All Day, Wisteria Ballroom 1 & 2, 3rd Floor

Sponsors & Exhibition List

B0. Houston Methodist

B1. WE Innovation Group

B2. American Culture Consultants

B3. Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association

B4. CUBIO Innovation Center

B5. China General Chamber of Commerce – USA, Houston Chapter

B6. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

B7. Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA)& CrestoneStar Consulting

B8. 1898 Club Houston

B9. Z-Lab

B10. Polsinelli

B00. Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Sponsors & Exhibition Introduction

Houston Methodist

B0: Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist has a proud tradition of revolutionizing medicine. Over the last 100 years, it has transformed from a humble 19-bed community hospital to a global leader in health care, as highlighted by the new Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower, which opened in 2018. The Walter Tower offers the most advanced treatments and innovations available, transforming the complex heart, neurologic and cancer care they deliver to patients worldwide. This new building is one of the many reasons thousands of international patients from more than 80 countries choose to travel to Houston Methodist every year.

As a leading member of the renowned Texas Medical Center— the largest medical center in the world with 10 million patient visits annually—Houston Methodist’s unparalleled combination of research, innovation, and patient care means they set the standard for excellence across many specialties.

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is a holistic call for excellence in every aspect of health care, which is why they are consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the United States. Houston Methodist is driven to refine, advance and revolutionize medicine for a better tomorrow through pioneering research, cutting-edge innovation and breakthroughs that rewrite the future of health. That’s the difference between practicing medicine and leading it.

Houston Methodist Hospital has six Centers of Excellence which represent its core clinical specialties: Houston Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, and Houston Methodist Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders. They are consistently recognized nationally for our high-quality care in these areas.

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the global subsidiary of the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital, sets a standard of excellence in many areas: patient care, professional education and training, advisory services, clinical collaboration, affiliations.

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services provides the highest quality clinical care and service for international patients who travel thousands of miles to seek healing at Houston Methodist. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services is a single point of contact for our international partners looking to create vibrant health care organizations. They have worked with clients to build some of the finest medical institutions in the world, including government health care systems, legacy medical centers, academically affiliated institutions, local clinics, private-equity projects and more. And they have proudly built a global health care network of strategic partners around the globe, that allows for exchange of ideas and best practices in real time.


B1:WE Innovation Group

WE connects West East hemispheres to accelerate innovative business. With unmatched breadth, depth, and creativity, WE focuses on business solutions that touches every aspects of your business. WE’s business leaders and young innovators quickly assess clients’ problems, formulate and localize solutions, and apply global best-in-class technologies that deliver high impact with high returns. 

American Culture Consultants

B2:American Culture Consultants

American Culture Consultants is especially adept at understanding the challenges that many of our foreign clients face in adjusting to a new culture, which is very different from their own. Our CEO, Jennifer Richmond, has lived all over Asia and has worked in International Relations for over twenty years in a variety of capacities, including promoting EB-5 investments and U.S. immigration. She received her M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and did her doctoral studies in International Relations at the University of Texas at Austin.

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association

B3:Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association – Houston Texas Chapter (APAPA-HTC) APAPA is a non-profit, non-partisan, and grassroots organization founded in 2001 in CA. APAPA Houston Chapter (APAPA-HTC) serves Asian Americans in Great Houston area since 2017. Our primary mission is to empower Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development. In pursuit of our objective, APAPA has developed voter registration events, internships, scholarships, voter education forums, and leadership, mentorship, and networking programs designed specifically for the education, betterment, and advancement of the API community.

B4:CUBIO Innovation Center

CUBIO Innovation Center started launching new biomedical companies in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center, kicking off with an incubator competition worth $200,000 in start-up funds. In every way, CUBIO Innovation Center allows bio-technologies in America’s future biomedical “third coast” to flourish starting Day 1. The space offers both furnished co-working office areas and a dry lab space, and also work with a wet lab and animal lab for tissue cultures, centrifuges, microscopes, cold storage and animal testing.

