In partnership with
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership, TiE Carolinas and the North Carolina Chinese Business Association


Successfully Conduct Business in India and China††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

February 14, 2008 │8:00 am Ė 5:00 pm


As a member of North Carolina Chinese Business Association, we invite you to attend Globalization 2008. Register online for CEDís Globalization 2008 at to take advantage of a special partner registration rate of only $99 per person (enter promo code 1206).


REGISTER TODAY to hear from global thought leaders at CEDís Globalization 2008!


Globalization 2008 will feature international thought leaders and expert panels that validate a global model for businesses of all stages, in high-growth industries. The conference will feature keynote speakers Deepak Advani, Lenovo and Michael Chen, RedHat in addition to several engaging panel sessions on the latest global developments:


  • Invest Globally: A Framework for Building Great Companies

A panel discussion on what you need to know to successfully enter the India and China markets. Learn how to develop an early market strategy that will attract investors; help you manage risk; and uncover important factors to consider while developing a strategy to go global.


  • Key to Global Success: Executing an IP Strategy

Panel discussion on the various theories and realities regarding intellectual property in global markets. Hear from experts on the benefits and risks involved in licensing and piracy v/s privacy.


  • Partnership and Collaboration: Maximizing your Global Potential

What are the changing dynamics of going global? Find and communicate with partners that complement your strategy and aid in your global reach. Learn how to overcome the cultural differences and manage the global talent.


A partial list of panel speakers includes:

         John D. Allison, Partner, Kennedy Covington

         Janet Babin, National Reporter, North Carolina National Public Radio

         Neil Bagchi, Corporate Associate, Kennedy Covington

         Oren J. Cohen, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Quintiles Transnational Corp.

         Chris James, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Cree, Inc.

         Art Pappas, Managing Partner, Pappas Ventures

         Christopher Price, Ph.D., President & CEO, LaamScience

         Marshall Phelps, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Microsoft Corp.

         Arti K. Rai, Professor of Law, Duke University

         Mark Rostick, Managing Director, Intel Capital

         Alex SchrŲder, Vice President of Corporate Development, NoŽl Group, LLC

Register today to take advantage of the pre-registration rates and experience superior networking with entrepreneurs, investors, service partners and major corporations supporting innovation in the global economy! Entrepreneurs with an existing multinational presence will share best practices; while those seeking to build relationships will attain the network and know-how to compete globally.

Headline Sponsors

Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P       UNC Kenan Flagler Business School

Reception Sponsors
North Carolina Department of Commerce: International Trade Division       British Consulate General, UK Trade & Investment

Gold Sponsor

Web Design Studio (link to

Silver Sponsors

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business (link to

Hughes Pittman & Gupton L.L.P. (link to

O'Brien/Atkins (link to

Red Hat Inc. (link to


Several sponsorship opportunities are available for Globalization 2008.


To REGISTER TO ATTEND or to learn more about Globalization 2008, visit or contact CED at 919.549.7500.