Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Presents James Chan
Speaker Series on the Hill
The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Business in China:
Avoiding Pitfalls and Personally Profiting from the China Market
January 10, 2013
James Chan, Ph.D., president of Asia Marketing and Management, will discuss how he has helped more than 100 U.S. companies promote and export American-made products and services to China over the last 31 years. Using success stories as well as cautionary tales, James will highlight the skills that business people need in order to win in the rewarding but challenging China market. He will explain how to apply the “CHINA Formula” to sell anything to anyone in China. His candid, riveting, real-life tales will make you think – and become wiser, if not also wealthier.
James Chan, Ph.D., is president of Asia Marketing and Management (AMM), a Philadelphia-based consultancy specialized in advising U.S. firms on marketing American products and services to China and Asia. Chan founded his practice in 1983 after he had served as the China Area Manager and International Promotion Manager of Academic Press, a subsidiary of HBJ, a Fortune 500 publishing firm in New York. He has since advised more than 100 U.S. industrial equipment manufacturers, technology firms, and professional services organizations.
James Chan is the author of the 60-minute DVD “Secrets of Business Success in China” published by Malvern Press. He is also the author of Spare Room Tycoon, a book on the real-life stories of 40 men and women, including James Chan, who have turned their personal visions and passions into successful businesses.
Born Wah-Kong Chan (陈华江) in Guangzhou (Canton), China in 1949, James grew up in Hong Kong and received his B.A. from the University of Hong Kong in 1970. He came to America in 1971 and received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Michigan. A naturalized U.S. citizen since 1987, James Chan lives and works in Philadelphia.