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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Detailed agenda to be announced in the run-up to the conference.


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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.

Fredy Guayacan, Economist, ILO

Fredy Guayacan is an Economist working with the ILO on corporate social responsibility in global supply chains, he is the manager of the programme Responsible Supply Chains in Asia, a joint programme between the EU, the OECD and the ILO aiming at increasing the understanding and knowledge on socially responsible labour practices in supply chains by generating knowledge (research), providing policy advice and facilitatingdialogue among relevant actors in targeted sectors across 6 countries in Asia. Prior to this assignment Fredy was the ILO’s Enterprises Specialist for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, leading the technical component of private sector development and the inclusion of decent work in it. Fredy has worked in different advisory and managerial capacities with different UN agencies, governments and a broad range of private sector and development actors in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Fredy’s academic background includes a BSc and a MSc in Economics from the University of Gothenburg as well as a MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex where he graduated with distinctions.

Gina Zhong, Asian Compliance Manager, AutoZone

Gina is currently working in AutoZone, which a top US aftermarket Auto Parts company, as Asian Compliance Manager. She has more than 15 years experiences of supply chain compliance. She builds up Cooperation Asian Compliance Team to monitor and improve the compliance performance of suppliers in Asia area. Gina is leading the responsibility of both factory compliance and product compliance towards Customer Satisfaction.

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.

Charis Yang,General Manager of Corporate Sustainability & Compliance,Li & Fung

Charis Yang, General Manager of Corporate Sustainability & Compliance in Li & Fung (Shanghai), is an experienced compliance professional with expertise in risk management, ethical sourcing and sustainable manufacturing improvement. Charis joined Li & Fung in March 2015, is leading the work of planning and implementing Li & Fung Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Projects in China operation; driving internal alignment with business leaders towards the shared goal of a more compliant and effective factory base; collaborating with industry partners to drive adoption of aligned programs. Before Li & Fung, Charis was Compliance Manager of The Jones Group leading team members in Hong Kong and China. Charis was educated in Tianjin University and holds master’s degree in Material Science and Technology.

Haixing Wei,Head of Exchange and Partnerships,JD-Y (’s Smart Supply Chain Division)

Haixing Wei is the head of exchange and partnership at JD-Y,’s smart supply chain division. He is also the general secretary of the Global Supply Chain Innovation Center. Prior to joining JD, Mr. Wei served as supply chain finance director for Join Me Supply Chain Management and vice president of programs and operations at Supply-Chain Council. Mr. Wei is a GE LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt and SCOR-P-certified instructor. He also serves as an instructor for supply chain finance at the China Supply Chain Finance Service League and as an instructor at The Fresh Connection (TFC). He is APICS CSCP certified. Mr. Wei holds a master degree in Industrial Engineering from Tongji University.

Dr. Lu Jian Zhong,China President,The Weir Group

Dr LU Jian Zhong, currently China President of Weir Group. Board Member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He was an UN diplomat in charge of UNCTAD Trade Efficiency Programme implementation in China, working with Chinese authorities MOFTEC (now MOFCOM) and Shanghai Municipality. As one of the pioneers in the field of corporate social responsibility, Dr. Lu is a Deputy Director-General of China Corporate Social Responsibility Think Tank, Expert of the Think Tank of China Federation of Industry & Economy, Member of the Shenzhen Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Board ; Co-chair of American Chamber (Shanghai) BCSR Committee, Founder of CSR Thought Lab. Dr. Lu received Ph. D on electronic commerce from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Master Degree on Industrial Management & Innovation from Ecole Centrale de Paris; Bachelor degree on Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University.

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.

Cindy Wang, Chairman, Xiamen Luhai Pro-environment Inc.,

Ms. Cindy Wang is the chairman of Xiamen Luhai Pro-environment Inc. She has been working in the field of recycling for more than ten years. As the initiator of China renewable plastic technology innovation strategic alliance and the director of the strategic alliance of technology innovation in resource compulsory recycling industry. Now is focusing on building a comprehensive operation service system of urban recyclable solid waste, built its own recycling operation system and national resource recycling and utilization base. From real estate to environmental protection, she always stick to doing valuable and meaningful things on the road of entrepreneurship, take action to improve the environment and working with socially responsible enterprises and the government to realize ‘no waste dreams’ in cities.

Jiayu Wan,Cluster Sustainability Director of Greater China,Tetra Pak

 Mr. WAN Jiayu joined Tetra Pak China in 2014. Before joining Tetra Pak, he was Programme Development and Communications Manager in World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), where he engaged in a series of conservation projects. Mr. WAN Jiayu had professional and management experiences in Marketing & Sales function at various consumer goods companies including Gillette and American Standard. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Politics from Fudan University China, and an agriculture food MBA from ESSEC Business School Paris, France.

Yan Yan, Director, Office for Social Responsibility, CNTAC

David Yeung, CEO, Benchmarks Company Limited

David Yeung is the CEO of Benchmarks Co., Ltd., responsible for the management of the head office and branches, and the strategic operation of the company. Prior to joining Benchmarks, he has worked in the supply chain of CSR field more than 29 year, visited 4000+ factories in various industries. He also experienced in the CSR/EHS Training program AACTP accredited senior trainer around 20 years. And worked with organizations: CNTAC, Solidaridad, SZTIA, Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions, Microsoft, Nike, E-on, Universal, DSM etc.

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.

Rocky Bao,Supplier Compliance Director,Legrand LNCA Audio & Video Division

Rocky Bao is working in audio & Video division of Legrand LNCA to manage and continuously improve their AP suppliers’ CSR & Quality performance. And he has improved professional skills and more than 15 years’ working experience in corporate social responsible, communication, continuous improvement and supplier management; Since 1999,he has been working in different foreign factory, the 3rd party audit firm and branded company for several years and always has systematic and sustainable thinking through multiple roles.

Jane Liu, 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.

Sein Shwe Oo/Cherry Fan,Deputy Secretary of Chinese Textile & Garment Association,CTGA Myanmar

Cherry Fan (Sein Shwe Oo) was graduated from Donghua University, major in Textile Design Engineer. Currently work in CTGA Myanmar, Trade Union Mediator. The first generation of social responsibility auditors in Myanmar, visited 200+ factories; 6 years of foreign enterprise work and management experience; 3 years of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) management and staff training experience; 2 years of third party audit agency auditor experience.

Rooney Wu,Regional Operations Supervisor,Insite Compliance

Rooney Wu is Regional Operations Supervisor at Insite. He is mainly responsible for conducting corporate social responsibility (CSR) audits, providing the training for auditors and managing the social compliance projects for the company’s clients. He has more than ten years working experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) industry. Besides, he worked as a lead auditor for two European fashion leading retailers prior to Insite.

Larry Cai,Deputy Director of Guangdong Provincial Association,Benchmarks Company Limited

Larry Cai manages in Benchmarks (Guangzhou) Company Limited and also appointed as Deputy Director of Guangdong Provincial Association of Work Safety Organization.Personal Qualification :Certified Safety Engineer, CSE, Certified Safety Evaluation Engineer, Occupational Health Assessor, Registered Environmental Protection Engineer, CCAA registered ISO14001- Senior Auditor, CCAA registered OHSAS18001)- Senior Auditor, CCAA registered ISO9001-Senior auditor, SA8000 – Lead Auditor.

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