August 13, 2013 12:46 ET Teams With to Offer International Business Education and Training to Global Sourcing Professionals Members Gain Access to International Business Resources to Prepare for Summit Participation

TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) -, the leading global business education platform, today announced the availability of business education and training resources for sourcing executives attending the Asia Sourcing Summit. The Summit, hosted by, will be held from November 10-15 in Shanghai, China. 

"To help sourcing professionals better prepare for doing business in Asia, we have teamed up with to provide them with powerful, timely information and training on how to succeed in the complex Asia business market. Whether you are buying or selling in Asia, company executives need to be prepared and understand how the business dynamics work," stated Ron Hesse, President & CEO of "Our on-demand seminars, online courses, audio interviews and eJournals each utilize valuable knowledge and experience from leading practicing experts in their fields from around the world," he added.

"We are excited to team up with in offering education tools to our audience. This is a great opportunity for our users to stay informed about the ever changing global business climate and practices. As we provide global manufacturing solutions and tours, the services tie in very well," stated Roger Blumberg, Senior Vice President of LiveSource by is offering a special FREE package -- valued at $195 -- for Summit Tour participants. 

The FREE package includes the following:

  • One month subscription and full access to over 100 On-Demand Seminars, including 30 Asia-specific and 25 China-specific programs
  • Instant access to 50 white papers and reports on doing business in Asia and China
  • Subscription to the monthly ASIAtalk and CHINAtalk eJournals also offers business executives access to other educational resources:

  • On-Demand Seminars
    • 30+ seminars on doing business in Asia / 100+ seminars on doing business internationally

  • Online Course
    • "Negotiating Successfully in China" for purchasing/procurement professionals

  • Audio Interviews
    • Interviews with practicing experts from around the world

  • In-House / On-Site Training
    • Brings our practicing experts directly to your location for customized education and training

  • eJournals
    • CHINAtalk, ASIAtalk and 4 other international email newsletters on operational and business topics

  • White papers and reports
    • Access to 1,000+ reports and studies on succeeding in international markets (i.e. 250 on China)

Business executives report high value
More than 7,500 executives have attended over 350 seminars and educational events. 

Surveys of attendees found:

  • 99% stated they would attend future seminars
  • 95% stated they would recommend to colleagues
  • 94% rated the seminars "excellent" or "very good"

More than 100,000 reports, guides and other documents have been downloaded from the knowledge center by executives from around the world.

About is the largest online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, facilitating interaction between buyers and manufacturers. enables sourcing professionals and engineers to quickly and easily locate quality suppliers for CNC Machining, Injection Molding, Metal Stamping, Metal Fabrication and many other processes through an easy-to-use online marketplace. With more than $115 billion in RFQs passing through the marketplace, has helped thousands of manufacturers -- ranging from small machine shops to large conglomerates -- increase sales and grow profits. is a global business, with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Mexico. For more information, go to

About is a global business online education platform. It helps companies grow and succeed in international markets by providing education and training solutions to global challenges. Solutions are presented by expert practitioners from around the world. On-Demand Seminars, Audio Interviews, Courses and eJournals provide valuable online learning opportunities. Additionally, onsite training programs provide effective solutions to companies' global business needs. Whether your company sources internationally, imports, exports, manufactures in several countries, has joint ventures or plans to do business internationally, you will find valuable help here. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Ron Hesse
    President & CEO
    HCI Group, Ltd.
    101 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 1400
    Troy, MI 48084 U.S.A.

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