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UB To Host Major Forum On China’s Business Environment

January 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Several business heavy hitters will participate in a University of Bridgeport panel discussion, “2012 the Year of the Dragon & Doing Business in China: Myths, Legends, Challenges & Opportunities,” including major financial services representative from China and the United States. The event will take place January 26, 5:30 p.m. in the duPont Tower Room, 84 Iranistan Avenue. For more details check out the lecture series link on the UB homepage www.bridgeport.edu

Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations,  explains this is a must-attend event:

I am forwarding to you an interesting opportunity to catch up on and learn more about the current and short-term future investment and business environment in China. Thursday, January 26, the University of Bridgeport is hosting a panel discussion on this year’s business climate in China and the resulting challenges and opportunities.

As the world’s second largest economy, the upcoming changes in leadership are of key interest to those who are currently doing business or invested in China. Michael Harris, COO of Gao Fei Financial Services in Beijing will speak to that issue and how it may impact current investments and financing existing and new business opportunities. Bill Parrett, former CEO of Deloitte, Touche and founder of their Global Financial Services group is well versed in the how of making business work in China and will add his insights. Melanie Chen is a Managing Director of UHY Advisors, an attorney admitted to practice in both the US and China and consults with current and prospective investors in China. Last but not least is Yiting Liu, known throughout China as “The Harvard Girl” and a Co-Founder and Partner of Ray Shi Capital Group an investment management firm focused on China.

To RSVP contact Foster at mjfoster@bridgeport.edu


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • town committee

    When the Chinese drop their excessive import tax on US-made products maybe we will have something to talk about. When they correct their human rights violations maybe we will have something to talk about. I for one try to buy made in the USA products, when I can’t I try to find items not made in China.

  • Mojo

    *** Great for UB and Bpt; “business is business” almost anywhere in the world these days! However politics and greed tend to ruin national relationships between countries. That’s why it’s important for universities in general to play an educational role that in turn helps promote and keep interest opportunities open between countries. On another note, our import and export taxes should be close to one and the same for all of America’s “long-time” national allies and different for “non-allied” countries depending on their pending status with the USA. More of America’s exports going out and less of other non-allied imports coming in. *** Made in the USA ***

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