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Promote a global networking environment for business executives involved in international trade, particularly between Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Midwestern states of the U.S.


Provide a forum of events updating members about the fast-growing Greater China and the ASEAN region, and Hong Kong’s role in this dynamic market.

Encourage dialogue between members and the business community, and share international trade experiences to foster global engagement.



Established in 1987, the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest (HKBAM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  It is the networking forum of choice for business executives engaged in international trade with Hong Kong, the ASEAN region and the Midwestern states in the U.S. 

Our members are comprised of individual and corporate executives from various industry sectors including: import/export, manufacturing, finance and investment, professional services, real estate, engineering, logistics and technology. Membership provides the opportunity to meet other members and share their “Hong Kong story" as a tool for learning from experienced experts.   


HKBAM offers opportunities for our members to network, strengthen business contacts, and gain market information by organizing events such as receptions, luncheons and seminars. We invite distinguished business leaders and senior government officials to speak at our events, updating members on major topics related to trade with Hong Kong, ASEAN region, and the U.S.


We invite you to join the association, and explore the wealth of business connections and opportunities within your own city, Hong Kong and overseas markets.


HKBAM is a member of the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Member

Jun (Justine) Zhou
Zhou Agency
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Board Member

Brian Buehling
Managing Director
Dakota Systems
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Board Member

Yi Zhang
Managing Director, Strategy & Development
Wanxiang America Corporation
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Board Member

Richard Paullin
Executive Director
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
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Board Member

Tom Schapira
Managing Partner
Imagine Capital Group
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Board Member

Lee Simmons 
Genus Bioenergy


Mark Staublin
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Garrett Brands
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Winchell Cheung
Director Midwest
Hong Kong Trade Development Council 
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Homan Wong
Architect and President

Panto-Ulema Inc.
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