PROGRAM (download)

Chaired by: Dirk Meyer, Managing Partner, FORUM CHINA
Simultaneous translation on both days


27th September 2018 – Day 1

Speakers Day 1: EAC Consulting, CATARC (TBC), BOSCH, ZF Friedrichshafen, MAGNA, MANN + HUMMEL, BYTON, CHERY, NIO (TBC), Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO)*

9.15 am Registration Opens
9.50 am Welcome


Panel I: E-Mobility and the Strategic Importance of China

10.00 am E-Mobility or New Mobility’s Potential to Radically Change the Automobile World with China as the Key Player
Daniel Berger, Partner, EAC- Euro Asia Consulting

10.30 am The Regulatory Environment for New Energy Vehicles, CATARC (TBC)


Panel II: China’s Future Role in the R&D Landscape

11.00 am Dr Dirk Brinkmann, Vice President Engineering System Electrification, Robert Bosch

11.30 am Dr Eckart von Westerholt, Vice President R&D, ZF Friedrichshafen

12.00 noon New Smart EV Projects at Magna Steyr & Future Mobility Concepts
Dr Uwe Pichler-Necek, Global Director New Electric Vehicle Projects & Technical Director, Magna Steyr China

12.30 pm Panel Discussion
With the speakers from Panel II

1.00 pm Lunch
Individual meetings with the speakers from Panel I and Panel II

2.30 pm E-Mobility China – Critical Success Factors & Strategic Approach from a Supplier‘s Perspective
Dr Michael Harenbrock, Principal Expert Electric Mobility, MANN+HUMMEL


Panel III: Business Models & Market Strategies Implemented by Chinese OEMs & Suppliers (in Europe)

3.00 pm Gerald Krainer, Chief Digitalization Officer, BYTON

3.30 pm Jochen Tueting, Managing Director, CHERY Europe

4.00 pm Coffee Break
Individual meetings with the speakers from Panel III and Dr. Pichler-Necek

4.30 pm Speaker (TBC), NIO GmbH

5.00 pm Frank Ye, Vice President Investment, HASCO*

5.30 pm End of the first day of the summit

7.00 pm Get Together Dinner


28th September 2018 – Day 2

Speakers Day 2: AVL, SAIC VOLKSWAGEN, BEIJING ELECTRIC VEHICLE, NOW, CATL, BYD, The German Energy Storage Association, ads- tech, Innogy

8.15 am Registration Opens
8.50 am Welcome

Panel IV: The Importance of China as a Future Source of Innovative Technologies

9.00 am Dr Christian Haring, Director Global Supply Chain Management, AVL

9.30 am Till von Bothmer (TBC), Purchasing Director, SAIC VOLKSWAGEN

10.00 am Franco Bellillo, Deputy General Manager, Vice President Purchasing, BEIJING ELECTRIC VEHICLE (BJEV, subsidiary of BAIC) (TBC)

10.30 am Panel Discussion
With the speakers from Panel IV

11.00 am Coffee Break
Individual meetings with the speakers from Panel IV


Panel V: The Battery & Energy Supply Chain

11.30 am Dr Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director, NOW GmbH

12.00 noon Matthias Zentgraf, President Europe, CATL Battery (Contemporary Amperex Technology)

12.30 pm Tong Zhao, General Manager of Overseas Sales Department, BYD Lithium Battery

1.00 pm Lunch
Individual meetings with the speakers from Panel V

2.00 pm Thomas Speidel, CEO, ads- tech, President, The German Energy Storage Association

2.30 pm Simon Löffler, Vice President International Markets E-Mobility, Innogy


* HASCO (Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.) is a SAIC subsidiary and China‘s largest auto-components manufacturer. The company operates a number of joint ventures and affiliates together with auto parts suppliers based in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.