China Trade Mission

The Rothschild Corporation announced that it participated in its legendary, first China Trade Mission to explore international business opportunities with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Val Thompson, President of Houston International Trade Development Council (HITDC) and Miao (Mia) Smith Managing Partner of Xpanding US LLC and Chair for HITDC Asian Initiative Committee) organized this Trade Mission to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from October 20 through 28, 2015.

During the trade mission, 12 US entrepreneurs participated in business relationship building events in Beijing (PRC center for government), Guangzhou (PRC manufacturing center), Shanghai (PRC financial center), and Hong Kong business district. Key activities included

1. Guangzhou, China – October 23: Guangzhou business visit of a successful American start-up – East General Limited. Coco Li (President) and Valvert Thompson III (Vice President) shared information on starting and growing a business in Guangzhou. China. Coco Li presented on The New Business Opportunity in 21st century – International Education.

2. Guangzhou, China – October 24: Participated in the Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in the world. Rothschild networked with providers throughout the supply chain including sourcing agents, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, legal services, and logistics companies doing business within the PRC.

3. Hong Kong – October 26: Visited the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC,, where William Chui, Director, International & Mainland Relations, and Vivian Chan, Manager International Relations, gave a presentation on the services available through the HKTDC. Key services include international business research database available through their website, matching business partners including providing sourcing agents to represent US businesses, and hosting trade shows and fairs such as the Business in IP Asia Forum.

Participants in the China Trade Mission included Denise Adjei (Protocol Services International, HITDC Advisory Council), Judge Bill C. Littlejohn (Attorney, Entrepreneur), Vicky Pink (VP Productions), (AXion Logistics), Suzani Grant (Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge), April Day (WBEA President), and WBEA members Marion Rifkind (Universe Technical Translation), Susanne Rothschild (The Rothschild Corporation), Nicole Griswold (Yoga Blue), and Tiffany Williams (Twice Media Productions).