Greater Cleveland Partnership and the China Business Network Host 'China Business Boot Camp' Nov 3

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Half day to capitalize on Ohio's commercial ties to world's second economic power

It's impossible to deny that China's rise has changed the world in which Americans make a living. The practical issue is how American businesses and professionals deal with that reality. For regional business people who want to increase their "China business chops", the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and Continental Airlines have joined with The China Business Network to host China Business Boot Camp Cleveland on November 3, at the GCP's offices in the historic Higbee Bldg., 100 Public Square on the second floor in the Shatten Board Room.

"The Greater Cleveland Partnership,, is working to help the region and our members improve their competitiveness in the global economy," says Joe Roman, GCP President and CEO. "The China Business Boot Camp provides an opportunity for companies with a presence in China, or those who want to establish a business in China, to learn about building or improving relationships in this important market. "

Len Komoroski, President, Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena will deliver a 'tip-off' speech at lunch. In May this year, the Cavaliers joined the growing list of companies in America's Midwest that have attracted Chinese investment. After lunch, participants can choose to attend either 'Orientation' or 'Implementation' sessions. The event finishes with a networking reception featuring a number of China business veterans - Charter Members of The China Business Network - to round out the learning of the day.

Cleveland is the first of nine cities on the China Business Boot Camp tour. Janet Carmosky, CEO of The China Business Network explains the China Business Boot Camp concept: "In thirty years of US-China trade and economic relations, collective wisdom has accumulated and patterns have emerged. There is a map, there is a compass, and there are countless guides to every aspect of the terrain. It's important to make these available for everyone who wants to be more confident and effective in the US-China business landscape."

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), with more than 17,000 members, is a membership association of Northeast Ohio companies and organizations and one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. Our organizational core includes our small-business partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), a one-stop resource for our small-business member companies. COSE provides cost-effective group-purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and resources focused on helping companies grow.

The China Business Network,, is an online and offline membership organization and content site that helps everyone working between China and the west to be more successful. Our members are people working in China business whether part of the diaspora of China expats and experts or individuals newer on the learning curve and looking to gain confidence and get connected.


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