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Day 1Thursday, October 17, 2013

08:00-09:00

Gate Three

Participant registration

09:00-09:30

Jing Chu Hall

Welcome and opening remarks

Opening remark by:

Wang Xia, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Committee, China

 

Greeting remark by:

Cheng Hong, Vice Editor-in-Chief of China Central Television, China

Ruan Chengfa, Vice Secretary of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Wuhan Municipal Party Committee, China

Wang Ruixiang, Chairman of China Machinery Industry Federation, China

 

Hosted by :

Tang Liangzhi, Mayor of Wuhan Municipal Government, China

09:30-11:00

Jing Chu Hall

 

Opening plenary

China’s auto industry: Its future role in China’s economy and the global auto industry

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of China’s automotive industry and the 30th anniversary of the first Sino-foreign joint venture in the automotive sector. During this period, but particularly during the last decade, China’s auto industry has enjoyed spectacular growth and experienced a massive transformation. At a national level, the auto industry has played a crucial role in supporting industrial and economic growth across the country; while at a global level, China has not only become the largest auto market and production location, but also a crucial driver of revenues and profits for most global automakers. Hence, the future development path of China’s auto sector will not only have a major influence on China’s economy, but will also have a significant impact on the global automotive landscape.

 

Key issues to be debated will revolve around the changing role of China’s auto industry, both from domestic and international perspectives, and how this could shape the strategies of individual companies.

What are some of the key developments in China and around the globe and how are they expected to influence the role of China’s auto industry from domestic and global perspectives?

  • Should automotive companies redefine and readjust their strategic objectives in view of China's newly-formulated economic development outline? What will be the impact on the auto sector and the broader economy?
  • What is the long term and sustainable role for China in the global auto industry? What are some of China's key competitive advantages and disadvantages and how are they expected to evolve?
  • What are some of the opportunities and challenges for Chinese and global automakers? How should global automakers reposition and reshape their activities in China and how should Chinese automakers reposition outside China?

Zhu Fushou, General Manager of Dongfeng Motor Corporation(DFM),Deputy Secretary of DFM Party Committee, China

Fumihiko IKE, Chairman and Representative Director, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan

Zeng Qinghong, President of GAC Group, China

Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari SpA, Italy

Zhou Langhui, Vice President of SAIC Motor Corporation, Ltd., China

 

Moderated by:

Zhao Pu, Host, CCTV

 

11:00-11:30

Public Area

Networking break

11:30-12:45

Huang He Hall

 

Panel discussion

New mode of equity cooperation: Multinational cooperation among enterprises within the capital markets

In recent years, several OEM’s have entered into cooperation with multinational automotive enterprises through equity transactions in the capital markets as a means to upgrade their products and technology and to promote their global development plans. What impact will this have on the future development of China’s automotive industry?

  • Ownership structure in auto industry: Future of joint ventures and scope of new modes of cooperation between Chinese and foreign companies.
  • Role of Hong Kong listed companies: How are these being currently used to access foreign capital and technology. How will this evolve?
  • What impact will this have on the future development of China’s automotive industry?

Chen Lin, Commercial counselor, Overseas Investment and Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Commerce, China

Jack Hsin-Fa Wu, President of Dongfeng Yulong Motor Co., Ltd., China

Jay Kunkel, President of Asia Pacific Region for Lear Corporation, USA

Ellis B. Chu, Director , Head of China M&A of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA

 

Moderated by:

Jack Perkowski, Founder and Chairman, JFP Holdings, Ltd. , China/ USA

 

11:30-12:45

Qing Chuan Hall

 

Frontier lookout

Future of cars and the auto industry: Vision for 2030

New technology continues to drive change in the design, engineering and manufacture of motor vehicles and plays a crucial role in meeting the challenges to constantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions, improve safety and alleviate traffic and congestion. Rapid progress in areas such as navigation and connectivity are resulting in major changes in the way cars interact with the driver and the environment. What is the likely pace of adoption of new technology in the auto industry and what is the vision for cars and the auto industry for 2030?

 

Key issues to be debated will include:

  • What is the vision for car technology and the automotive industry in 2030?
  • Key players: Current and new emerging companies.
  • Electrification and Connectivity: Possible scenarios and outlook to 2030; opportunities and challenges.
  • Will the industry ever come to realize the perfect vision of zero fuel consumption, zero emissions, zero congestion and zero accidents?
  • Implications on global and Chinese companies. New players. Winners and Losers.

