Government Affairs industry set to chart changes in China

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PublicAffairsAsia, in partnership with Weber Shandwick and AmCham China, is set to host the fourth China Government Affairs Forum in Beijing on Thursday, June 6.

The full-day conference takes place following China’s leadership transition and will examine the important government relations and public affairs issues confronting multinational companies operating in mainland China.

Speakers at “China in Transition: The 2013 China Government Affairs Forum” include Zheng Xinli, the Permanent Vice Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchange, and a wide range of experts from the government relations industry in China.

Commenting on the conference, Craig Hoy, Executive Director of PublicAffairsAsia, said: “As China experiences a once in a decade transfer of power to its new leadership, The 2013 Government Affairs Forum is set to offer cutting edge insight and strategy for corporate government relations practitioners and country managers. In its fourth year it is now a must-attend event for any organisation which interfaces with the policy process in China.”

Delegates will hear from over 25 speakers including Charles Shen, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick, Jonathan Dong, Head of Corporate Affairs at Nestlé China and Chris Millward, Global Communications Director (MIDH) at Lenovo.

Other top level participants include Daniel Brindle, Senior Director, International Public Affairs & Policy (Asia) at Pfizer, Adam Dunnett, Secretary General of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Liu Ran, Vice President of Public Policy in Greater China, at Mastercard.

In this the year of change in China’s government, topics for discussion include:

• The new leadership and the new direction.

• Mapping the power-players and decision-makers.

• Aligning business planning with policy priorities.

• Building and sustaining governmental relationships

• Managing regulatory and governmental issues and crises.

The event is held in partnership with lead sponsor Weber Shandwick, lead partner AmCham China and is supported by AmCham Shanghai, The China Britain Business Council, IMA Asia, The European Chamber of Commerce in China, The Confederation of British Industry and Pharma China.

Delegate places are on sale at the partner rate of US$1,200 and the full delegate rate of US$1,600 and can be booked online.

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