On October 2, 2014, the National Association of Chinese-American (NACA) held a dinner to welcome the Beijing delegation at the Canton House restaurant. This is also a networking event for mentees of NACA’s mentorship program to know one another, to meet NACA’s Board members, and to learn more about various NACA Committees and planned activities. Nearly 40 people attended the event, including members of the delegation, members of NACA, mentees of NACA’s mentorship program, local business consulting companies and business executives, and media.
The Beijing Business Delegation consists 22 members of 15 companies from the Beijing Northern Science Tech Park. From September 26 to October 8, the delegation visited five major cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington and New York.
NACA and the metro Atlanta business community extended their warm welcome to the delegation during their short visit in the Southeastern U.S. Ms. Lani Wong, Chairwoman of NACA, gave a welcome speech. Ms. Wong said, “bridging cultures, building leaders, benefiting communities” are the three missions of NACA, and NACA sincerely welcomes the Beijing business delegation, hoping to promote the China-U.S. business communication.
Mr. Li Wang, head of the Beijing delegation and Vice General Manager of Beijing Software Export Center Development Corporation, said the visit was fruitful, as the delegation and the local community had a constructive communication and exchange of experience.
NACA’s Senior Consultant, Mr. Henry Yu, made a special presentation on NACA’s Mentorship Program. The program focuses on training mentees’ social skills, guiding mentees to expand their social network, and helping mentees make career planning. NACA holds one-to-one mentoring once every month, and group mentoring events once every two months. The next group mentoring event is scheduled on November 8, 2014.
The dinner atmosphere was cordial and active. It provided local business people and the delegation with a great opportunity to discuss about potential cooperation. They all enjoyed the dinner as well as benefits of networking.
(By NACA Board Member Hu Bingzi)