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Join AmCham Shanghai for our 8th Annual Food, Agriculture & Beverage Conference, A Taste of Tomorrow: Innovation in a Changing Market on Wednesday, May 23rd from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Jing An Shangri-La Hotel (1218 Middle Yan'an Road).

In a market that is constantly evolving to meet the growing demands of its consumers, China is paving the way and redefining how traditional businesses and retailers operate. To satisfy the customer from online to offline, companies who are thriving in this competitive landscape move at a fast pace to get ahead of their competitors by continuously innovating their products, supply chain, and business model. The increasing demand and rapid growth has also led to food safety and compliance issues prompting regulators to impose changes. With consumers sensitive to food issues, companies are leveraging technology to improve traceability in the supply chain.

Hear from industry experts on what it means for the future of China's food, agriculture and beverage industry, as well as for consumers.

Conference speakers include:

  • Derek Deng, Partner, Bain & Company
  • Dr. Shell Huang, VP Asia Pacific R&D, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Jiajie Pan, Deputy General Manager, Hangzhou Wahaha Group
  • Christy Gao, CEO, Meikao Consulting
  • Xu Lin, Brand Cooperation General Manager, Meituan-Dianping
  • Scott Minoie, Founder, Vice Chairman, Element Fresh
  • Sarah Kochling, Managing Principal, Blossom Innovation
  • Leona Yanyan Liu, Head of Innovation, Cargill
  • Jie Jiang, Marketing Director, Kraft Heinz
  • Mark Tanner, Managing Director, China Skinny
  • Xulin Guo, Chief of Staff, Hema by Alibaba
  • Yue Fu, VP Corporate and Government Affairs, Mondelez
  • Eric Li, Vice President, Yiguo
  • Ryan Scott, Director, Agricultural Trade Office
  • David Ettinger, Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP
  • Susan Nie, Senior Food Safety Leader, Ecolab
  • Ashley Wang, APAC Regulatory Manager, Tate & Lyle
  • Ivan Kinsella, Head Corporate Relations & Communications, Zespri
  • Li Xin, President, Sustenture
  • Arnold Gao, Director, Deloitte
  • Xiong Chuanwu, CEO, IQC
  • Branimir Rakic, Co-founder and CTO, OriginTrail

Topics to be discussed:

  • Winning the Market
  • Rethinking How to Innovate
  • New Retail: Satisfying the Customer from Online to Offline
  • Tomorrow's Regulatory Challenges
  • Food Technology 2.0: Blockchain & Traceability
  • Views from the U.S. Consulate General's Agricultural Trade Office

Join us for a full day conference as we explore A Taste of Tomorrow in China.

AmCham Shanghai is also launching its inaugural Food, Agriculture & Beverage (FAB) Awards at the conference. FAB Awards aims to recognize innovation in food technology and the successful implementation of new business concepts, as well as industry pioneers who are leading the way in making a positive impact in a changing market. More details here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Food and Beverage Industry Professionals
  • Executives From Multinational Companies
  • Agricultural and Life Sciences Companies
  • Supply Chain Companies
  • Technology and Innovation Companies
  • Food and Beverage Industry Service Providers
  • Food and Beverage Retailers and Distributors
  • Restaurant Owners and Delivery Firms
  • Fraud and Risk Management Agencies
  • Food and Beverage Processing Companies
  • Food and Beverages Suppliers
  • Marketing and E-Commerce Professionals
  • Senior Government Officials
  • Government Regulators

This conference is organized with the support of AmCham Shanghai's Food, Agriculture & Beverage Committee. The committee facilitates sharing of best practices across the farm-to-fork supply chain. The Committee aims to be an information resource, a networking forum and a government engagement platform for key industry issues. The Committee helps members increase food safety awareness among the general public and lead the implementation of industry best practices. The Committee also engages regulatory bodies to advocate member interests while assisting members with regulatory compliance.

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NOTE: Invoice/Fapiao will be mailed to attendees within 5 working days after the event.


Jing An Shangri-La Hotel (Magnolia Ballroom, 3/F Event Centre)
Yan'an Middle Road 1218
Shanghai, China

Please enter through the Chang De Road entrance for easy access to the Event Centre. Please check the map below for your reference.

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