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International Business Breakfast on November 14: "Doing Business in China"

Posted August 19, 2007

The second International Business Breakfast this semester, a panel discussion entitled “Doing Business in China,” will take place on Wednesday, November 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at Rivers Memorial Hall.

With China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2002 and with the excitement of the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China continues to be a global "hot spot" for economic growth and U.S. business interest, according to the CIA World Factbook. The developing consumer market in China presents both opportunities and pitfalls for U.S. businesses. Members of the panel will discuss their experiences doing business in China, and will offer insights into the social and cultural aspects of doing so.

“Doing Business in China” panel members are:

Wade Wilson: general manager, New England, Recall North America
Formerly managing director, sales & business development, Federal Express Corp., Beijing, PRC

Peter King: export division manager, Cersosimo Lumber Company and chairman, American Hardwood Export Council

William (Bill) Bambara: corporate vice president, Office of International Development, LIMRA International

Dr. Sang-Kyu Lee, assistant professor of accounting, Western New England College
Formerly administrative assistant and personal secretary to chairman of DAEWOO Group

Ryan Grossner, student, Western New England College Senior finance major/international business minor


Dr. Li Qin, assistant professor of business information systems, Western New England College

The charge is $15 per person (no charge for Western New England College students who pre-register). Those interested in attending should RSVP by Wednesday, November 7 by calling 413-782-1231 or emailing


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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