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UTSA International Trade Center to host conference

By Jennifer Martinez
Senior Business Development Specialist, UTSA International Trade Center

(Oct. 20, 2006)--The UTSA International Trade Center and the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance will host a conference, "Business China 2006: Unlocking Chinese Trade Opportunities for Texas Businesses," at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the University of the Incarnate Word Sky Room.

The conference will start with a session on the essentials of doing business in China followed by two afternoon training sessions on sourcing and exporting, concluding at 5:15 p.m.

Highlights will include opening remarks by San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger and Consul General Hua Jinzhou, Chinese Consulate in Houston, as well as a keynote luncheon focusing on the evolvement of the China-Mexico-San Antonio corridor.

Texas businesses will receive information on developing import and export opportunities with China. Presentation topics will include Chinese business culture and communication, export financing, customs, legal issues, payment strategies, market entry and South Texas logistical options.

Early registration is $80, $100 at the conference. Registration is $65 for additional representatives of participating companies and clients of the International Trade Center and Free Trade Alliance. The luncheon is $35 (early registration) and $45 (door registration).

The seminar promotes San Antonio's new representative office in China, a resource available to the local business community interested in trading with China. Consultative support is free because of funding support provided by partnering organizations including Port San Antonio, City of San Antonio, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Bexar County and the Free Trade Alliance.

For more information, contact Jennifer Martinez at (210) 458-2470.

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