With the support of ASAE and Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong, Kellen is proud to bring you the second edition of the Greater China Update. Join us this October for an update on the state of affairs in Greater China, industry trends and what associations need to know before expanding into this dynamic region.
Covered in this seminar:
- Update on association activity in Greater China
- China’s proposed non-governmental organization law and implications
- How other associations are already achieving success in the region
- A successful launch in China – the how and why
- Date: October 23, 2015
- Location: ASAE Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
- Registration: Free to attend. Register through ASAE.
Steven Basart, Manager China, Kellen
Steven Basart joined Kellen in 2006 and oversees the companies staff team in Beijing. As a long-term resident of China, Steven has deep expertise representing, managing and consulting global associations.
Steven supports associations forging strategic alliances with local counterparts, government agencies and industry media. His team manages several high level conferences, international trade shows and regulatory programs for clients, and hosts the annual reception with government delegations at the Codex Committee for Food Additives.
Steven lectures at the Tsinghua University on association reform and development in China. He organizes training courses for Association Executives and government officials, which feature Kellen professionals and professors of Tsinghua and Peking Universities. He also represents Kellen at European, American, and Benelux Chambers of Commerce in Beijing and Shanghai.
Steven holds a Masters in Chinese Studies and Bachelors in Law from Leiden University. He studied Chinese Law at Peking University Law School, and was a senior researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Economic Law. He is fluent in written and spoken Chinese, English and Dutch.
Kin-wai Law, Deputy Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Washington Office
Mr. Law was born in the Mainland of China and educated in Hong Kong. He joined the Hong Kong civil service in 2001.
He began his career in the Transport Branch, assisting in formulating and implementing policies on different modes of public transport. He then assumed a post in the Home Affairs Department in 2003, responsible for coordinating and implementing district administrative initiatives. From 2005 to 2008, he served in the Innovation and Technology Commission and was responsible for formulating Hong Kong’s new innovation and technology strategy, including cooperation framework with the Mainland of China.
Mr. Law then took up the post of the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore, assisting in fostering closer ties between the ASEAN region and Hong Kong. He was posted back to Hong Kong in 2011, serving in the Development Bureau with responsibilities over land policies and related administration issues.
As Deputy Director-General, Mr. Law deals with Hong Kong’s economic and trade relations with the United States, particularly multilateral and bilateral issues that concern both economies.
David A. Livdahl, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
David Livdahl is managing partner of Pillsbury’s Beijing office and a partner in the Corporate &
Securities practice. Located in the Beijing and Shanghai offices, Mr Livdahl represents a wide range of
European, North American, and Japanese companies in structuring investments in China, as well as providing advice on operational issues and exit strategies.
Mr. Livdahl’s practice includes extensive merger and acquisition work in China and Japan where he has represented numerous industrial companies. He also advises a wide variety of international clients on arbitration and dispute resolution in Asia and has represented a number of clients in international arbitrations at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). He also focuses on advising non-profit organizations on operating in mainland China.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Livdahl was a partner in the Corporate department of another law firm.
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