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Ascend LA Chapter: UCLA's 2013 Wilbur Woo Greater China Business Conference
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Ascend LA Metro is leveraging PwC's sponsorship of the UCLA's 2013 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference (taking place this Friday, March 1) to offer our members discounted admission. Organized by the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Center for Global Management, the event provides a great opportunity to network with and gain insights into the opportunities and challenges of cross-border business from leading U.S. and Chinese business people and practitioners.

3/1/2013
When: Friday, March 1st, 2013
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: UCLA Anderson School of Management, Korn Convocation Hall
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California  90095
United States

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Ascend LA Metro is leveraging PwC's sponsorship of the UCLA's 2013 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference (taking place this Friday, March 1) to offer our members discounted admission. Organized by the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Center for Global Management, the event provides a great opportunity to network with and gain insights into the opportunities and challenges of cross-border business from leading U.S. and Chinese business people and practitioners.

Deborah Lee, Ascend LA Executive Vice President and PwC Tax Partner, is speaking on a panel on Finance & Tax that will look at developing effective strategies for U.S.-China investment. This year's conference also features a number of executives from leading Chinese companies who will share their experience leading cross-border investment and innovation efforts. The invitation from UCLA and a detailed agenda are below.

As a member of Ascend, you can obtain the academic admission price of $20 (regular admission is $60) by registering via the instructions below. (Please note that you will be registering via a third party website. Any registration information you provide will be maintained by third party and UCLA, and not Ascend.)

1. Visit the registration page directly at: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=bmhdq
2. Enter your email address
3. Select "Non-Academic Registrant"
4. Enter SPEAKERGUEST as promotion code
5. Input profile information
6. Complete checkout and payment

 

 

Has your business been impacted by the soaring growth and demand of the Greater China region? Do you want to better understand the impact of China’s influence on business and the opportunities that the region provides? Are you interested in learning the growth industries, strategies and burgeoning opportunities following China’s transition in leadership? Do you want to know how Chinese companies are innovating and expanding abroad?

The 2013 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference will provide you with a platform to learn from, and network with influential and impactful U.S. and Chinese business leaders – hear their insights on the trends, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead to investing in, and doing business with the Greater China region.

>>WELCOMING REMARKS AND SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO WILBUR K. WOO

Judy D. Olian | Dean, John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Michael K. Woo | Son of Wilbur K. Woo; Dean, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona

>>KEYNOTE ADDRESS

U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu

>>CHINA: A MACRO OVERVIEW & A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

William Yu | Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Alan Chu | Partner, China Business Network Leader, PwC

>>PLENARY SESSIONS:

STRATEGY: GROWTH & COST RATIONALIZATION: Strategies to Maintain Competitiveness in a Changing Global Market

Tom Georgis '98 | Senior Vice President Development, SolarReserve
Curt Moldenhauer | Partner, China Deals Leader, PwC
Frank Shirtong | Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Symantec
Moderator: Phillip Leslie | Associate Professor of Strategy, UCLA Anderson

INNOVATION: Globalization of Chinese Companies and Opportunities for Global Collaboration

Jia Su | Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President Peak Sports USA
Xuming Zhang | President, Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) International USA
Jeffrey Qu | Chief Executive Officer, Launch Tech Co. Ltd. USA
Moderator: Shi Zhang | Associate Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson

>>PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

FINANCE AND TAX: Developing More Effective Finance and Tax Strategies for Cross Border Business and Investment

Pin Tai | Executive Vice President, General Manager, Cathay Bank Eastern Region
Deborah Lee | Partner, Tax, PwC
Moderator: Mark Karlan | Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate, UCLA Anderson

HR/TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Successful Strategies to Address Cross-Border Talent and Bi-Cultural Issues

Heidi Hui | Senior Manager, Talent Management, HTC America
Willa Wang | Talent Acquisition Director, Lenovo China
Ani Avanessian | Director, Human Resources, Panda Restaurant Group
Sean Watson | West Coast Practice Leader, Anderson Steinberg
Moderator: Yunxiang Yan | Professor of Anthropology, Director, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies

REGULATORY, LEGAL & COMPLIANCE: Managing Regulatory and Compliance Issues with Inbound and Outbound U.S. China Investments

Debra Wong Yang | Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Owen Murray | Partner, Forensic Services, PwC
Julian Gresser | Co-Chairman, Global Innovation Integrators (GII)
Moderator: Carla Hayn | Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson

>>EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE:

Operational Knowledge and Experience from Leading Chinese Companies with U.S. Investments

John Gann | Finance Director, Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc
Robin Zhang | Enterprise Solution Manager , China Unicom Americas Operations Ltd.
Helen Liu | First Vice President, Wing Lung Bank (China Merchant Bank)
Alan Chen | President & CEO, Perfect World Entertainment, Inc.
Moderator: Jerry Nickelsburg | Adjunct Full Professor and Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson

>>SCHEDULE:

12:00 - 1:00pm      Registration & Check-In
1:00 - 1:30pm        Welcome & Introductions, including Special Tribute to Wilbur K. Woo
1:30 - 1.45pm        Keynote Address
1:45 - 2.15pm        China: A Macro Overview and A Business Perspective
2:15 - 2:30pm        Break & Refreshments
2:30 - 3:30pm        Plenary I: Strategy: Growth & Cost Rationalization
3:30 - 4:30pm        Plenary II: Innovation
4:30 - 4:45pm        Break & Refreshments
4:45 - 5:45pm        Concurrent Panel Discussions
                                   • HR / Talent Development
                                   • Finance & Tax
                                   • Regulatory, Legal & Compliance
6:00 - 7:00pm        Executive Roundtable
7:00 - 9:00pm        Networking Reception

Registration $60 and Academic Registration $20

>> ORGANIZERS:

   

>> SPONSORS:

     Platinum Sponsor:        Bronze Sponsor:
            

Center for Global Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management
130 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

www.globalcenter.anderson.ucla.edu

 

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About Ascend

The mission of Ascend is to continuously influence and encourage the development of finance, accounting, tax and business professionals and students while serving as a collective voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the fields of finance, accounting and business.

Ascend aims to be the premier professional association for enhancing the presence and influence of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the finance, accounting and business related professions. Ascend plays a vital role in helping global companies and our members align their objectives for mutual success and we have rapidly become one of the largest Pan-Asian professional membership organizations. Our national and regional chapter programs help us:

-- Provide leadership development and professional growth for our members
-- Build eminence and visibility for Asians
-- Provide role models and mentors
-- Provide business growth and networking opportunities
-- Encourage the continuous presence and influence of Asians in the global economy
-- Bridge the "Cultural Difference” gap between Asian and Western cultures
-- Serve the public interest in the community and
-- Provide thought leadership

 

Please visit www.AscendLeadership.org for more information.


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