2015 Sino-American Business Development and Culture Exchange Summit

2015 Sino-American Business Development and Culture Exchange Summit

Exton, PA November 24, 2015

On November 19, 2015, ABD International and Chester County welcomed a delegation headed by the Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Committee, of City of Chongqing, China, attending the 2015 Sino-American Business Development and Culture Exchange Summit.

This is the third conference arranged and co-hosted by ABD International, with the first one also in Chester County and second one held in Chongqing, China in 2014.

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The conference on the 19th was attended by a group of locally based business and institution leaders as well as local government officials.

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During the conference session held at the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, CCEDC’s COO Michael Grigalonis and ABD International’s president Sue Cheng officially welcomed the Chinese delegates.

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During the meeting at the CCEDC, Michael Grigalonis introduced latest economic development in Chester County to the Chinese conference attendees.

The featured speakers of the conference session at the CCEDC, Art Bernardon, Chairman of Bernardon architecture company, and Kerry R. Haber, Principal of the company, presented their new architecture design for a local senior living community, which the visiting Chinese government officials were very interested in, since China is facing an aging population, partially due to years of single child policy. The architecture firm also presented a plan for building a mushroom plant in China in supporting potential US mushroom growers to expend their business into China’s ever increasing market of mushroom business.

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The Chinese delegate also visited CTDI, a Chester County based communication service company. The company provides services to large global companies and has already been doing business in China. During the visit, the Chinese visitors toured the CTDI state of art facility in West Chester, Chester County and learnt about their global businesses plans. Chairman & CEO of CTDI, Jerry Parsons, discussed the possibility of establishing a new branch office in Chongqing with the head of Commerce Department of Yuzhong District, Chongqing and other Chongqing government officials.

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The Chinese delegates interacted with a good number of local business and cultural leaders at an event held at West Chester University and hosted by university president Greg R. Weisenstein. They discussed broad opportunities of business development and cultural exchanges, with focuses in products imports/exports between two municipalities of two countries, senior living services in China and college students, teacher exchanges, etc.



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