Event: Lost in Translation – Why China’s rise is good for the world

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                                                                         A CHINA BRIEFING SYMPOSIUM
                                     “Lost In Translation – What Chinese Business Communicates To The World”
                                                                   (Why China’s Rise Is Good For The World)
                                                                  Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10am to 2pm,
                                                   Lunch at Le Royal Meridien, 789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai
                                                                         Keynote Speaker: JAMES FALLOWS
                                           With: CHRIS DEVONSHIRE-ELLIS, IAN LEE and MORRY MORGAN

This important event on Chinese-Western communication examines the way in which China communicates with the rest of the world, what this means for Chinese and international businesses globally, the changes that are coming with the worldwide revolution in communications and linguistic demographics, and how this will impact on China and the rest of the global community.

James FallowsJames Fallows is one of America’s most distinguished and influential writers on the major issues of the day. He is International Correspondent and former Washington Editor (1979-1996) of the renowned American journal The Atlantic Monthly. He was editor of The Washington Monthly, and from 1996 to 1998 was editor of US News and World Report. He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award, and is the author of eight books and hundreds of articles on such topics as the Internet, Japan, Asian economies, Congress, the Pentagon, aviation and travel, and the state of America’s media. He is the author of the cover story on China (titled “China makes, the world takes: Why China’s rise is good for us”) in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Raised in California, he studied American history and literature at Harvard College, where he was editor of the Harvard Crimson, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Queens College, Oxford. He currently lives in Shanghai.

Chris Devonshire-EllisChris Devonshire-Ellis is the founder of Dezan Shira & Associates, one of China’s best known business consultancies, and publisher of China Briefing. Chris will draw comparisons with India as well as commercial considerations to be taken into account when looking at the implications and development of language as a global means of communications, and the impact of these on regional and global political systems. He has written several best selling books on China business under the China Briefing brand, in addition to an adventure Travel guide to Mongolia and a book about explorers in Tibet between the 13th – 19th centuries. He is based in Beijing and commutes regularly to Delhi.

Ian LeeIan Lee is the Finance Director (China) for OMD, part of Omnicom, the world’s largest marketing and communications services group. Prior to his current position, he was with News Corporation for some six years in various capacities, including Senior Vice President and acting CFO for STAR TV (China). Chinese born and bred, with an early interest in zoology and endangered species, his university education includes Chinese, British and Australian qualifications.

Morry MorganMorry Morgan is co-founder of ClarkMorgan, established in Shanghai six years ago and now the largest English language corporate training company in China with eleven offices throughout the country. Morry is an Australian, a science graduate of RMIT, and has worked closely with hundreds of companies, both Chinese and major multinationals, to establish effective corporate standards in their English presentation.

Our sponsors are: Shanghai Daily | Le Royal Meridien | Dezan Shira & Associates | China Briefing | ClarkMorgan

Attendance Fee (including lunch) : 390 RMB
Places at this event are limited and interest is high, so please book early.
Reservations may be made online here.
Alternatively, please contact Samantha Han or call (021) 5027 0972