2010 Global Automotive Symposium - April 22-23, 2010
China auto industry veteran and IVECO China GM Rudi von Meister confirmed as speaker for GAS 2010
Jan 26, 2010
BEIJING – Rudi von Meister, general manager of IVECO China and a veteran auto industry executive who has worked many years in China with GM and Delphi, is the newest executive to confirm to speak at CBU/CAR’s inaugural 2010 Global Automotive Symposium (GAS 2010) to be held in April in Beijing.
GAS 2010, with a theme of China and World Automobile Market in the Next Decade: Innovation, Green Vehicles and Global Competition, will be held on April 22-23 at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang right before Auto China 2010 (April 23-May 2), the year’s largest auto show in China.
Rudi is also currently the VP of Business Development at Fiat Group China. Rudi spearheaded Delphi’s China operations, serving as its first chief representative from 1993-1997. From 2000-2004, he was the general director of GM’s Asia Pacific Aftersales unit based in Singapore. Before becoming the VP of business development at Fiat Group China in 2007, he worked as a Consultant at AT Kearney’s Beijing office for a year from 2005-2006. Rudi has a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University. Rudi is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. His Chinese name, Wan Ruyi, literally means ten thousand fortunes.
IVECO, the commercial vehicle unit of Fiat Group, established its presence in China in the 1980s. It currently designs, manufacturers and markets a wide range of heavy-duty and light commercial vehicles in China through its two joint ventures, Nanjing-IVECO based in Nanjing, and SAIC-IVECO Hongyan, based in Chongqing.
Preparations for GAS 2010 are now under full-swing. CBU/CAR is in the process of inviting key automotive executives from leading foreign and Chinese automakers and suppliers, including global automotive CEOs, to become distinguished speakers. For updates on invited and confirmed speakers, please visit http://www.chinaautoreview.com/conference/Speakers.aspx?id=34.
GAS 2010 was conceived based on the fact that 2010 will be a milestone for China’s automobile industry. It will be the beginning of the second decade of the new century and follows upon 2009, a year in which China became the world’s largest manufacturing country of new light vehicles. 2010 will also usher in a true consumer rather than institutional automobile market in China as well as a new decade of intensified global competition and unprecedented domestic consolidation.
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