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Tuesday 11 October


08:00-09:00 Participant registration

09.00-09:15

Crystal Welcome and opening remarks

Hosted by:
Liu Chao, Member, standing committee of Chengdu Municipal committee of the CPC

Opening remark by:
Wangxia, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Automotive Committee,  People’s Republic of China

Greeting remark by:
Ge Honglin, Mayor of Chengdu Municipal Government, the People’s Republic of China
Wang Ruixiang, Chairman of China Machinery Industry Federation, People’s Republic of China

 

09.15-10.45
Opening plenary
The global automotive industry: New needs, new expectations, new markets

In an increasingly global and competitive global automotive sector, companies need to adapt quickly to new technological and regulatory challenges as well as to changing consumer expectations in different markets and a financial environment where credit will become more difficult to get. 
• How to implement the necessary changes to meet the needs of different markets plus environmental and safety considerations, while at the same time responding to consumer expectations?

Opening points by
Osamu Masuko, President, Mitsubishi Motors, Japan

Katsuaki Watanabe, Senior Adviser of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Xu Liuping, Chairman, Chang’an Automobiles Group, the People’s Republic of China
Xu Heyi, Chairman of Beijing Auto, the People’s Republic of China
Zhang Fangyou, Chairman of Guangzhou Auto, the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Ho Leongleong, Presenter,  Phoenix TV

10.45-11.15
Networking break

11.15-12.30
Jinjiang Panel discussion
The auto industry investment needs: Where will the money come from? Where will it go?

With the need to invest in new technologies, safety mechanisms, alternative fuel, batteries and powertrains, to name a few, OEMs will need to increasingly look for capital and decide how/where to invest.
• What sources of capital can be drawn upon in a context of tightening credit conditions?
• What will be the key priority investment areas to watch?
• What impact will this have on other industry sectors?

Yin Mingshan, Chairman, Lifan Auto, the People’s Republic of China
Jeremy MacFadyen, Managing Director and Head of Global Automotive Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Zhu Wei, Managing Director & Head of Private Equity, Standard Chartered Bank
Wang Wei, General Manager, Auto Finance Department, China Minsheng Banking Corp. Ltd., the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Jack Perkowski, Chairman, JFP Holdings, People’s Republic of China/ USA

11.15-12.30
Panel discussion
What does China 12th 5 year plan mean for the auto industry? Assessing major implications?

The new five year Plan makes a top priority of developing new energy vehicles, with the goal of achieving the sales of one million units new energy cars by 2015. The emphasis is put on integrating the two major technologies of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. The Plan stresses also market concentration and the stimulation of domestic demand.
• What will be required to achieve the objectives of the 5 year Plan?
• How will this impact the different brands?
• How does this impact the automotive parts industry in China?

Zhang Xiangmu, Director General, Department of Equipment Manufacturing Industries, MIIT, the People’s Republic of China
Chen Lin, Commercial Counselor, Overseas Investment and Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China
Zhou Yongjiang, Vice General  Economist of FAW,  the People’s Republic of China
Jay Kunkel, President, Asia, Member of the Management Board, Continental, Germany

Moderated by:
Ma Xiaowei, President Iautos.cn, the People’s Republic of China

11.15-12.30
Briefing
Commercial vehicles: From a fragmented global structure to consolidation?

By and large, the commercial vehicles sector has remained quite fragmented with markets in China and India mostly dominated by local producers. However the sector is now under pressure to improve fuel efficiency and to reduce emissions. Will these pressures lead to increasing technology convergence and become a major force for the consolidation of the sector?
• What kind of new alliances will emerge?
•  What investment strategies are major commercial vehicle companies adopting in terms of alternative fuels, new technologies…?

Fang Hongwei, Chairman of Shanxi Auto, the People’s Republic of China
Huang Gang, General Manager of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle, the People’s Republic of China
Bill Kozek, Vice President of PACCAR Inc., USA
Gordon Boyd, President and General Manager of Seating Business, Commercial Vehicle Group, USA

Moderated by:
Martin Hayes, Executive Chairman of Automotive PR, UK

13.00-14.30
Plenary luncheon

14.45-16.00
Plenary brainstorming
The global economic trends that will impact the auto industry
What are the 5 most important global economic trends that will influence the development and growth of the automotive industry over the next 7-10 years?

• How should the auto industry prepare and adapt?
• What risks, what rewards?


Zuo Yanan, Chairman of JAC, the People’s Republic of China
Di Ruipeng, Professor, and assistant to Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China
Garel Rhys , CBE, UK's foremost academic observer, former SMMT chair in motor industry economics and director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School, University of Cardiff, UK

Moderated by
Bill Powell, Asia editor of Fortune Magazine

16.00-16.30
Networking break

16:30-17:45
Brainstorming
The search for new business models in the automotive industry

Assessing the implications of the transformation of the value chain, business processes and the shrinking product life cycle in the auto industry.
• How will the growing importance of alliances change the value chain, in particular in the development of new technologies, hybrid batteries, powertrains etc?
• How will the auto industry manage the pressures for increased innovation, flexibility and profitability with decreasing amortization time and development costs (which remain as high as ever for new products)?

