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NextGen Auto International Summit China: Thought leadership international conference at Automechanika Shanghai

published: 2012-12-05 17:56

Co-organised by China's National Development and Reform Commission’s International Cooperation Centre (NDRC’s ICC) and Messe Frankfurt of Germany, the premiere NextGen Auto International Summit China, will bring together automotive industry executives, senior Chinese government representatives and overseas industry experts.

Do not miss the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, evaluate new strategies, as well as explore the critical issues in new technologies, services and applications with an unrivalled gathering of authoritative speakers from China and overseas:

National auto industry policies and planning:
• National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC): Keynote presentation
• Mr. Hou Yun Chun, Vice President, Development Research Centre (DRC) of State Council
• Dr. Zhen Zi Jian, Vice Director, Office of Energy Conservation and New Energy Vehicle Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
• Mr. Liu Jian Hua, Director, New Energy Vehicle Promotion Office, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization

Technology innovation, commercialization, branding and quality:
• Mr. Wang Cheng, Deputy Chief Engineer, Clean Energy Vehicle Productivity Promotion Center, CATARC
• Mr. Liang Yuan Cong, Secretary-General, Shanghai Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-S), SAIC Motor Corporation
• Dr. Lin Cheng, Professor, Vice Director, National Engineering Laboratory for Electric Vehicles (NELEV), BIT
• Mr. Sun Xiao Hua, Vice Chairman, Brand China Industry Union (BCIU) and Vice President, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
• Prof. Lang Zhi Zheng, School of Management and Economics, BIT; Counselor of State Council; Executive Director, China Quality Association and China Association for Standardization

Country updates, strategies and industry transition:
• Mr. Christian Heep, CEO, Head of Marketing, Federal Association for eMobility (BEM), Germany
• Mr. Allan Larsson, Vice Chairman and Project Manager, ElBil2020, Sweden
• Dr. Tiezheng Li, Automotive Practice Leader, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, China
• Md. Madani Bin Sahari, CEO, Malaysia Automotive Institute, Malaysia
• Mr. Bill Russo, President & CEO, Synergistics; Senior Advisor, Booz & Company, China

E-mobility and personal transportation:
• Mr. Anton Mueller, Senior Vice President Automotive, Infineon, Germany
• Dr. Gang G. Xu, Partner, PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting, China
• Md. Ridzuan Bin Md Yusof, Head, Advanced Research and Collaboration, Proton, Malaysia

Commercial vehicles and fleets:
• Dr. Andrew Frank, CTO, Efficient Drivetrains, USA
• Dr. Christian Kunkel, Senior Advisor, Scania China Strategic Centre, China
• Mr. Rick Longobart, Executive Director, Clean Energy Vehicle Productivity Promotion Center, City of Santa Ana, USA

Connected vehicles and telematics:
• Ms. Francesca Forestieri, Director, mAutomotive, Connected Living Programme, GSMA
• Mr. Klaus Paur, Global Head of Automotive, Ipsos, China
• Ms. Yijing Brentano, Vice President, International, Sprint, USA
• Mr. Michael Li, Manager, Division for Telematics and Vehicular Control System, ITRI, Taiwan
• Mr. Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar, Sweden

Charging and infrastructure:
• Dr. Anthony Thomson, Vice President, Qualcomm Europe
• Dr. Jan Fritz Rettberg, Executive, Competence Centre E-Mobility, Infrastructure and Grids, TU Dortmund, Germany
• Mr. Hiroyuki Aoki, Senior Manager, Mobility Technology Group, R&D Centre, TEPCO / CHAdeMO, Japan

Energy storage and battery innovation:
• Mr. Zhuo Zhang, Research Associate, Lux Research, USA
• Mr. Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Israel

Safety, testing, certification and homologation:
• Mr. Johnny Zhang, Manager South China, DEKRA (Germany)
• Mr. Rob van der Aar, Business Development Manager, TNO Homologations,
The Netherlands

For the latest programme agenda and speakers, please visit the summit website:

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