MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber President Brad Dean are scheduled to attend a summit in China. The China-U.S. Leadership Summit will be held in Xiamen, China from October 26 until October 29.
Mayor Rhodes is scheduled to leave Tuesday, October 21.
The summit will include a mix of business sessions and networking opportunities with leading Chinese travel executives in order to help foster strong relationships and take advantage of this rapidly emerging market, according to its website.
According to the itinerary, events include 'Leadership Summit General Session' and 'Local Networking Tours of Xiamen' for three-and-a-half hours, in addition to meals.
Brand USA and the U.S. Travel Association partner to hold the event in its eighth year.
Attendance is limited. No more than 80 industry executives will be in attendance, according to the website.
"The summit is an ideal environment for participants to forge valuable relationships that mutually benefit the tourism industries in both countries," according to a summary of the summit.
Summit locations alternate between China and the U.S. each year. Summits have been held as far west as the Big Island of Hawaii and as far east as Orlando, Florida in the United States.