The Dueling Tigers of China and India

Columbia, SC USA | October 27, 2011

China and India are two of the world's fastest growing economies providing business opportunities across multiple sectors for U.S. companies. However, despite large economic gains, China and India remain challenging markets for businesses of all sizes.  As there are no "one-size-fits-all" answers to doing business in these markets, please join us for an event that will provide the latest insights into navigating these dynamic markets. 


8:30 a.m.         Registration
 9:00 a.m.        Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Steve Benjamin, Mayor,  Columbia, SC
 9:15 a.m.        Navigating the New China
Eric Wolff, former Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate Chengdu, China
 9:55 a.m.        Intellectual Property Rights
Mark Cohen, Fordham University
 10:40 a.m.      Break
 10:50 a.m.      Legal & Financial Framework
Richard Cant, Dezan Shira & Associates
 11:35 a.m.      China Success Stories – Panel Discussion
                        Guanming Fang, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
                        Brian Hayson, Cox Wood
                        Ron King, Marlboro County Economic Devlopment
                        Kevin Rose, Ultra Chem
 12:10 p.m.     Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, The Honorable Frank Lavin
Special Remarks and Export Achievement Awards Presented by 
S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 
1:20 p.m.        Doing Business in India
Aileen Nandi, Former Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Chennai, India
2:05 p.m.        Supply Chain Management Strategies for India and China
Pat Fosberry, John S. James Co.
2:50 p.m.        Break
3:00 p.m.        How to Get Paid
Dan Holt, Small Business Administration
3:45 p.m.        India Success Stories – Panel Discussion  
                        Andy Robertson, Zeus Inc. (TBC)
                        John Bruens, Bridge to Life
                        Dildar Singha, Uniresources
                        David Boucher, Companion Global Healthcare
4:30 p.m.         One-on-One Meetings (By Appointment Only)  


For more information, please contact Amy Thomson: • 803.777.2563 or Eric Wolff:  • 704.333.4886 ext. 221


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