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February 14, 1997 - Issue Index

Forum to focus on doing business in new Hong Kong
(February 14, 1997)

Four major figures in Hong Kong's booming -- and changing -- business community will visit Stamford February 20 for a conference sponsored by the University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

The participants will discuss how companies now doing business, or planning to do business, in Hong Kong should plan for life after July 1, when the Chinese government officially takes control of the city after decades of British rule. They include: Douglas C. Henck, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and senior vice president for Asia-Pacific operations for Aetna International; Christopher L.C. Jackson, minister of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs and a former deputy secretary to the governor of Hong Kong; Alan B. Kamman, managing director of The Global Group and study director of Corporate Hong Kong: Beyond 1997; and Denis J. Nayden, president and chief operating officer of General Electric Capital Corp.

The program, which runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Landmark Club, is co-sponsored by the GE Capital Learning Center at UConn, with additional funding provided by GE Capital and the U.S. Department of Education. Business Week and Stamford-based Wu Associates, a global consulting firm, also have provided support.

"The business opportunities are tremendous now, and they will be in the future. The business environment will not -- or, perhaps, should not -- change," Jackson said.

Nayden, in his 20th year at GE Capital, will deliver the luncheon speech. Henck, the American Chamber of Commerce head in Hong Kong, will deliver the day's keynote speech at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register for the program, call Martha Bory Culver at 486-5458. The program fee, including lunch and materials, is $195.


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