On the evening of May 3rd, the final day of the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference, the International Management District and US-China International Business Network hosted a reception and dinner for 100 international and local guests including Chinese and American petroleum equipment suppliers at Signature Manor on Howell-Sugarland Road. Joining Mr. Wea Lee, board chairman, and Mr. David Hawes, executive director, at the head table were Mr. Tim Douglass representing Houston Mayor Anise Parker, City Councilmember Mr. Mike Laster and Mr. James Noteware, former Director of Housing and Community Development. Also attending were Ms. Sakina Lanig representing State Senator Rodney Ellis and Mr. Jensen Shen, Director for Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Greater Houston Partnership. Sponsors of the event were Archway Properties, Amegy Bank and Tradition Bank.

Following welcoming remarks be event organizer Mr. Jim Wu, president of the U.S.-China International Business Network, and Mr. Lee, Mr. Hawes described the background, purposes and services of the district. He also pointed out the advantages of the district in terms of location, transportation access and community support that the district offers to investors and companies seeking to serve the huge market for petroleum equipment in the Greater Houston area. Guests were then served a real Texas steak dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Marcellino, the well known chef at Houston’s Post Oak Grill. The evening concluded with convivial networking and business discussions by the attendees. All agreed that the event had served to enhance the image of the International Management District as an excellent place to do business.” One of the Chinese participation companies, The Oriental Pro-Energy Consulting Organization, Topco, www.topcoevents.com , which is the partner of US-China International Business Network in Beijing of China, agreed to give the free advertising space to the International Management District to promote the our investment opportunities in their newsletter. Oil and Gas Weekly published by Topco is sent to 45,000 oil and gas professionals and business executives in China.