China’s first agribusiness CEO program was launched in Shanghai on Friday by the University of California Davis and the Shanghai-based CHIC Group.
“We hope the experience of experts from the US will inspire Chinese counterparts,” said Edward Zhu, CEO of CHIC Group, a transnational company involved in food, agriculture, and supply chain management.
The three-day program will tackle questions, including talent recruitment, funding, market expansion, technology innovation, government aid, and systematic management of an agribusiness company.
From November 1 to 3, 2013, the Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium Program was launched in Shanghai. Hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence (CKCE), the event was attended by over 80 food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.
Throughout China today, the agricultural industry is transforming its traditional farming techniques towards modern mechanization. For all industry practitioners at every level of the agricultural supply chain, there is a need to learn practical knowledge about the latest techniques and technologies. China’s agricultural businesses need to scale up in order to meet the demands of a growing and discerning customer base.
Colin Carter is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and Director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. His research interests include international trade, futures markets, and commodity markets. In this blog, he discusses China’s role in world food markets, as well as opportunities for the US in Chinese Agribusiness.
Wayne Batwin is the President of PRIME Market Access International, a management consulting firm. He has more than 34 years of experience in international food and agriculture research and policy, marketing, and market development. Batwin recently retired from the Foreign Agriculture Service of USDA, where from 2006 to 2010 he was the Director of Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China.
Brady Sidwell is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Asia Pacific Operations at the OSI Group. The OSI Group is a world leader in providing quality animal protein to the global food industry. They have a presence in sixteen countries, and have been operating in China for over twenty years. In this blog, Sidwell discusses food safety crises in China, as well as strategies to effectively overcome them.
Wayne Batwin is the President of PRIME Market Access International, a management consulting firm. He has more than 34 years of experience in international food and agriculture research and policy, marketing, and market development. Batwin recently retired from the Foreign Agriculture Service of USDA, where from 2006 to 2010 he was the Director of Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China.He is a presenter at the upcoming Global Agribusiness Entrepreneur Symposium Series in China.
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