Chen Yudong, President of Bosch (China) Investment Ltd., China/Germany

Dr. Ralf Cramer, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG,
President & CEO of Continental China, China/Germany

Jeffrey J. Owens, Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President of Delphi, USA

Frank O'Brien, Executive Vice President, Asia, Magna International Inc. ,Canada

Ronald Hoge, Venture Advisor of New Enterprise Associates, CEO of Pinnacle Engines, USA

 

Moderated by:

Li Keqiang, Dean of Automotive Engineering Department of Tsinghua University, China

11:30-12:45

Qin Tai Hall

 

Panel Discussion

Urbanization and the automotive industry: Sustainable development

Rapid urbanization has resulted in massive changes in the structure of China’s economy, resulting in large-scale industrialization, a construction boom, rapid improvement in infrastructure and rising living standards. All of these are essential ingredients that support the development of vehicle demand and the automotive industry. As a result, urbanization has played a major role in supporting the spectacular growth in auto demand in the last decade. The process of urbanization is set to continue into the next decade, but there is now greater focus on factors such as sustainable development, congestion and pollution.

 

The purpose of this session is to debate the links between urbanization and the development of China’s automotive industry and how this is changing.

Key issues to be debated will include:

  • How are developments in auto demand and supply linked to urbanization and how is this likely to change?
  • What is the optimum and sustainable model for urbanization and motorization?
  • Balanced development of public and private transport
  • International perspectives and case studies: What can China learn from Europe?

Li ZuoqingVice Secretary-General, City of Wuhan; Wuhan Commerce Bureau Director; Wuhan Investment Promotion Bureau Director, China

Ren Yong, Vice President of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL). Deputy Managing Director of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, China

Wang Ning, General Manager of Iveco China Operation, FIAT INDUSTRIAL APAC, China/Italy

James (Jim) Thomas, Mayor of Hinesville, Georgia, USA

Prof. Peter Wells, Professor of Automobility at Cardiff Business School, UK

Ashvin Chotai, Managing Director, Intelligence Automotive Asia , UK

 

Moderated by:

Liu Xiaoyong, Director, General Affairs Office, CCPIT Automotive Committee,  Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Observer, China

 

13:00-14:30

Yangtse River Hall

Lunch

14:45-16:00

Qing Chuan Hall

 

Brainstorming

The automotive aftermarket:  Next area of growth for dealers and component suppliers

In developed markets with large vehicle populations, the automotive aftermarket is highly developed and a significant source of revenues and profits for many component suppliers, dealers and independent operators. In China, so far, the OE market dominates the revenue and profit of component suppliers, while new car sales have been the main source of revenues and profits for car dealers. The moderation in demand growth of new cars together with fierce competition has been putting downward pressure on prices and profits on new car sales. Meanwhile, the number of vehicles on China’s roads has increased exponentially in the last decade and this is creating significant opportunities in the automotive aftermarket, particularly for parts suppliers, dealers and independent operators.

 

In this session, the debate will focus on the rising role of the aftermarket in the business models of OEMS, parts suppliers and dealers.

 

Key issues to be debated will include:

  • What are the key characteristics of the aftermarket globally and in China? How is this market expected to evolve?
  • What are some of key opportunities and challenges in the aftermarket for OEMs, parts suppliers, franchised dealers and independent operators? How is the revenue and profit mix expected to evolve?
  • Evolving inter linkages between new car sales, after sales service and parts operations.
  • Implications on business model and process changes, investments and profits.

Pang Qinghua, Chairman and General Manager, Pang Da Automobile Trade Co., Ltd., China

Joseph Vitale Jr., Global Automotive Sector Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited., USA

Daesung Yoon, Executive Managing Director, Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA), Korea

Patrick Katenkamp, Global COO of Incadea, Germany

 

Moderated by:

Ma Xiaowei, CEO of www.iautos.cn, China

14:45-16:00

Huang He Hall

 

Panel Discussion

Chinese automotive companies: Opportunities and challenges outside China

China has been the largest vehicle producer in the world since 2009, but this has not been matched by the rise of Chinese automakers in global markets.  The range of strategies adopted by Chinese companies to expand overseas has included exporting, establishing overseas production as well as acquiring distressed assets, international brands, technologies and international operations. Progress so far has been mixed and there are still significant obstacles before Chinese companies can become a force in the global automotive market.

 

This session will debate the issues relating to the strategy of Chinese automotive enterprises of “going and succeeding abroad”.

