About SRI

Silk Road International (SRI) is an international procurement and project management company that helps clients find the right factories in Asia and coordinates and supervises production, logistics and quality control.  SRI is your on-the-ground eyes and ears in Asia.

Working with SRI is like having your own Branch Office in Asia.

David Dayton is the owner and manager of SRI.  David has over twenty years experience working and studying in and with Asia and he leads SRI from our Shenzhen, China office.  Besides Shenzhen, David has lived and in Thailand, Taiwan, and Chongqing.

David is a regular presenter for Global Sources’ New Buyer Training seminars in Shanghai and in Hong Kong.  He has also spoken for Global Sources’ Supplier Education program and Metering China Xi’An Sourcing Show.  David has been published in Euro Biz magazine, Right Sight Asia, Garden International and other trade publications and on numerous sites online including the China Economic Review, the New Zealand government’s international trade information website and China Success Stories.  He has been interviewed by the BBC, CBS 60 Minutes, The AP, the CBS Evening News, the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council and by NPR on China related issues.  His blog postings have been featured on the WSJ China blog “best of” lists.  David is also a founding member of the China Sourcing Information Center and the lead editor of  China Sourcer magazine.

David has a Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology, focusing on Comparative Chinese and Thai Corporate Cultures and a BA in International Relations and East Asian History.  David has worked as a consultant, manager, trainer and translator on both sides of the Pacific and he is fluent in both Thai and Mandarin.

Contact SRI Today

SRI US Office
Phone: 801.542.9458
eFax or voicemail: 801.303.7396

SRI China Office
2801 Bld. A, Huangdu Plaza,
Yitian Rd., Futian Dist.,
Shenzhen, Guangdong,
China, 518048
Phone: (86) 755.8825.0910/11
Fax: (86) 755.8825.0955