SMTA Launches Mission to China

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Minneapolis -- Limited to just 20 SMTA members, SMTA's Mission to China, taking place April 7 through 8, will provide participants immediate access to a network of government and industry contacts to help establish relationships that are critical to succeeding in the global economy.

This two-day trip to China will feature Shanghai and Suzhou (a one-hour driving distance apart), the gravity center of one of the fastest growing economies in the world. During the SMTA Mission to China, participants will have the unique opportunity to meet with government officials from the Ministry of Information Industry, Shanghai Mayor's Office, Shanghai Pudong Industry Park, and Suzhou Industry Park.

The meeting is intended to be interactive, for participants to present company information, investment and business intentions, and to ask related questions. Participants will also visit companies and meet with potential business partners of their choice in both Shanghai and Suzhou, as SMTA will work beforehand with CCPIT to identify companies that would have an interest in building a business relationship with the participant.

The goals of SMTA's Mission to China are to provide the most effective means of entering the complex and increasingly important Chinese market, to help member companies understand how to do business in China after China's entry into the WTO, and to help establish manufacturing capability business investment in China. The SMTA Mission to China is co-sponsored in conjunction with CCPIT-ECC, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Electronics and Information Industry Sub-Council, which was established in 1988 to meet the expanding demand of the socialist market economy.

CCPIT-ECC is dedicated to promoting foreign trade, technical exchange and mutual understanding. It is one of the most important bridges linking not only governmental organizations and the enterprises, but also China and other countries in the area of electronics and the information industry.

The cost of the SMTA Mission to China is $1,500. This includes three nights of hotel accommodations at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center International Hotel, all meals on April 7 and 8 and an SMTA-sponsored Welcome Dinner on April 6th, as well as all business meetings and facility tours.

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations. For more information, visit



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