Suffern, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/15/2015 -- Irwin Katsof, President of Katsof Consulting http://www.katsof.com announced today that former Florida Secretary of State and Florida Congresswoman Katherine Harris will be joining Katsof on the U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission to Hong Kong on January 21-22, 2015.
The Trade Mission will organize for fifteen preeminent U.S. Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate Private Equity Fund managers meetings with the leading Hong Kong Family Offices and Institutional Investors. A cross section of the top performing Fund managers in the U.S.A will be joining Katsof on the Trade Mission.
The Honorable Katherine Harris is a native Floridian with a commitment to improving the quality of life in her local community, the state of Florida and throughout the United States. Harris first entered elective office in 1994 when she won a bid for the Florida Senate, Harris passed over one hundred bills and transformed her position as Chair of the Committee on Commerce and Economic Opportunities into a hub of creativity.
The Honorable Harris is a partner in Seven Holdings which was formed in 2013 when three veteran venture capitalists joined forces to manage opportunities presented by expanding their reach to the entire Southeast United States. Seven manages venture funds focused on industries and technologies that are consistent with and supported by the established infrastructure of the region.
Irwin Katsof is recognized as a businessman, author, educator and serial entrepreneur. http://www.katsof.com He was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Locke to advise the U.S. Commerce Department on international trade issues, in 2011. In 2012, Irwin Katsof was appointed an adviser to Thinaire Transmedia network, a leader in NFC technology.
In a confidential audit performed for the U.S. Commerce department in December 2013, it was announced that in the prior three years GP participants raised $650 million dollars from foreign LPs on these global missions. The US Certified Trade mission program is a distinctive and noteworthy opportunity for American GPs to meet international LPs under the auspices of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Three hundred and fifty different U.S. PE and VC Funds have attended atleast one Trade Mission in the past three years and fifteen of the top one hundred U.S. Funds attended one in the past three years and over thirty percent of the Funds returned for a second Trade mission.
The Certified Trade Mission is not merely a conference. It is a tightly structured and a highly focused fund raising event intended to offer U.S. private equity, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure fund managers the chance to raise capital from foreign investors.
About Katsof Consulting
Irwin Katsof founded Katsof Consulting in 2013 and the firm is an extension of Global Capital Associates also founded by Irwin Katsof in 2005 and Katsof Energy Consulting (founded in 2012) Irwin Katsof established these companies in a determined effort to help entrepreneurs around the world connect with sources of capital. Katsof Consulting has successfully helped many of America's chief corporate executives, fund managers and entrepreneurs get access to capital, developing markets and profitable partnerships.
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