Business In China: Opportunity And Risk

The MSUM School of Business is hosting China in Transition: Business Opportunity and Risk Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MSUM Center for Business Atrium. (Located on 11th St. S between 7th and 8th Ave.) The event is free and open to the public.

China in Transition is designed to help professionals understand business opportunities and risks that exist between China and the United States. There will be a research presentation and panel discussion with China experts. The discussion will revolve around China’s legal, educational, manufacturing, labor, and media elements and how they affect regional business.

The keynote speaker is Shuying Wang, Deputy Consul-General, People’s Republic of China, Chicago, Ill. Wang has served as Counselor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC, as well as several European Consul positions within the UK and European Union. Wang holds a Bachelor of Law in international politics from the People’s University of China; and an M.S. in European policy from the London School of Economics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Can there be a strong U.S. without a strong China and vice versa?
  • Should your company consider/continue outsourcing manufacturing to China or bring it back to the U.S.?
  • What does China’s continuously educated population mean to U.S. business and schools?
  • Legal transparency in China vs. U.S.
  • What are the future prospects for mutual investment and growth between U.S. and China?
  • How is communication and marketing evolving between China and the U.S.?

The panelists and presenters include:
Larry Leitner, CEO, Specialty Commodities
Justin Paur, Director of Production Services, NACS
Mack Traynor, CEO, UltraGreen
Jeff Jiang, CEO, TransWealth Advisors
Dr. Nan Yu, Professor of Communications, NDSU
Dean Gorder, Executive Director, North Dakota Trade Office, panel moderator
Dr. Peter Geib, Professor, MSUM, and Tracy Gompf, J.D., Professor, MSUM, will discuss the evolution of law and transparency.
Dr. Ruth Lumb, Professor, MSUM

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