The Lodi-Shanghai Wine and Agriculture Export Summit will be held at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6.
The chief organizer of the event is Tie Zhang, president of the US-China Business & Culture Association, which is a bilateral U.S.-China trade organization with offices in Sacramento and Shanghai, China.
An eight-person delegation from Shanghai is coming to Lodi and being led by the director general of the Shanghai Wine Monopoly Management Bureau, Lu Rong Hua. The delegation also includes Ms. Hao Yan Ming, secretary general of the China (Shanghai) International Wine Expo.
The delegation will receive a welcome from Mayor Bob Johnson, then hear overviews of the Lodi region’s agricultural export capabilities highlighting wine, cherries, walnuts, almonds and olive oil. After the presentations, some area wineries currently exporting to China will have an informal working lunch with the delegation to discuss growing the export volumes from the Lodi area through Shanghai.
For more information, call Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Pat Patrick and 367-7840, ext. 104.