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October 10, 2012

UMTRI Inside China Auto Conference, November 7, 2012

University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute

“Focus on the Future”

Automotive Research Conferences

Inside China: Understanding Current and Future Trends in the Chinese
Auto Industry

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
9:00am to 4:00pm

University of Michigan, The Michigan League, Michigan Ballroom (2nd Floor)
911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

Our 5th annual Inside 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 UM-China R&D Consortium on Clean Energy 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.

Confirmed speakers include:

Bruce Belzowski, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, will introduce the key issues and moderate the conference.

Yi Lu, President, SAIC USA will provide our keynote address and offer an overview of his company’s plans for the US, China, and the rest of the world. As China’s largest automotive company, SAIC plays an important role in China through its joint ventures with VW and GM. This will be Mr. Lu’s first presentation in the US since SAIC USA opened its doors this year in Michigan.

Yong Yang, Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific, Ford Motor Company, will provide his analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese auto industry. Mr. Yang provided a thorough analysis of the Indian auto industry for our Inside India conference, and we look forward to his remarks about the Chinese industry and Ford’s position in China.

We are also inviting other experts from manufacturers and suppliers as well as experts on labor issues, the Chinese market, and business challenges to provide their insights about the Chinese auto industry.

Conference Sponsorship
Companies or groups interested in sponsoring this conference please contact Bruce Belzowski at bbl@umich.edu or 734-936-2704. Sponsorship Amount (Minimum $2,500)

Inside China Sponsors
University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
University of Michigan Office of the Vice President of Research

Conference Registration

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

Register via
Online….. http://www.umtri.umich.edu/divisionPage.php?pageID=265

Fax….. Registration to: (734) 936-1081

Call…..Bonnie Pond at 734-763-2466

E-Mail: bmckie@umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at October 10, 2012 10:39 PM