Starting Business in China:
A Personal Journey and Experience

Register NOW to secure your seat.

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) will host a business seminar, "Starting Business in China, A Personal Journey and Experience.” In this seminar, Mr. Michael Chen, VP of Corporate Marketing at Red Hat and former General Manager of Red Hat China, will share with the audience his hands-on knowledge of starting a business in China.

Seating is limited, so register now to secure your seat.
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Location: CED - 100 Capitola Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713

Note: Light diner will be served.

Pre-registration (closes on 4/20/08 or at capacity):
NCCBA Members: Free for NCCBA member and one guest
Non-members: $10
Students: $5 (current student ID required)

Members: $5
Students: $10 (current student ID required)
Non-members: $20

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Michael Chen
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Red Hat

Michael Chen is responsible for leading Red Hat's global corporate marketing functions, which include corporate branding, global communications, customer experience management, online strategy, and community affairs. Prior to this role, Michael was the General Manager of Red Hat, China. In this role he carried P&L responsibilities, led overall operations - including strategic planning, sales, marketing and government relations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong markets. He was also a key member of Red Hat's APAC Management team where he contributed significantly to Red Hat's global channel, marketing, and sales strategy. Michael started his career at Red Hat as a product marketing manager in 2003 where he co-managed the Linux product line for Red Hat Enterprise. In all of his roles with Red Hat he continues to provide valuable input for Red Hat's global strategy

Prior to working with Red Hat, Michael held several senior sales and marketing management positions within Chinese and Hong Kong based companies. He facilitated multi-million dollar sales and landed significant projects

Michael holds an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters degree in Computer Network Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelors degree from Nanjing University.


The mission of the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) is to be the premier nonprofit organization representing and promoting the interests of the N.C. Chinese business community and those in the state doing business with China. NCCBA serves its members through networking opportunities, advancing knowledge regarding the creation of successful businesses and facilitating coaching relationships among its members. The association has a special emphasis on entrepreneurial and corporate development in the science and technology fields. NCCBA also strives to be a major catalyst in forging strong China - North Carolina business partnerships. For more information, visit
NCCBA Membership

Per requests, NCCBA accepts membership applications on site before and after the seminar. We encourage professionals and entrepreneurs to join this exciting non-profit organization. Among other benefits, you are invited to members-only social networking events, receptions and seminars such as the one offered here. For more information about NCCBA look us up on the web: or call (919) 345-6294 if you have questions regarding membership

Driving Directions:

1. Directions from Raleigh or locations south or east of RTP:
1. Go on I-40 W
2. Take exit 279A toward Alexander Dr 0.2 mi
3. Merge onto NC-147 S 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at tw Alexander Dr 0.2 mi
5. Turn right at Stonesthrow Ln 0.4 mi
6. Turn right at S Alston Ave 0.2 mi
7. Turn left at Capitola Dr 13 ft

2. Directions from Durham, Chapel Hill, or locations north or west of RTP:
1. Go on I-40 E
2. Take exit 278 for NC-55 toward NC-54/Apex 0.3 mi
3. Turn right at NC-55 0.2 mi
4. Turn left at NC-54 0.4 mi
5. Turn right at S Alston Ave 0.6 mi
6. Turn right at Capitola Dr 13 ft

*******************About NCCBA**********************
As a premier nonprofit charitable and educational business organization, North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA)’s mission is to represent, serve, and promote the common interests of our membership and the North Carolina Chinese business community, particularly in promoting entrepreneurial and corporate development related to science and technology. NCCBA serves as a forum for networking and exchanging, for advancing our knowledge in creating and sustaining successful businesses, and for encouraging and facilitating coaching and consultation among our members. NCCBA will also serve as a major catalyst in bridging the China - North Carolina business relationship.

*****************NCCBA Membership*******************
Per requests, NCCBA will accept membership application on the site before and after the seminar. We encourage professionals and entrepreneurs to join this exciting non-profit organization. You will be invited to members-only networking social events, receptions and seminars among many other benefits. Please call (919) 345-6294 if you have any question on membership. More information about NCCBA is available at


To find out how to become a NCCBA sponsor, please follow this link. Thank You.