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Shanghai China Operations (CHOPS) Conference 2017

US-China Business Council

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Shanghai China Operations (CHOPS) Conference 2017

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The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is pleased to invite you to its annual conference on China Operations. This not-to-be-missed conference is held in Shanghai once a year and will bring together a range of business and policy experts to discuss important operating and policy developments affecting business in China. The event will also provide a valuable opportunity to network with executives from USCBC member companies. 

Government Speakers

  • China’s Cybersecurity Law Implementation: Liang Bo, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Cybersecurity under the Cyberspace Administration of China, will speak on the implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law and IT policies.
  • Research and Development Policies in ShanghaiJin Xingming, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Director General of the Shanghai State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), will speak on Shanghai’s foreign investment environment, policies supporting R&D centers, and SOE reforms.

Panelists and Company Speakers

  • New topic and speaker: The Party Congress: Impact on China’s Economic Policy Direction: Five years ago, China’s Third Plenum set an ambitious reform direction which has fallen short of expectations. Experts will discuss how the outcomes of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party will impact China’s macro economy, implementation of financial reforms, and ultimately what lies in store for the implementation of a well-worn reform agenda. Lillian Li, Vice President–Senior Analyst in the Credit Strategy and Standards Group and Jan Borgonjon, President of InterChina are confirmed to speak on the panel.

  • The US-China Economic Relationship: One year after the presidential election in the US, where do things stand in the US-China economic relations? What is the current status of the trade relationship, what should companies know? Claire Reade, Senior Associate at CSIS and Senior Councel at Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer, and former Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs is confirmed to speak.
  • Human Resources: Dealing with a More Competitive Environment: Human resources experts and leaders will discuss rising competition on China’s labor market, looking at strategies for recruiting and retaining talent. The panel will feature Carol Liu, Vice President of Human Resources of Coca-Cola Greater China; Robert Treme, Director of Human Resources at GM (China) Investment; and Li Xiaotong, Human Resources Director at Thermo Fisher Scientific China. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Lawrence, President of Cambridge Corporate Training. 
  • Country Executive's Perspective: IT Strategies for Operations in China: Senior executives will share experience in adopting IT strategies to be more competitive in the China market, as well as how China’s developing IT regulatory environment impacts company operations. David Chen, Vice President of Microsoft Corporation and General Manager of Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs for Greater China Region is confirmed to speak.
  • Compliance: How Have Things Changed in Anti-Bribery and Fraud Practices: Since the launch of the anti-corruption campaign and new domestic laws and policies to prevent corruption, compliance teams have been adjusting their strategies and focus. Deborah Vaughn, Chief Legal Officer of Whirlpool Asia and Simon Hui, Partner and Compliance Lead at Baker McKenzie are confirmed to speak on the panel.
  • Overview of USCBC Policy Work: Jacob Parker, USCBC's Vice President of China Operations, will provide an overview of USCBC’s recent policy work, US-China bilateral engagement. 

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Conference Program: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Registration Fee:    


Regular registration 

Individual: RMB 4,595 ($690) online or cash in advance
Group of 3+: RMB 4,200 ($630) per person online or cash in advance. (Email to for discount code before registering with a group over 3.)


Alternative payment options and third-party issues fapiao are offered via YooPay: 

This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. Registration is required. Please register online or if you would like to pay by cash, contact Owen Haacke (; Tel: 86-21-6288-3840; F: 86-21-6288-3841). Cancellations for refunds must be received in writing by cancellation deadline or registrant will be charged. No-shows will be billed.

What is the current status of the trade relationship, and what should companies be aware of?

  • Speaker:
    • Claire Reade, Senior Associate at CSIS and Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and former Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs

Deputy Director of the Bureau of Cybersecurity at the Cyberspace Administration of China

Have questions about Shanghai China Operations (CHOPS) Conference 2017? Contact US-China Business Council

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When & Where

Hilton Shanghai
250 Huashan Road
Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi 200000

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

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US-China Business Council

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of approximately 200 American companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973, USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its members for four decades. Through its offices in Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members' interests in the United States and China.

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