Dear Automotive Executives：
CBU/CAR is preparing our 4th annual international heavy-duty seminar to be held on October 13-14, 2013 in Beijing. The theme of the seminar will be: Tapping China’s Heavy-Duty & Construction Equipment Market with Advanced Technologies.
China’s heavy-duty truck sales in the first eight months of 2013 totaled 500,000 units, up 11.2 percent from the same period last year. Sales are likely to top the 700,000-unit mark for the year, ending two consecutive years of negative growths after reaching a record of 1 million units in 2010. The State IV emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles, which went into effect on July 1, have boosted sales of State III-compliant vehicles in most regions of the country. Owner-operators are also upgrading their heavy-duty truck fleet, as the industry does so every three years (sales went up significantly in 2004, 2007 and 2010), which has also contributed to higher sales this year.
It seems that quality heavy-duty vehicles and technologies, rather than volume, are the essence of future growth potentials, as China’s heavy-duty and construction equipment market is confronted with growing demand for efficient, energy-saving and environmental friendly vehicles. The strategic alliance between Dongfeng Motor and Volvo Trucks in forming a 50:50 joint venture, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Co. Ltd., proves that China’s heavy-duty industry is moving into a new stage of tie-ups between leading Chinese and global truck makers. The new form of commercial vehicle JVs, including the tie-up between Beiqi-Foton and Daimler, offers partners new manufacturing and new market possibilities in China and around the world. Needless to say, the tie-up also offers new challenges ahead.
It is therefore necessary for heavy-duty executives to get together again this year to discuss recent developments and future prospects of China’s heavy-duty vehicle and construction equipment market. The 2013 Heavy-Duty Seminar will kick off with a speaker and welcome dinner on October 13, (Sunday 19:00-21:00) and feature a cocktail reception on the evening of the 14th. The seminar on October 14-15 will again feature keynote addresses from CEOs of multinational and domestic heavy-duty vehicle and construction equipment manufacturers and suppliers, government officials and analysts.
China Beijing International Commercial Vehicle Exhibition 2013 and 12th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar will be held on October 15-18 right after the 2013 Heavy-Duty Seminar, and the organizer of the two important trade shows will coordinate with CBU in inviting speakers.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Chinese will be provided at the seminar.
If you would like to be a corporate sponsor for or an exhibitor as to take advantage of this international seminar event to promote your products and services, please contact Jennifer Chen at Tel. (010) 8468 2029 Ext. 122, Fax (010) 8468 2039, Email: email@example.com.
Dr. Wayne W.J. Xing, Honorary Editor in Chief