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    TNCN Successfully Holds First Panel Discussion in Nashville

    TNCN Tax Currency event in Nashville

    On December 7, 2016, TN-China Network held our first seminar event in Nashville, in partnership with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce International Business Council. The seminar, entitled “Business with China: Tax, Currency, and Getting Paid”, featured national experts on China tax and currency as well as one of Nashville’s most prominent international businesses. More than 40 people attended.

    Jeremy Goldkorn of Sinica Podcast moderated the event with the following esteemed speakers and topics:

    • Andy Rindels, U.S. Bank, Vice President of Capital Markets & Foreign Exchange, providing an overview of China’s currency and how companies can manage currency risk
    • Penny Chen, KPMG, Director – China Tax, presenting on major tax considerations companies face when doing business with China
    • James Bearden, Gresham, Smith, & Partners, CEO, describing their China operations, highlighting practical tax, currency, and payment issues they have faced


    Representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce were also on hand to help answer questions about how businesses can enter the China market.

    Thank you to our event sponsor, US Bank, and event partner, Belmont University, for helping make this event possible. For photos of the event, see below.


    Belmont University logo

    TNCN Tax and Currency seminar attendees
    TNCN Tax and Currency seminar panelists

    Jeff Overby, Director of the Belmont University Center for International Business and Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council Board Member, welcoming attendees to the seminar

    TNCN Tax and Currency seminar audience
    Jeremy Goldkorn - moderator

    Moderator Jeremy Goldkorn of Sinica Podcast

    Penny Chen - KPMG speaker

    Penny Chen, KPMG

    Andy Rindels - US Bank speaker

    Andy Rindels, US Bank

    James Bearden - Gresham Smith speaker

    James Bearden, Gresham Smith

    Penny Chen and Andy Rindels

    Penny Chen and Andy Rindels

    Andy Collier and Elizabeth Rowland

    Andy Collier of US Commercial Service, and Elizabeth Rowland, Executive Director of TN-China Network

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