E-Commerce in China & Beyond Seminar

E-commerce Flyer Final

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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China Meet and Greet: Make your Beijing Connection

The Beijing Bar Association members will be in Cincinnati in two weeks and we’ve been invited to join them for lunch. Click this link to register. The event is free for members of the Chinese Chamber.

This mixer luncheon will run from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 24. It will take place at the Frost Brown Todd offices in the Great American Tower. Our executive director is working to sort out parking arrangements and will have more information next week.

At the luncheon, you’ll get the chance to speak with about 15 young and veteran lawyers, as well as, party officials from Beijing to talk business, culture, and other interests. The event should prove to be a great networking opportunity that could not have happened without the help of the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Frost Brown Todd.

China Meet and Greet: Events News

Two Delegations are Coming to Cincinnati

Join them for lunch September 24


Mark your calendars. Thanks to the work of Felix Chang at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, we’re going to have the chance to meet with the members of both the Beijing and Chongqing bar associations. Frost Brown Todd will host the two delegations at their offices on the 33rd floor of the Great American Tower downtown. You can get all the details and register at this link. The event is free for members.

Also, our newly formed Young Professionals Committee will hold a networking event on the evening of Sept. 18. The committee members haven’t quite decided on a location, but it could be one of the sushi shops on West McMillan St. We’ll announce all the details next week on our Facebook page.

Finally, our Programs Committee has been working diligently to put together a great dinner party for our annual Lunar New Year Gala. They have almost finished making their choice for the menu, time and location of the event. By this time next month, we’ll be announcing all the details. But for now, you can go ahead and mark your calendars for Feb. 6, 2015.