Reminder: NCCBA: Starting Business in China

From: Eric
Sent on: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:50 AM

Don’t forget about the upcoming seminar sponsored by NCCBA.

If anyone wants to attend who is not a member, I have one guest pass available.

Hope to see you there!


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Starting Business in China:
A Personal Journey and Experience


Dear NCCBA members and friends:

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) will host a business seminar, "Starting Business in China, A Personal Journey and Experience.” In this seminar, Mr. Michael Chen, VP of Corporate Marketing at Red Hat and former General Manager of Red Hat China, will share with the audience his hands-on knowledge of starting a business in China.

Seating is limited, so register now to secure your seat.

Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Time: 6:00-8:30 PM

Location: CED - 100 Capitola Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713 [Map and directions]


Note: Light supper will be served.


Pre-registration (closes on 4/20/08 or at capacity):
NCCBA Members: Free for NCCBA member and one guest
Non-members: $10
Students: $5 (current student ID required)

Members: $5
Students: $10 (current student ID required)
Non-members: $20


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Michael Chen

Vice President, Corporate Marketing

Red Hat

Michael Chen is responsible for leading Red Hat's global corporate marketing functions, which include corporate branding, global communications, customer experience management, online strategy, and community affairs. Prior to this role, Michael was the General Manager of Red Hat, China. In this role he carried P&L responsibilities, led overall operations - including strategic planning, sales, marketing and government relations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong markets. He was also a key member of Red Hat's APAC Management team where he contributed significantly to Red Hat's global channel, marketing, and sales strategy. Michael started his career at Red Hat as a product marketing manager in 2003 where he co-managed the Linux product line for Red Hat Enterprise. In all of his roles with Red Hat he continues to provide valuable input for Red Hat's global strategy

Prior to working with Red Hat, Michael held several senior sales and marketing management positions within Chinese and Hong Kong based companies.  He facilitated multi-million dollar sales and landed significant projects

Michael holds an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters degree in Computer Network Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelors degree from Nanjing University.  


The mission of the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) is to be the premier nonprofit organization representing and promoting the interests of the N.C. Chinese business community and those in the state doing business with China. NCCBA serves its members through networking opportunities, advancing knowledge regarding the creation of successful businesses and facilitating coaching relationships among its members. The association has a special emphasis on entrepreneurial and corporate development in the science and technology fields. NCCBA also strives to be a major catalyst in forging strong China - North Carolina business partnerships. For more information, visit  

NCCBA Membership

Per requests, NCCBA accepts membership applications on site before and after the seminar. We encourage professionals and entrepreneurs to join this exciting non-profit organization. Among other benefits, you are invited to members-only social networking events, receptions and seminars such as the one offered here. For more information about NCCBA look us up on the web: or call (919)[masked] if you have questions regarding membership.




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