Since adopting market reforms in 1978, China has been among the world’s fastest growing economies. Exports from the USA to China have been growing exponentially in recent years and opportunities for US companies abound. As the largest economy in the world, China is a market that cannot be ignored, but at the same time it also presents
numerous situations that can challenge even the most experienced business professional.
This seminar will help companies learn how to navigate some of the intricacies of doing business in China. Hear from business professionals who deal with these issues on a daily basis so that you can successfully enter this challenging new market.
Whether preparing for the RI Trade Mission to China and Hong Kong, already doing business in China, or just considering this new market, this seminar will have something for everyone!
Topics to be covered include:
¨ IP Protection, Cyber Security and Technology Transfer
¨ Export Compliance and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
¨ Identifying and negotiating opportunities in China
¨ Chinese business relationships
¨ Hong Kong as a gateway to China and Asian Markets
Speaker(s): Michael Byrnes
Michael Byrnes is President of Middle Kingdom Advisors and a Senior Advisor to Yuan Associates, a government affairs services firm based in Beijing which assists US enterprises to enter, expand and operate in the China Market. He is also a senior partner in Ameri- China Partners; a Beijing based firm providing fraud investigation, due diligence and risk management services to foreign firms in China. Previously Mike was President of Tyco International, China. Mike retired from the military in 1998 with the rank of Major General. Mike has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years and frequently presents on “Doing Business in China.”
Paul DiVecchio is well known and highly respected in both the public and private sector for his skill and knowledge of the ever changing world of export regulatory compliance. For the past 25 years Paul has been working as a private consultant to companies and organizations, guiding their efforts for risk avoidance and regulatory compliance while at the same time maximizing their international opportunities. He conducts seminars and training programs across the country on best practices for companies, government organizations and municipal and regional groups and challenges.
Dr. Michelle Deng is Senior Counsel at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer LLP, an international law firm with intellectual property, commercial and litigation practices. She is a U.S. intellectual property attorney with more than twelve years of experience. Dr. Deng’s practice focuses primarily on global intellectual property portfolio development, freedom to operate, and due diligence for corporate transactions and market entry. Dr. Deng also counsels clients on US-China cross border business related intellectual property issues to maximize the desired commercial outcome while minimizing intellectual property risks.
Byron Lee is the Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in New York. HKTDC is responsible for promoting Hong Kong’s external trade in products and services. Byron joined HKTDC in 1997 and has served in various position on the Council and has been the Director New York since April 2010. Hong Kong is an excellent gateway into both China and the rest of Asia and can be an ideal platform for US companies to develop strategic business partnerships and exports. Mr. Lee will talk about the Chinese market and the advantages that Hong Kong has to offer companies.
Co-Sponsor(s): Brought to you by the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, the U.S. Small
Business Administration and the RI Small Business Development Center.
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