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    TNCN Commemorates 40th Anniversary of US-China Relations on March 28

    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 of 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

    • Kuehne + Nagel


    Managing Currency Risk in Uncertain Times

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


    Belt & Road Initiative

    • Henry Yu
      • Chief Operating Officer at Asian Investors Consortium


    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.

    Register Now

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

    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsor

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    Bronze Sponsors

    Annual Meeting Bronze Sponsor Logos



    University Sponsors

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    University of TN logo

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