September 20, 2010 14:09 ET Online Seminars on September 22 and 23 to Focus on 'Conflict Management in China' and 'Introduction to the South African Automotive Industry'

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -, a unique marketplace for intelligence and resources for the global auto industry, today announced two separate Online Seminars presenting "Conflict Management in China" by Andrew Hupert, a leading China negotiations expert, and "Introduction to the South African Automotive Industry" presented by Roger Pitot, president of the NAACAM, the South African Automotive Components Industry Association.

The one-hour Seminars will take place online on September 22 and 23, and will be viewable via live webcast via the Internet around the world. After each presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions directly to the speaker via a 'live' interactive Q&A session.

The two separate Online Seminars will cover these topics:

September 22: "Conflict Management in China" by Andrew Hupert

10:00AM-11:00AM Detroit time (EDT) / 16.00-17.00 hrs. Brussels time / 22.00-23.00 hrs. Shanghai time

About the Seminar:
The best way to manage conflict in China is to avoid it completely -- but how can international negotiators avoid confrontation with Chinese counter-parties and still deliver value? They must walk a delicate line between building lasting relationships and defending their own core interests. One slip, however, can scuttle your China deal and cost your firm a huge opportunity. Andrew Hupert of NYU's Shanghai campus and publisher of & will differentiate between Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Management and uncover the sources of most disagreement in Chinese deal-making. This presentation is designed for experienced deal-makers who want to improve their success rate in the vital China market.

September 23: "Introduction to the South African Automotive Industry" by Roger Pitot

10:00AM-11:00AM Detroit time (EDT) / 16.00-17.00 hrs. Brussels time / 22.00-23.00 hrs. Shanghai time

The Presentation will cover:
- OEMs represented in South Africa and their production volumes.
- History of the market volumes and impact of the economic crisis
- Import duty structures
- Exports of vehicles and components
- Employment history
- The Motor Industry Development Program, how it works and what it has achieved
- The importance of the auto industry to South Africa's economy
- The future prospects including a discussion of the new Automotive Production and Development
- Program to be introduced 2012
- Challenges in increasing vehicle and component production.

The Company's past fifteen Online Seminars has been attended by executives from over 25 countries, thereby making this a truly global event.

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