2017 AmCham Shanghai SME Conference

Shanghai, China | October 18, 2017

AmCham Shanghai will hold SME Conference in Shanghai on October 18 at the Wanda Reign on the Bund to help U.S. and other foreign Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) capitalize on untapped investment opportunities to grow and expand their business in China.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in China are generally positive about their financial performance and business outlook in recent years, according to AmCham Shanghai's annual SME Challenges Survey, a poll identifying the opportunities and challenges faced by SMEs in China. Smaller U.S. companies can succeed in China so long as they adjust their approach to a new and different market and accept that some factors of doing business inevitably will be unknown.

The AmCham Shanghai SME Conference will focus on educating foreign SMEs how to catch untapped investment in new booming industries in China and find the right local partners to maximize their profits and benefits, as well as learn to better navigate the Chinese regulatory environment.
In the conference, the Manager of International Business Advisory team at Dezan Shira & Associates, Riccardo Benussi, will present as penalist to share his idea and knowledge of How To Capitalize on Untappd Investment in New Booming Industries in China. 
Who should attend?
  • Companies Doing Business in China
  • Small Business Service Providers 
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Research & Development Leaders
  • China Foreign Policy Advisers
  • China Economic Professionals
  • Consulting & Legal Service Firms
  • Heads of China Market EntryBanks
  • Retail & Consumer Companies
  • Business Development, Strategy & Marketing Professionals
  • Heads of Communication & PR
  • Import & Export Companies
  • Supply Chain Professionals
  • Hi-Tech Companies
08:00-09:00   IP Breakfast (by invitation only)


08:30-09:00   Registration Begins

09:00-09:05   Opening Remarks
Kenneth Jarrett, President, AmCham Shanghai

MODERATOR: Leon Tung, Director of Trade & Investment Center, AmCham Shanghai

09:05-09:10   Welcome Remarks
Frank Joseph, Vice President of Commercial Officer, United States Consulate General Shanghai

09:10-09:30   Keynote I
Bruce Gillispie, Vice President of Merchandising Support department, Walmart China

09:30-09:50   Keynote II
Manoj Mehta, CEO,Naked Group

09:50-10:10   Keynote III: Intellectual Preoperty Protection in China
Ningling Wang, Managing Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
10:10-10:55   Panel I: How to Capitalize on Untapped Investment in New Booming Industries in China
Moderator: Jay Boyle, Managing Partner, ECFO Services Ltd.
Scott Williams, CEO & Founder, BMD Enterprise Ltd.(Shanghai)
Riccardo Benussi, Manager of Internal Business Advisory, Dezan Shira & Associates
Frank Wu, Partner, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

10:55-11:10   Coffee Break & Networking

11:10-11:30   Keynote IV: How The Site Meets SMEs Needs and Can Accomodate Future Expansion And Renovation
Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area

11:30-12:15   Panel II: How Does Technology Change the Business Model And Affect SMEs
Moderator: Michael Rosenthal, President, US Green Solutions
Dr. Zhongxue Gan, Dean, Ningbo Intelligent Manufacturing Industry Research Institute; Chairman of Zhichang Group 
Humayun Rashid, Managing Partner, Xavor Corporation
Cameron Johnson, General Manager, Sigmatex (Shanghai) Composite Materials Co., Ltd.

12:15-12:35   Keynote V: How can SMEs Identify and Enlist a Good Business Partner in China
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

12:35-14:00   Networking Lunch with Featured Speaker 
Steven Xiong, Alibaba.com Global Partner Manager, Alibaba (China) Technology Co., Ltd.

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for the morning conference.


14:00-14:30   Regitration & Networking

14:30-15:30   Training Session

15:30-15:45   Tea Break

15:45-17:00   Training Session

17:00             Session Ends

Breakout 1: SMEs Supply Chain Management(Chinese Session)

Topic 1: How to manage oversea suppliers?
Instructor: Don Xu, Principal consultant of Tension Leadership Consulting, LL
Topic 2: How to drive data based Supply Chain Management?
Instructor: Mandy Tu, Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Satisfaction in Philips Lighting (China) Investment Company

Breakout 2: China's Employment Law (Chinese Session)
Topic 1:  Exploring the key points regarding compliance operation of employee management for SMEs
Instructor: Jessica He,FSG Human Resource Consulting Co., Ltd.

Topic 2: Hot points and latest trends of HR management for SMEs
Instructor: Sean Gao, FSG Human Resource Consulting Co., Ltd.
For more information about the conference, please click here.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Leon Tung at leon.tung@amcham-shanghai.org or Lydia Li at lydia.li@amcham-shanghai.org.
For registration, please click here.



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