Business Alliance of George Mason University to Host U.S.-China Business Conference

Posted: December 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Business Alliance of George Mason University will host a U.S.–China Business Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

In addition to Mason, participating organizations include the Chinese Government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

The Chinese delegation includes top officials from NDRC and the State Development Investment Company (SDIC), as well as business leaders from 14 Chinese provinces representing nine sectors: financial, mining and minerals, information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, energy, automotive, textile and steel.

The conference includes a networking breakfast with a welcome from Mason President Alan Merten and remarks by U.S. Commerce Under Secretary Frank Lavin and NDRC Vice Chairman Ou Xinqian.

Other highlights are a working luncheon and breakout sessions on banking and risk management; compliance issues; investment criteria; protecting intellectual property; shipping, logistics and documentation; investment strategies; business incubators and accelerators; opportunities for small businesses in China; and the role of venture capital.

Case studies of successful joint ventures and hands-on practical advice for developing a strategy for doing business in China or with Chinese firms will be shared. During the afternoon, U.S. business leaders may meet one-on-one with their Chinese counterparts.

For more information, contact Judy Costello at 703-993-4765 or

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