Letter of Invitation
The 2nd (2014) China Auto Chongqing Summit
The 2nd (2014) China Auto Chongqing Summit will be held on June 5, prior to opening of the 15th China Chongqing International Auto Industry Fair. Hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Automotive Committee, this forum will carry on spirit of the last one by concentrating on the auto market as before. The theme is to release power of thinking and to proactively embrace market reforms.
China’s auto market has slowed down, which marks the real development of the buyer market and signals that market should be the key factor to success. Drastic changes have been witnessed in China’s auto market due to innovation in digital marketing based on Internet technology, mobile communication technology, and mega data processing technology as well as due to revolution in new energy automobiles and relevant products. These changes have substantially changed the layout of auto market and its position in the overall auto industry chains. Meantime, a series of policy thresholds including auto purchase quota, “three guarantees” service, auto recalls, and limitation of auto exhaust etc. will eventually be turned into demanding barriers to enter the market. With these various complicated impacts, what can auto marketing and sales people do?
This forum is themed as “Breaking with Tradition, Integrating Innovations—an Automotive Market with Profound Transformation”. How are ideas of the Internet exerting influence on the auto market? How could the new energy auto market become more mature? What can be done to break the barriers set by government policies? How to continue and reshape a brand in the emerging market? Will traditional marketing be subverted by e-commerce? What specifications should be set up for the used-car market? What is the future development of auto dealers? How to confront and make use of challenges and opportunities arising from various market segments? What will China’s auto market be in 2021? All these though problems concerning the auto market and the hot-debated aspects will serve as focal points for our topics and debates. More than 300 leading figures and elites in auto marketing at home and abroad will be present at this forum. Together with representatives from the government, institutions of industrial management and research, as well as reporters of various major media, strategies and approaches for transformation of China’s auto market will be discussed, experience in successful development of auto markets in the advanced economies such as the USA, Europe, Japan, and South Korea will be shared. We hope that these activities will board our international perspective and the knowledge shared will be spread in China, so that its auto industry can be enlightened for a winning future.
As a rather crucial representative of auto marketing in China, you, as a respected guest of us, are sincerely invited to the 2nd (2014) China Auto Chongqing Summit, where your excellent idea is sure to enhance the grand feast of thoughts. We believe that agenda and arrangement of this splendid forum are worth your presence, and you are sure to enjoy the surprise and delight to meet old friends you cannot often see.
Welcome to the 2nd (2014) China Auto Chongqing Summit!
Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Committee
On behalf of China Council for Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Committee, I am pleased to invite you to participate at the 4th Global Automotive Forum (“GAF2013”) on October 17-18, 2013 in Wuhan, China.
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Financial Innovation: Financing services for furthering the development of the automotive industry
Experts from the financial sector shared the meaning of cross industry integration for traditional automotive industry together in the GAF2013’s sub forum，“Financial Innovation: Financing services for furthering the development of the automotive industry”.
The automotive industry has always been a capital and technology intensive industry .Funds of course play a key role in supporting both enterprise investment and consumption demand.
Over the course of the past decade, the investment boom was supported by state-owned banks providing loans to local government and state-own enterprises, which contrasts against overseas capital which has gone to wholly owned foreign operations within China. It will be the trend in the future that automotive industry seeks financial support through highly mature automobile finance organizations.
China’s Auto Industry
- Defining its Future Role in China’s Economy and Global Auto Industry
The Fourth Annual Global Automotive Forum was opened today with the first topic of ‘China’s Auto Industry: Its Future Role in China’s Economy and the Global Auto Industry’.
It has been exactly sixty years since Chairman Mao sat down and wrote the logo for China’s first automotive manufacturer, the aptly named ‘First Automotive Works’. Since the inception of FAW and other automakers within China, the automotive industry has experienced a rapid transformation from being a zero car industry country to being a weak backwater market to developing into the biggest automotive market in the world during this period, which allowed for the ‘Automotive Dream’ to arise in people’s daily lives within China.
2013 To Go Down in History
2013 marks the 60th anniversary for First Automotive Works as well as the Chinese automotive industry itself. 2013 will also see the 30th anniversary of the first Santana sedan assembled by Shanghai Automobile Industry Corporation, the first joint venture passenger vehicle produced in China and the creation of the first expressway in China. Over the past three decades China has shifted from the so called ‘Bicycle Kingdom’ into the ‘Auto Kingdom’ with lighting speed. China now ranks first in the world in terms of annual production and sales from 2009 to 2012 successively with the volume of vehicles reaching over 120 million units, becoming the second largest auto country in the world.
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