  • In what areas do Chinese companies have a sustainable global competitive advantage and how should they optimize their growth strategies?
  • New mode and strategy for Chinese auto enterprises to go abroad.
  • How to build up risk management mechanisms?
  • Case Studies and lessons to be learned.

 

Miu Xuezhong, Vice Chairman and General Manager of GAC GONOW, China

Wang Dazong, Chairman of Ophoenix Capital Management Inc., Chairman of US China Automotive Exchange, China

Lori Blaker, President and CEO of TTi Global, USA

Bill Russo, Founder and President of Synergistics Limited and a Senior Advisor with Booz & Company, USA

 

Moderated by:

Joachim GlatterPartner of Taylor Wessing, Head of China Group, Germany

 

16:00-16:30

Public Area

Networking Break

16:30-17:45

Jing Chu Hall

 

Plenary

Financial innovation: Financing services for furthering the development of the automotive industry

In a capital intensive and big ticket price industry such as automotive, finance plays a key role both in terms of supporting consumer demand and in supporting corporate investments. The boom in investment in the last decade has been largely financed by state owned banks supplying credit to local governments and SOEs, while overseas capital has been channeled mainly via foreign auto companies. This is in sharp contrast to the situation in developed markets where capital markets and private equity play a major role in providing funding for corporations, while the auto finance sector is also highly developed to support auto demand.

 

The purpose of this session is to debate the issues related to financing and the automotive industry. A comparison of global experiences and how some of this can be adapted to China.

  • Key developments in auto finance; opportunities and challenges.
  • What role can the development of investment and financing services platforms and diversified capital markets play?
  • A comparison of global experiences and how some of this can be adapted to China.
  • How can private capital be mobilized to create investment funds that can provide financing for the automotive industry?
  • What is the role of capital markets in terms of optimizing resource allocation and how is this expected to evolve?
  • What is the role of private equity in mergers and acquisitions and how is this expected to evolve?

Lord Davidson, Opposition spokesman in respect of HM Treasury (Ministry of Finance) matters in the House of Lords as well as shadow Advocate General, UK

Joern Kurzrock, CEO of VW China Financing Company, China/Germany

Jack Perkowski, Chairman, JFP Holdings, Ltd., China/ USA

Albert Zsolt Farkas ,General Manger of JAC Credit in Hefei Anhui, China/Hungary

Rock Shi, Executive Director and Member of  Investment Committee,Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd., China

 

Moderated by:

Patrick Steinemann, Managing Director & Co-Head of Asia Industrial Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA

18:30-20:30

Yangtse River Hall

Buffet Dinner

20:30-22:00

Qin Tai Hall

Concert (by invitation only)

Day 2Friday, October 18, 2013

9:00-10:30

Jing Chu Hall

 

Plenary roundtable

Methods for Chinese domestic brands to brighten their future

Developing distinctive Chinese brands is not an individual company concept, but a core concept underpinning China’s auto industry. China’s progress in developing a “self-directed automotive industry” has lagged the market, and is a source of widespread criticism by public and industry experts. How to construct an industry environment that is conducive to developing China’s domestic brands and improving the overall competitiveness of China’s auto industry. What steps should China and the industry take to increase support and actively explore a self-directed development road with Chinese characteristics? What should each party do specifically to:

  • Understand the common values of China’s OEM’s that are developing their own brands?
  • Increase innovation in China’s local assemblers?
  • Boost finance mechanisms and technology investment in Chinese brands?
  • Create a cooperation economy with new models for scaling up the automotive sector?

Wang Xigao, Chairman of JMCG, China

Guo Qian, Chairman and CEO of Qoros Auto Co., Ltd., China

Yuan Hongming, General Manager, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Shaanxi Automobile Holding Group Limited Co., LTD., China

Xu Sitao, China Chief Representative of the Economist, China/UK

 

Moderated by:

Li Jie, Vice Director, Marketing Management Department ,FAW, China

 

10:30-11:00

Public Area

Networking break

11:00-12:15

Huang He Hall

 

Dialogue

New energy vehicles: Accelerating progress

A major element of government policy in recent years has been to support the adoption and development of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs). The broad rationale is obvious—NEVs have the potential to eventually reduce China’s dependence on oil and reduce its carbon footprint. Building up its capability to develop and produce competitive NEVs is a huge opportunity for China and Chinese companies to leap-frog global automakers and hence build up a significant global competitive advantage. However, actual progress both in terms of technology development and sales performance has so far has been very disappointing, raising doubts over the future of NEVs in China.

The purpose of this session is to take stock of the current situation, discuss key technology, infrastructure and competitiveness challenges and discuss the outlook and options for policy makers and individual companies.

