A unique event at MSU Moorhead explores doing business in China. This free event is Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the MSUM Comstock Memorial Union ballroom.

At Global Innovation: Doing Business in China a panel of regional experts will discuss from their personal experiences the opportunities and risks of doing business in China. The keynote speakers are Ambassador Ramu Damodaran, United Nations, and Vivek Pathek Director and Global Head in International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. The keynote speeches will be delivered via webcast.

Other speakers include attorney Steven Dickinson, shareholder in corporate and international groups at Fredrickson and Byron international law firm, Trixanna Wang, Business Development Manager for Pure Technologies Ltd., and Melissa Lage, Chief Marketing Officer at SJE-Rhombus.

“We must learn about the world beyond our borders. Since China’s market is continuing to grow, it’s important to understand its business objectives,” said Dr. Ruth Lumb, professor in MSUM’s School of Business.

This year a special addition to the event will take place in the Center for Business from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. There will be a student panel, faculty presentations and information on MSUM’s Doing Business in China certificate program.

Why do business in China?

  • The People’s Republic of China is the world’s second largest economy (only the U.S. economy is larger).
  • With a population of over 1.3 billion, China is potentially the largest market in the world.
  • It is the world’s fastest growing major economy and more and more companies are doing business in China or with Chinese companies.
  • Over the past 10 years, US exports to China have quadrupled to approximately $106 billion.
  • The potential to increase your company’s business by 25% or more resides in China.
  • The consumer middle class in Asia, including China, is expected to triple in 15 years to 1.75 billion people.
  • The demand for professionals with a working knowledge of how to do business in China is growing.

This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP to bdean@mnstate.edu or call 218.477.2763.

For the full schedule of events, visit www.mnstate.edu/cbi/globalinnovation.