Delegation of 26 Chamber members visits China

Last week, 26 Kentucky business leaders participated in the Kentucky Chamber’s second Mission to China. During the eight-day trip, delegates had the opportunity to experience both the culture and business of China. In addition to participating in business meetings with Kentucky businesses with locations in China, delegates also visited the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Ming Dynasty Tombs, and the 700-year-old Temple of Heaven.

“The Chamber’s trip to China presented an opportunity to learn about China from a business and cultural perspective,” said Greg Schaaf, a member with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald and a delegate on the Mission to China. “The presentations from those living and working in China provided a unique and diverse perspective on transacting business there. It was clear from the discussion at the closing meeting that the Chamber group had gained valuable knowledge that would assist any expansion plans.”

Bill Goodman, host of KET’s One-to-One and Kentucky Tonight, also participated in the mission and said he was very impressed with all he learned during the trip.

“The Kentucky Chamber’s trip to China provided a first time traveler to this amazing country with all of the essentials one needed for a successful journey to the East; we learned from business and consulting experts just what a Kentucky company or entrepreneur might need to know about doing business in China,” said Goodman. “The trip agenda allowed travelers to immerse themselves in the culture and everyday life of the citizenry along the Grand Canal and the alleys of Hangzhou, and we marveled at the skyscrapers in Shanghai.” KET will broadcast features about the Mission to China later this fall.

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