Global Economic & Career Outlook Summit

Global Economic & Career Outlook Summit 2018
2018中美经贸合作及就业前景 峰论坛

时间:2018年10月12日(全国读书日,大学停课两天)
Date/Time: October 12, Friday

地点:辛辛那提区域商会培训中心(3 East 4th St,Cincinnati OH 45202)
Location: The Learning Center, 3 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

特邀嘉宾:中国驻美大使馆、中国驻纽约总领馆、俄亥俄州长办公室、辛辛那提市长办公 室、福耀玻璃、地方及联邦参议员、众议员、JobsOhio、商务部、西南俄亥俄区域劳工投 资局官员等
Invited Dignitaries: Chinese Embassy to the United States, Chinese Consulate General in New York, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, City of Cincinnati, Fuyao Glass USA, members of congress, and representatives of JobsOhio, Department of Commerce, Southwest Ohio Regional Workforce Investment Bureau

主办单位:大辛城华商会、区域经济开发署
Hosts: Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Regional Economic Development Initiative

协办单位:辛辛那提大学、迈阿密大学、宝洁公司、福耀玻璃、克罗格公司、富士康、 EWP移民顾问、Altix国际战略顾问
Sponsors: University of Cincinnati, Miami University, P&G, Kroger, Fuyao Glass, Foxconn, East West Path, Altix Consulting

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Business Luncheon: Tariffs Impact & Counter Measures

Join us and a panel of experts to explore the impact and possible counter measures to the tariffs that may affect your companies’ bottom lines.

By popular request, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will host a business luncheon at our Chamber Office on the subject “Tariffs Impacts & Counter Measures” to explain the impact of recent and possible future tariffs on various goods and services between the US and foreign countries, and to explore possible counter measures that local businesses and multinational companies could resort to in order to offset the impact.

At this event, we will be discussing the following questions:

  • Impact on Trade – Can these measures offset trade imbalance or make it worse?
  • Impact on Job Market – Will the tariffs measures bring jobs back or save jobs in the US?
  • Impact on FDI – Will these measures bring more FDI to the US or scare them away?
  • Impact on Company Bottom Lines – With raw materials cost rising on average 15-25%, how will that affect your company’s bottom line?
  • Counter Measures by Federal, State and Local Legislation – What if anything, can the Congress do to stop trade wars from happening? What are some of the legislative measures the State and Local governments can do?
  • Counter Measures by WTO – What are some of the complaints that have been filed with WTO and what are the likely outcomes and their impact?
  • Counter Measures by Individual Companies – What can be done at the micro level for businesses to get around these trade tariffs and maintain their bottom lines and customer satisfaction?
  • Bright Side Stories – How to survive the trade war and come out winning?

As always, lunch buffet catered by some of the region’s best Chinese restaurants will be provided at this event.

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

A Dictator or A Messiah? Implications of China’s 2018 Constitutional Changes.

Implications of China’s 2018 Constitutional Changes.

After the Mao era, China’s leaders have emphasized collective leadership and orderly succession. But a proposal to remove presidential term limits clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, as he seeks to restore what he considers China’s rightful place in the world. The bold move reinforces Xi’s position as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. It also signals the end of a period of collective leadership that has dominated elite politics in China for much of the past three decades – a period that many Western observers predicted would inevitably lead to democracy and rule of law. Instead, Xi appears determined to impose one-man rule as he seeks to restore China to what he considers its rightful place on the international stage.

What does this mean to you and your business, now and for the long run?
Is Xi a dictator or a messiah to China and the world?
How should you plan your business for the years to come when dealing with China?

Hear from our resident experts and
join our business luncheon on
Friday, March 30, from Noon to 1:30PM

E-Commerce in China & Beyond Seminar

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In 2015, Chinese consumers spent close to 4 trillion yuan ($589.61 Billion) buying goods online. China’s web sales surpassed U.S. in 2013, making it by far the world’s largest e-commerce market. The major drivers in China’s e-commerce boom have been cross-border sales, mobile sales, and e-commerce in villages.

