2018 Highlight | 2019 Preview

December, 2018

Chairman's Message

Urmil Shah
Chair, International Business Council

Before we head out for the holidays, I want to take a moment to thank our IBC team (Neha Kunte, Faiz Hussain, Sean Hsu, Ken Tse, Daisy Chen, David Gu, Jenny Kim), our Ambassadors and our Partners for their continuous support, reflect on our progress and share plan for 2019. It was a very busy and successful year at IBC with events, hosting delegates, mission trips and forging new partnerships.

2018 Highlight

Belt & Road Summit in Hong Kong

o    We were the first in USA to take delegation to HK in 2017 and again this year in 2018 to be joined by LA and Chicago

o    Renewed our partnership with HK General Chamber of Commerce

o    Established New partners in Business, Legal, Accounting, Logistics for access to HK and China market

o    Report - Link

Understanding Company formation & Tax Laws in Hong Kong & China

HKGCG&GDAACC renewing our Partnership

Hong Kong Summit

ASEAN Delegation (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations )

o    GDAACC and DCCCD hosted delegates from ASEAN

o    Reviewed plans for stronger ties between GDAACC and ASEAN

o    Possibility of entrepreneurial leaders exchange program

ASEAN delegation in Dallas in Partnership with DCCCD

Indian Delegation (From State of Karnataka)

o    From the Silicon Valley of India

o    India is one of the fastest growing economy, reviewed opportunities in Technology and commerce

India Delegation in Dallas

International Business Summit

o    Presented at the Summit, IBC partnered with Sentrum Global and DFW Airport on bridging the gap between Latin America and Asia

o    New business markets and opportunities in two continents
-Represented at Global Chamber event – Doing business in China, Taipei Medical University, American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, US Mexico Chamber


-New partnerships:

o    Sentrum Global

o    San Antonio, MBDA Export Center

o    ProMexico

o    JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)

o    Taipei Chamber

o    Canada Trade Organization

o    Frisco Chamber of Commerce

For 2019 we plan to focus on Education, New Markets and Collaborations:

a.     Events and seminars on structuring entity for right country, Export/Import, access to capital, market research and analysis

b.     Technology and Innovation

c.     Belt and Road Summit Delegation – September 2019

d.     Opportunities to join Delegation to Latin America

It is a privilege to work with such a talented team and GDAACC. We are International Business Council and we know ASIA the best!


Contact: karen@gdaacc.com  or urmilsh@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Urmil Shah
Chair, IBC


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