Globalization in Transition: The Future of Trade and Value Chains (GPS Series)

29 Apr 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm CST

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Global value chains are undergoing an important structural shift and becoming much more regional. This is led largely by the rise in demand of countries like China, who are consuming much more of the goods they produce, and the expansion of their domestic supply chains. Consequently, flows of services and data are becoming increasingly important in the global economy over trade in goods. This will have a large impact on multinationals companies across a variety of sectors whose business requires them moving goods across borders.

AmCham Shanghai and the Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC) will hold a workshop on April 29 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm at the AmCham Shanghai Jing’an office. The session will begin with a presentation by McKinsey of their recent report “Globalization in Transition: The Future of Trade and Value Chains,” followed by a panel discussion where top industry executives will speak about the broad shifts they are seeing in their supply chains.

Confirmed speakers


Jeongmin Seong
Senior Fellow 
McKinsey Global Institute

Jeongmin Seong is a Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. 

Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on technology, innovation and China’s economic transition. He has co-authored several MGI reports and discussion papers. Prior to joining MGI, Jeongmin worked with companies around the world focusing on consumer facing industries including consumer electronics, retail, and automotive as an associate partner at McKinsey’s Greater China office.

Jeongmin also led McKinsey’s emerging market growth service line. Prior to joining McKinsey Shanghai office, Jeongmin worked as a product marketing manager at Dell China. Jeongmin is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he received his MBA degree.


Jessie Kan
PMO Director

8-year work experience in Supply Chain Management for both B2B & B2C function; 5-year Global Programs Management experience, PMP certified by PMI, Lean 6 Sigma Greenbelt certified by HP US. Newly initiate PMO for the group.
Familiar with B2C supply chain projects implementation, strategic cooperation with the marketplace, global infrastructure buildup, E2E supply chain solution provider, market development, strategic global terminal network construction, etc.
Professional in B2B E2E supply chain management, LSP management in shipment on-time delivery, ODM logistics operations lead in charge of 50+ suppliers. Supply chain 3rd party logistics solution provider; NPI onboarding, Labeling processing; ODM/FF KPI management, Battery certify in Non-DG letter/MSDS/UN38.3 test; etc.

Long's unique resume has made him a noted insider of the China eCommerce industry: A MIT education; in-depth technical and operational knowledge of's logistics network; first-hand experience with Chinese eCommerce companies and platforms.
Currently open to assist companies with eCommerce / omni-channel supply chain needs.

Why Attend this Event?

This workshop is designed to give next generation supply chain leaders the tools they need to mature into strategic, insightful, forward-looking executives for the new, agile marketplace which is China today.

By exploring and sharing practical experiences, this half-day conference will help you to acquire the latest knowledge and the most effective techniques to improve your supply chain capabilities in China.

Built for supply chain professionals by supply chain experts
This is the supply chain program constructed by a top level steering group of leading supply chain and logistics professionals and extensively researched for 6 months.

Independent experiences & no sales pitches
Filled with unique content and no vendor sales pitches! End users and industry experts will share the latest initiatives in transforming their supply chain and logistics operations in China and you’ll learn how to achieve the right balance between cost optimization and commercial objectives.

Unrivaled networking opportunities
A half-day event of networking breaks, and a drinks reception where you can build valuable contacts, meet like-minded peers from all sectors and discuss common issues in China.

Who Should Attend?

The delegates at the forum together comprise a unique group of the movers and shakers in supply chain, procurement and logistics in China.

– They are English-speaking executives with China, international or pan-Asia regional responsibilities
– A hybrid group of manufacturers, retailers, brand owners, consultants and logistics service providers.
– Their function profile is very diverse with CEOs, COOs, supply chain and logistics directors and managers.

Designed BY supply chain experts FOR supply chain executives, this is a workshop you can't miss! Join our community now and secure your seat today!

Speakers and topics already confirmed include:

Topics to be discussed:
- How have your supply chains shifted in recent decades? 
- Are they becoming more regional? 
- How has China’s growing consumer market changed your business strategies? 
- What long-term forecasts do you have for your industry? 
- Do you have a plan in place to accommodate these shifts?