Wang Fengying, President of Great Wall Motors, the People’s Republic of China
Jay Kunkel, President, Asia, Member of the Management Board, Continental, Germany 
Hu Bo,Executive Vice President, Jaguar Rover  China
Ivo Naumann, Managing Director & Head, Shanghai Office, Alix Partners, the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Ho Leongleong, Presenter,  Phoenix TV

16.30-17.45
Panel discussion
China’s automotive sector: What expansion strategy in foreign markets?

China has been exporting so far a minimal part of its automotive production. However, as highlighted by recent mergers and acquisitions, Chinese automotive companies are on the move and looking to really penetrate foreign markets.
• What exports strategies work?
• How to make Chinese brands household names in Europe and the US?
• How to manage cultural differences?
• What key obstacles remain for Chinese automotive exports?

Zhi Luxun, Deputy Director General, Department of Mechanic, Electronic and Hi-tech Industry (National Mechanic and Electronic Import and Export Administration), Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China
Lu Jianhui, Deputy General Manager of Chery Automobile Company, the People’s Republic of China
Wilson Ni, Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, Vice President ASIMCO Technologies Limited, the People’s Republic of China
Max Warburton,European Autos Equity Analyst of Sanford C Bernstein

Moderated by
Dr. Patrick P. Steinemann, Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific Automotive Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA

17.45-18.00
Networking break

18.00-19.15
Plenary session
Automotive suppliers: Maximizing the benefits of consolidation, innovation and new markets

The automotive parts suppliers are facing challenges on a global scale; consolidation, mergers and acquisitions are becoming the norm. They are also increasingly holding much of the power in the OEM- Supplier relationship.  With an increased need for cutting-edge technological solutions and rising consumer demand in emerging markets, Chinese auto part suppliers are also starting to look abroad for potential acquisitions. An assessment of major shifts and challenges for automotive suppliers:
• What key trends will characterize the evolution of the auto parts sector?
• In light of consolidation, what does increased reliance on fewer suppliers mean for OEMs?
• What location strategy for auto parts suppliers?
• How are China and India suppliers changing the global automotive landscape?

Majdi Abulaban, President of Delphi Asia Pacific
Duerr, Chairman of Durr, Germany
Christopher Richter, Deputy Head of Japan Research, Senior Analyst, Japanese Autos, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets
Qian Yonggui, General Manager of Nanjing Aotejia AC Co., Ltd., the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Jack Perkowski, Chairman, JFP Holdings, the \People’s Republic of China/ USA
19.30-21.00 Gala dinner & TV Party

Wednesday 12 October

9.00-10.30
Plenary Session
New energy vehicles: What will be the key factors defining the winners?

There have been high hopes for the electric vehicle on many fronts including environmental sustainability and reduced dependence on fossil fuel. However, it may be many years before an affordable electric car is brought to the market. Are hybrid cars or other kinds of new energy vehicles closer to reality?

• What does this mean in the race for leadership in this field?
• What will be the key factors defining the winners?
• What role should the government play in this process?

Mibe Toshihiro , Executive Director of Honda, Japan
Phil Murtaugh, CEO of CODA Holdings, USA
Steven Schneider, CEO of ZAP, USA
Joe Vitale,  Global Automotive sector leader - Global Manufacturing Industry, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, USA

Moderated by:
Zhan Zhangsong, Vice Chairman, Changan Auto Research Institute

10.30-11.00 Networking break

11.00-12.15
Panel discussion
Selling the car: What is changing - and what will change even more in the coming years

A look at the current system of car dealerships in China and challenges that need to be met.
• How can car dealerships benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy?
• What lessons can China draw from the evolution of selling patterns in other countries?
• How will cars be sold in 7-10 years?

Dong Haiyang, Vice President of Beijing Auto, People’s Republic of China
Wei Wenqing, General Manager of Dongfeng-Citroen, People’s Republic of China
Christian Dietrich, Chairman of MCON Group AG, Germany
Pan Qinghua, Chairman of Pangda Group,  People’s Republic of China
Zhang Biao, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang ZMYT Mechanical &Electrical equipment Group
Denny Liu, Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer of China Zhengtong Auto Services Holdings Limited.
Gloria Zhang, COO, Horizon Research Consultancy, People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Paul Ingrassia, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Reuters news, Pulitzer Prize Winner, USA

11.00-12.15
Debate

What future for Joint Ventures in China’s auto industry?
More than 50% of China’s auto production comes from Joint Ventures between foreign makers and Chinese companies. JVs have played a crucial role in the spectacular development of the automotive sector. However, there are currently 130 auto companies in China, 30 Joint-Ventures, 62 brands – and many experts now estimate that China will be facing a problem with overcapacity by 2015.
• Will JVs continue to play the same role in the future in China’s auto industry?
• What does the government emphasis on building and consolidating local brands mean for foreign makers?
• What will the Chinese automotive market look like in 5 years time?
• How to manage and prepare for the challenge of overcapacity?

