Evolving Business Issues in the US-China Trade Relationship

Thursday, September 4
Registration: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Event: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Mayer Brown LLP
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL

Please Join Us: September 4, 2008

US companies doing business with China face a host of operating challenges, ranging from securing regulatory approvals to protecting their intellectual property (IP). At the same time, companies are investing in China as never before and have an optimistic view of the future opportunities.

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie on how US companies are thinking about China. John will present results from USCBC's just-completed survey in which members expressed their views of China as a business platform. He will discuss:

  • Companies' outlook on growth and profitability
  • Recent trends in the operating environment
  • The top challenges companies face
  • Projected company resource commitments

John has more than 20 years of business and policy experience with China, including nearly 10 years living and working in Beijing. His China background includes joint venture negotiations, operating best practices, trade and investment consulting, policy advocacy, US and PRC government relations, and media relations.

Following John's presentation, Mayer Brown partners James Parkinson and Jason Schmitz will offer their thoughts on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and managing global IP portfolios, including protection and enforcement of IP rights, in China. We will conclude the event with a panel discussion and Q&A on USCBC's survey and current issues facing companies doing business with China, moderated by a leader of Mayer Brown's Government & Global Trade practice, Duane Layton.

This event is for members and invited guests of Mayer Brown and USCBC only. Pre-registration is required.

John Frisbie
Duane Layton
James Parkinson
Jason Schmitz

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For additional information please contact Annie Westover at awestover@mayerbrown.com.