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China: A Focus on Risk Reduction and Shadow Lending

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China: A Focus on Risk Reduction and Shadow Lending 

While there are excellent opportunities in the China market for Ohio business, it is important to know that with each opportunity there are corresponding risks.

Global companies are attracted to China's investment and business opportunities. However, doing business there also means managing the complexities of China's historical, political & cultural environments. Despite the challenges, there is an increase in number of US companies that are creating collaborative entities with Chinese stakeholders and finding success.

This program begins with a Live Webinar from China presented by Lehman Brown China followed by a presentation on Shadow Lending.

How to Reduce Risk for Your China Entity (LIVE Webinar)

Presenter: Russell Brown, OBE and Founding Partner Lehman Brown

Topics to be discussed:

- What are the risks to your China Entity from the government tax and regulatory system

- How can you manage tax, legal, IP, labor and turmoil risks proactively

- Best practices shared from 100's of other US companies

After a short break the next presentation will address China's Shadow Lending.

Shadow banks, including those in China, perform similar functions to and have similar risks to traditional banks but operate outside the formal banking sector and with less regulatory oversight. They also lack public deposit insurance and lender-of-last-resort facilities from central banks. The next presenter will discuss Shadow lending and the inherent risk within the financial system, risk indicators and possible solutions.

China: Risks of Payment from Shadow Lending

Presenter: Kimberly Kirkendall, CPA, President of Int'l Resources Development, Inc.

Topics to be discussed:

- More than 50% of all corporate lending in China is through non-bank lenders

- The average interest rate is over 20%

- This non-bank lending market is not regulated and can present a risk to those doing business in China, your partners may suffer financial losses

Wise companies prepare for and minimize their exposure to risks when investing in China. This program will provide you with strategies and techniques to manage your investment and trade risks in China.

Program Information

China: A Focus on Risk Reduction and Shadow Lending

Date: June 14, 2016

Time: 7:45 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $65

Place: Rike Hall, Wright State University

Directions and parking information will be provided after registration.

Program Schedule

7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am LIVE Webinar begins

9:00 am Webinar ends and break

9:15 am Live Presentation

10:30 am Q&A

For additional information, contact Kathy Marshalek at 937.775.3524 or by email at

This program is sponsored by the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network

at Wright State University, Raj Soin College of Business