U.S. – China Business Connections will hold its next Networking and Breakfast Meeting on Wed., Feb 1, 2012, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the McNamara Center of Dunwoody College, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403.
The February Guest Speaker is Rodney Hiel, Managing Director of Asia Business Consulting in St. Paul, Minn. His topic will be “Central China — The New Frontier, Challenges or Opportunities: Which will you find?”
With rising costs and intense competition in top tier cities along the eastern and southern seaboard, many companies are looking to central and western China as the new frontier and growth opportunity in this market. Hiel will discuss central cities which provide multiple opportunities, and also the various obstacles and barriers that present a many questions.
Hiel currently serves as the Vice President of the US China Business Connections. He has more than 20 years of international marketing experience, including spending the last 14 years living and working in Southeast Asia and China.
For the past nine years Hiel has been with Asia Business Consulting (www.asiabusinessconsult.com). This Minnesota based consulting firm assists U.S. companies with strategic research and developing cost effective strategies for new product development and market entry into Southeast Asia and China.
Networking and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with the presentation followed by time to ask questions from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m.
There is a $25 non-member fee. Students and new members may attend free of charge. There is free parking in the Dunwoody student lot. For more information contact Jim Smith at 612-865-6543 or [email protected] Visit online at www.ucbcgroup.org.
If you have not renewed your UCBC membership for 2012 the Feb. 1 meeting is the final opportunity to get a one-half price membership of $100 for individuals or $250 for corporate. Members will get special considerations in 2012.