Trade Wars & Supply Chains

20 Nov 2018
1:00pm - 5:30pm CST

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Event Details

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The escalating trade war between the United States and China, in which President Trump last month introduced tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, has spawned a boom in “creative” workarounds used by manufacturers, retailers and brand owners in China.

Among the tactics currently being deployed are so-called transshipments of Chinese products to places like Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Sri Lanka to be relabeled with a new country of origin and then exported to the United States. Likewise, shipments from the United States bound for China have already been reported being rerouted through Canada and Vietnam to avoid the tariffs.

This exclusive forum will delve into the implications of the escalating trade war on supply chain, logistics, sourcing and manufacturing operations in China.

Speakers and panelists include:

Michael Seitz
Partner, China Procurement
Advisory Practice Lead
KPMG China

Daniel Krassenstein
Director, Asia Operations
Procon Pacific

Shawn Luo
Senior Advisor
Tax & Business Advisory Services Indirect Tax

Alex Qian
Director, Worldtrade
Management Services


More speakers coming soon

Why Attend this Event?

Don't blame Trump. Independent of his new tariffs, weakening of the WTO, regional isolation, Brexit and other trade rule changes have been percolating for two years.

Attend this forum as the speakers take a fact-based walk through of the impact scenarios of minor or major trade wars in China.

Who Should Attend?

This event is designed for Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads and Senior Managers from all sectors and industries involved in:
- Operations
- Supply Chain
- Logistics & Transportation
- Trade Compliance & Customs
- Sourcing & Procurement

Confirmed topics include:
-  Tariff Mitigation: Best Practice Sharing with KPMG by Michael Seitz, Partner, China Procurement Advisory Practice Lead, KPMG
-  Discussion on Trade Tariffs: How Should your Supply Chain Plan for Change? by Shawn Luo, Senior Advisor, Tax & Business Advisory Services Indirect Tax, Deloitte
-  Practical Ways to Mitigate the Additional Duty Impact by Alex Qian, Director, Worldtrade Management Services, PwC
- Supply Chain Shift Redux by Daniel Krassenstein, Director, Asia Operations, Procon Pacific
- more topics to be confirmed soon...

Other topics to be discussed include:
- What impact will the new tariffs have on the way companies are sourcing and manufacturing in China
- Trade war impact on vulnerable and already weak local suppliers in China
- Impact on spend management and supplier negotiations, legal implications?
- Customs, shipping and border delays caused by those new regulations
- Which strategies shall companies sourcing in China take to mitigate risks
- The role of regional mapping in circumventing trade tariffs: sourcing/manufacturing shift to other countries in Asia?

Proposed Event Agenda

The final agenda will be published one week prior to the event date, so stay tuned!

13:00 - Registration

13:30 - Event starts, welcome by Max Henry
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Short Abstract
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Panel Q&A with all the previous speakers

15:00- Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

15:15 - Sessions continue
> Session Title by Speaker (to be decided)
Short Abstract
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Panel Q&A with all the three previous speakers

17:30 - 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}

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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22 Nov 2018
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22 Nov 2018
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20 Nov 2018
1:00pm - 5:30pm CST

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  • Gemma, 2F, 20 Donghu Road (corner of Huaihai Middle Road), Shanghai

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