MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. – China Business Connections will host its next Networking and Breakfast Meeting on Wed., Sept. 5, 2012 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Terrence Murphy Hall Room 260 (Thornton Auditorium) of the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus.
The guest speakers will be Dr. Karen Lokkesmoe and Honglian Yang of the University of Minnesota, who will present on “From the Great Lakes to the Great Wall: Bridging Cultural Divides.” The talk will center on China and the United States as not the same culture, and that having the competency to understand the differences is important in business and for social interaction.
Lokkesmoe teaches and consults for organizations and businesses around the world in global leadership and intercultural competence. She is one of the faculty who deliver the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualifying Seminar and has done IDI training and coaching for people on five continents.
Lokkesmoe teaches at the graduate level and specializes in global leadership. Her own integrated global leadership development model places intercultural competence as the core and demonstrate the complexity and fascination of leading across cultures.
UCBC will provide a $5 parking voucher for 2.5 hours). So be sure to bring your ticket to the meeting for a voucher.
Use the 11th St. & Harmon Place (Enter on 11th and Harmon) or the 10th St. & Hennepin (Enter off Hennepin just North of 10th Street) parking ramps. Park, note Floor Level and location (# on a Pole). Take Elevator to the Skyway Level. Follow the signs to the meeting room.
UCBC is making preliminary plans for a China Trade Mission from April 16-25, 2013. The mission will be designed specifically for small and medium size companies, focused on business manufacturing and sales, and held in conjunction with the Canton Trade Fair.
Other stops include the South China’s Guangdong Province where Special Economic Zones were first established and where China’s economic revolution began.
For information contact Larry Mahoney at [email protected]
If you are interested in the Trade Mission, you will want to attend the six month “China Symposium” program starting Oct. 17 and running through March 20. It is taught by noted experts, with sessions held at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Cost for the six month program is $575.00 for members and $750.00 for non-members. Individual presentations are $110.00 each for members and $145.00 for non-members.
To be successful in business in China, you must understand China: its cultural and philosophical roots and its history. With the China Symposium, UCBC will present fundamentals for succeeding in China today.