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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Announcing the 2nd Annual Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, June 3 – 9, 2016

A natural complement to signature Middlebury programs such as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Language Schools, and the equally-renowned translation and interpretation degree programs at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference aims to strengthen the visibility and access to high quality literary translations in the United States and to acknowledge that translators require the same training and skills as creative writers.

Following the success of the inaugural session in 2015, this year’s session is likely to fill quickly. We want to make sure you have the chance to submit an application should you wish to do so.  Whether you’re an experienced translator looking for feedback on a new project or a beginner looking for ways to approach literary translation, the dynamic community and intimate setting of Bread Loaf are sure to inspire you.


PROGRAM

The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused, genre-based workshops coupled with lectures and classes focusing on the art of literary translation. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual attention and careful critique. All participants will also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what was said in the workshop itself.

This dynamic and focused week-long conference of workshops, classes, lectures, and readings is designed for both beginning and experienced literary translators, including:

  • translators who want to improve their craft
  • foreign language students who want to acquire skills in the art of translation
  • teachers who want to bring the practice of literary translation into their classrooms
  • writers who want to continue the age-old practice of assuming literary craft via translation and imitation
  • anyone who would like to participate in the growing community of literary translators.

FACULTY

Acclaimed and award-winning translators Esther Allen, Geoffrey Brock, Karen Emmerich, Jennifer Grotz, and David Hinton will constitute the faculty during this second annual session. In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for his or her skill at guiding developing translators in a given genre.

APPLICATION & ACCEPTANCE

Applications to the conference will be accepted between November 1 and March 15. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified whether they have been admitted approximately four to six weeks after they apply. With rolling admissions, those who apply early increase their chances of acceptance; therefore, we encourage you to apply early.

For application and more info CLICK HERE.

Fees

Participant: $2,140
Auditor: $1,820
NOTE: Financial aid is available.

There is a $15 application fee.

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
blt@middlebury.edu
802-443-5286
www.middlebury.edu/blwc/bltc

Young Professional Networking Night

Network with professionals from the European American Chamber, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber!

When:

Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 – 8:00PM

Where:

Lindner College Hall 690
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
2925 Campus Green Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Registration:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d48a9ab29a20-young

NOTE:

Appetizers and drinks (non-alcoholic) will served and prizes will be given. Business Casual Attire Required.

The Franchise & Own Your Own Business Expo

The Franchise & Own Your Own Business Show is pleased to announce that Mark Mallory has signed on to become the spokesperson and face of this event. As former Mayor of Cincinnati, Mr. Mallory recognizes the significance of the Franchise community and the important role small business plays in the local economy.
This event provides an opportunity for business seekers and those looking to grow an existing business, to gain valuable knowledge, insight and guidance. The event offers a first-class educational seminar series featuring Professional Business Coaches, Franchise Industry Experts and Entrepreneurial Mentors. Visiting attendees can learn what it takes to be successful at starting, building or growing a business. This exciting 2 day event provides a platform to speak directly with representatives from the hottest franchises as well as industry experts. This event a must attend for anyone considering owning a small business or looking to grow their already established business.
People consider buying into a franchise system for many reasons including support, security and proven success rates. The economic impact of the Franchise industry is substantial. Franchising has a direct impact on local economies as 95% of franchises are still in business after 5 years. Buying a franchise more than doubles a person’s chance to survive as a business owner. Franchisees leverage the training and marketing support from their parent companies to become a profitable business.
2015 Cincinnati Franchise Show Details
When: Saturday, Mar 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Mar 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

For more information on the show, click here.

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A spectacular evening – Chinese Chamber’s 2015 Lunar New Year Gala 一个流光彩溢的夜晚 —- 2015农历新年庆典取得圆满成功

On Friday Feb. 6, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its festive and successful annual Lunar New Year’s Gala at the Horseshoe Casino. More than two-hundred guests attended the event.

Our guests were greeted by the beautifully decorated Horseshoe Casino banquet hall and a warm reception by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, volunteers and staff. After a short networking cocktail hour, the guests were dazzled by the traditional lion dancers as they drummed to scare away evil spirits and kicked off the Gala for the New Year.

Michael Kou, Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, offered his opening remarks welcoming everyone to the Gala. Cincinnati City Councilwomen Amy Murray then presented the City’s Proclamation commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Chamber’s existence. This was followed by a speech of recognition and support by Dr. Santa J. Ono, the President of the University of Cincinnati—the only academic institution that is a diamond level member to the Chinese Chamber.  Also in attendance to the Gala are honored guests such as Chief Michael Bell, former Toledo Mayor, and representatives from the Detroit Chinese Business Association.  Collage1

While the guests enjoyed delicious Asian-inspired cuisines prepared by the Horseshoe Casino, Mr. Peter Landgren, Dean of College Conservatory of Music, introduced the evening’s featured performers, international award winning violinist Yang Liu and his pianist wife I-Hsuan Tsai (Olivia), to the stage. Yang and Olivia dazzled our guests with Polonaise in A Major by Wieniawski and Paganini’s Cantabile. They also performed a few emotional pieces written by a Chinese composer Sicong Ma including the “Nostalgia for Violin” and the “Xinjiang Spring” to the audience’s standing ovation.

Concluding the Gala, Michael Kou gave a remarkable speech about the journey of the Chinese Chamber through the past ten years and his vision of the Chamber’s future. Michael thanked all the Chamber members, sponsors, guests, and volunteers for their support through the last ten years and for their support given to make this year’s Gala an overwhelming success. Michael reminded us the continuing service of this Chamber to the greater Cincinnati region as a bridge to China and we believe this year’s Gala speak volumes as to the Chamber’s success in the future.

