HOLLYWOOD2020 MEETS QINGDAO CHINA DELEGATION....yes, Joyce Schwarz, emerging entertainment analyst and author was on site for the visit of the Qingdao, China delegation to talk about animation, technology and of course eco-tourism. Why should Hollywood2020 readers be interested in Qingdao -- check the stats at the end of this article and you'll discover that according to Sinoces.com, China has become the 2nd largest consumer electronics market in the world. Plus, lots of animation and cartoons and new technology and eco-tourism give this area of China an exciting future. It is also a plus that it is so gorgeous and that people call it the "SWITZERLAND OF ASIA". js
Joyce Schwarz (second from right) welcomes Qingdao delegation to USA. Schwarz is on the board of the Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce and is consultant to many Pac Rim firms including telcos, wireless, software, technology and tourism. She is also a business and travel writer who covers economic development and emerging tech trends in books and trade and consumer publications.
KUDOS TO HOLMES STONER:
The event organized by Holmes Stoner, President, Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce (wwwpacrimchamber.org) in conjunction with URI Inc. (www.uriinc.com) international advertising agency headed by Xochitl Hwang, President and CEO featured many Los Angeles VIP's in the technology, digital media and tourism industries.
PIX AND FACTS ABOUT QINGDAO CHINA: Hollywood2020.blogs.com is sharing photos taken at the USA welcoming reception and facts about Qingdao that you may not know: You may know Qingdao for its beer festival and beer which is popular in the USA, but did you know the area is also called the "SWITZERLAND OF ASIA?" --it's that beautiful!
QINGDAO DELEGATION & GUESTS INCLUDED:
DID YOU KNOW THE OLYMPIC SAILING COMPETITION WILL BE IN QINGDAO?
The Qingdao delegation and guests at the event included: Hou Zhichang, Vice Director, Bureau of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation of Laoshan District, Qingdao; Song Rendent, Director, Human Affair Bureau of Losahn District Ming Zhou, China Jiangsu Provincial Trade Representative Office in USA; Yin Ming-qin, Deputy Director-General, People's Government of Laoshan District, Qingdao Municipality; Jenni Li, Managing Director, ATL International; Neil McCarthy, Tech Coast Angeles; Patrick Mulcahy, Team China/California LLC; Stephen Son, Power Seal; Larry Peters, VP Asa Events; Gunnar Keel, Biognosis and of course Holmes Stoner, Xochitl Hwang, and her executives and friendly staff including JerryRakfeldt, Vice President, URI Inc.
Xochitl Hwang, President, URI Inc. welcomes Qingdao delegate in the Uri Inc. impressive offices in Culver City near AOL and other major technology firms.
A reception line welcomes Qingdao delegates to USA.
Gunnar Keel and Steaphan Weir, new President, SmartSMS Corp
Qingdao is also the site for the 2006 International SINOCES -- supported by the US CES
(Consumer Electronics Assn).
FACTS ON CHINA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS FYI
According to Sinoces.com, China’s consumer electronics market is developing rapidly these years. Currently it has reached to 24% of the entire industry of the world and it still has a large potentiality. In 2005, China’s consumer electronics market dealt 34.75 billion US dollars. It will exceed 60 billion in 2006 by estimation. China has become the 2nd largest consumer electronics market of the world.
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