THE 3RD INLAND EMPIRE BUSINESS
VISIT TO CHINA, 2002
Business Leaders in the Delegation:
Mr. Fred Latuperissa Director
of Ontario Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Gil Apodaca President, Inland Empire International
Business Association, President, Proto Space
Mr. Bill Alexander Mayor, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Mr. Jerry Dubois Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Ontario, President,
Dubois Advertising Agency
Mr. Ray Musser Councilmember, City of Upland
Mr. Alan D. Wapner Councilmember, City of Ontario
Mr. Thomas Compbell General Manager, UPS, Ontario
Mr. James W. Malin CEO, San Bernadino Medical Group,
Mr. Hermann Haastrup General Manager, Double Trees
Mr. Glenn Southard City Manager, Claremont
Mr. Jack Lam City Manager of Rancho Cucamonga
Mr. David Pulido Chairman of Board, Ontario Chamber
Mr. Robert L. Traister President/CEO, Ontario Chamber
Mr. Betty Traister Executive Vice President, Montclair
Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Norman W. MacKenzie Executive Director, Rancho
Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Rod O. Ballance President, World Trade Center of
Mr. Richard Gage Director, Ontario Planning Committee
Ms. Monica Brule Senior Business Consultant, Inland
Empire Small Business
Ms. Lisa Bailey Senior Assistant Director, Rancho
Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Leo Liu Vice President, Inland Empire International
Business Association, President, Citslinc International,
BUSINESS ARANGEMENTS FOR INLAND EMPIRE
CC-0329 Business Arrangements throughout
120 delegates flow transpacifically aboard
Air China's wide-cabin Boeing 747 jetliner, the flight CA984
took off at 13:00. Cross the International Dateline.
Reception banquet by Hangzhou Municipal
15:30 arrived in Beijing. 9 delegates transit
to Shenyang. Met by Vice
Magistrate of Shenhe District Ms. Li Mizhi, Executive Director of
Shenyang Office at the Airport. Night city tour and visit to IEIBA
Transfer to Marriott Hotel then for a late dinner.
Big group in Beijing visited the Great Wall.
While 9 delegates in Shenyang met with Mr. Sun Xiangjian, Vice
Mayor and Mr. Ju Xiuli, Magistrate of Shenhe District. Opening
ceremony followed by the business talk with 150 Chinese business
leaders. 9 delegates flow to Beijing to join the big group for
the banquet by Mr. Mei Hongyuan, Director of Beijing Municipal
talk with Mayor of Suzhou.
Big group took morning flight CA1519 09:00/10:35
to Xi'an, the ancient
capital of 11 dynasties. Afternoon sightseeing includes Big Wild
and the ancient City Gate. 5 people including Mr. Jerry Dupois,
of Ontario, Mr. Tom Campell, General Manager of UPS to Ontario,
and Mr. Rod
Ballance, Director of Inland Empire International World Trade Center
presentation with UPS Office to Beijing while 9 people group visited
IEIBA office on the 6th floor of Jingtai Mansion at Jianwai Ave.
with Ms. Zhang Yi, Executive Director of IEIBA Beijing Office. 2
flow by the afternoon flight to Xi'an to join the big group for
by Mr. Lu Xiangguo, Governor Assistant of Shaanxi Province and evening
entertainment show in Tang Dynasty style.
Tour bus excursion to the Terra-Cotta Warriors,
guarding the tomb of the
First Emperor of Qin Dynasty back to 2,200 years ago. Visited Banpo
an archeological site of the pre-historical men. Late afternoon
18:30/20:20 to Guilin, world famous for its dramatic karst landscape.
to Reed Flute Cave, Fantastic stalactite and stalagmite formations
illuminated. Sightseeing also covers Elephant Hill and Fubo Hill.
Lyrical four-hour boat cruise on the Lijiang
River, revealing the beauty of
lush green valleys, bamboo groves and hundreds of fairylike rock
Disembark in Yangshuo to see a colorful local market. Evening banquet
Chen Jianjun, Vice Mayor.
9 delegates took morning flight to Guangzhou
for the opening ceremony of
IEIBA Guangzhou Office at Garden Hotel. Presentation at American
General by Ms. Gwen Lyle, Commercial Consul. Ribbon cutting by Mr.
Cultural Consul and Ms. Gwen Lyle, Commerical Consul. Late afternoon
to Shanghai, the largest city and most important industrial and
center of China.
People in the big group made the choice either
joint the tour to the Jade
Buddha Temple and the Arts & Crafts Institute or enjoy a leisurely
along the prosperous streets of this metropolitan city. Some found
Rock Cafe to taste a little bit home flavor on your own. 9 delegates
James Mayfield, Commercial Consul and Ms. Hu Jie, Executive Director
Shanghai Office joined the opening ceremony of IEIBA Shanghai Office
Manderian Hotel. Visited to IEIBA Office. Business talk with Mr.
Vice Director of Shanghai Municipal Administration of Foreign Trade
Economic cooperation. Inspection to the Hongkou District People's
for the redevelopment project. Banquet by Mr. Hu, Vice Director
Municipal Foreign Investment Office. Late night business talk with
Municipal Business Delegation led by Ms. Quan Weimin, Executive
IEIBA Office to Hangzhou.
Visit the Pudong Economic Development Zone. Departure
by the afternoon flight
CA983 15:00/11:00 and fly home the same day.
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