An upcoming trade mission to China led by Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has been rescheduled for November.
The mission was originally scheduled to cover six cities over a 12-day period in August. Feedback from interested businesses who might accompany the mission, as well as from Chinese trade partners, suggested a November schedule would be more effective.
The itinerary has now been changed to visit five cities over nine days, from November 8 - 16.
Mayor Brewer says, "China represents a tremendous new market opportunity."
Mayor Carl Brewer will be in China this week, for the opening of a trade office that will promote Wichita's aviation industry.
Kansas Global Trade Services in Beijing will identify sales and opportunities for partnerships. It will also will work to connect Wichita and China businesses for parts, maintenance and other products and services.
Kansas Global Trade Services president Karyn Page says the office is a privately-funded pilot project. Its $300,00 to $500,000 budget will be funded by private sponsors in China and Wichita.