Noh Jae Man, CEO of Beijing Hyundai Motor Company
Ren Yong, Deputy General Manager of Dongfeng-Nissan, People’s Republic of China
Ashvin Chotai, Managing Director, Auto Consultant, Intelligence Automotive Asia

Moderated by:
Zhi James Qin, Chief Executive Officer, Sequel Limited, Founder of the New 100 Foundation, People’s Republic of China

12.30-14.00
Plenary luncheon

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Yao Jingyuan,  Chief Economist, National Bureau of Statistics

Moderated by:
Ma Hongtao, Presenter, CCTV-2

14.15-15.30
Debate
A future of smart and sustainable mobility: What will it look like?

There have been a myriad of ideas and hopes about sustainable and smart mobility solutions. The Beijing Municipality’s decision to restrict the sales of new cars to 240’000 for 2011 - against 700’000 new vehicles registered in Beijing last year – illustrates the acuteness of the issue in China’s big cities.  A debate to discuss some urban mobility solutions and assess what is wishful thinking and what really works.
• How can companies produce energy efficient but also safer, more comfortable, and more versatile vehicles?
• What is the balance between restricting the number of vehicles and managing transportation more efficiently?
• What are the key challenges in developing the necessary infrastructure?
• What kind of new partnerships are necessary to ensure that urban planning feeds into the R&D of car manufacturers?

Wang Wenbin, Director General of Chengdu Environment Protectinon Bureau,  the People’s Republic of China
Li Keqiang, Director of Automotive Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China
Juergen F. Bauer, Audi-Tongji Joint Lab,  the People’s Republic of China
Yang Shimin, Director of Trade & Technology Dept., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Automotive Committee, the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Ma Hongtao, Presenter, CCTV-2, the People’s Republic of China

15.45-17.00
Briefing
What radical changes will the electric car bring to the automotive sector?

• What new emerging partnerships, rivalries?
• What will it impact on supply chains?
• What will it impact on HR and employment market?

Lian Yubo,  Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer of BYD, the People’s Republic of China

Stefan Bratzel, Director, Center of Automotive, University of Applied Sciences FHDW, Germany
Chen Yudong, President of Bosch China
Masami Misaki, Deputy General Manager of Nissan (China), the People’s Republic of China
Chen Binbo, Vice President, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Yang Shimin, Director of Trade & Technology Dept., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Automotive Committee, People’s Republic of China

15.45-17.00
Designers Roundtable

Design the car of 2020: The “must” features
• What design attributes will the car of 2020 have?
• Will there be a return to simplicity, focusing on the real needs of the driver, or will there continue to be an explosion in features that are often of questionable value?

Olivier Boulay, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of China, Professor at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Per Adamsson, Group Telematics Director, Global Solution Management, Volvo, Sweden
Xuan Qiwu, Chairman, I.A.T, the People’s Republic of China
Andreas Deufel, Design Director of Great Wall Motors, the People’s Republic of China

Moderated by:
Abel Simpson, Publisher & Conference Director of Car Design News, UK

17.15-18.30
Plenary session
China as a catalyst for the global auto industry transformation

The rapid emergence of China as an automotive powerhouse and the largest market for cars worldwide, has already radically changed the global automotive market. The impact will become even more pronounced as China moves gradually from volume leader to innovation leader.
• How, and in what ways, will China continue to spur the automotive industry?
• How will China move from volume leader to innovation/thought leader?
• Is this a win-win situation, with China also pushing its competitors to new heights in the race for market domination?
Zhang Xiaoyu, Vice-Chairman, China Machinery Industry Association, the People’s Republic of China

Zhu Fushou, General Manager of Dongfeng Auto Group, the People’s Republic of China
Chen Zhixin,Excutive Vice President,SAIC the People’s Republic of China
Zhao Fuquan, Vice President of Geely Auto,  the People’s Republic of China
Matt Bradley, Vice President - Sales, Service, and Distribution, Asia Pacific and Africa
Ford Motor Company, USA
Paul Ingrassia, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Reuters news, Pulitzer Prize Winner, USA
Meyrick Cox, Managing Director, Moelis & Company, London Office, UK

Moderated by:
Ma Hongtao, Presenter, CCTV-2

18.30-18.45
Closing Remarks
Key Outcomes

Wangxia, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Automotive Committee,  People’s Republic of China

18.45-19.30
Farewell reception

Documentary of GAF2016