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Apr 22, 2010 - Apr 23, 2010

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027

In China
Mr. Lei Xing

Ms. Xiaofang Cao

2010 Global Automotive Symposium - April 22-23, 2010

Dear Automotive Executive:

    CBU/CAR (China Automotive Review) is preparing our 2010 Global Automotive Symposium (also our 7th Presidents' Forum and 15th annual international event), scheduled for April 22-23, 2010 in Beijing during this year's largest trade show, Auto China 2010 (April 23-May 2, 2010).

    2010 will be the end of the 1st decade of the 21st Century, leading onto the 2nd. China will be drafting its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) for the development of the national economy.

    In many respects, 2010 will be a milestone for China's automobile industry. China in 2010 will become the the world's largest manufacturing country of new light vehicles. 2010 will usher in a true consumer rather than institutional automobile market in China as well as a new decade of intensified global competition and unprecedented domestic consolidation.

    It will therefore most pertinent for us to choose the following theme for the Symposium: China & World Auto Market in the Next Decade: Innovation, Green Vehicles and Global Competition.

    And we plan to make the 2010 Global Automotive Symposium the biggest conference event since 1996 both in terms of the  topics covered, the number of high-level executives invited as speakers and the number of attendees from around the world.

    The one and a half-day general sessions on April 22-23 will feature keynote addresses from multinational and domestic CEOs and  government officials, a round table session and presentations from industry analysts and senior OEM and supplier executives. To date, we have more than 40 high-level executives confirmed to speak at the event.

    Four breakout sessions will be organized on the afternoon of April 23, which will cover Supply Chain, Human Resources, Aftermarket and Heavy-Duty & Commercial.

    The 2010 Global Automotive Symposium will begin with a welcome dinner on April 21 (Wednesday 19:00-21:00). A cocktail reception will be hosted on April 22. An executive tour of Beijing-Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. and Beijing Asian Games Village Auto Mart will be organized for speakers and attendees on April 24.

    The Symposium is sponsored by Ernst & Young, Hyundai Motor Co. , Total Lubricants, Delphi, Gentex Corp. and International Automotive Components (IAC) , supported by ACEA (European Auto Manufacturers' Association), JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), OESA (U.S. Original Equipment Suppliers Association), SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and CEIBS (China Europe International Business School). Ward's Auto World is our media sponsor, Gasgoo, Sinotrust's Motorlink and are our media supporters.

    Each of our past six Presidents' Forums since 2004 featured 20-25 senior executives and high-level government officials as speakers and was attended by 150-300 people.

    Since 1996, CBU/CAR's annual international conference has evolved into a unique annual gathering of Chinese and multinational executives. It is both a value-added event for in-depth discussions of the China market and a high-level and rewarding networking opportunity.

    As in the past, the 2010 Global Automotive Symposium will be covered in-depth by our weekly newsletters CBU-Auto (English) and Zhongguo Qiche Yaowen (Chinese, and monthly magazine China Automotive Review ( It will be broadcast live by leading Chinese automotive portals and covered by international and local business and professional media through our free media attendance program.

    If you are interested to sponsor or to speak at the 2010 Global Automotive Symposium, please contact Lei Xing, our conference coordinator, at

    Wayne W.J. Xing, Ph.D., Conference Chair

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