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Press Release : Spreen Invited to Participate in Hebei Trade Fair (update: rescheduled due to SARS for Oct. 18 - 21, 2003, download Hebei Fair doc (29k) for details.

Pictorial : Photos from the 20th Hebei Economic & Trade Fair and the 7th China (Langfang) Agricultural Products Trade Fair.


Press Release: Spreen Invited to Participate in Hebei Trade Fair

April 2, 2003 (Beijing, China) &endash; By invitation of the Asia-Pacific CEO Association, Dave Spreen, President of Dave Spreen Enterprises, Inc. will be a guest participant in the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade Fair in Langfang City, China. The fair is sponsored by the People's Government of Hebei Province and undertaken by the Langfang municipal government. The Asia-Pacific CEO International Forum will run concurrently with the Hebei Fair from May 18 to May 20, 2003.

Langfang City, situated at the center of HeBei province, is called the " Pearl On The Jing-Jin Corridor" with Beijing to the north, Tianjin in the east, Cangzhou to the south and Baoding due west. Machinery and electronics, food-processing, light industry, textile, chemistry and new building materials have become the key industries in Langfang.

Focusing on investment and trade, the Hebei Economic and Trade Fair has been widely recognized as an international gathering for business promotions, commodity exhibitions, high-ranking forums and information exchanges. The annual fair has helped Hebei to establish extensive economic and trade relationships, both at home and overseas. Investors from more than 80 countries and regions have registered nearly 10 thousand foreign-funded enterprises in Hebei Province, including 42 multinational corporations from the World Top 500.

The fair will highlight a number of key projects involving infrastructure construction, agricultural development, high-tech industry, service trades and tourism development. A number of developments concerning the transfer of the state-owned enterprises, utilization of foreign funds and overseas investment by private enterprises will be announced. There will be a series of special project seminars featuring Hebei's infrastructure cooperation efforts, the transfer of property rights of state-owned enterprises, commercial and trade circulation, cooperation between Chinese and foreign enterprises, development zones, green agriculture, and animal husbandry, Scientific project presentations will be conducted by Qinghua University and by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asia-Pacific will also offer the President Forum for Private Economic Development.

Spreen has also been invited to give a 20 minute speech at the Summit Conference(International Conference Hall of Langfang International Hotel) to approximately 500 participants from both China and foreign countries. A few speakers will be invited to become Senior Advisers to Langfang Municipal People's Government, Hebei Province, China.

The 80,000 square meter exhibition space will be divided among comprehensive exhibitions and areas of special interest. The event is expected to draw more than 10 thousand business people. The opening ceremony for the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade will take place at 10:30 AM on May 18, 2003 at the square of the Convention and Exhibition Center of Langfang City and a grand welcome entertaining performance in honor of the guests will be given at 7:30 PM, May 18, 2003.

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* Update April 28, 2003: The People's Government of Hebei Province, Langfang Municipal People's Government and Asia-Pacific CEO Association have decided to suspend the the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade Fair and Asia-Pacific CEO Summit in Langfang City, China on May 18 - 20, 2003 until the SARS problem is resolved.

** Update August 8, 2003: Mr. Qin of the Asia-Pacific CEO Association informs us the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade Fair and the 7th China (Langfang) Agricultural and Farming Produce Fair will be held on October 18 - 21, 2003 in Langfang City. Download Hebei Fair doc (29k) for details.

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For more information contact:

Mr. Dave Spreen, President
Dave Spreen Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 113, Kneeland, CA 95549-0113 USA
Tel: 707-445-2244, Fax: 707-445-1024
Email:
dspreen@humboldt1.com
Website:
www.humboldt1.com/~dspreen

Mr. Qin Xiong
Director, International Business Development
Asia-Pacific CEO Association
D1-18 Floor, Sunshine Plaza,
No. 68 Anli Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100101, China

Additional info:

Article by Jennifer Morey, Times-Standard (April 12, 2003; section A, page 8 - with photo from Chinafloor 2003):
"Spreen says opportunities abound for trade with China"

Download informational documents:

Additional links:

This site is organized by the Langfang Planning Committee and Langfang Economic Information Center:

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* Update April 28, 2003: The People's Government of Hebei Province, Langfang Municipal People's Government and Asia-Pacific CEO Association have decided to suspend the the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade Fair and Asia-Pacific CEO Summit in Langfang City, China on May 18 - 20, 2003 until the SARS problem is resolved.

** Update August 8, 2003: Mr. Qin of the Asia-Pacific CEO Association informs us the 20th Hebei Economic and Trade Fair and the 7th China (Langfang) Agricultural and Farming Produce Fair will be held on October 18 - 21, 2003 in Langfang City. Download Hebei Fair doc (29k) for details.


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