Country Council Meeting: Shanghai, China (April 28)  
East Asia & Pacific > China > Shanghai

EVENT LOCATION: U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
ADDRESS: 1469 Huai Hai Zhong Road
Shanghai, China 200031
START DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:30 PM
END DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:00 PM

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai invites all OSAC constituents to a quarterly meeting of the Shanghai Country Council on Thursday, April 28.


The recent series of disasters in Japan culminated with a nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.  As events unfold, members of the executive committee with responsibility for crisis management continue to support their colleagues in Japan.  This has not been easy.  Hoax email warnings, discrepancies in statements on safety and status between Japanese officials, power company officials, international governmental and non-governmental experts and the rising anxiety across North Asia have created an information gap.  That gap affects security professionals' crisis management processes and performance.


This quarter's meeting is focused on what OSAC can do to help close that gap.  Members of the executive committee who have participated in the crisis management response to the Japan disasters will discuss their sources of information, how they were evaluated and how they shaped their responses.


However, we also would like our members to share their experiences.  The format for the meeting will be a town hall discussion where all of our members are encouraged to share their relevant experiences on information gathering in an emergency.  Please think about the following questions in preparation for the discussion:


- Did you activate any crisis management procedures during the emergency?

- What resources (online, corporate communications, embassy, etc.) did you find useful during the emergency?

- What process (if any) did you use to evaluate rumors and unsubstantiated reports (such as the Philippine nuclear cloud)?


In particular, the executive committee would like to know what you expect from OSAC, in DC and in Shanghai, when an emergency of this magnitude occurs.  Part of OSAC's mission is the timely sharing of information and to assist in security planning.  The executive committee's primary concern is making sure OSAC meets the needs of its constituents. 


What more can OSAC do to help share information and support security planning?

Please RSVP for this event to RSOShanghai@state.gov with your name and company.


Time: Check in starts at 4pm, the discussion will begin at 4:30pm


The Marines will provide a cash bar for post-meeting refreshments and socializing.


There is no parking on the compound so you will have to be dropped off at the front gate on Wulumuqi Lu where it intersects Dongping Lu and Taojiang Lu.

At the front gate, you MUST present some form of identification (e.g. national identification card or passport).