Sedex China Conference 2019

The Sedex China Conference 2019 will be held in Shanghai on the 21st -22nd May 2019. The conference will help you overcome challenges and seize new opportunities in your responsible business.


The Sedex China Conference is our flagship event in the Asia region focusing on helping members become a more responsible business. The two-day event will bring together hundreds of businesses from across the globe to meet face-to-face, share ideas and learn about the issues that matter to every responsible business.


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This year we will celebrate Sedex’s 15 years of action in responsible supply chains and explore the theme “Driving Transformational Change to Go Beyond Compliance” (发,超越合规 in Chinese).

The China Conference 2019 will focus on the development and trend of a responsible supply chain in Asia. The first day will look at opportunities and challenges, risk management and improvement of supply chains. The event will explore how to go beyond compliance after meeting the minimum ethical requirements, ending with a VIP reception. The second day brings training on CSR and SMETA topics.


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How to purchase tickets:

Tickets will be available to purchase to attend the conference from 14th January 2019. Please email us at if you would like to pre-register tickets for the event.

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Conference Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunities

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Our Sponsors

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More speakers to be announced in the run-up to the conference.

Steven Esom,Chair of the Board,Sedex

Simon McCalla,CEO,Sedex

Simon has 25 years of experience working in retail, infrastructure and supply-chain technology leadership roles. He has helped to build a not-for-profit, membership business trusted by the international community, policy makers and law enforcement. Simon’s strong belief for a greener, fairer economy and passion for businesses and organisations with a public-benefit and ethical heart has driven him in his professional and voluntary roles.

Barry Marshall,CFO & COO,Sedex

Barry joined Sedex in 2017. He qualified as a Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1990. Since then, Barry has gained broad experience within different industries. He has worked in the hospitality industry, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and has most recently spent 16 years within fashion retailing. During this last period his role envolved from being purely finance-focused, to cover all aspects of the business. For a period was also MD of the International Division of a leading footwear retailer.

Dr. Zhihai Zhang,Director of Global Supplier Sustainability Office ,Royal Philips

Over the past two decades of his career, he worked in a number of organizations. After he obtained a Master degree of engineering in China, he served as a public servant in a local Chinese governmental agency. In 1993, he went to Japan to study total quality management, standardization and lean operations. Between 1995 and 2000, he studied management sciences in the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and obtained a Ph.D. Degree in management sciences.

In 2001, he joined in Philips Semiconductors Nijmegen in the Netherlands as Quality Manager. In 2005, he worked in Philips Lighting China as Quality Director. Since 2009, he has been working in Philips Global Supplier Sustainability Office to drive suppliers to improve their sustainability performance. On the top of his supplier sustainability role, he was Corporate Sustainability Director for Philips Greater China for 3 years. He published more than 10 articles in international journals.

Lu Li,Senior Program Manager,State Grid Zhixin Carbon Asset

Li Lu,senior project manager, is responsible for the development of carbon asset and CSR projects. She has been actively promoting sustainable purchase in state grid via Green Supply Chain Scheme (SGCS) and carrying out the first pilot program in the corporation. Before joining the State Grid, she was engaged in the consultancy of many GHG programs in different industries for years.

Dr. Jiang Nanqing, China Plastics Reuse and Recycle Association (CPRRA), Secretary-General

Dr. Jiang Nanqing is working on the plastic pollution issue of the global issues, and her association is the only association on plastic recycling in chemical industry sector of China. Under her efforts, CPRRA joined Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Commitment on Plastic New Economy, she organized the teams to to align with up and down streams of plastics and business sectors for a close loop to look for solutions on recycling plastics under circular economy, and provide action plans for policy level.

Jane Liu, SAI, SAI China Representative

Jane Liu has been working in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility for more than 14 years being involved in a wide range of projects covering auditing, consulting and research, especially focusing on the labor issues based on the supplier chains. Before joining SAI in 2007 she was Programme Director and Assistant Executive Director at the Institute of Contemporary Observation (ICO). Amongst other tasks, Jane has worked as a trainer/facilitator/tutor for the International Labor Standards Advocacy Project in 12 different cities in China, published ICO´s China Labor Research Newsletter and conducted worker’s education projects for more than 7000 workers, 1000 line supervisors and 1000 managers in nearly 700 factories. Since 2014, work for ACFTU Shenzhen on Collective Bargaining dialogue training program.

Jason Ho,Supply Chain Sustainability Procurement Director,Dell Technologies

Jason Ho is Procurement Director at Dell leading the Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) team responsible for ensuring Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code implementation and compliance in Dell’s ODMs, component suppliers and sub-tier suppliers across all lines of business (Desktops, Notebook, Tablet, and Enterprise products). Prior to joining Dell, Jason held Advisory Services Manager at US-based Non-Profit Organization BSR, where he has been working with multi-national brands on their supply chain sustainability programs for over 5 years. Jason also worked as SA8000 lead auditor for over 7 years prior to BSR. He visited over 500+ suppliers over the past years.

Dr. LIANG Xiaohui,Deputy Chief Economist,China National Textile Information Centre

Dr. Liang used to be the program coordinator of the Human Rights Master Program at Peking University, China’s first professional human rights education project. Mr. Liang later joined the Office for Social Responsibility of China National Textile and Apparel Council as Chief Researcher, in charge of the development and promotion of CSC9000T, China’s first voluntary CSR initiative and social responsibility management system. Since 2008, Dr. Liang has been the lead expert in the development of other Chinese industry-specific CSR and sustainability standards and initiatives, including such sectors as electronics, mining, ICT, agriculture, automobile, infrastructure, and forestry. Dr. Liang is also advising several Chinese ministries on CSR and sustainability issues. Since 2006, Dr. Liang has taught the course “Business and Human Rights” at Peking University Law School and he is the first Chinese scholar teaching this course in China. Dr. Liang is now also a guest professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University and China University of Political Science and Law. In June 2016, Dr. Liang was recognized by the United Nations Global Compact as one of the world’s first ten Pioneers in Sustainability Development Goals.

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