A Dialogue with Chinese Executives about Their U.S. Strategies
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 June 14, 2012


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration, breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Opening remarks by Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia State University
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: Introduction of organizers and sponsors, by Guanming Fang
Chairman of Georgia China Alliance and Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
8:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome remarks by Acting Consul-General Xie Yunliang

Introduced by Lixin Cheng, President of North America Region of ZTE Corporation and CEO of ZTE (USA), Inc.
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Panel 1: Dialogue with Chinese executives about their U.S. growth strategies
Moderator: H. Fenwick Huss, Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University 
Kevin Qi, Senior Vice President, Huawei USA
Lixin Cheng, President of North America Region of ZTE Corporation and CEO of ZTE (USA), Inc.
Jianguo (Jack) Tang, President, Sany America, Inc.

JoAnne Foist, Director of Marketing, Hisense USA Corporation

10:45 a.m.—11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Keynote speech by Dr. John Hardman, President and CEO of The Carter Center Carter

Introduced by Kevin Qi, Senior Vice President, Huawei USA

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch
Lunch keynote speech: What’s Come Through the Door: An Update on Chinese Investment in the US 
Dan Rosen
Partner, Rhodium Group
Visiting Fellow,Peterson Institute for International Economics

Introduced by Dr. Penelope B. Prime, Director of China Research Center and Professor of International Business at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Break
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Branding and marketing challenges in a different culture
Moderator:  Dr. Govind Hariharan, 
Executive Director of Indian China America Institute,
Professor of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis of Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
Jian Wang, Managing Director and founder of Changzhou Baojie Electric Motors Mfg. Co, Ltd.
James Muldoon, Vice President, Techtop Industries Inc.
Jian Ni, Chief Operating Officer, SMC LED Corporation 
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Remarks by Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Panel 3: Operational challenges facing Chinese companies in the U.S.
Moderator: Scott Ellyson, President and CEO of East West Manufacturing
 State tax incentives available to companies in Georgia – Nico Wijnberg, Project Manager, Georgia Economic Development 
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – James Kearney, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP 
Tax and accounting considerations – Debbie Torrance, Partner, Smith & Howard
Protecting intellectual property – Lei Fang, Counsel, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Trade finance and credit facilities with U.S. banks – Tyler Rollins, International Relationship Executive of Chase Commercial Banking 
5:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.: Closing, Baotong Gu, Director of the Georgia State University Confucius Institute
5:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Networking reception