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AmCham Shanghai's Tech & Innovation Committee, Manufacturing Business Council, and Smart Factory Kunshan are excited to cohost a half-day forum and site visit centered around smart factory development. Industry experts and business leaders will convene at the event to discuss how smart manufacturing has enhanced their businesses and how to navigate the current technological landscape. Manufacturers will share real-world success stories highlighting the implementation of automation to drive business outcomes and set the trajectory for future manufacturing excellence. And technology providers will share insight into the next generation of technologies that are coming to market, and best practices for successful adoption.

This event will take place at the German Industrial Park (No, 692 Depu Road, Kunshan 德浦路692号) on October 12, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

*Bus transportation between Shanghai and Kunshan will be provided.


13:00: Departure for Kunshan at the main entrance of Infinitus Tower, No. 168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

14:30: Smart factory tours

15:15: Introductions & Opening remarks

15:30: Session #1 "The next generation of automation technology"

16:40: Networking break

17:00: Session #2 "Making automation work for your business"

18:10: Closing remark

18:15: Networking BBQ on factory roof

20:00: Return to Shanghai

21:00: Arrival at AmCham Shanghai Office


Erik Walenza, CEO, IoT ONE (moderator)

IoT ONE is a digital transformation consultancy dedicated to helping companies grow in Asia by reinventing their products, services, and business models for the digital age. Erik is the CEO of IoT ONE and the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce. He has worked in China for 12 years where he is an active member of the Chinese business and innovation ecosystem.

Vivienne Xiang, China General Manager, Xometry

Xometry is a leading AI-enabled marketplace for on-demand manufacturing. With its proprietary technology, Xometry creates a marketplace that enables designers and engineers to rapidly source high-quality on-demand manufactured parts and assemblies. Vivienne has over 20 years of experience working for both large multinational tech corporations and cutting-edge startups. Vivienne specializes in driving digital transformation by leveraging the power of IT technologies to create new business growth and opportunities for traditional industries.

Ian Shih, President of Greater China, Rockwell

Rockwell Automation connects the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more intelligent, more connected and more productive.

Ian leads Rockwell Automation's greater China business with P&L responsibilities over a team of more than 2,000 employees. He has helped Rockwell establish an industry leadership position in smart manufacturing by developing technology to improve efficiency and support sustainability.

Julie Wang, Director of Marketing for Digital Experience & Sustainability, Emerson

Emerson is a leading global technology, software, and engineering company providing innovative solutions that make the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable for customers in industrial and commercial markets. Julie has 18 years of professional experience in strategic planning, new industry penetration and people management across diverse industries. At Emerson, she develops China's sustainability and digitalization strategic priorities, identifies business growth opportunities, and manages the sustainability and digitalization ecosystem of local authorities, research institutes and industry associations.

Ping Yi, Partner, Bain & Company (moderator)

Ping Yi is a partner in Bain & Company's Advanced Manufacturing & Services and Performance Improvement practices, based in Shanghai.

A core member of our Greater China Automotive and industrial goods teams, Ping holds notably polished expertise in EV strategy, mobility, channel management and efficiency improvement. Her recent sector work has focused on the passenger car and light truck OEM sphere, as well as construction machinery and machine tools. More broadly, her two-decade consulting record has involved:

· Developing the channel strategy for a leading Chinese OEM;

· Designing and implementing the neighborhood electric vehicle and mobility service for a newly established private OEM; and various projects encompassing innovation, cost-cutting, strategy, organization, talent for leading original equipment suppliers and Industry 4.0.

Prior to joining us, Ping worked for two other premier global consulting firms.

She holds an EMBA from CEIBS and a Master of Engineering from Tongji University.

David Yang, Intelligent Manufacturing Director, OECHSLER

Founded in 1864, OECHSLER is a leading polymer technology company supplying customers worldwide in the automotive, sporting goods, healthcare, and innovative technology sectors. David has worked at OECHSLER for 12 years, where has led the company's initiatives to digitalize and automate their injection molding, assembly, and 3D printing systems. Their Kunshan factory deploys highly practical smart, connected solutions across every stage of the production process.

Sam Xia, Group COO and Executive Director of the Board, Goodbaby International

Goodbaby International is China's leading durable juvenile products company with 13,000 employees worldwide, 9 R&D centers, and operations in 11 countries. The group's core competencies are iconic design, innovative technology, and superior safety features. Sam is responsible for global supply chain strategy and execution, including production, procurement and logistics. He has led optimization of core business processes, sustainability production, and improvement of competitiveness across quality, cost, innovation and digital transformations.


A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket

Definition of a Member: You are personally registered as a member and hold a membership card.

Member Price RMB 200
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower, No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District.

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Bing Chen

Contact Organizer

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