China: Innovation and Business

Event in 7 days

Thu, Oct. 9
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental breakfast will be served
Fluno Center
601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715
Cost of Admission
FREE for Members
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China is now the third-largest export market for the State of Wisconsin, totaling over $1.7 billion annually. Kohler, Harley Davidson, Oshkosh and many other major Wisconsin companies have set up R&D offices, retail stores, production facilities and more throughout China.  Wisconsin has a sister-province relationship with the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, where Nestle recently signed a $1.7 million contract with the University of Wisconsin for training Chinese workers at its new Dairy Farming Institute. "By 2032, the average Chinese citizen will have the same buying power as the average American,” says Jeffrey S. Russell, dean of Continuing Studies and vice provost for lifelong learning at UW-Madison. “The increasing influence of the Chinese economy is truly remarkable, and worth investigating and understanding.
The UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office Director, Neville Lam, will discuss how the SIO works with the University and can assist business partnerships. He will also speak on “hot topics” in the Shanghai business world, including currency issues, real estate, finance and business sectors.


This is a Members-Only FREE Event.
The UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office is designed to facilitate faculty-led projects and to raise the profile of UW—Madison abroad. The SIO helps coordinate student academic and internship opportunities, faculty research collaborations, alumni outreach and business partnerships.

Neville Lam is the founding president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Shanghai Chapter, which formed in 2007.  The chapter, China's oldest and most active, now has over 100 members. In 2011, Neville helped launch the Shanghai Big Ten Network and he continues to serve on that group's Board of Governors.  Neville played a pivotal role in getting the UW–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office ready to open in 2012 and serves as the office’s on-site director.

Please join other MITA members for this informative session.
Attendance is limited to the first 15 paid-in full MITA members who register.