GA Workshop: Successful Government Engagement

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Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00 to 12:00
AmCham Shanghai Conference Center Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
上海美国商会会议室 南京西路1376号,上海商城568室
Member (RMB): 100.00
Non-Member (RMB): 250.00

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to the second session of our Government Affairs Workshop series: Successful Government Engagement on August 25 from 10:00 to 12:00 at the AmCham Conference Center. Li Lu, Principal of GM & Associates, will provide strategies on how to effectively communicate with the government. She will discuss differences in working with the Central and local governments; how to identify the correct interlocutor within the government; and strategies on how to develop a mutually-beneficial relationship with government contacts. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion featuring leading GA practitioners. The practitioners will provide their own strategies and insight on how best to communicate with the government.  

Who Should Attend?

-  Senior business executives that engage regularly with government officials. 
-  Senior government relations practitioners looking to learn, develop and implement effective government relations programs
-  Government relations practitioners looking to improve their skills and understanding of how to work with the government. 
-  Employees that interact with government officials or have government relations responsibilities.

This program is the second in AmCham Shanghai’s Government Relations Practitioners Workshops Series. This three-part program will provide best practices, strategies and training on how to be an effective government relations practitioner. Please note that this is an off-the-record event and contact Vivie Zhang ( for any questions.

For more information about sponsoring AmCham Shanghai's Fall/Winter 2016 Government Relations programs, please contact Zoe Zhang (  

About the Speakers

LI LU is the Principal of GM & Associates and she has over twenty years of working experience in policy research, public & government affairs areas.  She has served major international and domestic institutes and corporations in policy and government affairs programs. She leads key policy research, stakeholder survey, issue management and strategy making programs, and supports clients in government and stakeholder engagement.

She began her career as a researcher at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, focusing on international relations. She worked at China International Public Relations Associations, before launching Enterprise Research Center under China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. She received her Master’s degrees in International Relations from Beijing Foreign Affairs University and in Law from Lund University in Sweden.

Elaine Chen is Senior Director of Government Relations (GR) of Honeywell APAC based in Shanghai. Elaine is responsible for the strategic development and management of Honeywell’s government relations programs related with Regional Government Relations. Besides, she is GR team leader in supporting overall Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) Greater China business needs in respects of business development, government advocacy, strategic government relations establishment and maintenance as well as operational support. Elaine works broadly with government authorities, industry associations and government related organizations of all levels of Government.


Elaine joined Honeywell in 2007, since then she broadly participated Honeywell business growth and development strategy in China for all the Business Groups of Honeywell and has brought abundant experience in promoting, operating China industry relationship and government relationship as well as cooperation with all levels of government authorities and organizations. Before joining Honeywell, Elaine worked in Intel Shanghai as Public Affairs leader covering Government Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs.  


Elaine obtained her bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Jilin University China, and master’s degree in Science from National University of Singapore.


Patrick Wang is National Head of Institutional Affairs, Public Relations, and Corporate Communication at Ferrero China. Patrick received his Doctor of Education degree in 1992 from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. In the same year, he returned to China to work as a research fellow at the National Center for Education Development Research (NCEDR). Mr. Wang began working for the World Bank as a consultant on educational loan projects in 1994. In 1997, he was appointed Assistant Director-General of Foreign Investment & Loans Office (FILO), Ministry of Education of China. Mr. Wang joined Nike in 1999 as Chief Representative of Nike, Inc. Beijing Representative Office and Director of Government & Public Affairs, Nike Greater China until 2010. He served two terms (2002 and 2003) as co-chair of Government Relations Committee under AmCham China. He served as vice chair of the QBPC, China Association for Enterprises with Foreign Investment from 2002 to 2010. From Sept. 2010 to May 2015, he served as a vice president at AmCham China.


Thomas Shao is the Associate Director of Government Affairs at Abbott China. Graduated from China Foreign Affairs College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2000, Thomas Shao started his career in Shanghai Municipal Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Commission. He served as Chief English Interpreter for the Mayor of Shanghai for 5 years before he was appointed as Assistant Director of Foreign Affairs Department of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (SCOFCOM) in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, he studied at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London as Chevening Scholarship winner and graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Management. He was appointed as Assistant Director of Foreign Investment Promotion Department after he was back to Shanghai. In 2010, he was promoted as Vice Chairman of Invest Shanghai, responsible for attracting investment from North America and Europe. In 2012, he joined Evonik Industries AG, a German specialty chemical company, as a Senior Policy Advisor. In 2014, he joined Abbott China as Associate Director of Government Affairs.

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