AmCham Shanghai's Manufacturers' Business Council kindly invites you to an event on Manufacturing 2018 – Challenges and Opportunities on Wednesday, January 24 from 08:00–09:30 at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center. Industry experts will give us an overview of the major trends in manufacturing for 2018, including an outlook on the global and Chinese economy, the pricing of raw materials, Chinese government supply chain policy and enforcement of environmental regulation.

Speakers including Pliar Dieter, Senior Partner at Solidiance, Norman Gu, General Manager of Hormel (China) and Haoding Wen, Vice President, Business Division Transmission Systems of Schaeffler Trading and will share their insights and experiences on how to keep high growth in their respective competitive industries.


8 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration and Networking
8:15 AM - 8:40 AM
Keynote Presentation Starts
8:40 AM - 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Event Ends


  • Norman GU (General Manager at Hormel (China) Investment Co., Ltd)

    Norman GU

    General Manager at Hormel (China) Investment Co., Ltd

    Norman Gu has been the General Manager of Hormel (China) Investment Co., Ltd since May 2016, responsible for Hormel’s overall China strategy, business development and daily operation.

    Norman had been engaged in sales and marketing in for his entire career and had has rich experience in the Food Service business segment. Norman joined Hormel in 2003 as a Regional Sales Manager - East China. In 2006, he was relocated to Beijing Hormel and promoted as Sales Director, then back . He returned to Shanghai Hormel as Sales Director in 2008. He became Director of the Foodservice Business Unit in 2010. In 2014, he was named as VP of Sales & Marketing China and was responsible for the entire commercial operation for the company.

    Norman holds an MBA degree from Renmin University of China.

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  • Haoding WEN (Vice President, Business Division Transmission Systems at Schaeffler Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.)

    Haoding WEN

    Vice President, Business Division Transmission Systems at Schaeffler Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

    Haoding Wen is the Vice President, Business Division Transmission Systems of Schaeffler Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. He leads the business and has holistic responsibilities for the day-to-day operations. He focuses on developing organization and programs that deliver results and efficiencies and playing plays a leading role in the definition and implementing implementation of the mid-term business development and annual P&L target. Significantly heHe significantly increased the local content in helpingwhich helped to increase China sales turn over 20 times more from 2009 to 2017.

    Prior to joining Schaeffler, Haoding served as Area Sales Manager of for LuK GmbH & Co.Ohg from 2003-2009. Previously, he was a controller at Deutsche Bank am Main and Cost Controlling of IT service for Deutsche Bank global legal entities.

    Haoding received his bachelor’s degree from Tong JiTongji University in Shanghai and a master’s degree from Technical University Karlsruhe and University Stuttgart, Germany

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  • Pilar DIETER (Senior Partner at Solidiance)

    Pilar DIETER

    Senior Partner at Solidiance

    Pilar Dieter serves as Chief Representative and Managing Partner for Solidiance, Asia’s premier strategy consulting firm leading North Asian operations from their Shanghai office. Headquartered in Singapore with offices
    in China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, U.A.E., and Vietnam, Solidiance serves Fortune 1000 Global MNCs focused in 3 specific verticals: Industrial, Technology and Healthcare.

    Pilar has served as an advisor to clients seeking process improvements and growth opportunities
    for the past 17 years. She has advised multinational companies such as BASF, Baxter, Parker
    Hannifin, Caterpillar, GE and Rockwell Automation.

    Based between California and Asia, Pilar was based in China for over 11 years, with previous postings in Kuala Lumpur, the UK and across Asia Pacific, Pilar has worked with leading MNCs in expanding their global footprint in emerging markets through both supply chain initiatives as well as market expansion programs. Frequently sought out as a market expert on China and Asian related trade matters, Pilar is a frequent panelist and speaker at emerging markets and global trade conferences and widely published in various media including the Wall Street Journal, Shanghai Business Review, Shanghai Daily, China Economic Review, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post and Supply Chain Quarterly. Following her time at Accenture Consulting, she led Professional Services and Product Strategy divisions in the Silicon Valley. Pilar graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, she holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and in 2013 served as a Governor on The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Board of Governors.

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