Friday, July 29, 2005
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Ida Peng, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China

Opening the Door to China's Booming Banking Industry

On December 11, 2006, China will officially open its banking sector to foreign competitors. To prepare for that day, the nation's banks are purchasing new technologies from U.S. companies.

Currently, the banks are looking for:
  • Credit Analysis, Financial Planning, and Training Software
  • Operations and Information Management Systems
  • Networking and Security Solutions
  • Digital/Voice/Video Technology and Wireless Networks 
  • and more.
At this meeting of the International Council, Ms. Ida Peng, a leading Financial Services Specialist and a member of the Commercial Service Office in Beijing, China, will explain the opportunities that are available to U.S. companies and provide tips on selling in the Chinese market.

Come to this meeting to learn more about China's banking sector and the wealth of business opportunities that are available there.

This is a "brown bag luncheon." Some light refreshments will be provided.

Speaker Profile
Ms. Peng Aiqun (Ida) is a Commercial Specialist in the U.S. Commercial Service, Beijing, China, covering the financial services industry. Since joining the U.S. Commercial Service in 2002, Ms. Peng has built up a comprehensive network of Chinese financial institutions in both the government and private sectors. Some of these institutions include the People's Bank of China, China Banking Regulatory Commission, Chinese Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, Chinese Ministry of Commere, CCPIT, China Development Bank, China Ex-Im Bank, China's "Big Four" banks (Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Agricultural Bank of China), as well as Chinese second-tier commercial banks, Chinese city commercial banks, and other financial institutions and finance IT companies.

Over the past three years, Ms. Peng has helped numerous U.S. financial IT and services companies enter the China market, and has written various market research reports on the topics of the bankcard market in China, the Chinese banking system, China's leasing market, and trade and corporate finance in China.

Ms. Peng graduated with an MBA degree from Cardiff University, U.K. Prior to joining the U.S. Commercial Service, Ms. Pend had worked for the British Council China for more than five years as Project Officer, responsible for educational projects.

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