(Hokkaido region) Project to Expand Hokaido Brand Sales Routes in the East Asian Market Seminar to Open the Food Product Market in China (FY2010)
With the aim of supporting the development of Hokkaido’s regional economy, in which food-related industries are a core element, IIST organized a seminar in Sapporo to promote the opening and expansion of demand in China.
Dates: 10:00 - 12:00, August 5 (Thursday), 2010
Organized by: IIST; Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
In cooperation with: North Pacific Bank, Ltd.
Supported by: Hokkaido; Sapporo City; JETRO Hokkaido; Food Processing Research Center, Hokkaido Research Organization; Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Place: Plaza Hall, Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo, Hokkaido
About 150 persons from food product makers, trading companies, related organizations, etc.
1.“Points to Note Regarding Food Product Exports to China”
Ms. Yu Xiao Ping
Director, Department of Commercial Consultancy, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Branch Office
Ms. Yu gave a concise explanation of the points that Hokkaido companies should bear in mind when exporting food products to China, including China’s safety administration relating to imported food products, planning and promotion for the selection of sales companies and the market in general, and the securing of profits by cost reduction.
2.“Strategies for Opening the Chinese Market to Hokkaido Food Products”
Mr. Masashi Kitajima
Chairperson, Dalian Hokkaidojin Kai
(President, Toyo World Information Consultant Co.)
Based on his experience of living for nine years in Dalian, Mr. Kitajima provided information relating to food and food products, talked about the characteristics of Chinese society’s culture and customs, and explained strategies for opening the Chinese market to Hokkaido’s food products in the light of these factors.
3.“The Present State of Imported Food Product Sales in China”
Mr. Masahide Otobe
Vice General Manager, Dalian Mykal Corporation
Mr. Otobe gave an explanation of business in China and the food product market in Dalian from the perspective of a corporate manager.
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