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Governor's Trade Mission to China 2013 
April 12-21, 2013
Bejing- Harbin-Hefei- Shanghai


China’s population is vast—that you know. What you may not know is that the country’s 1.3 billion people are rapidly gaining purchasing power. In fact, by 2020, China will surpass the U.S. in middle class consumption. And as quickly as China is emerging as a new market for Wisconsin-made products, it is also producing a savvy investor class looking for new opportunities.

Governor Walker understands that China’s economic growth holds great promise for Wisconsin businesses. That is why he is leading a business contingent to this important market—the third largest export destination for Wisconsin companies.

Please consider joining Governor Walker and other Wisconsin business leaders in this strategic trade mission.

As a member of Wisconsin’s mission delegation, you will receive special access to Chinese market information and decision-makers, including customized business appointments reserved for high-level government-sponsored groups. WEDC staff will work with on-the-ground Chinese partners to tailor your experience to fulfill your business objectives. Whether your interest is in market access or capital attraction, this Governor-led trade mission will deliver the intelligence and contacts you seek.

China’s importance as a Wisconsin trade partner is both strong and growing. In the past decade, our exports to this burgeoning economy have grown more than 300% to $1.38 billion. And with the country’s continuing growth, the future holds many new opportunities for Wisconsin businesses, particularly those whose specialties relate to infrastructure development, healthcare, food production, and environmental sustainability.

By participating in this trade mission, you are helping to strengthen a mutually beneficial relationship between our great state and one of the world’s fastest growing economies.


Schedule (as of 12/17/12):

Every day includes individual breakfast and a group briefing meeting. Most evenings, there will be group dinners (with/without Chinese representatives).


Friday, April 12, 2013

Depart Wisconsin for China

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Arrive Beijing (evening)
Beijing Hotel TBD

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Market Briefing Meeting
Orientation Day & Cultural Event (Great Wall of China)
Group Dinner (Delegates only)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Customized one-on-one business meetings

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beijing & Harbin (Heilongjiang Province)
Travel from Beijing to Harbin via Air
Harbin Hotel TBD
Customized one-on-one business meetings – Harbin, China

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Option 1: Harbin (Heilongjiang Province) & Hefei (Anhui Province)

For Wisconsin businesses and organizations looking to participate
in the Wisconsin-Anhui Province Water Forum. For example, water, energy,
clean tech companies

Travel from Harbin to Hefei via Air
Hefei Hotel TBD
Customized one-on-one business meetings – Hefei


Option 2: Harbin (Heilongjiang Province) & Shanghai

For remaining businesses, not participating in the Wisconsin-Anhui Province
Water Forum, you will be able to travel to Shanghai earlier and begin
customized one-on-one business meetings there

Travel from Harbin to Shanghai via Air
Shanghai Hotel TBD
Customized one-on-one business meetings – Shanghai

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Option 1 Companies - Hefei (Anhui Province) & Shanghai 
Customized One-on-one business meetings
Travel from Hefei to Shanghai via Rail
Option 2 Companies – Shanghai
Customized one-on-one business meetings – Shanghai continue

Friday, April 19, 2013

Customized one-on-one business meetings
Evening Reception

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Customized one-on-one business meetings

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Depart Shanghai for Wisconsinstration Fees

Standard Package:
1st Registration/Company Representative: $7,075 per person
2nd Registration/Company Representative (from same company): $6,075 per person
**100% of the payment will be due upon confirmation of your participation.  You will not be asked to pay just for filling out the Interest Form**

• Customized one-on-one business meeting arrangements(includes an interpreter)
• Hotel Room (Single Occupancy) (April 12 - 21, 2013)
• Transportation to Group/Scheduled Events
• Most Meals/Receptions
• Inter-country Transportation (Rail & Air)
            o Beijing to Harbin
            o Harbin to Hefei
            o Harbin or Hefei to Shanghai

Does NOT include:
• Overseas airfare (to get to China and back)
• Logistical costs resulting from individual deviations from the group schedule (for example, visiting a specific city or going shopping)
• Passport & visa fees (a valid passport and Chinese visa are REQUIRED to enter China)
• Gifts
• Optional Cultural Event to the Great Wall

Optional Events: 
Cultural Event: Tour of the Great Wall & Forbidden City
$150 per person

As part of 2013 Wisconsin Governor’s Mission to China, participants may attend a one-day, private group cultural excursion to some of Chinas most remarkable cultural and historical sites. The one-day cultural excursion will take participants on a guided tour of the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. The Wisconsin Mission will travel via private coach to the designated cultural destinations. The tour includes one lunch at the School House Restaurant as well as bottles of waters and light snacks.

Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is due at time of confirmed participation.  Cancellation prior to Tuesday, March 12, 2013 will result in a refund of 80% of your overall total. 20% of the cost will be retained to cover expenses already incured prior to cancellation. After March 12, 2013, cancellations will not be accepted and 100% of the registration fee will be retained by WEDC.

Please note - Funding Options:
WEDC has potential scholarship assistance through the SBA’s STEP grant for participating companies whose ownership comprises of minority status, women own 51% corporate stock, active veterans, or located in rural regions.  WEDC’s International Market Access Grant (IMAG) does not have the same restrictions and can accommodate companies who can provide assurance that at least 50% of manufactured value of the product or of the performance value of the service is provided in Wisconsin.  Contact Monica Wahlberg for more information at Monica.wahlberg@wedc.org or at 608-210-6734.


Friday, April 12, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013


Beijing – Harbin – Hefei - Shanghai, China


Rachel Best Phone: 608-210-6726

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