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2011 programme

Tuesday 28th June 2011

18:00 – 21:00

Networking drinks reception

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Wednesday 29th June 2011

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

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09:00 – 10:30

Welcome and opening addressSimon Duval Smith Conference Chairman and Associate Editor, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

Session 1:
Domestic and transplant senior OEM executives discuss their manufacturing strategies

John R. Buttermore, Vice President Manufacturing, GM International Operations

Chen Jianwei, Vice General manager, Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., Ltd

10:30 – 11:00

Tea

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11:00 – 12:30

Session 2:
Manufacturing leaders and plant managers speak on perfecting process, raising quality and workforce management

Paul Lin, Senior Manager, Auto Export Trade Division, BYD 

Stefan Huelsenberg, Vice President Manufacturing Plant Dadong & Foresight, BMW Brilliance

Bertram Holder, Director, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

STREAM 1

Session 3a
Paintshop

·   Facility design and construction
·   New materials, paint and powder technologies
·   High quality processes – from start to finish 

Joint presentation by: Liu Dong, Head of Planning, Paintshop, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive, and
Zhang Xiaojun, Vice-President, Durr China   

Guenter Eberhard, Key Account Manager, Eisenmann  

Dr Luigi Lazzari, Vice-President, Innovation and Proposal, GEICO

STREAM 2

Session 3b
Managing manufacturing power – energy and environment

·   Plant energy management and the global eco-structure
·   Manufacturing IT – control systems
·   Asset tracking and materials manaagement  

Wang Ying, Senior Manager of IT Dept, Manufacturing, Logistics & Quality Support, Shanghai General Motors

Glory Leng, IT Manager, Webasto (Changchun)  

Raymond Zhang, Automotive segment manager, Schneider Electric 

15:30 – 16:00

Tea

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16:00 – 17:30

STREAM1

Session 4a
Body-in-white

·   Welding stations – the rise of automation
·   Lightweight body construction
·   Lasers – from welding to measurement

Wang Juefeng, Bodyshop Planning Manager, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive

Herve Chevalier, GEC Manager Robotics BIW, ABB

Jürgen Schmid, Global Key Account Manager Automotive Worldwide, TRUMPF Laser
 

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Session 4b
Supplier development and purchasing

·   OEM/supplier relationship development
·   Quality management – meeting global standards
·   Developing China’s supply base for an exporting future

Lucy Yang, Purchasing Director, Magna Seating China

Wilson Ni, Vice President, ASIMCO Technologies 

Wu Fang, Senior Manager, Lean Management, Huayu Automotive Systems

17:30 – 21:30

Pre-dinner drinks and Gala dinner

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Thursday 30th June 2011

08:00 – 09:00

Registration with refreshments

09:00 – 10:30

STREAM1

Session 5a
Stamping

·   High-strength steel – coming of age in China?
·   Aluminium pressing and lightweight body construction
·   Sourcing press equipment – new vs. re-use/recondition

Sheng Lunwang, Vice Chief of Stamping Equipment Planning Division, CHERY 

Dr Feng Yingyu, Managing Director, ASSAB Tooling (Beijing)  

Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice-President, International Sales, AIDA Europe

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Session 5b
Material handling and final assembly

·   Increasing plant efficiency and quality through asset visibility and directed movement
·   Robots and conveyors
·   Ergonomics and operator efficiency

Zheng Dayuan, Assistant Manager, Maintenance Department, Beijing Benz Automotive Company

Michael Mulligan, Director, Automotive Solutions, Zebra Technologies

Alwin Berninger, Managing Director, Asia-Pac Region, KUKA Roboter 

Joint presentation by: 
Ronald Lau, Strategic Industry Manager, SICK China
André Hack, Strategic Industry Manager, SICK Sensor Intelligence

10:30 – 11:00

Tea

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11:00 – 12:30

STREAM 1

Session 6a
Powertrain – casting, forging and machining

·   Make or buy – outsourcing vs. internal expertise
·   An exciting new joining technology that reduces component weight by up to 45%
·   Automation – machining centres and transfer lines

Ding Shaochun, Vice Chief of Manufacturing Planning Department, Dongfeng Motor

Harry Pollock, Senior Technical Consultant, EMAG

Michael L. Lee, President, MAG Asia

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Session 6b
Automation and control systems

·   Total factory automation – dream or achievable reality?
·   The latest system management protocols discussed
·   Build-to-order – integrating demand and production

Tobias Daniel, Head of Vertical Market Management Automotive, Siemens

In Hae Kim, Manager, Automotive Industry Solution, Rockwell Automation 

Wang Xu, China System Manager, Pepper L + Fuchs

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Session 7
Special presentations – Into The Future – what the booming market and the demand for raising quality means for carmakers and suppliers in China

Thomas E. Callarman, Professor of Operations Management, China Europe International Business School

Mathew Ma, Vice President, China Seating Engineering, Lear Corporation

Followed by:
ASK THE CARMAKER
A chance to pose questions to carmaker executives, with a panel discussion on the future of the automotive industry in China

The panel will include:

John R Buttermore, Vice President Manufacturing, GM International Operations 

Tang Shengguo, Vice General Manager of Geely Hangzhou Bay Plant, GEELY

Stefan Huelsenberg, Vice President Manufacturing Plant Dadong & Foresight, BMW Brilliance

Coco Chien, Manufacturing Planning Supervisor, Ford Motor Asia Pacific and Africa

16:00 – 16:30

Tea

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