Young Presidents Organization – Beijing chapter event

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Doing business in China – Who’s who of China-based entrepreneurs lined up to talk

BEIJING, April 15 – The Young Presidents Organization, Beijing Chapter are holding a three day seminar at the Beijing Raffles Hotel from Sunday, April 20th – Tuesday April 22nd.

Featuring some of China’s best known entrepreneurs and successful businessmen, the event program features (speakers in order):

Handel Lee – King & WoodIntroduction
Michael Kwok – ArupIntroduction
Handel Lee is of course the man behind the successful Three on the Bund complex in Shanghai, and owner of the first Armani boutique in the city. He is also a partner of the Beijing-based law firm King & Wood

Michael Kwok is the design engineer for Beijing’s new Capital Airport Terminal Three, and the China World Trade Centre for Arup, whose China offices he first set up in 1992

Jimmy Hexter – Principal, McKinsey & CoStrategy to Execution
Jimmy is a Harvard Business School alumnus, the CEO of McKinsey in China, and the author of the book “Operation China: From Strategy to Execution

Chris Devonshire-Ellis – Founding Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates, Publisher, China BriefingStructuring Your Business for China
Chris of course is well known to our readers having established his Asian tax practice, Dezan Shira & Associates in 1987, now with 17 regional offices, and China Briefing just five years later, with many Asia publishing and books titles in its portfolio including the just released second edition of “Setting up Joint Ventures in China

Randy Xu – CEO, VictorwayMarket Entry Practices
Randy is also a Harvard grad, whose business focuses on market entry for U.S. incorporations

Steve Bertamini – President, GE ChinaSetting Long Term Strategies
Steve is a graduate of the University of Austin, and has been head of GE China since 2005

Dan Krassenstein – Chief Representative, BASSourcing in China
Dan founded the New Jersey pen supplier 20 years ago, and now produces items for many China MNCs

Don St. Pierre Jr. – Managing Director, ASC WinesBuilding Successful Sales Channels
Don was recently named the 37th most influential man in the global wine industry, and heads up ASC Wines, China’s largest importers of fine wines

Jean-Pierre Chesse – CEO, SinodisBuilding Successful Sales Channels
Jean-Pierre Chesse founded Sinodis, who are the leading importer for four major food brands as well as sole importer for Carrefour

Matthew Estes – CEO, Baoying BabycareDirect Selling
Matthew is the founder of Baoyang Babycare, China’s leading importer and distributor of baby care products

David Horlock – VP, Bureau Veritas Consumer ProductsChina Product Safety
David is a leading authority on China consumer product safety

Cortney Smith – President, China SolutionsTales from the Front Lines
Cortney is the founder of Las Vegas based China Solutions and has 16 years of China knowledge

Les Ross – Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & DorrIP Rights in China – What You Need to Know
Les is the China partner for the firm and an acknowledged expert in international IP law

Sabrina Zhang – National Tax Partner, Dezan Shira & AssociatesTax Law Considerations
Sabrina is the national tax partner for Dezan Shira and has extensive China national tax law and audit experience

Jack Perkowski – Chairman, AsimcoRedefining Cost, Market and Technology
Jack is the founder of Asimco and recent author of “Managing the Dragon – How I’m Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China

The event, a special closed door session for YPO members only, is being attended by many members from the United States, flying in especially for the seminar. Where permissible, details of presentations will be made available on this website – please check back.

For inquiries about the event, please contact Louise Batterbee of the Young Presidents Organization.