Princeton, NJ September 15, 2014 — On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Henry Chou, a partner in Hill Wallack LLP’s Princeton office, spoke at the International Business Opportunities Conference (IBOC). The conference, which was held at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, New Jersey, was organized by the MIDJersey Center for Economic Development (MIDCED), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and accelerating growth in central New Jersey.
The IBOC focused on gathering international trade experts, business leaders and state officials to explore the fundamentals of exporting regional business products and services to strategic global markets. Mr. Chou spoke on the panel “Hottest Export Markets for New Business” where he discussed his experience representing U.S. companies investing in China. He gave an overview of U.S. foreign direct investment in China, the advantages of investing in China and the government approval process. Mr. Chou also discussed concrete examples of how local businesses based in Mercer and Middlesex Counties have successfully ventured across the Pacific.
The panel was moderated by Eddy S. Mayen, a State Department official who oversees the state’s international business strategy. Additional panel members included The Honorable Christian Rodriguez (Consul General, Colombia), The Honorable Ghafur Dharmaputra (Consul General, Indonesia), The Honorable George Monyemangene (Consul General, South Africa), Vered Nohi-Becker (Executive Director, Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce), and William R. Healey (Senior Vice President, Altman Group).
The keynote speakers of the conference were Richard H. Bagger, a senior executive at Celgene, and New Jersey State Senate President, Stephen Sweeney. IBOC also featured two other panels, “Exporting: A Plan of Action,” moderated by BioNJ CEO Debbie Hart, and “Exporting: Success Stories,” moderated by Minister-Counselor Richard Steffens, who serves in the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.