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This event is for General Manager/Chief Representative ONLY and invitation cannot be transferred to other employees. Confirmation of attendance is subject to AmCham staff’s approval.

AmCham Shanghai Suzhou Center invites you to participate in our general managers network breakfast on Tuesday, March 13 from 7:30-9:00am at the Hyatt Regency Suzhou. T.T. Chen, Co-Chair of AmCham Shanghai Manufacturing Business Council will join Cameron Johnson and Sven Otten, general manager from Sigmatex Asia and Strama-MPS Machinery Taicang respectively to share and facilitate the discussion on driving profitability with below key points.

Sven will talk about how to turnaround a directionless special machinery company into a disciplined, growing and profitable business by:
  • Develop and motivate a successful multifunctional team
  • Develop business, sales, marketing and service strategy and implement
  • Reconditioned the factory based on lean principles to deliver quality products

Cameron will talk about how Sigmatex continue to outgrow the market by:
  • Selling more specialty high margin products
  • Improve supply chain efficiencies: import/export efficiency, negotiation with suppliers to lower raw material costs, co-projects with suppliers and streamlining production
  • Opportunities and challenges for Sigmatex in 2018 and beyond

  • Cameron Johnson, general manager, Sigmatex Asia
  • Sven Otten, general manager, Strama-MPS Machinery Taicang

  • T.T. Chen, Operating Partner, Taplow Consulting,Co-Chair of Manufacturing Business Council, AmCham Shanghai

7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 Presentation 1
8:25 Presentation 2
8:50 Q&A Session
9:00 Event Concludes


7:30 AM

30 mins

Registration & Breakfast

8 AM

25 mins

Presentation 1

8:25 AM

25 mins

Presentation 2

8:50 AM

9 AM

Q&A Session


  • CJ

    Cameron Johnson

    General Manager at Sigmatex Asia

  • SO

    Sven Otten

    General Manager at Strama-MPS Machinery Taicang