Past Programs 2001-2002
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2001 - 2002 SEASON
12/11/2002
USSPA Christmas Lunch Party was held at the World Trade Center Hong Kong and attended by 31 members, staff and alumni.




12/4-5/2002
USSPA participated in the NAFTA Catalog Show organized by Taipei Importers & Exporters Association in Taipei. Materials and publications of participating members (Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina) were on display. While in Taipei, the USSPA delegation also visited the American Trade Center, American Chamber of Commerce, CETRA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Board of Trade and Legislator John Chang.


10/8/2002

USSPA hosted a luncheon reception at the Hong Kong Marriott honoring the newly arrived U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong, Hon. James R. Keith. Guests also included Ms. Alice C. Moore, Consular Section Chief; Mr. Dien T. Ly, Vice Consul, Commercial Section and Ms. Rose Mak, Commercial Specialist of the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. The Consul General gave a briefing on the current terrorism issue in the U.S. to the 14 USSPA members attending the meeting. Business promotion co-operation between the two agencies was also discussed. Bi-monthly meeting was held after the luncheon.

9/23/2002 A special luncheon with Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu (胡 應 湘 爵 士), Chairman of Hopewell Holding Ltd., was organized at the New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant. Sir Gordon described how his proposed Hong Kong - China - Macau Bridge Project could promote economic growth in the Pearl River Delta in China. 10 USSPA members attended the program.



9/2/2002 Invited by Mr. Yun Tom, 7 USSPA members attended dinner reception honoring Mr. Liang Xin, Secretary of the Communist Committee of Sanxiang, Zhongshan City of Guangdong. Mr. Liang spoke about Sanxiang as a hot target for foreign investments.

9/2/2002 A meeting was held at Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Bureau Office with Ms. Jacqueline Willis, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, in U.S.A. and her staff to explore cooperation in promoting Hong Kong business opportunities in the U.S. 9 USSPA representatives attended the meeting.



8/30/2002 USSPA hosted a luncheon reception at the American Club with major trade associations in Hong Kong, including the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (Mr. Frank Martin, President), The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, HK (Dr. Robin Y.H. Chan, Chairman & also Chairman of Asia Commercial Bank), The Chinese Manufacturers Association of Hong Kong (Mr. Francis Lau, Executive Director), The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (Dr. Fu Yu Ning, Vice-chairman, also President of China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd.), Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (Ms. Eva Chow, Director of International Business), Hong Kong Productivity Council (Mr. Edmund S.L. Sung, Director, Services & Business Branch), Hong Kong Retail Management Association (Mr. Yu Pang Chun, Chairman and also Director of Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium) and Hong Kong Shippers' Council (Mr. Sunny Ho, Executive Director). This outreach event was attended by 10 USSPA representatives. Bi-monthly meeting was held after the luncheon.



8/26/2002 The Executive Committee and 7 members of USSPA visited Mr. Stephen Ip Shu-Kwan (), Secretary for Economic Development and Labour of Hong Kong and discussed the new opportunities for U.S. business in taking the advantage of Hong Kong's world class infrastructure, trading and financing strength in promoting business in the Greater China market.

8/22/2002 Five USSPA members had attended an informal lunch at Hong Kong Marriott with Mr. Steward Ballard, Director and Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Liaison Office for the Asian Development Bank in Manila, on Aug 22, 2002 to discuss ADB projects for U.S. manufacturers and consultants.



7/23/2002 The President of the USSPA along with 3 members paid a courtesy visit to John Wan, Associate Director of Invest Hong Kong and discussed their efforts in promoting Hong Kong as the gateway to China and also as the prime location for regional headquarters in Asia.

7/18/2002

USSPA hosted a farewell luncheon reception for Mr. Ned Quistorff, Chief Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, at New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant, Hong Kong. The event was attended by 13 members and alumni. Mr. Quistorff will be taking up new U.S. Department of Commerce assignment at the APAC office in Seattle.

 

6/27-28/2002

USSPA participated at the SME Market Day organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event featured a wide array of products and services targeting at SMEs, provided by all relevant trade & service sectors and was well attended by banks & finance companies, accounting firms, lawyers, IT companies, industry & trade support organizations, government departments and associations. USSPA and members’ materials and publications were on display. 117 business leads were generated for the following participating members:
Georgia Ports Authority, State of Illinols, State of Iowa, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of New York and New Jersey, State of North Carolina, State of Ohio, South Carolina State Ports Authority, and Port of Tacoma.

 

6/21/2002

Hon. Tsang Yok-Sing (曾鈺成), Chairman of Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, also Councilor of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Legislative Council, discussed the political and economic outlook in Hong Kong at the USSPA's luncheon at the American Club. Ten members attended. Bi-monthly meeting was held after the luncheon.



