From March 7 – 16, the America China Society of Indiana directed a business trip to China to meet with partners and companies.
Beginning in Hangzhou, ACSI met with the Zhejiang Department of Commerce, Zhejiang International Investment Promotion Center, and Zhejiang Foreign Affairs Office to reinforce the Indiana-Zhejiang sister state relationship and to discuss future collaborations and initiatives to foster bilateral business opportunities between Indiana and China.
While in Hangzhou, ACSI also met with several prospective and existing companies wanting to do business in Indiana including HIDEA Power Machinery, who opened their North American Headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind. in 2017. To foster additional opportunities for Indiana companies looking to sell their products to Chinese consumers, ACSI toured Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) to learn more about their business platforms.
While in Shanghai, ACSI met with Faegre Baker Daniels and U.S. Commercial Service at their regional offices to discuss programs designed to spur foreign direct investment to Indiana. Last, but certainly not least, the organization met with additional prospective companies looking to expand its services into Indiana.