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Doing Business in China: What You Need to Know

April 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am CST

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The People’s Republic of China is the third largest market for Minnesota exports and a key destination for manufacturing. The ability to navigate China’s business climate is critical to succeeding in today’s global economy. Recent leadership transitions within the Chinese government, coupled with the escalating trade environment, present new challenges and risks to doing business with China. The lack of certainty is creating unprecedented times for companies and resulting in unanticipated consequences for businesses. Is your company prepared to navigate these uncharted waters?

Please join us for a lively and candid discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing Minnesota companies doing business in China, with insights from the Albright Stonebridge Group, Medtronic, and Donaldson.


  • Public policy issues, including leadership transitions and restructuring within the Chinese government
  • Impact of the escalating trade rhetoric
  • Operational insights on doing business in China
  • Legal, tax, and accounting issues

Speakers and Panelists

Amy Celico, Keynote Speaker
Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

Betsy Van Hecke, Panelist
Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Medtronic

Mary Callahan, Panelist
Director of Special Projects, Donaldson

Steve Nelson, Panelist
Partner, Trial Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

David Ling, Panelist
Beijing China Tax Partner, KPMG LLP

Jessica Libby, Moderator
Managing Director, KPMG LLP

Complimentary parking available. Details here.

Produced in partnership with Dorsey & Whitney LLPKPMG LLP, and the Minnesota Trade Office.


April 24, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am


Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 South Sixth St., Suite 1500
Minneapolis, 55402
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Check-in Time
7:30 am
Program Time
8:00 - 10:00 am