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TNCN Commemorates 40th Anniversary of US-China Relations – Nashville

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT



Join TN-China Network for our inaugural annual meeting

Commemorating 40 Years of US-China Relations


Exploring the Past and Future of Tennessee-China Business Ties

with an executive business panel featuring


Mike Day

Vice President of  Supply Chain at Radio Systems Corporation


Charles Huang

Chief Financial Officer at Wonder Porcelain Group


Ken Strait

Vice President of Product Development & Strategic Sourcing at Tractor Supply Company


Li Weaver

Director of  Business Development – China at the State of Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development


John Scannapieco (Moderator)

Shareholder & Co-Lead of the Global Business Team at Baker Donelson


Thursday, March 28, 2019

11 am – 2 pm CT

at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Board of Trust Room in the Student Life Center

310 25th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37240


The TN-China Network (TNCN) annual meeting brings together TNCN members, sponsors, and companies from across Tennessee to network, hear from high-profile speakers, share best practices, and get updated on the TN-China business relationship.

This year the event will commemorate the 40th anniversary of US-China relations (1979-2019) and will examine the past and future of Tennessee-China business relations, with an emphasis on the future, through a panel discussion of Tennessee and Chinese business and government executives. Audience Q&A will be followed by a facilitated “Table Topics” networking lunch, enabling attendees to connect with others who have similar China business interests.


Table Topics and Facilitators will include:

Exporting to China

  • Jim Lambert
    • TNCN Board Chair
    • Director of Craft Sales – Asia at Yakima Chief Hops


Evolving China Investment Trends

  • Steven Gu
    • TNCN Board Member
    • Founder of Hamanit International


Customs & Shipping Strategies for Navigating Tariffs

  • Derek McKenny, LCB
    • Regional Director, Customs House Brokerage Services at Kuehne + Nagel


Managing Currency Risk in Uncertain Times

  • Geoff Brown
    • Director – Foreign Exchange at Fifth Third Bank


Belt & Road Initiative

  • Henry Yu
    • President of Hong Kong Association of Atlanta


Chinese Economic & Political Reforms

  • Jeremy Goldkorn
    • TNCN Board Member
    • Editor-in-Chief at SupChina.com


General Networking

  • No facilitator


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please email erowland@tnchinanetwork.org.


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Thank you to our event sponsors for helping make this event possible!


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Bronze Sponsors

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University Sponsors

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University of TN logo


March 28
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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TN-China Network
(865) 387-7012


Vanderbilt University, Board of Trust Room
Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37240 United States
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