Experts tell how they do business in China

A series of free half-day seminars on how to exploit business opportunities in China while avoiding the risks, is being organised by the Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand. The seminars ?Doing business in China Ñ avoiding the pitfalls and maximising the opportunities’ will be held in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin in August.
China is presently our sixth largest market with imports to the value of $62 million last year. Given its rate of economic growth and the accompanying increase in discretionary spending, there are real opportunities for companies which understand the risks associated with the market, says Sarah McLauchlan, Asia 2000 business manager.
The speakers will cover prospects for the market in the short and long term, risk management, business culture, consumption patterns and will include examples of strategies that did or did not work.
Speakers include Alan Pickering, who is responsible for ANZ’s development in China; Luke Minford, an authority on intellectual property protection and enforcement; David Mahon who specialises in investment opportunities in China; Peter Batey who helps companies investing in China; and Clint Laurent who will provide analysis of consumption patterns in Asian countries.

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