Lightwave and OSA partner for China Forum

March 1, 2003

Optical communications equipment and component revenue growth in China over the next five years is not disputed. But rushing blindly into this market can lead to disaster. China Forum 2003: Doing Business in China will gather key professionals from China and elsewhere to offer visibility into the market and arm those executives seeking a strategic edge with the information needed to make critical decisions about business opportunities in China.

Lightwave and its sister publication, Lightwave China, in association with the Optical Society of America's Executive Forum, will present China Forum 2003 Sunday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta. Forum sessions will take place from 1 to 5:30 pm, followed by a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information, visit Information on the OSA's Executive Forum can be found at

Sunday, March 23
1-1:05 pm
Welcoming remarks

1:05-1:30 pm
China's Role in the Global Fiber-optic Communications Equipment Market in 2003 and Beyond
Peter J. Farmer, Strategies Unlimited

1:30-2 pm
After the Restructuring:
China Telecom, China Netcom,
and their Networks
Dr. John Yu, ZTE
Communications USA

2-2:30 pm
Regulatory Environment Post WTO
John Henry, U.S. Department
of Commerce

2:45-3:30 pm
Panel: Partnerships in Every Province? Understanding Sales and Distribution Channels
Moderator: Kathleen Richards, Lightwave magazine
Panelists: Dr. Lei Wang, Luster Lightwave Corp. (Beijing), Calvin Xiao, Secom Telecom Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen), and Brian Noel, Luminous Networks

3:30-4 pm
Protecting the Secret Sauce: Intellectual Property
and Patent Issues
Dr. Tim Tingkang Xia,
Merchant & Gould

4-4:45 pm
Panel: China's Next Manufacturing Challenge: Optical Components and Packaging
Moderator: Stephen Hardy, Lightwave magazine
Panelists: Dr. Joseph Lee, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd. (ASTRI), and E. Jan Vardaman, TechSearch International Inc.

4:45-5:30 pm
Panel: Risks and Rewards of Investing in China: Can You Make Money in this Market?
Moderator: Dr. Winston S. Fu,
U.S. Venture Partners
Panelists: Herbert J. Martin,
Salira Optical Network Systems Inc. and Salira China, and Stan Lumish, JDS Uniphase

5:30-7:30 pm