote Speaker: Mr. Matt Tripodi, Government and Trade Relations Manager, Euromonitor International    Euromonitor International is a global leader in providing business intelligence on consumer products, services and lifestyles.
Mr. Tripodi will set the tone for the day's discussion with a high level analysis of global and Asia-Pacific trends affecting US and Oregon fresh and processed products, highlighting export opportunities.


Mr. Erich Kuss, Director, Agricultural Trade Office Hong Kong
    The US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service provides a wide range of services and support to American agricultural exporters.  Mr. Kuss will introduce the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions (SARs), their unique trade relationships with the Chinese mainland, and how Oregon agricultural exporters can leverage market presence in these two regions to expand their business across China and beyond. 

chinahand_logo.jpgMr. Paul Swenson, State of Oregon Contracted China Representative (The China Hand)​    Based in Shanghai, Paul Swenson's China Hand Consulting is one of the most experienced export and foreign direct investment promotion teams in China. Mr. Swenson will share insights and perspectives on doing business in Mainland China, highlighting trends, challenges and opportunities for Oregon Agriculture. ​ 

Event presentations

Hong Kong/South China Market Brief, Mr. Erich Kuss, Director, Agricultural Trade Office Hong Kong

China Market Brief, Mr. Paul Swenson, State of Oregon Contracted China Representative

China Market: Opportunities for Oregon Ag and Food Products, Mr. Patrick Mayer, Global Trade and Complicance Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture