Connect International is a market expansion services company that helps enterprises around the world capitalize on international growth potential through trade and investment collaborations. We assist businesses from different countries and industries to expand into China and invite Chinese companies to invest and collaborate with ventures abroad. Having developed business programs with enterprises from 33 countries, 9 APEC member economies and across 28 industries, our goal is to help global enterprises overcome regulatory, cultural, corporate, and language barriers to achieve their efficient market expansion milestones. In addition to providing strategies and advisory support, we also help businesses to secure cooperation deals.

Some of our involved project entities – Governments, Fortune 500 and China Top 500  companies

Industries Involved

Transportation & Logistics Construction      Oil & Gas      Mining & Steel
Gold & Precious Metals      Real Estate Development
Mobile Marketing & Internet Services      Finance & Banking      Public Utilities
Solar Power Renewable Energy      Biotechnology      Consumer Electronics
Entertainments      Import-Export      Telecommunication Services
Satellite & Aerospace Technology      Modern Arts Calligraphy & Antique Painting      Fruits
Glacier & Spring Water      Wine      Distilled Spirits      Seafood      Forestry Products      Energy Beverages
Sports      Consumer Products      Hotels & Restaurants      Supermarket & Department Stores
Various sub-industries and more

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Successful Milestones

  • Current business programs with over 33 countries, which includes 9 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) member economies 
  • Completed project collaborations across 28 industries at international level
  • Project entities involve  different country Governments and Ministries, Fortune 500 and China Top 500 companies
  • Referral to Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development Canada‘s Ottawa and Shanghai regional offices for efficient market expansion services
  • Immediate market expansion in China in 2 weeks (whereas it waited 28 weeks through traditional market expansion routine) 
  • Success-proven timely access to merchandise trade partners, investment support, and China Stock Market
  • Strategic cultural and corporate barriers breakthrough that enlarged market opportunities for global SMEs 
  • Market expansion work was being utilized by client to meetings with President House of Republic of Chile, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of National Assets, Ministry of State, Ministry of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Chilean railway company Ferronor S.A., global mining company Coldeco,  international organizations and more 

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Happy Clients


Awards Won


Projects Done


Cups Coffee


We provide enterprises a one-stop commercial express gateway to China
We integrate proven-success market expansion services that save enterprises’ time and efforts
We are experienced with enterprises at all levels
We relate and work effectively across cultures and industries
We have extensive business network with over 15 provinces and territories in China
We prepare and optimize all valuable information that make businesses outstanding market success
We reach out and establish strategic business interest and synergy between businesses and Chinese buyers, sellers, investors and partners
We continuously explore, expand, and discover new ways for enterprises to achieve consecutive expansion milestones


Commercial Translations

Just like any language, the words and phrases we use for ordinary communications and commercial communications are different, not to mention that every industry has specific technical terms.

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Project Presentation Creation

Our strategic Project Presentation is created for your prospective partner in China. This option is commonly adopted by businesses that want to gain an express pass to launch their businesses in China.

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Target Market Connection

Once all information is ready, we perform immediate market outreach and matchmaking activities. During this process, we create business synergy and arrange meetings for you.

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Strategic Market Expansion

Now, we help our clients to secure contracts. We present with you to your prospective partners in China. During this stage, we provide meeting-translations, winning pitch, and follow-up support.

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  1. Discovery

    Understanding Market Expansion Needs and Goals

  2. Service Agreement

    Confirming Services

  3. Research

    Integrating Country, Industry, Competitor Analysis and More

  4. Strategy

    Establishing Winning Formula

  5. Market Expansion

    Coordinating Market Expansion Activities

  6. Client Updates

    Updating Work-In-Progress

  7. Conclusion & Follow-Up

    Meeting Objectives & Providing Continued Support

Connect International Team Skills


Performance & Dedication

We take responsibility in the work we do


Timely Market Entrance & Penetration

We act quickly and launch projects efficiently


Goal-Oriented & Relational

We solve enterprise challenges and listen to their needs


Professional Pitching & Negotiation

We break through cultural and corporate barriers to reinforce collaborations


Strategic Planning & Execution

We integrate worldwide business models and strategies


Diligent & Courteous

We maintain high achievements and great care


Initiative & Leadership

We act before others take action


Attention to Details

We examine details carefully to ensure best outcomes


Going the Extra Mile

We deliver service beyond expectations

What our project partners are saying

"Connect International’s vital support expedited our expansion into China and connected us to the related companies from financial and energy sectors in Beijing and Shanghai. They created strategic business proposals, pitched well, and coordinated all the meetings and follow-ups with individual partners and institutions in China. Their dedication and determination are honorable. We look forward to further collaborations with Connect International."

Heiju Song, CEO of Indepth Energy, Calgary, Canada

"To cooperate across international frontiers successfully and enabling foreign companies to enter and penetrate the Chinese market quickly, Connect International is indeed the right channel. The company saved us tremendous amount of time that allows us to focus on business operations. They not only teach you how to do, they do it for you. I feel fortunate to have found them."

Esther Hsu, Managing Director of Chile Atmosphere, Shanghai, China

"To Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada: I am astounded at how quickly Ching Yuan was able to break through barriers at Lenovo and establish a rapport with Lenovo. I couldn’t be happier with the direction and speed of events. Ching Yuan is a marketing prodigy with a very cultured and strategic approach; I feel that success in inevitable. You can refer her service to other Canadian companies with confidence."

Peter Kielland, President of Visionary Technology Inc., Ottawa, Canada

"Ching Yuan is fast and intelligent. She understands the needs of clients, able to optimize the value of every market launch initiatives, and achieve great success. Her strategic mindset complemented by her professional market research and business plan outputs never ceases to surpass our expectations."

Max Wu, CEO of British Mining, Shanghai, China

"Ching’s positive attitude, knowledge and experience is a perfect match for what we are doing. That is to make the product a viral/mainstream product in the field of wearable technology. Look forward to connect and discuss ideas and strategies. There are exciting times ahead of us. All the best from Iceland."

Rikarour Leo, Sprotamidstod Islands Company, Iceland

"Great job Ching; I am very impressed at your ability to connect at this level so soon after your involvement with the company product. Well done; that is fabulous news and credit to your persuasive powers!"

Peter Malone, PCM Global Support Services Inc., Belleville, Canada

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  • 传统商业模式遭互联网冲击

    August 23, 2015

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