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.
About the Guest
Eric Cai is a successful entrepreneur and is currently in charge of the international development for the China (Shanghai)International Technology Fair (http://www.csitf.com) which is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce of China and the Municipal Government of Shanghai. Previously Mr. Cai was CEO and Co-founder of Mega Media Works and CMO of Tulip Mega Media which is the largest LED outdoor screen network in Asia. Eric is an expert in Digital and New Media and is regularly sought out for his in-depth knowledge of the complex China media, technology and entertainment market.
What We Have Achieved in 2018?
– A Summary of PTCG Projects to Help US-China Cross-border Business
On the first day of 2019, we summarized the major projects our team has accomplished in 2018 related to US-China cross-border business.
1/2018: Started radio show “In China with Michelle Zou” at VoiceAmerica; WYZLINK strategy project
Travel: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing
2/2018: Workshop in Kunming, Yunnan for Lean In! Work together with Cecelia Ren on WYZLINK China strategy to help WYZLINK investigate places to land in China, checked Qingdao, Jinan, Beijing, Shanghai; Clark University collaboration on Chinese students’ career; Qingdao and New York Student east coast camp potential; Qingdao and Seattle Student Summer camp collaboration project; Della 方芳 launched 在美一芳 podcast
Travel: Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Qingdao, Kuming/Dali, New Jersey, Worcester, Boston
3/2018: Shanghai Yangpu Event at GIX with 上海归心谷Home Valley; Meeting with WA Department of Commerce and started China International Import Expo (CIIE) planning; training for 中国扶贫基金会leaders on 3/31
Travel: Taipei, Beijing, Jinan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Suzhou
4/2018: ChinaStone Seattle and Bay area visit and training; Speech at Seattle University; Consulting project with UW Global EMBA team for Shanghai company Westwin; CIIE heavy marketing and promotion
Travel: Flew back to Seattle on 4/1/2018, no travel in May
5/2018: Submitted CIIE applications for booths on behalf of WA state companies; alignment with Shanghai on CIIE press conference in Seattle; Delivery and presentation on consulting project with UW Global EMBA team for Shanghai company Westwin
Travel: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou
6/2018: CIIE WA Press Conference on 6/13; Donghao International visited WA government and companies
7/2018: Education Speaking Event at US Embassy in Beijing on 7/5; Group coaching on career 7/7; Live Stream Presentation on 7/7 in Beijing; training for Shanghai Startup incubation center; 神州网信training on 7/27/2018; Visit and interview for 505 Group and Xianyang City government 7/2-3; Visit US Embassy Commerce Department; CIIE booths received approval
Travel: Beijing, Xianyang, Xi’an, Luoyang
8/2018: Training for SVIEF client delegation in Microsoft; 8/28 Shenzhen/Luohu District Seattle event MC/Host; CIIE payment; WYZLINK moved to Shanghai Yangpu 归心谷Home Valley incubator
Travel: no travel in Aug
9/2018: ChinaStone Retail Delegation Seattle & Bay area visit and training; CIIE marketing materials
Travel: Silicon Valley, Wyoming
10/2018: CIIE Meeting arrangements; CIIE marketing materials and booth design finalized; Shangdong Delegation training; ChinaStone partnership planning in Beijing; Speech at Seattle University; Michelle Podcast “听Michelle 讲述美国故事” celebrated Episode #100!
Travel: Silicon Valley, Beijing
11/2018: CIIE in Shanghai; Big Data Analytics Training (Li Fang); meetings and engagement in Shanghai; Henan Province delegation visit WA hosting and government meetings; Alignment with WeHour on Jan CES delegation event Silicon Valley hosting; Signed contract to organize US companies attend CSITF （上交会） in Shanghai, April 2019
Travel: Beijing, Hongkong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Suzhou
12/2018: Alignment with SEC and Washington Technology Industry Associate (WTIA) on CSITF promotion; Alignment at Silicon Valley on US-China education radio show
Travel: Silicon Valley
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