May 05, 2010 11:04 ET 11th Annual China Seminar Helps Automotive Suppliers Grow China Business

On June 3, Executives Will Learn Important Updates on How to Benefit From the World's Largest and Fast-Changing Automotive Market, Which Assembled Over 2.9 Million Vehicles in the First Two Months of 2010

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -, a unique marketplace for intelligence and resources for the global auto industry, today announced its eleventh seminar on doing business in and succeeding in China. The Seminar will take place in Troy, Michigan (USA) and will also be viewable via live webcast via the Internet around the world.

The half-day event, "China Update: How to Benefit from China's Fast Growing and Changing Automotive Industry," will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, Troy, Mich., where the webcast will originate. The Internet webcast portion of the past six seminars has been attended by executives from over 25 countries, thereby making this a truly global event.

As OEMs have transcended national borders, demands on suppliers have become equally global, creating steeper learning curves and driving the need for global perspective and shorter -- and smarter -- decision cycles.

The Seminar will offer automotive supplier executives important updates on the current state of the automotive industry in China, as well as the ability of attendees to network with China and global experts.

Topics and Speakers Include:

"Eight China Automotive Trends That Are Revolutionizing the Global Auto Industry"
Bill Russo, Sr. Advisor, Booz & Co., and President, Synergistics Ltd.
*** ('live' from Beijing, China - via Internet)

"China: Cultural and Business Insights"
Ben Wu, President, Mangrove Consulting LLC

"Update on China's Most Important Tax Issues"
Julia Yue Qi, International Tax Consultant, Clayton & McKervey
Tim J. Hilligoss, Shareholder of International Accounting Services

"M&A Opportunities and Challenges Between China and Western Companies"
Ling Wu, Managing Director, Amherst Partners LLC

"Manufacturing in China: Rewards and Risks"
David John Hofmann, Director North America, InterChina Consulting

"Auto Parts Sourcing and Suppliers in China: Opportunities and Challenges"
Dr. Yilong Chen, General Director, AIAG Asia Pacific

"Contract, Product Liability and Labor Law Update"
Jia Zhao, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Xiaomeng Zhang, Foreign Legal Specialist, Baker & McKenzie

"Lessons Learned: Automotive Research, Design & Engineering in China"
Dr. Jeffrey Tew, Group Manager, Manufacturing Research Lab, General Motors

In addition, attendees will also gain insight into great tools on helping them succeed in China, including CultureWizard by RW-3.

Complete agenda and registration are available at The Seminar runs from 8:00AM to 1:00PM and includes two interactive Q&A sessions with speakers.

Cost to attend in Troy, MI is $395 per person. Cost to attend via Internet webcast is $250 per person. Group and corporate discounts are also available. events have received "excellent" or "very good" ratings from 94 percent of more than 5,000 executives who have attended the 150+ events.

About provides information and resources to automotive executives responsible for their company's international development and operations. It manages an on-line community and marketplace for buyers and sellers of products, services and ideas vital to success in the global auto business, and connects experts with auto executives who need their services.

Monthly eJournals provide targeted information and insight on doing business in foreign automotive markets and Solutions provide effective international answers to suppliers' global business and operational needs. The Company's eJournals, including CHINAtalk, ASIAtalk, EUROtalk, AMERItalk, LATINtalk, GLOBALtalk HR editions, now reach over 35,000 automotive supplier subscribers worldwide. has produced over 150 international business events, with over 5,000 automotive supplier executives attending from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and 25 other countries. Events have been held in Detroit, Brussels and Beijing, as well as 'live' via the Internet.

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