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  • 10 May 2018 08:00 | Olivier Cotard (Administrator)

    AmCham Shanghai and the Asia Transformation & Turnaround Association (ATTA) held their first joint Transformation Conference, "Transform or Be Disrupted" on May 10, 2018 in Shanghai. MNC executives from corporations such as Honeywell, 3M, L’Oreal, and transformational consultants from different industries shared their insights and experiences in transforming their or their clients' businesses through operations execution, innovation, and identifying alternatives to traditional business models.

    The conference keynote was given by Edward Tse, Chairman and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company. Tse discussed that with the rise of technology, the China market for all industries has been disrupted; new, unique, and unprecedented companies and business models have also emerged.


    The first panel discussion featured Caroline Pan of Honeywell, Annabelle Vultee of EF English Center, T.T. Chen of Taplow Group and Herbert Yuen of MSA Safety Equipment CO., LTD. They discussed the characteristics of a successful business model in China, as well as how their companies adapted to momentous changes over time.


    The second panel consisted of George Geh of Alix Partners, Tobias Monden of Staufen, Jay Cheng of Johnson Controls Asia Pacific, and James Greener of ATTA. The panelists discussed the various ways to achieve operations excellence, how to improve efficiency, and identified the keys to management for Industry 4.0 (the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies).


    The final panel included Arthur Fong of 3M China, Stephane Wilmet of L'Oreal China, Sarah Kochling of Blosson, Clair Chen of Clobotics and Nishtha Mehta of Collab Central Consulting Inc. Different aspects of innovation in the workplace were discussed.

    Notes: A first version of this article was published on the AmCham Shanghai website here. For a detailed agenda of the conference, see the relevant entry in the "Conference" section of tha ATTA website.

  • 14 May 2015 11:49 | Anonymous

    Seventeen ATTA members and their invitees met at Pistolera in Shanghai on May 14 to discuss what lies ahead in the coming years for agents of Transformation & Turnaround, such as ourselves, in China.

    This lively discussion session over Mexican buffet and frozen Margaritas was the first of a two-part discussion,  focusing on new trends being observed in China.  The discussions were facilitated by Yifei Zhang, Account Manager, Control Risks and ATTA Director Steve Hardacre, Managing Director, Game Changing Healthcare.

    Unfortunately, we realized that none of us has a crystal ball or very much certainty on how things will actually play out in the coming three years concerning the following key questions:

    -Is ongoing and continuous company restructuring the "new norm" in China? 

    -Will we continue to see double-digit compensation and benefits annual growth for employees and staff despite the economic slowdown in China, and is that really sustainable? 

    -Will there continuously be tense labor relationships with associated more frequent breakout violence throughout China as was seen in 2014? 

    We will continue the discussion highlighted above at our June session, with an added new discussion about what we as members of ATTA can and should do about the current and coming period of greater unpredictability in China.

  • 20 May 2014 08:04 | Anonymous
    On 20 May, 2014, members and friends of the ATTA Shanghai Chapter gathered at the offices of Simmons & Simmons in Shanghai to hear Steve Hardacre, Managing Director, and Jeff Powell, Senior Consultant, of Game Changing Healthcare present on "Healthcare Compliance: Moving from Crisis to Game Changing".

    The presentation provided some highly thought-provoking ideas on the development of the healthcare compliance sector which generated a lively discussion session.

    We are grateful for the ongoing support of Simmons & Simmons.
  • 27 March 2014 14:08 | Anonymous
    A Networking Breakfast was held at the offices of Simmons & Simmons on 27th March 2014 where the Shanghai Chapter welcomed Dr Frank Nikolaus.  Dr Nikolaus is founder and honorary president of the German Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.  He shared his views on the state of the transformation and turnaround market in Germany and Europe.
  • 27 February 2014 14:02 | Anonymous
    On 27th February 2014, the Shanghai Chapter hosted a networking breakfast at the offices of EIM China - NewBridge Partners.  Aloysius Tan gave a highly informative and thought-provoking talk on "Transformation and Turnaround - a view from the current trenches".
  • 11 December 2013 14:05 | Anonymous
    The Shanghai Chapter hosted a pre-holiday get together on 11th December 2013.  ATTA member TT Chen hosted the event and gave a fascinating presentation on his turnaround experience.
  • 11 September 2013 16:33 | Deleted user
    On 11th September 2013, Newbridge Partners hosted a Networking Breakfast. Francesco Masetti-Placci of Newbridge Partners talked about "R&D in China: Transformation and Recent Trends". Following the presentation, a discussion was held on the expectations for ATTA in the next 12 months. This produced some excellent ideas which are now being considered and implemented. 
  • 21 May 2013 16:33 | Deleted user
    On 21 May 2013, a Networking Breakfast was held at the offices of Pinsent Masons and Joe Fan, Senior Director, Corporate Finance / Restructuring and Marcus Paciocco of FTI Consulting, Shanghai talked about their work in turnarounds in China over the past decade.
  • 19 March 2013 16:32 | Deleted user
    On 19 March 2013, a discussion was held on lessons learned from the Caterpillar write-off following a fraudulent M&A transaction in China. Steve Hardacre, Partner, GCP Asia Ltd led the discussion and was joined by ATTA Shanghai Chapter Heads Lesli Ligorner, Partner, Simmons & Simmons and Bernd Stucken, Partner, Pinsent  Masons.

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