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On March 22, AmCham's Manufacturers' Business Council and Supply Chain Committee will host a joint 2023 China Manufacturing and Supply Chain Outlook. We'll begin with an overview of the key trends and challenges facing the manufacturing and supply chain sectors in China in the upcoming year. Following the presentations, the chairs of the committees will host panel discussions with key industry experts to take a deep dive into the sectors, focusing on both export-oriented and domestic-focused manufacturing.

We hope you'll join us for a comprehensive look at the factors affecting business and for practical sharing on how to maintain growth in an ever-changing market with huge geopolitical uncertainties.

Topics to be discussed:

1. Has headquarters changed their expectations or support for their China business? What are some examples of how to gain more support from headquarters?

2. What are the major challenges and opportunities for your business in 2023?

3. With China opening up, has your business showed signs of improvement?

4. As local governments have focused on fighting Covid for the past three years, since the end of zero-Covid, have you seen any changes in their approach to businesses?

5. Recent media reports show a large number of Chinese companies starting offshore production. Have any of your customers been doing so? Are you able to support these customers better than local competitors can?


10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Opening Remarks

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM 2023 China Economic and Business Forecast

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Panel 1: Manufacturing Panel

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Panel 2: Supply Chain Realities Panel

12:00 PM Event ends


  • Raymond Tsang (Senior Partner at Bain & Company)

    Raymond Tsang

    Senior Partner at Bain & Company

    Raymond Tsang is a senior partner in Bain & Company’s Shanghai office. He is head of the firm’s Performance Improvement practice in Asia Pacific.

    With more than 20 years’ of consulting experience, Mr. Tsang has worked almost exclusively in Greater China for more than 10 years, with deep knowledge and insights of the local market. He has served clients in a wide range of industries with a focus on industrial products, automotive, technology and logistics industries. His work includes growth strategy development, M&A and performance improvement work such as supply chain management and cost reduction.

    Mr. Tsang is also a frequent speaker at high profile forum, such as the China CEO Forum and the CEIBS Auto Forum. His perspectives on China’s automotive sector have appeared in a variety of top news outlets.

    Mr. Tsang graduated from Stanford University with a Master degree in Technology Management. He also has a Master degree in Robotics and Automated Manufacturing from the University of Toronto.

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  • Thomas Opielowski (Executive VP, Asia at Custom Molded Products LLC)

    Thomas Opielowski

    Executive VP, Asia at Custom Molded Products LLC

    Thomas Opielowski has over 30 years’ experience managing multinational companies in the medical, automotive, electronics and industrial industries. He has demonstrated success developing great cultures, high performance operations, expanding customer base, growing customer loyalty, and improving earnings.
    Tom is currently the Executive V.P. of Asia operations for Custom Molded Products since June of 2017 and currently residing in Shanghai China. Since taking over the operations Tom has transformed the plant and its culture into an extremely efficient Lean organization. Contributing millions of dollars’ worth of cost savings to CMP while more than doubling the operational output, establishing a sound engineering/quality, and tooling operation and exceeding all operational metrics. Currently the Shanghai operation has 600 people, over 120 machines (73 Internally/50 subcontractors) full product assembly capabilities utilizing Lean Manufacturing principle’s, Design, Engineering and Tool Building along with ISO 9001, 1400,UL,NSF CSA, ETL certifications.

    During Toms time in Manufacturing he has lived in four countries, (US, Mexico, China, and Singapore) and has been responsible for Global Operations & Supply Chains and has traveled extensively throughout the world. He has a good sense of spotting potential talent and then developing that talent into a cohesive high-performance team. Tom has a strong belief in developing good systems and processes and demanding adherence to them to avoid the holes created when people transition to a new job. Tom has been an integral part of the executive management team since the early 1990’s and directly involved with several Private Equity transactions over that time. Tom possesses a deep understanding and knowledge based on experience of what it takes to create, run, and grow a successful company.

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  • Xiangwei Gong (Asia President at Aptar Group)

    Xiangwei Gong

    Asia President at Aptar Group

    Xiangwei is Asia President and an Executive Committee member of AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR). She also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Oterra - a world leader of natural food colors.

