2010-2011

At WPI Conference, Mass. Companies to Learn How to Establish Effective, Collaborative Partnerships with Businesses in China

What      
The 2nd annual U.S.-China Link, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) initiative, is aimed at leveraging the university's renowned undergraduate global projects program to give small-and medium-sized manufacturers in Massachusetts an effective and low-cost way to explore business opportunities, learn about best practices, and establish collaborative partnerships in China. WPI, as a leading research university and an active member in global outreach, plays a significant role in paving the way for connecting businesses in the U.S. and China.

Themed "Building Entrepreneurial Relationships between Massachusetts and the Zhejiang Province," the conference is co-organized by the WPI School of Business and the School of Management at Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) in China. This is the institutions' first effort to provide a platform for the business communities in Massachusetts and Zhejiang Province to exchange information, understand each other's needs and interests, and explore collaboration opportunities.

When/Where
June 6 (WPI Campus Center Odeum); June 7 (WPI Higgins House), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Who
Greg Bialecki
, Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, will give a presentation.

Executives from local organizations as MassChallenge, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Massachusetts Export Center, FLEXCon, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative, and Nypro will give presentations and conduct tours of their facilities.

More Info
The U.S.-China Link conference is hosted at WPI with support from the Business and International Education Program of the U.S. Department of Education and MassMEP through a grant obtained by professors Amy Zeng, Yiming (Kevin) Rong, and Jennifer Rudolph. Other sponsors are Worcester Business Journal, MassChallenge, and EMC Corp.'s Asian Circle organization.

Visit the conference website for more information and a complete program.

June 3, 2011

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu