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“How to Source from China” Seminar Series
Buying from China: What New Buyers Need to Know
Mike Bellamy, Chairman of Advisory Board, China Sourcing Information Center; China Operations Director, PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions
Back by popular demand, this introductory level course on sourcing includes topics such as:
1. Managing expectations: Sourcing opportunities and common pitfalls
2. Qualifying suppliers & communications
3. Quality control essentials
4. Supplier contracts and payments
Whether you’re a new or seasoned buyer who wants a fresh perspective on the subject, this seminar will give you valuable advice on sourcing more productively and profitably. Gain China sourcing information that will continue to pay off for years to come.
About the speaker
Having faced the China Intellectual Property (IP) and Quality Control monsters early on in his career, Mr. Mike Bellamy decided to do something about it by developing the PassageMaker “Black Box Quality Gate” system to extract the best pricing in China and protect IP without compromising quality and service. PassageMaker’s 100% US owned and operated Assembly Center in S. China serves as the client’s “black box” where inspection, final assembly and branding takes place behind closed doors. In this fashion, Intellectual Property is physically secured and full quality inspection is conducted before the product leaves China.
Before organizing PassageMaker, Mike worked with The Brock Group, an international trade and investment consulting firm managed by President Reagan’s former US Trade Representative and US Senator Bill Brock in Washington DC. Mike moved to Asia in 1994 and has structured sourcing investments in over 250 production classifications for clients during his time in China. He received his double degrees in Diplomacy and Economics in Washington DC and later went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina which included a year of full-time graduate level courses at the Harbin Institute of Technology and University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
Recognized as an expert on China sourcing, Mike has been a featured presenter for a number of high profile seminars. Mike chairs the advisory board of the China Sourcing Information Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educate, develop and advance the China sourcing profession by providing free resources to the public such as the China Sourcer e-magazine, ask-the-experts service, video tutorials and an endorsed service providers list.
Before building a career in China, Mike spent two years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar studying Japanese Factory Management in Tokyo and Osaka. Later he studied the Chinese language in Manchuria and Beijing. Mike reads, writes and speaks Chinese. Originally from Western NY near Buffalo, in the USA, Mike is currently based in Shenzhen.