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Michael Gibson presents, James Cambridge and Chaoyi Ding network at second day of Detroit Chinese Business Association Auto Expo

November 8, 2017

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

On the second day of the expo, James Cambridge, member, and Chaoyi Ding, associate, networked with a number of Chinese and US industry leaders in the exhibition hall. Michael Gibson, member, joined Comerica's Song Li, FINNEA Group's Brian Dragon, and Doeren Mayhew's Aaron Partridge for a panel discussion on mergers and acquisitions and best practices on securing and finalizing deals between US and Chinese entities. The panel was moderated by Doeren Mayhew's Matthew Gurwin.

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. ... 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."

“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.

“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.

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.

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