Delegates returned home in the early hours of August 21st, primed at ready for action. While the Trade and Development Mission to China had ended, the work had only begun. In order to participate in the mission participants were responsible for raising a minimum of $5500.00 to support the program. Delegates raised this money by securing mandates from sponsors; which varied greatly in scope and detail. Several included looking for new sources of specialized parts in China. As of this point at least two companies have placed an order. Other mandates were related to promoting brand awareness, and gathering intelligence in the market.
You can read accounts from individual participants at our interactive portal; www.myglobalvision.com. The use of this new tool, allowed us to document the mission from a variety of different perspectives in real time and push the content out to sponsors and other stakeholders.