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At 3:20am on November 17, 2009, Arik Johnson said…
So far so good in fact - we brought our partners Comintelli and KappaWest with us this time and really had a nice reception - Lion Wang is doing a great job locally and we're easing into things. See you next time and I'll let you know if something materializes you might help with.


- Arik
At 5:25pm on November 16, 2009, Arik Johnson said…
Hi Laura - I'm in Shanghai another 24 hours (leaving at dawn November 18) but missed you at Prof. Miao's dinner last night - I'd assumed I'd see you there so sorry I haven't gotten in touch earlier. Care to connect for a drink tonight and catchup or is it too short notice? If you can't, I'll be back soon enough so don't rearrange anything on my account.


- Arik
At 2:18pm on May 13, 2009, Michael Neugarten said…
Laura hi

I also miss the rain! I'm an ex-Londoner, living and working in CI in Israel for the last x years (well since 1976). I heard you at the last Atelis meeting in Lisbon. Will you be in Stockholm in June?

I also actually mentioned you to a couple of Info ladies here in Israel last week at a business information conference here in Tel Aviv, as they have an potential interest in China.

Their names are Rina Arad, and Idit Ophir, and their company is called Arad-Ophir (among other things they represent Lexis here in Israel).

best regards

Michael Neugarten
At 7:16am on April 2, 2009, Betsy Neidel said…
Thanks! Happy to be a part of this CI community!
At 7:02pm on March 29, 2009, Steve Hather said…
Hi Laura,
Thanks for your message. Yes, we offer our full suite of services across Asia Pacific including throughout China although, depending on what is required, our coverage is better in bigger cities.
Most of our work in China is conducting supplier audits for US and European consumer goods companies. However, we are doing a number of marketing support activities including retail quality audits for two multi-national consumer goods companies.
The way we generally work is to firstly design a survey protocol and sampling program, develop the data collection forms and then have our reps pick-up and assess for criteria such as labelling, fill levels, shelf coverage and appearance, merchandising etc for their products and those of competitors. Generally the companies do their own analysis of the results.
We actually don't do a lot of work for competitive intel and market research companies which I would like to change. We could effectively become your "arms and legs" on the ground - we collect the data, you present the analysis and recommendations.
Anyway, please let me know if you have any questions and to let me know if we can help you in any way. You can contact me at
Thanks again for contacting me. Regards, Steve
At 12:49am on March 20, 2009, Liu Xiwen said…
thanks. let me know your information.
At 5:42am on March 10, 2009, Arik Johnson said…
Hi Laura,

Great to see you last week - looks like the site is once again loading in China, eh?

- Arik
At 5:27pm on February 23, 2009, Martha R. Matteo, PhD said…
Are you available on Sunday, March 1 for lunch or dinner (or whatever) with Arik, my husband and me?

At 3:14pm on January 10, 2009, Alexandre Durand said…
It will be great, my email is Actually I have a presentation to do for my teacher but the main goal of this is to put together some usefull contacts, sumarize an understanding situation of the CI in china or asia (in phamramceutical but any other subject will be appreciated as well) in order to find some partners through the teacher's network and/or my teacher himself. In order to make my school much "international". I will be please to tell you more about this if you want so, Alex
At 11:17am on January 8, 2009, Alexandre Durand said…
Hello Laura, I am a french student in a Competitive Intelligence MBA and I am looking for some informations about the "how" turn the world of CI in China and Asia in order to develop some missions over there with my school.
Wish you the best for 2009,
At 2:09am on January 6, 2009, Arnaud Bonnel said…
Hi Laura - Happy New Year ! I hope everything is ok for you. Not sure I go to China this year, but I would like to...
best regards
At 11:54pm on January 5, 2009, Zhenyu Li said…
Hi Laura,
Thanks for the invitation. Here is my email address:
At 7:15am on December 30, 2008, Chris Hote said…
Hi Laura,
I will arrive in Shanghai on 1/9 and thus we could meet on 1/12 or 1/13 at your convenience.
Below is my email address for further discussion about when and where we could meet.
Regards, Chris.
ph: 001-617-943-8564
At 3:46am on December 19, 2008, Chris Hote said…
Thank you, I will pencil down those dates. I wish you have great Holidays. Chris.
At 3:24am on December 19, 2008, Chris Hote said…
Thank you for your prompt reply. I'd be glad we meet. Right now, I am trying to get a visa.
At 3:04am on December 19, 2008, Chris Hote said…
Hi Laura,
I am preparing a trip to China indeed and I will be in Shanghai and Beijing very soon (1/6-1/15) to visit existing and prospective customers. In the mean time I wish I can visit some CI representatives in China (SCIP?).
In the last months our solution got traction thnaks to its ability to monitor chinese language and thus chinese web-sources.
Regards, Chris.
At 2:21am on December 5, 2008, HB said…
Understand you are presenting at the EUCCC Shanghai next week.
Would like to attend but unfortunately I will be in HK and there after to Spore.
Wish you a successful talk.
At 5:20am on November 25, 2008, Kevin SUN said…
Hi Laura, Nice to join this group. keep in touch. kevin
At 9:40am on November 21, 2008, S.J.Pavan vinnakota said…
Hello Laura Madam .....i am a student doing my grad in competitive intelligence from India ...

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