TROY partners with ADO for trade delegation visit

Posted: Friday, 18 April 2008

TROY – A delegation of business and government officials from the People’s Republic of China will visit Montgomery later this month in an effort to learn more about partnering with Alabama businesses.

Led by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the delegation will be hosted by Troy University and the Alabama Development Office Monday, April 21, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum auditorium in Montgomery. CCPIT vice chairman Wang Jinzhen will provide an overview of China’s overall trade and economic development, and a visiting company representative will provide a perspective on U.S. – China trade and its benefits for private companies.

“This mission allows us to develop more friendly relationships in China that will help us better serve economic development in Alabama,” said Dr. Judson Edwards, director of TROY’s Center for International Business and Economic Development.

Dr. Edwards said the Chinese delegation is looking for opportunities to invest in Alabama and to import Alabama products.

Last fall Gov. Bob Riley conducted a trade mission to China, and this visit by a Chinese trade delegation is a follow up to that endeavor.

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about how businesses in Alabama can link with those in China for mutual benefit,” Dr. Edwards said.

In addition to the trade presentations, Mr. Y.T. Tsai, president and CEO of Regitar USA will deliver a presentation, ADO will present Alabama’s Advantages and the University will provide a briefing on the University’s involvement in China.

The Center for International Business and Economic Development, housed within the Sorrell College of Business, focuses on international economic development both as an academic degree pursuit and in an attempt to build international trade for business and communities across Alabama.