IATTO Conference

Location: Chengdu, ChinaMeeting Dates: / 1-4 November 2011Forum Host: Nordic International Management InstituteNordic International Management Institute (NIMI) in Xindu District, Chengdu is a newly established institution dedicated to offering world class leadership and business development for managers and organizations in China and the Asia-Pacific Region. NIMI is the centerpiece of the Nordic City of Living & Learning; one of 11 major development projects for China's famously classic and beautiful city of Chengdu. NIMI has links with leading business schools and universities world-wide, while rooted in special relationships with universities in Scandinavia.Forum Hotel: Arrangements are being made by NIMI which anticipates very attractive hotel rates. More details to follow.Forum Agenda: The NIMI is well connected with national and regional leaders in academics, business, and government. NIMI is proposing a strong list of speakers and seminar participants. Confirmed and invited speakers include:Professor Steven White (Tsinghua University) - Taking Chinese Firms GlobalHenrik Byström (former Trade Commissioner, Swedish Trade Council, Taiwan)Prof. Niclas Adler, Babson University (USA) - New Growth with Global EntrepreneursProf. Mike Miles, University of Ottawa (Canada), - Tools to Help SME Management Teams Align on InternationalizationProf. Yeo Lay Hwee, Singapore Management University - How Singapore Helps SMEs Engage in InternationalizationHans Halskov, Consul General, Denmark, - When Danish Companies Enter China: What is Needed and What is MissingProf. Per Jenster, NIMI - Why We Need to Rethink Trade and Trade DevelopmentProf. Haico Ebbers, Nyenrode University (The Netherlands) - Why is the Nature of Trade Changing and What does it mean for Competence Development?5 best papers will be invited to publish in JISIB.