B5:China General Chamber of Commerce – USA, Houston Chapter

Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. (CGCC) is a nonprofit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States. Our mission is to promote Chinese investment in theU.S., to support the legal rights and interests of our members, and to enhance cooperation between Chineseand U.S. business communities. The CGCC’s extensive membership includes numerous companies from bothChina and the United States, including 40 Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Manhattan, New York,CGCC has six regional chapters across the U.S., located in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

B6:U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is “to maintain and strengthen the nation’s economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters”. The agency’s activities are summarized as the “3 Cs” of capital, contracts and counseling.SBA loans are made through banks, credit unions and other lenders who partner with the SBA. The SBA provides a government-backed guarantee on part of the loan. Under the Recovery Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, SBA loans were enhanced to provide up to a 90 percent guarantee in order to strengthen access to capital for small businesses after credit froze in 2008. The agency had record lending volumes in late 2010. SBA helps lead the federal government’s efforts to deliver 23 percent of prime federal contracts to small businesses. Small business contracting programs include efforts to ensure that certain federal contracts reach woman-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses as well as businesses participating in programs such as 8(a) and HUBZone.Another resource the SBA launched earlier this year is the SBA Franchise Directory, aimed to connect entrepreneurs to lines of credit and capital in order to grow a business.

B7:Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA)

The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) is a Michigan based non-profit organization. Founded in 1995, DCBA primarily aims to foster a bilateral business relationship between U.S. and Chinese companies. Leveraging DCBA’s services is the most effective way of doing business between Michigan and China. DCBA has established close relationships with American and Chinese government agencies, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and many other manufacturing and service companies and organizations. In the past years, DCBA promoted business opportunities by providing its members and the Metro-Detroit business communities with numerous business conferences, exhibitions, networking events and consulting services.

CrestoneStar Consulting

CrestoneStar Consulting is a full-service international business consulting firm that assists companies with their China business needs such as product design, market entry, strategy, negotiation, and partnership. CrestoneStar Consulting provides advisory, research, and training services to technology companies with U.S.-China cross border business needs such as market entry, strategy, negotiation, and partnership.

B8:1898 Club Houston

Cafe 1898 was founded by two hundred alumni of Peking University alumni on October 18, 2013. Cafe 1898 is the first crowed-fund alumni entrepreneurship and the name, 1898”is to commemorate the birth of Peking University. “1898” already led the Chinese-style crowed-fund and will raise funds for all angel fund, venture capital and other funds to build a global entrepreneurial social platform. On March 10, 2016, eight Peking University Alumni of Houston, Texas, established 1898 Club in Houston aiming to build a global interactive platform connecting venture capital projects among Houston, China, and other cities in the United States. 



Z LAB is a platform powered by a diverse network of talents and specialists with comprehensive skills and expertise on local and global markets ready to accelerate the growth of forward-thinking businesses.Z – The Last Letter of the Alphabet.Just like the position of the community we serve: small businesses, startups, and not-for-profit organizations, who are at inevitable disadvantage against larger competitors on brand recognition, budget constraints, talent acquisition, and resource access. We want to challenge the status quo by helping small businesses and nonprofits to realize full potential.LAB – Linking Academia with Business.We bring the cutting edge research findings to industry practice. Our marketing specialists mentor aspiring talents in college and grad school and involve them in various marketing projects. This unique experience not only helps talents to put their skills in good use while building their portfolio, but also translate the most advanced marketing frameworks into the most direct action.



Polsinelliis an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 850 attorneys in 22 offices, spanning from Los Angeles to Houston to New York City. As business-minded professionals, our attorneys build partnerships with our clients by providing straightforward, business-oriented counsel, striving to minimize legal ambiguities and making clear and practical recommendations. We are committed to managing our law firm as a diverse, service-focused business, where client priorities, streamlined processes, and a need to remain competitive dictate the ways in which we nimbly meet and exceed our clients’ evolving expectations. We embrace the opportunity to create solutions that general counsel and executives need to support their business objectives.

Laredo Economic Development Corporation

B00: Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Laredo Economic Development Corporation Laredo Economic Development Corporation (Formerly LDF), is a private nonprofit corporation dedicated to the economic and industrial development of the Laredo TX. As a private sector non-profit organization, we need for you, the private sector, to stay engaged in the process of economic development by supporting the work that this Organization undertakes.  LEDC serves as the primary private-sector point of contact providing assistance to new and expanding business prospects.  We promote and market Laredo, Webb County and our sister city of Nuevo Laredo as a dynamic region for global trade and market opportunities for targeted industries.  The LEDC provides community data and economic indicators for business prospects and investors, site selection services, assistance with and screening for incentives from the City, County, and State, and research information requested by clients.

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