China and its Stimulus Plan

April 30, 2009. Featuring Mr. Christian Murck, vice chairman of APCO Asia. 

The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and Washington State China Relations Council invite you to a breakfast briefing on:

China and its Stimulus Plan


Christian Murck

vice chairman, APCO Asia

Thursday, April 30, 2009
8:00 am – 9:30 am

Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500
Downtown Seattle

$12 Members
$15 Non-members

$17 at the door

RSVP Required


In the face of increasing economic challenges, countries from around the globe are implementing plans to stem off further downturn and bring stability to the global economy.  The centerpiece of the Chinese government’s response has been the RMB 4 trillion (USD 585 billion) stimulus plan put forward in early-November 2008.  As with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the United States, the Chinese stimulus plan presents significant opportunities for established and emerging companies, particularly those in the infrastructure, housing and energy sectors.

Christian Murck, is with APCO Worldwide a global corporate advisory, public affairs and communication consultancy. Mr. Murck, vice chairman of APCO Asia, is based in Beijing and is a member of the International Advisory Council. Mr. Murck will discuss how funding from the stimulus will be allocated and highlight potential opportunities and challenges for foreign investors as they look to engage with the Chinese government on stimulus backed projects.  He will also share a number of strategic recommendations on how to respond to these changing conditions and develop an effective strategy to capture new business opportunities as they arise.

After joining APCO in 2001, Mr. Murck served as managing director in China until 2005 and then served as CEO of APCO’s Asia region until 2009.  He brings to clients expertise in financial services, corporate advisory and intellectual property rights.  Mr. Murck was elected to terms as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China in 2002-03, served two years as a director of the Bank of Shanghai, and is currently the independent director of J.P. Morgan Chase (China) Company Ltd.  He joined APCO after five years in Beijing as managing director and senior country officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Mr. Murck graduated from Yale and then taught for two years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He received a doctorate in East Asia Studies at Princeton and was a Mellon Fellow at Columbia University before becoming a banker.  During his doctoral research, he spent two years as a research fellow at the University of Kyoto in Japan.  He is current trustee and former chairman of the Yale-China Association.  Mr. Murck speaks and reads Chinese.


Registration: The cost for this event is $12 for members of TDA, $15 for non-members and $17 at the door. Refunds cannot be made after Monday, 6. Contact Noelle Paskovskis at 206-389-7301 or [email protected] for more information.

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