I am honored to be returning as a speaker for the second year to the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit.
2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit
DATES: Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
I will be speaking from 11:00-12:30 on day 2 on Panel 4: Opportunities for the Technologies of Big Data and the Industrial Internet to Smart Manufacturing.
To REGISTER for the conference, please contact Jun Wei , Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manufacturing is a critical sector for a country’s economic development and job creation. China is seeking to transform from a large manufacturing economy to a more innovative, more highly value-added one. The key to making that transition is smart manufacturing, which can also be described as Internet of Things (IoT). It connects each link of the value chain through innovative and productive approaches. How can the United States and American companies benefit by participating in China’s process of manufacturing transformation? What are the opportunities and challenges?
To explore trade and investment opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing by bringing together government officials, policy-makers, project managers, investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to pursue strategic US-China investment and trade partnerships in smart manufacturing.
After organizing a highly successful 2015 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in October 2015, the US-China Foundation for Exchange & Development (USCFED) committed to repeating that success in 2016. This year, USCFED is organizing together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) and the Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic & Management (RIMIEM) in China to organize the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit. It will bring together about 50 private investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the field of smart manufacturing from China to meet their public and private sector counterparts in the United States. It will provide a unique opportunity for our business communities to engage each other in a series of panels and networking sessions covering major issues and challenges related to pursuing US-China investment and trade opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing, including specific projects. News organizations from the U.S. and China will participate in the forum, in addition to covering it.
The complex inter-relationships between the various smart manufacturing topics will be explored in cross-cutting sessions that provide an opportunity for interactive discussion among panel members and participants. The sessions will include short presentations by each of the panelists followed by a moderated discussion among the panelists and a Q&A session with the audience.
Topics covered will include, but are not limited to the following panel discussions:
- Understanding Intellectual Property Protection and Branding in Smart Manufacturing
- Opportunities for Big Data and the Industrial Internet in Smart Manufacturing
- Smart Manufacturing: Supply Chains
- Smart Manufacturing in the Auto Industry
- Smart Manufacturing and the Environment
- Smart Manufacturing and Smart Cities
- US-China Cooperation on Smart Manufacturing and Clean Energy
- The Commercialization of the Technology of Smart Manufacturing
- Smart Manufacturing and Capital Markets
- 50 investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from China
- Dozens of U.S. investment projects in the field of smart manufacturing
- Project/investor networking and matchmaking meetings
- Networking opportunities with government officials and industry groups
SPEAKERS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair (Confirmed)
Dr. Yongliang Zhou, Director, Center of China Made 2025, Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic Management (Confirmed)
Jianchen Pan, Excutive Director and Chairman, Shanghai Zhidian Investment Management Ltd.
Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company
The Honorable Judge Randel Rader, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Confirmed)
Pamela Passman, Former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft (Confirmed)
Dr. Feng Li, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Confirmed)
Laura Taylor Kate, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Edward Luce, Washington Columnist, Financial Times (Invited)
Vinai K. Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Invited)
Robert Rogowski, Former Chief Economist of International Trade Commission (Confirmed)
Jenny Hou, General Partner, SunEnergi Capital, LLC
Jim Hurd, CEO, GreenScience Exchange (Confirmed)
Representative from GE Water
SPEAKERS – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair
Li Bin, Former Deputy Director, Division of International Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
The Honorable John McAdams, Former U.S. Export-Import Bank Vice Chairman & COO
The Honorable Robert Gee, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (Invited)
The Honorable Patrick Mulloy, Commissioner USCC (former), Assistant Secretary for Market Access & Compliance, ITA, Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company
Travis Mason, Chief of Staff, Google (x) Engineering
Dr. Peter Aiken, Founding Director, Data Blueprint (Confirmed)
Kevin Jiang, Director of Marketing, SeniorMechanic Engineering, Gallop Engineering Company
Yanbo Qiao, Founding Partner, Shanghai Junai Science and Technology, Ltd. Company
Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, Founder and Water 2.0 Conference Chair (Confirmed)
Dr. Alfred Liu, City Planning Advisor to the City of Washington, DC
Sheldon Xie, Vice President, Hierstar Corp, Suzhou, China (Confirmed)
Jun Wei, Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development
Professor David Pan, IEEE Fellow, Engineering Foundation Professor, The University of Texas at Austin (Confirmed)
Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in Washington DC.