美国阿姆斯壮大学执行校长 王鹏飞博士致辞 Speech by James P. Wang, PhD Chief Executive Officer, Armstrong University
今天我很荣幸地能有这个机会，代表美国阿姆斯壮大学和国际中小企业促进协会来中国郑州市的郑州大学为 “国际中小企业创新发展中心的成立暨中小企业创新发展与国际化战略论坛” 致开幕词。国际中小企业创新发展中心的组成主要为美中合作的形式，秉持着 “超前思维，独立创新” 的中心思想，此国际中小企业创新发展中心的发展目标将不同于传统的学术领域，是第一个由美中两个国家，两所大学，美国阿姆斯壮大学与中国郑州大学专门针对“国际中小企业创新发展领域”以及共同为了促进中小企业创新发展国际化而努力的学术合作机构。
再者，我也想向在座的嘉宾宣布即将在今年十月份在亚州举办第一届国际中小企业创新发展论坛，由国际中小企业促进协会主办，美亚发展协会协办，国际中小企业创新发展中心承办。举办第一届国际中小企业创新发展论坛的目地在于搭建一座连接美国和国际中小企业互动一平台的桥梁， 让美国的产品，管理，教育，科技等方面能通过此一平台和其它世界上的国家相互交流，同时，也帮助中国的中小企业走向世界，例如，项目融资，优秀的中小企业海外上市等方面。此论坛将会每年举行不同的展览，而每一次的展览中，都将会邀请大量的展位及产品参加。因为，在美国，中小企业占总企业数量的大部份 ，国际上许多国家的协会和中小企业领袖对此次的国际中小企业论坛都寄予厚望。到时，也非常希望您们能一同来参与第一届国际中小企业创新发展论坛。
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great honor and pleasure that I take this opportunity to welcome you and so many leaders, experts from the governments, universities and the small and medium enterprises sectors that have gathered here in this wonderful city of Zheng Zhou , China for the opening of the Institute as well as Forum for International Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Innovation Development. The opening of the Institute for International SME Innovation Development is set up jointly by Armstrong University in the United States and the Zheng Zhou University in China. (Throughout the world, SMEs plays a major role promoting the economic and social developments in some countries, such as increasing more employment opportunities, or producing more quality goods and service.) This is the first International SME Innovation Development Institute that two schools in both the U.S and China have ever been involved in its establishment. On the basis of the conception “thinking ahead, independent innovation”, it is also the first institute that combines academics with international SME innovation development to strive for innovative developments among international SMEs to meet the globalization challenges.
Moreover, the International SME Innovation Development Forum would provide an important platform for U.S. and Chinese experts to discuss important issues related to innovative developments for small and medium enterprises. Meanwhile, I would also like to extend our warmest invitation to join us for the first International SME Innovation Development Forum, to be held in October 2007 in Asia. The forum will provide an opportunity for international private enterprises to exhibit their products, technology and services. To promote the growth and the development of private small and medium enterprises by means of international trade, the forum will provide an informative, helpful resource for SMEs throughout the world to expand their business activities internationally, such as facilitating technology transfer, capital flow among countries, or reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China and creating new job opportunities for private enterprises in the U.S.
I wish the International SME Innovation Development Institute at Zheng Zhou University every success with this important forum. Once again, I welcome all our distinguished guests and, on behalf of the Armstrong University, also welcome all of you for attending this prestigious international event. I hope that you have a productive and enjoyable time here in China.
Thank you very much!
James P. Wang Ph.D.
Co-Chair, International Small Business promotion Association
Vice Chairman & Executive President, Armstrong University
President, Institute for International SME Innovation Development