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2010 programme

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

18:00 – 21:00

Networking drinks reception

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Thursday 3rd June 2010

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1

Domestic and transplant senior discuss how manufacturing in China will meet rapidly growing demand

    • John R. Buttermore, Vice President Manufacturing, GM International Operations
    • Mario Hu, Manufacturing Business Office Manager, Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford Motor Company
10:30 – 11:00

Tea break

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11:00 – 12:30

Session 2

Manufacturing leaders and plant managers speak on process improvement and raising quality

    • Wang Jianhua, Director, Utility Engineering Department – Beijing Hyundai Motor Company
    • Chen Jianwei, Vice General Manager – Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor CO., LTD
12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

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14:00 – 15:00
STREAM 1
Session 3a 
Powertrain – casting, forging and machining  

– Materials – CGI, aluminium and composites
– Machining systems – hard turning and grinding
– Automation – machining centres and transfer lines 

  • Wilson Ni, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, ASIMCO Technologies 
  • Liang Chen, Project Manager, ABB Engineering China

 

STREAM 2 
Session 3b 
Managing manufacturing power – energy and IT control
– Plant energy management and the global eco-structure
– Manufacturing IT – control systems
– Asset tracking and materials management
  • William Cui, General Manager of Competence Center Automotive, Siemens China
  • Carola Puusteli, Vice President Strategic Accounts – Automotive, Schneider Electric
15:00 – 15:30

Tea Break

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15:30 – 17:30
STREAM 1
Session 4a
Automation and control systems
-Total factory automation – dream or achievable reality?
– Wireless control networks
– Built-to-order – integrating demand and production
  • Li HongWei, Vice President, Dong Feng Passenger Vehicle Company
  • Edward Scott, Automotive Segment Lead for Information Solutions, Rockwell Automation
  • Koushik Radhakrishnan, Director of Industrial Sector for China Global Delivery, IBM
  • Joe Hu, Microsoft Technical Specialist for Automotive, Microsoft
STREAM 2
Session 4b
Supplier development and purchasing
– Managing the supply chain through intelligent networks
– Quality management – meeting global standards
– Developing China’s supply base for an exporting future
  • Eric Flammang, Senior Sourcing Manager, Global Purchasing, PSA Shanghai
  • Liu Haifeng, Director, Huayu Automotive Systems
  • Sam Xia, DGM, DGM, Operations & ME Director, Faurecia Group China Division
  • Lucy Yang, Senior Purchasing Manager, Magna Seating Asia Purchasing Office

17:30 – 21:30

Pre-dinner drinks and Gala dinner    

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The Gala Dinner will be held at the impressive Xian Qiang Fang  

See the location page for more details of the venue

Friday 4th June 2010

08:00 – 09:00

Registration with refreshments

09:00 – 10:30

Session 5

Stamping – and body in white

– High-strength steel – coming of age in China?
– Press lines – new systems and techniques
– Sourcing press equipment – China vs rest of the world
– Laser welding – moving to China?
  • YongJian Gai, Deputy President, Press Shop Manager, Sinotruck Jinan Truck Co.
  • Kjell Bengtsson, Regional Business Development Manager, Uddeholm ASSAB
  • Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice President International Sales, AIDA
  • Thorston Kimpel, Global Key Account Management Automotive, TRUMPF Laser

10:30 – 11:00

Tea break

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11:00 – 12:00
Session 6
Material handling and automation
– Robots and conveyors
– Automated guided vehicles
– Line-sided component supply systems

  • Andre Hack, Strategic Industry Manager, SICK
  • Matt Seltz, Senior Director, Automotive Sales, Zebra Enterprise Solutions
  • Dr Fangwu Shu, VMT system manager, Pepperl+Fuchs
12:00 – 13:00
Session 7
Paintshop
– Facility design and construction
– New materials, paint and powder technologies
– High quality processes – from start to finish
  • Luigi Lazzari, Vice President, Innovation & Proposal, Geico SpA
  • Reiner Schmid, President & CEO, Dürr China 
  • Sheng Lunwang, Equipment Engineer, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd
13:00 – 14:00
 Lunch

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14:00 – 15:30
Session 8
 
ASK THE CARMAKER
A chance to pose questions to the decision-makers
 
Panel members include:

  • John R. Buttermore, Vice President Manufacturing, GM International Operations
  • Mario Hu, Manufacturing Business Office Manager, Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford Motor Company
  • Fan Yong, Manufacture Engineering Department Director, SAIC Motor
  • Sheng Lunwang, Equipment Engineer, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd
  • Wei Qiang, Plant Department Manager, FAW VOLKSWAGEN
15:30 – 16:00

Tea break

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