Shanghai, China, November 14, 2014
Gao Feng’s Managing Director and Auto Practice leader Bill Russo will join a panel discussion titled Opportunities and Challenges of the China Auto Industry at 11:15am, and after this will deliver a keynote speech titled “Reinventing Mobility in China” at 12:15pm.
Topic: Reinventing Mobility in China
With the auto industry developments and the increasingly prevalence of the wireless internet and mobile devices, the Internet of Vehicles will create discontinuous opportunities for product and business model innovation.
The conditions in China – the world’s largest auto market and the market with the largest number of both internet and “smart phone” users – will likely make it the incubator for rapid commercialization of such innovations. China’s urban transportation challenge, the high rate of adoption of connected mobile devices, combined with the rapid and aggressive introduction of alternative mobility and vehicle ownership concepts from new entrants, will ultimately compress the time needed to commercialize smart, connected car technologies and related services. Such developments will dramatically alter not just the feature content of vehicles, but may also usher in a revolution to the business model of the automotive industry – where a model focused on “users of mobility services” could emerge as a real alternative to the traditional model of “car ownership”.
8:00 – Breakfast / registration
8:30 – 8:45 – Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:30 – China Economic Outlook: Moderation, Mobility and a New Normal
9:30 – 10:15 – Tri-dimensional view of the Automotive Landscape – China, Asia, Global
10:30 – 11:15 – The Global M&A Context
11:15 – 12:15 – Panel: Opportunities and Challenges of the China Auto Industry
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch and Keynote Session: Reinventing Mobility in China
2:00 – 3:00 – Key Developments in the China Debt Markets
Venue: Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin I + II LG I
111 Pudong Road (South)
+86 21 2082 9888