There is just under three weeks to the 2012
PublicAffairsAsia China Government Affairs Forum which this year focuses on new
strategies for engagement as China approaches its all important transition in
As the event nears the final speakers’ list and agenda has been released by PublicAffairsAsia and is available online.
The latest confirmed speakers for the “must
attend” full-day forum are Andrew Browne, China Editor of The Wall Street
Journal Asia Edition, and Shaoyu Chen, Managing Director of the China Food and
Drug Practice, Covington and Burlington LLP.
As China enters the all-important transition year, this
forum, taking place at the Renaissance Chaoyang Hotel in Beijing on June 7, is
set to offer expert insights to navigate the new stakeholder landscape. To book
delegate places at this event visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/1cql0h.
“Advancing China: New Strategies for Engagement”
is sponsored by Weber Shandwick and supported by partners including AmCham
China, The China Britain Business Council, AmCham Shanghai, The Wall Street
Journal, Dow Jones and IMA Asia.
The event will hear from Alistair Nicholas, Executive Vice
President, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific and Geoff Raby, former Australian
ambassador to China, senior adviser to Kreab Gavin Anderson, executive director
at Riverstone Advisory and advisor to the Queensland Investment Corporation.
Among senior-level China corporate speakers are David Chen,
Vice President, Microsoft Greater China Region and Ross Ma, Public Affairs
Director, Dow Chemicals. Taking part in a government affairs master class will be
Yuan Haiying, Founder and President of Yuan Associates, Donough Foley, Vice
President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Philips Electronics Asia
Pacific and Jane Zhang, Director, Government Relations and Public Policy
Consulting Group, Burson-Marsteller China.
Examining China’s regulatory reforms will be Shaoyu Chen,
Managing Director China Food and Drug Practice, Covington and Burlington LLP,
Christian Murck, President, American Chamber of Commerce in China and
independent director of J.P. Morgan Chase (China) Ltd and Kent D. Kedl,
Managing Director, Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks and of
co-author of The China Ready Company.
As government relations and corporate communications become
more blended with other key functions in MNCs, a series of experts will examine
integration and social media. These include Wang Qun Jamieson, Senior Public
Affairs Adviser at Yum China, Amy Liu, Corporate Affairs Director of Mars China
Petcare and Sharon Ruwart, Director of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific for Mars
Among other speakers and moderators are Dr Patrick Wang,
Vice President Government Affairs, AmCham China and formerly Chief
Representative of Nike, Inc. Beijing Representative Office and Stephen
Phillips, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council.
Participants will also receive first-hand accounts of the
changing patterns of GR in China from John Holden, Senior Counsellor H+K
Strategies, Qu Hong, Chief Consultant, Public Affairs and Government Relations at
Weber Shandwick, Helen Yang, Senior Communications & Government Affairs
Executive, China & Foreign Chamber of Commerce and Adam Dunnett, Deputy
Managing Director of APCO Worldwide in Beijing.