The East Asian Studies Program presents the Maroon Discussion Series:

“A Glance at Culture & Business in China”


Chris Chen

Founder & Executive Director, VERDEX XINLI


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

4 – 5:40 p.m.

Administration Building / Room AD 258

This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:            The Maroon Discussion Series is an ongoing program sponsored by Maroon, Incorporated, of Avon, Ohio.  Maroon, Inc., is a specialty chemical distributor with deep roots in Northeast Ohio and a global reach.  The Maroon Discussion Series brings Asian and American business leaders to John Carroll University to discuss Asia-related issues in business and the economy.

WHO:              Chris Chen is the founder and executive director of VERDEX XINLI, a Shanghai-based emerging supplier of high performance colors for industrial use. His previous professional experience includes helping a United Kingdom chemical company set up operations in China and serving as its Country Manager (China) for four years.  Mr. Chen is also a part-time trainer in cross culture communication for business professionals. He holds a B.A.  in English & Cross Culture Communication, and an MBA from EUROMED Management France and Shanghai Jiaotong University.


WHEN:            Tuesday, April 12, 2011

                        4 p.m.

WHERE:         John Carroll University

                        20700 N. Park Blvd

University Heights, OH

                        Administration Building / Room AD 258

CONTACT:       Ellen Valentine

                        John Carroll University

                        216.371.6647 or

Posted on April 1, 2011