Shanghai China Operations Conference 2021

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is pleased to invite you to its annual China Operations Conference in Shanghai. This conference represents USCBC China Operation’s biggest event of the year and brings together leading experts, academics, executives and policy makers to discuss the most important developments relevant to doing business in China. The program will take place in Shanghai from 9:00am - 2:00pm (China Standard Time) on Tuesday, November 16. 

We had a tremendous turnout last year, with around 100 attendees joining us from a wide range of industries, academic communities, and leading experts, for lively discussion on a wide range of topics relevant to all of us involved in US-China business.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available.  Sponsors not only receive extended visibility within the community, but also have the opportunity to differentiate yourself, generate new leads, and enhance business, consumer, and VIP relationships.

    Conference Schedule (updating)

    Language: English/Chinese, simultaneous interpretation available

    8:30am     Registration and Coffee

    9:00am     Welcome Remarks

    • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council (virtual)
    • Matthew Margulies, Vice President, China Operations, US-China Business Council

    9:10am     Keynote Address

    • A senior Chinese government official (inviting)

    9:20am     Perspectives on the Future of the Multilateral Trading System

    • Cui Fan, Professor in International Trade, University of International Business and Economics;  Director of Research, China Society for WTO Studies; Advisory committee member on Global Value Chains, Ministry of Commerce, China; Executive lead of the expert committee on International Financial Studies, Ministry of Finance
    • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council (virtual)

    10:00am     China Economy and Outlook-- the Era of Common Prosperity

    10:35am    China’s Era of Common Prosperity and its implications 

    • Li Shi, Dean of Institute for Common Prosperity and Development, Zhejiang University

      11:05am    Navigating Public Relations in Uncertain Times

      • Jason Tang, Deputy Secretary-general, Shanghai Consumer Council​

      11:40am    Networking and Lunch Buffet

      12:10pm    Keynote Speech

      • James Heller, Consul General, US Consulate General Shanghai

      12:40pm    Cyber and Data Compliance

      • Howard Wu, Chief Representative of Baker McKenzie's Shanghai Office
      • Carly Ramsey, Director of Control Risks

      1:20pm      China's Decarbonization and Impact on Business

      • Junjie Zhang, Volkswagen Visiting Chair in Sustainability, Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University; Associate Professor, Duke Kunshan University, Duke University
      • Chang Zheng, Head of Strategic R&D Center, Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange

      2:00pm      Adjourn

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

      Fees & Discounts:

      • Full price
        • RMB 3800/ USD 580

      Cancellation deadline: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2021. Cancellations for refunds must be received by the cancellation deadline

      Contact: USCBCSHO Programs ([email protected]; Tel: 86-21-6288-3840)

      A 10% discount is available for groups of three or more.

      Sponsorship Opportunities:

      • Platinum ($8,000) - sold out!

      • Gold ($5,000) -only two left!

      • Contact Melinda Xu for more details ([email protected])

      With gratitude to our underwriters:


      Event Details

      Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
      Shanghai Jingan Kunlun Hotel
      250 Hua Shan Road
      2nd Floor Ballroom


      Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 5:00pm
      Full Price: 3800RMB | USD $580
      Language: English/Chinese, simultaneous interpretation available

      Event Contact

      USCBC SHO Programs