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AmCham Shanghai Suzhou Center cordially invites you to our monthly general managers' network breakfast on Friday, July 13 from 8:00-9:30am at the W Suzhou (Studio 4, 3F) for the release of the 2018 China Business Report.

As one of the longest running surveys of U.S. business in China, the China Business Climate Survey is conducted by AmCham Shanghai, and jointly presented with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The annual report on the business environment in China is based on our survey of over 400 member companies operating in Shanghai and the wider Yangtze River Delta area. This event is a once-a-year opportunity to learn what industry peers think about the operating environment in China – profits, margins, investment trends, etc. The report also provides insight into companies' attitudes toward tariffs, investment reciprocity, Made in China 2025, the Belt and Road Initiative, and data secrecy laws. Distinguished panelists will interpret the data, as well as how to take advantage of trends such as urbanization and growing discretionary spending in China.

· 2018 China Business Climate Report (wait to release)

· 2017 China Business Climate Report (click to download)


Ian Driscoll, Director of Communication, AmCham Shanghai


Mark Gilbraith, Management Consulting Leader, PwC China


Aiying Wang, Vice President & General Manager, Eaton APAC ES Component Division, AmCham Shanghai Suzhou Center Chair

Thomas Ward, President, PIM China Ltd


8:00-8:30 Registration & networking

8:30-9:15 Presentation and roundtable discussion

9:15-9:30 Q&A

9:30 Program ends

About the Speaker:

Mark Gilbraith is the Management Consulting Leader for the PwC China Consulting practice and leads Consumer, Health, and TMT sectors for Consulting. He has been helping companies improve their performance over 30 years in applying experience gained across three continents and convergent industries to help his clients meet their objectives and achieve rapid growth.

Mark works across acquisitive and organic growth strategies of clients with a focus on excellence in execution. He's been involved with operating model design, post deal integration, business service alignment, sales and inventory operational planning, go to market analysis and implementation, as well as commercial due diligence and market entry feasibility.

Mark commenced his career in business service transformation. He is an American CPA, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has an eMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.


8 AM

8:30 AM

Registration & networking

8:30 AM

9:15 AM

Presentation and Round Table Discussion

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

Q & A


  • Ian DRISCOLL (Director of Communications at The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai)


    Director of Communications at The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

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  • Mark Gilbraith (Management Consulting Leader at PwC China)

    Mark Gilbraith

    Management Consulting Leader at PwC China

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  • Aiying WANG (Vice President & General Manager at Eaton (China) Investments Co., Ltd.)

    Aiying WANG

    Vice President & General Manager at Eaton (China) Investments Co., Ltd.

  • Thomas WARD (President at PIM China Ltd.)

    Thomas WARD

    President at PIM China Ltd.