Tuesday, August 25, The Pacific Club
5:30-6:30 pm: No-Host Cocktails and Networking
6:30-8:30 pm: Dinner & Program
Manuel C. Menendez III, better known as “Manny,” is a veteran international businessman and entrepreneur who has been successfully doing business in China and the Asia Pacific region for more than 35 years. He is the founder of MCM Group Holdings, Ltd., 8M8 LLC, organizations specializing in international business development, investment and trade, and whose primary activities are focused on the Asian Pacific region with special emphasis on the People’s Republic of China. Manny also held Cabinet posts in the City & County of Honolulu government.
Manny was active in China’s return to the world markets in the late 1970’s. In the 1980’s, Manny was President and CEO of Great Eastern Development Ltd. (GED), which was credited by the Asian Wall Street Journal with successfully completing the first US-China Equity joint venture for a major Fortune 100 company. He was also involved in the early years with establishing business activities with China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC). Manny advises numerous U.S. and multi-national companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, in their China/Asia Pacific Rim initiatives. Manny has also advised governments, particularly local/regional government officials, on policies related to sustainable economic development, SME’s and tourism.
Manny is involved in many humanitarian endeavors and has assisted in delivering medical supplies to those in need all over the world and in recent years to Nepal, Haiti, China, North Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He is a former United Nations special advisor to WHO World Development Center in Kobe and UNEP.
Manny’s China involvement is best summed up by a quote from Hawaii’s former United States Senior Senator Daniel Inouye:
“I was most impressed with your involvement with US-China Economic relations. You should consider writing a book about your experiences. You were part of history in the making! ”
In lieu of refunds, substitutions are permitted. Onsite registrations, if available, will incur a $20 additional charge. Contact directly for availability and attendee changes.