SourcingShift Conference (Shanghai)

07 Nov 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm HKT

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As labor costs in China continue to rise, brands and retailers are increasingly looking to diversify their suppliers base to other sourcing locations in Asia, creating ever more complex and risky supply chains.

SourcingShift is GSCC's leading global sourcing event where procurement and sourcing professionals can hear the latest best practices and innovative strategies from top executives and network with dozens of their peers.

This event will be packed with the latest practices, cost-cutting strategies, innovative processes and ideas, and risk-mitigation approaches for your "beyond China" global sourcing efforts in Asia.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

Daniel Krassenstein
Global Supply Chain 
Director
Procon Pacific

Clotilde Pallier 
Consultant and Project Manager
Responsabilitas

Joe Awad 
General Manager China
Kepler Consulting

John Liu
Founder and Managing
Partner
Highlink Partners

Saillin Lu
Procurement Manager
Eaton

Dr. Martin Lockstrom
Managing Partner
IBC

Kobus van der Wath
Founder & Group Managing Director
Axis Group / The Beijing Axis

James Instrell-Walker 
Managing Director 
Jiro Stage Australia

Why Attend this Event?

SourcingShift is GSCC's leading global sourcing event where procurement and sourcing professionals can hear the latest best practices and innovative strategies from top executives. This unique event is also designed to share new ideas for cutting costs and optimizing your global sourcing efforts in Asia.

Confirmed speakers and topics include:
- Kobus van der Wath, Founder & Group Managing Director, Axis Group / The Beijing Axis
- Category-Level Sourcing Opportunities in Asia with Dr. Martin Lockstrom, Managing Partner, IBC
- Sourcing Offices: A Shift Of Paradigm with Alexandre Garnier, Supply Chain Project Manager, Kepler Consulting
- Improving social practices as a lever to increase overall quality with Clotilde Pallier, Consultant and Project Manager, Responsabilitas
- China-India Shift:  Your "Plan B" for labor-intensive production has now been activated with Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
- Tracy McClure, National Procurement Manager, JLL
- Saillin Lu, Procurement Manager, Eaton
- and many more to be confirmed soon
 

5 Top Reasons to Attend:
> In just one day, get new case studies that will help you to develop your sourcing in Asia and get the results you want.
> Get diverse perspectives and access new experiences offered by heads of global sourcing from various sectors and industries
> Hear real-life stories of global sourcing transformation in the region, enabling you to take away ideas that apply to your team or projects.
> Meet some of the most experienced global sourcing and procurement professionals during our networking time like breakfast, lunch and networking breaks.
> Develop yourself professionally by accessing the team from the Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC), Asia’s largest supply chain professional organization.

Who Should Attend?

SourcingShift builds on GSCC's reputation as the Asia’s leading professional organization gathering a growing, diverse and dynamic community of C-level executives, featuring the biggest names in sourcing, procurement and supply management in Asia.

SourcingShift program is designed for senior executives responsible for global, international or pan-Asia sourcing with a content-rich and collaborative program.

The event will bring together CPOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Manager and Heads of:
– Procurement/Purchasing
– Strategic and Global Sourcing
– Supply Management
– Supplier Relationship Management
– Materials Management
– Supply Chain Management

In addition, SourcingShift will deliver:
> Access to over 100 senior level executives from world-class organizations actively seeking relevant benchmarking opportunities
> The most current content, as shaped by year-round interactions with sourcing professionals in China and the rest of Asia
> Interesting case studies that allow attendees valuable insight into how the latest savings and margin improvements were achieved.

SourcingShift will focus on the key topics around the changes and shifts that companies experience in their global sourcing: strategy, operations, adding value, delivering results, mitigating risks, sustainable sourcing and emerging countries.

