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Save the dateApr 24, 201712 PM - 1:45 PM Add to Calendar
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The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

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Contact Person: Beverly Yau

Phone: +852 25306900



There is much talk about the digitalization of the supply chain and the disruption of the space between the customer and the manufacturer, but less is discussed about the catalysts for innovation that are necessary to drive China’s manufacturing forward. Following a brief review of 4-part innovation framework, Dr. O’Connor will describe the challenges faced by suppliers recently interviewed and the factories he recently visited. Next, Dr. O’Connor will share from interviews (for a forthcoming KPMG Report on the future of sourcing) on the role of the brand names and consultants in driving innovation and the challenges faced by hardware start-ups in working with factories. The talk will include recent videos of innovative factories (and factories to avoid) as well as case studies of recent start-ups and their prototyping challenges.

Dr. Neale O'Connor is Associate Professor of Accounting at Hong Kong Baptist University andManaging Director and Founder of Ricebox, a China risk management consulting company based in Hong Kong. Dr. O’Connor has spent 18 years in Hong Kong where he researches the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification, and innovation.

Hosted by China Business Committee

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    Neale O'Connor


Member Price HKD 290


HKD 410