New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2010
In a world strapped for cash, the Chinese have money and they are spending it. In an environment of stalling growth prospects, China’s economy still roars. Fortunately for the US economy, China’s government and businesses are looking for things that the US has: clean tech and green tech, biomedicine and health IT expertise, commercial and residential real estate, and an ecosystem for raising capital that is still useful.
Unfortunately, too few US-based businesses are getting any traction with China. According to China business veteran Janet Carmosky, CEO of The China Business Network, the biggest reason is deeply cultural and dead simple: “The Chinese are a group culture led from above. They are used to seeing government, academia and businesses working together for a shared goal. We’re bottom up and individual-based. We’re in position to earn their trust when we look cohesive – and a series of conversations with companies acting independently isn’t working.”
Cut to the chase: we need to get on the same page and collaborate. But first, we have to meet each other.
The China Business Network is sponsoring a contest to get the connections flowing faster. Anyone who sends information about coming events in Hot Sectors gets a free membership in The China Business Network (normally $60), five guest membership passes worth $30 each, and is eligible for additional prizes and perks. The Champion Connector – whoever sends the highest number of qualified events for posting on The China Business Network - gets advertising for a year on The China Business Network, an interview, and sponsored prizes. The top five contestants will get an advertisement for three months, and the top ten contestants will be named in a press release and featured in interviews on The China Business Network. Contest rules and entry information are at http://thechinabusinessnetwork.com/home
As the premier English language community for professionals interested in China business, The China Business Network organizes a small number of its own events and content while promoting and supporting the networking events, consulting services, and projects of all its members. Says member Jason Patent, whose firm recently engaged TCBN to support as series of China business breakfasts, “I’m in charge of marketing for my company, which does significant business with China. The China Business Network provides great reach and targeting, and enhances our credibility in the space. In supporting our events, they were strategic and practical, highly energetic and good listeners.
With the tagline “building success and your place it the cross-border space” The China Business Network supports its members and the China business sector overall with events organization, marketing and promotions; management of a bilingual online directory of people who have and need China business expertise; and production of bilingual content to support the business and career development goals of its members.
Email your China business event to events (at) thechinabusinessnetwork (dot) com and be entered to win!
CEO, The China Business Network