Globalization Series III

Conversation on attracting investment from and doing Business with China

The North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) invites you to join us for an enlightening evening of discussion on attracting investment from and doing business with China, following a special afternoon book signing session with Gina Qiao. Come at 5pm to meet Gina, have your book signed by her, have a picture taken with her, and hear this luminary share her story!   Sign Up today and reserve your personal copy "The Lenovo Way"!
Gina Qiao, Global Human Resources, Lenovo
Author and Speaker

Gina Qiao is the Senior Vice President for Lenovo China. She started at Lenovo shortly after its inception and grew with the company to what is now the largest personal computer-seller in the world. As SVP, Global Human Resources, Qiao is responsible for Lenovo's human resource strategy; building a diverse, global culture; and ensuring the company has the required organizational structures, human resources, policies, practices and programs to execute its business strategy and achieve its vision and aspirations. Gina directs the organizational development, global talent, compensation, and benefits of employees across 60 countries. Qiao is the co-author of The Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance, which provides a business guide for companies seeking to compete globally.

Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

Christopher Chung is the CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). The EDPNC is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters with customers around the globe, helping small business owners get their start and attracting visitors from all over the world. As a nonprofit public-private partnership, the EDPNC operates under contract with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Chung oversees a staff of more than 50 professionals and an annual operating budget of $17.5 million.

Dr. Frank Wang, CEO and Founder of BioMedomics, Inc., RTP, North Carolina.

Dr. Frank Wang is the CEO and founder of BioMedomics, Inc. in RTP, NC. BioMedomics is a medical device company focusing on medical diagnostic technology and product development. Dr. Wang was also the President and Co-founder of BioMachines, Inc., which was sold to an investment group in 2006. Dr. Wang founded US Subsidiary of JUKI, a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company and served as General Manger. Prior to JUKI, Dr. Wang worked at a company Zevatech, RTP, NC as a Senior Manger to manage product development for automated manufacture process -Zevatech was sold to ESEC. Before his industry experience, Dr. Wang was an Assistant Professor focusing on Biophysics and Bioengineering research at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Wang is also the co-founder and the board chair of NCCBA.

Grace Ueng, Savvy Growth – Management Consulting, Executive Coaching

Grace Ueng is the president of Savvy Growth, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. In 2003, Ueng founded Savvy Marketing Group, a marketing strategy & management consulting firm. Savvy has completed over 100 engagements serving technology, healthcare, consumer, financial and business services, education and nonprofit clients. Prior to this, Ueng returned to China where she taught in the international MBA program at Fudan, a joint venture with MIT Sloan School, and established Savvy's China practice. Her writings include 10 Top Findings: Creating a Winning Business in China. Recently, she rebranded her firm as Savvy Growth, which reflects her sought after executive coaching services, helping individuals reach their full business and career potential.

Chinese Style Finger Food will be served from 5pm to 6:30pm. Don't miss this opportunity to listen and reflect on NC's competitiveness in attracting new Chinese investment into NC with tasty Chinese food. Reserve your seat ASAP!
Registration Fee: Free for NCCBA Members, $15 for Non-Members
Book Sale: $30, "The Lenovo Way" signed by author Gina Qiao. Limited quantities available, reserve your copy by emailing
5:00 PM Registration Open, Food/Drink Provided
5:15-5:45 "The Lenovo Way" Book Signing, pictures
5:45 PM Gina Qiao – Becoming a Global Citizen, the Lenovo Way: to be sure to come early to have an up close and personal view of Gina. She will talk about her book and her journey of becoming one of the few female top executives in Corporate America, and integration of the global workforce.
6:05-6:30 Networking
6:30 PM Kick Off evening discussion - YanChing Zhang, President
6:35 PM Opening Remarks and Introducing Grace Ueng – DHG speaker
6:40 PM Introduction of the panelists - Grace Ueng
7:15 PM Q/A
7:45 PM Closing remarks, and pictures etc
8:00 PM Adjourn

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