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NFAIS Offers Seminar on The Information Industry in China:  What You
Want and Need to Know.  Registration Discount Available Through May
23rd.  

NFAIS is organizing a one-day seminar - The Information Industry in
China:  What You Want and Need to Know - to be held on June 13, 2008 at
PALINET Headquarters, in Philadelphia, PA, from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  This
highly interactive seminar will provide an informal and intimate venue
in which you can learn more about the opportunities and challenges
offered by the Information Industry in China and how to protect your
intellectual property in a geographic arena with a reputation for
piracy.

The main speaker will be Dr. James Chan, President, Asia Marketing
<http://www.asiamarketingmanagement.com>  and Management.  Born in
China, Dr. Chan started his independent consulting practice in 1983
after having served as China Area Manager and International Promotion
Manager for Academic Press, Inc. Based upon his extensive knowledge and
first-hand experience in dealing with the information market in China,
he will provide details and practical advice on a range of topics - from
current trends in the Chinese Information Industry, its challenges and
opportunities, requirements for success, fighting piracy and more. In
addition, Dr. Chan will address areas of interest and specific questions
that were submitted to him earlier this year (Click here
<http://www.nfais.org/08China_TopicListing.doc>  to see the list). All
registrants will receive a written copy of Dr. Chan's answers prior to
the seminar in order to provide fuel for even more questions during the
session.  Dr. Chan was rated as the top speaker by attendees of the 2008
NFAIS Annual Conference, so this is an opportunity you will not want to
miss!
 
Our second speaker will be Jennifer Young, an International Trade
Specialist from the Office of Intellectual Property (IP) at the U.S.
Department of Commerce.  Recently returned from a three-month stay at
the U. S. Embassy in Beijing, China where she worked on a range of IP
protection and enforcement concerns, Ms. Young will provide attendees
with practical advice on the protection of intellectual property in
China and an overview of the resources available to content providers
for IP protection and enforcement. She regularly leads webinars on the
topic for her U.S. Government colleagues and will be an invaluable
resource for your IP questions.

China cannot be ignored.  It is predicted that by the year 2050 it will
have the world's largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and could surpass
the U.S. as early as 2039.  The percentage of Chinese-language articles
and patents is already increasing while the percentage of similar
English language documents is in decline.   And the China online
service, Baidu.com, Inc., has 5.2% of the worldwide search engine market
- third only to Google and Yahoo!
                                                         
What does this mean for you as an information or information technology
provider or even as a librarian or information professional who has to
provide access to the world's key information? Take this opportunity to
learn more on China from experts in the field in this small, interactive
venue.  And as an added bonus, there may be a third speaker - an expert
on the Internet and online environment in China - who will
teleconference in from the field specifically to answer your questions.

The program, registration form, directions to the meeting location, list
of nearby hotels and general Philadelphia information is available at:
http://www.nfais.org/events
<http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=50>
/event_details.cfm?id=50. 

Register early, as seating is limited to 50 attendees.  Before May 23,
2008, NFAIS members pay $375 and non-members pay $450 (registration fee
includes continental breakfast, a box lunch and an afternoon refreshment
break).  After May 23, 2008 NFAIS members pay $420 and non-members pay
$495.    For more information contact:  Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director,
Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax);
mailto: mailto:[log in to unmask]   

Founded in 1958, NFAIS is a premier membership organization of more than
60 of the world's leading producers of databases, information services,
and information technology in the sciences, engineering, social
sciences, business, and the arts and humanities.

We Thank Elsevier for their sponsorship of this meeting.
 
Jill O'Neill
Director, Planning & Communication
NFAIS
March 28 The Future of Bibliographic Control
(v) 215-893-1561
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