ALABAMA CHINA PARTNERSHIP SPRING SYMPOSIUM
MARCH 15TH & 16TH MONROEVILLE, ALABAMA
MONROEVILLE - The small town of Monroeville has been know for years as the Literary Capital of Alabama, but soon it could be known as the historic place that brought together China and Alabama as a major economic force.
What started out as an intimate event has grown into an major international convention with over 300 Senior Executives & Officials registered to attend the Symposium with nearly half of them traveling into Alabama from China.
“What was already being billed as a very big event for Monroeville has quickly evolved into a very huge event, involving some of the world’s most prominent business leaders, entertainers and economists. In one week, hundreds of Chinese and American business executives will arrive in Monroeville to participate in the first Alabama-China Partnership Symposium,” says CEO of the Alabama China Partnership, Ray Cheng.
Over 30 speakers will initiate networking and communication between the two cultures. Speakers will be traveling from around the globe to be a part of this ground breaking event. CEO’s of multi-billion dollar companies, Rolex award winners, White House officials and both National and State Political leaders are on their way to Monroeville this week. China executives might even hear a “roll tide” when Coach Gene Stallings delivers his inspiration keynote, but don’t worry Alabama Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard will be there to represent and reply with “war eagle.”
The ACP Symposium will be a “no holds barred” forum for both Alabama and China leaders and business executives to learn about each other, collaborate together, inspire change and bridge the gaps between the two super powers. It will be the first of its kind, a road map to lead the way to a strong partnership between the two countries.
“This is the beginning of a relationship with China and Monroeville that will go on for many years””, says Cheng. Ray Cheng is also CEO of the SoZo group which is organizing the event along with help from George Landegger, President of Parsons & Whittemore, the city of Monroeville, Monroe County and the Monroeville County Economic Development Authority.
The people of Monroeville have already started welcoming the international guest by hanging welcome signs all over the city in Chinese, cooking southern desserts for the Symposium and printing their local paper in both English and Chinese.
“The people of Monroeville understand the strength in diversity and welcome new people and ideas to our community. The city of Monroeville looks forward with excitement to forming a lasting friendship with the people of China. I am grateful that our city has the opportunity. Our community welcomes the Chinese people with open arms.” says Monroeville Mayor Mike Kennedy.
The Alabama China Partnership Symposium will be held on the Alabama Southern Community College Campus, in Monroeville, Alabama: March 15th & 16th. 8am-5pm on the 15th and 8am-1pm on the 16th.