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Technology & Software Companies in China:

A Detailed Toolkit

October 2 & 3, 2008 -- Bellevue, WA

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Overview

This Seminar has been postponed.

More and more, China is a player on the world stage. If you are involved in Software or Technology, this is a seminar for you.

Whether you are seeking cost-effective Research and Development, Outsourcing Options, Partnering, or Merging with an international company, our program will give you the tools you’ll need. This two-day program designed for members of the Technology and Software Industries will teach you how to create a business relationship in China, the process of going to China, as well as Tax, Intellectual Property and Insurance Issues, and will familiarize you with the resources available to American businesses in China. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with some of the Northwest’s best, brightest, and most experienced in international trade and China.

The Pacific Northwest is ideally situated to take advantage of the Asian Pacific Rim, specifically China. If you work in the Software or Technology fields, it is in your best interest to consider doing business in China.

Be sure to check out the exhibit Sponsored by ChinaSoft.

Want to promote your company by becoming a Sponsor of this seminar?
Call The Seminar Group at 800-574-4852 for more information.

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys
Software Development Companies
Technology Companies
Corporate Leaders
IP Professionals
Trade Representatives
CEO’s and CFO’s
Government Officials
Business Advisors
Commodities Traders
Anyone Involved in International Trade







Agenda

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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
9:00Introduction and Overview - Day One
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
WA Dept. of Community, Trade & Economic Development
WTIA
9Spaces
9:15Creating Business Relationships in China - Enhancing Business Relationships in China
Why go to China? What Emerging Technology Sectors are Especially Attractive to U.S. Business? (R&D Centers, Technology Centers); Extending Relationships; Changing Corporate Structure; Sales and Marketing
9Spaces


THE PROCESS OF GOING TO CHINA


10:00Making the Best, Most Cost Effective Decisions When Choosing a Location
People, Product, Market - Identification of Potential Business Locations with Resources Available for ICT, Life Sciences, and Clean Tech - Software Parks / Technology Parks; 5 Important Questions to Ask; Choosing a Chief Business Representative; Leasing as a Tool to Incorporate
MCM Group Holdings, Ltd.
9Spaces
11:30Break
11:45Setting up a Software/Technology Team
Loci Software
12:30Lunch (on your own)
1:45Legal Documentation
• Feasibility Report; Municipality Officer Meeting; Site Visits; Pre-Incorporation Review; Incorporation; Articles,
  Bylaws, Administration Registration Process; State Administration of Industry and Commerce; Mechanical
  Process; Tax ID#
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
• Financing Foreign Transactions
United Commercial Bank
3:15Break
3:30Tax Issues and Strategies
Impact of China’s New Enterprise Income Tax Law on Foreign Investment, Supply Chain Tax Issues, Repatriation of China- Based Earnings
Garvey Schubert Barer
4:15Questions and Answers
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
9:00Introduction and Overview - Day Two
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
WA Dept. of Community, Trade & Economic Development
WTIA
9Spaces
9:15Intellectual Property Issues
IP Trends; Paradigm for IP Risk Management; Significant Differences from US IP; Software Licensing & Technology Transfer; IP Enforcement; Recent Cases
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
10:15Break
10:30Risk Management Techniques & Insurance Products to Hedge Losses
Kibble & Prentice
11:15Resources Available to American Businesses
WA Dept. of Community, Trade & Economic Development
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
WTIA
9Spaces
12:15Lunch (on your own)
1:30Case Studies
Interacting with the Chinese Government; Consistency and Predictability - possible?; Partnering for Success with the Chinese Government; Challenges with Regulatory Bodies and in Generating an Effective e-Commerce Offering
General Biodiesel
Corbis
Microsoft Corporation
3:30Capital Issues
International Finance; Federal Level Funding and Assistance; Banking
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
4:15Adjourn






Faculty

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Ken Myer, Program Co-Chair, is President and CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association, with over 20 years of successful experience in the technology industry leading companies ranging in size from start ups to Fortune 100. Prior to this, he was co-founder and CEO of Interval Systems, Inc.

Dave Parker, Program Co-Chair, is CEO and founder of 9Spaces, a headquarters for business intelligence in China. Over the last 20 years, his career success has included both product and service industries, selling both tangible and intangible products in the technology market segments including hardware, software, and wireless. For the last 10 years he has held executive positions in IT services, software distribution and hardware development companies, including founding roles and CEO/President at License Online, Inc.

Michael Burnap is Vice President and Manager of United Commercial Bank’s full service PNW International Trade Operations. He has over 20 years experience in trade finance, banking, electronic payments, and bank operations.

Stanley Chen, a Vice President with General Biodiesel, is a telecomm engineering veteran who has worked with various clients in the telecomm and automotive industries in Asia for the past four years and is presently developing renewable energy businesses for General Biodiesel in China.

Allen D. Clark a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP whose legal career with the firm has spanned 37 years, was Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Shanghai office and acted as a client advisor in China for 3½ years.

Karl da Gama Campos is International Business Development Manager for the Information & Communication Technology at the State of Washington’s Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development.

William “Skip” Fisher, a shareholder with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, China, and International Business and Trade practice groups.

Weiling Li is the cofounder of Loci Software, a software outsourcing company with development centers in Beijing and Suzhou, China. His company helps customers cut costs and have access to skilled resources as well as manage risk and improve performance.

Manuel C. Menendez, III is the current Chairman and CEO of MCM Group Holdings, Ltd. and 8M8 LLC, as well as managing partner of UMC Pacific based in Seattle. He has been active in business in China for over 29 years and has successfully arranged numerous joint ventures.

Jim Mitchell, Senior Vice President and general counsel for Corbis, manages all of the firm’s legal matters including risk management, corporate transactions, intellectual property rights, licensing agreements, and both source and agent relationships.

John Sacia is a consultant in the Property Casualty division of Kibble & Prentice, where he assists with the analysis, design and development of insurance and risk management programs for clients with complex needs. He has over 40 years of broadbased experience in the insurance brokerage industry.

Tim Schipke is President and CEO of Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW). EFACW was created to assist Washington State companies with the export finance, credit and payment risk aspects of selling overseas.

Jerry W. Schwartz, Director of Microsoft’s Office of International Affairs, is responsible for strategy and execution management in relation to Microsoft’s outreach and engagement with international governmental leaders on issues of security, privacy and sustainability.

Gary P. Tober, an owner with Garvey Schubert Barer, has been practicing law for over 35 years. He advises U.S. and foreign corporations, partnerships and individuals in tax and business planning matters. He also consults and renders U.S. tax opinions to foreign governments and foreign pension funds investing in U.S. corporations, start-up enterprises and real estate located in the U.S.







Credits

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This seminar is approved for the following credits

WA MCLE
11.0 General CLE Credits

If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.

Information on Continuing Education Credits







Fees

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Fee Description

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 9/26/2008.







Location

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This seminar is being held at:
 
Bellevue Courtyard by Marriott
11010 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-454-5888
 
A block of rooms has been set aside at a reduced rate until 9/5/08. Mention “Business in China Room Block”. Please call the hotel for directions/ reservations (800) 716-5874 or (425) 454-5888.
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