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The Suzhou Manufacturing Summit strives to provide China manufacturing executives a mid-year benchmarking opportunity to learn manufacturing strategies and an update on critical factors affecting China’s economy as they face the business realities of China’s “New Normal” on Thursday, June 15 from 9:30-13:30.

The Summit starts with a keynote speech on how multinationals are preparing to sustain their growth in an environment of rising costs and a constant battle for talent; the following panel will dive into how multinationals are aligning their manufacturing operations to China’s Manufacturing 2025 goals on a local, regional and national level. The Summit closes with ample opportunities to network with Suzhou Municipal Government officials over a luncheon.

Keynote Speaker
  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Michael ZHANG, President Asia, Dover Corporation Regional Headquarter,
  • Closing Keynote Speaker: Blair COOK, Managing Director Asia Pacific, MTD Machinery (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,

Confirmed Panelists
  • Ted HORNBEIN, Managing Director Asia Pacific, EHC Escalator Handrail (Shanghai)
  • Anthony WILSON, Honeywell SPS Productivity Products, Senior Director ISC
  • Vincent ROBIN, Vice President, Automotive Coatings Asia-Pacific, PPG Industries
  • Keith SINRAM, General Manager, Crown Equipment (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Confirmed Moderator
  • Pilar DIETER, Senior Partner, Solidiance Enterprise Management Consulting

Purpose of the Panel
This panel aims to address the strategies and tactics foreign-invested manufacturing companies take in 2017 and 2018 (a 24 month period) to sustain the business and competitiveness in the Chinese market in transition period in response to the economic, investment environment and market’s competitiveness challenges in the manufacturing industries.
Panel Discussion: Outlook 24 months to Reposition the Business in China
Four executives with an executive role managing China operations address their company strategy to sustain their companies’ business in China.
  • Key points addressed include: Key actions/strategies the organization is focusing on in 2017 and 2018?
  1. Should limit to top 3 priorities
  • Discussion on recent company strategy and performance in the past 3 years
  1. The strategic actions of the company’s value chain, including suppliers and customers
  2. The challenges faced by the executives setting the strategy, including government policy, people issues, headquarter communication, internal capabilities
  • Company action plan to execute strategic initiatives

Sponsorship opportunities are available, click here to view the sponsorship details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jane Yang, Deputy Chief Representative, Suzhou Center
T: (+86 512) 6296-0130

For event information, please contact:
Alex Jin, Deputy Chief Representative, Suzhou Center
T: (86 512) 6296-0132

Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 will not be eligible for any refund.


Intercontinental Suzhou
288 Wang Dun Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
SuzhouJiangsu, China


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