2015年2月6日星期五,辛辛那提中国商会在马蹄铁赌场成功地举行了一年一度庆春节大典。

参加这次庆典的二百多名辛辛那提各界的来宾,在董事会及其工作人员的热情迎接下,走进了马蹄铁赌场美丽装饰的宴会大厅。在简短的鸡尾酒招待会后,来宾们被精彩的舞狮所吸引。舞狮是中国农历新年的一个传统节目,意在舞者用铿锵的鼓声驱邪除魔,渲染吉祥喜庆的气氛,为新的一年带来好运。

Collage2在商会董事会主席Michael Kou作了开幕词,欢迎宾客们的到来后,辛辛那提市议员Amy Murray 女士发表了纪念中国商会成立十周年城市公告。之后,辛辛那提大学校长Santa J. Ono发表了演讲,对商会进行了肯定与支持。辛辛那提大学是商会唯一一个钻石级的学术机构。

在来宾们享用马蹄铁赌场为他们准备的精美可口的亚洲风味晚餐时,辛辛那提音乐学院院长Perter Landgren向大家介绍了当晚的特邀嘉宾—国际小提琴比赛大奖得主,刘杨和他的太太,也是他的演奏伙伴,钢琴家蔡宜璇。他们为大家带来了维尼亚夫斯基的《A大调波洛奈兹舞曲》和帕格尼尼的《柔美如歌》。之后他们还为大家演奏了马思聪的《思乡曲》和《新疆之春》。这两首深情并极具中国特色的乐曲激起了在场中国观众对祖国的思念,也使其他观众领略到了中国音乐文化的魅力。全场观众为演奏家的精彩表演起立鼓掌。

接下来,Michael Kou为来宾介绍了辛辛那提中国商会十年来的发展历程和对未来的展望。他还向商会成员,赞助者,所有来宾及志愿者们表示衷心的感谢;感谢在他们的大力支持下,庆典得以圆满成功。最后,Michael Kou表示辛辛那提中国商会将一如既往地为中国与辛辛那提的合作发展服务,建立纽带桥梁。

这样一个新老朋友相聚一堂,商业文化交流的盛会将是新的一年最良好的开端。它预示着2015将是吉祥喜庆,繁荣丰收的一年。

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Exporter Forum -Doing Business in China

An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends

When
   8:30 – 10:30 AM  March 6, 2015
Where
   020 Rike Hall, Wright State University
Cost:   No cost to attend, but registration is required.

China is a $10 trillion economy growing at 7 percent annually and is reshaping our global economy. Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has at times opened the door wide for foreign companies to participate in its domestic economic growth. In fact, American exports to China have grown faster than to any other nation.  Here is your chance to hear from the experts and gather facts to help with your decision.

This program will address trends shaping the next phase of China’s economic growth, which industries might benefit the most, and product localization tips.Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends program will explain and explore the following topics:

*    Business culture & practices and what to expect
*    Macro and segment market analysis
*    Competition landscape
*    Capital access strategies to fund export activities
*    China FDA Regulatory Guidelines
*    Key potential customer profiling
*    Existing manufacturer and distributor mapping
*    Product localization strategies
*    Supply chain modeling
*    Development of Government partnerships to support marketing strategies
*    Comprehensive go-to-market proposals
*    Sales, Marketing and distribution in preferred product categories

Development of economic development incentives to support company growth.
This program is for you, if you are considering or are actively exporting or importing from China and interested in protecting and maximizing your trade with China.

The presenters:
David J. Robinson provides business consulting services for capital access, infrastructure financing, business development, economic development and public affairs as Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, and gained over $100M in funding for economic development projects.
Joe Dorrian specializes in China cross border initiatives such as market research, entry strategies,supply chain development and distribution consulting services as Principal for Transom Shields Group, LLC and lived in China from 2000-13 directing supply chain and commercial distribution for both General Electric Aircraft Engines and Thermo Fisher Scientific.The International Trade Assistance Center of Ohio (ITAC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The ITAC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

CLICK here to register.After you register, you will receive a confirmation email.  Directions, parking instructions and other details will be sent before the program.

For questions or additional information, contact the ITAC at 937.775.3524 or email kathy.marshalek[at]wright.edu

Welcoming University of Cincinnati’s New Chinese Students

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Greetings and welcome to Cincinnati.

Or in other words:

同学们,欢迎!

University of Cincinnati welcomed nearly 1,000 new international students to its ranks this week. They landed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (more colloquially known as CVG) early this week and received simple toiletries — how nice — and a free ride to their new homes.

Oh yeah and one third (about 250 students) are from China. The other large groups come from India and Saudi Arabia mostly, but our sources; i.e. the international office, say the largest group is the Chinese students.

We’re throwing a party for them tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 15) from 2 to 5 pm at the 86 Club on Short Vine. If you have the time, come join us. We’ll have food, music, games and prizes. A panel of Chinese professionals who live in Cincinnati will also join us to talk about life in the Queen City.

Our goal is to engage this community and help to thrive in Cincinnati. We hope they study hard, graduate fast and get jobs locally. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce has found that 72 percent of international students want to stay in Cincinnati. It makes sense to help them gain the best opportunities possible.

What to Expect — Tuesday’s Business Luncheon

Tuesday, March 25, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm the Chinese Chamber will hold its first business luncheon of the year. It’s the first part of a three-part seminar on China’s regulations and best practices, presented by Dezan Shira & Associates. You should register right now if you want to do some business networking and you’re free for lunch Tuesday. Keep reading for more information about our new member, Dezan Shira, and the location of Tuesday’s lunch.

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