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Largest-ever USA pavilion sets records at 18th CIFIT in Xiamen

Updated: 2014-09-10
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of AmCham South China USA Pavilion at the 18th CIFIT in Xiamen, Sept 8.
Mr. Harley Seyedin, president of The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), joined representatives from both the Invest in the U.S.A. Association and the Xiamen municipal government, to cut the ribbon of the “AmCham South China USA Pavilion” at the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) on September 8.
Taking place at 9:50 a.m. in Hall C of the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, the event kicked off what is expected to be the busiest year yet for the Pavilion’s exhibitors. This is the sixth consecutive year that CIFIT has included a US Pavilion since Mr. Seyedin and former Consul General Robert Goldberg of the US Consulate General in Guangzhou conceived and led the Pavilion’s inaugural effort in 2008.

The 750-square-meter USA Pavilion this year are staffed by nearly 200 visitors from the United States looking to help Chinese companies discover partners and projects for investments in America. 
In addition to establishing a dialogue with potential investors for projects in the United States at the USA Pavilion, the 400-strong AmCham South China delegation will be participating in a range of other activities, including meetings with provincial-level officials from Fujian, Hunan, and the Chong Qing state-level municipality. On the evening of September 8 the delegation will host its annual CIFIT Evening Cocktail reception at Revolving Club on the 36th floor of Xiamen Top Plaza.  
About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China 

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by its parent organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2013, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives, government leaders and journalists from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings.
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