CES and China International Technology Fair

January 24, 2019
Hosted by Michelle Zou

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The 2019 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas was a big success with over 4,500 exhibiting companies attended the show during Jan 8-11. I attended CES, and I was amazed by the number of Chinese companies at the show. I estimate that about 1/3 of the exhibiting companies were from China. There is a similar show in China called China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF) which is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce of China and the Municipal Government of Shanghai. This is a gateway for companies to enter the China market, test the market, find customers, partners, and investment. I interviewed the Managing Director of CSITF, Mr. Eric Cai at CES, to understand more about CSITF, what is the difference between CSITF, who should attend it, and what is the benefits for going there. For more information, please go to csitf.com.

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Michelle Zou

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.

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