As China enters an important governmental transition phase, and as corporations continue to grapple with the country's fast-moving regulatory, communications and stakeholder environment, the 2012 Government Affairs Forum will examine how senior PA practitioners can develop new strategies of engagement and influence in a more uncertain market.
In China today there are many more voices, competing for the attention of decision-makers. This interactive forum will examine how to make your corporation or trade group's voice heard above and beyond the rapidly proliferating throng of influencers and stakeholders. And it will offer first-hand, practical case studies in complex areas including managing labour disputes and regulatory probes.
This full-day executive-level forum, now in its third year, is the 'must-attend' event for corporate public affairs professionals, government relations practitioners, and country management engaged in China.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Alistair Nicholas, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific.
Geoff Raby, former Australian ambassador to China, senior adviser to Kreab Gavin Anderson, executive director at Riverstone Advisory and advisor to the Queensland Investment Corporation.
David Chen, Vice President, Microsoft Greater China Region.
Ross Ma, Public Affairs Director, Dow Chemicals.
Donough Foley, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Phillips Electronics Asia Pacific.
Julie C. Lyle, Chief Marketing Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia.
Dr Patrick Wang, Vice President, Government Affairs, AmCham China and formerly Chief Representative of Nike, Inc. Beijing Representative Office.
Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council.
Kent D. Kedl, Managing Director, Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks and of co-author of The China Ready Company.
John Holden, Senior Counsellor H+K Strategies, former AmCham China chairman and past president of the National Committee on US-China Relations.
Sharon Ruwart, Director of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific for Mars Incorporated.
Qu Hong, Chief Consultant, Public Affairs and Government Relations at Weber Shandwick.
Yuan Haiying, founder and president of Yuan Associates.
Helen Yang, Senior Communications & Government Affairs Executive, China & Foreign Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Liu, Corporate Affairs Director of Mars China Petcare.
Full length, expert-led panel discussion sessions to be included this year include:
ADVANCING CHINA: New Strategies for Effective Corporate Government Affairs.
WHAT NEXT? Managing Corporate Government Relations as China Changes Leadership.
TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED APPROACH: Blending Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies.
SUCCESS STORIES: Practical Case Studies from leading MNCs in China.
BOOK TODAY for this event: which sold-out and went to waitlisting in both 2010 and 2011.
Sponsors and partners:
Once again, the event is supported by lead sponsor Weber Shandwick, lead partner Amcham China and a variety of partner groups – and will feature top-flight speakers from the corporate government relations and communications industry. This year's forum moves to The Renaissance Hotel in Beijing, offering more interactive breakout sessions examining how corporate public affairs can be integrated into broader communications and operational strategies in China.