28-30 May 2013
Hilton Hongqiao, Shanghai
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Tuesday 28th May 2013

Plant Tours
Opportunity to see Chinese manufacturing in action with these exclusive AMS plant tours.
13:00 – 18:30
OPTION 1: Visit to Shanghai Volkswagen in Anting, followed by visit to TRUMPF Taicang.

Shanghai Volkswagen in Anting is where VW Santana, Passat, Polo, Lavida, Tiguan and Touran are made plus Skoda Fabia, Octavia and Superb. The plant's annual output is more than 450,000 units. 

13.30 Leave Hilton HongQiao hotel, Shanghai
14:30 Arrive at SVW Car Plant 3 (Add: No.5288, Cao an Road)
14:30-14:40 SVW corporate introduction video
14:40-14:50 Visit Car Exhibition Hall
14:50-15:00 Transfer to Car Plant 1 (Add: No.63, Luo Pu Road)
15:00-15:30 Visit Assembly Shop of Car Plant 1
15:30 End of visit

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TRUMPF is one of the largest machine tool manufacturers in the world. In the Taicang plant near Shanghai, TRUMPF is producing punching machine and laser cutting machines. Moreover the high power laser application lab for China is located in Taicang.

16:00 Arriving TRUMPF Taicang
16:00 Welcome speech and Tea & Coffee 
16:20 TRUMPF Taicang plant introduction and visit of Machine Tool Show Room
16:35 Laser Application Lab: Demo of Cutting Hot Forming Parts and Laser Welding on the Fly
17:10 Guided tour through the machine assembly work shop
17:30 End of visit  

14:00 – 17:30
OPTION 2: Visit to Shanghai GM in Pudong Jinqiao.

 The company makes Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, in 21 product lines and almost 70 models, covering premium to economy cars, as well as performance luxury, MPV, SUV, hybrid and electric vehicles. A selection of these are manufactured at the Pudong plant.

Wednesday 29th May 2013

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
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09:00 – 10:30   SESSION 1: Talk from the top – domestic and joint venture senior managers present their manufacturing strategies

 Gu Xiang Hua, Special Advisor, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
• Hu Jianping, Deputy General Manager of the Manufacturing Management Department,Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle
• Federico Kochlowski, General Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, Beijing Benz

10:30- 11:00
Tea & Coffee
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11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 2A: Developments in automation and plant control systems
•   Balancing labour cost and increased automation
•   New control systems and machine communication
•   Building-in flex in process and platform versatility

 Wu Fang, Lean Management Manager,Huayu Automotive Systems

• Todd Montpas, Automotive and Tyre Market Development Manager, Rockwell Automation

• Wang Xu, China System Manager,Pepperl+Fuchs

11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 2B: Stamping strategies at OEMs and Tier suppliers
• Die and mould design – virtual modelling
• Sourcing press equipment – Chinese press makers
• Hot stamping and in-mould fastening integration

 Chang Tiejun, Manager Manufacturing Engineering, Stamping, Changan Mazda

• Dr. Xu Weili, Chief Researcher, Baosteel

 Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice-President, International Sales, AIDA

12:30- 14:00
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14:00 – 15:30
SESSION 3A Body-in-white
•   Bodyshop process developments 
•   Laser welding and brazing
•   BIW handling and framing technology
•  Rising potentials in automotive body shop line engineering

• Wang Juefeng, Bodyshop Planning Manager, Shanghai Volkswagen – PANELIST

• Uwe Dux, Global Key Account Manager Automotive Worldwide, TRUMPF 

• Tristan Pfurr, CEO and Regional Director Asia, FFT Production Systems (Shanghai)

14:00 – 15:30
SESSION 3B Moving the metal – IT management, robots and handling
• Production information processing and execution
•   Powered on-line handlers
•   Ergonomics and advanced HMI

 Wu Jinhao, Vice-Minister, Management Information Department, Chongqing Changan Automobile

• Zheng Shaoyu, CCR Controls Supervisor,Shanghai General Motors – PANELIST

• Peter Klueger, Technology Leader, KUKA Roboter

15:30- 16:00
Tea & Coffee
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16:00 – 17:30
Session 4A Final assembly and efficient manufacturing power
•   Trim and final process engineering examined
•   IT and manufacturing systems
•   Inductive power transmission (IPT) for efficient solutions in final assembly

• Hu ChangHua, Chief Engineer of Final Assembly, Dongfeng Motor Corporation Technology Centre

• Yang Jie, Solution Manager, Schneider Electric

• Giovanni Bonetta, Global Market Manager,Conductix-Wampfler

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4B Body-in-white 2
•  Case study from JAC Bodyshop
•  A flexible bodyshop to produce any car?Yes!
•  Joining technology – welding, clinching, riveting and more

• Zhang Lifang, Welding Process Engineer,Jianghuai Automobile Corp (JAC)

•  Alan Stapelberg, Body In White Product Manager, ABB Engineering (Shanghai)

• Hubert Rautenstrauch, Sales Manager Export, PROFIL

17:30- 21:30
Gala dinner

Thursday 30th May 2013

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
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09:00 – 10:30
SESSION 5: Super-tuning the supply chain
• What the OEM wants from the supply base
• Quality – raising the game
• Tier suppliers discuss their best practices and production technologies
• Domestic suppliers automate to succeed

• Wu Jinhao,Vice-Minister, Management Information Department,Chongqing Changan Automobile – PANELIST

• Xu Bin, Purchasing Director, Faurecia Automotive Seating China

• Wilson Ni, Vice-President, ASIMCO Technologies

• Lucy Yang, Purchasing Director, Magna Seating China

10:30- 11:00
Tea & Coffee
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11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 6A Casting, forging and machining – driveline process
•   Insource/outsource – the OEMs’ choices
•   Machining systems – automation speeding production
•   New processes – laser welding and more

• Zong Yongyuan, Engine Department Machining Section Manager, Beijing Hyundai

• John Hopkinson, Global Marketing Manager – Metalworking Fluids, Castrol Industrial

• Lucy Fan, Director, China Transportation,Kennametal

11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 6B Paint and coatings – fine finishing
•   Primerless and three-wet – facility and power saving
•   Environment and energy – the new technology drivers
•   High quality processes – from start to finish

• Yang Rui, Technical Quality Engineer – Paintshop, SINOTRUK Jinan Truck Corp

 Michael Leitl, Business Unit Manager, Application Technique, Durr Paintshop Systems Engineering (Shanghai) 

• Guenter Eberhard, Key Account Manager,EISENMANN

12:30- 14:00
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14:00 – 16:00   SESSION 7 Into the future – OEM and Tier supplier executives present their strategies for the future of carmaking in China

• Harry Schneider, Senior Director, Vice Car Plant Leader, Shanghai Volkswagen – PANELIST

• Michael Perez, Manufacturing Equipment Director, General Motors International Operations

• Zhang Lijie, Assistant to General Manager of Production, Great Wall Motor Company

• Terry Sapsford, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa

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Ask the experts 
Your chance to pose questions to carmaker and Tier supplier leaders, and discuss the themes that have emerged during the conference

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