April 26, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Senior Economist to Speak at China Conference
Organizers of the 2005 Expanding Business with China Conference to be held at the Hyatt Valencia, May 3, have confirmed that a senior economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) will be the luncheon keynote speaker.
Dr. Nancy Sidhu, who is also the vice president of the private, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting business firms and fostering job growth in Los Angeles County, will speak on China: Opportunities and Challenges.
One of the organizers of the conference, Peter Bellas, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), said, We are so fortunate to have Dr. Sidhu join us. She has hands-on experience and expertise in working with Asian companies and is able to bring real-life applications to Los Angeles companies wanting to understand the possibilities and the hurdles involved in doing business in China.
Sidhu, educated at the University of Illinois, worked first as a university economics professor and then became an economist and corporate planner for Inland Steel Industries.
After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as a planner at the U.S. headquarters of Toyota Motor Sales before joining Security Pacific National Bank as the economist responsible for the banks U.S. economic and interest rate forecast.
Most recently, Sidhu was a senior economist for Bank of America, specializing in analysis of the metals and other manufacturing industries as well as the Southern California region.
Active in her profession, Sidhu is an associate editor of the quarterly publication, Business Economics. She also has served terms as president of the National Association of Business Economists, in both the Chicago and Los Angeles chapters.
The May 3 China Conference, is a follow-up to the 2004 conference which first brought the topic of doing business in China to the North Los Angeles County area.
More than a dozen other speakers, including at least five who will travel to Southern California from the Peoples Republic of China, will provide their expertise to the conference.
Topics will focus on issues such as, expanding business through production sharing, exporting products to China, and executing a business strategy for doing business with China.
For additional information about the conference and to register, call (661) 259-3874, or check online at www.chinabusinessconference.com.