July 19, 2019—San Bernardino, CA
Nobel Systems President Michael Samuel is accompanying San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia and City Council Member Juan Figueroa on a trade and goodwill mission to China this week.
China is California’s largest trading partner and a key to business and strong cultural ties to the San Bernardino region and city.
“Our delegation is on an essential mission to solidify ties with China and explore new business opportunities that will help expand our local economy with jobs and investments,” the mayor said.
San Bernardino is poised to become a pivotal component to the future of global trade; we value the Chinese businesses that have already established operations in our city and welcome others to explore the vast opportunities for investment, business development, and in the areas of innovation, education, art and culture in San Bernardino.”
“Trade dynamics are moving very fast, and those that do not invest or keep their business partners engaged will soon find these opportunities gone. That’s why we are heading to China,” Nobel Systems President Michael Samuel said.
“Trade dynamics are moving very fast, and those that do not invest or keep their business partners engaged will soon find these opportunities gone.— Michael Samuel, Nobel Systems President
In cooperation with the San Bernardino Community and Economic Development team, the delegation will expand on San Bernardino’s commitment to building a vibrant community for all. This effort will ensure the city’s capacities are wholly identified and promoted.
“Now more than ever, we must ensure that we are focused on economic vitality. When we are successful in our economic development ventures, all of our city programs and residents benefit.” said 3rd Ward Council Member Juan Figueroa.
The San Bernardino delegation of business leaders and government officials will conduct visits with their counterparts in the dynamic cities of Wuxi, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, and Shanghai.
The delegation will visit with a multitude of companies and airport officials to ensure that San Bernardino is presented as their best option for expansion and investment.
“Like many international businesses, Chinese businesses are discovering that San Bernardino is uniquely positioned as a gateway for manufacturing, warehousing, and distributing a variety of consumer goods throughout our country,” said Fred Latuperissa CEO of EXIM20/20 Group, a San Bernardino company.
Also joining the delegation is Christine Jiang, President of the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America, Jimmy Feng, owner of Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino, Luis Alvarado, Luis Alvarado Public Affairs LLC, and Xiaodong Liu, Deputy Editor China Press, U.S.