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BAIC New Energy Vehicle’s Lin Yi a confirmed speaker at GAS 2011

BEIJING – Lin Yi, Executive Director of BAIC New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd., has confirmed to speak at the 2011 Global Automotive Symposium® and CBU’s 16th annual international conference in Shanghai.

GAS® 2011 will be held on April 20-21, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Century Park Hotel in Shanghai, with a theme of Commercialization and Industrialization of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Global Development and China’s Experience. The event will be held right before Auto Shanghai 2011 (April 21-28), this year’s largest automotive trade show in China.

Lin also currently serves as deputy chief engineer of BAIC Group, deputy director of Beijing Automotive Technology Center, and party secretary of BAIC New Energy Vehicle. Before joining BAIC, Lin served as the dean of the Department of Automotive Engineering at Jilin University and executive deputy director of the National Engineering Laboratory for Electric Vehicles at Beijing Institute of Technology.

As BAIC’s management platform for R&D of new energy vehicle technology, BAIC New Energy Vehicle has set up a components R&D base and vehicle manufacturing base. It mainly engages in the research & development, production and sales of hybrid and pure electric vehicles, core components, charging systems and battery replacement systems.

In addition to Lin, the following executives have confirmed their participation at GAS® 2011 (listed alphabetically by last name):

Braunig, Klaus, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Chan, C.C., President, World Electric Vehicle Association

Chen, Quanshi, Director, Auto Research Institute, Tsinghua University

Henning, Jeff, Global Auto Markets Leader, Ernst & Young

Hodac, Ivan, Director, European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

Huang, Yonghe, Director, Automotive Industry Policy Research, CATARC

Li, Zhuhang (Henry), General Manager, Auto Export Trade Division, BYD Auto Co., Ltd.

Lin, Yi, Executive Director, BAIC New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Kerschbaum, Mirko, Director, Global Business Development, Automotive Alliances, Better Place

Rao, Da, President, China Passenger Vehicle Association

Wu, Zhixin, President, Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Zuo, Yan’an, Chairman, Jianghuai Automobile Corp

GAS® 2011 is supported by European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Detroit China Business Association (DCBA). Ernst & Young is our exclusive platinum dinner sponsor. Our media partner is

GAS® 2011 will feature keynote addresses from major multinational and domestic CEOs, government officials and industry analysts involved in the hybrid and electric vehicle space.

A gala welcome dinner will be held on the evening of April 19, the first media day of Auto Shanghai 2011.

For more information on GAS® 2011 and to register, please visit
Since 1996, CBU international conferences and seminars have evolved into a unique gathering of Chinese and multinational executives. They have become both value-added industry events for in-depth discussions of the China market and high-level networking opportunities. Our 2010 Global Automotive Symposium® (GAS® 2010) was successfully held in Beijing on April 22-23, 2010, attracting nearly 300 attendees and almost 50 speakers. To find out more, please visit:

If you have any questions, or are interested in speaking, becoming a corporate sponsor or exhibitor at GAS® 2011, this year’s major conference event in China, please contact Jack Ma, our conference coordinator, at


February 2011

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