CIeNET Attended APEC Economic Summit 2015 as a Representative of U.S. SME Delegation Leaders

27th November 2015, Manila, Philippine

Mr. Michael Yuan, Executive Vice President, Corporate and Market Development, CIeNET International, the parent company of CIeNET Technologies (Beijing), attended the 2015 APEC Economic Summit as a representative of U.S. SME Delegation Leaders, November 17th through 19th, 2015 in Green Sun, Makati City, Philippine.

The Summit, themed at “Innovation and Big Ideas: Pushing Boundaries”, brought together the region’s small and medium-sized business entrepreneurs to share success stories of SME innovation and internationalization, as well as to highlight institutional support mechanisms proven to drive innovation and fuel rapid SME growth.   Most of the heads of states of the 21 APEC member countries including the U.S. President Barack Obama, President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping attended the Summit.

The U.S. Delegation, which was co-led by Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Alejandra Castillo, National Director of Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), consists of twenty-eight representatives from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, U.S. SMEs that are export-ready or currently exporting to APEC economies, as well as trade organizations and other federal government officials.

“I’m honored to be invited to attend the Summit as a member of U. S. delegation to interact with business and political leaders in the region on a number of hot topics. It is also a tremendous recognition of CIeNET’s continuous efforts in expanding our business in the region by the White House.  This Summit is an excellent opportunity for small business owners to engage with APEC senior government officials, increase access to markets in a global scale, and expand their commercial footprint in the APEC trade region.  In the past 15 years, CIeNET has rooted deeply in Asia and witnessed the rapid economic growth and the grandiose potential of this region. CIeNET has strong confidence on the perspective of Asia and Pacific region, and would like to partner with business leaders in the region to explore innovation-driven opportunities,” said Michael.