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CPR/CCPIT U.S.-China Business Mediation Congress

The CPR Institute and the Conciliation Centers of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), have collaborated to create a “cutting-edge” Congress on managing commercial disputes. This first Congress follows the establishment of the U.S.-China Business Mediation Center in New York and Beijing.

THE CPR/CCPIT U.S.-CHINA BUSINESS MEDIATION CONGRESS will be held on Friday, 15 July, 2005, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Great Wall Sheraton Hotel, 10 North Dong San Huan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100026, China.

Successful commercial relationships must be business-driven, especially when conflicts inevitably arise. Because companies’ approaches to conflict management differ, U.S. and Chinese business leaders must adopt principled and commercially reasonable methods of dispute resolution. The Center and this Congress are initial landmark steps toward this goal.

You and your colleagues in China are invited. F. Peter Phillips, Congress creator and moderator, will join CPR President Thomas J. Stipanowich to be available for interviews several days prior to the Congress. A press briefing and Q&A will follow the Congress.

Peter will provide answers to questions such as:
• What are the current differences in Chinese and American attitudes for managing dispute?
• How are things changing?
• What are some of the economic implications of faster and more cooperative dispute resolution methods between U.S. and China businesses?
• How does a Mediation Center quantitatively improve the chances of economic success of joint ventures?
To schedule an interview, register for the Congress, or receive an advance copy of the Congress agenda, please contact Liz Chatfield at 203-421-8494, 203-253-6698 (cell),

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