"Smart China Sourcing" Conference in 2014
Updated for today's market conditions!
Mike Bellamy, Chairman, China Sourcing Information Center
Finding the right supplier is the single most important step in determining your project's success or failure.
Sourcing veteran Mike Bellamy will cut to the chase and explain how to efficiently select suppliers for your particular needs. Highlights include:
This is a must-attend event for new buyers, while even experienced sourcing professionals will learn a few more tricks of the trade.
Karen Waksman, Founder and CEO of Retail MBA (RetailMBA.com), will reveal how to create retail distribution channels for your products in new markets! Absolutely no sales experience or existing buyer relationships required!
In this informative workshop, Karen will discuss:
Who should attend? Directors of Product Development, Sales and Corporate Management who are responsible for product category growth into new retail markets!
Learn how to negotiate and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with your suppliers based on contracts and quality plans.
The seminar will cover:
Learn the purchasing strategies employed by highly successful companies.
Recognized as an expert on China sourcing, Mike has been interview by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC and CNN. He is a featured presenter on China business issues at various seminars, trade shows and corporate events across the globe. Mike is the author of "The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing" and blogs at www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org.
In 2002, Mike founded a boutique sourcing agency, PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions, which provides sourcing and supply chain management services to international clients who wish to outsource some or all of their import/export departments.
Mike is a board member at Asia Quality Focus (a leading inspection agency) and Chibridge Law Firm. He is also volunteers at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center and China Sourcing Service Center.
Mike received his double degrees in Diplomacy and Economics in Washington DC at American University and later went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina which included a year of full-time graduate level courses in China.
Before building a career in China, Mike spent 2 years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar studying Japanese factory management in Tokyo and Osaka. Later he studied the Chinese language in Manchuria and Beijing. Mike reads, writes and speaks Chinese. Originally from Western NY near Buffalo, Mike is currently based in Shenzhen with his wife and daughters.
Contact Details: MikeB@SourcingInfo.org
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-mike-bellamy/8/52a/389
Since landing in Asia 4 years ago, Simon has his five sense (he has already developed the sixth) in finding solutions to prevent fraud, combat the quality control, protect the intellectual property in China and try to contribute to provide a more efficient supply chain to buyers.
After develop sourcing projects for companies like Custo Barcelona, Mattel, Velilla Confecciones, Innova Desing among others through his small sourcing company in Shanghai, in 2012 Simon was hired by the "guru" of Sourcing in China Mike Bellamy, founder of the American company PassageMaker Sourcing Solution, as Senior Executive and Project Developer for the speaking Spanish markets advising to those new buyers or experienced in China how to identify the right supplier for their projects, managing vendors and also offering their "Black Box" concept, a system to extract the best price in China and protect Intellectual Property without compromising on quality services.
Following his interest in expanding the knowledge in Sourcing in China and try to help buyers, Simon is volunteering at the information platform nonprofit China Sourcing Information Center directing the creation of the Spanish platform offering, videos, educational material, articles and other contents related to sourcing in China to educate the buyer free tools.
Karen is the author of "Retail MBA: How to Sell a Product to Wal-Mart and Other Chain Store Retailers." She is the featured "Ask the Pro" Retail Expert for Entrepreneur Magazine. Karen is also the Go-To Retail Expert for MSNBC and is being featured in their new book based on the longest running MSNBC TV series called "It's Your Business". Karen is asked by Stanford University to teach her popular class called "How to Sell Your Products to Retailers" and is a student mentor for their Product Realization Network group.