On August 30, 2006, the China Supply Chain Council (CSCC) will organize a one-day forum in Shanghai on the emergence of the CHINDIA region in multinationals' global supply chain agenda.
China and India. Rarely has the economic ascent of two nations been watched with such a mixture of awe, opportunism, and trepidation. What makes the two giants especially powerful is that they complement each other's strengths. China is still relatively dominant in global sourcing and mass manufacturing, India is a rising power in software, design and services outsourcing.
The event will bring together key experts - from both China and India - and will act as a forum to meet and exchange ideas on how the yin and yang of these immense markets are already converging and how the growing importance of China and India will eventually change your global supply chain.
Some Key Facts:
- China leads India in foreign investment, a key contributor to economic growth, by a margin of 10 to 1 (US$60 billion for China, US$6 billion for India);
- India's exports were worth about $8 billion a month, and China's, $63 billion, with manufactured goods the bulk of both countries' exports;
- India expects to control 51% the global outsourcing market for software and back-office services by 2008. China, with its similar low wages, pales in comparison with only 4.9% of the outsourcing market.
- Annual trade between the two economies is still relatively small at US$14 billion, expected to grow to $20 billion by 2008 and $30 billion in 2010.
- China surpassed the U.S. to become the world's largest market for mobile-phone users. By contrast, India's entire mobile-phone population is about what China adds each month;
- India also has the second-largest number of English-speaking scientific professionals in the world, second only to the US. China and India graduates combined have 500,000 engineers and scientists a year, vs. 60,000 in the US.
The Chindia Forum will be the first conference and networking event for global supply chain executives to exchange best practices to achieve the right mix strategy between China and India. A modular program of educational sessions provides maximum flexibility to interested speakers, allowing you to choose the format that suits your personal objectives: keynote sessions, industry issue seminars, industry-specific case studies or interactive workshops.
Who Will Attend?
As a leading supply chain professional organization, the China Supply Chain Council has an established network of senior-level managers who have a prime interest on supply chain issues with China. Over 10,000 executives will be invited through direct mailing, advertising and promotion over the next few months. VP’s, Chief Officers, Managing Directors, General Managers, Directors, Managers in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, Logistics, Operations and Manufacturing.
- Manufacturing offshoring best strategies: China or India vs. China + India?
- Mix model of low-cost mass manufacturing and technical mid-segment assembly
- Sourcing good practices: we know China but what to source in India, where and how?
- Special economic zones: same concepts, different trends in these markets
- China-India trade lanes and domestic logistics issues
- Effects of talent shortage and wages increase in China
- R&D Centers - What are the best options for each market? Global or Regional roles?
- IT Outsourcing: how does China compete, what works in China?
- Social issues, unions and government involvement comparison
- India and China - Are they rivals for world markets and resources or potential partners?
- Can the threats of anti-dumping duties affecting China and favor India?
- China's West, India's North: regional disparities have different meanings in both countries
- Can Chindia innovate? Will either or both become leaders in technological innovation?
Call for Speakers
The Chindia Forum will be the perfect platform to promote your knowledge or expertise to a selected group of leading multinationals involved in both markets. As a speaker, you will receive one complimentary pass for the full day, five-star buffet lunch and special invitations to a dinner and wine tasting. If you are interested, please send us a possible title for your session, a brief description (up to 100 words), your biography (up to 50 words) and your photo. Time for each session is around 20-30 min followed a group panel Q&A of 15 min.
Join the Council along with industry experts and world-class supply chain executives for a key discussion and what it takes to turn China and India into a competitive edge in your global supply chain.
As an independent non-profit organization, the China Supply Chain Council provides supply chain executives with knowledge and skills through educational events, business intelligence and benchmarking. Every year, the Council organizes and supports more than 50 events in China and communicates with 10,000+ senior executives from leading companies to optimize their value chain.