Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Starting a business from scratch in any industry is difficult in any country. Starting a business in which you have had no prior experience, in a country where you have never worked and whose language you cannot speak is almost beyond comprehension. But it is possible, says Jack Perkowski.
Perkowski did exactly that in China in 1994 when he founded ASIMCO Technologies, building it into a $500 million components company with 17 plants in China and offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.
On Wednesday, September 16, Rider’s Center for International Business will host “China’s Developing Markets and Their Impact on the World,” where Perkowski will describe his experiences and discuss the current business climate in the world’s most populous country.
In addition, the author of Managing the Dragon, How I’m Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China will discuss how the Asian superpower’s development is reshaping global industries and creating new opportunities for individuals and companies all over the world.
The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the BLC Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is provided with support from the U.S. Department of Education Business & International Education Grant program.
For more information, please contact Dr. Lauren Eder, director of the Center for International Business: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sweigart Hall 371, x5521.