This committee will specifically address opportunities, challenges and questions that companies from the machinery, machinery parts and cutting tools industries face in the Chinese market. The initiative is supported by Swissmem, Switzerland’s largest association for SMEs and large companies in the mechanical and electrical engineering industries and related technology-oriented sectors. The Committee will offer events, roundtables and networking opportunities to representatives of member companies. For more information about the Machinery Committee and how to participate, please contact our Board Member Joe Liu by Email

Committee supporter:

Chair persons:


Joe Liu
Managing Director


Johnson Chen
Head of Market Region China
GF Machining Solutions

Rene Naef

Urma Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd


Michelle Dong
General Manager
Agathon AG. China branch- Agathon Trading (Shanghai)


Xin Liu
Managing Director
Starrag China


Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 28, 2020 [Webinar] Challenges and experiences of the machinery industry in the Coronavirus environment  Joe Liu, General Manager at FRAISA (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Board member of SwissCham Shanghai

Rene Naef, CEO, Urma Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

Johnson Chen, Head of Market Region China, GF Machining Solutions Limited Company

Tim Juta, Managing Director China, Komax Group

Shuo Xu, General Manager, Wintool China

Past Events:

Thursday, April 18, 2019Second machinery committee roundtable at the CIMT 
Thursday, December 06, 2018Machinery committee Roundtable: Challenges in Chinese market