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2003-2004 Season
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12/9/2004

USSPA Christmas Lunch Party was held at the Park Lane Hotel and attended by 30 plus members, staff, and alumni.

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11/16-19/2004

USSPA participated at the World SME Expo organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. USSPA and members' materials and publications were on display. Participating members: California Association, Georgia Ports of Authority, State of Idaho ¡V Asia Trade Office, State of Illinois, Port of Los Angeles, State of New Mexico Taiwan Office, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and State of Ohio.

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6/23/2004

USSPA hosted a farewell lunch in honor Mr. Barry Friedman, Chief Commercial Consul, at the Brasserie On The Eighth before his departure to Washington. Also presented during the farewell lunch are Mr. Mark Bayuk, Export Control Attache; Mrs. Anna Lai, Deputy Executive Director of Trade Development Council; and Mr. Dien T. Ly, Vice Consul, Commercial Section.

(from left to right: Shirley Co, Mrs. Anna Lai, Mr. Barry Friedman and Mr. Edward Yau)

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6/3/2004

A meeting with Mr. Craig Allen, Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, was held at the USFCS Hong Kong office to discuss ways to improve working relationship with his office to promote Greater China.

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2/26/2004

Members of USSPA attended the CEPA Business Development Centre Opening Ceremony and the CEPA Trade Industry Forum. USSPA is one of the supporting organizations for this event.

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1/13/2004

USSPA hosted a luncheon at the New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant honoring the Guangdong Delegation headed by Mr. WENG Wen-xiang, President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) - Guangzhou Sub-Council / China Chamber of International Commerce Guangzhou Chamber of Commerce. Discussions including co-organizing a Trade & Investment Seminar in Guangzhou scheduled in September 2004. Details to be announced later.

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9/30/2003

The USSPA and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-organized the ¡§Hong Kong & the U.S.: Partnership for Success¡¨ Seminar on September 30, 2003. Supported by US Foreign Commercial Service, US Consulate, this seminar provided the latest business information about the U.S. market and potential partnership opportunities with U.S. companies.

Running concurrently with the Seminar (from 10:00 am) was a Catalogue Showcase in which a number of product catalogues from U.S companies were displayed.

The seminar and catalogue showcase attracted over 100 local & overseas visitors.

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7/21/2003

A meeting was held at the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau's office to meet with Miss Jacqueline Willis, Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA; Ms. Sarah Wu, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs, New York and Miss Anita Tang, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs, San Francisco. The meeting was arranged by the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau. 13 members attended.

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7/21/2003

USSPA hosted a lunch meeting with Hon. Henry Tang (­ð­^¦~), Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology Bureau. 14 members attended the program. This unofficial event provided an opportunity for us to explore bilateral co-operation between Hong Kong SAR Government and USSPA in promoting trade and investment between the United States and Hong Kong.

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6/5-7/2003

USSPA participated at the SME Market Day organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. USSPA and members' materials and publications were on display. Participating members: State of California, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Los Angeles, State of Iowa, Port of Long Beach, Port Authority NY & NJ, State of North Carolina, Port of Tacoma, State of Illinois, State of Ohio.

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3/21/2003
The Executive Committee led a 7-members USSPA Delegation to Sanxiang, Zhongshan in Guangdong to explore business opportunities for U.S. companies. Ms. Lu Rui Fen, Town-Governor of Sanxiang commissioned the visiting USSPA members as their Economic Development Advisors. The visit was covered by local television station.


3/20/2003 USSPA hosted a luncheon reception at the New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant honoring the Guangdong Delegation headed by Mr. Xiao Jinzhe, V.P. of Guangdong People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and explored co-operation in establishing taxation training program for Chinese officials. Mr. Xiao also provided us with information on business climiate in Heyuen and updated members the current status of the new Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. The USSPA annual election and bi-monthly meeting was held after the reception. Shirley Co was elected as the President. Also elected were Edward Yau as Vice President/Secretary and Salina Wong as Treasurer/Port Coordinator.



1/10/2003 The Executive Committee led a 10-members USSPA delegation to visit Guangzhou and met with Director Huang Ziqiang of Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office, Consul General John J. Norris, Jr, American Consulate General in Guangzhou and Director-General Huang Guosheng of Guangzhou Harbor Bureau to discuss co-operations in promoting trade, investment, education/training, U.S. port facilities in South China.


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