Made in China 2025 and The Future of Manufacturing and Sourcing - Hosted by Supply Chain Committee

Dr Neale O'Connor FCPA (Aust), Managing Director, Ricebox, Hong Kong

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 30, 2016

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

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Made in China 2025" is an initiative to comprehensively upgrade Chinese industry. The initiative draws intelligent manufacturing, i.e., applying the tools of information technology to production. Its guiding principles are to have manufacturing be innovation-driven, emphasize quality over quantity, achieve green development, optimize the structure of Chinese industry, and nurture human talent.

Following a brief overview of the Made in China 2025 plan, we will look at the current state of manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta and assess the opportunities/ implications for MNCs and what role Hong Kong can play in its transition.

Professor O′Connor will integrate his experience in the field based on 1000 interviews with Chinese manufacturers with recent data gained from over 15 factory visits in the region during the past three months.

About the Speaker

Dr Neale O'Connor FCPA (Aust)
Managing Director
Ricebox, Hong Kong

Dr Neale O'Connor is Managing Director and Founder of Ricebox ( a China risk management consulting company based in Hong Kong.

His speaking engagements and executive programs are in demand from international and mainland China managers. Neale has spent 18 years in Hong Kong where he researched the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification, and trust. His 'China 1000' project is the largest ever survey of operational risk issues for foreign buyers and Chinese suppliers. He has worked in the Petroleum and Insurance industries as well as an Accountant.

He is a Cofounder of China Sourcing Academy ( a complete training system for professional buyers seeking to source from China and is the founder of the China Supplier 1000 Project ( that focuses on helping suppliers to develop their international business. He is the author of The China Casebook on Operational Risk, and The Management Control of MNCs in China. Neale has developed corporate business cases for a number of large multinational companies including HTC, PQI, Philips, Delphi, and Alpharma. His cases are used extensively around the world, with over 8,000 purchases to date. Based on publications, citations and research grants, he is one of the leading management accounting researchers in Asia. He is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Hong Kong Baptist University and is also a member of the CIMA Research Board of Directors (U.K.) and a Corporate Social Responsibility judge for the HKMA Financial Reporting Awards. He has previously taught at City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong and The National University of Singapore.

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