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21st Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference
“Managing the Uncertainties:
Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Disruptions,”


U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

May 12-13, 2022

Union League Club, Chicago, IL, USA

This in-person event is timely as the world is going through many unprecedented, unexpected shocks and disruptions started with the U.S.-China trade war and worsened during the pandemic lockdowns and recent political and military conflicts.
We are gathering a group of 20+ seasoned executives with hands-on experience to discuss how they manage the uncertainties and position their companies for the future in this premier event. Over 150+ business owners and managers will converge to share their thoughts and build friendship.

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

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Significance of this Conference

  • The supply shock started in China in February 2020, which followed by the demand shock, has created a compulsion for companies to rethink their global strategy with a rising sentiment for manufacturing sovereignty. The task of remapping the supply chain and customer base, especially for modern products that comprised of sophisticated components, could prove to be challenging.
  • While there have been rapid price increases in many commodities and products, consumers who have been empowered in the digital economy, continue to demand low prices.
  • The ongoing U.S.-China trade disputes, emerging technologies, increasing dominance of social media have changed global trade at lightning speed. The global economy will never be the same, and those who adjust will prosper.


Agenda – Preliminary and Subject to Change

  • Shocks and Disruptions in the Supply Chain: Why and How Did These Happen?
  • Trade Dispute; Logistics Deadlock; Labor Shortage: Incentives and Challenges in Developing Supply Chain Sovereignty and Managing Supplier Base
  • Strategies and Steps in Mitigating Import and Customs Restrictions: Section 301 and Beyond.
  • Complying the Current Laws and Regulations in China from Tax to Data Security
  • Products Innovation and Commercialization: Gaining Competitive Edge in U.S.-China Trade.
  • How Do U.S. SMEs Unlock the Market in China?
  • The Emerging Asia: How Can U.S. Benefit?
  • How Will Emerging Technologies Shape Future Global Trade?
  • Chinese Companies in America: Myths and Facts


Confirmed Speakers - Preliminary

  • Lou Longo, Partner, Global Services, Plante Moran (Co-Chair)
  • Weifang Zhou, President, UL, LLC (Co-Chair)
  • Eric Rock, Rock Trade Law (Co-Chair)
  • The Hon. Zhao Jian, Consul General of PRC in Chicago
  • Shane Tedjarati, Senior Advisor, Honeywell International (Tentatively Confirmed)
  • Jon Tabor, Chairman and CEO, Allied Minerals
  • Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America
  • Don Hall, CFO and EVP, Zippo
  • Mark Wetton, Lucas Wetton; ProFab (Wuhan) Tech Development Co., Ltd.
  • +15 Other Speakers

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