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Redrawing the global supply chain network has been a key business concern since the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic some two years ago.

Although many foreign companies moved their production lines to different places to diversify risks during the epidemic, China's low-cost, centralized suppliers and easy access to parts and skilled workers remain without equal.

However, research by Dr Neale O'Connor shows that the shift out of China started well before the pandemic, which is part of a broader change that is likely to continue. Moving manufacturing out of China is not a short-term solution to temporary disruption, rather it is a strategy that aims to take advantage of the various benefits and facilities available in other countries.

Dr Neale O'Connor will share his latest research findings at this seminar and analyze the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses involved in the global supply chain.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Dr Neale O’Connor, Professor, Head of Department, Accounting, Monash University, Malaysia

An expert in the modernization of manufacturing in China, Dr O’Connor is also founder of, a risk management consultancy, which advises start-ups and buyers on sourcing strategies.

Dr O’Connor has spent 20 years in Hong Kong, researching the modernization process of Chinese firms, and 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. His cases are used extensively in university courses around the world. He is also the founder and editor of the Tech Asia YouTube channel, which has more than 22,000 subscribers.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/12/10 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Hybrid (Online+On-site: 22/F, United Centre)
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Wendy Chan
Tel: 2823 1207
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Online via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (On-site participation)
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