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Registration & Networking
Globalization in Transition: The Future of Trade and Value Chains
Jeongmin Seong
How the Rise of E-Commerce Is Transforming Supply Chains in China
Jessie Kan

16:40 - 17:30
Panel: Shifting Supply Chains from the Industry Perspective
Jeongmin Seong, Jessie Kan and Long Wong

Share Your Experience & Insights - It's Easy!

If you wish to share your knowledge or experience on this topic, come forward to become a speaker or panelist at this event.

Again, you don't have to be an "expert" or a subject leader in the field to be considered as a speaker. We are looking for someone who is willing to share practical stories or the lessons your learned at your company that can ultimately stimulate a good discussion and debate.

Benefits of speaking include:
- Get a free pass and enjoy all the benefits of a paid attendee (a big $$ saving);
- Gain visibility, recognition and credibility for you & your company;
- Help foster the growth of supply chain, logistics or procurement in Asia;
- Instantly expand your professional network with peers;
- Receive immediate feedback from other professionals on your ideas, methods and plans, which can benefit you and your company!

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Presentations are only 20 minutes long (10-15 slides, half of them can be your company overview) so preparation for this event will not take too much of your time. You can also sit at a panel discussion if you don't wish to present or simply don't have time to prepare anything.

If you are interested to speak,  email us at or contact us via the contact form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many attendees will be at the event?
This varies for each event, generally from 50 to 150 depending of the theme, time of the year and the city.

How do I find details on the topics and speakers?
You can always check out the most up-to-date version of the event page. Here you can see session descriptions as well as bios and photos for the confirmed speakers and panelists.

Are all the speakers confirmed for the event?
Circumstances beyond the control of the organizer may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, we reserve the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any speaker of schedule substitutions or alterations will be updated on our event page as soon as possible.

I would like to meet some of the delegates during the event, can you arrange this?
Yes, using our site, you can connect and contact all the event attendees before and after the event. We don't arrange matchmaking meetings at our events on a systematic way, but please ask at our registration desk if you would like us to assist us.

How can I get to the venue? 
The venue details, including the full address, are listed on the event page, and you will also be notified by email about the venue when receiving your confirmation letter a few days before the event.

What should I wear during the event? 
In our efforts to make the forum more enjoyable, we invite you to dress “business casual” and tie is again not required. We hope that this casual dress code will allow participants to conduct discussions in a more comfortable environment.

Are the drinks and meal included? 
Yes, all refreshments, tea/coffee breaks are always included and depending of the format of the event, a lunch or breakfast might also be included. Check the agenda for timings and more details.

When should I pay for the event? 
Once you have completed your registration, we require full payment before the event. Payment can be done using credit cards, Stripe of Paypal. For larger groups, we provide the possibility for you to pay by bank TT transfer.

Can I substitute a delegate? 
Yes, you can substitute a delegate at no extra charge - please email us the new name, job title, email and mobile number of this new person at support{at}

Can I receive a copy of the presentations? 
As a general rule, we don't provide the presentations to any delegates and leave up to the speakers to decide if they wish to provide a copy of their presentation. Please meet them at the event and ask them directly.

What happens if the event get postponed? 
In the event that we postpone the event, you will be able to keep your registration for the next date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, you are welcome to send a substitute delegate, free of charge.

For more information on the terms and conditions of attending our events, read here.

Ticket Name Membership Type Sale Ends Price Quantity
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the all sessions with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, lunch, snacks and coffee/tea break. The presentations handouts are not included (all prices are in US$) 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the all sessions with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, lunch, snacks and coffee/tea break. The presentations handouts are not included (all prices are in US$) Corporate Membership
30 Apr 2019
Members Only
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the all sessions with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, lunch, snacks and coffee/tea break. The presentations handouts are not included (all prices are in US$) Professional Membership
30 Apr 2019
Members Only

29 Apr 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm CST

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