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A short interview with Larry Mahoney, President of ADR
Click here for a 20 minute interview with Larry of the current situation and some of what he will talk about as far as sourcing in Asia and beyond. 
As Founder/President of Asia Direct, Larry has built an infrastructure in Asia to source, identify, evaluate, and manage Asian manufactures for American clients.
 
 

WHAT'S CHINA GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Apparently, everything. Taking every precaution to not end up with the same results as in China, our March Meeting is cancelled and Larry will speak in April 

Larry Mahoney is a China manufacturing/sourcing expert with three decades of experience sourcing and managing client manufacturing in China and Asia. We decided it was timely to hear him discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on both China and other Asian manufacturing centers. He will also present sourcing fundamentals every inventor and entrepreneur needs before choosing a manufacturer in China, and throughout Asia.
        LEARN:
         • WHAT is the Current Coronavirus Situation in China
         • HOW Coronavirus will impact Asian Manufacturing and Logistics – Short term and Longer term
         • WHAT You, as in Inventor need to know to Find/Evaluate China Manufacturers and/or Asian Suppliers
         • WHAT are the Best Strategies in Selecting/Negotiating/Managing Manufacturers in China and Asia


Larry is the founder of Asia Direct Resources (ADR), a premier sourcing partner for companies interested in finding and managing manufacturing and logistics relationships in China and throughout Asia. ADR has offices/staff in both Dong Guan, China and in Taiwan; in addition to a network of agents throughout the Asian continent.
Larry’s experience in international sourcing includes everything from toys, health and beauty aids, to clothing and textiles, sporting goods and electronics. Product molds produced to meet client CAD specs is part of the process.

 

USPTO - CHINA Road Show ALSO CANCELED

The day after our March meeting IP Road Show will be in Mpls - Thursday, 3/19

Recent developments on IP protection and enforcement in China—What Minneapolis businesses need to know” will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 19.

This free, day-long program features informative presentations and panel discussions tailored to the needs of the local business community. It has been organized in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service—Minneapolis and the Minnesota IP Law Association.

Additional programs in other parts of the country are in the planning stages for 2020. Check the China IP Road Show page on the USPTO website for updates.  REGISTER HERE

The 2020 International Housewares Show Canceled
TheInternational Housewares Show (The Inspired Home Show 2020) usually in March in Chicago just announced their decision to canceled due to concerns regarding coronavirus. 

Being a global event, the health risk of having our international community come together next week was simply too great.

 
 More information can be found at this link -
Thanks to our February Speaker - Gus Brieland, Senior Technical Sales Engineer at Proto Labs
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