Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce welcomes Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Department of State


CANTON, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 — APACC, the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce will present a forum on the global prospective of U.S. and Michigan’s economy and the important role Asian trade plays to enhance business growth in Michigan. The title of the seminar is called, “Win-Win Michigan: Embracing U.S. & Asia Business Growth in 2011.” The event will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Summit in the Park, 4600 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres networking reception at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event is in partnership with Comerica Bank, Charter Township of Canton, and Miller Canfield. Speakers include:

  • Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Department of State will share his prospective on strategies to foster support to further trade and investment between the U.S. and Asia. He is encouraging regional and state business leaders to share their concerns and issues related to business growth domestically and overseas.
  • Dana Johnson, Comerica Bank’s Vice President and Chief Economist, will present an economic forecast for Michigan
  • Diana Mao, Vice President of SG Technologies, a subsidiary of SG Automotive Co., Ltd, a multi-national group in automobile, axle, and components manufacturing from China, will talk about the company’s decision to establish operations in SE Michigan.
  • Tom Appleman, Leader of Miller Canfield’s China Team, will share best practices for businesses in establishing operations in China.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions after each speaker’s presentation.

“We have recognized the importance of globalization with China and other Asian countries for business growth. This forum will provide the information to gain the prospective in incorporating a global source for enhancing business plans,” said Denise Yee Grim, APACC’s Executive Director. “We are honored to welcome Under Secretary Homats to share his viewpoint in foreign policies, and primarily to hear what our businesses are facing in expanding into Asia.”

Registration is $35 for APACC members and $45 for non-members. Online registration is available by visiting, or call APACC in Rochester Hills at 248-844-4100

To setup interviews, please contact Denise Yee Grim at, or call 248-844-4100

For Hormats’s bio, visit

APACC’s mission is to facilitate business relationships among Asian and U.S. based companies, and to promote the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans.