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The Center for International Financial Services and Markets


New Business

May 8, 2012

at the Hofstra University Club
David S. Mack Hall, North Campus

US-China: New Business Partnerships

On May 8, 2012, the Center for International Financial Services and Markets of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University hosted a major conference titled "US-China: New Business Partnerships." The conference will explore new business paradigms that will foster mutual growth and prosperity as both countries dominate the economic landscape of the world. In addition, the important role that governments can play in supporting these innovative business arrangements and practices will also be explored. The conference will feature presentations from leading U.S. and Chinese representatives from business, government, and academia. 

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and breakfast

Opening Remarks

Anoop Rai, Director of the Center and Professor of Finance

Executive Breakfast Speaker

8:30-9:30 AM

Executive Breakfast Speaker
Brian McNally, President, Global Components Specialty Business, Arrow Electronics Inc.

Session 1:

9:45-11:15 AM

Economic, Regulatory and Media perspectives
Moderator: Esmeralda Lyn, Vice-Dean and Professor of Finance
Albert Ting, Regional Manager, China and Japan, US Department of Commerce
Harry Broadman, Chief Economist, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Fred Teng, Chief Executive Officer, NewsChina Magazine

Session 2:

11:30-1:00 PM

Corporate and Legal Perspectives
Moderator: Barry Berman
Walter H. 'Bud' Miller Distinguished Professor of Business
Irwin D. Simon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hain Celestial Group Inc.
Jeffrey Nagel, Chief Executive Officer, NBTY Inc.
Martha McGarry, Senior Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

1:00-2:00 PM

Herman Berliner, Provost, Hofstra University
Luke Ng, Executive Professor in Residence
Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University, and former Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia

Session 3:

2:30-4:00 PM

Corporate and Media perspectives
Moderator: Yong Zhang, Professor of Marketing
Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Moody’s Investor Services
Weihua Chen, Deputy Editor, China Daily USA
Stephen Spitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Lifetime Brands

Session 4:

4:15-5:45 PM

Accounting, and Finance perspectives
Moderator: Timothy Speiss, Partner, EisnerAmper LLP
Charles Chen, Professor of Accounting, China Europe International Business School
Tai Wang, Co-Founder, W.A.C. Lighting Inc.
Bi Mingqiang, General Manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Closing Remarks Luke Ng, Executive in Residence and Co-Chair of the conference
Anoop Rai,
Director of the Center and Co-chair of the conference

6:00 – 7:00 PM

University Club

7:00 – 8:45 PM

Keynote Dinner Speaker

Introduction: Brian Ruane
CEO, Alternative Investments, BNY Mellon Corporation

Speaker: Anita Chan
Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, SAR, China

Conference Co-Chairs: Anoop Rai and Luke Ng

Conference Committee: Professors Esmeralda Lyn, Gioia Bales, Yong Zhang, Salvatore Sodano and Richard Guardino.

Since 1996, the Center has held many notable conferences and has invited many prominent captains of industry, regulators and academics. Recent speakers have included former U.S. Secretaries of the Treasury Paul O’Neill and Robert Rubin, and the CEOs of many large companies.

For additional details on the conference, please email the Director of the Center, Anoop Rai or call (516) 463-5356.