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     [Fully Booked] China's New Cybersecurity Law - What Companies Need to Know 
  Event Type: Government Relations
  Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 08:40 to 11:45
  Venue: The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (cnr. Xi Kang Road)    Map
上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店 南京西路1376号(近西康路)    地图
  Cost: Member (RMB): 250.00
Member Company Employee (RMB): 350.00
Non-Member (RMB): 500.00
  Payment Method: - Pay Online
- Upon registration at the event venue


China's New Cybersecurity Law - What Companies Need to Know

In November 2016, China passed a new, sweeping, cybersecurity law that will go into effect June 1, 2017. It includes a number of major new policy initiatives and requirements including: data localization, providing "technical support" to China's security agencies, national security reviews, and introduces requirements for "critical information infrastructure operators." China will spend the next several months publishing implementation rules that will outline exactly how companies, both foreign and domestic, will need to modify their operations to comply with the law.

So, what will your company need to do to ensure it is in compliance? What impact will these new regulations have on American businesses in China and where is China's internet and its internet policy headed? Join AmCham Shanghai on Wednesday, February 22 from 8:40-11:45 at the Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel as we host the first of our policy workshops in 2017, this one focused on China's new cybersecurity law. We will have presentations from Zhang Kai at the Shanghai Information Security Trade Association; Christopher Millward, President & Managing Director of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO); Ron Cai, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; and Ben Wootliff, Partner at Control Risks.


08:40     Arrival and Networking
09:30     Presentation by Zhang Kai, Shanghai Information Security Trade Association
10:00     Q&A
10:20     Coffee Break
10:30     Presentation by Christopher Millward, USITO
10:50     Presentation by Ron Cai, Davis Wright Tremaine
11:00     Presentation by Ben Wootliff, Partner, Control Risks
11:10     Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:45     Event Ends

This event is off-the-record and seats are limited, so please RSVP in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Clark (

About the Speakers

Zhang Kai
Deputy Secretary-General, Shanghai Information Security Trade Association

Zhang Kai (张凯) is a senior engineer and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Information Security Trade Association. With more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, he has been involved in the construction of and consulting for more than 200 informatization projects. He has co-hosted the China Information Security Game (ISG) and the Shanghai Cybersecurity Week, which were both promoted nationwide by the Cyberspace Administration of China. In addition, with years of research experience in the cybersecurity industry, he has extensive knowledge in the establishment and management of information systems. Mr. Zhang has also joined several major information projects in Shanghai, and won the third prize of “Shanghai Science and Technology Progress.” In 2016, he helped publish the book Office Security as an associate editor.

Christopher Millward
President & Managing Director, United States Information Technology Office

Christopher Millward is a China market veteran, who has lived in Beijing since 1994. He is a seasoned consultant and team leader, with experience across IPR, market entry and access, M&A, media and corporate communications, brand strategy, digital and social media, sales and distribution and crisis management. Mr. Millward has worked with local, regional and national government bodies, academic and research institutes, NGO’s and media outlets throughout the region. He has managed complex assignments involving customer complaints and litigation, IPR disputes, joint venture establishment, environmental protection and labor disputes, with the highest levels of government including the Supreme Court, SAIC, MOST and the NDRC.

Mr. Millward has worked with numerous multinational companies, including Procter & Gamble, Autodesk, IBM, Honeywell, Bayer AG, Daimler-Chrysler, Turkish Airlines, Eastman Chemicals, Mars/Effem Foods, Lenovo, Bloomberg, United Technologies, Skype, Compaq, Ericsson, Philips, UPS, Mediatek, Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Anheuser-Busch, Mastercard, Audi, NXP, and the Cotton Council. Mr. Millward holds a BA from Columbia University and has conducted post-graduate research at the University of Hawaii and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English and has served as a guest lecturer at Beijing University and Tsinghua University.

Ron Cai
Partner and Chief Representative, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Ron Cai has more than 27 years of legal experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. He is a seasoned expert in Chinese TMT regulations and market entry. Ron is familiar with a wide range of industries, including cloud computing, internet of things, e-commerce, digital media and entertainment, on-line games, e-health care, high-speed railway, and renewable energy. Mr. Cai speaks and writes frequently on Chinese TMT laws and practice.

Mr. Cai received his LL.B from Xiamen University School of Law in 1984, LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in 1987, and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1990. Mr. Cai has been working in Shanghai for 16 years, and is the Partner-in-Charge and Chief Representative of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Shanghai Office. He is the Chair of Columbia University Alumni Association in Shanghai and Vice Chair of Xiamen University Alumni Association in Shanghai.

Ben Wootliff
Managing Director of Cybersecurity, Partner, Control Risks

Ben Wootliff is Managing Director of Control Risks’ Cyber Security practice in Asia. In addition to managing cyber security projects for clients and developing methodologies and product offerings, Mr. Wootliff leads the cyber security strategy for Control Risks in Asia. He is also the general manager of Control Risks Hong Kong, where he has oversight of a range of investigative, crisis and security management and political risk projects.

Prior to this, he managed corporate investigations teams in Europe and Asia, including managing the corporate investigations business in Greater China and North Asia. Prior to moving to China, Mr. Wootliff managed Control Risks’ corporate investigations financial services practice, which was responsible for the company’s relations with investment banks, private equity firms and asset managers. His opinions on investment risks, corruption and compliance are regularly cited in the financial media. Before joining Control Risks he was a journalist specializing in business and finance. He has worked for numerous publications including Bloomberg News, Institutional Investor, Financial News, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Business. He has also been published in numerous other publications including the Sunday Times and Observer. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History and Political Science.


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