To better understand e-commerce in China and the disruptive nature of market players, we are bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Please join us on August 29th at 6:30PM for this enlightening panel discussion. We welcome Ken Ma (via teleconference) of Tmall Global, Richard Cant of Dezan Shira, and Joe Dehner of Frost Brown Todd to share their experiences and insights in looking ahead and navigating the prosperous e-commerce channels of China and beyond.

About Tmall. Tmall is China’s premier B2C online retail market, operated by the Chinese e-commerce giant The Alibaba Group. It achieved 200 billion RMB ($32 Billion) gross merchandise volume in 2012 offering products from more than 70,000 merchants. Many multinational brands, such as Nike, Gap, Levi’s, Lacoste, Microsoft, Sony, P&G, Nestle, Toys-R-Us, etc., operate flagship stores on Tmall.

Speakers:

Ken Ma – Director of Int’l Development, Tmall Global (Alibaba Group)
Ken has 10+ years global e-commerce business experience in China. He help developed over 100 top international brands for Tmall.com and is currently the head of Tmall’s international business development team for cross border e-commerce. Prior to Tmall, he managed Alibaba’s markets in Indonesia, Brazil and Japan, and had developed the company’s markets in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Richard Cant – North American Director, Dezan Shira & Associates (Boston)
Richard guides North American individuals and companies through the process of establishing, maintaining, and expanding their businesses in China. His areas of practice include: corporate accounting and compliance, establishing businesses in China and Hong Kong, due diligence and M&A, and taxation planning and structuring. Prior to Dezan Shira & Associates, Richard was an Australian lawyer and Certified Public Accountant, and was also a partner at Ernst & Young Australia. He has worked in business and commercial consulting both in Australia and China for the past 20 years.

Joe Dehner – Member, Frost Brown Todd
Joe chairs this 500+-attorney law firm’s International Services Group.  He advises global businesses from large to small on a broad variety of business matters, including data privacy, product and services distribution, multinational business structures, compliance, tax and other issues.  He has advised U.S., Chinese and other businesses on e-commerce matters since the start of the digital age.

Moderated by Jin Kong, G4C Chairman 2016-17.

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What might happen in China in 2016?

Millions of people being relocated from cities, fewer jobs, greater centralization, and more movie blockbusters are just some predictions for the year.

(Cited from McKinsey & Co. Article published by Gordon Orr, Jan. 2016.)

In debates about whether growth is a percentage point up or down, we too often lose sight of the absolute scale of China’s economy. No matter what rate the country grows at in 2016, its share of the global economy, and of many specific sectors, will be larger than ever. My snapshot of China in 2016? An increasingly diverse, volatile, $11 trillion economy whose performance is becoming more and more difficult to describe as one dimensional.

The reality is that China’s economy is today made up of multiple subeconomies, each more than a trillion dollars in size. Some are booming, some declining. Some are globally competitive, others fit for the scrap heap. How you feel about China depends more than ever on the parts of the economy where you compete. In 2015, selling kit to movie theaters has been great business, selling kit to steel mills less so. In your China, are you dealing with a tiger or a tortoise? Your performance in 2016 will depend on knowing the answer to this question and shaping your plans accordingly.

Many well-established secular trends in China will continue in 2016. The service economy’s expansion is perhaps most prominent among them. In this piece, as usual, I won’t spend much time on the most familiar things. Instead, I will highlight what I believe will become the more important and more visible trends in 2016, either because they are now accelerating to scale or a discontinuity may become a tipping point. (For a quick summary, see sidebar, “The China Orr-acle: Gordon’s predictions for 2016.”) I hope you find my ideas valuable.

  • The 13th five-year plan—few surprises
  • Fewer jobs, flatter incomes—and, potentially, less confidence
  • The maturing of investing: More options for Chinese investors and foreign investment managers
  • Manufacturing in China is changing, not disappearing
  • Agricultural imports are rising and rising
  • More centralization
  • Moving people at scale—the middle class, not peasants
  • Movies in China: $$$
  • China continues to go global, with the United Kingdom as a new focal point
  • Big business would embrace soccer in China

For the full article CLICK HERE.