Find Your Buyers at China International Import Expo
April 5, 2018
Hosted by Michelle Zou
China International Import Expo (CIIE 2018) is the biggest import trade show in China, and is estimated to attract over 150,000 corporate buyers to spend tens of billions of dollars and is a unique opportunity for worldwide businesses to market their products and services to public, private and state-owned enterprises in China. The CIIE was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2017 and is hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal People's Government as well as being supported by the World Trade Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. So why should you attend CIIE? What is the difference of this Expo vs. other events? What to expect from this event? How to make the most out from this expo? Let’s hear from Yun Gao who is leading projects in facilitating CIIE to share with us his thoughts on this event.
In China with Michelle Zou
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“In China with Michelle Zou” features interviews of thought leaders and executives combined with experts in a range of industries. We reveal their thoughts and personal stories about the various opportunities manifesting with China’s economic development and social changes. From our guest Chinese and foreigners who have lived in China, you will learn valuable information about today’s China and how it relates to you.
China has risen to become the second largest economy in the world. China’s incredible opportunities are attracting people from all over the world, no matter if you are a business leader, a manufacturer, a trader, a professional, an artist, or a student. What does China look like today? What opportunities does this huge market has for you? How can you seize those opportunities? This show will help you find your own answers. You will discover opportunities that you can tap into in China and understand how you can ride with the tide to grow your career or business.
Founder and CEO at Pacific Technologies Consulting Group (PTCG), Michelle Yingyi Zou is building a consulting, training, coaching, and conferencing business focusing on US-China cross border opportunities. She brings over 20 years US-China experience in industry and helps American organizations learn the China market and culture, enter and grow business in China, and vice versa. In addition, Michelle is a business and leadership coach specializing in helping leaders and professionals grow their business and achieve their career goals. She is also a management and marketing consultant and trainer for Microsoft, a board of director at Washington State China Relations Council, and an advisor for several startups. She is passionate about education and have been leading and volunteering in NGOs to make a difference in people’s life through education. She is a public speaker in the U.S. Speaker program and frequently speaks in China. In addition, she publishes a weekly podcast program and authors articles in Chinese introducing America to the Chinese audience.
Michelle has worked in Microsoft, HP, EMC, IDC and in Chinese companies and startups. She has an MBA and Master of Science in Finance degree, as well as a Professional Coaching certification.