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China Week 2012: Keynote Speaker: Karl Schamotta

When: Mon, October 08, 2012, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Where: 120,

The College of Business Administration and The Institute for Global Business cordially invite you to a stimulating and lively discourse on significant issues that have implications for US enterprises doing or planning to do business in China. Our keynote speaker is world renowned expert and highly revered in his field with extensive experience. The keynote promises to enlighten you with rich, practical knowledge that can be instantly implemented into your business strategy and operational goals. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at the China Week Business Keynotes.

CPE Credits: up to 2 hours

Session Title: There Be Dragons: China's Rise - Risk and Opportunity
Date: Monday October 8, 2012
Place: CBA 120
Time: 5:00 - 6:40 PM (extra time on either-end gives set-up, Q&A time)

Session description:
Since Marco Polo's time, the West's perception of China has been composed of equal parts fantasy and reality. Nowhere is this dichotomy better captured than in the modern financial markets, where commodity prices, corporate valuations and exchange rates have been driven by the Chinese growth story for more than a decade.

Join Karl Schamotta, Senior Market Strategist with Western Union Business Solutions as he discusses the often misunderstood aspects of China's impact on the global economy - and some of the long term implications.
With a particular focus on the career opportunities that are being created for younger generations, he will provide insight into the fundamental realignments that are occurring within China - and in the West's understanding of it.

Speaker's Bio:
Karl Schamotta, Senior Market Strategist for Western Union® Business Solutions, has designed and implemented risk management and trading strategies for hundreds of companies, ranging from small businesses to large corporations. As a member of the Business Solutions analytical team, Karl also provides market analysis and strategic guidance on a daily basis for thousands of international businesses. Karl is a regular contributor to a number of international treasury and finance magazines, and his market analyses and forecasts have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, CNN and CNBC.

Karl is President of the Association of Financial Professionals Canada - Calgary, and also serves on the advisory board for Risk! - AFP's newsletter on corporate risk management.

Who Should Attend? The keynote events are intended for existing and potential entrepreneurs who are operating or planning to do business in China. Professionals and managers from large, global enterprises and SMEs with responsibilities to design and implement strategy and operations will find the deliberations of the keynotes directly relevant and useful.

Please RSVP to Dr. Akhilesh Chandra, Director, Institute for Global Business,

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