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The 22nd Educational Forum of the
Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:30pm

Keynote Speaker: William F Hagerty, IV, JD

 Commissioner of the TN Department of Economics and Community Development

TN and China: A Growing Business Partnership

Panel discussion:

Opportunities for doing business with China

Moderator: Ming Wang, MD, PhD, President, TCCC

Panelists: Mark Casey: Nashville Area Director of N2 Publishing

Jo Clark: Executive Consultant, Rodan + Fields Skincare

Mike East: Digital Leveling Systems

Tami Kilmarx: Genesis Events

Graciella Kowalczyk, DMA: Artistic Director, Doctors for Music

David McCord, MD: orthopedic surgeon

Stacy McGuire: CEO, China/US Business Development, CMS & CEO at AIM (Dongguan China)

Armando Mpembele: CO-Owner and CFO/COO of TN Security & Housing Patrol

Todd Philbee: Global Marketing Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Inc.

Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers: TN ANG, retired

Brian Sconyers: Managing Partner and CIO, H B Sconyers & Company

Paul Templeton: PHARMANEX

 

The 21st educational forum of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

July 19, Tues 5:30pm, 2011

Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Speech

Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville

Public education in America

Panel discussion: educational systems in U.S. and in China

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, moderator, president, TCCC

Bryan Ansley: President and CEO, FNB Merchants

Christian Calvin: Vice President, Option Rentals Inc, and online marketing specialist.

Xiu Chen Cravens, PhD: Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Peabody College of

Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Darrell Denson: President, Result Media, LLC

John Dubois: Regional manager, Insperity

Bonnie Fertig: Lead volunteer, AARP.

Stephen Fotopulos: Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

Sarah Fowler: Translation Project Manager, Tennessee Foreign Language Institute

Armando Mpembele: Co-owner and CFO/COO, TN Security & Housing Patrol

Matthew Seaton: PENCIL Partner Director, PENCIL Foundation

Tim Shaver: Chair, Vistage Group

Marvyn Bacigalupo Tipps, PhD: President emeritus, Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators

Sam Watson: Cool Springs Financial Group, LLC

 

The 20th educational forum of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

April 14, Thurs 6:30pm, 2011, Food and drinks will be served

Showcase of TCCC members’ businesses

    Michael Keck: CO-Founder and Vice President of Five Talents Financial Group,

    Rao Maddukuri: Founder & Managing Partner of Dynatel Polska

Armando Mpembele: CO-Owner and CFO/COO of TN Security & Housing Patrol

Larry Namer: Co- Founder of E! Entertainment Television

Panel discussion: opportunities for TN businesses in China

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, Casper Cromwell: Special Agent with the FBI

    Bruce Fidler: Pastor and Dean of Every Nation Leadership Institute and Head of the Pastoral Development Program at Bethel World Outreach Center.

Regis George III: Director of Operations at nomADic genius, LLC.

    Richard Grant, PhD: Professor of Finance and Economics at Lipscomb University and columnist for The Tennessean

James Looper, JD: Attorney at law, HBSS Hall Booth Smith and Slover

    Alex Loyd, PhD, ND: PhD (Psychology), ND (Naturopathic Medicine), is the #1 bestselling author of The Healing Code

Michael Sheppard: CEO and Chairman of the Board, Nevada Mining Co.

Edward Short: Senior Producer of Chinese language programs at World Christian

Paula Templeton: Medical Sales Rep for Source 1 Medical

Bobby Wells: Founder and CEO of Third Day Games

    Lynn Yates: A freelance writer, editor, media professional and voice/on-camera talent for commercials and corporate videos

     

The 19th educational forum of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

February 3, Thurs, 6:30pm (Chinese New Year Day, the Year of Rabbit!)

Tennessee and China economic collaboration: past, present and future

Ms. Li Weaver

Chief Representative, TN-China Development Center, Beijing, China

Keynote speaker

Panel discussion: opportunities for TN businesses in China

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, moderator

Panelists: Jeff Alger, David Durham, Richard Grant, PhD, Armando Mpembele, Nikolai Pankratz, Mitch Patel, Nsoki Phambu, PhD, Edward Short, Qiang Wu, MD,PhD


The 18th educational forum of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

December 16, Thurs, 6:30pm

International healthcare: opportunities and pearls

Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD

Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Naji Abumrad, MD

Melvin Nelson, MD

Round-table discussion: business opportunities in healthcare in China

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, moderator

Panelists: Naji Abumrad, MD, Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, Melvin Nelson, MD, Armando Mpermbele, Edward Short

 

The 17th educational forum, October 28, Thursday, 6:30pm, 2010

Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Qiang Wu, MD, PhD, Vice President, Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Keynote speaker

Import from and export to China: from A to Z

Workshop on import and export with China: how to identify trustworthy

business partners in China – a round-table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator

Panelists: Cindy Jasper, Aroll Jones, Michael Keck, Tim Lynch, PhD, Jack Sayed, Ravi Shetkar, Edward Short, James Stevens.