5/24/2002

Mr. Steward Ballard, Director and Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Liaison Office for the Asian Development Bank, Manila visited USSPA and discussed business opportunities in ADB projects for U.S. manufacturers and consultants.

 

5/18/2002

A tour to "Mai Po" Marshes Nature Reserve in the New Territories was organized and attended by 29 members, families and alumni.

 

5/8/2002

Members of USSPA including Ohio, Illinois and FCS hosted a dinner for Ms. Cleo Alday, Senior Commercial Specialist, USFCS, Manila.

 

4/18/2002

USSPA hosted a half-day seminar on "Doing Business in the U.S." at the Hong Kong Riverside Hotel to 88 participants of the Chinese Senior Management Training Class sponsored by Chiang's Industrial Charity Foundation of Hong Kong. The senior executives from various industries in China were selected by the State Council in Beijing. Participating members were California, Georgia Port, Illinois, Long Beach and Ohio with guest speakers from Momentum (Asia) Ltd., and Lingnan University.

 

4/16/2002

Upon request, the Executive members of USSPA gave a briefing on "Hong Kong's Role in China Trade" to 40+ members of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, Hong Kong.

 

3/28/2002

USSPA and Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-hosted the "Buying, Selling, Investing and Partnering with the U.S." seminar. The half-day program was over-subscribed by 150 Hong Kong and Chinese executives and covered by local television station. Participating members included:

State of California State of New Mexico
State of Illinois Georgia Ports Authority
State of Iowa Port of Long Beach
State of Mississippi Port of Los Angeles
State of North Carolina Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
State of Ohio Port of Tacoma
State of Wisconsin Virginia Port Authority

 

3/22-25/2002

USSPA participated in the 14th International Machine Tool - Linkage Industry Exhibition in Hong Kong. USSPA and members' materials and publications were on display.

 

3/7-10/2002

USSPA participated in the Information Infrastructure Expo & Conference in Hong Kong. USSPA and members' materials and publications were on display.

 

2/8/2002

USSPA hosted a luncheon meeting with Ms. Katherine Houghton, Senior Commercial Officer, FCS, US Consulate General in Shanghai at the Bei Shou Restaurant. 7 members attended.

 

2/4/2002

USSPA hosted a dinner meeting with Hon. Martin Lee (李柱銘), Chairman of Hong Kong Democratic Party and Hon. Chung-Kai Sin (單仲偕), Legislator, Hong Kong Legislative Council at The American Club. The program was attended by 11 members. The USSPA annual election meeting was held before the dinner reception. The present executive line-up Norman Li, Shirley Co and Edward Yau were re-elected as the President, Vice President and Treasurer- Ports co-ordinator.

 

12/14/2001

USSPA Christmas Dinner Party was held at the Tai Hei Hing Shark Fin Restaurant, Causeway Bay and attended by 13 members and staff.

 

12/14/2001

Norman Li, representing the USSPA, attended the Liaoning Product Exhibition & Economic Cooperation Conference in Shenzhen, China, hosted by Governor Bo Xi-Lai.

 

12/10/2001

USSPA hosted a luncheon honoring Mr. Lee Boam, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, US Embassy, Beijing at Beishou Seafood Restaurant. 8 members attended.

 

12/6/2001

USSPA delegation visited Macau. Held meetings with Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Macau World Trade Center, Macau Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Macau Import & Export Association and Macau Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Associations. Ms. Christina Leong, Deputy Director of Macau Department of Financial Services also attended the luncheon meeting with participating members: Illinois, Port of Long Beach, and Port of Los Angeles, Ohio and Tacoma.

 

11/19/2001

USSPA organized a luncheon meeting with Hon. James Tien (田北俊), Chairman of Liberal Party at the American Club. 13 members and alumni participated the luncheon. Bimonthly meeting was held after the luncheon.




10/23-27/2001

USSPA participated in the China Shunde International Exposition for Household Electrical Appliances Exhibition. Participating members included Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Port of Long Beach, and Port of Los Angeles. A meeting with Shunde Economic and Trade Bureau was also held.

 

9/5/2001

USSPA organized a luncheon meeting with Mr. Liu Guo Yuan (劉國元), Executive Chairman of COSCO Hong Kong Group at The American Club. The luncheon was attended by 20 members and alumni. Bimonthly meeting was held after the luncheon.

 

7/19/2001

USSPA hosted a luncheon meeting with Mr. Chang Liang Jen (張良任), Managing Director of the Chung Hwa Travel Service at the Foreign Correspondents' Club. The luncheon was attended by 17 members and alumni. Bimonthly meeting was held after the luncheon.

 

5/31/2001

USSPA organized a luncheon meeting with Mr. Ji Peiding (吉佩定), Commissioner of Office of the Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR at The American Club and were attended by 18 members and alumni. Bimonthly meeting was held after the luncheon.

 

   
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