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November 10, 2011

Inside China: Understanding China’s Current and Future Automotive Industry

University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute
Automotive Analysis Division
“Focus on the Future”
Automotive Research Conferences

Inside China:
Understanding China’s Current and Future Automotive Industry

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
9am to 4pm
University of Michigan, The Michigan League Ballroom (2nd Floor)
911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

The fourth year of our China Automotive Conference will feature insights by manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and UM experts on the current and future prospects for the automotive industry in China. Our speakers will tackle joint venture manufacturer strategies from the foreign and domestic perspective, business practices, market updates, government direction, and a US-China R&D Consortium on Batteries and Electric Vehicles. These speakers will provide insights into the current and future direction of the industry based on their academic research, consulting experience, and work within the industry.

Yingzi Su, Senior Economist, General Motors Corporation, will provide insight into GMs success in its most prolific market.

Hong Su, Vice-President, Changan US R&D Center, will discuss his company’s global vehicle development strategy based on their R&D centers located in the US, Italy, England, and Japan.

Jun Ni, Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, will discuss China’s automotive manufacturing footprint, as well as his views on future Chinese manufacturing.

Larry Johnson, Director, Transportation Technology R&D, Argonne National Labs, will talk about the progress made in the US-China R&D Consortium on Batteries and Electric Vehicles.

Richard Hanna, Global Automotive Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will discuss his firm’s view of the future of the Chinese auto industry.

Conference Registration Cost:
Registration: $200
UMTRI-AAD Affiliates and UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free

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Posted by zzhu at November 10, 2011 11:49 PM