I had the chance to speak to Larry for a few minutes about what he sees now for China and some of the things we can talk more in-depth on when he speaks in April, either in person or online! 
Larry Mahoney, President of ADR
As Founder/President, Larry has built an infrastructure in Asia to source, identify, evaluate, and manage Asian manufactures for American clients.


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 April 15th

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.
         • 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.


The 2020 Hardware Show is postponed until Sept 1-3rd
The show will go on - though we must postpone the National Hardware Show 2020 to September 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.


The day after our March meeting IP Road Show will be rescheduled at a later date. 

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.

Thanks to our February Speaker - Gus Brieland, Senior Technical Sales Engineer at Proto Labs
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