    Named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” by Newsweek in the past three consecutive years, Aptar is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing and packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, beauty, home care, food, and beverage markets. Aptar is a Catalyst CEO Champions For Change company, and is included in the SPDR® SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE), which invests in US large-capitalization companies that rank among the highest in their sector in terms of gender diversity within senior leadership positions.

    Xiangwei grew up in Hunan, China, and lived and worked extensively in numerous world locations with a rich career of 25+ years spanning Beauty, Personal Care, Nutrition and Pharma industries and different functions in Asia, Europe and America (11 years).

    With a track record of successfully creating and growing large B2B and B2C global businesses, Xiangwei is recognized as a passionate and dynamic leader, who prides herself in her ability to think and act cross-culturally and to find win-win solutions in even the most difficult situations.

    Xiangwei has been working and living in Shanghai for the past 11 years and has been playing an instrumental role in building new businesses by creating a vision, building cultural bridges, and developing teams.

    Xiangwei received her Bachelor of Economics from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, and her EMBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

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  • Andrew Fox (President, APAC at Ingevity)

    Andrew Fox

    President, APAC at Ingevity

    Andrew Fox has served as President, APAC for Ingevity since January 2021.

    Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and technical management of manufacturing businesses.
    Before taking on this regional leadership role for Ingevity, Andrew managed commercial and technical expansion of businesses providing specialty materials for oilfield services and pavement maintenance and construction firms.

    Andrew has been part of leading multiple firms and functions through dynamic market changes and this continues with his current efforts for Ingevity in APAC.

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  • Tamer Gunes (Director, Supply Chains, 3M Greater China Area of 3M China, Ltd.)

    Tamer Gunes

    Director, Supply Chains, 3M Greater China Area of 3M China, Ltd.

    Tamer Gunes is currently Greater China Area Supply Chain Director at 3M.

    Tamer is experienced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leader with broad expertise across Planning, Logistics, Plant Operations, Area SC Management, Lean Value Stream, Business Transformation and ERP Deployment over his 22 years career in both 3M and Unilever.

    Tamer held various leadership roles in Turkiye, Switzerland and China including last 12 years in 3M.

    Tamer holds BA in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University.

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  • Jude Barbin (Operations at Intralox Conveyor Belts (Shanghai), Ltd.)

    Jude Barbin

    Operations at Intralox Conveyor Belts (Shanghai), Ltd.

  • Ted Hornbein (Director of China Operations at Rea Magnet Wire)

    Ted Hornbein

    Director of China Operations at Rea Magnet Wire

    Ted Hornbein is the Director of China Operations for Rea Magnet Wire’s four joint-venture factories in the PRC.

    Ted has spent over 25 years working in China for a variety of industrial companies including diecasting, EMI shielding, electronic connectors, and plastic fasteners. He has a wealth of
    experience in starting and running China manufacturing facilities as well as integrating these facilities into a company’s global sales and supply chain.

    Ted speaks fluent Mandarin and can offer perspectives on China management from either an entrepreneurial or multinational viewpoint. Ted holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago
    and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from George Washington University.

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  • Yermolai Solzhenitsyn (Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company)

    Yermolai Solzhenitsyn

    Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

    Since 1998 with McKinsey & Company, Yermolai has covered the materials, energy, infrastructure, and transportation industries. Within the latter, he has engaged with railways and cargo airlines on strategy, commercial excellence, and operations, and with energy and materials players on supply chain and planning systems. Having worked for many years in Russia, the CIS, the Middle East, and Africa, Yermolai relocated to Shanghai in 2022.
    Before joining McKinsey, he spent several years working in China, and later served as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Princeton University.

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  • Jarrod Ward (Chief Business Development Officer for East Asia at Yusen Logistics)

    Jarrod Ward

    Chief Business Development Officer for East Asia at Yusen Logistics

    An experienced industry professional with over 22 years working in the logistics and supply chain solution industry. Jarrod is currently the Chief Business Development Officer for East Asia at Yusen Logistics, a member of the NYK Group. He is also responsible for their Supply Chain Solutions division in East Asia.

    Jarrod has held senior leadership positions in Japan, Singapore, and the USA, including over 16 years at NYK Line container division.

    Jarrod received his MBA in Supply Chain Logistics from Rutgers University in 2007.

    Jarrod graduated from Washington & Jefferson college, and has his roots in western Pennsylvania.

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