Shanghai China Operations (CHOPS) Conference 2017

New Speaker Confirmations!

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. An early registration discount is available this month only, so register today!

Topics will include:

  • 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, is confirmed to speak on the panel.
  • Research and Development Policies in Shanghai: Senior leadership from the Shanghai government has been invited to speak on policies supporting R&D centers in Shanghai and China.
  • The US-China Economic Relationship: One year after the presidential election in the US, where do things stand in the US-China economic relations? Ambassador James Keith, Managing Director of McLarty Associates’ Asia practice, has been invited 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 and Robert Treme, Director of Human Resources at GM (China) Investment.
  • Country President’s Perspective: IT Strategies for Operations in China: With China’s Cybersecurity Law in force since June 1, 2017, companies are working to make sure their IT policy allows them to be compliant while remain competitive in China. Senior executives will discuss how, from the operational perspective, China’s IT policy environment impacts them.
  • 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 is confirmed to speak on the panel.
  • Overview of USCBC Policy WorkJacob 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

Reduced price available through September 29. Additional discount available for groups of three or more!


Early registration (on or before September 29)

Individual: RMB 3,930 online or cash in advance
Group of 3+: RMB 3,530 online or cash in advance (send email to [email protected] for discount code before registering with a group over 3)

Regular registration (after September 29)

Individual: RMB 4,595 online or cash in advance
Group of 3+: RMB 4,200 online or cash in advance (email to [email protected] for discount code before registering with a group over 3)


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 ([email protected]; 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.

Event Details

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Shanghai Hilton
250 Huashan Road


Friday, November 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
See Event Description for Details

Event Contact

Owen Haacke
Tel: 86-21-6288-3840; F: 86-21-6288-3841