Rochester, N.Y. — The International Business Council (IBC), an affiliate of Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), will host a symposium on the topic of "Business Under China's New Leadership." The event will take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the auditorium at the HSBC Plaza, 100 Chestnut St., Rochester, N.Y. Panelists will share expertise on topics such as sourcing from China, changes in China's foreign exchange control regime, managing cultural differences, and the benefits of a starting a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise versus a joint venture.
Speakers include Bill Simpson, vice president of the global supply chain at Gleason Corporation; Brian Reh, president and CEO of Gorbel, Inc.; Heidi Hu Ames, president of Myland USA; and Kok-Chi Tsim, managing director of international commercial banking for J.P. Morgan. Leah George, international trade associate for GRE, will moderate the panel discussion.
"Rochester is among the top 25 exporting regions per capita, with China as one of our top trading partners," George said. "As the political and cultural climates continue to change there, we want to make sure that local business leaders have access to IBC's international trade experts and are equipped for success."
Attendance costs $30 for IBC members and $50 for non-members. Breakfast is included. Click here to register.