Shanghai China Operations Conference

Registration Deadline Extended to Wednesday, November 6!

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is pleased to invite you to its annual conference in Shanghai on China operations.

The conference this year will be held on the sidelines of the China International Import Expo outside of the expo venue on the morning of Friday, November 8. The program will cover topics of importance to USCBC member companies and provide a valuable opportunity to network with executives and share best practices.

Meet USCBC's New China Head!

We will be welcoming Matthew Margulies, USCBC's new VP, Head of China Operations, who will be giving remarks on USCBC's recent work and looks forward to meeting USCBC members.


Attendees of the Shanghai China Operations Conference will also be able to book at the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao at a discounted rate. For the discounted rate, please indicate you would like to book a room in your registration and we will connect you with the hotel.

Discussion topics

  • Remarks from USCBC Global CEO on the China Market
    • Roberta Lipson, CEO of Chindex International and Chairman of the Board of United Family Hospitals
  • China Economy: Overview of China’s economy and forecast for 2020.
    • Dr. Steven G Cochrane, Chief Asia-Pacific Economist, Moody’s Analytics
  • China Perspective on US-China Tensions and Impact
    • Dr. Weisen Li, Professor in Economics at Fudan University, will provide an overview of where the US-China relationship stands and what it means for companies doing business in China.
    • China's Social Credit System and Impact on Business
      • Kendra Shaefer, Partner, Tech at Trivium and lead of Trivium's Social Credit Watch Project, will share perspectives on how companies will be impacted by the implementation of China's social credit system.
    • Country Executive Panel: A panel of senior executives from USCBC membership will provide an overview of how they are dealing with tariffs and sanctions, and how they adjust to remain competitive in their industries. Panelists include:
      • Robert Aspell, Asia Pacific President, Cargill
      • Yoke Loon Lim, President, Greater China Region, Dow Chemical Company
    • View from Washington: Export Controls and Impact on Companies 
      • Kyle Sullivan, China Practice Lead, Crumpton Group, will provide an overview of US export control developments, including the entities list, and analysis of risk factors and challenges for companies. The presentation will also cover the latest developments with CFIUS.
    • Tariff Mitigation and Supply Chain: Speakers will share insights about how companies are impacted by tariffs and what companies are doing to mitigate the impact on their business, both selling in China and to the US.
      • Tony Tong, Continuous Improvement Manager Asia, Autozone
      • Harry Zhang, VP and Greater China Practices Leader at Sandler, Travel & Rosenberg, Limited


    Additional 10% discount available for groups of three or more (email [email protected] for details or pay directly on Eventbrite)



    Friday, November 8, 2019



    8:15am: Registration opens, coffee/tea, networking

    9:00am: Program begins

    12:00pm: Lunch session

    1:30pm: Program close



    Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
    No. 1116 Hong Song East Rd, Shanghai, 201103

    Early Registration Fees:



    Full price
    USD 580.00

    Cancellation Deadline:





    5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Cancellations for refunds must be received by the cancellation deadline.


    Huihui Shen ([email protected]; Tel: 86-21-6288-3840)

    This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. Registration is required.


    Event Details

    Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
    Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
    No. 1116 Hong Song East Rd
    31 201103


    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Full Price: $580.00

    Event Contact

    Huihui Shen