  • Review of current situation including technology, infrastructure and policy challenges.
  • Objectives of relevant government departments in the development strategy for new energy vehicles.
  • Understanding the obstacles encountered by related industries and sectors while promoting the development of new energy vehicles and thoughts on solutions and targets.
  • How are Chinese players positioned against global players?
  • Does China have the potential to establish global competitive advantage in the NEV sector?

Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize Winner; Managing Editor of Reuters, UK

Alysha Webb, President of Alysha Webb Productions, USA

Dr. Charles Kung, Vice General Manager of Coretronic Group, Chinese Taipei

Moderated by:

John McElroy, President of Blue Sky Productions, USA

11:00-12:15

Qin Tai Hall

 

Panel discussion

An insight into Chinese consumers

In China’s current auto market, customers are playing a more and more important role in the direction of the development of the industry. Customer oriented product development, marketing and model innovation decide the success of automakers in China. How to interpret the needs and desires of the Chinese auto consumer and get maximum impact from the effects of marketing model innovations?  Every automaker faces this unprecedented opportunity and challenge.

  • An insight into Chinese consumers: What are some of the important changes in consumption habits and brand preferences?
  • From product development to marketing promotion, how do the OEM's develop strategies and influence consumer purchase decisions with changing customer preferences?
  • In the new media era, what opportunities and challenges are brought by new marketing models based on mega data?
  • With the emergence of precision and regionalization as key words in marketing, how can OEM’s exploit consumption potential to the largest extent?

Dr. Daniel Kirchert, Managing Director of Infiniti China, Germany

Wei Wenqing, Deputy General Manager of DPCA, China

Liang Guofeng, Vice president of BAIC Co. Ltd, China

James Qin, Chief Executive Officer of Autohome, China

 

Moderated by:

Zhao Yang, Director, Industry Development Dept., CCPIT Automotive Committee, China

11:00-12:15

Qing Chuan Hall

 

Debate

Attracting, retaining and nurturing global talent

As Chinese companies globalize, the requirement to have a more international approach to management structure, organizational development and human resources is becoming more and more important. Recruiting, nurturing, rewarding and retaining an optimum mix of Chinese and global talent is becoming a crucial factor in determining the rate of progress both in a company’s China operation and in its ambition to globalize.

 

This session will aim to debate all the issues associated with organization structure and human resource strategies in automotive companies. Key issues to be discussed will include:

  • What is the management/organization structure in typical companies and what role do human resources strategies play? What role can outside talent play in Chinese companies?
  • What are the critical functions and in which areas are there critical talent shortages?
  • What type of qualities do Chinese companies require from global executives and technical personnel?
  • Recruitment, rewards, nurturing and retention: Key management issues for Chinese and international executives.

Zhou Liang, Board Director and General Manager of NAVECO Co., Ltd, China

Jay Kunkel, President of Asia Pacific Region for Lear Corporation, USA

Mary Thornton, Director of Human Resources for General Motors China, China/USA

Vanessa Moriel, MD Asia & Founder, Human Capital Partners (HCP), USA

 

Moderated by:

Xu Sitao, China Chief Representative of the Economist, China/UK

12:30-13:30

Yangtse River Hall

Lunch

13:30-14:45

Jing Chu Hall

 

Plenary

Towards sustainable development: Is greater cooperation and collaboration the answer?

The development of the auto industry and the fortunes of individual companies are increasingly being shaped by providing practical and innovative solution to address common industry wide challenges such as the environment, fuel consumption, future energy sources, safety and traffic management issues. The role of cooperation and collaboration between policy makers, key industry bodies, automakers, suppliers and all other stakeholders is becoming ever more crucial as sustainable development takes on greater importance.

 

The purpose of this session is to debate some of the key issues associated with the theme of greater cooperation and collaboration both at national and global levels.

 

Key issues to be discussed will include:

  • Major industry challenges and role of cooperation and collaboration.
  • Collaboration or competition?
  • Cooperation between policy makers and individual companies.
  • Collaboration between individual companies.
  • National level and global level cooperation considerations.
  • Role of the Global Automotive Forum in facilitating dialogue and greater cooperation.