Confirmed topics and speakers include:
- Made in China: The advantages of Sourcing in China through ethical business practices with James Instrell-Walker, Managing Director, Jiro Stage Australia
- China-India Shift:  Your "Plan B" for labor-intensive production has now been activated with Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
- Improving social practices as a lever to increase overall quality with Clotilde Pallier, Consultant and Project Manager, Responsabilitas
- Sourcing Offices: A Shift Of Paradigm with Joe Awad, General Manager, Kepler Consulting
- Implementation pitfalls and best practices with John Liu, Founder and Managing Partner, Highlink Partners
- New Technology and New Process Solution with Saillin Lu, Procurement Manager, Eaton
- Category-Level Sourcing Opportunities in Asia with Dr. Martin Lockstrom, Managing Partner, IBC
- Kobus van der Wath, Founder & Group Managing Director, Axis Group / The Beijing Axis
- and many more to be confirmed soon...

Topics to be discussed during the event inlcude:
– Global Sourcing: is China remaining the most attractive sourcing country ?
– China +1 Strategy – Where should sourcing professionals be concentrating their efforts?
– Changing trends in suppliers base and the impacts of trade agreements
– Potential of the newest sourcing alternatives e.g. Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Philippines, ect…
– Managing new factors like FX trading & volatility, time to market, risks management
– What roles global sourcing offices or IPOs play today?
– How can technology can help to optimize your sourcing operations in Asia
– How strategic is your global sourcing efforts in Asia?
– Developing first class suppliers in Asia, tips and recommendations
– How to ensure compliance and due diligence throughout suppliers in Asia
– Do sustainability efforts erode further savings we can get from suppliers?
– How to motivate your sourcing team to think beyond China and cultivate suppliers throughout Asia
– Recruitment and retention of procurement and sourcing professionals in Asia
– The Reshoring Movement – How Will It Affect China
– Comparing premier sourcing destinations in Asia to help formulate your global sourcing strategy...

Event Agenda

09:00 - Registration & Light Breakfast

09:30 - Event starts, welcome by Max Henry
- Kobus van der Wath, Founder & Group Managing Director, Axis Group / The Beijing Axis
- Made in China: The advantages of Sourcing in China through ethical business practices with James Instrell-Walker, Managing Director, Jiro Stage Australia
Panel Q&A with the speakers

10:45 - Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

11:00 - Sessions continue
- China-India Shift:  Your "Plan B" for labor-intensive production has now been activated with Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
- Implementation pitfalls and best practices with John Liu, Founder and Managing Partner, Highlink Partners
Panel Q&A with the speakers

12:30 - Lunch & Networking Time

14:00 - Panel discussion with guest speakers
- Category-Level Sourcing Opportunities in Asia with Dr. Martin Lockstrom, Managing Partner, IBC
- New Technology and New Process Solution with Saillin Lu, Procurement Manager, Eaton

15:00 - Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

15:15 - Sessions continue
- Sourcing Offices: A Shift Of Paradigm with Joe Awad, General Manager, Kepler Consulting
- Improving social practices as a lever to increase overall quality with Clotilde Pallier, Consultant and Project Manager, Responsabilitas
Panel Q&A with the speakers

17:00 - Closing remarks & End of the event

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}gscc.co

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.

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20 Oct 2017
$200.00
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20 Oct 2017
$140.00
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Individual Pass - Early Bird Rate Professional Membership
20 Oct 2017
$140.00
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Individual Pass - Regular Rate
08 Nov 2017
$300.00
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Individual Pass - Regular Rate Corporate Membership
08 Nov 2017
$210.00
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Individual Pass - Regular Rate Professional Membership
08 Nov 2017
$210.00
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Team Combo Package - Early Bird Rate
19 Oct 2017
$600.00
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Team Combo Package - Early Bird Rate Corporate Membership
19 Oct 2017
$420.00
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Team Combo Package - Early Bird Rate Professional Membership
19 Oct 2017
$420.00
Sale Ended
Team Combo Package - Regular Rate
08 Nov 2017
$900.00
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Team Combo Package - Regular Rate Corporate Membership
08 Nov 2017
$630.00
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Team Combo Package - Regular Rate Professional Membership
08 Nov 2017
$630.00
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07 Nov 2017
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