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Global Networking: Navigating Business Relationships in China

September 13 @ 5:30 pm CDT

/ $30

This event is being held in-person and is open to everyone. ASL interpretation will be provided during the main presentation. 

The United States and China represent the two largest economies in the world. Despite recent trade tensions and a cooling of diplomatic relations, both nations still maintain substantial economic and trade connections. Join Global Minnesota for a networking reception with the Minnesota District Export Council and the Minnesota China Business Council. Don’t miss your chance to gain exclusive insight into Chinese business practices and network with leading business executives.

The event will also feature a discussion with Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota – Duluth and former Foreign Service Officer. His conversation will focus on a range of U.S.-China issues that could impact on global business including:

  • CHIPS Act & Supply Chain Onshoring
  • China’s Crypto-Currency Regime
  • IP Theft & Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
  • Taiwan
  • Sino-Russian Relations & Ukraine

Registration fee includes a drink and light appetizers.


Tom Hanson

Tom Hanson currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. His U.S. Foreign Service postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. He also participated in the opening of new U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and served as director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. A member of Global Minnesota’s Great Decisions advisory committee, Tom speaks frequently on international issues and contributes to local and international media. He is also a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, the International Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas, and the Cultural Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Switzerland; and the National School of Administration in France.

Presented in partnership with the Minnesota District Export Council and the Minnesota China Business Council.

If you require an accessibility accommodation, please contact our Events Manager Carolina Gustafson at cgustafson@globalminnesota.org


September 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Global Minnesota


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