China Links Vancouver Session

First module of the China Links Core Program

Dates: April 12-14, 2012
Location: UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver, BC
Fees: While it was strongly encouraged for participants to combine the Vancouver module with the Shanghai module as part of the China Links Core Program, participants were able to take this module on a stand-alone basis for $3,200 plus 12% HST.

This three-day workshop was held on the University of British Columbia campus.  Participants received a comprehensive overview of the current Chinese operating environment and the various risks and opportunities that were prevalent.  Participants strengthened their decision-making capabilities through experiential exercises that allowed them to understand problem-solving approaches by working through situations that were commonly encountered in China.


  • China in the 21st century
  • Shifting variables in China’s complex operating environment
  • How history and culture shape contemporary norms
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology transfer process
  • IP theft risk mitigation strategies
  • Dispute resolution overview
  • Technology licensing
  • Ethics, integrity, and social responsibility
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act / Canada Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act compliance
  • Managing grey-area risks
  • CSR
  • Supply chains
  • Logistics networks
  • Integration
  • Technology strategy
  • Managing relations between business and government
  • Institutional mapping
  • Due diligence
  • Relationship management


  • 2.5 days of instruction
  • Course materials and readings
  • Welcome dinner on Thursday evening with keynote address
  • Breakfasts and lunches on the Friday and Saturday

**Accommodation was able to be provided on the UBC campus for a nominal added fee**

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

China Links
China Links: Professional Seminars at UBC
The University of British Columbia
Office 374, C. K. Choi Building
1855 West Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.1291