The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) and Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) are jointly organizing a business development mission to Shenzhen and Hong Kong to provide Minnesota’s high tech companies an opportunity to explore business prospects in two of China’s most important and fastest growing cities.  The delegation, cochaired by Kate Rubin, MHTA President, and Tony Lorusso, MTO Executive Director, will attend China’s top trade show for the high tech industry (China HiTech Fair), visit local technology companies, meet with government officials and industry trade associations, obtain market and industry presentations, and more. In addition to attending the trade fair in Shenzhen, the delegation will visit Hong Kong to acquire market and industry information and to meet business contacts in this dynamic market.  The goals of the mission are to acquire firsthand market and industry information regarding China’s high tech sector; obtain valuable business contacts; explore opportunities for technology exchanges and partnerships; and promote Minnesota exports to China.  The Mission will take place Oct. 10-16, 2008.  More information and applications are available on the MTO Web site at by clicking on the MHTA/MTO Mission to China icon.  Applications must be received by the Minnesota Trade Office no later than close of business on July 31, 2008.  Applications can be submitted by mail to Minnesota Trade Office, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200, St. Paul, MN 55101; by fax at 651-296-3555; or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Questions can be directed to Tony Lorusso at the Minnesota Trade Office by phone at 651-259-7489 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information about Minnesota High Tech Association can be found online at  Information on the China Hi-Tech Trade Fair is also available online at  

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