Oct 17, 2014

Leadership Series: Strategic Sourcing Forum


Presented by:  The ABC Group
Location:  Venue SIX10   (610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL)
Time: 12:00pm - 4:40pm, followed by reception


The Strategic Sourcing Forum will focus squarely on the challenges facing SME importers from China. As we enter a new era where double-digit price reductions stemming from labor arbitrage are harder to find, SME’s must now aim at becoming more effective and efficient at managing Chinese suppliers if they are to avoid margin compression. The Strategic Sourcing Forum will bring together business leaders, academics, and policy makers to discuss and better understand how to approach and answer the question, “How can I become more profitable in China?”

To frame this question, attendees will engage in a range of presentations, including an economic overview of China’s economy and what it means to US businesses, a procedural examination of how to best manage Chinese suppliers, and relevant case studies from key businesses in the region. It is our hope that attendees will gain valuable insight into the tools and processes needed to effectively manage Chinese suppliers and actionable knowledge to guide their future strategic planning.

Who Should Attend?

  • Presidents, VPs and business owners
  • General Managers and sales leadership
  • Trade association leadership
  • State and Federal policy makers
  • Academics
  • Legal professionals focused on international trade

Why Attend?

Join senior business professionals to discuss the challenges facing SME’s looking to export to China and how to overcome those obstacles.

Participate in genuine debate, based on actionable knowledge, to help guide your decision making process. There will be interactive panel discussions, presentations and case-studies that draw on the views of peers,  and board leaders.

Gain insight from the only event that is not afraid to offer a broad perspective while covering pertinent issues facing exporters to China.

Meet other forward looking business, political, and academic minds who are on top of their respective industries.

Learn more and register by 8/31 for the early registration fee.

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