Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Alumni Forum 2003 - A Real World Approach to Doing Business in China

Preliminary Agenda

This trip has been postponed and dates below will be changed accordingly. Please check back for updates.

September 14 - 17 - Hong Kong
Sunday, September 14
See Sightseeing Tours and Travel list for options available to participants and guests.
Monday, September 15 - Island Shangri-La Hotel
9:00 a.m.

Welcome
John L. Heyl, V.P. of Development & University Relations, WPI

"The Current Business Climate"
Presented by Regional Government & Business Experts

David Murphy, Commercial Consul, U.S. Consulate General, Hong Kong

Glenn Yee, CEO, Pacific Can Company, Ltd.

HK Trade Development Office invited

11:00 a.m.

"How to Get Started, How to Survive"
Jack Bresnahan, Senior Partner, China Business Solutions Group, Ltd.

Li Liang, Senior Partner, China Business Solutions Group, Ltd.

1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Welcome
Dennis Ting, Chairman, Kader Holdings and Qualidux Industrial

2:30 p.m.

"Critical Issues - Doing Business in China"
Panel Sessions with Industry Leaders & Other Experts:

Jack Shu, Vice President, Government Affairs & Business Development, HP China invited

Thomas Copp, President, Windings Inc. invited

4:00 p.m.

"Business Profile #1: A Real Life Experience"
Michael Sullivan, V.P. of Worldwide Sourcing & Development,
Reebok & Polo Ralph Lauren Footwear

5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Dinner on your own or you may join one of several informal dinner discussion groups organized by selected areas of interest. Organized dinner option available: Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

Tuesday, September 16 - Island Shangri-La Hotel

Breakfast on your own

8:55 a.m.

Welcome & Day's Agenda
John L. Heyl, V.P. of Development & University Relations, WPI

9:00 a.m.

"Financing New Ventures in China"
Jin Wang, Manhattan Capital Group, LLC

Bank of America invited

Motorola International Trade invited

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Business Profile #2: A Real Life Experience
Al Barry, Partner, American Industrial Partners

11:30 a.m.

"Your Gateway to China"
Professor Ed Ma, Director, HK Project Center, WPI

1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:30 p.m.

"Meet the Press"
A Panel of Business Correspondents Presents Market Trends

4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Shanghai-Agenda for Next Three Days
John Heyl, V.P. of Development & University Relations

4:30 p.m.

Adjournment

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
For all Conference Attendees and Guests, The American Club, Exchange Square, Central District

Wednesday, September 17

Reserved for sightseeing and travel to Shanghai.

 
September 17 - 20 - Shanghai
Thursday, September 18 - Shangri-La Pudong Hotel
8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai

Welcome
Edward Alton Parrish, President, WPI

"An Introduction to Doing Business in the PRC"
Paul Swensen, Commercial Representative, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate, Shanghai

President, American Chamber of Commerce invited

President, Malaysia-Singapore Business Club invited

General Manager, Valmont China invited

10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 p.m.

"Forging Business Partnerships in China"
Sajeev Jesudas, President & Managing Director, Underwriters Laboratories, Asia Pacific

Keith Newton, Partner, Accenture

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:30 p.m.

Bao Steel - Tour one of China's largest state owned factories

4:00 p.m.

Bus returns to hotel

Dinner on your own or you may join one of several informal dinner discussion groups organized by selected areas of interest. Organized dinner option available: Sasha's
Friday, September 19 - Shangri-La Pudong Hotel

Breakfast on your own

8:30 a.m.

"More Real-Life Experiences"
Mark Leigh, Regional President, Avaya Asia/Pacific

General Manager, Valmont invited

Q&A

11:45 a.m.

"Your PRC Business Resource Guide & Toolkit"
Short Presentation of materials to be mailed later

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Site Visits - Selected Factory Tours

4:15 p.m.

Networking Reception
For all Conference Participants and Guests, Shangri-La Pudong Hotel

Saturday, September 20 - Shanghai

See Optional Sightseeing Tours and Travel information for tours available to participants and guests.

Sunday, September 21 - Shanghai to Beijing

Travel to Beijing for those who registered for this extended travel option. See "Optional Travel Extension to Beijing" information.

Sponsored by WPI's International Advisory Board
and
The WPI Hong Kong Project Center

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