November 17, 6:00-8:00PM ((Networking 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-8:30) IN PERSON MEETING
Come and Learn: Learn how to have your product inventions manufactured in Asia. Experienced Asian manufacturing sourcing pro, Larry Mahoney, will present and share what you need to know and what you need to have to be successful.
Key subjects will include:
  • HOW China’s Culture/History Can Guide Your Sourcing Strategies
  • WHY China Versus Vietnam Versus Other Asian Countries
  • HOW to Identify the Right Asian Manufacturer and Evaluate Costs/Risk
  • WHAT You Need to Get Quotes
  • HOW to Monitor Production / Manage Quality
  • WHAT to Do if the Products Don’t Meet Specs
  • HOW to Manage Shipping and Logistics Costs from Asia
Speaker: Larry Mahoney’s experience in international sourcing spans more than two decades and includes everything from toys, to health and beauty aids, to clothing and textiles, to electronics.
As Founder/President of Asian Direct Manufacturing (ADR), Larry has built an infrastructure in Asia to source, identify, evaluate, and manage Asian manufactures for American clients. ADR has grown to include a permanent sourcing office in China and joint-venture interest in two Chinese factories.  The company’s sourcing office is leading the charge as more and more companies look to China and other Asian countries to lower manufacturing costs and improve profitability. 
Who should attend:
  • Product Inventors
  • New Product Innovators/Entrepreneurs
  • New Business Startups
WhenNovember 17, 6:00-8:00PM ((Networking 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-8:30)
Where: 1001 HWY 7, Hopkins Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
CostMembers: Free: Visitors $15 (Prepay online @ or cash/check at meeting)