A cultural festival in Middletown will host a business conference for United States and Mongolian business leaders.
The conference, from Oct. 1-3 will occur as part of the Middfest International at Manchester Inn, a festival that seeks to expose people to other cultures.
Mongolia is a country slightly smaller than Alaska and wedged between China and Russia.
The program begins on Oct. 1 with an overview of Butler County’s economic development activities followed by group tours of area businesses. Participants from Mongolian companies will be matched with area business entities in their sectors of interest. One-on-one meetings and visits to offices and plants are scheduled for Thursday, followed by tours of the U.S. Air Force Museum and industrial areas surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The program activities conclude on Friday morning with a breakfast and roundtable discussion followed by a tour of AK Steel Corp.’s (NYSE: AKS) Middletown plant.
In addition to state and local government representation, speakers at the Oct. 3 meeting will include the newly appointed Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S., the Mongolian-American founder of an adventure-travel company, the former director of the World Bank office in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbataar, representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati, the Mongolian Embassy’s Commercial Officer and the president of the Mongolian-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.
SOURCE: Dayton Business Journal