 

The 16th educational forum, August 26, Thursday, 6pm, 2010

Mr. Hiroshi Sato, Consul-General of Japan

Keynote speaker

US, Japan and China, business opportunities – a round-table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator

Panelists: Melanie Kytola, Hiroshi Sato  

 

 

The 15th educational forum, June 8, Tuesday, 6pm, 2010

Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Chuck Elcan, featured speaker, CEO, China Healthcare Corporation (CHC)

Healthcare in China and CHC

Healthcare in China: opportunities for US companies – a round-table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator

Panelists: Chuck Elcan, Lucius Carroll II, John Dayani, PhD, Calid Hashema, MSc,Ph.D,

Bob Schwartz, Dan Siems, Turney Stevens, MBA, Spencer Thornton, MD,



The 14th educational forum: Thur 4/29/2010 6pm

Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Patrice L Gordon, MPIA, PhD, invited speaker

Healthcare product, Xocai chocolate and China

Taiyuan Sister City and Taiyuan City Delegation - Barbara Cobb and Tracy Kane

Traveling to China: pearls and impressions– a round-table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator

Panelists: Kathy Abbott, PhD, Arthur Buren, Wesley Campbell, J.R. Fraley, Larry Gates, Tyler Godoff, Patrice Gordon, MPIA, PhD, Rae Hummell, Charles Li, Marcus Lilliard, Reggie Littlejohn, Dorsey Lunn, Paul McCulloch, Paul Ney, JD, Lou Riley, Brian Sconyers, MBA, Hal Willis, Jeff Yarbro


 

13th:   Thursday, 2/11/2010, 6pm

Turney Stevens, Dean
The College of Business, Lipscomb University

Featured speaker

Learning about China: business, history, culture, qigong, acupuncture, Confucius, calligraphy, etc – a round-table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator

Panelists: Howard Cochran, PhD, Eric Dewey (Chairman & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville), Ronnie Littlejohn, PhD, Richard Matthews, Ed Short, Ritch Sublett, Marieta Velikova, PhD, Hal L. Willis (CEO, Founder, American Music Channel), J. Michael Wood



12th Thursday, 12/17/2009, 6:00pm

How to assess the relative benefit and risk of domestic vs international investment?

Brian Sconyers, Sconyers Warmbrod Capital Management, LLC

US healthcare reform and recession: what can we learn from China and the rest of the world

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator, a round table discussion

Panelists: Nathan Cripe, Mike East, Tyler Godoff, Patrice Gordon, PhD, Julian Wayne Hagan, Mark Hilliard, PhD, Scott Mertie, David A. Rhodes, Dave Snodgrass, DDS, Minzi Su, PhD, Jonathan Uttz, Candace Warner




11th Thursday, 10/15/2009, 6:00pm

"The challenges of Medicare and how it relates to universal healthcare." - David Evjen

"Marketing of a movie in this economy" – Lynda Evjen


"US economic recession and China: what can we learn from China and the rest of the world”– a round table discussion

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator.

Panelists: Robert Carlisto, Ray Friedman, PhD, Patrice Gordon, Julian Wayne Hagan, Galen Hull, PhD, Boyd Jones, Bob Richie, Will Stinson



10th Thursday, 8/20/2009, 6:00pm


“What Should I Do Now? 3 Steps to Rebuilding Your Portfolio with an Emphasis on Investing In China”

Mark Jacobs, Registered Principal, OSJ Mark Jacobs Wealth Management Group

"What is the best way to get started in doing business with China"

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC, moderator;

Panelists: Beth Harris, Tom Lawless, JD, Tim Lynch, PhD, L. Diane Miller, PhD, Harold Morris, Jeff Peterson, JD, Brian Sconyers, Ed Short, Richard Walker, JD,


9th Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 6:00pm

“Securing your financial future”

J. C. “Jim” Rushing III

"Learning from China: education and business opportunities"

Moderator: Ming Wang, MD, PhD, president of TCCC,

Panelists: Howard Cochran, PhD, Charles Grummon, MBA, Steve Little, DBA, Ronnie Littlejohn, PhD, Dane Robins, MA, Bob Sircy.




8th Monday, 4/20/2009, 6:00pm

“Building your financial future, in domestic and international investment“

Speaker: Nathan Cripe, Morgan Keegan

“Healthcare in China and in US “

Ming Wang, MD,PhD, President; moderator

Panelists: John Butler, Lucius Carroll, John Dayani, Bobby Frist, Harold Morris, Pat Raines.



7th Tuesday, 1/13/2009, 6:00pm

“Averitt Express – Asia Memphis Express, a model of providing a superior service from Asia”

Charlie McGee, Averitt

“How do I start a business venture into China?” – round table

Ming Wang, MD,PhD, President; Qiang Wu, MD,PhD, VP, John Ma



6th Monday, 11/17/2008, 6:00pm


“Chinese Companies Going Global”

Dr. Galen Spencer Hull, Director, Intl. Business Program TSU

“Qualitative Market Research”

Jim Bryson, Founder & Principal, 20/20 Research, Inc.



5th Tuesday, 9/30/2008, 6:30pm


“Culture Villages Will be built in US and China”

Jim Himelrick, CEO, Investors Equity Holdings

“Intellectual Property”

Philip Walker, Registered Patent Attorney, Waddey & Patterson, P.C.



4th Tuesday, 7/8/2008, 6:30pm


“Federal Wage and Hour Laws: Employers and their responsibilities of paying their employees according to labor standards”

Nina Wright, Investigator, US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

“State of Tennessee Activities in China”

Lori Odom, Director of Asian Investment, Business Development Division, Department of Economic and Community Development


3rd Monday, 4/28/2008, 6:30pm


“Frauds and Scams: The latest ways people are trying to separate you from your money”

Jeffrey L. Peterson, President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Palm International

“Pearls on investing in China and its emerging private healthcare market today”

Dr. Ming Wang,



2nd Tuesday, 2/26/2008, 6:30pm

“Doing business in China”
Harold Morris, Morris Tianjin Properties

“New Trans International Dr. Qiang Wu.


1st Tuesday, 12/18/07, 6:30pm

Tax issues related to Chinese and China-US business

Scott Brewer, B&T Accounting