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Kerr Russell to be recognized, attorneys to present at US/China Auto Expo & Forum November 7-9

October 23, 2017

From November 7-9, the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) - in conjunction with the Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the National Automobile Development Alliance - will be hosting the US/China Auto Expo and Forum at Edward Hotel & Conference Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

At the welcome dinner on November 7, Kerr Russell will be recognized for the firm's longstanding sponsorship of the DCBA. James Cambridge (member), Chaoyi Ding (associate), and Roy Sexton (director of marketing) will be attending on behalf of the firm.

Then, on November 8, Michael Gibson (member) will participate in a panel, moderated by Doeren Mayhew's Matthew Gurwin, on mergers and acquisitions. The panel is currently scheduled to begin at 2 pm that day.

Registration for the event is available here.

The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA), in their press release for the event, notes that this event  "will host one of the most significant business delegations from China to visit Michigan in recent history at the Edward Hotel & Conference Center in Dearborn. The 2017 USA China​ ​Auto​ ​Expo​ ​&​ ​Forum​ ​takes​ ​place​ ​November​ ​7-10,​ ​2017.  DCBA is currently offering a discounted rate for exhibitor tables on Nov. 8​th and tickets for a strolling dinner farewell reception on the following day, November 9​​." Tickets are open to the public and available for purchase on ​ or by contacting​.

The release adds, "Each Chinese Automotive Company has been carefully selected by DCBA and MIIT, the highest-level PRC government office for developing China’s overall industrial planning, policies, and promoting the national knowledge economy, to meet the following standards: OEM Suppliers with $50 million to $1 billion in annual automotive revenues and a substantial commitment to establishing a footprint in North America through​ ​long​ ​term​ ​corporate​ ​growth​ ​planning." The Forum will begin on November 7 with a networking reception that will welcome the Chinese delegation of over 100 top executives, government officials, and business leaders​ ​representing​ ​well​ ​over​ ​35​ ​companies.  

“This will be a nearly unprecedented opportunity for Michigan based companies seeking to make the right connections to take their products to the Chinese market or find Chinese investors to expand their operations,” said Brian Gao, DCBA President. [Advanced registration required / small number of tickets available for purchase on​]

November 8 will mark a full day complimentary Expo and Forum including matchmaking stations. No cost however, advanced registration is required and lunch will be provided for​ ​first​ ​200​ ​registrants. November 9 will begin with visits to Southeast Michigan companies and close with a farewell evening​ ​cocktail​ ​and​ ​strolling​ ​dinner​ ​reception​ ​[Ticketed​ ​event​ ​/​ ​registration​ ​required] On November 10​, the event will close with a tour of the Henry Ford Rouge Factory Production Line.  

“This forum presents an extraordinary opportunity for professionals and executives in the North American Automotive & Manufacturing Industries seeking mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partners, and supply chain collaborations,” explained Milan Stevanovich,​ ​V.P.​ ​of​ ​Global​ ​Strategy​ ​at​ ​the​ ​DCBA.

Since 1995, the DCBA has hosted high level Chinese officials, produced more than 100 events, countless collaborations, matchmaking meetings resulting in over $3 billion foreign​ ​direct​ ​investment​ ​from​ ​China​ ​to​ ​Michigan.

About DCBA: ​The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) is a Michigan based non-profit organization. Founded in 1995, DCBA primarily aims to foster a bilateral business relationship between U.S. and Chinese companies. DCBA works closely with American and Chinese Governmental and Economic Development Agencies, and their work is supported by Annual Sponsors; which include: (Gold) Baker Tilly, Delta Airlines, DTE Energy, A123 Systems, Miller Canfield, Kerr Russell, Edward Village Hotel, QAD Systems, Key Safety Systems, Yanfeng USA, ZYNP INCODEL, Nexteer, EY, Lucerne International, Michigan China Innovation Center. (Silver) Millen Smith & Pivoz, Corrigan air & sea cargo, KPMG, Hylant Insurance, China Telecom Americas. (Bronze) Bank of America, I-Cat Logistics, Bromberg & Associates, Golden Way, Comerica Bank, MessageMakers, Indianwood Country Club, Oakland County Economic Development Corp., JLL, Freidman Integrated Realty, NAI Farbman, Clayton McKervey, Promax,​ ​Chemical​ ​Bank,​ ​Sellers​ ​Auto​ ​Group,​ ​Optimal​ ​Inc.

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