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Kraft MC's and Speaks at Chinese New Year Celebration

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Kraft MC's and Speaks at Chinese New Year Celebration

The annual celebration, presented by the MMAC, was sponsored by FirstPathway Partners and held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, a FirstPathway Partners project, which opened in July 2016. Kraft was the emcee for the evening and spoke on China-Wisconsin relations as well as the Kimpton hotel.

The honorable Hong Lei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago, discussed China’s ever-growing economy and the role Chinese investment and trade plays into Milwaukee’s economic growth. Hong also met with Kraft in a private meeting prior to the celebration.

Ulice Payne, Jr., president and managing member of Addison-Clifton; Khay Khong, market director of Asia at Wisconsin Economic Development Council; and Michael Cook, business development at Rockwell Automation, all spoke at the event regarding topics like investment between China and Milwaukee, educational efforts and partnerships, EB-5, and the upcoming WEDC China Trade Venture.

Entertainment for the night consisted of traditional Chinese song and dance and a beautiful melody performed on the Guzheng, or the Chinese zither, a Chinese plucked string instrument.

To view photos of the event, click here.