Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Our China Roundtable Discussion
InternationalCounsel hosted a China roundtable discussion at our offices on Monday, February 26. We had a good group of attendees, including some manufacturers, consultants, representatives from Illinois and Wisconsin trade organizations and others interested in or already doing business in China.
I spoke on manufacturing and distribution in China, and Shawn He of MeetChinaBiz moderated the discussion.
These roundtable discussions allow participants to voice their special problems and concerns and learn from each other. We are finding something of an oversupply of China events in Chicago and elsewhere - how many more lectures on direct foreign investment in China are you prepared to sit through?
A roundtable format offers a more interactive setting, and most companies entering China are facing contracting, investment and IP issues that are not rocket science but require small teams of experienced advisors.