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Advantages & Strategies of Global Sourcing

Helios Developments Ltd. is pleased to partner with Point Up Creative and Inc@8000 (Innovate New Albany) to present a half-day seminar focusing on cost reduction and the advantages of sourcing and manufacturing in the global marketplace. The seminar on Friday, October 25, 2013 will include various representatives addressing effective strategies and resources for doing business in China.

Seminar Attendance is Free

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8:30 – 11:00 am

Location: 8000 Walton Parkway, Suite 200, New Albany, OH 43054

Registration: $10 (cash or check, paid upon arrival)

Free Parking

***Register early as space is limited***


8:15 – 8:50 am  – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 am  – Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 –10:00 am – Menachem Ben Zvi: “Cost Reduction:

Advantages & Strategies of Global Sourcing and Manufacturing” 

10:00 – 10:15 am Break

10:15 – 10:40 am – Thomas Chang: “China: Business Development Opportunities”

10:40 – 11:05 am – Omar Diop: “Import and Export Strategies”

11:05 – 11:30 am - Gabriel McCoard: “Legal Strategies for China”

To Register, Contact:

Linda Lawson Miller, M.P.A.

Helios Developments Ltd., USA

8000 Walton Parkway, Suite 212

New Albany, OH 43054

Email: [masked]



Menachem (Meny) Ben-Zvi, Co-Founder and Director of Helios Developments Ltd.–– a multinational company founded in 1994––is a leader in the domain of product sourcing and importing from China. Since its establishment, Helios has accumulated a wealth of experience in providing comprehensive services and developed skilled proficiency in sourcing suppliers, factories, and products in China. Our clients include leading companies from North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Helios’ primary aim is providing industrial, commercial, and private entities with international trade services. The Helios staff possess the tools, skills, and knowledge imperative in conducting direct trade with leading suppliers and factories in China. The company’s vast experience has enabled the development of an extensive database which includes information about hundreds of factories, businesses, companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and thousands of readily-available Chinese made products.

Helios owns and operates 5 offices in China with full-time, highly skilled, English speaking professionals who are well-informed of rapidly changing innovations, materials, methods, and technologies, each in their field of expertise. Helios provides for its clients a gateway to first-rate capabilities at a low cost sparing them the expense and risk of setting up an Asian office or facility and handles all day-to-day supplier and project management activities. As a result, Helios benefits from a high level of client retention by creating a strong sense of collaboration and cooperation with our customers and providing high-quality, efficient service in sourcing products from China.

Thomas Chang, President of PointUp Creative, an international brand management company, creating marketing opportunities and technology solutions to increase your business. Combining a philosophy of cutting edge technology and innovative design, PointUp helps large companies and small start-ups looking to expand or create digital and physical brands, products or services globally.

With clients in North America, Asia and Europe, PointUp has gained the necessary experience and knowledge for developing and growing an international product. The company understands proper brand management drives the client’s success and business goals.

PointUp has affiliate offices in Asia that provide constant research and feedback regarding new online media, social platforms, mobile technologies, and web protocols. The international staff collaborate collectively researching and analyzing trends, and our own internal database.  This helps the company understand each market opportunity, and identify unique digital strategies and solutions for Asia.

Thomas Chang has over 12 years of product and brand management experience. Thomas was part of the original team at OEM international lighting company, Asahi, which created, launched and marketed the first HID conversion system for the U.S. market. Since then he has been marketing, designing and developing products for international clients. He specializes in user experience and effectual design to create digital solutions with positive results.

Omar Diop, with a bachelor degree in International Business and a Master degree in Global Logistics Management coupled with over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Diop is equipped with an arsenal of experience in International Trade working as a senior Manager in both export and import in the private sector and lately in the public sector leading the International Trade Assistance Center as the Director for Central Ohio for the State of Ohio for the last seven years.  In his capacity as a Director, he provided one-on-one counseling, group counseling to hundreds of Ohioan companies, conducted hundreds of seminars, workshops and trainings to help companies develop their export activities around the world.  Today, Mr. Diop is leading an International private firm (MFK International Group, LLC.) to provide consulting to companies desiring to either lunch a new export-import business or develop/expand their business at a global scale by providing to them the right tools and assistance to succeed.

Gabriel McCoard, of the McCoard Legal Group, LLC, is an attorney who focuses on international trade law, business considerations, and compliance issues for international trade transactions and immigration. Specializing in how immigrants can serve to build bridges for international commerce with Small and Medium USA Enterprises, McCoard also works to assist foreign-born students make the transition to emerging as American innovators.

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  • Jim H.

    Was very informative even though the format of the Meetup was changed.

    October 27, 2013

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