NextGen Auto International China Summit 2013

NextGen Auto International Summit China: The roadmap to China’s evolving automotive market

Shanghai, China - The second edition of NextGen Auto International China Summit will take place from 9 – 10 December at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai’s Pudong district. Co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the International Cooperation Centre of National Development and Reform Commission, the 2013 conference will focus on sustainable and globally-competitive solutions for China’s automotive industry.

Attendees can expect to receive a wealth of knowledge on emerging global trends in energy-efficiency and smart technology. Through a series of business models, products, services as well as technological breakthroughs, NextGen Auto aims to facilitate a more profitable and sustainable future for all stakeholders in China’s automotive market. During its 2012 edition, over 300 delegates attended, with professionals including OEMs, government policy makers, suppliers, dealers, aftermarket service providers and much more.

China is expected to lead the global market for the automotive industry in the coming years. The sheer size of the nation’s automotive market has drawn interest from a number of key players in government policy as well as commercial development. But in order to grow the country’s automotive market sustainably, a number of areas need to be properly addressed. Some of the topics of discussion to address these areas at NextGen Auto’s 2013 edition include:

  • E-mobility and electrification: What are the critical steps needed for faster market growth to be achieved? 
  • Hybrid vehicles and their potential for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets
  • How can advanced fuels, hybrids, new materials and digital technology boost efficiency in commercial vehicles?
  • Strategies for dealerships distributors: What new business and service markets are emerging?
  • Digital marketing and social media: How can these powerful tools aid OEMs and dealerships?

The full list of speakers for 2013 is still in development. However over 35 influential industry experts have already confirmed their participation. Some of which include:

  • Thomas Hajek, Board Member for Fiat Chrysler Group
  • Boriana Lambreva, Senior Manager, Volkswagen (China)
  • Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar (Volvo)
  • Klaus Dieter Breitschwert, Chairman, Bavarian Car Industry & Board Member, part of the German Federation for Motor Vehicle Trades and Repairs (ZDK)

Additionally, domestic policy and planning initiatives will be addressed by senior directors from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).

NextGen Auto International China Summit 2013 will be held concurrently with Automechanika Shanghai, Asia’s largest event for auto parts, accessories, equipment and services, taking place from 10 – 13 December at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. For more information on the fee-based conference, please e-mail; or visit

About Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organisers with 536.9 million euros in sales and 1,833 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2012, Messe Frankfurt organised 109 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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