October 24, 2005
Friday (Nov.18) in Portland: Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim Economy
Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim
Are your clients entering the Asian market?
This conference is for you.
On Friday, November 18, the law school’s Portland Program sponsors an all-day conference at the World Trade Center – the third in an annual series for Portland business lawyers.
“Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim Economy” features speakers who will examine how the business and legal culture of China and other Pacific Rim countries affect partnerships with Oregon businesses.
China, home to about one-quarter of the world’s population, is now Oregon’s fourth largest trading partner. Oregon exports to China rose 282 percent in value from 1999 to 2003.
“All of this growth makes it imperative that our lawyers be able to deal effectively in the Pacific Rim,” said law professor Steve Bender, who organized the conference.
Lunch keynoters Lillian Tsai, president of TsaiComms, LLC, a Portland strategic marketing firm that helps businesses reach Asian audience and East Asian business consultant David Kohl will discuss “Chinese Cultural and Business Norms.”
The conference will spotlight the success stories of Nike and Tektronix, two major Oregon companies with significant Pacific Rim operations and sales. Tektronix operates a factory and design center in China, and has Chinese sales in the tens of millions. Tektronix sales in the Pacific region now account for 18 percent of company revenues.
Contact Portland Program director
Information and registration: (541) 346-3042 or email