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.
Date: 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
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
Keynote 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
Mr. Erich Kuss, Director, Agricultural Trade Office
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.
Mr. 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.
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