GPC Dunwoody Launches "The China Business Series"

04/03/2012
Contact: Roger Barnes
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Author: Roger Barnes   

The Dunwoody community is invited to take a close look at China’s economic growth and its influence on U.S. markets when Georgia Perimeter College launches “The China Business Series,” 11 a.m., April 13, at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, NC 1100.

The seminar, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers Scott Ellyson, CEO of East West Manufacturing, and Li Zheng, president Techtop and Henry Yu, senior vice president, East West Bank. The seminar is sponsored by the National Association of Chinese Americans, the GPC Foundation and the GPC Chinese Club and is hosted by Steven Gu, director of U.S. China Practice Southeast for KPMG.

“This is the beginning of an educational and informative series on China and we expect to have more events in this series next fall,” said Fred Bounds, GPC professor of economics and faculty advisor to the Chinese Club on the Dunwoody Campus. “Mr. Yu, who is also a GPC Foundation board member, is very much committed to business education so this was perfect for our Chinese Club which wants to share knowledge of all aspects of China.”

Bounds said Ellyson is the head of a company that started in the United States and Zheng runs a subsidiary of a company started in China.

“They’re going to give insight into what it’s like to engage in commerce here and in China,” Bounds said. “Yu will talk about the role of the Chinese banking sector on international banking, and the increasing internationalization of the RMB.”

“I think the community and guests will leave with a better understanding of the nature of the commercial relationship between the U.S. and China, and with a little better understanding of Chinese Culture,” Bounds adds. “Culture colors the way we do business.”

The seminar is expected to end at 12:30 p.m., including a question and answer session. All events in “The China Business Series” will be held on the Dunwoody Campus.

"The Georgia Perimeter College Foundation would like to express our sincere appreciation for the outstanding support given our students by this highly qualified group of presenters, the National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) and the Chinese Club for their invaluable efforts to bring this series to our campus," said Bill Covington, development officer, GPC Institutional Advancement.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 27,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu