Monday, July 27, 2009
Creating a New Economic Dialogue with China focus of September seminarWhat are the enablers and challenges that prevent US companies from doing business in China? What are the roadblocks for Chinese companies to set up business operations in the US (Michigan)? Learn the answers to these questions and participate in stimulating discussions with local and international experts at OU’s Woodcock Legacy Seminar Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Attendees will get a chance to hear from and network with Chinese and American government and business leaders as well as participate in discussions with experts who understand how doing business in the global economy is built on good relationships that bridge culture, etiquette and politics.
Confirmed speakers include: Consul General Huang Ping, PRC Consulate, Chicago, Wei Shen, President, BridgeConnect Foundation, and Marketing Manager for GM’s Premium Channel and Peter Theut, Butzel Long, Global Trade Initiatives. Jerome Hill (CAS ’70), counsel, Butzel Long, will moderate the panel discussions.
The seminar runs 1 to 6 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall, and includes a post-seminar reception. All attendees are invited to an afterglow to view the Tagore Chinese art collection at OU’s Kresge Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The collection contains 29 scroll paintings, 11 calligraphies representing a variety of calligraphic styles and 15 rubbing impressions of old Chinese stone monuments which Amitendranath Tagore, a Chinese language and literature professor at OU, collected in the early 1950’s while living and studying in China.
For more information on the event, background on speakers, a detailed agenda (when available) and more visit www.sba.oakland.edu/woodcock09.
The event is sponsored by the SBA’s Center for Integrated Business Research and Education. Program and marketing support was provided by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Automation Alley, BridgeConnect Foundation and Buztel Long.
By Claudette Zolkowski