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US-CHINA SERIES AND THE US-CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL

Your Chinese Supply Chain:
Complexities and Challenges

Join Business Leaders, Academics and Government in this expert-led discussion on the future of the supply chain.

SEPTEMBER 10th | 8AM - 4PM EST

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Delve into the complexities surrounding the supply chain in the context of the recalibration of the economic, diplomatic and technological relationship between the United States and China.

In this era, where the pressure to diversify your supply 
chain is coming from customers, the C-Suite, and from the nation’s capital, the practicalities of transitioning from a dependency on China are often overlooked. It isn’t as easy as sending production to India or Mexico. China has been a supply chain powerhouse because it remains the most efficient destination for multiple industries.

Our forum will focus on the real-world implications of any transition and issues that the current debate fails to address. 
We will provide a sensible, wide-ranging and nuanced discussion on the most critical economic and geopolitical relationship of the 21st Century and its effect on what and where you produce in the fields of 5G, Agriculture, Apparel, Automotive, Chemicals-Industrial Inputs, Semiconductors and the Medical supply chain. 

We provide a platform of diverse conversation between both US and Chinese stakeholders to optimize business and investment strategy.

PANELS

8AM

Textiles and Apparel – Being Responsible Stakeholders

Worker protections are at the heart of concerns for American retailers and their supply chains. Can we do better?

9AM

Semiconductors - The Lifeblood of a 21st Century Economy

It is often said that data is the new oil. If that is the case, then semiconductors are the tankers, the rigs, and pipelines all in one. 

10AM

Automotive - Building on Success

Can we develop a nuanced approach to the supply chain for the automotive sector that encourages high-value-added businesses in the United States yet appreciates the enormity of the opportunity when China's auto segment becomes the world's largest?

11AM

The Medical Supply Chain - A New National Security Imperative

COVID-19 has proven that the Medical Supply Chain has national security implications. What are the practical consequences of onshoring, and is this the solution that protects us against future emergencies.

12PM

A Working Lunch with Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chairs of the house U.S. - China Working Group

1PM

5G - Averting the Technology Cold War

How can stakeholders have confidence in the security of their 5G systems without runaway decoupling that could harm innovation and efficiency globally?

2PM

Agriculture and Energy – Exploring China’s Strategic Vulnerabilities

We embrace the agricultural and energy sectors through a lens of China’s strategic vulnerabilities. As COVID-19 has exposed America’s reliance on China for PPE, China needs the US for many of its basic agricultural needs. While China fulfils its energy demands across the globe, America’s increasing influence in energy markets means that China must engage. It should be a golden age for American farmers and energy producers. How do they avoid being caught in the middle of shifting geo-political landscapes?

3PM

Chemicals / Industrial Inputs: Key Catalyst for Supply Chain Operations

Most of the policy conversations around supply chains are focused on end products of critical importance. But a crucial piece in every supply chain is chemicals and industrial inputs. Supply Chain conversations that fail to consider the entire ecosystem will struggle to produce sound policy recommendations.

These are just some of the questions we're asking: 

  • Are we ignoring that many supply chains have migrated to domestic suppliers for the Chinese middle-class?
  •  What are the logistical difficulties of shifting to neighbouring countries?
  •  Is it feasible to bring low-end manufacturing back to the United States?
  • ​Does the US workforce have the skillsets to compete in elite manufacturing?
  • ​Can we find a middle ground between innovation, economic self interest and national security?
  • ​Our rational debate will answer this and more, with the intellectual rigor of the think tank community and practical insights of business leadership.  

During The Future of the Supply Chain event, you will... 

  •   Access elite content and converse with China thought leaders on the future of the supply chain.
  •   Garner a holistic approach of key industry segments and policy debates.
  •   Gather intelligence from multiple sources to formulate impartial decisions.
  •   ​Engage with a broad and diverse network of industry and policy experts.
  • ​  Access impartial information from diverse stakeholders to rationalise the supply chain dialogue. 

SPEAKERS

Amy Lehr
CSIS

Jon Huang
EY Taiwan

Anna Ashton
US-China Business Council

John Foote
Baker McKenzie

Naomi Wilson
Information Technology Industry Council

Rosemary Coates
Reshoring Institute

Margaret Myers
The Dialogue

Ralph Ives
AdvaMed

Mara Hvistendahl
Author, The Scientist and the Spy

Jason Alexander
Principal and Industrial Products Senior Analyst, RSM

Soumaya Keynes
The Economist

Michael Ganio
Center on Medication Safety and Quality, ASHP 

Paul Triolo
Eurasia Group

Nina Xiang
Founder of China Money Network

Pin Ni
Wanxiang America

Jimmy Goodrich
Semiconductor Industry Association

Tu Le
Sino Auto Insights

Neil Thomas
Paulson Institute

Frank Dubois
American University

Ed Brzytwa
American Chemistry Council

Paul Krake
US-China Series

Craig Allen
US-China Business Council

Alexander Titus
Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute 

Hal Hodson
The Economist

Graham Webster
Stanford University Cyber Policy Center

Nate Herman
American Apparel & Footwear Association

Dr. Wendong Zhang
Iowa State University

What does the US-China Series address?

  • The lack of nuanced discourse around innovation, economic interests and political issues.
  • The difficulty of accessing in-depth, impartial intelligence.
  • The necessity for diverse, first-hand information on US-China interdependence.
  • ​The desire for up-to-date analysis on companies, the economy and policy direction.
  • ​The need for differing voices from business, academia, government and capital markets to create comprehensive strategies.
A central ethos of the US-China series is the promotion of diversity, including gender, ethnicity, and geography. With engagement from all stakeholders, we are scratching the surface of what diverse thinking can achieve.

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