What Everyone Should Know About China

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm          


Nearly 40% of the world’s production is now in China, and it is the world’s fastest-growing middle-class market. Because our everyday lives are affected by what goes on a hemisphere away, a fundamental understanding of this market is important to anyone wishing to be better informed about what their future holds.

Doing business in China is tougher than you think. Not only is the culture vastly different, but China’s experience in manufacturing is still developing. The best way to quickly come up to speed on these differences is to learn from the experience of others.

By way of over 20 extraordinary executive interviews, Rosemary Coates captured the essence of sourcing and manufacturing in China in her new book. This talk will provide attendees with an important cultural perspective by covering the most important aspects of this book.

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About the speaker, Rosemary Coates, Blue Silk Consulting

Rosemary Coates is President of Blue Silk Consulting. She has become an expert in sourcing and manufacturing in China by way of her 25 years of supply chain experience, much of it spent living and working across Asia.

Prior to Blue Silk Consulting, Rosemary was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard. She has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, with over 80 clients worldwide.

Ms. Coates is a Licensed United States Customs Broker and a Lifetime Credentialed Instructor, California Colleges and Universities. She taught Management, International Business and Importing and Exporting for ten years.

Rosemary earned an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the University of San Diego, and a BS in Logistics from Arizona State University. Her new book is 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China.


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