PublicAffairsAsia, in partnership with
Weber Shandwick and AmCham China, has hosted the fourth China Government Affairs
Forum in Beijing.
The full-day conference took place following China’s leadership
transition and examined the important government relations and public affairs
issues confronting multinational companies operating in mainland China.
Over 120 senior ranking public and government affairs practitioners convened in
Beijing for “China in Transition” where
speakers included Zheng Xinli, the Permanent Vice Chairman of the China Center
for International Economic Exchange.
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 offered 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 heard 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, Min Qin,
the government affairs lead with Fonterra, and Liu Ran, Vice President of
Public Policy in Greater China, at Mastercard.
Commenting Weber Shandwick’s Charles Shen said: “The Government Affairs Forum is an annual highlight on the
industry calendar, and we were honored to partner with PublicAffairsAsia
to help bring such an exceptional event to Beijing for the fourth year. China
is undergoing tremendous transformation and with the new leadership onboard the forum debated innovative ways of stakeholder engagement and issue
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.
The forum also saw the industry pay tribute to Christian Murck, the president of AmCham China, who will retire from the position at the end of June.