CCG Investor Relations Announces China Market Entry Strategy Summit - San Francisco, September 23rd, Palo Alto, September 24th & San Diego, September 26th
NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
CCG Investor Relations ("CCG"), a leading global investor relations and strategic communications consultancy, today announced the China Market Entry Strategy Summit,to be held in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The conference is designed to provide senior management of technology, consumer and life sciences companies with a guide to the opportunities and pitfalls of doing business in China.
The seminars will be held in San Francisco on September 23rd, Palo Alto on September 24th and in San Diego on September 26th and will be sponsored by GeoInvesting LLC and Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP. The events are free to attend for senior management including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, Chief Strategy Officers and Directors of public and private companies.
To register for the event go to http://www.ccgir.com/?q=node/253
"As the world's second largest economy, China is simply too big and too important to ignore," said CCG President Crocker Coulson. "However, horror stories abound of U.S. and multi-national companies that have had assets wrested away by Chinese partners and intellectual property stolen by employees or distributors. As a result, many companies in sectors including technology, life sciences and consumer products have taken a 'go slow' approach to entering the China market. But this carries the risk of ceding the field to more savvy and adept competitors."
The China Market Entry Strategy Summit is to provide CEOs, CFOs, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Marketing Officers and other senior management with a "User's Guide" to entering the China market so as to minimize business, legal and reputational risks, while accelerating growth, market development, and brand recognition. The summit should also be of significant value to venture and private equity investors, investment bankers, and board members with an interest in the China market with its 1.4 billion consumers and $8.2 trillion in gross domestic product.
The agenda will include expert panels with some of the leading experts on the Chinese economy, accounting, forensic and investigatory research, and corporate governance, and other topics including:
-- What are the key elements of an effective marketing, branding, media and social media strategy in China?
-- How can companies structure their operations in China so as to comply with limitations on foreign ownership but protect their assets and brands?
-- What strategies can be employed to protect against theft of intellectual property?
-- What are the secrets to effective acquisitions in China?
-- How can enhanced due diligence practices enable you to get to the bottom of the real truth about Chinese companies, management and assets?
-- What are the elements of an effective Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) program?
-- How can you set up an effective finance & accounting function and tax strategies?
-- What advantages and subsidies are available to foreign investors in China?
The preliminary agenda of China Market Entry Strategy Summit is as follows:
11:45 - 12:00 REGISTRATION
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 1:30 China Life Lessons: VCs Share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Building Businesses in China
Moderator: Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
Speakers: Thomas O. Gephart, Ventana Global Venture Capital Group
1:30 - 2:15 The Secrets to M&A and Due Diligence in the PRC
Moderator: Crocker Coulson, CCG
Speakers: Dan David, GeoInvesting
2:15 - 2:45 Protect Yourself: A Guide to China Legal Structures
Tom Shoesmith, Pillsbury
2:45 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:30 Mitigating Risk: IP Protection & FCPA Issues
G. Derek Andreson, Partner, Pillsbury
David Jakopin, Partner (SF and Palo Alto), Pillsbury
John Wetherell (San Diego), Pillsbury
3:30 - 4:45 By the Numbers: Accounting, Finance and Tax Issues in China
Drew Bernstein, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk
David Appel, Senior Partner, Tax & Business Services, Marcum
4:45 - 5:00 Chinese Policy Inducements for Technology & Life Science Companies
Xiao Liu, Vice Director, The Wuxi New District Working Committee
5:00-5:30 What's In a Name? - Marketing, Branding and Reputation Management in China
Crocker Coulson, President, CCG
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION & NETWORKING
"This China Market Entry Strategy Summit will provide investors with a road map as to how U.S. companies move through the process towards China. This panel will provide both institutional and retail investors with insights from leading analysts as to some of the ways that investors can benefit from the very significant rise in China," Coulson said.
About CCG Investor Relations:CCG is a leading global investor relations and strategic communications consulting firm. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a complete range of investor relations, strategic communications and consulting services to both public and private companies across multiple capital markets. CCG has been awarded a number of industry honors for its handling of complex investor relations and crisis communications matters. The agency's corporate headquarters is in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York, Beijing, London and Tel Aviv.
For further information, contact CCG directly, or visit the Company's website at http://www.ccgir.com.
Crocker Coulson, PresidentTel: +1 646-213-1915 E-mail: Crocker.Coulson@CCGIR.com
SOURCE CCG Investor Relations
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