Mazars present at the Chinese Investment Forum in Prague

Mazars’ participation in the China Investment Forum held in Prague from 9th to 10th November 2010 demonstrates our ability to serve outbound Chinese investment, specifically in Central & Eastern Europe. Experts from our China, Czech and Slovak offices will be on-hand to explain European tax and accounting issues to potential investors in what is now a fast growing destination for Chinese firms eager to develop their international footprint.

China Investment Forum builds upon the Central and Eastern European Investment Day that took place at Shanghai World EXPO 2010 and promoted Central and Eastern Europe to the Chinese business community. The goal of China Investment Forum is to encourage European companies to enter Chinese market as well as promote Europe as an attractive location for Chinese investors. The forum is a platform for fresh economic debate. It supports exchanging ideas, sharing experience, and helps creating a long term mutually beneficial relationship between Europe and China.

The forum is held under the patronage of H. E. Mr. Petr Nečas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and under the patronage of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Ministry of Economy and Construction of the Slovak Republic. It has been endorsed by H. E. Mr. Serge Abou, Ambassador of the European Union to China. It is also officially supported by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

The confirmed expert speakers include Mr. Richard Herd, Head of the China Desk in the Economics Department of the OECD, Mr. David Gosset, Director of Academia Sinica Europaea, Mr. Sam Goodman, Successful Serial Entrepreneur in China, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Founding Director of The Evian Group at IMD, Ms. Annette Nijs, Executive Director Global Initiative of China Europe International Business School, Mr. Patrick Chovanec, Associate Professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Mr. Fan Libo, Associate Dean of University of International Business and Economics Business School in Beijing, Mr. Karol Vanko, General Manager of Slovak Mesnac European Research and Technical Centre, representatives of Bank of China, Baidu, Lenovo, koda Auto China, Vestas Wind Systems and many others.

China Investment Forum will be a valuable source of latest case studies, interesting perspectives and new contacts from both Europe and China. For further information please see the enclosed information or forum website .

We would be very pleased to welcome you to Prague in November.