The Guizhou Municipal Government of China, Guizhou Tourism Development Committee on September 27, 2016 partnered with the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) to put the spotlight on this hidden gem at one of San Francisco's biggest tourism, business and cultural exchange promotional events.
The event, “Mountain Park, Colorful Guizhou, San Francisco Tourism Promotion” was held in Westin St. Francis, San Francisco and featured tourism agencies, government officials and executives from China and the United States coming together to share their global insights on topics ranging from technology and tourism development, along with their ideas for cultural exchange throughout the United States and China.
Executive Vice President of SAFA Li Li giving opening remarks and introducing the VIP guests and host of the event
VIPs receiving the congratulatory letters from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Judy May Chu and Mayor of San Francisco Edwin M. Lee respectively. (From left to right): Chief Planner of Guizhou Tourism Development Committee Shi, Jingyi, Ambassador of Consulate General of China in LA Luo, Linquan, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Guiyang Municipal Committee Chen, Gang and Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of International Trade and Commerce Mark Chandler
Chief Planner of Guizhou Tourism Development Committee Shi, Jingyi hosting the event
Ambassador of Consulate General of People's Republic of China
in Los Angeles Luo, Linquan giving a speech
Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of International Trade and Commerce
Mark Chandler giving a speech
Director of Asia Pacific Marketing at Visit California Kassie Fraser giving a speech
Mr. Chen, Gang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Guiyang Municipal Committee, said at the event, “Guizhou is an amazing place with timeless scenic landscapes and endless stories to tell. I welcome tourists to this western province of China to appreciate the charm of this rising travel destination.”
Besides its natural beauty, Guizhou has been attracting big investments from government and enterprise to enhance the region's big data industry development and has seen the growth of a hot computing field that involves analyzing massive amounts of data collected by Internet companies to reveal emerging trends. San Francisco's reputation of being a global hub for Internet technology sets the tone for a burgeoning relationship between the two cities as Guizhou's big data and technology industry is steadily on the rise.