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What Everyone Should Know About Conducting Business in China

WHAT: What Everyone Should Know About Conducting Business in China
COST: $20 fee until Mar 22nd, ($25 from Mar 23rd)
DATE: March 24 5:30-8:30pm
NOTE: Get a free copy of "42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China" by Rosemary Coates
BOOK INFO: LOCATION: Intero, 10275 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
REGISTER: RSVP in the space above
MAKE PAYMENT: Use this url [] to pay with credit card or PayPal
5:30-6:30 Signup and networking
6:30-7:30 Interactive talk with Rosemary Coates
7:30-7:50 Announcements
7:50-8:30 Additional networking -----------------------------

Subject: What Everyone Should Know About Conducting Business in China

Doing business in China is tougher than you think. Not only is the culture vastly different, but China's experience in manufacturing is also still developing. Through 20 extraordinary executive interviews, Rosemary Coates captured the essence of sourcing and manufacturing in China. These executives offer their personal experiences, going beyond simple cultural do's and don'ts. Together with her own experiences throughout Asia, she has authored a new book, '42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China,' available at Happy and

You will learn:

  • How Chinese history has influenced the way business is conducted today
  • Why it's inevitable that you will do business with China
  • How education shapes business dealings
  • Sourcing and qualifying Chinese manufacturers
  • Quality fade in Chinese products

If you are currently (or considering) doing business in China, you'll want to pick up Rosemary's book and/or come to this event to hear her talk and get a copy of her book for free. -----------------------------
About the Presenter:

Rosemary Coates is the President of Blue Silk Consulting. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 20 years
experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Systems Consulting. Prior to BSC, she was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Ms. Coates is a Licensed United States Customs Broker. She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and sourcing in China.

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  • Jack W.

    Extremely timely topic and useful info for my current business development situation! I got just what I needed and made excellent contacts!

    March 25, 2010

  • Leslie B.

    Rosemary Coates shared her extensive knowledge of Everything you should know about conducting business in China, things you need to know and don't yet know. I learned more about the History of China than if I were reading a history book, also delicate cultural and very important inter-cultural business insights, respect, how to share one's business card, and that often when the cell phone rings in a meeting a Chinese person always answers the call because "the person calling the Chinese person answering the call" values the fact...he/she was especially selected to be called for a very important reason. Rosemary is a wealth of knowledge, exceptional speaker, has travelled extensively throughout Western China and related personal stories from her business trips, most interesting about meeting Betty, a quad-lingual MBA female factory manager!!! Thank you for your amazing Wisdom on China!!

    March 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presenter, valuable information about China and doing business in China offered with fascinating historical background or memorable anecdotes.

    March 24, 2010

  • Jack W.

    How can I locate a very experienced (and well-connected?) bi-lingual business intermediary / deal broker who will be able to facilitate finding the right high-quality vehicle (contract, custom) manufacturer?

    March 24, 2010

  • Rosemary C.

    What questions would you like answered about China?

    March 19, 2010

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