2004-03-05 / Community

Smith Chairs Workshop On Asian Business

Smith Chairs Workshop On Asian Business

Saying "the world’s two most populous countries provide countless opportunities for Queens businesses," State Senator Malcolm A. Smith chaired economic development workshops focusing on businesses opportunities in China and India during the annual gathering of the Conference of Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Legislators in Albany recently.

The senator was proud to bring together such a diverse delegation with a truly international flair for the first time in the 33-year history of the Conference.

Both workshops were co-chaired by Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Kevin Parker, and featured a distinguished panel of experts who understand the immense potential for business development in both China and India.

The panelist for the China workshop included: City Councilmen Leroy Com rie and Robert Jackson; John Wang, President of the Asian American Busi ness Development Center; Dragon Deng, President of Strong America; Bruce Lee, Commercial Consul at the Office of the Chinese Consulate in New York; and Mortimer Lawrence, partner in the law firm of Hopkins, Lawrence and Bailey.

Individuals interested in further information about economic opportunities in India and China, including details about the "New York in Shan ghai" Trade Exposition, is invited to con tact Senator Smith’s office at 518.455.2195.

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