SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SIVILIAN L.L.C., the City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association will host a delegation of sports and tourism officials from Hainan Island, China, in Scottsdale Feb. 14 through 16.
The three-day economic and cultural exchange, called the 2011 SIVILIAN Sports and Leisure Development Conference, will establish working relationships between North American and Chinese companies to enhance the sports, tourism and real estate development industries on Hainan Island. North American companies that will present to the Chinese delegation include: SIVILIAN, Marathon Coach, Prevost, RV Park Consulting, The Lyle Anderson Companies, Schmidt-Curley Golf Design, PGA and Aquatic Solutions Company.
Local economic development and sports and tourism authorities also will attend, including officials from Arizona Golf Association, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix Regional Sports Commission, Scottsdale Committee on Economic Development, and Scottsdale Sister City Association.
Mr. Chen Wenbao, Executive Secretary of 2011 China Sports Tourism Expo Executive Committee and Official of Hainan Provincial Government Culture and Sports Bureau; and Ms. Millian Hu, Vice-Chairman/Secretary General, China Sports and Leisure Cultural Development Association (central government), will lead the Chinese delegation.
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane and the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a breakfast at the Phoenician Resort on Feb. 15 to welcome the delegation to the city. Scottsdale is a Sister City to Haikou, the capitol of Hainan Island, China.
The Chinese State Council (the Chinese cabinet) designated Hainan as a "test case" to develop "an internationally competitive tourist destination" in a first-of-its-kind edict on Dec. 31, 2009.
"This conference represents a starting point for important economic and cultural exchange between our region and Hainan Island," said Greg Mastroieini, managing partner of SIVILIAN. "The meetings that take place next week will establish a foundation for exchange that will benefit Hainan Island and numerous organizations in the greater Scottsdale, Phoenix area."
"This visit marks an important milestone in our relationship with our sister city, Haikou," said Mayor Lane. "We believe this event will create relationships that benefit our friends in Haikou, the City of Scottsdale, and numerous sports and tourism businesses that operate in both of our countries."
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