Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2014
In the context of a sustainable world and increasing environmental pressure from the government, green manufacturing has become a prerequisite for all industrial sectors to achieve sustainable development. Steel and automotive sectors are playing a critical role to support the sustainability of the entire society. Regulations on environmental protection are getting increasingly stringent to the two sectors. Facilitating collaboration between the two sectors is becoming an important item in the agenda of relevant government agencies, market players and research organizations.
Gao Feng’s Managing Director and Auto Practice leader Bill Russo will deliver a keynote speech titled “Towards a Green Automotive Industry: A Collaboration Model to Accelerate China’s Green Mobility Efforts” at 10:05am on Thursday, November 6th.
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Bill Russo, Managing Director, Gao Feng Advisory Company.
His career includes over 30 years of industry experience, 15 years as an automotive executive with Chrysler, and 10 years of experience in China and Asia. Mr. Russo has worked with numerous multi-national and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. While the Vice President of Chrysler North East Asia, Mr. Russo successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring 6 new vehicle programs to the market in a 3-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution. Mr. Russo is a highly sought after opinion leader on the development of the China automotive industry.
Wuhan, China, October 16, 2014
The Transformation of China’s Auto Dealers
Auto dealers in China thrive on new car sales and highly profitable repair services. What opportunities and challenges do dealers face with the growing number of vehicles on the road, increased competition, the internet, and the establishment of more independent repair shop chains?
- Relationship between e-commerce through the internet and the current sales channels.
- Transformation from a “commodity economy” to a “customer economy” by applying big data technology.
- Standardization of the used car market.
Hu Bo, Chief Marketing Officer, Greater China and the ASEAN regional, Volkswagen
Liu Zhifeng, Executive Deputy General Manager of Beijing Hyundai, China Group ChinaChina
Pang Qinghua, Chairman of Pangda Group, China
Bill Russo, Managing Director with Gao Feng Advisory Company, China
Ma Xiaowei, President of Iautos.cn, China
The panel will be held at 3:15pm in Qin Tai Hall at the East Lake International Conference Center