With 2025 and Industry 4.0 looming in the near future and the Covid-lead digitization of the economy, how should manufacturer's benchmark their current status with regard to becoming a "smart" factory?

AmCham Shanghai's Manufacturing Business Council and Technology & Innovation Committee cordially invite you to join the industry 4.0 Adoption Trends event on Wednesday, August 11th from 8:30 – 10 am at our AmCham Shanghai Office.

Industry leaders from both multinational and start-ups will give a general overview as to the level of automation or progress made towards the industry 4.0 2025 agenda. This offline event aims to help members benchmark their current status on the smart factory journey and provide insight into what the future may hold.


  • Yaowen Chen (General Manager – China at YUANDA Robotics)

    Yaowen Chen

    General Manager – China at YUANDA Robotics

    Yaowen has 7 years work experience at automation and robotics company in China and Europe as technical support engineer, product manager and sales director so that comprehensive knowledge of next generation automation.

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  • Mu Shen (VP of Engineering at Geek+)

    Mu Shen

    VP of Engineering at Geek+

    As VP of Engineering at Geek+, Mo Shen is responsible for system software that constitute the “brain” behind the Geek+ intelligent logistic products and solutions. With a global perspective and entrepreneurial mind, he has successfully led the team to deliver software releases that service the Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Geek+, he served as CTO of Beehive, a logistic solution company. Previously, he also served as Executive Director of MSCI and held various senior management positions at Oracle. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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

    Ted Hornbein

    Director of China Operations at Rea Magnet Wire

    Ted has spent over 25 years managing China operations in various manufacturing industries including die casting, injection molding and compression molding in construction, electronics and telecommunications markets.

    Ted's companies have accelerated their business growth by tapping his knowledge in the governmental regulatory requirements, unique business culture, and manufacturing supplier sourcing market within Asia Pacific and China. Ted is a current member and 3-time elected Board of Governor of AmCham Shanghai; and former Vice Chairman of the Manufacturing Business Council of AmCham Shanghai.

    Ted is a Mandarin speaker and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

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  • Erik Walenza-Slabe (Moderator) (CEO of IoT ONE Inc.)

    Erik Walenza-Slabe (Moderator)

    CEO of IoT ONE Inc.

    Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE Inc., the Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Smart Factory Task Group (SFTG), and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. IoT ONE is a leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things vendors and solutions. Companies work with IoT ONE to develop their customer bases, partner ecosystems, and innovation strategies. As Chair of the IIC SFTG, Erik works with IIC members to reduce the risk for early adopters of Industrial IoT technologies in manufacturing. Through Startup Grind Erik supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem.

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Door Price RMB 300
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Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

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