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GAS 2011 preliminary program released

BEIJING – China Business Update/China Automotive Review (CBU/CAR) has released a preliminary program for the 2011 Global Automotive Symposium® (GAS® 2011) and CBU’s 16th annual international conference.

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.

The preliminary program* is as follows:

Day One: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
16:30-19:00: Pre-Registration
19:00:     Gala Welcome Dinner, Sponsored by Ernst & Young
20:00    Keynote Address: Professor C.C. Chan, President, World Electric Vehicle Association

Day Two: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, General Session
07:30    Coffee, Tea, Registration
08:20    Opening Remarks by Symposium Chair & Sponsors
08:30    Panel I. Policy, Standards and the Market
    Moderator: Linda Luo, CBU
Rao Da, President, China Passenger Vehicle Association
Jeff Henning, Global Automotive Markets Leader, Ernst & Young
Chen Quanshi, Director Automotive Research Institute, Tsinghua University
09:45    Questions & Answers
10:15    Refreshment Break
10:30    Panel II. Hybrids, Plug-ins or BEVs (I)
    Moderator: Lei Xing, CBU
Zuo Ya’an, Chairman, Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. (JAC)
Nancy Gioia, Director of Global Electrification, Ford Motor Co.
Wu Xuebin, President, Foton Automotive Engineering Institute (Inviting)
Fumiaki Matsumoto, Vice President, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.; President, Dongfeng-Nissan
11:45    Questions & Answers
12:15    Luncheon
13:30    Panel III. Roundtable: 2011 – Year of Plug-ins and BEVs?
    Moderator: Jeff Henning, E&Y
C.C. Chan, President, World Electric Vehicle Association
Chen Quanshi, Director, Automotive Research Institute, Tsinghua University
Nancy Gioia, Director of Global Electrification, Ford Motor Co.
Liu Chengqiang, President, Shandong Shifeng Group (Inviting)
Wayne Xing, Editor/Publisher, CBU
14:45    Questions & Answers
15:15    Refreshment Break
15:30    Panel IV. Supplier Efforts & Challenges
    Moderator: Alfred Tian, CBU
Klaus Braunig, Managing Director, VDA
Majdi Abulaban, President, Delphi Asia Pacific
Ray Shemanski, CEO, Johnson Controls-SAFT
16:45    Questions & Answers
17:15     Chairma’s Closing Remarks/End of Day Two
17:45    Cocktail Reception

Day Three: Thursday, April 21, 2011, General Session
07:30    Coffee, Tea, Registration
08:20    Chairma’s Recap of Day Two
08:30    Panel V. Global Electrification Efforts & Trend
Moderator: Ivan Hodac, European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
Yoshiyasu Nao, Vice Chairman, Japan Auto Manufacturers’ Association (JAMA) (inviting)
Yongmei Kimmel, NEV Strategy, PSA Asia Pacific
Mirko Kerschbaum, Director, Global Business Development, Auto Alliances, Better Place
Margaret Baxter, Vice President, OESA
09:45    Questions & Answers
10:15    Refreshment Break
10:30    Panel VI. Hybrids, Plug-ins or BEVs? (II)
    Moderator: Linda Luo, CBU
    Wu Jianzhong, Chairman, Zotye Holding Group
Henry Li, General Manager, Auto Export Trade, BYD Auto
Lin Yi, Executive Director, Beijing Electric Vehicle
Wu Zhixin, President, Qingyuan Electric Vehicle
11:45    Questions & Answers
12:15    Luncheon
13:30    Panel VII. Round-table: Government & Industry Initiatives
    Moderator: Lei Xing, CBU
Ivan Hodac, Director, European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
Wu Jianzhong, Chairman, Zotye Holding Group
Henry Li, General Manager, Auto Export Trade, BYD Auto
Ling Tianjun, Chief Engineer, SAIC New Energy Vehicle
Yale Zhang, Managing Director, AutoForesight
14:45    Questions & Answers
15:15    Refreshment Break
15:30    Panel VIII. Power Batteries, Drive Control and Charging Facilities
    Moderator: Linda Luo, CBU
    Liu Zhenya, President, State Grid (inviting)
Deng Zhongyi, Vice President Sales, BAK Batteries
Liu Yaqi, Vice President, Shanghai E-Bus New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
16:45    Questions & Answers
17:15     Chairma’s Closing Remarks/End of Conference Program

Day Four: Friday Morning, April 22, 2011
08:00    Individual Tour of Auto Shanghai 2011
* Program as of 3/23/11 and subject to change without prior notice until the date of the conference

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.

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 partners are auto.163.com, cars21.com, gasgoo.com and evtimes.cn.

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.

For more information on GAS® 2011 and to register, please visit http://www.chinaautoreview.com/conference/Introduction.aspx?ID=36  

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: http://www.chinaautoreview.com/conference/Program.aspx?id=34

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 conference@cbuauto.com.cn.

CBU/CAR
March 2011

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