Jia Yaobin, Executive Vice Mayor of Wuhan Municipal Government, China

Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, USA

Li Shufu, Chairman of Volvo Car Corporation, Founder and Chairman of Geely Holding Group, China

Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG,President & CEO Volkswagen Group China , China/Germany

 

Moderated by:

Chen Xiaonan, hostess, Phoenix TV

14:45-15:15

Public Area

Networking break

15:15-16:30

Qing Chuan Hall

 

Designers roundtable

Focus on Korean auto industry: Similarities and differences with China

A number of comparisons have been made between the evolution of Japanese, Korean and Chinese auto industries and auto companies. Until the 1990s, Korean automakers were dependent on foreign technology and design, but the progress made since then has been very impressive and the capabilities of Hyundai/Kia are now world class in virtually every category. The purpose of this session is to discuss the evolution and impressive progress of the Korean auto industry in the last two decades and review some of the similarities and differences between the situation in Korea and China.

 

Key issues to be discussed will include:

  • Evolution of the Korean auto industry: Similarities and differences between Korea and China.
  • Case study on the progress of Hyundai and Kia in the past two decades.
  • The role of technology, design, manufacturing and brand image.
  • Lessons for Chinese companies.

Suk-geun OH, Executive Vice President (Head of Hyundai Design Center), Hyundai Motor Company, Korea

James Hope, Corporate Design Director of Chery Motors, China/Canada &UK

Xuan Qiwu, President of IAT Automobile Technology Co., Ltd., China

 

Moderated by:

Owen Ready, Editor of Car Design News, UK

15:15-16:30

Huang He Hall

 

Brainstorming

Focus on the ASEAN’s Automotive Sector: Can Chinese automakers gain a foothold in this region?

The ASEAN region has been overshadowed by China, India, Korea and Japan but healthy economic growth, infrastructure development, urbanization and rising incomes have been supporting a healthy increase in vehicle ownership levels. Thailand and Indonesia have been enjoying strong growth, while long term prospects are also attractive in Vietnam and the Philippines. The ASEAN region has also become an important hub for vehicle production, supplying virtually all the domestic demand and enjoying impressive growth in exports during the last 15 years.

 

Japanese brands dominate in Thailand and Indonesia while Malaysian national players still retain dominant positions in their home market. European and Korean automakers have failed to make much of an impact in this region. Can Chinese automakers gain a foothold in this region?

 

Key issues to be debated will include:

  • China - ASEAN Free Trade Area: How well is it working and what are the challenges and benefit to all members in future.
  • Market characteristics and demand outlook in ASEAN countries: opportunities and challenges.
  • Industry size, structure and capabilities: Key challenges, policy initiatives.
  • Strengths and weakness relative to China.
  • What is the outlook for competitive landscape? Can European brand challenge the status-quo?
  • What role should the governments of the ASEAN countries play in the automotive field?

 

Madani Mohamed Sahari, CEO of Malaysian Automotive Institute, Malaysia

Ir. Soerjono, Director, Ministry of Industry, Directorate General of Leading Industry Based on Technology, Directorate for Land Transportation Equipment Industry, Indonesia

Yeap Swee Chuan , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, AAPICO Hitech Public Co. Ltd., Thailand

Armin Keller, Volkswagen AG, Executive Director ASEAN Sales Operations, China/Germany

 

Moderated by:

Ashvin Chotai, Managing Director, Intelligence Automotive Asia , UK

 

15:15-16:30

Qin Tai Hall

 

Panel discussion

Challenges and opportunities: Building world class components suppliers with complete supply chain capabilities

Components are the foundation of the auto industry. Presently, all of the global auto giants receive strong support from large Tier 1 suppliers. However, being the biggest market and largest auto producer, China has a limited number of “world class” components suppliers.  It is important to lay a solid foundation for China’s components industry to develop so it can support the growth of China’s auto industry. This is a serious issue facing all of us.

  • China auto components industry status.
  • Impact of the Government’s new guarantee policy on the components industry.
  • Gap analysis between China auto suppliers and global level suppliers.
  • Competence analysis in world-wide purchase and local sourcing.
  • Roadmap to globalization for local components suppliers.
  • SWOT for global acquisition and on site production.

Tom Tan Yuesheng, Vice President of BorgWarner Inc., President of BorgWarner China and Vice President of Drive train Systems Group of BorgWarner Inc., China/USA

Dr. Lars Krause, CEO WISCO Tailored Blanks GmbH,Germany

Li Fan, Vice Secretary-General, Zhejiang Association of Automobile Manufacturers, China

David Wu, Executive Vice President, Shenzhen Hangsheng Electronics. Co. Ltd.

 

Moderated by:

Wilson Ni, Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University; President, ASIMCO International, China

16:30-17:30

Foyer

Farewell cocktail reception

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